Press Release: Women in Horror Film Festival Update
Meet Horror Icon Lynn Lowry at the Women in Horror Film Festival!
Lynn Lowry, the iconic horror actress from films such as George A. Romero’s “The Crazies” (1973), David Cronenberg’s “Shivers” (1975), and Paul Schrader’s “Cat People” (1982), will be in attendance at this year’s Women in Horror Film Festival! Lynn also recently starred in the indie horror hit, “Model
Lynn also recently starred in the indie horror hit, “Model Hunger” (2016), directed by Debbie Rochon.
The Women in Horror Film Festival, which will take place from September 21 – 24 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Peachtree City, GA, will be a great opportunity for horror fans to come and meet this special guest. Lynn Lowry will be selling autographed posters, photos, DVDs and Blu-Rays at the event.
Tickets can be purchased in advance via the Women in Horror Film Festival website. The Women in Horror Film Festival is also currently accepting film and screenplay submissions. Films and screenplays may be submitted via the Women in Horror Film Festival FilmFreeway page.
All finalists in all categories will receive a complimentary VIP pass to the festival. Winners in all categories will receive a custom designed trophy from genre sculpture artist Karl Libecap of Monster Dork Studio. Feature film finalists will be considered by international distributor, Terror Films, for distribution and the winning feature film will be featured in a 2-page spread in Dead,Buried and Back.
Screenplay winners will receive prizes from Inktip, Screenwriters University, The Writers Store, and Jungle Software. The best student film will receive a filmmaking grant, as well as a session with Mark Simon, who has worked in the industry for over three decades on major motion pictures such as One Missed Call, Nightmare On Elm Street 3, The Breakfast Club, Risky Business, and more. There will be even more prizes for winners and finalists TBA! The Women in Horror Film Festival also currently has table reservations available for genre artists, vendors, authors, and performers. Tables are limited, and may be reserved at www.wihff.com.
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Jenn Vix’s side project The Sound of the Possessed. This is a psychedelic indie rock band.
In 1975, young Bill Simmons is the new kid in New Milford. Bullied and struggling for acceptance, he meets four other boys who form the ‘the Cemetery League’, a group devoted to the weird, exotic and bizarre in movies, comics and television. Each boy carries their own secrets which combine to come to a violent and fiery conclusion in a lonely Connecticut forest.
Now, nearly forty years later, the events of that night come back to haunt Bill Simmons as, one by one, the members of the Cemetery League are targeted by an unknown force that may have unnatural links to their past. Has something, or someone, come to exact a bloody vengeance? And how is it linked to a serial killer’s twenty year spree throughout the Nutmeg State?
To answer these questions, Bill Simmons will have to face his greatest fears and the failure that destroyed his life and left him a hopeless alcoholic. But will it be enough?
Press Release: The 45th’s Terrifying Tomorrow: All of the Flesh Served
How does a Horror/Dark Fantasy writer deal with the anxiety from our current political climate? He writes about it.
Terry M. West’s All of the Flesh Served is a novella due out on May 5th. The description:
Hundreds of years after the great cataclysm, the Ministry of the 45th survive in a network of scientific bunkers. The last bastion of the old holy order, the 45th are bent on rebuilding the scorched earth and eliminating God’s enemies. The Ministry wages a war against the mutant topsiders that occupy the dead states of the Soviet Union of America. Defending the 45th are the Red Guard, genetically engineered soldiers who are programmed to obey through their lifebrand. Dr. Morgan is a serviceman for Unit 468 of the Red Guard. His lifebrand being medicine, Dr. Morgan is the longest surviving field medic to serve. But Dr. Morgan is a deeply conflicted man with violent fantasies that contradict his pledge to preserve life. After escaping an abduction by the topsiders, Dr. Morgan’s faith is cracked. During a furlough in the high Chancellor’s bunker, Dr. Morgan is hailed a hero and taken off the front lines. But he soon realizes that someone has altered his lifebrand and lifted the veil that concealed the greatest deception ever perpetrated. Dr. Morgan has just become the most dangerous man in the wastelands. And when he discovers who the real enemy is, the revelation unleashes a fury strong enough to destroy what is left of the earth.
Expanded from a post-apocalyptic short story Terry wrote two years ago, he decided to center the novella on a possible dark future caused by the political actions currently in motion. “An all out attack on humanity, endangered species, the planet itself, and democracy. You know, that pesky little thing many, many Americans have died to protect,” Terry elaborates.
“The story begins with a quote from Voltaire,” Terry said. “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities. And there lies the center premise of the story. This isn’t a satire. I have been wracked with fear and anger, and rather than unleashing it on people who disagree with me, I decided to work it out in this story. And this isn’t a one-sided attack. I have tried to give a feasible motivation to the Ministry of the 45th. There is a message to this story. I honestly feel this is the most important tale I have ever created. I hope more artists express themselves during this insanity.”
All of the Flesh Served can be pre-ordered here for only $0.99: https://www.amazon.com/All-Flesh-Served-Terry-West-ebook/dp/B06X17JQ1Z/
Press Release: Special Edition of Bird Box by Josh Malerman
When Bird Box by Josh Malerman was published in 2014 it became a sensation and a hugely successful debut novel. With a dystopian world so frightening because of its many unknowns, the book struck a cord with readers and resulted in a significant success for HarperCollins.
Now Dark Regions Press will be publishing the first-ever special edition of Bird Box by Josh Malerman.
This special edition features original wraparound color dust jacket artwork by Vincent Chong, ten interior illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne, a new afterword and 9,000 word story entitled “Bobby Knocks” from author Josh Malerman and will be offered in two signed collectible formats.
Bird Box Special Edition by Josh Malerman will be available from Dark Regions Press on July 11th 2017 exclusively on DarkRegions.com. Offered in two limited edition oversized hardcover formats featuring dust jackets, foil stampings and signature sheets signed by the author and artists. Limited to just 526 copies total between both editions. Distributed to a limited amount of specialty stores and available directly on DarkRegions.com.
(dust jacket artwork by Vincent Chong for Bird Box Special Edition by Josh Malerman coming Summer 2017 from Dark Regions Press)
Bird Box Synopsis
Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.
Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it’s time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat–blindfolded–with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?
Interweaving past and present, Bird Box is a snapshot of a world unraveled that will have you racing to the final page.
About the Author
Josh Malerman is the author of the novels Bird Box (ECCO/HarperCollins, 2014) and Black Mad Wheel (ECCO/HarperCollins, 2017) as well as the novellas Ghastle and Yule and A House at the Bottom of a Lake, a score of short stories such as “The Givens Sensor Board” (Lost Signals), “The Bigger Bedroom” (Chiral Mad 3), “Danny” (Scary Out There), and “I Can Taste the Blood” (I Can Taste the Blood.) He’s also the guitarist/songwriter for the rock band The High Strung whose song “The Luck You Got” is the theme song for Showtime’s hit series Shameless.
Valentine Wolf has started production on a new album. The tentative title is “Death and the Maiden”. We’ll be exploring themes of death and dying and how we process that as a modern culture. We’ll also be working in some Victorian ideas about death because they did things really creepy in this era.
Here is some behind the scenes looks about recording, composing, and different aspects (the long and exacting search for that perfect bass tone) of this album in the making. Watch here on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqP958Qsfy0&authuser=0
Until the new album, enjoy this new video Valentine Wolf released in February
“A Valentine for Frankenstein”