Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
William Meikle’s The Ghost Club released tomorrow through Crystal Lake
Channeling the most prominent voices in Victorian storytelling, such as Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, William Meikle delivers a collection of new short stories which readers are to imagine were rediscovered. Critical acclaim is already pouring in for the way in which he has been able to tell stories in so many of the period’s great voices. You can pre-order your copy right here.
Short film The Sunken Convent available now on Screen Anarchy
Directed by Michael Panduro, who has been responsible for music videos by the likes of Napalm Death and Cephalic Carnage, and with his latest video for the super group Dead Cross winning the ‘Best Horror Short of the Year’ award from Movieweb, The Sunken Convent is a wordless short film that explores the self-destructive nature of mankind, focussing acutely on our tendency towards habit over logic. The film has been selected for showing at more than sixty festivals and is available online now, here.
Festive fear in Once Upon a Time at Christmas, available next week on DVD and digital download
Released 11 December on digital download and DVD, Once Upon a Time at Christmas is the festive horror film of the year. The film depicts Mr and Mrs Claus as serial killers on a rampage in upstate New York. While the attacks first seem random, a high school girl and a cop manage to piece together a pattern behind the killings and then face a race against time to stop the killings. You can pre-order your copy here.