Radio Horror

This is our discussion of Thea Gregory’s Zombie Bedtime Stories. Enjoy!

Most parents tend to read their children fairytales at bedtime. Stories about Princes saving the damsel in distress or the endeavours of Long John Silver and his crew of bloodthirsty pirates. Thea Gregory however has decided on a darker approach. Zombie Bedtime Stories is a short fiction series. Right now 15 stories are planned, with the third installment expected to be released in early November. Each story focuses around a different character, all completely unprepared for the zombie apocalypse, but all trying to deal with it in their own way. All of their stories are intertwined and develop with each one, yet many of the characters have never met. The books are set in the near future of 2035 – giving them the whole… ‘what if’ feel.

So far, the series debut is a story about a young paramedic named Haley. On a routine call out she is attacked by her friend, who turns out to be a zombie. As the story progresses, she experiences changes in her personality, moods, behaviours and food preferences, until she wakes up a zombie, herself. Her consciousness is suspended in a body that she can’t control, and she needs to find a way to escape.

The second story follows a team of researchers who find their facility co-opted by the military, with a very special project. They’re charged with looking for a medical cause to the violence and riots in the capital, which have begun spreading to neighboring cities. What they discover challenges their sense of ethics, and draws them together while tearing them apart. As the unrelenting enemy draws closer, they struggle to survive long enough to tell the world their chilling discoveries.

The third story follows Haley’s partner, Frank, as he realizes that something is very wrong. He tries to seek help or ask questions, but he is silenced. He is determined to save his partner, Haley and his few other friends and escape the city before it’s too late. And that one, as  mentioned earlier, is released in early November.

Want to know about Thea and her upcoming projects? Check out her blog: http://nerdygnome.wordpress.com

Want to purchase her books? Check out Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Thea-Isis-Gregory/e/B0059X7T3E/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

or
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/TheaIsis

Towards the end of Radio Horror we discussed Stant Litore’s Zombie Bible.

We asked the man himself what The Zombie Bible was about and he sent us a letter detailing the book in all its glory. Originally read out on air. We’ve attached the letter below so you can find out for yourself just why you should purchase this great horror short!

It’s time. An aggressive re-imagining of the bible stories you grew up with. And yes, there are zombies.

Do you remember the first time you ever saw a zombie on film? I do. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead in all its black-and-white glory: a whole pack of the dead feasting on that poor girl’s body, tearing off an ear, a chunk of hand, passing around the bits of flesh in unholy communion.

It shocked me, and chilled me to the heart.

I’ve watched a lot of zombie movies since; my wife will tell you that the first time we watched one together, I stowed a wood-axe behind the armchair while the opening credits began to roll. Just in case. Luckily, my date was more amused than terrified, and we got married.

Zombies scare the bejeezus out of me.

I’m going to let you in on a secret. Religion used to be like that. The old stories – they used to shock. Crucifixion is shocking. And horrific. Raising the dead is shocking. Healing lepers, filling an empty lake with fish, fire and brimstone hurtling from the sky, cats and dogs living together, the whole stock-up-on-canned-food-and-pray apocalypse – these are shocking things!

Even the “good news” idea that in the midst of a rapidly decomposing world, we might still live lives of unstoppable hope, focusing (heedless of the cost) on the things that break God’s heart rather than focusing on our own private hungers – that’s a shocking idea, too.

We’ve lost sight of that.

The new fiction series Zombie Bible isn’t your average gore flick reproduced on paper or e-ink. And this isn’t your parents’ Sunday School, or your college bible study. It’s the old stories coming back, with teeth, with their innards spilling out messily before your eyes. Zombie Bible isn’t going to pull any punches. It isn’t going to water down the truth. It isn’t going to look for a PG-13 rating and it definitely isn’t going to tidy anything up with a happy love story at the end.

But over the course of this series, you’re going to see human beings living the bravest lives they can in a world that wants to eat them alive. You’ll see men, women, and children facing impossible choices and fighting to live lives that are about far more than just surviving. I hope that you’ll be shocked. And horrified, as well as inspired, entertained, and maybe even moved.

The Zombie Bible is coming to your local e-bookstore (Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble) and in paperback this fall from Dante’s Heart Publications. The first volume, Death Has Come Up into Our Windows, is available now in its e-book editions.

I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Get ready for this series. Tell your friends about it. Subscribe to this page, or better yet – email me. Let me know you’re out there. Let me know you’re hungry.

See you in Zombieland

Click the following link to purchase  Death Has Come Up into Our Windows

You can learn more about the series at his website zombiebible.blogspot.com

 

Towards the end of Radio Horror we discussed Stant Litore’s Zombie Bible.

We asked the man himself what The Zombie Bible was about and he sent us a letter detailing the book in all its glory. Originally read out on air. We’ve attached the letter below so you can find out for yourself just why you should purchase this great horror short!

It’s time. An aggressive re-imagining of the bible stories you grew up with. And yes, there are zombies.

Do you remember the first time you ever saw a zombie on film? I do. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead in all its black-and-white glory: a whole pack of the dead feasting on that poor girl’s body, tearing off an ear, a chunk of hand, passing around the bits of flesh in unholy communion.

It shocked me, and chilled me to the heart.

I’ve watched a lot of zombie movies since; my wife will tell you that the first time we watched one together, I stowed a wood-axe behind the armchair while the opening credits began to roll. Just in case. Luckily, my date was more amused than terrified, and we got married.

Zombies scare the bejeezus out of me.

I’m going to let you in on a secret. Religion used to be like that. The old stories – they used to shock. Crucifixion is shocking. And horrific. Raising the dead is shocking. Healing lepers, filling an empty lake with fish, fire and brimstone hurtling from the sky, cats and dogs living together, the whole stock-up-on-canned-food-and-pray apocalypse – these are shocking things!

Even the “good news” idea that in the midst of a rapidly decomposing world, we might still live lives of unstoppable hope, focusing (heedless of the cost) on the things that break God’s heart rather than focusing on our own private hungers – that’s a shocking idea, too.

We’ve lost sight of that.

The new fiction series Zombie Bible isn’t your average gore flick reproduced on paper or e-ink. And this isn’t your parents’ Sunday School, or your college bible study. It’s the old stories coming back, with teeth, with their innards spilling out messily before your eyes. Zombie Bible isn’t going to pull any punches. It isn’t going to water down the truth. It isn’t going to look for a PG-13 rating and it definitely isn’t going to tidy anything up with a happy love story at the end.

But over the course of this series, you’re going to see human beings living the bravest lives they can in a world that wants to eat them alive. You’ll see men, women, and children facing impossible choices and fighting to live lives that are about far more than just surviving. I hope that you’ll be shocked. And horrified, as well as inspired, entertained, and maybe even moved.

The Zombie Bible is coming to your local e-bookstore (Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble) and in paperback this fall from Dante’s Heart Publications. The first volume, Death Has Come Up into Our Windows, is available now in its e-book editions.

I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Get ready for this series. Tell your friends about it. Subscribe to this page, or better yet – email me. Let me know you’re out there. Let me know you’re hungry.

See you in Zombieland

Click the following link to purchase  Death Has Come Up into Our Windows

You can learn more about the series at his website zombiebible.blogspot.com

 

 

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This was the final track on Radio Horror (And what a way to end the show eh?)

Nightporter are a Newcastle-based band that have toured all over the UK. They combine the best elements of Alternative Rock, Psychedelia and heavy Post Punk to create a blistering wall of sound of their own. Think Killing Joke going toe to toe with The Doors while Joy Division sticks the boot in and you have the NightPorter sound. It’s the dark end of the street, part melody, part menace but overall very infectious.

We’re a very big fan of Nightporter here at Erebus Horror and we hope to feature many more of their tracks in any further shows we might do (Once we’ve won our legal battle of course)

If you want any further information about the band, you can find it here: nightporter.net

 

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The fifth track to be played on Radio Horror

Located in Manchester, the band is also known as the ‘original’ British Heavy Metal Band.To quote their website they are  Unique. Quirky. Different. Blending and melding disparate styles and influences into a new, unique cohesive musical powerhouse. Thus emerged, without fanfare or bluster, without hype or hysteria – one band to rule them all in the crossover period that was post-punk, post-NWOBHM, pre-grunge, pre-numetal – that sound, that energy, that force, was Hell’s Belles.

Awesome band with a great sound! They’re sure to go far.

Find out more about the band by visiting their website www.hellsbelles.co.uk