Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
The film adaptation of horror icon Adam Nevill’s novel The Ritual is coming to theaters in a limited run (UK and Irish cinemas) Friday, October 13th, 2017. Produced by Andy Serkis through his The Imaginarium company, the film stars Rafe Spall (Life of Pi) Arsher Ali, (Line of Duty), Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey), and Sam Troughton (Alien vs. Predator) and is directed by David Bruckner of V/H/S and Southbound fame. Four friends hike through the Scandinavian forest following the death of a mutual friend. Alone, lost, and bewildered by the horrific things they find in the trees, the men come face to face with an unnamable horror.
Featuring a story by comic legend Mike Mignola (Hellboy) and art by Warwick Johnson-Caldwell, Dark Horse presents Mr. Higgins Comes Home. When a couple of vampire hunters convince Higgins to return to the scene of his wife’s death, he must face what happened at Castle Golga head on. This is the first venture back into comics for Mignola since finishing his Hellboy in Hell series. Fortunately, there’s plenty of the “Mignola-verse” still currently running with his BPRD series, Lobster Johnson: The Pirate’s Ghost, and more. The graphic novel releases October 25th, 2017.
For its 18th year, Horror Channel FrightFest goes back to London with a plethora of horror films up for exhibition. Covering 5 screens, with 64 films, spanning 14 countries and 5 continents, the festival runs from August 24th – August 28th, 2017, at Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema. With an incredible lineup, including an opening night showing of Cult of Chucky, this festival is gearing up to be one to attend. Including a special screening of Leatherface, the prequel to the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as screenings of films such as To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story, Devil’s Gate, Death Note, 68 Kill, and much more, this is the festival you don’t want to miss. Click here to see the full schedule. Tickets are available online here.
Los Angeles based writer, novelist, producer, and director Eric Red unleashes his latest novel, published by SST Publications. Writer for The Hitcher and Near Dark, Eric Red is no stranger to thrillers. The Wolves of El Diablo is the follow up on his sensational novel, The Men Who Walk Like Wolves. Part two of a planned trilogy, Red promises the thrills and scares, as our heroes face off against unstoppable werewolves on a train. Jack Ketchum (The Girl Next Door) says: “Couldn’t put it down. The action is nonstop relentless … I can’t wait for the movie!” If you like Westerns and Werewolves, then this is the series for you. Coming August 1st, 2017, you can preorder the eBook and paperback at Amazon.