Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
In a new release from Crystal Lake Publishing, Embers by Kenneth W. Cain (The Old Tales, Fresh Cut Tales) is a collection of twenty-five short stories focussing on troubled characters, alive and dead. The collection has already received praise from the likes of Ben Eads (Cracked Sky) and Bram Stoker Award winner Mort Castle. Anyone looking to pick up this collection can do so here.
Psychological horror theatre piece The Gap in the Light coming to the New Diorama Theatre, London
The critically acclaimed Engineer Theatre Collective will be performing their new play The Gap in the Light at London’s New Diorama Theatre this May. Having received praise from a variety of entertainment magazines for their missing persons drama Missing and their finance-internship focussed piece Run, the group have now turned their hands to psychological horror. When two climbers descend deeper into the darkness than perhaps they ever should, they discover something horrifying. But it is what they bring back up in to the light which changes everything forever. The show uses advanced production techniques to bring a true sense of claustrophobia to the audience to ratchet up the fear. Horror fans feeling like something a little different, live on stage, would do well to check this out. All the information is available here.
The full line up of movies and guests for this year’s Triple Six Horror Film Festival has just been announced. Running over two days from 27 – 28 May, the festival will feature premieres of mockumentary Tone Death, as well as genre feature films Quarries, The Forest of Lost Souls and more besides. Tickets are now available at the more than reasonable price of £15 per day, so this is a great opportunity to watch some top notch horror and meet with other genre fanatics. All the information is available here.
Scotland’s Dead by Dawn festival line up announced
And speaking of horror film festivals, this month sees the return of the Dead by Dawn festival to Edinburgh’s Filmhouse for a twenty-fourth year. The festival features forty-nine films between 20 and 23 April, including UK premiere showings of Accidental Exorcist, Dig Two Graves, The Evil Within, and more. There are also a wide variety of genre short films being shown, as well as a host of classics on the big screen. All-inclusive tickets for the entire festival are on sale now for £75 and full details can be found here.
Based on a reportedly true story from India about exorcism in Islam and the delicate relationship between Shia and Sunni muslims, Islamic Exorcist is the latest release from controversial Indian film director Faisal Saif. Full details on the English language movie can be found on its facebook page here.