Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week…
Dark Regions Press Release The Booking by Ramsey Campbell
The long awaited novella by the veteran genre author, The Booking, was released this past Tuesday 12 July. Available as a special edition hard back from Dark Regions Press as the third in their Black Labyrinth series of releases, it comes with five full colour illustrations by Santiago Caruso. The Booking is the story of Kiefer, a man looking for a job and ultimately finding one in a curious bookshop in England, run by an even more curious owner. As time goes on, he begins to find odd objects lying around the shop and have stranger and stranger experiences. You can order the special edition here.
Infinity Plus release The Quarantined City and The Fall of Tartarus
Infinity Plus publishing have recently released two genre titles on to the market, starting with The Quarantined City by James Everington, a mysterious, claustrophobic story of a town which has been shut off from the outside world and in which the protagonist attempts to find the links between the town’s plight, a haunting and the writings of a mysterious, reclusive author. The second title, The Fall of Tartarus by Eric Brown is a sci-fi novel, embodying the idea of Tartarus, not as hell, but as a planet brought to the edge of extinction by the church. As apocalyptic events unfold there, the novel tells the story of the characters who live there as they try to escape or resign themselves to their ends. Information on these and other Infinity Plus releases can be found here.
Souls to Be Reaped in Supernatural Horror The Harvesting
Scheduled for release this coming Monday 18 July in the UK on DVD and digital download, The Harvesting features a family who decide a summer trip to the country is just what they need to freshen up their mundane lives. When they get there, however, they begin to fall under the influence of dark forces and break free of a demonic curse in order to survive. The Harvesting is being released in the UK through Solo media and you can watch the official trailer below.
FrightFest and Fab Press to Release Guide to Exploitation Movies
Horror Channel FrightFest has joined forces with FAB Press to launch The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies during Horror Channel FrightFest 2016. Set to be the first in a planned series of annually published wide appeal books for both the curious spectator and the cult connoisseur, this inaugural volume is an informative celebration of the grindhouse film industry in all its diverse sex, horror and violence glory.
The official launch will be 25 to 29 August, 2016 at FrightFest, Vue Cinemas Shepherd’s Bush, London, where a FrightFest exclusive hardcover will be on sale for just £20. The book’s international street date is set for Friday 16 September 2016.
Newcastle Castle to Host an Evening with Writer Angela Slatter
Not long after the release of her first novel Vigil, Angela Slatter will be interviewed in the atmospheric setting of Newcastle Castle’s keep on 17 August. In association with Waterstones Newcastle and Novocastria Macabre, she will be in conversation with Robert Shearman (Remember Why You Fear Me, They Do The Same Things Different There). With two such accomplished writers, the evening will focus not only on Angela’s work, but also on the subject of writing itself. Tickets are just £5 each and information and booking can be found here.