‘Wasteland 2′ Game of the Year Edition Coming as a Free Upgrade to All Owners

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inXile Entertainment recently announced the Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition, an enhanced and expanded update to the original game slated for late summer this year. inXile is now pleased to announce that this upcoming edition will be offered as a free upgrade to all previous crowdfunding backers and any purchasers of the original edition of Wasteland 2. This update will be released for all owners on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms. Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition will include a massive host of improvements for existing fans and new players to enjoy. The game will be updated to Unity 5, the latest version of the Unity game engine, and benefits from improved environment textures, character models, and Physically Based Rendering for more impressive lighting. Thousands of lines of new voice-over have also been recorded to enrich the game's cast of original and unique characters, making this the most immersive version of the Wasteland … [Read more...]

Details Revealed For The ‘Dog Soldiers’ Collector’s Edition

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Six Men. Full Moon. No Chance. The terrifying thriller Dog Soldiers gets the Scream Factory treatment with a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack available June 23rd, 2015. Fans who order their copy from ShoutFactory.com will receive an exclusive Dog Soldiers poster, available while supplies last. Directed by Neil Marshall (The Decent, Doomsday, Centurion and episodes of Game Of Thrones) and starring Kevin McKidd (Rome, Hannibal Rising), Sean Pertwee (Gotham, Event Horizon), Emma Cleasby (Doomsday) and Liam Cunningham (Game Of Thrones, Clash Of The Titans), Dog Soldiers features a new 2k scan HD transfer supervised and approved by director Neil Marshall and comes loaded with brand-new bonus features, including an audio commentary with director Neil Marshall, a look at the model of the sets created by production designer Simon Bowles and the featurette The Making of ‘Dog Soldiers’, featuring new interviews with director Neil Marshall, producers Christopher … [Read more...]

‘Mark of the Devil’ Vinyl Soundtrack Release Details

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One Way Static Records is proud to bring you their latest release, one where we had the chance to work with German composer Michael Holm. Mark Of The Devil was released in 1970 and is certainly a film that has achieved a real cult status, it is notorious and known by many horror fans for being given the first ever ‘V’ for violence certificate (or was it a ‘V’ for vomit, since vomit bags were handed out at screenings of the film). A sequel was also produced in 1973, both soundtracks are featured here on this release. Multi-talented German singer, musician, songwriter, producer and composer Michael Holm was hired to score Mark Of The Devil (released as ‘Hexen’ in Germany). Mr. Holm is primarily known as a singer of traditional German music, with an almost constant presence in the hit parade it is of no surprise that he is a million-copies selling artist who has been presented with gold records on several occasions during the seventies. Outside of Germany, … [Read more...]

2015 Stanley Film Festival Awards Announced

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The Stanley Film Festival (SFF), presented by Chiller and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced the audience and jury award winners, Birth.Movies.Death Filmmaking Frenzy winners and presented Tom Quinn, co-president of RADiUS, with the 2015 Stanley Film Festival Visionary Award. During his speech at the Stanley Awards Horror Brunch, Quinn referred to SFF as, "... the single most regal film festival, even though it's a horror film festival. I feel like I'm walking around this country club and then at night it turns sinister." The Final Girls, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, received the Audience Award for Feature Film. Audience Award for Feature Film runner-up goes to We Are Still Here, directed by Ted Geohegan, which opens at the Denver Film Society's year-round home, the Sie FilmCenter on Friday May 15. The Stanley Dean's Cup showcased 8 short films from local, national and international students. The competition featured a Colorado and … [Read more...]

Interview – Angeline Trevena, author “Cutting the Bloodline”

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British horror and fantasy author Angeline Trevena's debut novella Cutting the Bloodline (released on May 12th) was originally written as a stage play.  An adult dystopian thriller, it follows magazine journalist Kenton Hicks as he sets out to change the world.  In a future Britain where people are tested for the criminal gene, where carriers are outcast, and babies testing positive are aborted, Kenton simply wants to gather the stories of those who have suffered.   However,  as his book gathers pace, and he investigates further, he finds that the crime free-utopia they enjoy was sold to them on a lie.   Angeline joins us today to talk process, dystopia, and whether or not human beings can fundamentally change  - weighty stuff, indeed. HORROR WORLD: What can you tell us about Cutting the Bloodline and its inspiration? What can readers expect to find in this brave new world? Angeline Trevena: Cutting the Bloodline is set in Britain 2052, where the majority … [Read more...]

With Only ‘60 Seconds!’ To Impact, You Are Challenged To Survive The Nuclear Apocalypse On Steam

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Independent games developer and publisher Robot Gentleman is proud to announce the forthcoming release of 60 Seconds!, a chilling and humorous apocalyptic adventure offering a taste of “what if…”. Following a successful and popular Steam™ Greenlight campaign, this action-packed thriller of a game will launch worldwide on Monday, May 25 th 2015. In 60 Seconds! you play as Ted, a responsible citizen and a family man faced with some slightly troubling news causing “minor disruptions” to your otherwise happy and laid back, suburban lifestyle. THE NUCLEAR APOCALYPSE is upon you … With only 60 seconds! to impact, you task is to guide Ted through a mad, intense and action-packed dash through his house in search of his family and useful supplies. Everything is against you, especially time, and even your furniture has a habit of rearranging itself each time you play. What will you bring and what will you leave behind? Whom will you save? Anyone? The decisions are … [Read more...]

Interview – Rob E. Boley, author of the “Scary Tales” series

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Rob E. Boley's nine-part SCARY TALES series melds together classic fairytales with equally classic horror monsters: Snow White and zombies, Little Red Riding Hood and werewolves, and more.  Rob joins us today to talk influences, writing advice, and how to feed a wolf.  Seriously, there's a lot to learn (not to mention links to a free download of THAT RISEN SNOW, the first book in the series).  So let's begin . . . HORROR WORLD: Let’s start, as most stories do, with the beginning. What was your inspiration for The Scary Tales series? You’ve said that the first entry was intended to stand alone, but it soon sprawled out. How did that come about? (Bonus points if you start “Once upon a time . . . .”) Rob E. Boley: Once upon a time, my daughter was obsessed with Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She watched it multiple times a week for several weeks. During one of those seemingly endless viewings, I had this epiphany: why would any reasonably wicked curse … [Read more...]

Phantasmal, a Survival Horror Game That is Never the Same Twice, Now Available on Steam Early Access

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Eyemobi, an emerging development studio with a keen eye for terrifying gaming experiences, today officially announced its PC title Phantasmal, a first-person survival horror game with an emphasis on unpredictability. Inspired by old-school survival horror classics, Phantasmal features an intricate, randomly generated world, guaranteeing that no two experiences will ever be the same allowing for infinite replayability. Players are challenged to be stealthy, resourceful, and quick witted in lieu of direct combat, or else the creatures of Phantasmal will begin to diminish the player character's sanity. The game has strong Lovecraftian influences and is set in the infamous Kowloon Walled City in the 90s, before its destruction. "A great horror game is one where you never know what's coming next. By procedurally generating the levels, creatures and pickups and then updating it on the fly to suit players' differing abilities we've created a constant 'edge of your … [Read more...]

May JournalStone Hellnotes Newsletter

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I have to start the newsletter this month by saying CONGRATULATIONS to Joe R. Lansdale! "Fishing With Dinosaurs," his contribution to Limbus II, won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction at the Horror Writers Association convention in Atlanta on May 9th. We couldn't be happier, nor could we be more proud of the work accomplished by him and all of the other contributors to Limbus II. Of course, we would be remiss if we didn't mention the efforts of all of the Bram Stoker Award winners. Congratulations and well done! If you're wondering what our offerings are for this month, we've got a couple of treats for you. Fans of Lovecraft will be enthralled by Brett J. Talley's He Who Walks in Shadow, a follow up to his very successful novel, That Which Should Not Be. I promise you won't be disappointed. We are also happy to present 7 time Bram Stoker Award winner Gary A. Braunbeck's In Silent Graves. Those of you who have read any of his work know … [Read more...]

‘Archie vs. Sharknado’ is Coming!

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'Shark-tacular’ extra-sized issue hits same day as SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!
 premieres on Syfy Wednesday, July 22 at 9PM This summer, just in time for Syfy’s SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!, fans will see an unexpected, jaw-dropping twist to the Sharknado saga – in Riverdale USA!
 Just when Archie and the gang think they can kick back and enjoy a few months of beaches, naps and sun, they’re faced with a storm of sharknados – heading straight for their hometown of Riverdale. 

Archie and his friends have to battle the incoming pop culture storm as it creeps up the “Feast” coast to Riverdale – and then try to save what’s left of their hometown. Who lives? Who dies? Read the book! Written by SHARKNADO trilogy director Anthony C. Ferrante with art by Archie legend Dan Parent, the “shark-tacular” extra-sized 48-page issue serves as a nice appetizer to SHARKNADO 3, which debuts on Syfy the same day the book is released in comic shops and digitally: Wednesday, July … [Read more...]

‘Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night’ Launches On Tablets & Mobiles For iOS® And Android™

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Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night, the sequel to the cult Games Workshop classic Chainsaw Warrior, gets its metal teeth into mobile and tablets today. Last time he saved New York, now he must save the whole world! This new incarnation finds the eponymous hero once more called on to complete a desperate mission against all odds. He must fight through the jungle, face hordes of Aztec Zombies, dodge deadly traps and finally hunt down the extra-dimensional horror known only as Darkness. To ramp up the challenge; there is just 60 minutes to complete this deadly mission. As Tomas Rawlings, Design & Production Director at Auroch Digital, remarked, “Chainsaw Warrior earned its cult status for its healthy dose of chainsaws, zombies and death – generally the player's death. Fans told us they loved that about the game, how often you die. We have listened and given them more mortality-based opportunities. The game was a great challenge back in 1987 and now with Lords of … [Read more...]

New Releases from Dark Renaissance Books

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IN THE GULFS OF DREAM & OTHER LOVECRAFTIAN TALES by David Barker & W. H. Pugmire PREORDER Mid-May! A-Z Deluxe edition -$99.00 150 signed and numbered hardcover edition – $45.00 Page count: 274 Cover and interior illustrations by Erin Wells A brand new collection with twenty-six stories! A companion volume to THE REVENANT OF REBECCA PASCAL. With this new collection from Dark Renaissance Books, David Barker and W. H. Pugmire explore the uncanny realms of Lovecraftian horror, influenced by the fiction of that eldritch master, H. P. Lovecraft. With individual tales by each author, and two extraordinary and lengthy collaborations, the authors prove that the Cthulhu Mythos remains a valid and never-ending source of inspiration. Especially vivid is their depiction of Lovecraft’s Dreamworld, as it is explored in a powerful new novella that will fascinate all lovers of Lovecraftian fiction. Praise for IN THE GULFS OF DREAM: “Barker and Pugmire … [Read more...]

Interview – Nancy Kilpatrick, ed. “Expiration Date”

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Interview conducted by T.A. Wardrope Award-winning author and editor Nancy Kilpatrick stopped by to talk to us about her new anthology Expiration Date (Hades Publications 2014) in celebration of its USA print release.  Here's a teaser: "Modern lives seem littered with expiration dates. Packaging tells us when our food will go bad; when we can expect appliances to cease functioning; when contracts for the internet finish! But as annoying as these small expiration dates are, they fade to nothing compared to the larger events: when a species goes extinct; when a body of water evaporates, or dies because the PH balance alters; when giant icebergs break apart and glaciers melt forever, threatening the ecosystem of this planet. "Nancy Kilpatrick has gathered together twenty-five original stories by Kelley Armstrong; Nancy Holder & Erin Underwood; Steve and Melanie Tem; Lois Gresh; Gar and Judy Reeves-Stevens; Daniel Sernine; Paul Kane; Sephera Giron; … [Read more...]

Just Here for the Gasoline: A ‘Mad Max’ Infograph

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To say that Mad Max: Fury Road is a film three decades in the making is not an overstatement. Director George Miller created an iconic, desolate wasteland setting in the outback of Australia, filled it with bondage-clad baddies and bike-upon-car-upon-mac-truck-upon-gyrocopter, and let Mel Gibson loose to make sense of it. We've seen Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and Beyond Thunderdome, and now, 30 years later, we get Fury Road, which comes out May 15th, 2015. As we've seen in the trailers, Max is played by Tom Hardy, but looks as beat up and road-weary as ever. To prepare yourself for part four of this movie series, the fine people over at Shirts.com have created a poster-slash-primer, filling you in on important dates, facts, and trivia from each film. Click the image below to enlarge. … [Read more...]

The Biggest Names in Horror Come Together for JournalStone Publishing’s ‘The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft’

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JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft, a brand new anthology that collects the twelve principal deities of the Lovecraftian Mythos and sets them loose within its pages. Featuring the biggest names in horror and dark fantasy, including many NY Times bestsellers, full of original fiction and artwork, and individual commentary on each of the deities by Donald Tyson, author of Grimoire of the Necronomicon and Alhazred. About the book: Lovecraft’s bestiary of gods has had a major influence on the horror scene from the time these sacred names were first evoked. Cthulhu, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth—this pantheon of the horrific calls to mind the very worst of cosmic nightmares and the very darkest signs of human nature. The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft brings together twelve all-new Mythos tales from: 1. Cthulhu (Adam Nevill) 2. Yog-Sothoth (Martha Wells) 3. Azathoth (Laird Barron) 4. … [Read more...]