This is Horror, Issue 18 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 Quote to Consider:
“Have you ever turned to the end of a horror novel to see if the hero made it out of the darkness and into the light? If you have ever done this, I have three simple words which I feel it is my duty to convey: SHAME ON YOU!”
– Stephen King, Danse Macabre
Horror Movies Releasing This Week (September 8th)
The Limehouse Golem Synopsis: A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible.
A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Releasing September 15th.
Featured New Horror Release:
Slashvivor – Stephen Kozeniewski & Stevie Kopas – September 1st, 2017
Try Not to Die
TV-XXX (Salty language, Sexual innuendo, Vomit-inducing ultraviolence)
TBA. Pirate transmission.
North America’s number one reality television show returns with instant fan favorite Dawn Churchill, a plucky, hometown girl from the irradiated ruins of the former United States. Will she survive the night in the electrified, booby-trapped arena or will one of the serial killers pitted against her come out on top?
Returning slashers include evil animatronic Abraham Lincoln, eight-year-old “Daughter of the Devil” Abadonna, and all-time undefeated champion Denney the Killer Clown. (Plus surprise appearances by mad surgeon Doctor Feelbad, silver-tongued “Charming” Charlie Whitmore, and steel-clawed firebrand Razortooth.)
A night of chills, thrills, and endless buckets of blood. A must-see for Dawn’s innovative use of a shotgun alone. Fun for the whole family!
Goodreads Horror Giveaways
Horror Short Story Giveaway
The Girl Who Was Always Single: A Short Horror Story for the Dating App Age
Amy hasn’t had a serious boyfriend in years, and all her dating apps aren’t helping.
Vampires, gunslingers, and… sharks—Amy’s dark and twisted imagined explanations for her bad luck provide some comfort. But as the relationship disappointments mount and the coincidences pile up, she can’t help wondering: Could the worst of her made-up explanations be more real than fiction?
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S.M. Perlow is the author of the dark fantasy series, Vampires and the Life of Erin Rose. A longtime entrepreneur, he’s now focused on writing fiction, where his creativity can be both fantastical and deeply human. He loves history and traveling, and brings elements of each into his novels. He lives in Austin, TX, the setting of his new satire, “The Girl Who Was Always Single: A Short Horror Story for the Dating App Age.”
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I’ve always loved superstitions. And there are some very strange ones out there. Quite a lot of them pertain to animals so I’m just focusing on those for this post. If you’d like to see more on the next ‘This is Horror’ issue just drop me a comment down below. You can even tell me what kind you’d like to see! Let me assure you, there are plenty. From acting, marriage, the Devil and ghosts. So let me know which kind you’d like to see!
If a bat falls on you indoors it’s considered lucky. However, if you bring a bat into the house with you, then that’s unlucky. A bat appearing during a wedding ceremony is generally considered unlucky. I suppose that would depend on your particular Gothic taste. Carrying powdered bat heart will stop a man from bleeding to death or will stop a bullet. I don’t recommend this.
Bears lick their newborn cubs into bear shape when they’re born. If a child rides on a bear’s back he will never catch whooping cough. Probably not because either that kid is a BAMF or will get eaten, thus never catching whooping cough. There’s also a legend about the Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan that is sweet and sad. Since it’s too long to write out here I will leave a link down below for those interested.
Apparently bulls are immune from being struck by lightning. And if you’re troubled by witches then keeping a bull’s heart, stuck with pins, in the chimney place will ward off witches. And bull testes were once thought to be aphrodisiacs. Better hang onto your panties/boxers if you’re heading to the Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival!
If you buy a cat it will be no good at catching mice. I can attest to this personally. A cat that jumps onto a table is considered unlucky. Well, that explains a lot. If a cat follows you then it means that money will come your way. I will have to disagree with that. My cat stalks me so much that I should be rolling in dough by now. It’s also lucky to possess or touch a black cat but if you tick it off and it turns it’s back on you then beware. You’re in for some bad luck. And perhaps a cat that’s plotting on killing you in your sleep.
Seeing a white dog is lucky so I guess to guarantee some good luck you should get a white dog. A dog eating grass is supposedly an omen of rain. I’ve always found it to be an omen that your dog is going to throw up. Or, if it’s anything like mine, she’s part cow and eats it for the fun of it. Also a dog rolling for extended periods means rain. As does one scratching for a long time. No wonder it’s been raining every freaking day. A lick of the dog’s tongue will cure sores on the skin. Ewww.
Apparently whooping cough was a nasty disease as most of the ‘cures’ from animals have to do with protecting or curing a child from whooping cough. There are many, many more but this list would be insanely long so, again, if you’re interested in more drop a comment down below and I’ll continue this list on the next issue of ‘This is Horror’.
Sleeping Bear Dune Legend (I will warn you again, it’s quite sad)
The results of last week’s poll say that the worst horror reboot was: The Mummy (by 80%)
Horror on the Web
Bloody Disgusting has a very interesting article about why we shouldn’t compare IT (1990) to IT (2017).
Looking for some new dresses for your little Goth’s delight? Check out Elvira’s (yes, that Elvira) new clothing line: Elvira for Couture for Every Body
This might be a mix of sci-fi and horror but the upcoming Ready Player One appears to have Christine and Freddy Krueger lurking in it. Probably as bosses in the game. Check it out here.
For those lovers of ‘Night of the Demon’, enjoy this article celebrating it’s release on September 5th, 1988. Also enjoy me feeling old as heck courtesy of Cryptic Rock
At the end of August we lost another horror great. Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist. Rolling Stone has a very nice interview with Rob Zombie talking about Tobe Hoooper. Ok, I have to get this out. Poltergeist is always mentioned as secondary to TCM but to me, Poltergeist is the superior film. Go ahead, I humbly await your dissent.