You know what happens to nosey people in horror don't you? They find out all about it. Just before they DIE! But at least they're better informed before they go. So here's some news for you to bone up on; just keep looking over your shoulder as you read...and read fast...
Ian Berriman sends word about SFX's Special Horror Edition, featuring the top 20 horror villains you don't want to pick a fight with and lots of other shrink-wrapped goodies you won't get from digital publishing:
special editionof the new decade is SFX COLLECTION: HORROR, your ultimate guide to the dark side of the imagination. It features a beefy 14-page news section, oodles of in-depth new features, And Free Gifts! * A giant-sized, double-sided poster featuring two classic John Carpenter films: The Thing and Halloween. * Three horror-themed beermats. * Two horror villain badges.
Vince Liaguno proudly announces the winners of Dark Scribe Magazine's 3rd Annual Black Quill Awards--honoring the past year's best in horror, suspense, and thrillers.
Chicago-based author Gillian Flynn snagged the coveted Editor’s Choice award for DARK GENRE NOVEL OF THE YEAR for her sophomore effort, DARK PLACES, while veteran dark scribe Dan Simmons took Readers’ Choice honors in the same category for DROOD, his historical reimagining of the last years of Charles Dickens’ life. Simmons was nominated in the same category in 2007 for THE TERROR.
Complete news in the Black Quill Awards Press Release.
Derek Beck of Neko Neko Films sends along this news:
"We recently completed a horror/comedy skit called "The Eighth Prince of Hell". We just released it last Wednesday: 'Trevor is possessed by a demon named Dave; who is awesome' Eighth Prince of Hell."
From Horror Realm, news about the Charity Art Auction in recognition of Women in Horror Month--Second annual Cara Gasper Memorial Art Auction benefits Animal Rescue League:
The event will be held February 27 from 7 PM to 10 PM at Human Production Gallery in Bethel Park, PA. Net proceeds will benefit the Animal Rescue League of Western PA. Admission is free and there will be complimentary refreshments. The event is open to all ages.
Auction items will be donated by friends of Cara, a local artist who passed away in 2008, and members of the local arts and crafts community. The main focus is women in horror but all donations regardless of genre will be accepted. The format will be a silent auction with “buy now” pricing for patrons wishing to bypass the bidding process. Buy Now will end at 8:30 PM and the silent auction bidding will close at 9:30 PM.
And from Skyler White, "my debut dark urban fantasy novel,and Falling, Fly, will be released by Berkley on March 2, 2010. As an edgy, feminist work,and Falling, Fly re-appropriates vampires for a more mature audience. The book's counterculture settings (tattoo parlors, goth-metal bars, absinthe dens), undercurrents of literary and classical mythology, neuroscience and on-the-ground research in rural Ireland, as well as its heroine's inner journey toward claiming her own desire, could provide interesting angles for an interview, chat session or other feature."
Set in the lush, Irish steampunk Hotel of the Damned,and Falling, Fly pits the fallen angel of desire, now a vampire, against a self-medicating neuroscientist to explore the nature of feminine desire. The result of extensive academic research in mythology and neuroscience and personal exploration of remote Irish locations,and Falling, Fly has garnered advance praise from Anya Bast and Julie Kenner.