Saturday, October 5, 2013

New and Upcoming Horror Projects

I can't wait for these to release!

* Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

The sequel to Ms. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will come out January 14, 2014. I enjoyed the first book and I look forward to new vintage photos and creepy stories. Here's the description from Amazon:

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

* The Dead and Empty World by Carrie Ryan

Carrie Ryan announced today that her newest edition to The Forest of Hands and Teeth world: a collection of short stories. It's for sale NOW on Amazon for the ridiculously low price of $2.99. I'm so excited for this! The world she created with that series is one of the best out there and I can't wait to get back there. Here's what she has to say about it on her blog:

"...I began writing short stories set in the same world as The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Some of them I used to explore characters from the books (Sister Tabitha in the story “Hare Moon”) and some of them I used to play out my worst nightmares (being stuck in a life raft with someone who’d been bitten as in “Flotsam & Jetsam”). In many I tested out escape plans to determine whether they’d be successful (“A Game of Firsts” and “Bougainvillea”) and in some I just wanted to know how to build a life in a terrible world (“Scenic Route”). The Dead and Empty World represents my own struggle to determine what it means to do more that simply survive – but to actually live life despite the obstacles – dead or alive – that stand in the way.

* Birth of the Living Dead film

This is a documentary about the making of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead. It was made on a shoe string budget and they created horror movie history. The film will be released October 18th in theaters.

"In 1968 a young college drop-out named George A. Romero directed "Night of the Living Dead," a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day.

"Birth of the Living Dead," a new documentary, shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers — policemen, iron workers, teachers, ad-men, housewives and a roller-rink owner — to shoot, with a revolutionary guerrilla, run-and-gun style, his seminal film. During that process Romero and his team created an entirely new and horribly chilling monster -- one that was undead and feasted upon human flesh.

This new documentary also immerses audiences into the singular time in which "Night" was shot. Archival footage of the horrors of Vietnam and racial violence at home combined with iconic music from the 60s invites viewers to experience how Romero's tumultuous film reflected this period in American history. "Birth of the Living Dead" shows us how this young filmmaker created a world-renowned horror film that was also a profound insight into how our society really works."

Any new or upcoming horror projects that you are excited for?

1 comment:

Sullivan McPig said...

Hollow City look cool. Must go preorder it soon