Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Gehenna and Hinnom books, headed up by C. P. Dunphey, have cemented themselves as one of the major fixtures in the cosmic horror and weird fiction markets recently, with their popular Hinnom magazine and various anthologies, including The Year’s Best Body Horror. In 2018, they broadened their horizons to a number of new book series, including chapbooks, novellas and more besides. Now, at the beginning of 2019, they have decided to put together a Kickstarter campaign to push themselves on to the next level. Stated aims include expanding their catalogue and increasing author pay rates towards pro-level. The Kickstarter has been live for just a few days and has already hit the first funding target, but there are plenty of other stretch goals which look very interesting. You can find all the information about the kickstarter and pledge your support here.
Written by Christopher Bond, Dale Boyer and Trevor Martin, the live, stage version of George A. Romero’s seminal zombie classic, Night of the Living Dead hits London’s theatre scene this April. Running from 9 April – 19 May at London’s Pleasance theatre, the stage adaptation will bring together all the chills, bloodshed and classic scenes from the 1968 film and infuse them with comic elements. The team putting together the adaptation have already worked with some classic dark properties, such as The Addams Family, and The Toxic Avenger. Tickets are already available and you can get yours, here.
After the acclaimed I Wish I Was Like You, released in 2017 to a host of rave reviews and award nominations, including winning the novel of the year in the This is Horror Awards, S. P. Miskowski is back with a new novel, The Worst is Yet to Come. Set in the fictional town of Skillute, as featured in her previous releases, Knock Knock, Delphine Dodd, Astoria and In the Light, this new novel focusses on a fourteen year old girl looking for a best friend. When that friend arrives and is precisely the kind of rebellious character she herself wants to be, the two girls unknowingly awaken something dark from the town’s past. The Worst is Yet to Come will be released on 22 February and you can pre-order your copy here.
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