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Diabolica Britannica

The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly had a significant impact on the world. A topic that will be discussed for countless years to come, many will talk about the death, destruction and havoc that it caused. However, the pandemic is not all doom and gloom. It has also unearthed a long-forgotten camaraderie that we, as humans, possess. Fundraising, compassion and unity has become a way of life these past few months and it doesn’t look set to end any time soon.

The Diabolica Britannica, is another prime example of all of these traits. Bringing together 14 great authors, the anthology is the brainchild of Keith Anthony Baird. The charitable collection offers an immediate incentive to buy, as all profits go to the NHS! If that alone entices you, links to purchase the anthology are at the bottom of the page. But wait, there’s more!

Diabolica Britannica

Synopsis

Diabolica Britannica is a collection of 14 dark tales from the dark isles. It features contributions from the following authors: Adam L G Nevill, Tim Lebbon, Keith Anthony Baird, John F Leonard, Morgan K Tanner, Arthur M Harper, Christopher Henderson, Beverley Lee, Sarah E England, Catherine McCarthy, Stephanie Ellis, Janine Pipe, Sarah J Budd and Alyson Faye.

Horror maestro Ramsey Campbell provides a foreword, giving us an insight into what kind of terror the subsequent pages contain. From there the anthology starts with a hard-hitting tale from Catherine McCarthy and ups the pace with every story from there on! Now, ordinarily we’d focus on the stories that stand out from the rest. Yet, each one is genuinely as good as the last! From beautifully descriptive narratives, to tense, nail biting tales, Diabolica Britannica has it all. Whether you’re a blood and gore ghoul, purveyor of the paranormal or just love a good old fashioned Lovecraftian prose, this anthology is for you!

Overrall, the Diabolica Britannica is a great read for any horror fan. Not only that, but you can also bask in the knowledge that you’re contributing to a worthy cause!

You can purchase the books using the following links;

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The Psychics movie review

The Psychics movie review

One of the great things about Horror is the amount of sub-genres. Slasher, Monster, Paranormal; there really is something for everyone. One sub-genre that tends to divide opinion is ‘Found Footage’. While some favour the rustic, authentic perception that this style can create, others view it as a cheap, easy cop-out. Personally, I don’t mind it and I think it’s a great resource for any new filmmaker faced with budgetary constraints. Providing there’s a decent story and good acting, I’m more than happy to accommodate the shaky camera, questionable audio and inconsistent lighting that tends to come with found footage movies. Thankfully, The Psychics presented hardly any of these issues.

Synopsis

The synopsis for The Psychics states; A woman making a documentary about psychics searches for answers surrounding the disappearance of her sister. Not a lot to go off, but sounds intriguing enough. Cited as ‘the third Norwegian found footage film ever made’ the movie stars Kirsti Lovas in the lead role with support from Oddrun Valestrand and Frank Thomas Holen Andersen. As you may have guessed by now the movie is subtitled. So, yes, you’ll be reading a fair bit (unless you speak Norwegian of course!) Yet, this doesn’t take away from it being quite an intriguing film.

The Psychics movie review

Lovas’ convincing portrayal of main character Camilla was one of the movie’s biggest strengths. This, coupled with the intriguing storyline and effective cinematography throughout the majority of the movie gives it a thumbs up from me. The shaky camera during the first part was a bit off-putting, but I was pleased to see this improve greatly as the story progressed. Writer/Director Tomas Sem Løkke-Sørensen has done a great job in merging crime/mystery with a supernatural twist. He has created a gripping storyline that increases in pace as the movie progresses before reaching a satisfying climax.

The Psychics movie review

In Summary, the movie is pretty good considering the total lack of budget. With a great cast, interesting storyline and a nice mockumentary approach, The Psychics is great showcase of Løkke-Sørensen’s filmmaking abilities. The movie has had a successful festival run and is now available to purchase on DVD and rent from Amazon

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When you think of British horror films, what’s the first that comes to mind? 28 Days Later? An American Werewolf in London? As far back as The Wicker Man, maybe? As any discerning horror fan will know, the movie industry is centred around Hollywood with its seemingly endless cycle of remakes and adaptations. So when I heard about The Droving, a British folk-horror flick available on Amazon Prime, I was understandably excited. Something new! Something different! Something that wasn’t tarnished with Hollywood’s ‘perfect movie’ formula. My expectations were high.

Directed by George Popov, the synopsis states; A man returns from the military in search for his lost sister, who mysteriously went missing around the time of a strange traditional festival called ‘The Droving’. Sounds like a good plot. Within minutes the haunting soundtrack during the opening credits sets a precedent for the entire movie. Playing alongside scenes of the breath-taking British countryside, the atmospheric score puts the movie on a high pedestal. And I’m pleased to say it meets every expectation from thereon.

The movie itself has an air of nostalgia about it. Almost like watching The Wickerman for the first time again. Yet, Popov manages to steer ‘The Droving’ down its own path, taking us on a unique voyage of mystery, suspense and folklore. Filmed in Cumbria, featuring the rolling hills and stunning landscape of the Lake District, ‘The Droving’ features an enthralling storyline that slowly unravels keeping us guessing all the way.

Daniel Oldroyd stars as the lead character, Martin; a tormented soldier whose complex characteristics are brilliantly portrayed. Martin initially comes across as a friendly, down-to-earth guy, albeit sometimes blunt and straightforward. Yet, as the movie progresses the complexities of his character start to surface, with a driven, focused and sometimes callous demeanour replacing his previous niceties. Oldroyd’s portrayal of his character’s oscillating mental state was perfectly executed and kept the movie flowing from beginning to end.

Overall, ‘The Droving’ was a breath of fresh air in an industry that often feels stagnant with the same, tired methodology. The combined efforts of Popov and Jonathan Russell seem to be able to draw on the influences of British classics, yet give them a unique identity of their own. With stories that resonate with an audience eager for something new, there’s no telling what heights their next venture can take them.

If you’re an Amazon Prime customer you can watch The Droving there right now. Let us know what you think!

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Well we’ve featured quite a lot of independent movies recently so how about a change of pace? Today we’re going to tell you about a new, up and coming author who goes by the name of WD Lady.

WD’s debut novel is called Nightmarish Reality. Now although it isn’t necessarily horror (although there were a few horror elements) the series itself is horror-related and will definitely appeal to the majority of you hardcore readers.

So here’s a bit about the book:

IMAGINE EVERY NIGHT YOU WISH NEVER TO FALL ASLEEP… for once you close your eyes the unthinkable horrors plague your mind, your sanity. Eighteen-year-old Zander Russell suffers from constant nightmares. He doesn’t know what is causing them and why his nightmares seem so real, resulting in cuts and bruises all over his body. Seemingly an average student, Zander goes to a typical high school where he’s constantly bullied and teased.  The nightmares occur more frequently in the day, blurring the lines between reality and mere illusions. When Zander meets and befriends a stranger, he begins to realize how truly different he is. It’s only a matter of time before the dark demons of the past suddenly begin to reveal themselves.   Armed with a pen and a notebook, Zander records what is happening to him as he tries to put back the missing pieces of the puzzle. He must stop the nightmares before they start to take on a life of their own. Is it too late for Zander to control what he’s unleashed into the world?

Sounds awesome right? Well I thought so too, so I went online and bought a copy! (Links below) Now I could write a few sentences about what makes it a good book and why you guys ought to buy it, but instead I’m going to tell you what happened on the first morning I started reading it.

It was a typical Thursday morning; I was late for work. Fortunately, so was my train and when I arrived at the station I managed to hop aboard with a bunch of disgruntled passengers all complaining about the delay. So I found a seat and decided to make a start on WD’s book. Well it only took a few minutes before I was submerged into her world. Her character portrayal is flawless, the plot is well thought out and the book itself is constructed in a way that keeps you on your toes. (dancing back and forth in time) In all literal terms, I couldn’t put it down. I had no idea what was going on around me – the train could have been on fire and I wouldn’t have known!

I’m sure you know what happens next…

I MISSED MY BLOODY STOP!

The train ground to a halt and sat motionless for a few minutes whilst I was sat like a zombie drooling over these virtual pages. Luckily I came to a natural end in the book and just happened to look up… Not before the train started to set off again though…

You should have seen me – I was like an Olympic sprinter. I sprung out of my seat and raced down to the doors (stumbling over a briefcase some idiot left in the aisle) I pulled the emergency stop just before the train had left the platform. Well as you can guess I wasn’t the most popular person after that. Following a stern talking to by the train guy and listening to the yells and obscenities of my fellow passengers, I was allowed to leave and head to work ten minutes late.

So my dear readers. I think it’s safe to say that this book should come with a disclaimer – WARNING! READ RESPONSIBLY. USE ONLY WHEN MOTIONLESS AND WHEN YOU HAVE A GOOD FEW HOURS ON YOUR HANDS…

I know many of you like a good book to read, and if you’re going to pick up anything new this summer – I’d recommend Nightmarish Reality. It’s definitely the start of great things to come.

Want to know about WD Lady? Well we are lucky enough to have conducted her FIRST interview! You can read exclusively at Erebus Horror here

So what are you all waiting for?

Let’s support Horror!!!

Here’s the links to go buy her book. Take your pick!

Buy the paperback novel on Createspace here

And Amazon here

Buy the e-book on Amazon here

and Amazon UK here

If you want to read up more on WD Lady, here’s a link to her blog

http://wdlady.wordpress.com/