This is Horror, Issue 23 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
“Horror fiction shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.”
Featured New Indie Release for November 7th, 2017
Five friends on a small airplane mysteriously lose their radio connection on a trip from New York to LA. As they continue their flight, they’re forced to assume that a major disaster happened on the ground. They discover a stowaway, Erik, who urges them not to land at any cost. Before they run out of fuel, they must find out the truth.
Starring: Scarlett Byrne, Gavin Stenhouse, Rick Cosnett
Still in Theatres:
Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Medea Halloween
Welcome to Part Four of the Supernatural Song Title…thing. If you’re interested you can find Parts One, Two and Three if you just follow the links. Quite honestly? I knew there were quite a few but, dang, Supernatural does love it’s song titles. And, as a free bit of trivia, in the episodes Skin and Faith the music on the episodes aired on Netflix is not the same as the original music. I personally like the Netflix music better. In case you’re wondering, on Skin the fill-in music (during the Shifter’s transformation as Dean) that’s playing is Mary by The Death Riders. The music playing in the episode of Faith should be Don’t Fear the Reaper by The Blue Oyster Cult (whose insignia pops up in the Tulpa episode) but is instead Death in the Valley, also by The Death Riders. I only mention it because it’s freaking hard to find out what music they use. I didn’t even realize that the ‘Faith’ episode was also The Death Riders until I tracked down a CD (finally).
1. Thin Lizzie (The name of an actual band) – (S11, E5)
2. Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds (S11, E12)
3. Love Hurts – Nazareth (S11, E13)
4. Stuck in the Middle with You – Stealers Wheel (S12, E12)
5. The British Invasion (Reference to The Beatles)
6. The Memory Remains – Metallica (S12, E18)
7. The Future – Leonard Cohen (I’m a little iffy on this one because it’s kind of a vague title)
8. All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix (S12, E23)
And that is all of them. There could be more but some were a bit generic so I really didn’t count them. Thanks for playing Supernatural Music (now I think of a title!) and take a look-see in this area for next week’s bits and bobs.
Into the Drowning Deep – Mira Grant – November 14th, 2017
Seven years ago, the Atargatis set off on a voyage to the Mariana Trench to film a “mockumentary” bringing to life ancient sea creatures of legend. It was lost at sea with all hands. Some have called it a hoax; others have called it a maritime tragedy.
Now, a new crew has been assembled. But this time they’re not out to entertain. Some seek to validate their life’s work. Some seek the greatest hunt of all. Some seek the truth. But for the ambitious young scientist Victoria Stewart this is a voyage to uncover the fate of the sister she lost.
Whatever the truth may be, it will only be found below the waves.
But the secrets of the deep come with a price.
Note: I recently got a copy from Netgalley of this, and am currently reading. While I don’t like it as much as her Feed book, I’m definitely enjoying it so far!
Also recently released:
Patient Zero by Terry Tyler (My review isn’t up here yet, but I gave it 4*)
Redneck Vol 1: Deep in the Heart by Danny Coates
Stalks by Sara Bourgeois
Goodreads Horror Giveaways:
This is Horror’s Weekly Poll
Horror on the Web
Dread Central says these movies will be releasing on VOD this week. The site’s not too sure about IT, though. Angelica and Death on Scenic Drive look interesting. And Killer Donuts.
There’s a Stephen King soundtrack collection. It’s Limited Edition so you probably only need to see the price to be terrified. Check it out at Horrornews.net
They are making The Haunting of Hill House into a series. I’m done. I can think of a million other books that could support a series but I have a sinking feeling that the slim backstory in The Haunting of Hill House was their main inducement. They can do whatever they want. And probably will…
Horror News Radio have been chatting about the movie The Killing of a Sacred Deer today.
I’d like to drop a line here letting you guys know that the Horrors! 365 Scary Stories post is cancelled for tomorrow. I’ll be reviewing the new release Where Nightmares Come From by Crystal Lake Publishing instead. I don’t want to forestall the review but check it out! Next week Horrors! will return as a double-length post. Either way, you guys win!
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.