Dying Light / Emergency Broadcast from Global Relief Effort (GRE)

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Something unusual is going to happen in the world of Dying Light tomorrow that will radically change the game experience for one day only. In an emergency broadcast, the Global Relief Effort has urged the survivors of Harran to use extreme caution when handling Antizin injections. The latest batch of Antizin has been exposed to a foreign contaminant. The chemical in question is non-toxic, but anyone affected might experience odd side-effects for up to 24 hours. “All undelivered Antizin crates have been destroyed, and we would like to assure the survivors that untainted drops will resume as of April 2nd. We urge all the survivors to use extreme care when exhibiting symptoms of the contaminated Antizin injections.” – says Hudson Jenkins, spokesman for the GRE. The broadcast warning survivors and describing side-effects has been archived and can be viewed here: … [Read more...]

Smash-hit series DEATH SENTENCE returns in June! Prepare for another meltdown!


This June, Death Sentence is back with a brand new ongoing series! Death Sentence: London continues the phenomenal critical and sales hit rampant with sex, drugs and superpowers! Making this perfect jumping-on point, awesome all-new rising star artist Martin Simmonds joins co-creator Montynero (X-Men Annual, Verigo CMYK) for a wild ride! The cataclysmic effects of Monty's G-positive super-rampage through London are still being felt...but where are series icons Weasel and Verity?! And what happens when the Americans - and special agent Jeb Mulgrew - get involved?!  Created by writer Montynero and artist Mike Dowling, Death Sentence was a hit with reviewers, retailers and readers the world over. With Death Sentence: London, the scope is bigger, the action bolder, and the storyline more controversial than ever! Death Sentence: London #1 comes with 4 covers to collect and is available to order from the April edition of Previews. ORDER CODE: APR151708 … [Read more...]

New Bloody Clip from Sexy Indie Shocker ‘MUCK,’ now on Blu-ray & DVD


This throwback horror film just raised the hacked-up bar: Horror legend Kane Hodder and Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012, Jaclyn Swedberg star in this scary, sexy, indie shocker that joins a group of friends just as they emerge from the thick, murky darkness of the marshes tattered, bloody, and lucky to be alive. But they will soon find out that the lucky ones are already dead. MUCK is packed with old-school gore effects and brutal stunts, without any CGI or apologies. Lachlan Buchanan (“Pretty Little Liars”) co-stars in writer/director Steve Wolsh’s searing directorial debut that unfolds like a blood-stained love letter to horror fanatics everywhere!   MUCK Clip -- "Pitchfork" Mia (Lauren Francesca) fights back against her attacker. … [Read more...]

Fight the Fright and Find the Light with ‘Nyctophobia’


What could be more frightening than becoming stranded in near total darkness, lost and alone? In Nyctophobia, the new PC game developed by Lightning Man Media, you face down your fears and find your way back into the light. Nyctophobia takes place in Lakeview Woods where players find themselves marooned and plunged into darkness after driving their truck into a boulder. They must then navigate on foot through foreboding environments from an abandoned train station to a skeleton lake. All the while they are pursued by a mysterious man known only as “The Keeper” who scatters cryptic messages along the way. Players follow clues to collect items needed to restore power and bring back the light. But they only have a small flashlight to find their way and must constantly work to keep the batteries charged in order to survive. Nyctophobia is a 3D first person adventure game that will be available on Desura beginning March 18, 2015. “I wanted to recreate the … [Read more...]

‘Mutant World’ Release Details


After emerging from their bunker following an apocalyptic meteor strike, a group of survivalists discover the world is overrun with crazed mutants in MUTANT WORLD, coming to DVD May 26th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the aftermath of this cataclysmic event, the “doomsday preppers,” led by Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”), hit the surface and must work together to keep from being attacked. The group meets a mysterious traveler, played by singer Ashanti (“Army Wives”), who claims a safe haven exists, but in order to reach it, they must first prepare for an all-out war against the mutants that threaten their very existence. MUTANT WORLD also stars Holly Deveaux (“Hannibal”) and Amber Marshall (“Heartland”). Directed by David Winning from a screenplay written by Matthew Campagna, MUTANT WORLD was produced by Chad Oakes, Michael Frislev, Jay Daniel Beechinor, Petros Danabassis, and Matthew Campagna. MUTANT WORLD has a runtime of approximately 82 minutes … [Read more...]

Interview – Christian Francis, “Books of Blood” Motion Book

Below is part one of Horror World's three-part interview series with the creative talents behind the motion book adaptation of Clive Barker's seminal Books of Blood.  You can view a sample here at Madefire's website, and read the other interviews  with Mark Miller and Ben Meares posted over the next two Fridays. Christian Francis is a writer and digital painter whose talents have been utilized time and time again in adapting Clive Barker's work in different forms. In addition to writing stories for the Hellraiser: 14Bestiary comics anthology series and contributing to the restored Director's Cut version of Barker's film Nightbreed, Francis has been helping bring Madefire's Motion Books adaptation of various Books of Blood short stories to life. Francis recently took time to answer a few questions about that particular project for Horror World. HORROR WORLD: Tell us about your role in adapting Clive Barker's Books of Blood for Madefire Motion … [Read more...]

‘Home Sweet Hell’ Release Details


The dark comedy HOME SWEET HELL is available now on Digital HD and debuting on Blu-ray and DVD April 7 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. HOME SWEET HELL stars Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up) as Mona, a woman who will stop at nothing, including killing the competition, to save her seemingly perfect suburban life. Also starring in the film is Patrick Wilson (Insidious franchise), Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious franchise), James Belushi (“According to Jim”), and Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”). Bonus features for HOME SWEET HELL include two deleted scenes and the all-new featurette “Suburban Butchery: Making Home Sweet Hell,” which explores the script, acting, and approach that the writer, cast, and crew took to create the film. Exclusively available on Blu-ray are outtakes plus seven extra deleted scenes. Additionally available on Blu-ray is the full “Champagne Furniture & Rugs” commercial from in the film. Synopsis: Don Champagne (Patrick Wilson) … [Read more...]

‘It Follows’ To Receive A Wide Screen Release!


RADiUS proudly announced today that the company is going wide with their smash success IT FOLLOWS. One of the best-reviewed films of the year will expand to 1,200 theaters on Friday. Bolstered by strong word of mouth and critical acclaim, audiences came in droves on opening weekend – Friday, 13th – earning the film $160,089 in just four locations for a per theater average of $40,022. IT FOLLOWS had the best limited opening for a horror film since PARANORMAL ACTVITY, boasting 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and garnering over $600,000 in box office to date. IT FOLLOWS was written and directed by David Robert Mitchell and features an up and coming ensemble cast that includes Maika Monroe (THE GUEST, THE 5th WAVE) in the lead role. Monroe plays 19-year-old Jay, who, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions. She can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay … [Read more...]

Doug Murano, Tom Calen, and Brock Cooper to Receive Richard Laymon President’s Award for Service

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, today announced the recipients of the association’s Richard Laymon President's Award for Service. HWA's President Lisa Morton has chosen the publicity team of Doug Murano, Tom Calen, and Brock Cooper to receive the 2014 Richard Laymon Award. Murano, Calen, and Cooper will receive the award at the Bram Stoker Awards® Banquet in Atlanta on May 9th, 2015, held as part of the World Horror Convention. Instituted in 2000, the award is named in honor of Richard Laymon, who died in 2000 while serving as the Horror Writers Association's President. As its name implies, it is given by the HWA's sitting President. The Award is presented to a volunteer who has served HWA in an especially exemplary manner and has shown extraordinary dedication to the organization. "These three gentlemen have completely re-created HWA’s promotion and publicity, taking it from … [Read more...]

Pod of Horror #72: Ronald Kelly

Welcome back, horror lovers! Here’s the long-awaited Pod of Horror #72. In this episode we catch up with Ronald Kelly, master of southern-fried horror fiction. BLOOD KIN, the latest deluxe edition of his previously-published novels, is just out from Thunderstorm Books. We’ll talk to Ron about his influences as a horror fan and a storyteller. We’ll also learn a thing or two about his writing plans for the future. He was a great guest and we can’t wait for you to hear it. The Call of Kalanta is back as well, with a strangely echoing Nanci Kalanta discussing our new website and that amazing logo at the top of this page. At one point in the proceedings her need for an expectorant leads to a possible new name (or three) for the podcast. Finally, in our Scary Words segment, we review PRISONER 489 by Joe R. Lansdale, THE DUNFIELD TERROR by Willie Meikle and THE NIGHTMARE GIRL by Jonathan Janz. Listen to Pod of Horror now on iTunes or simply click on the link … [Read more...]

David Morrell and Dan Simmons To Sign At The Poison Pen

Tonight (Wednesday the 25th) David Morrell will sign with author friend Dan Simmons at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale. (480-947-2974 or else 888-560-9919). He will talk about INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD while Dan talks about THE FIFTH HEART. Here's a link to an interview that Huffington Post did with David. It went live yesterday. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-rubinstein/inspector-of-the-dead-a-c_b_6918216.html … [Read more...]

‘Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies’ Prepares For War


A huge update is coming to Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies, which introduces a new game mode, event, rewards and an extensively overhauled PvP system. Changes players will see are the following: Zombie War – is an intense team-based game mode, which promises to elevate the undead action to its most competitive and fearsome extremes. Two teams – one formed of humans, one of zombies – will face off in an electrifying battle for supremacy. Zombie War also brings with it two new weapons - M60E4 Maverick & Mauser C96 - and New Perfect Pick Recipe Bundles. Rewards of War – is a new event that has a variety of prizes up for grabs where players will receive great Crafting Bundles for their engagement. PvP 2.0 Update – includes a completely overhauled stat-tracking, and reward system that ensures players efforts will be recognised on the battlefield. As well as introducing Assists, which see combatants rewarded for contributing to an enemy’s demise, a new Valor … [Read more...]

TRAILER: Peter Snejbjerg’s Wold War X! New Alien-apocalypse Horror!


STRANGE MONSTERS AWAKENED FROM UNDERGROUND! HUMANITY PREPARES  FOR EXTINCTION! “LEAVES YOU BREATHLESS... A BOOK THAT DESERVES A BIG AUDIENCE!” CHARLIE ADLARD (THE WALKING DEAD) “SOPHISTICATED STORYTELLING AND DYNAMIC ARTWORK!” JOHN ARCUDI (B.P.R.D.) The year 2017… On the moon and across the Earth, warnings from a long forgotten civilization have been discovered deep underground... These strange and ancient cubes awaken monstrous creatures in preparation to annihilate all life that stands in their way. It is clear that humanity is not ready for this new type of world war... This alien-apocalypse horror is by Jerry Frissen, writer of Lucha Libre, with stunning art by Peter Snejbjerg (Starman, The Light Brigade, The Books of Magic). Vol. 1 hits comic stores in April, 2015. For more information visit: http://titan-comics.com/c/181-world-war-x-helius/ To pre-order via Amazon … [Read more...]

THE UNTAMED: A Sinner’s Prayer Hardcover Graphic Novel


The Untamed is a completed comic series that will be collected for the first time in a 248 page oversized 12"x8.5" hardcover graphic novel - the deluxe edition! It will be released at Stranger Comics, via Kickstarter and The Untamed will be printed on 100% recycled paper. With a mere TWO WEEKS to go, the funding for the fully finished project (including stories by Hunger Games author Amandla Stenberg) looks great and the Stretch Goals are set in motion. The Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer (The Story) Seven Days for Seven Souls. Would you damn yourself to save the ones you love? Hidden within the Desert of the Dying Tree lies a town run by ruthless killers, a growing cancer upon the vast and volatile fantasy world of Asunda. Some say it’s a watering hole for the devil. For one man, it’s a second chance at revenge… and a last chance at redemption. A man with no name has returned to the brutal Town of Oasis. A mysterious Stranger whose violent past haunts his every … [Read more...]

“The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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“The Minister’s Black Veil” is an allegorical story in which the parson of a small New England town, Reverend Hooper, abruptly starts wearing a black veil. The townfolk are all tremendously disturbed by the sight of his veil; his fiancée breaks off their engagement after he refuses to remove or explain it. The flimsy cloth veil becomes the subject of much speculation, rumor, and fear: In this manner Mr. Hooper spent a long life, irreproachable in outward act, yet shrouded in dismal suspicions; kind and loving, though unloved and dimly feared; a man apart from men, shunned in their health and joy, but ever summoned to their aid in mortal anguish. In truth, his own antipathy to the veil was known to be so great that he never willingly passed before a mirror nor stooped to drink at a still fountain lest in its peaceful bosom he should be affrighted by himself. This was what gave plausibility to the whispers that Mr. Hooper's conscience tortured him for some great … [Read more...]