We're back with the latest edition of our Indie Spotlight. This weeks's feature includes werewolves, zombies at Comic-Con, an 8-Bit Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter game we wish really existed, and more:
City Under the Moon: This is the debut novel by Hugh Sterbakov, the Emmy-nominated writer of Robot Chicken:
"On New Year's Eve in Manhattan, a werewolf attack sparks an epidemic. Each night the victims multiply. The disease spreads. An army grows. As authorities scramble to contain the monsters, they discover that one man is behind them. His name is Demetrius Valenkov. And he has a message for the United States: FIND A CURE.
The disease evades an international coalition of top scientists. The president must prepare an unspeakable solution. But one person has picked up Demetrius Valenkov's trail: FBI counterterrorism specialist Brianna Tildascow. Forged by tragedy, training and technology, she's the government's most efficient-and ruthless-manhunter.
Assisted by a horror blogger and a squad of elite commandos, Tildascow must hunt Valenkov across the globe and uncover the sinister secret of the curse threatening mankind. Tens of thousands are infected. Time is running out."
NightWhere: John Everson’s sixth novel has been released by Samhain Publishing as an e-book, with a trade paperback due out in October:
"NightWhere follows Mark and Rae, an oversexed couple who indulge in the “swinger” lifestyle. But Mark is really the follower here; he knows that in order to keep Rae, he has to let her indulge in all of her kinky desires, even those that include bondage and pain. They’ve found a workable, if unusual balance in their marriage… until they get an invite to the mysterious NightWhere, a floating sex club talked about in swinger circles only in whispers. Only those invited gain entry – and the location changes every month. Their balance is quickly ruined as Rae finds the club answers all of her dreams and begins to pull away from Mark. The trappings of whips and chains here are not just trappings.
In NightWhere, people bleed. Soon Rae’s unbridled exuberance is noticed and she receives an invite to the club within the club, known only as The Red. She attends NightWhere without Mark, breaking their longtime marital agreement, and then one night, she doesn’t come home. Can Mark find his way back to the club, and can he save Rae from herself… and the ghoulish Watchers who supervise the club and hold the keys to its secret places?"
8-Bitham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Whether you loved, hated, or didn't see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, there's no denying that this is cool. We'd definitely play it is it were a real game.
"Get in on the vampire hunting action with the FreddieW Gamez 16-bit Video Game version of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. It is FreddieW’s rendition of the movie as an old school video game that highlights Abraham Lincoln as a badass vampire hunter."
The Perfect House Release Information:The Perfect House made its premiere online earlier this year, but it's also getting a DVD and VOD release.
"[The Perfect House] ...will next be released on DVD July 17 and on VOD (with a never-seen-before behind the scene documentary) on October 1, 2012, through all major online platforms including Facebook, Gratwickproductions.com, ThePerfectHouse.com, among numerous other distribution outlets.
Written/Produced by Kris Hubert and Co-directed by the latter and Randy Kent, "The Perfect House" is the buzz-heavy anthology horror movie about a dream-house with a hidden dark past. Shot guerilla style on a micro budget with no Hollywood contacts, on location in Buffalo, in the impressive span of just fourteen days, the film retraces the horrific history of a seemingly perfect house via three separate tales of horror skillfully bound together by one principal frame plot and one central character: the (perfect) house."
Stranded: We have details on an upcoming comic book series involving hillbilly cannibals, titled Stranded:
"Stranded tells the story of Jack Carter vs. a town of hillbilly cannibals. On his way to visit his ailing father, Jack Carter takes a wrong turn and finds himself trapped in a town of vicious killers and cannibals. Preparing for winter the townspeople of Stranded are storing as much human meat as they can. Jack must escape the town while also rescuing a young girl and his new fiancée from the grasps of the cannibalistic townsfolk."
Comic-Con Zombie Shirt: Will the insanity of SDCC turn you into a zombie? Are you only going to the show to check out The Walking Dead? You might be interested in this SDCC shirt from GeekFilter:
"Comic-Con is awesome! But also crowded, smelly and can leave you feeling like a brain dead zombie. Really though, would you have it any other way? Proclaim your zombieness with this Geek-tastic T-Shirt!"