Horror Biweekly Bulletin: Bad Apples, Darren Speegle, and a The Spirit Chaser Giveaway

The Biweekly Horror Bulletin serves to give you the highlights on horror for the current and previous week. The new releases in books movies, and games when possible. What people are talking about, notable reviews, etc. We welcome your participation.

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Horror Movies


Not much to report for this week, but we do have one indie movie that made its premier on February 6th.  It’s called Bad Apples, and if you can’t guess from the poster, it’s about people going on a killing spree.

Movie cover for Bad Apples

Bad Apples Synopsis: It’s Halloween night, and two “bad apples” decide to play some wicked tricks on the one house in a suburban cul-de-sac that is not celebrating Halloween. They terrorize a young couple in their home and these tricks become increasingly more sinister as the night progresses, finally ending in a Halloween the entire neighborhood will never forget.

Question: Are you a themed-movie watcher? Would you watch this movie now, or are you more likely to give it a try around Halloween?

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Nothing new opening this week, but I did watch Winchester, and it was a solid “meh”! Look for my review on Sunday.

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Horror Books

We’ve got a two-fer from Darren Speegle for you!

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Varying Distances – Crystal Lake Publishing – February 9th, 2018

Prepare to lose yourself in the mesmerizing voice and worldview of author Darren Speegle…

“Speegle’s delicious evocation of landscape delivers the reader, quite seamlessly, from places of precisely-evoked geography into landscapes of haunting spiritual menace…” – Graham Joyce

In his latest short story collection of dark, unsettling tales, Darren Speegle takes us on a journey through the textured layers of time and space. From Flower Age Ibiza, Spain to present-day war-torn Iraq, from the mysteries of America’s Deep South to those of a haunting future landscape where humans and machines are virtually indistinguishable, these stories explore what it is to be us among the varying distances.

An infamous German writer searches for the meaning of consciousness.
A future artist is forced by a cult leader to try to capture his soul in a portrait.
An American contractor working a camp gate in Iraq is confronted by incoming vehicles the likes of which he has never seen before.
A godlike being welcomes in Halloween with a special device.
A hitman tries to determine which woman among a party of three is the android, his target.

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Cries from the Static – Raw Dog Screaming Press – Jan 28th, 2018

This collection of stories winds through the twisting streets of the unconscious mind with the grace and power of an experienced traveler. The exotic sensations of lands beyond dreamscapes and nightmares mingle with the harsh truths of reality in tales unbound by borders or convention.

Speegle’s rich, poetic language breathes life into visions that are by turn sensual, macabre, lyrical, and haunting. From the decadence of ancient Rome to the hedonistic European party scene of the modern day, from life to death and back again, these cries illuminate the supernatural lurking one step beyond and give voice to the silent truths of the heart.

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Book cover for Broken Shells

Our last Horror Bulletin, we did a giveaway of Michael Patrick Hicks’ novella Broken Shells. That was actually released on February 6th, and positive reviews are pouring in! – However, one of the winners- Laura Thomas (fuonlyknew) has not claimed her prize yet! So please let me know in the comments what format you’d like, Laura!

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The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor

Some places are too evil. Some places should be left alone.

Austin Cole has it made. Star of the hit television show Spirit Chaser Investigations, he has become the world’s most famous paranormal investigator. Although hard work, a talented investigation team, and favorable genetics have something to do with it, it’s his lack of fear and willingness to take risks no one else will that make Spirit Chaser Investigations cable’s number-one show. When a ghost-hunt-gone-wrong seriously injures his best friend and lead psychic, Austin is forced to find a replacement for a team member he considers irreplaceable.

Casey Lawson can’t catch a break. She’s been on her own since she turned eighteen and is scraping by as a part-time psychic and cashier at a New Age store. When a desperate Austin Cole calls her up and offers her a position on his team, has her fortune finally changed?

He’s a control freak; she’s stubborn and opinionated. It takes time, but when they finally realize they’re working on the same side, everything clicks, both on and off screen.

Just when things are looking up, a new threat emerges. Over the years, Austin has angered plenty of demons, and one of them has set her sights on him. Now he’s the one in danger, and it’s up to the team to rescue him from the riskiest investigation of their lives.

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Horror on the Web

According to Nerdist, thee are The Top 7 Space Horror Movies to Drive You Insane. (I agree with…1. How about you?)

This article on the Daily Bruin about lack of control  in horror video games leads to frightening, realistic experience was actually a really interesting read. Definitely recommend checking it out if you like horror games!

Surprisingly, I’ve only seen like 2 of the trailers for the films listed in this Spring Horror Movie Preview from NOLA. (That will no longer be true by the time this is posted.)

If you enjoy the whole “Is Horror Dead” debate, check out 1428 Elm’s The State of Horror Today.

If you can put up with ads basically every other paragraph, you might want to look at Comicbook’s 7 of the Best Horror Movies Based on True Events. (Seriously, guys? Do y’all really need that many ads in one article?!)

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Horror Guest Posts Call

Women in Horror

We’re still looking for you! Whether it be a guest post or an interview, we want to feature you this month, so hit us up!

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6 thoughts on “Horror Biweekly Bulletin: Bad Apples, Darren Speegle, and a The Spirit Chaser Giveaway

  1. Only “meh” for Winchester House. Dang it. I was hoping for more. Still going to watch it but won’t pay cinema prices. Some good looking reads too. And you got me good with that gif. Too creepy!

  2. I gotta go check out some of the new release trailers. I think I’m falling behind. My husband is always searching for horror releases and trailers on YouTube but he’s not shared any lately. I do know that after we are off work today we are planning on relaxing and watching Adam Neville’s The Ritual movie which dropped on Netflix today. Hope it’s at least worthwhile.

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