New and Notable

As the haunting season grows near, we will be seeing a lot of new releases in the horror genre. Here are a few that you might find interesting:

Books

My Heart is a Chainsaw – This is the newest from Stephen Graham Jones. It sounds like it will be a combination of mystery and horror, with some slasher aspects to it. I am always impressed with this author’s work, and you can read my posts about a couple of his other books here: Mongrels and The Ones That Got Away.

Survive the Night – Riley Sager is one of my new favorites and his works always contain both thriller and horror elements. I’ve had this one on my list at the library for awhile now and am really looking forward to getting my hands on it! You can read my short review of one of his previous books here: Final Girls.

The Final Girl Support Group – Grady Hendrix is amazing at being able to blend dark humor into his horror works. This is his newest and I highly recommend him, so don’t be surprised if you see a review of it featured here in the near future. Also, be sure to check out his back catalog, including the wonderful Paperbacks from Hell.

Cunning Folk – Adam Nevill’s upcoming release is about the neighbors from hell. It releases October 25th – just in time for Halloween – but in the meantime you can check out some of his other works, such as the absolutely amazing The Ritual, which was also made into a movie. I think that Nevill is one of the best new folk horror writers out there!

TV Series

American Horror Story is back and it sounds like it will be a slightly different format this season with a split between two different storylines. I’ve watched the first few episodes and am loving it so far! It’s an FX series that is also available the next day on Hulu.

Shudder picked up Slasher for a new season. This show has always meant business, and this season is no different. So far there are lots of brutal kills with a masked slasher that is perfect for plague season. New episodes drop on Thursdays.

Movies

Candyman just released last week and I’m really looking forward to seeing what Nia DaCosta does with Clive Barker’s wonderful story.

Here are a few more that we have to look forward to:

Happy haunting everyone! I’ll be back in a couple weeks with a new review!