News Round-up Week Ending 6 August 2021

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

Death in the Mouth

Kickstarter for Death in the Mouth, an anthology of horror by people of colour, now open

Death in the Mouth is a horror anthology showcasing BIPOC and other ethnically marginalized writers and artists from around the world. It will feature twenty prose stories spanning from the distant past to the far future, real and fictive worlds, all while exploring new and unique manifestations of horror. Each story will also be accompanied by an original black and white illustration by a unique artist. With 27 days still to go on the kickstarter, the project has already raised more than $10,000. To find out about the authors and artists involved and to pledge your support, check out the kickstarter, here.


ViolentVixens

Out now from Dark Peninsula Press, Violent Vixens, an homage to Grindhouse horror

Fifteen tales of Grindhouse action and horror! A desert roadhouse becomes the place of ultimate survival as a young couple retaliates against its spiralling web of lost memories. A cursed board game waits patiently in a midnight attic for the only girl to ever escape its deadly ending. A no-nonsense veterinarian uses the tools of her trade to seek bloody vengeance on those who wronged her. Featuring tales by Gwendolyn Kiste, Sarah Read, Rob E. Boley and many more, you can grab your copy in paperback and eBook now, here.


InSomnioIn Somnio, a collection of modern gothic horror, open on Kickstarter now

Tenebrous Press returns with its next highly anticipated Horror anthology, In Somnio: A Collection of Modern Gothic Horror. Nineteen fearless authors—and some of today’s finest illustrators—cut to the heart of classic Gothic Horror and drag it into modern times, sculpting it into an altogether sleeker beast. In the hands of Mary Shelley, Daphne Du Maurier, and Shirley Jackson, Gothic Horror often explored the bleak shadows of our very homes and the darkest corners of the human mind. It focused on themes of madness, personal transformation, phantoms, and the occult. Drawing inspiration from these original Gothmothers, In Somnio takes those familiar themes and recasts them in a modern light! Just days into the Kickstarter, In Somnio has raised around sixty percent of its target. To find out more about the writers involved, and to make your pledge, click here.


DemonHeadTucsonOut now from writer William Winckler, Demon Head of Tucson

When a young Native American woman is stalked by a horrific disembodied head out to kill her, a wandering cowboy helps escort her to the safety of a Christian reservation. On the way, they must battle and ultimately destroy the monstrous demon before everyone in the Arizona territory is wiped out by it! An exciting, chilling, western-horror tale loosely based on the Native American legend of “The Rolling Head,” from author/screenwriter William Winckler (Ultraman X the Movie, Frankenstein vs the Creature from Blood Cove, Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun). Available in paperback and eBook, you can pick up your copy here, now.


KEV HARRISON


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