Watch Short Film THE DRAWING: "After waking from a nightmare, artist Scarlet is pursued by a malevolent figure eerily reminiscent of her latest drawing."
PHANTOM LIMBS: "Encyclopocalypse Publications (Sausages: The Making of Dog Soldiers, Manborg: The Novelization, Long Weekend: The Novelization) will release Jason Jenkins’ Phantom Limbs in hardcover, paperback, audiobook and eBook on April 2nd, 2024.
Originally a column on popular horror website Bloody Disgusting, Phantom Limbs is the inaugural volume of a planned series of books which will explore the histories of unmade horror movie sequels and remakes and the stories they would have told.
“I’ve always been drawn to the stories behind unmade movies,” says Jenkins, “going all the way back to my early days as a horror nerd reading about Peter Jackson’s unrealized Nightmare on Elm Street sequel in an old Fangoria back in the 90s. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be able to speak with so many brilliant creatives about their own unproduced genre works and to help usher their stories along to fellow fans.”
Featuring lengthy interviews, detailed synopses and concept artwork/posters, Phantom Limbs will cover unmade extensions to popular horror franchises such as Halloween, Predator, Psycho, Resident Evil, Saw, The Shining, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. This initial volume will also include chats with such genre luminaries as Mike Flanagan, Mick Garris, Alan B. McElroy, Jeffrey Reddick, Stephen Susco, and many others!
Sean Duregger, Managing Editor of Encyclopocalypse had this to say of Phantom Limbs, “Mark Alan Miller and I adored Jason’s column at Bloody Disgusting and it’s been a treat bringing it to horror fans in the expanded form only a book can give you. I’m personally excited to add this alongside all of my other revered Horror Nonfiction on my bookshelf.”
Phantom Limbs will be available directly from Encyclopocalypse Publications in eBook and Print at www.encyclopocalypse.com (BuyHorrorBooks.com) or from your favorite bookseller. The audiobook version will be available exclusively from Audible or Apple Books.
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DEPARTING SENIORS: "Mexican-American and queer, high school student Javier doesn’t exactly fit in with the popular kids. But he might be the only one who can save them. After an act of bullying sends Javier to the hospital, he begins experiencing visions that foresee glimpses of shocking murders at his school right before they happen. Now, in between navigating the social hierarchies and prejudices of clique culture, Javier (Primo’s Ignacio Diaz-Silverio) and his best friend Bianca (Candyman’s Ireon Roach) must try to unmask a serial killer before he strikes again.
Departing Seniors puts a fresh spin on teen slasher movies like Scream and Freaky, updating them by putting its queer protagonist and characters of color front and center. It’s a horror-comedy with a sarcastic, whip-smart edge and appealingly complex characters."
In select theaters and on VOD/PVOD on February 2
TRUNK: "28-year-old medical student Malina wakes up disoriented in a locked trunk and must realize with horror that she is missing more than just the memory. With her phone as the only connection to the outside world, the intelligent young woman wages a desperate fight for survival while the vehicle races relentlessly toward a terrible secret. Even if she makes it – she will never be the same."
Available starting on Friday, January 26 on Amazon Prime Video.
VENGEANCE IS HER NAME Red Band Trailer: "Vengeance is Her Name is an independent horror film about a woman who wakes up in Hell and must find out why."