Stephen King announces new novellas collection If It Bleeds

Stephen King never stops. It’s been teased for months now, but the Master of Horror has confirmed the release of If It Bleeds. The book collects four different novellas — similar to Different Seasons or Four Past Midnight — and lands on shelves May 5, 2020. Details are sparse, though it’s been confirmed that fan favorite character Holly Gibney of the Mr. Mercedes trilogy and The Outsider will return. Currently, there’s an Amazon listing and a book cover befitting of our current season, all of which you can see below. From #1 New York Times bestselling author, legendary storyteller, and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat, and the title story If It Bleeds—each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places.” “The novella is a form King has returned to over and over again in the course of his amazing career, and many have been made into iconic films, including “The Body” (Stand By Me) and “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” (Shawshank Redemption). Like Four Past Midnight, Different Seasons, and most recently Full Dark, No Stars, If It Bleeds is a uniquely satisfying collection of longer short fiction by an incomparably gifted […]

The Devil’s Rejects star Sid Haig moved into ICU

Legendary genre actor Sid Haig (House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects) has been taken to the hospital and rushed to the ICU. On Friday evening, his wife, Suzie, shared the news to his fans by updating his Instagram account with the alarming news. In the account’s description, she initially wrote, “SID HAS HAD AN ACCIDENT AND IS IN THE HOSPITAL IN ICU. EVERYONE PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM!!!!!!!! – SUZIE” That has since been replaced with: “Update coming soon. That is all for now. Please pray. Thank you all.” Haig is set to reprise his role as Captain Spaulding in this month’s 3 From Hell, the third chapter in Rob Zombie’s ensuing Firefly trilogy. As Comic Book.com points out, Haig was currently in the midst of filming Abruptio. This is a developing story. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

“The Blue Scorpion” Seduces Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone

Download | Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Radio Public | Stitcher | RSS “As long as objects are valued more than lives, tragedy will forever be manufactured.” Greetings travelers and welcome to The Fifth Dimension. The latest chapter of Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone tells the story of professor Jeff Stork (Chris O’Dowd), a man whose crumbling life begins to change when he discovers the seducing powers of his dead father’s gun, “The Blue Scorpion.” As always, co-hosts Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman, Editorial Director Matt Melis, writer Eleanor Edwards, and writer Samantha Kuykendall are your guides through the latest harrowing chapter in the Zone. Stream the episode above and be sure to rate and review us on your preferred platform. Then stay tuned next week for this season’s final installment of The Fifth Dimension as we discuss “Blurryman”. — Follow us on Facebook and Instagram Links Trailer: [embedded content] –Listen: Johnny Jewel at Italians Do It Better –Previously on The Fifth Dimension: Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone Tackles Immigration in the Incredibly Strong “Point of Origin” —The Twilight Zone in 10 Episodes: A Guide to Rod Serling’s Greatest Hits –TV Review: Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone Picks Up […]

Film Review: The Ranger Turns a Flashlight on Authority Horror

The Pitch: A rag-tag crew of crusty punks evade the law by leaving the city and heading out into the woods, where one of their friends has a secluded family cabin. Unfortunately for them, they’re not alone as they come face to face with the titular terror, who may or may not recognize said friend. Will these punks survive this sordid “Police Story”? Police On My Back: Okay, so it’s a little Green Room, it’s a little Evil Dead, and it’s a little Cabin Fever, but what really elevates this woodsy story from being, well, another woodsy story is its capitalization on authority horror. At a time when those red and blue lights have taken on an ominous turn, a villain like Jeremy Holm’s Ranger really works. It helps that Holm rips apart every scene with his bare hands, dialing back to ’90s DTV villainy in the most complementary way. Whether he’s swinging axes into people’s jaws or pressuring a snotty teen to tear their leg from a bear trap, he’s always grinning like an asshole, and you can’t help but relish every second he magically appears. Yet you also can’t help but shudder, either, no pun intended. Holm’s caricature […]

Pet Sematary to close SXSW 2019 Film Festival

Sometimes dead is … best saved for last. South by Southwest has finalized their film programming with the announcement of their Midnighters, Festival Favorites, and other flavorful additions. Among the many highlights is Paramount’s Pet Sematary closing out the festival. “Programming the SXSW Midnighters section is always a favorite part of my job, and this year was no exception,” said Jarod Neece, SXSW Senior Film Programmer, in an official statement. “We get to peek into the collective consciousness of the world of genre filmmakers working today. “This year’s selections are a mix of horror, thriller, sci-fi and fantasy with a good dose of feral children, haunted houses, extraterrestrial creatures and the undead to creep out SXSW audiences late into the night,” he continued. Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer’s reimagining of Stephen King’s 1983 novel will serve as a fitting bookend to the festival, seeing how Jordan Peele’s Us will tip off the festivities a week prior. It’s also something of a sentimental graduation for the two filmmakers as their breakthrough film, Starry Eyes, originally made its world premiere at the festival’s 2014 installment. Other highlights include Lupita Nyong’o’s Little Monsters, Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell, highly anticipated documentary I Am […]

HBO announces Asian horror anthology series Folklore

HBO is capitalizing on the latest horror wave by bringing one of its spooky foreign series to the States. Starting next month, the network will begin airing Folklore, their six-part hour-long anthology series that aired back in October via HBO Asia. Set across multiple Asian countries, including Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, each of the six episodes is based on the country’s respective superstitions and myths and uses its local language. The six directors helming the episodes include Indonesia’s Joko Anwar, Japan’s Takumi Saitoh, Korea’s Lee Sang-Woo, Malaysia’s Ho Yuhang, Singapore’s Eric Khoo, and Thailand’s Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. Watch a trailer for the series below and catch its premiere on Friday, February 1st. [embedded content] Consequence of Sound RSS Feed