News From The Abyss – 11/8/11

Book news and just out is The Eighth Black Book of Horror with names (and heads) including Mark Samuels, Paul Finch and Thana Niveau it promises to be a treat and there will be a review here soon. In the meantime you can get more info from Mortbury Press here.

John Connolly has announced his latest Charlie Parker novel, The Burning Soul will be released on September 1st in the UK. More info here, it promises to be excellent but I don’t really need to tell you that do I?

 

Regular readers will know how impressed I was by Gary McMahon’s, The Concrete Grove (it’s dark urban fantasy setting is even more apposite after the events of this week) so it’s great to see it nominated for an award. It features on the long list of the Gaurdian’s, Not The Booker Prize 2011 i.e. book’s you might actually read. I would urge all horror fans who thought the book is as good as I did to support Gary and the genre by voting now.

I don’t post a lot of info about movies on this site, there are plenty of other places that will give you coverage of that but every now and then something grabs my attention. I love a horror movie and this one looks to be my cup of tea in a Blair Witch/Rec kind of way.

Evil Things – Five college friends take a road trip out of the city in celebration of a 21st birthday. Aspiring filmmaker Leo brings his video camera along to document their JOURNEY. While staying in a remotely located country home on a cold and snowy weekend their excitement quickly turns to panic and 48 hours later they’ve all vanished, leaving investigators without a single clue….until now. What’s ultimately captured on video is not A CELEBRATION but a sinister and nightmarish descent into psychological terror. This riveting, critically acclaimed thriller — a pulse-pounding, twisting game of cat-and-mouse until its bone-chilling conclusion — will take you to the edge … and beyond!

Here is the trailer

 

And finally after the tragic events of this week I was devastated to see the trouble spreading to Scotland as proven in this terrifying video.

 

 

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