The Horror BiWeekly Bulletin serves to give you the highlights on horror for the current and previous week. Notes about new releases in books, movies, and games when possible. We also have a fresh guest post prompt every week.
A Horror Funny
Ghosts of War
Follows five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Theo Rossi, Kyle Gallner
Be sure to watch for Gracie’s review on Ghosts of War and interview with writer/director Eric Bress on Wednesday!
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic artistocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets…
After receiving a frantic letter from her newly wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.
Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.
Be sure to check out Tracy’s review of Mexican Gothic
Also Recently Released
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
Ghost Daughter’s Daughter by Dan Poblocki
The Ghost in the House by Sara O’Leary
The Unleashed (The Haunted #2) by Danielle Vega
The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
Ballistic Kiss by Richard Kadrey
Twisted Anatomy: A Sci-Fi & Scary Body Horror Anthology
The final call for submissions for the Twisted Anatomy anthology will be closed at 12:00 pm EST (midnight) on June 11th, 2020. We are already in the winnowing process. We thank everyone who submitted their stories to us!
Please be patient as we sort through a large amount of submissions to make the best choices.
Horror News on the Web
Check out the 5 best international horror tv shows on Netflix (as of this writing)
Halloween Kills has been delayed until 2020
Peninsula (sequel to Train to Busan) is slated to release on Shudder early next year
Check out this list of top horror releases this year
Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s book Mexican Gothic is a New York Times bestseller!
Shudder is set to present 2 panels at the ComicCon this year
Horror Guest Posts Call
What is the scariest ghost story or urban legend story that you’ve heard, around the campfire or otherwise. Tell us your favorites in 500+ words
Horror Cover of the Week
GracieKat was the first co-host of Sci-Fi & Scary, Lilyn’s partner-in-crime, and sub-head of the Kali Krew. She reviews horror books, movies, and games for the site. She also does a weekly Focus on the Frightful feature, and is the site list-maker. She is also in control of the Sci-Fi & Scary podcast which will relaunch soon.