Announcements

Sex and Slaughter on the GLHC podcast? Tune in now!

April 13, 2017 0

The GREAT LAKES HORROR COMPANY podcast is back from its re-structuring hiatus with some new faces and a new monthly schedule (with occasional bonus episodes). It’s also now an official Library of the Damned production. The recent changes see show creator Andrew Robertson taking a leave from the podcast to focus on the Group Hex series of horror anthologies. Sephera Giron has filled the vacancy and joins Monica S. Kuebler as co-producer of the show, and [READ MORE]

News

2017: The Year of King? THE MIST TV series trailer debuts

April 12, 2017 0

It’s 2017 but Stephen King properties are as hot now as they were back in the 1980s. With the much-anticipated feature film adaptations of The Dark Tower and IT dropping in August and September of this year, respectively, and several new book announcements from the author himself, King’s work is experiencing something of a second renaissance (though he’s never really been out of the mainstream spotlight during the course of his lengthy and prolific career). Of course, [READ MORE]

News

NOTES FROM THE WEB: Sleeping Beauties, Tim Lebbon, and more!

March 30, 2017 0

Welcome to our first edition of Notes From the Web, a summary of cool/interesting/noteworthy stuff happening online in the world of horror. Not everything can be a full blog post, after all! * * * SLEEPING BEAUTIES Excerpt and Cover Reveal Over at Entertainment Weekly, you can read an excerpt from the upcoming collaboration between Stephen King and his son Owen. The plot of the novel is described on Amazon as: “In a future so real [READ MORE]

Trailers

The IT trailer arrives… and the Librarian reminisces

March 29, 2017 0

IT holds a dear spot in my heart, and when I say that I mean both Stephen King’s epic, sprawling 1986 novel and the 1990 TV miniseries. I discovered the book around age thirteen, at the height of my adolescent Stephen King obsession (I read his entire oeuvre up until that point in a period of slightly under two years). The telefilm hit the airwaves the year after. I don’t remember how I convinced my dad to let [READ MORE]

5 For Frightening

Five for Frightening: J. Daniel Stone on BLOOD KISS

March 23, 2017 0

As promised in the March/April 2017 edition of Rue Morgue magazine in which I spotlighted J. Daniel Stone’s Blood Kiss (available now from Villipede Publications), here’s the tie-in author interview to take you even deeper between the covers of this startling and edgy read. Magic lies in both creation and destruction in Blood Kiss, which sees an underground artist and a spoken word poet come together in more ways than one to exorcise the demons  of [READ MORE]

Excerpts

Read the first chapter of Alys Arden’s THE ROMEO CATCHERS on Wattpad

March 20, 2017 0

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Alys Arden’s debut novel The Casquette Girls, a witches vs. vampires showdown in Storm-ravaged streets of New Orleans. The follow-up, The Romeo Catchers, is due in bookstores this May from Skyscape, but for those who just can’t wait to dip their toes back into this fantastical world, last week Alys posted the first chapter of the new book to Wattpad. Click here to read. And if you [READ MORE]

Great Lakes Horror Company

Listen to the Great Lakes Horror Company’s WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH Special

February 28, 2017 0

While the Library needed to close its doors in recent weeks for some physical renovations (hence the lack of updates), it’s time to shine some light in on the gloom once more. On this final day of February, as the 8th annual Women in Horror Month draws to a close, the GREAT LAKES HORROR COMPANY podcast is sneaking in under the wire with a special episode. Tune in below – or on iTunes (as soon [READ MORE]

News

2016 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced

January 20, 2017 2

The Horror Writers Association has announced the Preliminary Ballot for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards, which will be handed out at this year’s StokerCon (April 27-30 in Long Beach, California). Even if you are not a voting member of the HWA, this list is always interesting because it allows one to seek out horror stories from the previous calendar year that they might have missed. So without further delay, the list: Superior Achievement in a Novel Fenn, [READ MORE]

Publishing News

Get Your First Peek at M.R. Carey’s THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE

January 17, 2017 0

There are few things we’re more excited about here at the Library than the upcoming release of Mike Carey’s prequel to his 2014 novel The Girl With All the Gifts (which is also now a damned fine film – you can read more about that in Rue Morgue’s Jan/Feb 2017 cover story written by yours truly). But today we got our first look at the cover of The Boy on the Bridge (out May 2 [READ MORE]

Great Lakes Horror Company

Tune in to the GREAT LAKES HORROR COMPANY’s Holiday Special

December 30, 2016 0

Baby, it’s cold outside, so why not come a bit closer, throw a log on the old fire and tune in to the latest episode of the Great Lakes Horror Company for the podcast’s first ever Winter Fiction Special. Hosted by Andrew Robertson, the half-hour show features Lou Rera’s “Three Weisman, ” Bill Snider’s “Santa Is Dead But Not Buried,” and an excerpt from Crystal Bourque’s new novel No Escape (Book 2 of The Book [READ MORE]

Excerpts

Read an excerpt from Kaitlyn Davis’ IGNITE

December 22, 2016 0

If your wallet’s hurtin’ after all that Christmas shopping and you need some paranormal romance/fantasy therapy that isn’t going to break the bank, read on for an excerpt from Kaitlyn Davis’ Midnight Fire series (Ignite, Simmer, Blaze, Scorch, and Burn: An Anniversary Novella). Right now, all four books plus a bonus novella are available for only 99 cents. Synopsis: Kira Dawson has the power to burn vampires to a crisp. The problem is, she doesn’t [READ MORE]

Great Lakes Horror Company

GROUP HEX Vol. 1 available now!

December 14, 2016 0

We’re pleased to announce that Group Hex – the first anthology from the Library’s partner podcast, the Great Lakes Horror Company – is now available. The collection features new and reprinted works from Kelley Armstrong, Nancy Kilpatrick, John R. Little, Julianne Snow, Suzanne Church, Douglas Smith, the Library’s very own Librarian, and many more. Here’s Group Hex‘s official teaser: The Great Lakes Horror Company presents this collection of 19 new and previously published horror stories from some of the best [READ MORE]

Excerpts

Read an excerpt from Maria Alexander’s SNOWED

December 7, 2016 0

If you like to keep your reading list seasonal, Maria Alexander’s Christmas-themed YA dark fantasy novel Snowed should be on your radar. Released last month from Raw Dog Screaming Press, it tells the tale of robotics whiz Charity and the strange new foster kid her mother brings home, who will soon challenge everything she knows and believes – and put her and her friends in a world of danger. All in all, it’s a wonderful revisionist take [READ MORE]

The Screaming Room

Watch: THE NAUGHTY LIST trailer, adapted from the short story by Brian Keene

December 5, 2016 1

It’s only December 5, but if you are already sick of all the cutesy, saccharine sentimentality of the holiday season, let’s turn that around right now. Yesterday we got our first peak at The Naughty List, a short film written and directed by Paul Campion (The Devil’s Rock), based on the short story by Brian Keene. The film’s IMDb page is still a bit elusive when it comes to how and when you might get [READ MORE]

Latest Podcast:

  • Great Lakes Horror Company - Bonus Episode - Pride Month Special Pt.2

    In part two of our special Pride Month edition of the GLHC podcast, Andrew Robertson interviews queer horror writer J. Daniel Stone, who writes from NYC where he was born and raised. He is the author of the urban horror novels The Absence of Light and Blood Kiss, and the forthcoming collection of dark short stories Lovebites and Razorlines.The two discuss The Exorcist, book collections, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Mark Z. Danielewski, cover art, Villepede Publications, music for writing and the struggle to get genuine queer characters into mainstream horror. […]

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