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New Horror, New Crime, New Audio!

Today sees the release of Book Ten in the A-Z of Horror Series of anthologies! J is for Jack-o’-Lantern is now available from Amazon for Kindle and in paperback. Coming soon to Audible.

J is for Jack-o’-Lantern, the tenth book in an epic series of twenty-six horror anthologies. Within these pages you will find a collection of thirteen disturbing stories from some of the most creative independent horror writers on the scene today. While each tale features a Jack-0’-Lantern at its core, the events taking place around it are wildly varied. From Halloween pranks going too far to creatures stalking their prey, from evil entities of the Underworld to Halloween slashers, J is for Jack-o’-Lantern will make every day feel like October 31st… Just don’t let that candle go out!

Next week sees the release of South by Southwest Wales by David Owain Hughes, a gritty crime thriller and the first in a new series. The book is currently available to pre-order for Kindle here.

July 14th saw the release of Demons Never Die which features stunning artwork from David Paul Harris and flash fiction from P.J. Blakey-Novis. First reviews have been excellent and we will be announcing a special edition hardback later in the year. You can grab the paperback from Amazon now.

The past week we have seen two new releases onto Audible and iTunes.

It Came From The Darkness is a collection of 100 word stories and poems from a wealth of talented writers, filmmakers, and actors, all in aid of the Max the Brave Fund.

Six! is a collection of short horror stories from Mark Cassell that you won’t want to miss!

We currently have review codes available for these titles and many more on our audio page.

New Releases & Discounted Books

Well, where to begin? We’ve hit summer running and July is seeing three new releases and a summer sale. First release is the highly anticipated Demons Never Die, a unique collection of artwork from David Paul Harris with flash fiction from P.J. Blakey-Novis. Now available for Kindle and in paperback here. There will be a live chat via Facebook this evening (11pm UK time / 6pm EST) and the details are on our Facebook page. We’ll be giving away a copy of the book and eating banoffee pie.

The first reviews are already in and have been excellent.

“…while David’s art can definitely stir some emotion in you, P.J.’s short stories takes it a step further and drives home that stirring of emotion to a larger degree. Making you feel sad, regret, or disappointment as examples.” – Indie Comix. Read the full review here

Next week (July 21st) sees the release of J is for Jack-o’-Lantern – Book Ten in the A-Z of Horror Series. Kindle version is now available to pre-order on Amazon.

July 28th sees us move into crime novels with the superb South by Southwest Wales by David Owain Hughes. This gritty crime noir tale set in Wales is something any fan of detective and/or 40s gangster fiction will surely enjoy. Kindle pre-orders are now live on Amazon.

Summer Sale! Until Monday you can grab these books for just 99p/c each (UK & US)

Six! by Mark Cassell

Everything’s Annoying by J.C. Michael

Bow-Legged Buccaneers from Outer Space by David Owain Hughes

The Vegas Rift by David F. Gray

Demons Never Die!

Demons Never Die – Coming Wednesday!

Demons Never Die is a unique collection of artwork and prose focusing on a range of subjects, split into three categories; Creatures features a selection of nightmarish beings coupled with creepy short fiction, Historical Figures brings the spotlight on to those human monsters from the past and the real-life atrocities they were responsible for, and Vices & Influences portrays inner demons and the dark side of the human condition. With stunning artwork from David Paul Harris and flash fiction from P.J. Blakey-Novis, Demons Never Die is a raw, disturbing, and often emotional collection.

Kindle is available to pre-order here and the paperback will be available from Amazon on July 14th

J is for Jack-o’-Lantern, book ten in the A-Z of Horror series, is also available to pre-order for Kindle ahead of release on July 21st.J is for Jack-o’-Lantern, the tenth book in an epic series of twenty-six horror anthologies. Within these pages you will find a collection of thirteen disturbing stories from some of the most creative independent horror writers on the scene today. While each tale features a Jack-0’-Lantern at its core, the events taking place around it are wildly varied. From Halloween pranks going too far to creatures stalking their prey, from evil entities of the Underworld to Halloween slashers, J is for Jack-o’-Lantern will make every day feel like October 31st… Just don’t let that candle go out!  

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FLASH SALE!

For the next few days you can grab the superb cosmic horror novel, The Vegas Rift, for just 99p/c! This is a truly great book that you won’t want to miss. We also have review copies available fro Audible which you can find here.

Red Cape has joined Godless!
Yesterday a few of our books were added to the fantastic horror store Godless, available for Kindle, as well as other readers. We will be adding more in the near future but check out the great range available on www.godless.com

Reed’s Horror Review of Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Today we have a guest blog post from Reed Alexander with his review of the 1982 movie Halloween III: Season of the Witch…

Who needs Michael Myers...

I feel like it’s impossible to talk about this movie without talking about the fact that Michael Myers isn’t in it… So let me be very clear about this… WHO FUCKING CARES. Jesus fucking christ, every goddamn slasher is just another stale knockoff of another slasher going back decades. GOD FUCKING FORBID a writer or director try to do something unique and interesting without every fucking fanboy of the goddamn franchise whining like a little bitch.

I thought it was an interesting concept. Make the franchise about something new and unique for every installment. They KNEW the Myers outfit had worn out its use and wanted to move the franchise in a new direction. Every new installment would just be about something fucked up happening during halloween in the same universe. There was even supposed to be little things connecting the franchise together. If they made any mistakes at all, it was cutting those connectors pre-production.

This, of course, gave way to dozens of fan theories as to how the franchise connects. My favorite of which was that Michael Myers is the ending product of the ritual from this movie, as a sort of prequel to the first two. None of this has ever really been confirmed and again, I don’t really give a shit. I always thought this movie should be judged on its own merits, not its lack of connection to Michael Myers…

And on its own merits MAN this movie was terrible. Don’t get me wrong, I fucking LOVE it, but the acting is pretty bad, the plot is hammy, and the overall movie fits snuggly into the “So Bad It’s Good” category. Don’t get me wrong, I love it for a reason, and the arching concepts behind the movie are fucking fascinating, but I’d be lying if I said this was a quality film. Jesus, the main actor is Tom Atkins who you may remember from my review of Night of the Creeps (1986) if you followed me from Facebook. He kinda gained a reputation for staring in movies that shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

I’m serious when I say I love this movie, but I feel like I can only recommend it for Riffing. There is a lot about it that is actually good. The enemy is neat, the concept is pretty fucking cool and dark, even the ending is pretty shocking, it’s just the overall execution wasn’t so great.

However, I seriously do recommend every Horror Head give this movie its day in court.

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SPOILERS!!!

There’s one scene I kinda have to pick a bone with, even if it is really perfect for the overall hammy tone of the movie. The female lead played by Stacey Nelkin gets turned into one of these automatons and tries to kill Atkins character. I mean, did they really have the opportunity to create a perfect copy of her character in such a short time? It felt a bit forced as a twist. One minute Akins is saving the damsel in distress, the next minute she’s trying to kill him.

Here’s the thing. The twist is hammy as fuck, but it’s kinda perfect for the movie. The overall tone of the movie up until that point really sets it up perfectly for that kind of a twist. I mean, you’re basically expecting Nelkin’s character to attack Atkins at that point because that makes perfect fucking sense for the tone of the movie. Yeah it’s forced, yeah it’s silly, but the whole fucking movie feels forced and silly and that’s part of why I love it.

Listen, if you’re a Horror Head and you haven’t seen this, you absolutely have to give it one shot. Just one! It’s no worse than any of the cheese movies that came out of the 80s and that comes with its own level of charm.