This is Horror, Issue 21 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:
“Supernatural, perhaps; baloney, perhaps not.”
– Bella Lugosi, The Black Cat (1934)
Featured New Horror Release for October 20th 2017:
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.
Other New Horror Releases:
The Snowman (getting shouted out as the WORST movie of the year)
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween (how are these movies even still getting made? Aren’t people tired of them by now?)
The Tragedy Girls (I’ve heard nothing, I know nothing.)
In Theatres Now:
Featured Horror New Release
Return to Woodbury – Jay Bonansinga – October 17th, 2017
“Return to Woodbury by Jay Bonansinga is the eighth novel in Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead spin-off series, is based on the award-winning comic books and blockbuster television show.
She has weathered over four years of the apocalypse. She has done things that she would not have dreamt of doing in her darkest nightmares. But she has survived. And now, she has staked a claim in the plague-ravaged city of Atlanta. It is a safe haven for her people, rising high above the walker-ridden streets.
But for Lilly Caul, something is missing . . .
She still dreams of her former home, the little village known as Woodbury – a place of heartache as well as hope. For Lilly, Woodbury has become a symbol of the future, of family, of a return to normal life amidst this hell on earth. The call is so powerful that Lilly decides to risk everything in order to go back . . .
Against all odds, Lilly leads a ragtag group of survivors across the impossible landscape of walker swarms, flooded rivers, bands of murderers and untold dangers. Along the way, she discovers a disturbing truth about herself. She is determined to return to Woodbury. No matter what the cost.”
Horror Books Giveaways:
Welcome to Part Two of the Supernatural Episode List of Music. I can’t think of a shorter or more pithy title than that, sorry. Here is another list of ten episodes that correspond to song titles. Looking ahead I see that there may actually be a Part Three to this list. For Part One please see here.
1. Sympathy for the Devil (S5, E1) – The Rolling Stones
2. The End (S5, E4) – The Doors
3. I Believe the Children Are Our Future (S5, E6) – From the song ‘The Greatest Love of All’ by Whitney Houston
4. The Song Remains the Same (S5, E13) – Led Zeppelin
5. Dark Side of the Moon (S5, E16) – Pink Floyd
6. 99 Problems (S5, E17) – Jay-Z
7. Two Minutes to Midnight (S5, E21) – Iron Maiden
8. Swan Song (S5, E22) – Led Zeppelin
9. Like a Virgin (S6, E12) – Madonna
10. My Heart Will Go On (S6, E17) – Celine Dion
The series seems to have a preference for Led Zeppelin, doesn’t it? And, as you can tell, some titles are used a bit more…ironically than the rest. I will be lurking in the trivia section next week for Part Three!
Horror on the Web
I’m not all that thrilled to see the Leatherface origin story. Mostly because I don’t think he really needs one. He’s scarier without and I’m sure whatever it is is probably pretty effed up. But for those of you interested Leatherface will be at Fright Fest and hitting VOD.
In a pairing of two of my favorite things, music and metal, keep an eye out for what seems to be a punk version of Saw. Halloween Pussy! Kill! Kill! (if the title seems crude it’s a play on the title of the 1965 movie ‘Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’). Featuring the voice of Dave Mustaine of Megadeth as the villain of the movie I’ll certainly be on the watch for it. You can read about it on Loudwire.
Since, like Lilyn, I have heard absolutely zip about Tragedy Girls, check out this review at Arrow in the Head
If you want an update on AMC’s Fearfesst line-up (constantly being updated) check out this page on Horrorfreaknews.com
Do you dare delve into a review of the reportedly bad ‘The Snowman’? Bloody Disgusting has a great one. Beware the Snowman!