Press Release: Christmas Horror. Volume 1

Christmas Horror Volume 1

from Dark Regions Press featuring new tales of holiday terror by Joe R. Lansdale, John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, Jeff Strand and more color illustrated by Zach McCain is now available for preorder at: http://www.darkregions.com/books/new-releases/christmas-horror-volume-1
b7cab5d8-e403-4be7-8d94-f2441b25befaIntroducing the new annual Dark Regions Press holiday anthology: Christmas Horror. Volume 1 features all new and original stories from authors Joe R. Lansdale, John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, Jeff Strand, J. F. Gonzalez, Stephen Mark Rainey, Nate Southard, Shane McKenzie and (in deluxe hardcover retail editions only) William Meikle. Each story is preceded by a full page/full bleed color illustration by artist Zach McCain.
Table of Contents
“Santa Explains” by Joe R. Lansdale
“The Endless Black of Friday” by Nate Southard
“Red Rage” by Stephen Mark Rainey
“Pointy Canes” by Jeff Strand
“Naughty” by Shane McKenzie
“Krampusnacht in Cell Block J” by Cody Goodfellow
“The Shittiest Guy in the World (A Christmas Fable)” by John Skipp
“Belsnickel” by J. F. Gonzalez
“The Color That Stole Christmas” by William Meikle (Deluxe Hardcover Retail Editions and Expanding Grab Bag 2 Exclusive Editions Only)
More information on Christmas Horror Volume 1 can be found on the DarkRegions.com website.

HorrorAddicts.net 096, Patricia Santos

Horror Addicts Episode# 096

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Cancer Killing Gemini

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25 days till Halloween!

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monster music, halloween traditions, fright night, movie quiz, win, jessica robinson, life lessons from slasher films, masters of macabre announcement, jeremiah kipp, contact, dark regions press, joe r. lansdale, best band season 8 poll, valentine wolfe, annabel lee, free fiction friday, the darker passions: dracula, amarantha knight, black magic, witch movies, kbatz must bring dvds, mike lombardo, reel splatter productions, dany and dany, yaoi, anima, events, happy birthday marc vale!!!, dead mail, ghost sightings, dye your hair, writing advice, spooky locations in california, patricia santos, the weeping woman

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Press Release: Black Labyrinth Book II

Black Labyrinth Book II: Joe R. Lansdale illustrated by Santiago Caruso

Horror exists within all of us. Darkness encroaches and recedes through our minds, an amoeba that fluctuates in strength and intent. It only defines us without resistance.

These are stories where resistance falters or is lost entirely. This is where the boundaries between the innerverse and the outerverse recede. Perceptions will be warped. Friends will become demons.

Enter Black Labyrinth, the first imprint of books purely dedicated to psychological horror. Written by the masters of horror and dark fiction. Illustrated by artist Santiago Caruso. Published by Dark Regions Press.

May we navigate together on October 8th, 2013.

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Press Rlease: Black Labyrinth – Joe R. Lansdale

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Joe R. Lansdale Joins the Black Labyrnith Imprint

Author of Edge of Dark Water and Ranked in Top

10 Horror Authors of All Time

Dark Regions Press is excited to announce that the best-selling author of Edge of Dark Water, The Bottoms, the Hap and Leonard novel series and Bubba Hotep will be joining Tom Piccirilli in the list of ten Black Labyrinth authors. Joe will be delivering an original psychological horror novella to the press by the end of 2013.

The projected launch publication date for the book on the DarkRegions.com website on Tuesday, November 12th of this year.

The book will be available in all Black Labyrinth editions, including the specialty oversized Ultra-Deluxe hardcover tome. For more information on the Black Labyrinth imprint visit the Black Labyrinth page at: http://www.darkregions.com/blacklabyrinth

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in eighteen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies. He has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others. His novella Bubba Hotep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story Incident On and Off a Mountain Road was adapted to film for Showtime’s Masters of Horror. He is currently co-producing several films, among them The Bottoms, based on his Edgar Award-winning novel, with Bill Paxton and Brad Wyman, and The Drive-In, with Greg Nicotero. He is Writer In Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University, and is the founder of the martial arts system Shen Chuan: Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan Family System. He is a member of both the United States and International Martial Arts Halls of Fame. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.

For more information on Joe Lansdale, be sure to check out these sites:

Amazon Author Page

http://www.joerlansdale.com/

Midnight Echo Issue 8

Cover-for-ME81In the last year, Journalstone publishing has grown to be a major publisher of  horror and speculative fiction  in the United States. Over the last year they have published several new novels, taken over the Hell Notes horror blog and bought Dark Discoveries Magazine. In addition to that they also have become the US distributor for Midnight Echo, the official magazine of the Australian Horror Writers Association.

Midnight Echo issue 8 has just been released and has something that all horror fans will like. It contains 130 pages of dark literature, poetry, comics, interviews, art work, editorials, book reviews  and  non fiction pieces on mysterious locations in Australia.  Just looking through Midnight Echo magazine, you can see that it was a labor of love to put this magazine together.  The artwork is beautiful and the writing is excellent. The Australian Horror Writers Association does a great job of promoting horror art and literature in Australia, and they prove it in this magazine.

There are 12 short stories in this magazine with subjects ranging from zombies to an insane over protective mother. One of my favorite stories was A Visit With Friends by Joe R Lansdale. This story takes place in the future when people who didn’t get flu shots start to turn into zombies. There are four main characters, two of them have started to trap zombies and torture them which leads the other two to decide if the zombies deserve compassion or are they mindless creatures. I loved how the end leaves the reader thinking about what is morally right or wrong.

Another good story here is Blissful Ignorance by Matt Wedge which is about a very religious, overprotective mother and is told from a young girl’s prospective. The ending of this one is shocking and may be hard to read if your a guy. A lot of the the stories in Midnight Echo are by Australian writers or take place in Australia.  I think this makes Midnight Echo different then other horror magazines and gave things a local flavor.

Issue 8 of Midnight Echo also contains 3 poems and an article on understanding poetry written by Charles Lovecraft. Since I find most poetry goes over my head, I found the article very helpful. Other non fiction material in Midnight Echo includes an article about diseases in horror films written by Gary Kemble, an art column that explores the world of horror comics and interviews with Jack Ketchum, Lee Battersby and Glen Chadbourne.

The people who put together Midnight Echo aren’t satisfied with bringing you fiction and interviews, they also have some great artwork by Glen Chadbourne , Chris Mars, who did the cover and David Schembri.  The magazine also includes an ongoing comic series about vampires called Allure Of The Ancients, The Key To His Kingdom written by Mark Farrugia and illustrated by Greg Chapman.

Looking through the pages of Midnight Echo magazine, its obvious that everyone involved in the creation of the magazine has a passion for what they do. In the opening of issue 8 the editors say they want to publish “hard-edged-horror that pushed the boundaries and also blurred the distinction between right and wrong. ” I think they have succeeded in making  readers feel scared and entertained at the same time. Midnight Echo is a magazine for horror lovers by horror lovers and I think if your into horror you should give this magazine a shot.

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