Thursday, March 4, 2010

Fresh Blood: New Releases In the World of Horror

compiled by Nickolas Cook and Steven M. Duarte

The Black Glove is proud to announce the newest chapter in great horror literature to come...

All serious fiction deals (to some extent) with dark themes, and many great works of literature have employed supernatural, surreal or existentialist elements. These books have power. They endure, because they appeal to serious readers and provide thoughtful entertainment.
On the current publishing scene, however, dark novels of distinction often find themselves unwelcome … and uninvited.

Uninvited Books is on a mission. Think of us as a flame in the darkness, growing slowly to reveal treasures … as well as nightmares. Our goal is to restore the mantle of visionary artistry, skilled craftsmanship and psychological sophistication to dark literature. Maintaining an unrelenting focus on artistic integrity, we hope to publish books that will transcend genre classifications. Is this a radical approach to publishing? Perhaps. Is it subversive? Even revolutionary? Lovers of dark fiction have been waiting for exactly this revolution.”

No titles have yet been disclosed, but the good people at Uninvited Books promise to keep us apprised as to their future plans and newest titles.

And I urge you to buy from them, to help support quality horror literature in a genre that is too quickly sliding into the Dark Ages (i.e.- Zebra-foil-cover-land again) Visit their web site and get on their mailing list.

Uninvited Books~~~

Two exciting announcements from Living Dead Press:

Now Available!


The history of the walking dead is a long one.
Since before man walked the Earth, the dead have been with us.
Rotting, decrepit animated corpses have existed, and in many places, have helped create the evolution of the very history we all know as fact, but yet they have always remained hidden from mankind as the sands of time flowed through the hour glass.
From Egypt, to London, to the first moon landing, to the old West; zombies have been a part of our culture, our very lives, though each time it has been erased, eradicated from our history.
Perhaps in these lost tales of our past is the hope for our future.
In these stories might very well be the answers of what to do when the zombie apocalypse finally arrives. So read these tales quickly and learn from them.
For even in the past, the dead walk, and if they did once before, it’s a fact they will do so again.
The only question is: When will that be and will you be prepared.
(NOTE: This writer is proud to announce his story THEM OTHERS, a tale of Southern slaves and zombies, is included within this new collection of zombie tales from the hottest new names in horror fiction.)

This title can be purchased here

Another exciting new title from the Living Dead Press crew

The Book of Cannibals

Human meat . . . the ultimate taboo.
Deep down, in the dark recesses of your mind, can you honestly say you never wondered how it might taste?
Honestly, never wondered if a chunk of thigh tasted like chicken or pork?
Or if a hunk of an arm was similar to steak? And what kind of wine would be served with it, red or white?
Would a human liver be no different than one from a cow, or a pig?
For all we know, human flesh is as tender as veal, better than the finest tenderloin.
And that is what the stories in this book are about, eating each other.
But be warned, after reading these tales of mastication, you may just become a vegetarian, or at the very least, think twice before taking your first bite of that juicy steak at your local restaurant.

This new collection of fresh cannibal fiction can be purchased here

In Movie News...

Alice in Wonderland
Release date: March 05, 2010
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter
While not actually a horror film, Tim Burton's take on the classic story of young Alice’s acid trip journey through Wonderland definitely has that dark Gothic flairby which Burton has made his living these past decades. The telling of the classic novel is done through the eyes of Burton, along with a helping hand from the always great Johnny Depp.

Season of The Witch
Release date: March 19, 2010 (Delayed)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman, Stephen Campbell Moore, Claire Foy, Robbie Sheehan
Not too much buzz surrounds Nick Cage’s next film, “Season of The Witch.” Buzz is not always needed for success, but with a name as big as Cage one has to wonder if he has lost some of his star power. The film follows two knights who are given the task of transporting a suspected which to an abbey. The witch is to participate in a ritual to end the black plague of the 14th century.

Repo Men
Release date March 19, 2010
Starring: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber, RZA

While not to be confused with Repo: The Genetic Opera, Repo Men is a futuristic take on the supplying of manmade human organs for profit. What it does share in common with Genetic Opera is the repo men involved in taking back the organs for those who default on payments.

Clash of the Titans
Release date March 26, 2010
Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
Another month come and gone and Hollywood has yet another remake to bestow upon us. At least this time it’s for an older film that screamed remake. The original 1981 film will always be a classic for its time. Due to the special effects available many of the creatures were childish and laughable. Fast forward to 2010 and inject a big budget into a remake and we are in for one hell of a ride.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This elderly editor, who sat through the original Clash of the Titans many years ago, did not find the great Ray Harryhausen special effects childish or laughable. In fact, Kraken gave me fucking nightmares. That being said, my esteemed co-editor, who was not yet even thought of in the golden movie year of 1981, is welcome to his opinion. But I still say phooey on it, nonetheless. Now I return you to your reading pleasure, while I go soak bread in warm milk to gum my food for easier digestion.)

--Steven M. Duarte

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