Books

Michael Dougherty’s ‘Trick ‘r Treat: Days of the Dead’ Graphic Novel Coming Oct 6

From Amazon.com:

From the twisted imagination of creator Michael Dougherty (director of the upcoming Krampus and Trick ‘r Treat, screenwriter of X-Men 2 and Superman Returns) and a top-notch team of artists including Fiona Staples (Saga), Stephen Byrne (Buffy/Angel), Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker’s Death Ship) and Zid (Son of Merlin) comes this 4-part collection that paves the way for the Trick ‘r Treat film sequel.   

Days of the Dead ventures through the ages for this chilling collection of Halloween-time stories: from old-world lovers whose romance takes a darker turn, to pioneers who discover more than they bargained for out West, to an edgy 1950s Los Angeles tale dripping with horror noir, and straight through the heart of small-town America to teach a couple of a trouble-making pranksters a lesson they’ll never forget. read more

‘The Silent End’ Now Available – Exclusive Excerpt Inside

Ragnarok Publications recently released a new novel, The Silent End, which is described as a mix of Stand by Me, The Goonies, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In a small mist-covered town in the Pacific Northwest three teenagers find themselves pitted against an unearthly menace that dwells beneath the foundations of their high school…

THE SILENT END is funny and poignant, a novel that contains elements of supernatural fiction, horror, young adult and literary fiction in order to create a genre-bending novel, recalling authors like Neil Gaiman, Rick Yancey, Patrick Ness, Stephen King, and early Jonathan Lethem. read more

Teaser Trailer for Dark Fantasy Novel The Catcher’s Trap

A young man is kidnapped into a world where supernatural beings have enslaved humans. This is the origin story of a hero born out of the darkest struggle of the human soul.

“The Catcher’s Trap is a unique achievement in the fantastique genre. Although the fantasy aspects of the novel are darkly imaginative and strikingly creative, it is the elements of realism (the characters, the dialogue, the dramatic tension) that make the novel a life-affirming triumph, a gaze into the abyss that enlivens rather than defeats.” read more

Pre-Order New Dark Fantasy Novel The Catcher’s Trap

The Catcher’s Trap by  Ricardo Henriquez is a dark fantasy novel concerning a young man who is kidnapped and brought to a world where supernatural beings have enslaved humans.  Henriquez’s prose combines the terror of existence with the hope for freedom and awareness. The Catcher’s Trap transforms the tropes of fantasy and horror into an experience that transcends those genres, creating that rare original achievement that lingers in the mind, heart, and soul. 

“This is not a sad book. This is a tale of resilience and discovery. It is the origin story of a hero born only with the power of hoping beyond realism. Andres is all of us staring at tsunami and knowing in our hearts, that against all odds we will survive. Of course there are also giants, witches, seers and magic potions; it wouldn’t be awesome fantasy without those elements.” read more

Dark Regions Press Announces Clive Barker’s ‘The Body Book’

From the Press Release:

Dark Regions Press announces Clive Barker’s The Body Book meshing film and literature in one of their biggest releases of the year. Read the full details at here.

From the award-winning publisher of Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition comes a new volume from New York Times bestselling author Clive Barker entitled Clive Barker’s The Body Book. Details on this exciting new book from Dark Regions Press can be found in the link above. read more

Anthology ‘SAVAGE BEASTS’, Music-Inspired Dark Fiction Coming in August

From the Press Release:

HORROR ANTHOLOGY SAVAGE BEASTS IS A NIGHTMARE OF SUPERNATURAL, SCIENCE AND SOUND

Features Tales of Dark Fiction Inspired by the Best in Music, Publisher Grey Matter Press Reveals Publication Date and Table of Contents

CHICAGO, June 2, 2015—There is no longer any need to ask yourself what Nine Inch Nails, Grace Jones, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Cuban missile crisis have in common. The answer can be found in the upcoming anthology of modern horror and speculative fiction from Grey Matter Press, SAVAGE BEASTS. read more

‘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