This is Horror, Issue 22 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:
“From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.”
― H.P. Lovecraft,
Featured New Horror Release for November 2nd, 2017:
My Friend Dahmer
Before Jeffrey Dahmer became a notorious serial killer, he was a shy, alcoholic teen who never quite fit in. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Derf Backderf, this is the true, haunting story of Jeffrey Dahmer in high school.
Note: I’m not entirely sure what I think about this. I mean, dude chopped people up and ate them. The “he was a shy, alcoholic teen who never quite fit in” and “true, haunting story” both make me think that they’re going to try to make me feel sympathy for Dahmer. Sorry, but I have no interest in feeling sorry for someone who chopped people up and ATE them.
In Theaters Now:
Featured Horror New Release
Weaponized – Zac Thompson – October 31st, 2017
Truog Island is a desolate place where sexual activity is outlawed. There lives Trip Yash, bored out of his mind. That was until he met Cron. After a night of passion, Cron disappears taking Trip’s virginity with him. A few days later, Trip develops a rash on his hand that eventually blooms into a gun made from his own flesh.
It’s not long before Trip becomes a living weapon locked in a battle against an ancient virus that threatens to ruin his island home. As his body continues to change, terrifying forces emerge with the power to weaponize the dead.
For fans of Clive Barker and David Cronenberg, Weaponized is a nerve-shattering exploration of sexual identity and people’s strange relationship with tools of death. It is a Kafka-esque horror take on sexual orientation and sexually transmitted infections, and how we villainize those who are different.
Goodreads Horror Giveaways:
Prepare yourself for Part Three of the Supernatural song title = episode list. Counting ahead (as long as it’s not boring you yet!) there will certainly be enough for a Part Four. For Parts One and Two just click the links!
1. Let it Bleed – The Rolling Stones (S6, E21)
2. Meet the New Boss (lyrics from ‘Won’t get Fooled Again) – The Who (S7, E1)
3. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper (S7, E12)
4. The Slice Girls (a play on the band name The Spice Girls) (S7, E13)
5. Torn and Frayed – The Rolling Stones (S8, E10)
6. I’m No Angel – Greg Allman (S9, E3)
7. Rock and a Hard Place – The Rolling Stones (S9, E8)
8. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin (S9, E22)
9. Girls, Girls, Girls – Motley Crue (S10, E7)
10. Paint It, Black – The Rolling Stones (S10, E16)
The Stones seem to have the honours this week. Let’s see who comes out the most next week for Part Four!
Horror on the Web
Like horror games? Have you heard of Stifled? Check out this Stifled Review from Upload VR.
It looks like the release of Polaroid isn’t going to happen any time soon, reports Variety. Sucks because I was hoping for good things from it.
No Film School says these are the 5 Horror Films You Should Study to Learn Cinematography.
Want to watch scary movies, but, er, hate scary movies? Check this list out from Den of Geek.
And finally, from Mental Floss, comes Your 10 Favorite Horror Directors’ Favorite Horror Films.