This is Horror, Issue 17 is a sampling of Horror News, including book and movie releases, and more. A little bit of everything to make the horror hound in you feel all fuzzy and warm. Or tingle with anticipation. Whatever works for you.
This is Horror’s Weekly Quote
“Alone. Yes, that’s the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn’t hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.”
― Stephen King
Opening this Week (August 25th)
Ghost House Synopsis: A young couple go on an adventurous vacation to Thailand only to find themselves haunted by a malevolent spirit after naively disrespecting a Ghost House.
Horror Coming Soon:
Three American tourists follow a mysterious map deep into the jungles of Japan searching for an ancient temple. When spirits entrap them, their adventure quickly becomes a horrific nightmare.
Horror In Theaters:
Let’s talk about Nightmares. (On Elm Street, at least.)
- The Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) first film saved New Line Cinema from bankruptcy.
- Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) has whalesong playing whenever Freddy is on-screen.
- Nightmare on Elm Street: Dream Warriors (1987) is the film debut of Patricia Arquette.
- Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Master (1988) was offered to Wes Craven, who turned New Line’s offer to direct and re-write their script.
- Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (1989) ‘s script was offered to both Stephen King and Frank Miller to write and direct.
- Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) was Breckin Meyer‘s first theatrical role.
- New Nightmare (1994) is my (Lilyn’s) favorite NoES movie, and yes, I felt you needed to know that. That scene with the dinosaur at the kid’s feet? Yeah. There’s reasons I still tuck the covers under my feet to sleep.
Featured New Horror Release
Sip – Brian Allen Car – August 29th, 2017
Note: I didn’t come across a single novel out in the last two weeks that I felt comfortable mentioning here. So you get one that’s due out in a few days. Hopefully back to normal programming soon!
A lyrical, apocalyptic debut novel about addiction, friendship, and the struggle for survival
It started with a single child, and quickly spread: you could get high by drinking your own shadow. At night, lights were destroyed so that addicts could sip shadow in the pure light of the moon.
Gangs of shadow addicts chased down children on playgrounds, rounded up old ladies from retirement homes. Cities were destroyed and governments fell. And if your shadow was sipped entirely, you became one of them, had to find more shadow, at any cost, or go mad.
150 years later, what’s left of the world is divided between the highly regimented life of those inside dome-cities that are protected from natural light (and natural shadows), and those forced to the dangerous, hardscrabble life in the wilds outside. In rural Texas, Mira, her shadow-addicted friend Murk, and an ex-Domer named Bale, search for a possible mythological cure to the shadow sickness but they must do so, it is said, before the return of Halley’s Comet, which is only days away.
Goodreads Horror Giveaways
PS: If you’re a fan of Jack Ketchum, Dark Regions Press has a 35th Anniversary special print of Off Season, including slip case, that’s shipping soon!
This Week’s Horror Poll:
Results of “How do you like your horror?”
75% of you said: “Kill them both with fire”.
Horror on the Web
- Reporting on the new AHS: Cult Trailer, Syfy Wire says: Not for Coluraphobes!
- 1428 Elm says these are the 5 Most Underrated Horror Movie Franchises
- CinemaBlend says these are the 8 Upcoming Horror Movies to Watch For
- The Guardian had a review of The Untamed, and now it’s on my radar
- Bloody Disgusting has the scoop on who is going to be in Treehouse of Horror XXVIII
- Horror Writer has a good review of Annabelle: Creation if you’re looking for more opinions on it.