Friday, May 2, 2014

HIDDEN HORROR News and Reviews, Part IV!!!!

Waldemar says, "HIDDEN HORROR makes great bedtime reading!"

Howdy, folks,

It's an incredible thing to put something out into the world. You toil away at it in private, tinkering and tweaking, making little compromises, continuing to nudge it in the direction you want it to go. It's never exactly how you envisioned it, but at some point, you finally just say, "Enough."

For HIDDEN HORROR and all its contributors, that day was December 30, 2013, the day we all let go of the string and watched our bloody balloon sail off into parts unknown. We hoped others would love it as much as we did, that they would understand our love for the genre's misfit toys and join in the party. But, of course, there was no guarantee that they would.

So, we watched.

And waited...

And then the reviews started coming in.

And they liked us. They really, really liked us.

Which is pretty darn awesome.

Adding to the outrageously generous pile of stellar notices (previously collected HERE, HERE, and HERE), we happily welcome:







Additionally, for those of you keeping print alive (YES!), there are lovely write-ups in the latest issues of Fangoria, Rue Morgue, and HorrorHound. (Fango #332 has Under the Skin on the cover, RM #143 has Twin Peaks' Laura Palmer, and HH #46 has The Toxic Avenger.)

As always, thanks to everyone for all of their support and enthusiasm over the past four months. It's been an incredible ride.

Screen cap taken April 24, four months after HH became available for pre-sale.  Not too shabby.

CHECK OUT HIDDEN HORROR! (No, literally, check us out.)

We've been looking forward to making this announcement for a while now. The Chicago Public Library now has 5, count 'em, FIVE COPIES of HIDDEN HORROR in circulation on its shelves. As a longtime library kids and lovers of books, we're kind of blown away by this. Many thanks to everyone who helped get it on their radar over the past few months.
So, if you're a borrower not a buyer, now's your chance. (In fact, even if you don't want to read it, check it out and return it. The more copies that circulate, the better.) For those of you not living in the Chicago area, please request that YOUR public library order in a couple copies for their patrons. It's all about Sharing the Scare.


Well, technically, it's always been international, seeing as how our contributors hail from nearly a dozen different countries, but our liter-scary labor of love made a special appearance at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival last month, with scribes Gert Verbeeck, Steve de Roover, and Sven Soetemans proudly posing with their offspring.


One final reminder: Voting for the 12th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards ends THIS SUNDAY, May 4. If you haven't already, please stop by and let your bloody voice be heard! (Pay special attention to category #11, "Best Horror Book." Wink. Wink wink. Winkity-wink-wink.)

Have a great weekend!

Fool out.

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