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‘The Art and Making of Hannibal: The Television Series’ – Review

‘The Art and Making of Hannibal: The Television Series’ – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 10 out of 10

 

Synopsis: The Art & Making of Hannibal: The Television Series is a detailed look at the making of this highly original, critically lauded, and visually stunning series. Released ahead of the start of the 3rd season, this book will bring Fannibals into the world of secrets, lies, and intrigue of their beloved show.

With stars including Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas and guest spots by Gillian Anderson, Eddie Izzard and Michael Pitt, Hannibal is one of the most elegant, engrossing and deliciously haunting shows on television today. The Art & Making of Hannibal: The Television Series celebrates all aspects of this unique show. A highly stylized illustrated book featuring extracts of the shooting scripts of the first and second seasons, exclusive cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes photography, production notes, storyboards, alongside Hannibal’s sketches and music notations.  read more

Bram Stoker Award® Winners and New Horror Convention Announced

From The Press Release:

Bram Stoker Award® Winners Announced in Atlanta

HWA President Announces New Horror Convention

Atlanta, GA–May 9, 2015–The Horror Writers Association (HWA) today announced the recipients of the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards® in a ceremony held in Atlanta as part of the 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention.

Twelve of the iconic haunted house statuettes were handed out during Saturday night’s banquet.

 

 

 

Superior Achievement in a NOVEL

Blood Kin by Steve Rasnic Tem (Solaris Books) read more

‘Death’s Realm’ Blog Tour Announced

Just when you thought the worst thing you had to fear in the United States was the end of tax season, a group of accomplished horror authors aim to prove there really is something far more frightening when they begin a 16-day investigation to answer the enduring questions about what awaits us at the end of life.

“This group of talented authors are going to engage and entertain horror fans with this discussion on some important issues of life and death,” explained Editor and Publisher Anthony Rivera of Grey Matter Press. “Over sixteen days they’ll share a diverse selection of personal essays, editorial opinions, homages to master authors from the past, new horror fiction and a number of other surprises designed to offer insight on the topic of death and what may await us when we die.” read more

‘The End In All Beginnings’ Receives Stoker Nomination

Modern horror’s ‘King of Pain,’ John F.D. Taff, has been nominated for the 2014 Bram Stoker Award in the category of Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection for his critically acclaimed volume of emotional horror THE END IN ALL BEGINNINGS.

Announced by the Horror Writers Association (HWA), the nomination for the prestigious award is acclaimed author Taff’s first, and it is the second consecutive nomination for a title published by Grey Matter Press in its less than 18-month publishing history. read more

Death’s Realm: The Anthology Review

 

 

Grey Matter Press continues to publish high quality horror/speculative fiction with their anthology Death’s Realm.  The theme of Death’s Realm is the crossing over between life and death and back again as the stories in this thought-provoking anthology suggest that states of existence and nonexistence might not be so absolute after all. Editors Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson have selected an eclectic collection of stories that showcases a wide range of moods, themes, and styles, and yet they all ingeniously highlight the cracks and fissures that occur when the world of the living and the world of the deceased overlap. The opening selection “Omniscopic” by Rhoads Brazos is a perfect example of how the stories in Death’s Realm exist on the cusp of different genres and approaches to what happens when we shuffle off this mortal coil. Brazos’s story mixes science fiction and horror, physics and metaphysics, and machine and spirit to suggest that conquering eternity might not be a victory but the worst defeat. John F.D. Taff’s “Some Other Day” is a particularly somber meditation on mortality while John C. Foster’s “Burial Suit” is a nightmarish smash up of noir fiction and splatterpunk. Several pieces like JG Faherty’s   “Foxhole” and Paul Michael Anderson’s “To Touch the Dead” suggest future worlds and technological advances but the questions of the meaning of life and death are still unanswered. Perhaps the most melancholic story in Death’s Realm is Gregory L. Norris’s  “Drowning,” as a survivor of the Titanic finds it impossible to shake the feeling that he should have perished on that fateful  night in 1912. All the stories in Death’s Realm offer engrossing conjectures on the horrors of life and the mysteries of death as well as all the midway points between. read more

Zak Bagans Opens Up on “I Am Haunted”

By Christine Caprilozzi

 

Zak Bagans Opens Up on “I Am Haunted”

Recently Sr. Editor, Christine Caprilozzi spoke with Zak about his new book, “I Am Haunted,” his spiritual connections, and how paranormal investigations have changed his life.

 

Horror News Network: First off, I want to ask about the very personal nature of “I Am Haunted.”  You really open up and are very candid about not only about Ghost Adventures, but also about your life. What made you want to be so open? read more

‘Stuck on You’ Coming in February

Crystal Lake Publishing is very excited to announce the paperback release of STUCK ON YOU: and Other Prime Cuts by Jasper Bark. Following a successful launch on Amazon that has seen the collection reach the number two spot in the horror charts and garner nothing but five star reviews to date, the collection is coming to book stores worldwide in February, 2015. The paperback will feature design and formatting that are completely unique to this new release.

 

About Jasper Bark:

Jasper Bark finds writing author biographies and talking about himself in the third person faintly embarrassing. Telling you that he’s an award winning author of four cult novels including the highly acclaimed ‘Way of the Barefoot Zombie’, just sounds like boasting. Then he has to mention that he’s written 12 children’s books and hundreds of comics and graphic novels and he wants to just curl up. He cringes when he has to reveal that his work has been translated into five different languages and is used in schools throughout the UK to help improve literacy, or that he was awarded the This Is Horror Award for his last anthology ‘Dead Air’. Maybe he’s too British, or maybe he just needs a good enema, but he’s glad this bio is now over. read more

‘Death’s Realm’ Now Available Worldwide

The forces of the living have been engaged in an age-old battle with the spirits of the dead for ultimate control over the human soul, and each of us will serve in one of these ‘armies’ at the end of our own lives suggests the new anthology of horror fiction from Grey Matter Press, DEATH’S REALM.

Seeking to answer the terrifying question of what awaits humanity when we die, DEATH’S REALM  features sixteen short stories of horror by critically acclaimed and award-winning genre authors and some of modern horror’s freshest new voices. read more

David L Tamarin releases ‘This Book Hates You’ and ‘Hurting My Toys: Spiritual Suicide’

Extreme horror author David L Tamarin is kicking off the new year with the release of two new books: This Book Hates You, a dark short story collection, and Hurting My Toys: Spiritual Suicide, a nihilistic horror novel.

This Book Hates You is an extreme collection of brutality, violence and black humor, including a story that was originally banned by Amazon Kindle. Hurting My Toys: Spiritual Suicide follows a schizophrenic torturer who believes he will become God after he has killed enough people. Its cover is illustrated by Andrey Iskanov, director of the controversial Philosophy of a Knife. read more

‘The Sunken Cathedral’ Coming in 2015

Grey Matter Press announced today that it will publish the highly anticipated novella by John F.D. Taff that explores the controversial topic of institutional child abuse in a manner that has rarely been attempted, within the framework of dark horror fiction.

 

Exploring polarizing themes that seem ripped from the headlines, THE SUNKEN CATHEDRAL deals with the concepts of betrayal, loss of childhood innocence, mental and physical abuse, and redemption in a manner that is both horrendously uncomfortable and beautifully moving. read more