News Round-up Week Ending 5 July 2019

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …


Sarah Killian 2: The Mullets of Madness by Mark Sheldon Out Now

Crystal Lake Publishing is releasing the latest in Mark Sheldon’s continuing saga of Sarah Killian. A sequel to Sheldon’s Sarah Killian: Serial Killer (For Hire!), this one features the return of the foul-mouthed loose cannon serial killer Sarah Killian, her associate Mary Sue Keller, and another assignment from the Trusted Hierarchy of Everyday Murderers (T.H.E.M.). Sarah’s nemesis, Nick Jin, is back, and she intends to lure him into a trap. The book released 5 July 2019 and is available now.

Tommy Gun Wizards cover

Dark Horse Comics to Debut new miniseries: Tommy Gun Wizards

1930’s Chicago. Eliot Ness and his Untouchables have their work cut out for them. The man they’re after is Al Capone, but this time the mobster is dealing in magic. Lick, a weird drug that gives users magical powers is all the rage. Mobsters into wizards, regular guys into monsters, and Ness finds himself caught right in the middle of it all.

This new genre-bending comic series from Christian Ward, artist of the acclaimed sci-fi epic Invisible Kingdom, and Sami Kivela (Abbott), hits bookstores 28 August 2019 and is available for pre-order now.




Grimmfest Blair Witch EventGrimmfest to host 20th Anniversary screening event celebrating The Blair Witch Project

Three film students trek deep into a Maryland forest. They intend to film a documentary about a local legend. The three vanish, with only their horrifying film footage recovered.

Twenty years ago, the found-footage sub-genre was born with The Blair Witch Project. Made for $60,000, the film made $1.5m for its US opening weekend and has grossed nearly $250m world-wide to date. Grimmfest are creating an experience for the fans, with missing flyers, the iconic wooden charms, hand-printing, and actors role playing the lead characters from the film. Horror cinema specialist Dr. Sorcha Ní Fhlainn from Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies and Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University will be on hand for a discussion after the screening. Tickets for the Wednesday 24 July 2019 event can be found here. For more information, please visit the Grimmfest event website.




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