What’s Up in Horror #7: Thankskilling & New Monsters


Welcome back to What’s Up in Horror #7. A sampling of horror news across the mediums. From movies, to books, to real life, and any bits in between that I can think to list. I have no doubt the format will change as I figure out what works and what doesn’t. This is by no means a comprehensive list of what’s happening, but it should whet your appetite!

Horror Movies


Movie Suggestion for the Week: Thankskilling is not a new film. It was released a few years back. But it’s perfect for the upcoming holiday!!
thankskillingThe IMDB synopsis for Thankskilling says: A homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break.

The tagline is: Gobble, Gobble, Motherf*cker!

I feel like those two pieces of information are all you need to add Thankskilling to your holiday movie list. I will definitely be adding it to mine.




New Release


Eyes of My Mother is a limited release, but it’s in theatres now. Having watched the trailer, I can truthfully say it rouses no desire in me to see the film. Killer kid. Shot in black and white. Big deal. But, here’s the trailer if you want to check it out yourself.

Featured Vimeo Horror Short

The Intruder from mattie timmer on Vimeo.

It’s not the greatest, but I honestly wasn’t expecting the twist at the end. Not a bad use of 4 minutes.

Featured Horror Art

Dungeon Watcher by Eemeling on DeviantArt

This is one you can spend a few minutes just looking at. Rather well done.

Horror Books

(covers go to Goodreads)

New Releases:

Comet Press
Pub. Date: October 28th, 2016
Thomas Dunne Books Pub. Date: October 25th, 2016
Thomas Dunne Books
Pub. Date: October 25th, 2016
Lost Gods Pub. Date: October 25, 2016
Harper Voyager
Pub. Date: October 25, 2016

New to You

These books are not brand new releases, but they’re probably brand new to you (and they’ve got at least 3.75 rating on Goodreads)!

Note: Sci-Fi & Scary is not affiliated with any of these small presses. We just like giving lesser known horror books a chance to shine.

Blood Bound BooksGoodreads: 4.75
Blood Bound Books
Goodreads: 4.75
Cemetery Dance Pub. Goodreads: 3.83
Cemetery Dance Pub.
Goodreads: 3.83
Crystal Lake Pub. Goodreads: 4.25
Crystal Lake Pub.
Goodreads: 4.25


  • Jeremy Marshall, writing for DreadCentral, talks candidly about the future of horror in the wake of a certain Cheetos-skinned bigot riding a platform of racism, homophobia, and misogyny to the highest position in America.
  • Like foreign horror? The guys over at MoviePilot say there are 8 K Horror Movies To Watch before you watch Train to Busan. I think I’m going to see about getting my hands on a couple of them.
  • Carter Lee of The Inquistr makes a good case for The Best Horror Movies of 2016 That Are Overlooked. He’s got a couple I like on here, but he also included one that I just watched last night that though visually stunning was…er.. a bit outright boring. But that’s the beauty of opinions. Everyone can have one!
  • Wired has an interesting article on something I agree VERY much with. It IS time horror got some new monsters!
  • I found a really cool 4-ish minute video on Youtube that’s about the basic process in doing the make-up for movie monsters.