‘Corridor Z’ – The Most Exhilarating Runner in Years Starts CLOSED BETA This Week

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Independent game developer Mass Creation is thrilled to announce their most genre refreshing runner in years for iOS devices - Corridor Z - is almost completed and will start beta tests this week. An ordinary high school in an ordinary small town faces a zombie outbreak. Authorities have failed. Three people, who survived the carnage, remain locked in. You are the only one who can help them! Corridor Z is an action based runner stuffed with fast zombies, guns and gameplay never experienced on any devices before. This time player doesn't 'face' the obstacles, but the actual pursuit. Vicious zombies chase the player who needs to shoot or throw them the obstacles to slow them down before they take the first bite. FEATURES: • Experience the most genre refreshing runner in years • Get thrilled with the unique and intense gameplay • Help the pom-pom girl, the jock and the jarhead to survive • Enjoy the cutting-edge detailed graphics • Discover … [Read more...]

Alien: Isolation Add-on Pack ‘The Trigger’ Out Now

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SEGA announced today that ‘The Trigger,’ the fifth add-on pack for multi-award winning survival horror Alien: Isolation™, will be available to download from today. Seeing players compete against the clock across three terrifying new maps for Alien: Isolation’s Survivor Mode, ‘The Trigger’ may be the game’s most challenging add-on to date. Set before the events of Alien: Isolation, ‘The Trigger’ puts players in the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo. Across the three new maps, players will find a new terror around every corner. The creature is quick and cunning and the synthetics ruthless and relentless; both are brutal and deadly. Prioritising the lives of the station’s inhabitants over his own survival, Ricardo will do whatever he can to assist Marshal Waits in his plan to destroy the creature. There was a package of explosives with one of the marshals but nothing has been heard of him for some time. If Ricardo can secure Prisoner Processing and escape the … [Read more...]

Join the festival of the undead – ‘Over 9000 Zombies!’ have arrived in full force on Steam!

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The zombie hit squad of indie developer Loren Lemcke and independent publishing studio Mastertronic have urged the public to beware - Over 9000 Zombies! is bursting out of Steam Early Access and launches in full! Over 9,000 Zombies! combines the unyielding urgency of arcade action with the clever strategy of tower-defence to create a riotous festival of (un)death. Blast, bomb and incinerate the endless hordes by night, build weaponized turrets by day and outlive your fellow survivors for bragging rights. The end of the world needs a good soundtrack and the electro-rock beats of Clearside will keep your head thumping till dawn. Tons of AI undead enemies powered by Zombie Swarm Intelligence are launching themselves in frenzied attacks across the global sphere and they’re only going to get faster and nastier. Keep your eyes peeled for flaming zombies, highly poisonous zombies, zombie animals, giant eyeballs and even the risen remains of political figures. You’re … [Read more...]

Shoot fast and shoot often… because you’re a long time dead, even when you’re ‘Reborn’

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Merge Games Ltd., a privately owned video game publisher and distributor, is proud to announce the imminent release of Finnish developer, Still Running’s, Zombie Kill of the Week - Reborn, a challenging, fast paced, 2D survival shooter! And when we say fast. We mean breakneck, flat-out, adrenaline fuelled fast! What’s makes Still Running’s Zombie Kill of the Week - Reborn different from other shooters is your goal isn’t to run through levels and finish the game, but to survive for as long as possible under increasingly frantic conditions. Seems simple enough, but where Zombie Kill of the Week - Reborn really takes off is in the added layers of depth and huge variety of features and customisation available. Players earn money for slaughtering zombies which is useful, as you can spend big on an arsenal of over twenty-five different weapons (including chainsaw, katana, mini-gun, RPG, D.O.M. and many others!). Players also need cash to open doors and activate … [Read more...]

‘Zombie Incident’ coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop on February 26th, 2015 in Europe

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CoderChild announces that Zombie Incident arrives to Europe on February 26th, 2015 to the European Nintendo 3DS eShop. Game description Hamartia, the great citadel, became the symbol of human sin. After centuries of excesses its penance was going to come. In the darkness of the night, chaos invaded everything. Beasts started to scream. Nothing was like before! No one sane would go to that place. Join our heroine to explore the citadel, find the eight golden stars, and run away from there! Features: - From the early 80's 8-bit computer to the Nintendo 3DS™! CoderChild and NeneFranz bring you this adventure, awarded in 2011, to your Nintendo 3DS™ consoles. http://msxdev.msxblue.com/?page_id=5 - Enjoy an experience full of retro flavour all around. - With stunning pixel-art graphics and an amazing chiptune soundtrack. - And so you can get challenged by and with your friends, register your high scores on the online leaderboards!   … [Read more...]

Journeys into Darkness. A Midnight Street Anthology

Here comes the first anthology from the well respected magazine Midnight Street. The book, featuring thirteen stories ( some originals, some reprints) is dedicated to the late Joel Lane, a fine dark fiction writer, whose story "The Spoils", included therein, although admittedly not one of his best, is a good example of that author's pessimistic view of the world and of human relationships. The line-up of contributors is indeed impressive: Ramsey Campbell, Peter Straub, Paul Finch, Nina Allan,Allen Ashley, Simon Clark, Ralph Robert Moore,Rosanne Rabinowitz Elliot Smith. Yet, most of the stories, much to my dismay, are not up to the usual standard of those big names. Some tales are just ordinary ,others downright disappointing, at least to me, considering that a few of the above contributors are among my favorite horror writers. Maybe it's my fault because I was expecting too much ? Perhaps. On the other hand I'm still able to recognize a great piece of fiction … [Read more...]

Dying Light Inspires a Live-Action Short-Film ‘The Last Supply Drop’

How much of Dying Light could actually be recreated in film? This question inspired Techland and Flying Carpet Studio to create a live-action short-film “The Last Supply Drop” which was released February 23, 2015. Telling a story about four quarantine survivors’ last ditch attempt to get to an air-drop full of crucial supplies, the video brings Dying Light key gameplay features to the real life, including parkour movement, car traps, and the fan-favorite dropkick attacks. Dying Light is available worldwide in digital form with box copies also available in North and South America. The physical release in Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania is set for the 27th of February 2015. … [Read more...]

Rebellion gives players 7 more reasons to upgrade to Zombie Army Trilogy

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Think you already know the Zombie Army series? Think Again! With two games in the franchise and a huge fanbase, Rebellion have already proved they know a thing or two about serving up intense and brutal zombie shooters, but with the forthcoming release of Zombie Army Trilogy they’ve upped the gore and a whole lot more… Brand new third campaign: the series comes to an apocalyptic conclusion with five exclusive new missions for 1-4 players across bone-chilling new environments. Two stunning remastered campaigns: feast your eyes on ten missions with updated animations, dynamic physics, and improved lighting, shadows and visual effects. Terrifying new enemy types: face blood-splattered Chainsaw Elites, Panzer Zombies, Armoured Skeletons ... and more! Four new player characters: choose to play as one of four fearless female sharpshooters with their own back story. Tactical zombie dismemberment: now players can liberate zombies from their limbs to slow them … [Read more...]

‘Echoes’ Comes to Blu-Ray and DVD on April 14th

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Can the desert summon the dead?  ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS THE FESTIVAL SENSATION ECHOES  Awakening to Blu-ray™ and DVD April 14 BEVERLY HILLS, CA – An official selection of the New York City International Film Festival and FilmQuest Film Festival, winning Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Director honors, the highly anticipated supernatural thriller Echoes arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 14th from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The feature directorial debut of Nils Timm (who also wrote the screenplay), Echoes explores the murky realm between reality and dreams, and what could happen when these worlds collide. With a stellar cast including Steven Brand (“Teen Wolf,” The Scorpion King), Kate French (Channeling, “Gossip Girl,” “One Tree Hill”), Billy Wirth (“Chicago P.D.”, The Lost Boys) and Steve Hanks (12/12/12, Hold Your Breath), Echoes will have viewers guessing until the final fade-out! SRP is $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD, with … [Read more...]

HWA Announces 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

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The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy and home of the iconic Bram Stoker Awards®, today announced Jack Ketchum and Tanith Lee as the 2015 recipients of the Bram Stoker Award® for Lifetime Achievement. The HWA presents the award annually to individuals whose work has substantially influenced the horror genre. While the award is often presented to a writer, it may also be given for influential accomplishments in other creative fields. “We had a wealth of very worthy candidates for this award,” said John R. Little, jury chairperson of the Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA) committee. “After much discussion, we believe we agreed on two exceptional winners this year.” Jack Ketchum has been one of the premiere authors in the horror field for many years. His novel The Girl Next Door is considered a classic, but he’s written many other equally deeply moving works. Ketchum has won the Bram … [Read more...]

Full Moon, Inc. – Production Begins; Website Launches

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Independent filmmaking group Fighting Owl Films has begun production on its new feature film, Full Moon, Inc. Mixing film noir with horror and fantasy, the film sees Nick Moon, P.I. (Paranormal Investigator), delve into a hidden world of monsters and creatures of the night as he takes on a case to retrieve an ancient artifact with astonishing power. In conjunction, the official website for Full Moon, Inc. has launched at www.fullmoonincmovie.com. The site provides visitors with information about the paranormal detective agency, including Nick Moon's services and team. There is also a working office number where potential clients can listen to a special message from the staff, and even leave messages of their own. The site also includes photos and video, which will be regularly updated. Full Moon, Inc. stars Khristian Fulmer as Nick Moon, Erin Lilley as his secretary, Daisy O’Reilly, and Leah Christine Johnson as Moon’s newest client, Lilah Fontaine. They’re … [Read more...]

Face your fears with two new clips from Fear Clinic

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FEAR CLINIC, the latest excursion into unrelenting terror, will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on February 10, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The highly anticipated shocker stars horror icon Robert “Freddy Krueger” Englund, Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, as well as Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut, and is directed by Robert G. Hall (Lightning Bug, Laid to Rest, ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest II). With blood-chilling special effects by award-winning FX creators Robert Kurtzman and Steve Johnson, FEAR CLINIC will take viewers on an unforgettable journey into the very soul of terror itself. Co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, the film is based on the critically acclaimed and fan favorite 2009 FEARnet.com series. When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the “Fear Clinic,” hoping to find the answers they need to get cured. Dr. … [Read more...]

Horror Writers Association Reveals Final Ballot for Bram Stoker Awards®

Los Angeles—Feb. 23, 2015. The Horror Writers Association, the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, today announced the 2014 nominees for the iconic Bram Stoker Award®. Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards® are presented annually for superior writing in eleven categories including traditional fiction of various lengths, poetry, screenplays and non-fiction. Previous winners include Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates and Neil Gaiman. The HWA also presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to living individuals who have made a substantial and enduring contribution to the genre. This year’s Lifetime Achievement recipients are Jack Ketchum and Tanith Lee. “This year’s nominees have not only penned remarkable works, they have raised the bar for exceptional writing and have helped shape the continuing evolution of the genre,” said Lisa Morton, HWA … [Read more...]

Inspector of the Dead

Legendary thriller writer David Morrell, creator of Rambo, returns to Victorian England with INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD, a sequel to his 2013 novel MURDER AS A FINE ART.  MURDER AS A FINE ART told a fictional tale about a real man, Thomas De Quincey, a writer who scandalized London society with his memoir, CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER, which detailed his struggle with drug addiction. De Quincey was, by all accounts, a fascinating figure, and Morrell took superb advantage of De Quincey's intellect and intuition by throwing him into the middle of a series of gruesome killings, recreations of the infamous Ratcliffe Highway murders, which De Quincey had written about in real life, in an three-part essay entitled ON MURDER CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE FINE ARTS. Accompanied by his devoted daughter, Emily, and aided by Scotland Yard's Inspector Sean Ryan and Constable Joseph Becker, De Quincey eventually exposed the murderer, and restored calm to a panic-stricken … [Read more...]

The Boneyard

I've been a fan of Keith Minnion since I first stumbled blindly into the world of small-press horror. I started as a fan of his art, and followed him to his publishing venture, White Noise Press, which prints some of the most amazing chapbooks that I have ever laid eyes on. His debut novel, THE BONEYARD, is the last straw, though. It's completely and utterly unfair to learn that such a supremely talented artist is also capable of writing one of the best, most original horror novels I've read in quite some time.  THE BONEYARD is a supernatural mystery that spans decades, starting out in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1921, with a chilling disappearance. Young John Randall Pitcairn is taken up in a biplane as a birthday surprise...in short order, the plane disappears, only to reappear and mysteriously crash. The pilot is dying from thousand of strange cuts, and young John is missing. Minnion lays on the creepiness, as John's Uncle Lucian, who arranged for the … [Read more...]