News from Dark Regions Press!


The Indiegogo campaign for the sequel to our popular Ever-Expanding Grab Bag will be launching this Tuesday, October 6th. The Ever-Expanding Grab Bag #2 is themed for the holidays and includes a campaign-exclusive edition of an unannounced holiday themed anthology edited by Chris Morey, multiple DRP trade paperback/ebook titles with free U.S. shipping included, DRP bookmarks and more. These grab bags will save our customers up to 66% off retail price. This Ever-Expanding Grab Bag is designed specifically for the holidays, and is guaranteed to ship to our customers on time for the holiday season! Multiple new DRP titles that have yet to be announced will be featured in this campaign as potential unlocked goals in digital format. Join us on Tuesday, October 6th on Indiegogo for The Ever-Expanding Grab Bag #2: Holiday Edition!       … [Read more...]

Release Info for Lance Henriksen Flick ‘Dark Awakening’


Just in time for the horror season, the critically-acclaimed thriller DARK AWAKENING becomes available on DVD, digital and On Demand platforms through Alchemy Entertainment. Released on September 22, 2015, DARK AWAKENING is a suspenseful thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat holding your breath. Directed by Emmy™ winner Dean C. Jones and starring iconic actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens, “Millennium”), the film centers around James Thomas (Jason Cook), a district attorney who has seemingly left his family ties behind him. Due to his mother’s untimely death, James moves his wife, Jennifer (Valerie Azlynn), and 7 year old son Danny (William Pifer) to the family’s rural estate in Cedar Rock Falls, North Carolina to tie up loose ends and sell his mother’s house. Shortly after arriving, Jennifer and Danny begin to experience strange paranormal occurrences involving the spirits of children. And to add to the peculiar nature, it seems that Danny is the only … [Read more...]

Trailer + Details for Psychological Horror Game, ‘The Dark Inside Me’

The Dark Inside Me is a very unique psychological horror adventure game from horror movie director Akçay Karaazmak, based on dynamic interactive scenarios. The game is 2d, next-gen and a unique 3rd person point & click psychological horror adventure. The main aim is to reflect the real characteristic of a player through the game and see how far players would push their limits. Game is +18 and has disturbing gore, sex and intense violence scenes. You awake in a hospital room, handcuffed to a bed. You hear some detectives speaking about you. They're surprised you're still alive after a terrifying event and say that it would've been better if they had caught you dead. You don’t understand and don’t remember much but to learn first you need to escape. The first question that comes to mind is: are you guilty? But it's much more beyond the guiltiness or guiltless. You have been given a chance to face your past, to see how far you would go and to see if you'd … [Read more...]

Survivalist Horror Game ‘Noct’ Is Coming October 22nd


Independent developer C3SK and noted survivalist game label Devolver Digital have announced that the anticipated online multiplayer survival horror thriller Noct is set to release on PC, Mac, and Linux on October 22. Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck and musician Worldclock have scored Noct’s evocative soundtrack and fans can grab a free track from the coming 12-track soundtrack now at Noct is a 2D top-down multiplayer survival horror game that blends arcade combat with RPG survival elements. You are a survivor of the apocalyptic purge that formed the desolate wasteland now known as Noct and your experience in this catastrophic new world is viewed through a thermal image satellite system high above the Earth. Players will be tasked with exploring a hostile wasteland alone or with other survivors they run into online to uncover the mysterious downfall of their world or clash with one another over food, ammunition, and safety from the unfathomable … [Read more...]

Get Your First Look at ‘Rattle the Cage’


Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s recent Emirati feature film, Rattle the Cage (Zinzana), is attracting considerable attention from both festivals and partners. Prolific independent studio IM Global has come onboard to handle international sales rights (excluding the Middle East) via its foreign language label IM Global Anthem; and Cinetic Media has joined to oversee U.S. sales rights. In addition, Rattle the Cage (Zinzana) director Majid Al Ansari has signed with United Talent Agency for representation. Michael Garin, CEO of Image Nation, said: “The attention Rattle the Cage (Zinzana) is attracting is testament to the strength of the film and Image Nation’s local slate. IM Global, Cinetic Media and UTA are the perfect partners to help us debut this film and its talented director, Majid Al Ansari, on the international stage.” Rattle The Cage (Zinzana), a psychological thriller which marks the feature directorial debut of Emirati filmmaker Majid Al Ansari, will have … [Read more...]

New Trailer of the Scariest Moments from ‘SOMA’

SOMA launched on September 22nd for PC and PS4 to the frightened delight of horror fans everywhere. Today, Frictional Games is releasing a new trailer highlighting some of the game's terrifying moments with reactions from the press. In a new blog post, Frictional Games discusses some of the details of SOMA's launch, including sales and their opinion of the game's reception. Some highlights include: - 92,000+ copies sold across all platforms after one week. Amnesia: The Dark Descent sold 30,000 in the first month. - Their thoughts on comparing the horror-styles of SOMA and the Amnesia games. - The difficulty of marketing SOMA without spoiling or misrepresenting it. From Frictional Games, creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, SOMA is a sci-fi horror game that questions our concepts of identity, consciousness, and what it means to be human. SOMA is available for $29.99 on PS4 via the PlayStation Store, and for PC (Windows/Mac/Linux) via digital … [Read more...]

Weird Fiction

The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Tales That Truly Terrify

Over at SF Signal this week, I and other authors and editors such as Ann VanderMeer and John Klima participated in a Mind Meld on Embracing the Weird: Why We Love Weird Fiction. It was a great discussion; check it out! I do love weird fiction; one of the things I like best about it is the strange, elaborate world-building you find in weird stories and novels. I've been reading and re-reading some weird classics lately, and one I took recently took another look at was The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft. First published in 1936, The Shadow out of Time is a classic science fictional horror novella that tells the story of an economics professor, Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee, whose body was possessed by an alien being from Earth’s distant past. The first-person narrative presents Peaslee’s attempts to figure out what happened to him during a five-year period that he can no longer remember. From 1908-1913, a member of the Great Race of Yith used his body as a … [Read more...]

A&E’s ‘The Enfield Haunting’ – Trailer And Details


A&E Network presents the supernatural thriller “The Enfield Haunting,” a dramatization of the terrifying real-life events that took place in a seemingly ordinary home in northern London during the fall of 1977. Written by Joshua St. Johnston (Walking on Sunshine, Sweeney Todd) and directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing), the miniseries premieres Friday, October 9th at 10 PM ET/PT on A&E. Adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair’s book “This House is Haunted,” “The Enfield Haunting” draws on extensive documentation, recordings and witness statements recorded at the time. To this day, the incident remains the most documented account of poltergeist activity in British history and the basis of horror films including the upcoming The Conjuring 2. The miniseries stars 2014 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Timothy Spall (Harry Potter, The King's Speech) as Maurice Grosse, a rookie paranormal researcher, and BAFTA nominated actress Juliet Stevenson (Emma, Truly Madly … [Read more...]

Queers Destroy Horror

Queers Destroy Horror

The special Queers Destroy Horror! issue of Nightmare Magazine just came out a couple of days ago. It includes my poem "Worm and Memory" and my essay "A Good Story"; that essay will be available for free reading on October 14th. I'm very pleased to be sharing pages with authors such as Chuck Palahniuk, Kelley Eskridge, Caitlín R. Kiernan and Poppy Z. Brite. Back in April, editor Megan Arkenberg approached me about writing nonfiction for the special issue. When I asked her if there were any topics she particularly wanted me to write about, she replied, “An area that hasn't been addressed very fully is writing and publishing horror as a queer writer. Is there a topic or concern in that area that you'd be interested in writing about?” At first, I thought to myself, “Nah, I don’t have any concerns! It’s been fine. I should interview other writers for this! It’s been fine ....” And then I remembered the time that an editor told me to straighten a queer … [Read more...]

Dark Sky Films Set to Release Horror Anthology ‘Mexico Barbaro’


Hits like The Devil’s Backbone and Cronos helped put Mexico on the global horror cinema map, and now the new anthology film MEXICO BARBARO brings the latest examples of this thriving industry. The film, which gathers eight short films from the country’s leading horror directors, comes to digital download and Dark Sky DVD on November 3, 2015. Eight Mexican directors unite to create tales of the most brutally terrifying Mexican traditions and legends to vividly shocking life. MEXICO BARBARO presents haunting stories that have been woven into the fabric of a nation’s culture, some passed down through the centuries and some new, but all equally frightening. Stories of boogeymen, trolls, ghosts, monsters, Aztec sacrifices and of course the Day of the Dead all come together in urban and rural settings to create an anthology that is as original as it is familiar and as important as it is horrifying. The directors represented in this anthology film are Jorge Michel … [Read more...]

The Thief of Always by Clive Barker

The Thief of Always

The Thief of Always is a children’s novel by Clive Barker. First published in 1992, it tells the tale of 10-year-old Harvey Swick who on one rainy evening is visited by an entity named Rictus who later lures him away to a place called Holiday House. (Warning: spoilers follow.) The house is actually the manifestation of a sorcerer called Hood who lures lonely, bored, and abandoned children into his realm. For every day that passes at the Holiday House, a year passes in the real world, and once a lifetime has passed outside, the children within undergo an Innsmouth-style transformation into hideous fish. Once they’ve turned, Hood claims their souls and slowly consumes them. As compared with Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, I was impressed with Barker’s willingness to not pull many punches with regard to the peril he puts his young protagonists in. His willingness isn’t particularly surprising given the extreme horror of his adult fiction, but nonetheless, … [Read more...]

Simone & Calafiore Reunite For ‘SURVIVING MEGALOPOLIS’


When you escape from a city full of superheroes turned evil, what could possibly compel you to go back? This January, the critically acclaimed team behind the original graphic novel phenomenon Leaving Megalopolis returns to the city in ruins with an answer! Revealed by Comic Book Resources on Monday, Surviving Megalopolis continues the story of the highly successful Kickstarter graphic novel in an all-new six-issue run by acclaimed series creators Gail Simone and J. Calafiore. “We were really excited about the idea and the world and how everything was coming together and we were working together on this, where really there was no holds barred on the content,” Gail Simone told Comic Book Resources. “It was just really an exciting project to work on. As we built the world out more and more, I think both of us were really hoping that we’d have the opportunity to continue on and tell lots more stories.” Surviving Megalopolis #1, published by Dark Horse Comics, … [Read more...]

Revisit The X-Files with Titan Comics

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THE X-FILES, THE OFFICIAL COLLECTION VOLUME 1: THE AGENTS, THE BUREAU AND THE SYNDICATE PUBLISHER: TITAN COMICS PAGE COUNT: 176 FORMAT: SOFTCOVER PRICE: $19.99 RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 12 2016 Journey inside the bureau with the only X-Files publication with all the answers! Exclusive interviews with David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, show creator Chris Carter and more! Features charting the history of the FBI and how to become the next Mulder and/or Scully! It’s time to rediscover the truth! You can order The X-Files, The Official Collection Vol. 1: The Agents, The Bureau & The Syndicate from the Novembers edition of PREVIEWS or pre-order your copy from Amazon here: THE X-FILES, THE OFFICIAL COLLECTION VOLUME 2: LITTLE GREEN MEN - MONSTERS AND VILLAINS PUBLISHER: TITAN COMICS PAGE COUNT: 176 FORMAT: SOFTCOVER PRICE: $19.99 RELEASE DATE: MARCH 8 2016 Re-live Mulder and Scully’s most … [Read more...]

‘Hannibal’ Season 3 DVD/Blu-ray Release Details


From the imaginative mind of Bryan Fuller (TV’s “Heroes” and “Pushing Daisies”) comes the final chapter of the smash hit series Hannibal: Season Three, keeping viewers’ spines tingling on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) December 8th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Based on the series of novels by Thomas Harris that sparked a cult following and major motion picture franchise, the deliciously dark and twisted series brings Hannibal Lecter’s chillingly genius insanity to life. Based on the characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Hannibal, from Gaumont International Television (in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks), stars Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) as the iconic Hannibal Lecter, Emmy® Award nominee Hugh Dancy (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, “Elizabeth I,” 2006), Gillian Anderson (TV’s “The X-Files”), and Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (Best Actor in a Leading … [Read more...]

‘Hex’ Will Deliver a 2D Cyberpunk Game!


Publisher BadLand Indie has added another game to the mix, just in time to show it off at Madrid Games Week along with 11 other titles.  Dreadlocks Ltd. is the studio behind Dex which is a 2D Cyberpunk Adventure and the newest title to join BadLand Indie’s growing collection. Dex follows the story of an enigmatic AI striving to reach the Singularity, an event in which artificial intelligence will surpass that of humans and all bets about the future will be off.  Explore the futuristic city of Harbor Prime and meet its many inhabitants, answer the challenges the city has to offer, roam the neon-lit streets, and augment your character with skills and implants.  Designed as a tribute to the classic RPGs from the ‘90s, updated for a modern audience, Dex invites you to become part of a living, breathing cyberpunk universe as you decide which ultimate path you will embrace. Projected for a 2016 digital release to PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and PS Vita, Dex will be … [Read more...]