Zombie Killers Key ArtEven in a world overrun with zombies, life goes on.
But for how long?

ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT GOES HUNTING WITH
ZOMBIE KILLERS: ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD
COMING FEBRUARY 3, 2015 TO
BLU-RAY™ AND DVD

Life Begins With Death

The rural town of Elwood has always been a “bubble” against the backdrop of an organism-based epidemic where infected humans don’t die, instead they roam to spread the infection in a grisly, horrific way. Those who escape must survive—by any means necessary. But at what price?

On February 3, 2015, Anchor Bay Entertainment presents Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard, an exciting survival thriller about a fallen world that’s provocative as it is chilling. Written and directed by B. Harrison Smith and with a stellar genre cast including Billy Zane (Electrick Children, Titanic, Dead Calm), Dee Wallace (E.T., The Howling), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.,” Walled In), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Camp Dread), and Brian Anthony Wilson (Law Abiding Citizen, Limitless), Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard is presented in an unrated version on Blu-ray™ and DVD with an SRP of $26.99 for Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for DVD. Pre-book is December 31, 2014.

In the film, the “Zombie Killers” are a small band of young adults, trained by military vet Seiler (Zane), who have sworn to protect the town and aim for the head if anything threatens Elwood’s last survivors.

Bonus features on Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard Blu-ray™ and DVD include the behind-the-scenes featurettes “Bloodbath and Beyond,” “The Look of Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard,” and “Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard Behind the Scenes.”

ZOMBIE KILLERS: ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD Blu-ray™
Street Date: February 3, 2015
Pre-book: December 31, 2014
Cat. #: BD62596
UPC: 0 1313 262596-6
Run Time: 104 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
SRP: $26.99
Format: Widescreen (2.40:1) 1080p
Audio: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

ZOMBIE KILLERS: ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD DVD
Street Date: February 3, 2015
Pre-book: December 31, 2014
Cat. #: DV62595
UPC: 0 1313 262595-9
Run Time: 104 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
SRP: $22.98
Format: Anamorphic Widescreen (2.40:1)
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

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the-starry-wisdom-library-jhc-edited-by-nate-pedersen-2564-pekm298x446ekmThe Starry Wisdom Library: The Catalogue of the Greatest Occult Book Auction of All Time
Edited by Nate Pedersen
PS Publishing
December 2014
Reviewed by David Goudsward

In 1935, Robert Bloch was completing “The Shambler from the Stars” and wrote to H.P. Lovecraft for permission to kill him off in the story. Lovecraft not only agreed, but returned the favor by offing horror writer “Robert Blake” in his sequel, “The Haunter of the Dark.” The Blake character becomes obsessed with a deserted church across the street from his apartment in Providence, RI. He learns the blighted building once was the home to the esoteric Church of Starry Wisdom. Exploring the church, Blake discovers that when the cultists vanished, they left behind their library of rare and ancient books on the occult and black magic. Blake reads from the tomes, translates a journal best left untranslated, and dies unpleasantly.

Nate Pedersen has returned to the moldering library of the lost cult in the new book The Starry Wisdom Library. He has developed the premise that in 1877, the Church of Starry Wisdom was preparing to leave Providence under their own terms (didn’t happen), and approached the infamous Arkham auction house of Pent & Serenade, specialists in discreetly selling off occult collections.

In preparation for the auction, Pent & Serenade, well aware of the value of the library, commissioned 19th-century scholars and specialists to write essays on the histories of the books for the catalog of items being auctioned. This catalog has only been recently rediscovered in the Miskatonic University Library and this book is the “facsimile reproduction” of the original publication.

The “19th-century scholars” who have contributed essays on the malignant books are some of the top writers and researchers in the weird fiction field today. Here, firmly formatted as a Victorian pamphlet, are Lovecraft’s history of the Necronomicon, as well as contributions from F. Paul Wilson, Ramsay Campbell, Joseph Pulver, Pete Rawlik, Robert Price, W.H. Pugmire, E.P. Berglund, and 37 other scholars.

If you play Call of Cthulhu RPG, it’s a priceless tome unto itself, providing ample background material to obliterate the players. For readers of weird fiction, it is a delightful compilation of notorious texts of varying degrees of familiarity, all carefully formatted by antiquarian bookseller Jonathan Kearns. It is gorgeously styled, quirky, and a unique addition to any weird fiction bibliophile’s shelf.

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space-pirates-and-zombies-2Space Pirates and Zombies 2’s new Zombie Reveal trailer showcases the eponymous zombies, a hivemind-powered universe-conquering foe all brain-having players learn to fear.

Clever viewers can also make out the new Strategic Starmap feature in the course of the video. Rich and detailed enough to be a game on its own, the Strategic Starmap is where five factions battle for control of the galaxy. Players and AI captains alike can join factions, fight for territories, and take up arms against the zombie menace.

Space Pirates and Zombies 2 features:

•  A lush and bizarre universe filled with sci-fi humor.
•  Physics everywhere, destroy or throw everything in combat.
•  Every territory matters. Parts are build based on what you control, not random.
•  Each ship part contributes to the whole, and can be damaged individually.
•  200 captains that can do everything that the player can. It is a living galaxy.
•  Build your ship on the fly using parts from your enemy.
•  Become a part of the galaxy. You are not the hero. You are just trying to survive.

For more details on the terrible zombie menace, get all the details here.

Space Pirates and Zombies 2 is coming soon to PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam.

For more info on Space Pirates and Zombies 2, visit: http://minmax-games.com/SpacePiratesAndZombies/

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Kingdom-of-the-Wicked-Covers[1]On January 6, Titan Comics brings you a new horror/fantasy graphic novel series, KINGDOM OF THE WICKED by Ian Edginton & D’Israeli.

KINGDOM OF THE WICKED see​s​ the 21st Century’s greatest living children’s author sucked back into the world of his childhood daydreams  – only to find it transformed into a landscape of horror, war and famine! Can he escape this prison of the mind – or end the war that has devastated his imagination?

Check out the new trailer:​

ABOUT THE BOOK:
KINGDOM OF THE WICKED

WRITER: Ian Edginton
ARTIST: D’Israeli
FORMAT: 128pp – HC – FC
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PRICE: $19.99 US, $22.95 CAN, £14.99 UK
ISBN: 9781782760566
RELEASE DATE: January 6, 2015

For more information visit:
http://titan-comics.com/c/172-kingdom-of-the-wicked/

To order via Amazon visit:
http://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Wicked-Ian-Edginton/dp/1782760563/

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FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present:

Gregory Frost is the author of eight novels (including ShadowbridgeLord TophetFitcher’s Brides) and over fifty short stories of the fantastic. His novelette “No Others are Genuine” was a 2014 “Long Fiction” finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. His most recent stories are in Out of Tune, an anthology of ballad-stories, edited by Jonathan Maberry; and in Jet-Pack Adventures, commemorating the work of the late Dave Stevens (Rocketeer). By now he may finally have finished his current novel project.

and

Andy Duncan’s short fiction has won a Nebula Award, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and three World Fantasy Awards, the most recent in 2014 for “Wakulla Springs,” a Tor.com novella co-written with Ellen Klages. Also in 2014, Andy co-taught the Science Fiction Foundation Masterclass in SF Criticism, held at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London. This spring, he is on sabbatical from Frostburg State University in Maryland, where he is a tenured associate professor of English.

Wednesday January 21st, 7pm at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
New York, NY

www.kgbfantasticfiction.org

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NormanVol1_CoverNORMAN VOL. 1
WRITER: Stan Silas
ARTIST: Stan Silas
FORMAT: 64pp – HC – FC – 8” x 11.1”

VOLUMES IN SERIES: 1 (of 4)

PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PRICE: $10.99/$12.99 CAN/£9.99 UK
ISBN: 9781782762393
RELEASE DATE: March 4, 2015
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: NOV141651

“I AM EIGHT YEARS OLD AND I KILL PEOPLE.”

A Is For Arterial Spray! B Is For Blood-Soaked! C Is For Corpses!

Eight years old. Blonde-haired elementary school psychopath. Looks so cute while burying his eviscerated friends in the sandbox. With humor as black as dried blood, Norman looks set to join the padded-cell pantheon of murderous lunatics – and this time he’s bringing his lunch money!

Norman Vol. 1 hits comic stores on March 4, 2015

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sex-and-the-cthuluhu-myhtosSex and the Cthulhu Mythos
Bobby Derie
Hippocampus Press
September 2014
Reviewed by David Goudsward

In spite of the rather salacious title, Bobby Derie presents an objective and scholarly (and in several spots, dry) analysis of love, sex, and gender in the life and work of H. P. Lovecraft and how the concepts evolved through his protégés and later devotees. The book consists of four sections, looking at Lovecraft the man, his works, the works of others built upon his foundation, and a survey of the range of “Cthulhurotica” from sex magick to shokushu goukan.

As one might suspect, Derie has his work cut out for him. Although Lovecraft professed to being uninterested in matters amatory, he was pursued by a number of women in his amateur journalism days – Winnifred Jackson, Hazel Heald, and of course, the future Mrs. Lovecraft, Sonia Greene. Derie uses his discussion of Lovecraft’s relationship with his wife to segue into an analysis of Lovecraft’s work, looking at the material from a sex-centric perspective. He finds both normal and unconventional sexuality in a surprisingly large number of tales. Some are discussed elsewhere, such as the Deep Ones miscegenation in “The Shadow over Innsmouth” and the homosexual implications of Edward Derby’s marriage to Asenath Waite who is actually a vessel hosting the consciousness of her father in “The Thing on the Doorstep”, but Derie also finds his topic well-represented by tales such as “The Dunwich Horror” where Yog-Sothoth impregnates Lavinia Whateley, the supernatural conception that gives birth to Wilbur Whateley and his twin.

Derie addresses the themes that will pervade the rest of the book, with a particularly well well-summarized look at the tentacle as a phallus. He then examines the writers who carried forth the Lovecraft tradition starting with peers such as Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch and August Derleth. He follows this thread to the modern titans such as Ramsey Campbell, W. H. Pugmire, Alan Moore, Edward Lee and Caitlín R. Kiernan. These modern authors are far more explicit than anything Lovecraft wrote or even inferred. Indeed, most of the modern mythos would have been banned as pornography under the ethos of Lovecraft’s time, which Derie touches on lightly with the kerfuffle over the necrophilia-themed “The Loved Dead” collaboration with C.M. Eddy.

Derie wraps up the book by wading into the seething mass of erotica in other media, bravely delving into the occult forms of Lovecraftian, films, comic books, even exploring two of the scariest places on the Internet for Cthulhuroticsm – the old newsgroup alt.sex.cthulhu and Cthulhu fan fiction archives.

Derie’s impartial façade is maintained throughout; this is a titter-free examination of what could easily slip into a voyeuristic romp. It is an aspect of Lovecraft scholarship not often examined, and certainly with some discomfort when it is brought up. Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos should be on the shelved of anyone with an interest in the analysis of the mythos and its evolution. However, it is important not to read too much into the sexual connotations of the mythos. As psychoanalyst Allen Wheelis once cautioned, although conscious aims are often a cover for the unconscious aims, it should not always be assumed that is true. In other words, to paraphrase Freud, sometimes a tentacle is just a tentacle.

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