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



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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Jamie Lee Curtis Says Blumhouse Halloween Will Make Us “Very Happy and VERY Scared”



Bring. It. On.

It was only last week that we let you guys know that Jamie Lee Curtis had wrapped filming on Blumhouse’s upcoming sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween.

And today we have another Instagram post from the legendary scream queen where she not only shows us a creepy-ass painting of Michael Myers, but she lets us know that Blumhouse’s Halloween is going to make us all “very happy, and VERY scared.”


I don’t know about you, but I’m going to just go ahead and trust Jamie Lee Curtis on this one. She’s been around the Halloween block more than a few times and I trust her judgment… other than Halloween: Resurrection.

You can check out her post below and then let us know how excited you are for Laurie Strode’s return!

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer of the film as well as the composer.

The anticipated release date is October 19, 2018.


Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.


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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at Pre-Production for Marcel Walz’s New Film



The Blood Feast remake directed by Marcel Walz has been generating quite a buzz (read our review here) so we’ve been wondering what’s next for him, and over the weekend Walz provided us with an answer… sort of.

He sent over the following photos for us to share with our readers, some of which also appeared on his social media accounts.  Marcel is in pre-production on a new film that will start shooting in Los Angeles next month.

Right now the title and primary cast members are being kept under wraps, but you can expect an official announcement soon.

In the meantime check out the images, and let the guessing games begin!


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Death House Theatrical Release Delayed One Week Due to Black Panther Success



Death House

If you were excited to see Death House this week, you’re going to have to pump your brakes as the film’s theatrical release has been postponed one week due to the success of Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther.

Eric Pakrinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House, who is distributing Death House in theaters, states, “Obviously, we are very disappointed to find such pressure from the exhibitors to hold-over multiple screens for ‘Black Panther’ but we are happy for the success that this film is providing to theatre owners, and we know that the slight delay we are implementing for ‘Death House’ will ultimately pay big dividends for the film.”

The plan is to now launch Death House on Friday, March 2nd, with a special media event and public opening at the Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys, California, where 20 cast members, along with additional crew, will be present. From there, the film will spread to other markets on March 9th and March 16th. If performances are strong, additional markets will be added following those dates.

This shift in release also pushes back the home video and digital release dates to July, although no official date has been locked.

Director Harrison Smith recorded a video asking the horror community to turn out in droves when the film hits their market. You can see it below.


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