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GET READY FOR THIS YEAR’S MOST HORRIFIC HIT! YOU’LL DIE SCREAMING….
 
DEAD FUNNY
Edited by
Robin Ince and Johnny Mains
 
PUBLICATION: 7th November 2014 (Salt Publishing)
 
This Christmas, the world turns on its head.  What happens when the light gives way to the dark? When mirth turns to murder? When the howls are not from joy?  Dead Funny is the first ever collection of horror stories written exclusively by some of Britain’s best comedians. Only now, you’re not laughing. Ho, ho ,ho….
 
Award-winning comedian Robin Ince (The Infinite Monkey Cage) teamed up with award-winning horror editor Johnny Mains (The Best British Horror 2014) to find out whether comedy and terror do, as is believed, make the most comfortable bedfellows. The stellar line up of contributors includes: 
 
REECE SHEARSMITH (League of Gentlemen) 
MATTHEW HOLNESS (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace)

ROBIN INCE (The Infinite Monkey Cage)
SARA PASCOE (Live at the Apollo)
KATY BRAND (Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show)
DANIELLE WHEELER
MITCH BENN (The Now Show)
AL MURRAY (The Pub Landlord)
PHIL JUPITUS (Nevermind the Buzzcocks)
STEWART LEE (Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle
RICHARD HERRING (Fist of Fun)
TIM KEY (Alan Partridge: Mid-Morning Matters)
RUFUS HOUND (Mock the Week)
MICHAEL LEGGE (The Alternative Comedy Experience)
NEIL EDMOND (Him & Her)
CHARLIE HIGSON (The Fast Show)

**DEAD FUNNY: LAUNCH EVENT, Sunday 2nd November 2014, Bloomsbury Theatre**

An (almost) Halloween Night of horror and comedy.To tie in with the publication of a new anthology of horror stories by comedians, an evening of stand up, music, readings and maybe the return of some killer crabs.

With Charlie Higson, Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Steve Pretty, Joanna Neary, Johnny Mains, Robin Ince and a host of guests to be named.

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Opt Out

by Catherine Bader

 

She was SICK of her job. She wanted to opt out of Corporate Life.

She stared at the old dilapidated house – buckled, faded, peeling. The aura sucked her in as she walked towards the crooked front door.

She dreamed of being a famous painter catching all the nuances of this peculiar, ugly house. Make lots of money – get out of the daily crappy routine.

Smiling to herself, she pushed open the door and stepped in…

Falling through empty space…

She landed somewhere. Her leg broken.  A whispery, slavering voice assailed her.

Opt out? Opt out?         Opt Out.

 

 

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Aug
29

CHAIN OF EVIL Book Release

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Chain of Evil: The JournalStone Guide to Writing Darkness, by Dr. Michael R. Collings, approaches the question of writing from multiple directions. The essays in this volume range from the abstract and philosophical to the concrete and specific; from reminiscences as they relate to the art of writing to near-scholarly studies of the nature of genre, in particular horror; and from general discussions of literary forms and what they can achieve to practical advice on where to place commas, exclamation marks, and quotation marks.

Dr. Collings’ expertise emerges from nearly thirty years teaching writing and composition at the university level, gaining acclaim as an astute voice in science-fiction, fantasy, and horror studies, as well as from the more than one hundred books—novels, scholarship, collections of poetry and short fiction, criticism, and bibliographies—he has published over the past four decades.

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The Horror ReviewSAN FRANCISCO, August 29, 2014 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the acquisition of the award winning site, HorrorReview.com – Home of the world’s best reviews for Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy.

The Horror Review Site was one of the first Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy movie review websites. Started in March of 1999, the site only featured genre reviews in a short format to make for the on the go reader. In 2002 the format changed to the longer basic reviews, featured more content such as book reviews, interviews, and essays. The crew also grew as the sites creator, Horror Bob (Robert L. Brodmerkel) had a staff that featured members of the film industry, college professors, mega fans and even fiction writers. The site respectfully ended its run in 2013, after thirteen years on the internet. Now it will rise from the grave, being reanimated by the fine folks at JournalStone Publishing.

Horror Bob (Robert L. Brodmerkel) is the founder of The Horror Review (horrorreview.com) Now that the touch has been pasted on, his new venture is working on the popular Web series “In Fear Of”. Created by Scott W. Perry (Insatiable, Once, When I was Dead),  and now in it’s second season; each episode of the web series revolves around a  clinical phobia. Robert L. Brodmekel is now a series producer along with Perry and Tony DeBenedetto (Jacob, She Rises). He is also the writer/director of the episode Agoraphobia, the first science fiction entry into the series starring Anne Bobby (Clive Barker’s Nightbreed). For more information on Horror Bob please contact:  Robert L. Brodmerkel (Horror Bob):  Creator: The Horror Review/ Series Producer: In Fear Of Email:  rlabfilms@gmail.com Website: http://infearoftheseries.com

JournalStone Publishing is a dynamic publishing house, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. JSP also owns and operates the Hellnotes website, offering daily news and reviews of interest to genre readers and fans, Dark Discoveries Magazine, a slick, full color, distinguished and internationally distributed quarterly magazine and Bizarro Pulp Press, (next big thing in weird) an independent publisher of genre fiction.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with numerous major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with a large circulation.

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Front_Cover_Image_Outcast The Double Down series continues with two stories that explore the very different realities of Karen Richard’s life.  The common prologue springboards two talented authors into alternate realities – two stories, two authors, one book.

In John R. Little’s Secrets, Karen Richardson can occasionally stop time.  She is free to move around while others are frozen in time.  She finds the hidden truths of those around her, including her new friend, Bobby Jersey, who may not be all that he seems.  At first it seemed fun, powerful, exhilarating, but in the end Karen’s power may cost her everything she’s ever cared about.

In Mark Allan Gunnells’ Outcast, Karen Richardson is a college freshman dealing with a non-existent social life, a difficult roommate…and the power of telekinesis.  As her powers grow, Karen begins to lose control.  Her new friend Bobby Jersey offers his assistance.  But is he somebody that Karen can trust, or will her abilities destroy everything and everyone she knows and loves.

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Sasha Jackson (‘Til Death, Blue Crush 2, Desolate Road) has joined the cast to perform Cassie Harding, one the lead character roles in “GRIMMERSON MANOR”. A film by Rob Marchitti (Murder-Set-Pieces) Written by Vicky L. Neal (Long Live the Dead)

“GRIMMERSON MANOR” Tells the story of when guests are stranded in a remote hotel during a wind storm, they find themselves at the mercy of an unknown killer determined to murder every last soul. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3651846 and https://www.facebook.com/GrimmersonManor and https://twitter.com/GrimmersonManor

Strong Image Films goal is to produce motion pictures that will entertain, surprise, touch the soul, break new ground and refresh the spirit of true independent filmmaking through provocative story-telling. http://strongimagefilms.com and https://www.facebook.com/StrongImageFilms

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For immediate release:

JournalStone Publishing Announces the acquisition of HorrorWorld.org.

BSAN FRANCISCO, August, 2014 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the acquisition of the award winning site, HorrorWorld.org – Horror’s #1 Community on the Web.

Horror World originally started out as Masters of Terror run by Andy Fairclough of the UK. The site featured message boards for UK horror authors. Several years later HorrorNet, which featured message boards for US horror authors folded and Andy invited them to MOT. Eventually Andy changed the name to Horror World and ran it successfully for several years before he decided that he wanted to pursue other interests. He posted in August of 2003 that he was going to let the site stay as it was unless he could find a successor. He actually found two – Ron Dickie and Nanci Kalata, with Ron leaving in August, 2005.

Nanci Kalanta: Nanci Kalanta took over Horror World in October of 2003.  She and Ron Dickie moved Horror World from an unhosted free site to its own URL.  Horror World has been nominated twice for a Stoker Award and twice for the Shocklines Shocker Award winning the Shocker in 2005.  Nanci has done marketing work for several NYTimes Bestselling authors and is the Reviews Editor for Cemetery Dance Magazine and will soon be Reviews Editor for Dark Discoveries Magazine.  She Co-Chaired the 2011 Stoker Weekend with Vince Liaguno.

HW Press, Nanci’s publishing company, has published two anthologies and novels by Lucy Snyder, Steven Savile and Matthew Warner.

Nanci lives in her dream location deep in the Shenandoah Valley at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  She currently works from home in an office she shares with her two cats.  She is an avid book collector and reader.

THREE GUYS WALK INTO A BAR
Short Story
Joe Ledger teams with Malcolm Crow (from the Pine Deep Trilogy) and Sam Hunter (from Strip Search) to tackle a team experimenting with genetically-engineered werewolves.
***This story is not yet released. It will be included in the anthology, LIMBUS II, available in 2014 from Journalstone Publishing THREE GUYS WALK INTO A BAR
Short Story
Joe Ledger teams with Malcolm Crow (from the Pine Deep Trilogy) and Sam Hunter (from Strip Search) to tackle a team experimenting with genetically-engineered werewolves.
***This story is not yet released. It will be included in the anthology, LIMBUS II, available in 2014 from Journalstone Publishin

JournalStone Publishing is a dynamic publishing house, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. JSP also owns and operates the Hellnotes website, offering daily news and reviews of interest to genre readers and fans, Dark Discoveries Magazine, a slick, full color, distinguished and internationally distributed quarterly magazine and Bizarro Pulp Press, (next big thing in weird) an independent publisher of genre fiction.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with numerous major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with a large circulation.

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