Indie Spotlight

2012/05/06 16:23:27 +00:00 | Jonathan James

As we mentioned yesterday, we had so many indie items this week that we split the feature into two parts. Today's feature includes a headless biker, a killer dummy, a zombie killing gorilla, and more:

Rex, Zombie Killer: Back in March, we told you about the upcoming release of the comic book Rex, Zombie Killer #1. The first issue has just been released:

"In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, a hyper-intelligent Golden Retriever named Rex, a sign language-speaking gorilla, and a small pack of animals begin a perilous cross-country journey to find safety…and a home."

The comic is a double-sized 56-page one-shot that can be ordered from your local comic book shop. Additional one-shots are planned for the future. For more information, visit:

The Circle: Cemetery Dance Publications has announced an October release for Bentley Little's The Circle. The story involves many strange occurrences that unsettle the inhabitants of William Tell Circle:

"For Helen, a knock on the door brings an unexpected visitor along with lavish gifts, and it seems all her wishes have been granted…but at what cost? For young Frank and his friends, a fabled neighborhood shrine may answer their prayers for a girlfriend, just as their older brothers hope the same source will grant them money. But the older boys' improvised ritual turns into something horrible…

For Gil Marotta, a rescue mission to the shrine leads him into a chilling confrontation with the local witch…"

For more information, visit:

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg: Titan Books has given us an excerpt from The Other Log of Phileas Fogg, which will be released on Tuesday:

"The true story behind Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days is revealed in this thrilling glimpse into the secret notebook of the mysterious Phileas Fogg.

For centuries, two extraterrestrial races, the Eridaneans and the Capelleans, have fought a secret and bloodthirsty war for Earth’s mastery. When a powerful teleportation device falls into enemy hands, Eridanean agent Fogg must endeavor to save his once-immortal race from certain annihilation. During his daring global dash, Fogg encounters new dangers at every turn, before coming face-to-face with his deadly Capellean rival: the infamous Captain Nemo, also known as James Moriarty."

You can read read the excerpt PDF at:

Visit the official website at:

Surreal Grotesque: The first issue of Surreal Grotesque has been released. The digital magazine will be released monthly and is available for download. Issue #1 is a mix of horror fiction, poetry, flash fiction pieces, art, photography, book reviews and contains an interview with the band Fist Kitten.

You can download the first issue at the official website:

Or the magazine is also available to read over Issuu:

In The Dark: We've previously covered the web anthology series Night Terrors, but it has now been expanded into a full-length feature anthology film titled In The Dark. Here are details on the first two segments that have already been filmed:

"DUMMY: Anne has just woken up half naked in an abandoned hospital. She and her two brothers have become players in a game of hide and seek with a masked psycho carrying a grudge. Watch the trailer at:

THE KEEPER: When a mysterious stranger pays a visit to the underground lair of a gang of murders, they soon find that there is more to him than meets the eye...and he's not alone." Watch the trailer at:

To learn more about In The Dark, visit:

Last Rites: a Lucy Hart, Rites Novel: "What if you discover your fiancé is a werewolf, and worse, his creature-of-the-night girlfriend is trying to kill you?

Lucy Hart, eighteen-year-old queen bee and captain of the cheer squad, faces just that. She loses everything—money, social status, and even her home—when her father is arrested for tax evasion and immigrant slave trafficking. Reduced to flipping burgers, she plots to get her old life back, blackmailing her father’s slime ball lawyer, and scheming her way into a gig pretending to be a rich young man’s “fiancée.” The pay: enough money to let her write her own future. The bad news: the guy is a condescending pain in the butt.

In no time at all Lucy finds herself fighting for her life as her faux fiancé’s vampire girlfriend tries to slaughter her, and on top of that, getting royally grossed out by her own spanking new paranormal ability: necromancy. Yet somehow, while she gets back her life and kicks vampire butt, she also manages to fall in love/lust with her fake fiancé."

To learn more, visit author Mercy Walker's website at:

Chopper Episode 4: Chopper is a modern day take on the Sleepy Hollow story, featuring Tyler Mane as a headless outlaw biker. It was recently announced that 6 new episodes were being produced and the latest episode is now available.

"International fright icons Tyler Mane (Michael Myers, Halloween) and Andrew Bryniarski (Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) will be joined by rising stars Tim Phillipps (CW’s Secret Circle), Quinn Dahle (Conan O’Brien) and others as six new episodes continue to roll out via the project’s Youtube Channel..."