Happy New Year

Posted on 1st January 2011 in Blog

I just wanted to wish all of our readers out there a Happy New Year!  May 2011 bring you much joy and happiness, and many, many great spooky books.

Looking at my reading pile (which is as epic as Dan Simmons’ recently reviewed Carrion Comfort) I have to say that without even taking into account some of the cool new upcoming books headed our way in 2011, I’ve still a fair few volumes sprinkled in from the past few years and decades to make my way through.  Not that I’m complaining you understand.

I am eagerly looking forward to the new horror, supernatural and weird books headed our way this year.  Three books especially stand out for me that will see publication in the first few months of the year. Click here to read more.. »

‘Twas the night before Xmas…

Posted on 24th December 2010 in Blog

I trust you’ve all finished your Christmas shopping, wrapping, card writing and sending, decoration hanging, and food preparation duties?  If so, and you’ve been good this year, then why not treat yourselves to Charle’s Dickens’ classic Christmas ghost story A Christmas Carol in audio novel format as provided to the listening public free of charge online by those kind folks at Penguin.  You can listen to the novel, narrated by Geoffrey Palmer, at the Penguin audio site here.

In the meantime I want to wish all of our readers a Happy Christmas.  I hope you have a great one, and that you also manage to squeeze in an hour or two with a good book (spooky or not).

Stephen King’s Book Vehicles Get Rebooted

Posted on 16th December 2010 in Blog

The last couple of years have seen a large number of remakes and reboots of film properties.  From J. J. Abrams’ successful Star Trek remastery, to Rob Zombie’s powerful remake of the first two Halloween films, to Chris Nolan’s Batman Begins and its sequel.  The last of the caped crusader flicks alone netted a cool $1 bil.  Then there’ve been the more questionable remakes – Nightmare on Elm Street, anyone?

Variety reported that there are plans afoot to remake Stephen King’s 1980 novel Firestarter as a multi-picture enterprise.   The 1984 original starred Drew Barrymore, and plans are set to make the character in the remake even edgier.  Click here to read more.. »

Del Toro to Helm Video Game Project

Posted on 13th December 2010 in Blog

The Strain-trilogy co-author and revered film director Guillermo Del Toro confirmed another hat-trick horror vehicle through a planned video game project currently called Insane.

The co-author of books such as The Strain and The Fall, as well as director of Hellboy 1 & 2, Pan’s Labyrinth and Cronos to name a few, has inked a deal with THQ to produce a horror video game trilogy. Click here to read more.. »