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Paul Kane’s Shadow Writer Coming in February, 2011

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In February, 2011, MHB Press will release Shadow Writer, the 10th Anniversary Edition of UK-based horror and dark fantasy author Paul Kane’s celebrated short story collections Alone (In the Dark) and Touching the Flame.

Paul Kane's Shadow Writer Coming in February, 2011Shadow Writer will contain all of the stories from the original publications together with three uncollected short stories, uncollected poetry, copies of edited manuscript pages, comprehensive author notes, and a new introduction by bestselling author Simon Clark.

There will be three editions of Shadow Writer available:

  • Collectors Edition (£40) – 150 numbered copies signed by the author. Bound in cloth with a sewn book block, headbands, tailbands, bound in ribbon book mark and new DJ artwork by David Magitis.
  • Deluxe Edition (£145) – 75 numbered copies signed by the author, Simon Clark, and artist David Magitis. Handmade, sewn book block, quarter bound in goat skin leather with cloth covered boards, marbled endpapers, and issued in a handmade slipcase. This edition will also have a bound in full colour art portfolio of the images from the German edition of Touching the Flame.
  • Lettered Edition (£495) – 26 lettered copies signed by the author, Simon Clark, and artist David Magitis. Handmade, sewn book block, fully bound in goat skin leather with handmade marbled endpapers, gilt edges, issued in a handmade traycase quarter bound in leather. This edition will also have a bound in full colour art portfolio of the images from the German edition of Touching the Flame.
  • Click here to pre-order Shadow Writer or send an e-mail request to greg@mansionhousebooks.com No immediate payment is required; you will be invoiced a few days before the books are due to ship. Shadow Writer will be available in the US post-release via Cemetery Dance, Horror Mall, and Camelot Books.

    For more information visit Paul Kane’s official website or Paul Kane on MySpace.

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    Universal Acquires Riley Sager’s Final Girls for Film Adaptation

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    The “final girl” has long been a staple of the horror film genre, and lately there have been several films with just about that very same title focusing on her and/or them. Well, guess what… there’s another one coming as Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures has won a bidding battle to option rights for Final Girls, the bestselling novel from Riley Sager that hit shelves this past July.

    The movie adaptation will be produced by Anonymous Content’s Nicole Clemens along with Sugar23’s Ashley Zalta and Michael Sugar as that stand-alone company continues to ramp up.

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    Trailer: Paul Solet’s Bullet Head Hits Blu-ray This January

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    After checking out writer-director Paul Solet’s pregnancy gone awry flick Grace a few years back, the talented filmmaker made my list of directors to watch out for.

    And it is with this in mind that we’d like to share the trailer and Blu-ray/DVD release info for his newest action-survival-crime flick Bullet Head.

    The movie stars Adrien Brody, John Malkovich, and Rory Culkin (Scream 4) as a group of thieves trapped in an abandoned warehouse with a vicious man-eating dog…

    And Antonio Banderas?

    That’ll work!

    The trailer reminds me of Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe, but as we all know, that is NOT a bad thing. Throw in some crime-movie good times and this could be a sleeper hit.

    You can check out the trailer for yourself below – along with a full list of special features – and then let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media!

    The film has been rated R by the MPAA for “violence, bloody images, language, some drug use, and nudity.”

    Bullet Head hits theaters December 8th, and Blu-ray/DVD January 9th, 2018.

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    Synopsis:

    Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas and John Malkovich deliver the action in this riveting crime story about three career criminals trapped in a warehouse after a heist.

    Special Features:

    Deleted Scenes

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    Career Criminals and Fighting Dogs: The Iconic Cast of BULLET HEAD

    Preparation and Performance: The Animal Actors of BULLET HEAD

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    The Dollmaker Short Film Review – Welcome to Heebie Jeebie City!

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    Starring Perri Lauren, Sean Meehan, Dan Berkey

    Directed by Alan Lougher


    The loss of a young child drives a mother to take a set of unusual measures to preserve his memory, and all it takes is one call to The Dollmaker.

    When the short film by Alan Lougher opens up, we see a rather disturbing image of a little boy inside a casket, and the sound of a grieving mom speaking with an unidentified man in the background – he’s requesting something personal of the child to help “finish” his product, and it’s not before long that mom has her little boy back…well, kind of. What remains of the child is the representation of his former self, although it’s contained within the frame of a not-so-attractive doll, and the boy’s father isn’t a believer in this type of hocus-pocus (or the price to have this constructed, either). The doll comes with a specific set of instructions, but most importantly, you cannot spend more than one hour a day with the doll, or else you’ll go mad thinking that the soul inside of it is actually the person that you lost – sounds reasonable, doesn’t it?

    Well this is just too good to be true for Mommy, and as the short film progresses, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens to her mind – it’s ultimately a depressing scenario, but Lougher gives it that creepy feel, almost like visiting a relative’s home and seeing their dearly departed pet stuffed and staring at you over the fireplace – HEEBIE-JEEBIE CITY, if you ask me. All in all, the quickie is gloomy, but ultimately chilling in nature, and is most definitely worth a watch, and if I might use a quote from one of my favorite films to apply to this subject matter: “Sometimes…dead is better.”

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    Ultimately chilling in nature!

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