Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fresh Blood: New Releases In the World of Horror

compiled by Nickolas Cook and Steven M. Duarte.


From the good folks at Uninvited Books:

"A haunting and melancholy work of psychological horror ... continually ratchets up the intensity ... a unique and well-told tale." See the full fantastic review here...

"Magnificent” ~ Tomb of Dark Delights

“This is dark fiction as it is meant to be written.” ~ Literary Mayhem

“Works on so many levels and Gifune succeeds brilliantly on all of them.” ~ Horror World

“An eerie, disturbing tale of violence and redemption ... transformation and violence ... destiny and sacrifice. Showcases Gifune's gift for creating an atmosphere of unease.” ~ Shroud Magazine

GARDENS OF NIGHT by Greg F. Gifune is available in paperback and as an eBook.
For more information, visit Uninvited Books for more information.

"A taut horror-thriller - LITTLE BOY LOST takes the fear and anguish felt for a lost child and magnifies it ten-fold by incorporating a supernatural element."

T. M. Wright's brilliant novel of surreal horror - LITTLE BOY LOST - has been out of print for nearly a decade. Now Uninvited Books is delighted to make it available to readers once again.

"Wright is more than a master of quiet horror; he's a one-man definition of the term."

"One of the most original writers of the surreal and macabre ... a rare and blazing talent."

LITTLE BOY LOST has just been reissued as a trade paperback from Uninvited Books.
Paperback, $16.95
ISBN 978-0-9830457-4-8
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the Horror Mall.

When his six-year-old son vanishes, Miles Gale is suspected of having committed an unthinkable crime. He alone knows that the truth is even more unthinkable: his son has been taken by a creature out of time, a creature out of nightmare. The boy's mother has returned to claim him ... and Miles will have to go through hell to get him back.

The many rave reviews T. M. Wright has recieved over the decades of his writing career:

"Hallucinatory ... eerie."

"Sharply etched."

"Relentlessly original."

From the new publisher of some great classics

Two reprints from a master of horror fiction, Ray Garton...




We Are the Night
Release date: May 27, 2011

Starring: Karoline Herfurth, Nina Hoss, Anna Fischer, Jennifer Ulrich, Max Riemelt

This stylistic German vampire flick is new to me and was already released overseas and us Yanks are just now getting a chance to see it as it hits theaters in a limited release. I’m not a big fan of Vampire movies that are made to look “cool,” but seeing as this is from Germany I will reserve judgment until I actually see it.

X- Men: First Class
Release date: June 3, 2011

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Caleb Landry Jones, Nicholas Hoult,January Jones, Lucas Till

A telling of the early days of Professor Xavier’s X-Men we get to witness the rise of the original X-Men members in addition to the rise of the steel bending villain Magneto. Here’s hoping this one’s better than the atrocious X-Men 3.

Super 8
Release date: June 10, 2011

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard

JJ Abrams hits us with another Alien monster flick with Super 8. Not much is known about the film's monster(s?) as the script and any creature sketches have not been made public.

Release date: June 10, 2011

Starring: Otto Jespersen, Glenn Erland Trosterud, Hans Morten Hansen, Johanna Mørch, Tomas Alf Larsen

Norway is not only good for black metal but apparently for well made monster films as I have heard nothing but good buzz surrounding Trollhunter. The film was shot with a small budget but you really can’t tell when you see what was put in to the film.

The Green Lantern
Release date: June 17, 2011

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett

It’s about time the Green Lantern has his own feature length film. My only concern is Ryan Reynolds ability to pull off the portrayal of Hal Jordin while not trying to turn it too much into a comedic performance. I also have an issue with him being both Deadpool and Green Lantern.

--Steven M. Duarte