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No sooner as filming started for the latest SCREAM instalment, production has come to a halt. It has been confirmed that 3 of the crew members have tested positive for COVID-19. However, the delay is only temporary, as Deadline notes, the production isn’t being shut down. Rather, after a weekend break, filming will resume this coming Monday.

The site reports that the 3 crew members will be immediately quarantined and undergo further testing. They also explained that precautionary measures were put into place prior to filming. Different departments have been separated into group “pods”, with little to no contact with other crew members outside of their group. As a result, they weren’t in the primary pod which includes “the actors, the director, assistant directors and DP.”

News that the production will go ahead will come as a relief to horror fans worldwide. We’ve already seen the likes of Candyman, Antebellum and others fall victim to COVID-19 already. Whilst we desperately wait for 2020 to come to an end, there’s no telling what other casualties we’re going to have to endure.

What’s your thoughts on the latest news? Do you think it’ll resume after the weekend or is this just the start of things to come? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or in the comments below!

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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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