Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Released last week through Crystal Lake Publishing, Jasper Bark’s Quiet Places is a novella of cosmic horror, set in the small Scottish town of Dunballan. Its protagonist, Sally finds herself alone and isolated as she tries to unravel the dark secrets of the town’s past and to save her lover David, one of the town’s original founding McCavendish clan from a mythical beast and things far worse than that. This is Horror will be bringing you a review very soon, but if you can’t wait for that, you can get hold of your own copy here.
After the success of last year’s release, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, a second volume has been released by Self Made Hero, translating another four of M. R. James’ classic horror stories into graphic novel format. As with the first volume, the collection features some sumptuous artwork, this time by artists such as George Kambadais (Short Order Crooks) and Al Davison (The Spiral Cage). The stories in this volume are ‘Number 13,’ ‘Count Magnus,’ The Treasure of Abbot Thomas’ and ‘Oh, Whistle And I Will Come To You, My Lad.’ The collection is sure to be a hit with fans of James who are interested in seeing his work in a new light, as well as with fans of comics and graphic novels who are perhaps unfamiliar with the old master’s work. You can get your hands on your copy by clicking here.
The ever-growing annual Women in Horror film festival took place at the end of September and a huge number of awards were presented in a variety of categories. Looking at the nominations, it’s easy to see how close the contest was this year with a host of excellent films, directors and more on the shortlists. You can see the full list of winners and runners up, as well as checking in on or even noimnating work for next year’s awards, here.
New release from G. A. Minton, Antitheus, out 16 October
From G. A. Minton, author of the award winning debut Trisomy XXI, comes the new novel, Antitheus. A group of clergymen at a religious conference in the Sierra Nevada mountains sudddenly find themselves snowed in. Things go from bad to worse as an evil force begins brutally murdering members of the group one by one. Antitheus is released through World Castle Publishing, and you can pre-order your copy here.