Welcome one and all to the latest edition of Your Monday Mourning Report in which I dig around the dark webs and return with bones to share at the table for all who enjoy a quick gnaw now and again.
Normally, this goes out much earlier in the day, but if there’s one thing a new baby can be counted on for, it’s interrupting EVERYTHING! 🙂
This week Dark Bites has dug up movie trailers and clips from WIDOW’S POINT and DARLIN‘, a celebrating of the late great Tom Piccirilli’s with a compilation of his work by Brian Keene, new novels from the likes of Steve Wedel, Carrie Jones and a new EDITION of The Bird Box novel. We also get a rare glimpse into how cats are messing with Mark Rainy’s book edits and how easily Christopher Golden pisses off publishers for all the right reasons, and more.
Stephen Mark Rainy: “My newest AMERI-SCARES novel — MICHIGAN: THE DRAGON OF LAKE SUPERIOR — is now VERY close to reality. It will be out in time for SCARES THAT CARE in Williamsburg, VA (Aug. 2–4). Hope to see many of you there. Between Elizabeth Massie and me, there will be plenty of AMERI-SCARES titles from Crossroad Press to captivate your young’uns (and you too, if you have a brave heart).”
Announcing Malorie: A Bird Box Novel Special Edition by Josh Malerman Coming from Dark Regions Press!
The film adaptation of Malerman’s first novel, Bird Box, was watched by over forty-five million Netflix accounts in the first week, the best first seven days ever for a film on the platform. Countless more came to know the story through social media. The image of Sandra Bullock’s character, Malorie, blindfolded—as she’s led through a terrifying near-future apocalypse by the trained ears of her children—has become synonymous with a new generation of horror.
Announcing Malorie: A Bird Box Novel Special Edition coming from Dark Regions Press. Following up on the huge success of Bird Box Special Edition also published by Dark Regions Press, this edition will be printed in the same trim size and feature original dust jacket artwork and multiple interior illustrations by the same artists as Bird Box Special Edition. With just 500 signed & numbered hardcover copies and 26 deluxe signed & lettered traycased hardcovers to ever be created, Malorie will be designed to line up nicely with Bird Box on the shelf.
Night Worms book club package:
Night Worms is a monthly subscription book club package which includes a selection of curated, horror books, original artwork by an artist handpicked by us, publisher schwag and a few goodies to enhance your reading experience.
September 2019 “A Storm is Coming” Night Worms package!
Night Worms has partnered with ThunderStorm Books for exclusive paperback editions of A Little Sorrowed Talk by Brian Keene and Tales from the Shadow Side by Jonathan Janz. These will only be sold exclusively through Night Worms. The paperback editions will be signed by the respective authors and limited.
New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones teams up with acclaimed co-writer Steven Wedel in the supernatural mystery, In the Woods.
It should have been just another quiet night on the farm when Logan witnessed the attack, but it wasn’t.
Something is in the woods.
Hundreds of miles away, Chrystal’s plans for summer in Manhattan are abruptly upended when her dad reads tabloid coverage of some kind of grisly incident in Oklahoma. When they arrive to investigate, they find a witness: a surprisingly good-looking farm boy.
As townsfolk start disappearing and the attacks get ever closer, Logan and Chrystal will have to find out the truth about whatever’s hiding in the woods…before they become targets themselves.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Jeremy C. Shipp’s @JeremyCShipp Twitter feed:
“I don’t know who needs to hear this but as you grow older, there’s a portrait of you in an attic somewhere that’s slowly transforming into a raccoon in a bonnet. It serves no magical purpose.”
From Mark Rainy’s Facebook page:
“Seriously, how can one proofread a novel so many times, have a second reader look at it, send it through a full-fledged professional copy edit, and STILL find a bunch of authorial goofs and gaffes? I’m gonna blame it on the cats. It’s GOTTA be the cats.”
From Christopher Golden’s @ChristophGolden Twitter feed:
“The moment when you’re explaining to a small conference room full of writers how to protect themselves in contracts and a publisher jumps up from his chair, snarls “we’re not all evil,” and storms out of the room. Hit a nerve, I guess.”
Web of Fear
Bloody Disgusting brings us a new exclusive clip from the film, DARLIN’ in which we see The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh) looking for Darlin’ in a hospital and she gets a little stabby with a doctor who tries to stop her.
At last we get a peak of the new poster and first teaser trailer for WIDOW’S PEAK by film maker Gregory Lamberson.
In celebration of an author who’s life and work is well worth remembering, Brian Keene put together this primer for Tom Piccirilli’s work:
Well, my fellow fiends, that wraps up this week’s Mourning Report. Stay tuned for next week which is sure to be as rotten as this week’s was.
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