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Titan Releasing Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories January 24th

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Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories by Kim Newman is heading our way courtesy of Titan Books on January 24th, and if you’re a fan of the author’s work, you’re sure to find something to love in this collection of short stories that includes a brand new tale, “Yokai Town: Anno Dracula 1899.”

The story also sets the stage for the publication of a brand new Anno Dracula novel later this year in the fall, which we have more info on below. We should have the book’s cover art soon.

But back to 1899… This collection of 21 horror short stories features famous figures from Edgar Allan Poe to Frankenstein’s Monster. Getting a “Kim Newman twist” on some familiar characters from fiction and history is pretty cool indeed!  Learn more below, and you can pre-order a copy now from Amazon.

From the Press Release:
Collecting together some of the master of horror’s best short fiction together for the first time, in ANNO DRACULA 1899 AND OTHER STORIES, Jack the Ripper still stalks the streets, Frankenstein’s Monster rises from the Arctic ice, and the terrifying legacy of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde haunts the fog-shrouded London. Plus the volume includes an exclusive never-before-seen Anno Dracula story which will set the stage for the forthcoming, highly-anticipated autumn release of the latest installment in the fan favorite series, ANNO DRACULA 1999: DAIKAIJU (pre-order now).

  • “Famous Monsters”
  • “A Drug on the Market”
  • “Illimitable Dominion”
  • “Just Like Eddy”
  • “Amerikanski Dead at the Moscow Morgue”
  • “The Chill Clutch of the Unseen”
  • “One Hit Wanda”
  • “Is There Anybody There?”
  • “The Intervention”
  • “Red Jacks Wild”
  • “Sarah Minds the Dog”
  • “The Snow Sculptures of Xanadu”
  • “The Pale Spirit People”
  • “Übermensch!”
  • “Coastal City”
  • “Completist Heaven”
  • “Une Étrange Aventure De Richard Blaine”
  • “Frankenstein on Ice”
  • “Yokai Town: Anno Dracula 1899”- NEW

Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju Synopsis:
In 1899 Geneviéve Dieudonné is working as a doctor on a ship of vampire refugees from Dracula’s Britain, as Christina Light, a vampire who can literally turn into light, persuades the Emperor to cede a section of Tokyo to her as the Vampire Bund, a Shanghai-like international settlement of the undead and her own power base.

New Year’s Eve 1999 in the Vampire Bund in Tokyo, and Christina is on the cusp of completing her hundred-year plan to become an ascendant power in the world. Only vampire samurai Nezumi stands in her way…

In this fifth gripping novel in the acclaimed alternative history vampire series, Newman takes his story to turn-of-the-century Japan and a world of cyberpunk, kaiju, and yakuza.

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SOMA Sailing to Xbox One on December 1

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SOMA (review) will be heading to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of a new safe mode, and we have all the details you need right here!

SOMA Coming to Xbox One with New “Safe Mode”
There’s no need to be concerned. You are always safe…

Isolated, submerged in the ocean’s darkness, chaos has overtaken the halls of PATHOS-II, and the boundaries of humanity strained beyond repair. From Frictional Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Amnesia series, SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of Safe Mode.

Safe Mode introduces an optional new way to play SOMA in the Xbox One and PC releases. Protected from the hostile creatures below, let yourself sink into the mystery and atmosphere of PATHOS-II as you uncover the truth and determine the fate of the station.

SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st and is available to pre-order now. Safe Mode will launch simultaneously as a free update for PC and will be available for PS4 at a later date.

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Thelma Is Fantastic and Now You Can Watch the Opening Scene

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One of this year’s most beautiful and subdued horror films is Joachim Trier’s Thelma (review), which opens in Los Angeles tonight. To give you a bit of what the film is like, The Orchard have released the opening scene, which shows a man and his daughter hunting in the bleak Norwegian winter. When they come across a young deer, the true intentions of this trip become apparent…

Having seen Thelma, I can tell you that it’s truly something special. It’s a slow burn, to be certain, but it plays out gorgeously, resulting in a film that has yet to leave my mind.

Related Story: Exclusive Interview with Thelma’s Joachim Trier

Locations and tickets for Thelma can be found here.

Synopsis:
Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

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Award-Winning The Child Remains Playing Tomorrow at the Blood in the Snow Festival

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The award-winning supernatural thriller The Child Remains, which has been on the festival circuit, is returning to Canada to play tomorrow night at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto. Tickets for the screening, which is at 9:30pm, can be found at the festival’s website.

The film has won awards in festivals across Canada as well as Best Foreign Feature at the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival in London, UK.

Described as The Shining meets Rosemary’s Baby meets The Orphanage, the film stars Suzanne Clément, Allan Hawco, Shelley Thompson, and Geza Kovacs. Directed and written by Michael Melski, who co-produced the film alongside Craig Cameron and David Miller, The Child Remains is aiming for a Canadian theatrical release in Spring 2018 and a US theatrical release in October 2018.

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An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and young mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous ‘Butterbox Babies’ and their macabre chapter in Canadian history, The Child Remains is a twisting supernatural thriller that emphasizes story and suspense over shock and gore.

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