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!
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!!
The 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.
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
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
This is one you can spend a few minutes just looking at. Rather well done.
(covers go to Goodreads)
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.
- 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.