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Novità WeirdMovies: racconti e fumetti

img_1744Due proposte da WeirdMovies per gli amanti del weird e del fantastico.

La prima è Weird Tales Italian Collection, un volume che racchiude i numeri della edizione italiana di Weird Tales, usciti nel 2011. Tra gli autori presenti Michael Moorcock, Tanith Lee e Ramsey Campbell. Il volume è pubblicato in edizione limitata.

La seconda proposta è invece la raccolta a fumetti OMBRE (fantasmi del tempo di guerra), con la versione a fumetti di celebri racconti, tra gli altri, di Dino Buzzati, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Federico De Roberto. La riduzione a fumetti è affidata a Gino Carosini e a Christian Sartirana, i disegni a Gino Carosini, Marco Mastroianni e Roberto Lauciello.

img_1745Here two interesting news in the Italian world of Weird:

Weird Tales Italian Collection, a volume collecting the italian issues of Weird Tales, in limited edition, with works of many Authors like Michael Moorcock, Tanith Lee and Ramsey Campbell.

OMBRE (fantasmi del tempo di guerra), a comic book rendition of some famous writer’s short stories, from Dino Buzzati and  Ambrose Bierce to Arthur Machen and Federico De Roberto. By Gino Carosini, Christian Sartirana, Marco Mastroianni and Roberto Lauciello.

Ecco i finalisti dei Bram Stoker Awards 2016

img_1700La Horror Writers Association ha annunciato i finalisti dell’edizione 2016 dei Bram Stoker Awards, per le migliori opere di letteratura horror e dark fantasy.

La premiazione avverrà il 29 aprile, durante l’annuale StokerCon che si terrà a bordo della Queen Mary a Long Beach, California.

Segnaliamo in particolare le nominations di Alessandro Manzetti per miglior Antologia con The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing) e miglior Raccolta di Poesie con Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria), di Victor LaValle per miglior Novella con The Ballad of Black Tom,  di John Langan per miglio Romanzo con The Fisherman (Word Horde) e di Laird Barron per miglior Raccolta con Swift to Chase (JournalStone).

Qui sotto, la lista completa dei finalisti.


The Horror Writers Association announces the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot. HWA is the premier organization for writers of horror and dark fantasy.

The presentation of the Bram Stoker Awards will occur during the second annual StokerCon aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California on the evening of April 29, 2017

We would like to point out the nominations of Alessandro Manzetti for Superior Achievement in an Anthology with The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing) and in a Poetry Collection with Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria), and also Victor LaValle for Long Fiction with The Ballad of Black Tom, John Langan for Best Novel with The Fisherman (Word Horde) and Laird Barron for Fiction Collection with Swift to Chase (JournalStone).

The complete list of the nominees follows.

Superior Achievement in a Novel

Hand, Elizabeth – Hard Light: A Cass Neary Crime Novel (Minotaur Books)
Jones, Stephen Graham – Mongrels (William Morrow)
Langan, John – The Fisherman (Word Horde)
MacLeod, Bracken – Stranded: A Novel (Tor Books)
Tremblay, Paul – Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

Barnett, Barbara – The Apothecary’s Curse (Pyr Books)
Chapman, Greg – Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Deady, Tom – Haven (Cemetery Dance Publications)
Garza, Michelle and Lason, Melissa – Mayan Blue (Sinister Grin Press)
Wytovich, Stephanie – The Eighth (Dark Regions Press)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

Alexander, Maria – Snowed (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Brozek, Jennifer – Last Days of Salton Academy (Ragnarok Publishing)
Cosimano, Elle – Holding Smoke (Hyperion-Disney)
Roberts, Jeyn – When They Fade (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Sirowy, Alexandra – The Telling (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

Bunn, Cullen – Blood Feud (Oni Press)
Chambers, James – Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe (Moonstone)
de Campi, Alex – No Mercy, Vol. 2 (Image Comics)
Kirkman, Robert – Outcast by Kirkman&Azaceta, Vol 3 This Little Light (Image Comics)
Miller, Mark Alan and Lansdale, Joe R. –The Steam Man (Dark Horse Books)
Moore, Alan – Providence, Act 1 (Avatar Press)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Cushing, Nicole – The Sadist’s Bible (01Publishing)
Edelman, Scott – That Perilous Stuff (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
LaValle, Victor – The Ballad of Black Tom (
Malerman, Josh – The Jupiter Drop (You, Human) (Dark Regions Press)
Waggoner, Tim – The Winter Box (DarkFuse)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

Bailey, Michael – Time is a Face on the Water (Borderlands 6) (Borderlands Press)
Bodner, Hal – A Rift in Reflection (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
Golden, Christopher – The Bad Hour (What the #@&% is That?) (Saga Press)
Mannetti, Lisa – ArbeitMacht Frei(Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Crawl Space (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume #2016/Issue#8) (Dell Magazines)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

Barron, Laird – Swift to Chase (JournalStone)
Chizmar, Richard – A Long December (Subterranean Press)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror (Mysterious Press)
O’Neill, Gene – Lethal Birds (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Schwaeble, Hank – American Nocturne (Cohesion Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

Campbell, Josh, Chazelle, Damien, and Stuecken, Matthew – 10 Cloverfield Lane (Paramount Pictures)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: The Vanishing of Will Byers (Episode 01: Chapter One) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – Stranger Things: The Upside Down (Episode 01: Chapter Eight) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Eggers, Robert – The VVitch (Parts and Labor, RT Features, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Code Red Productions, Scythia Films, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Mott Street Pictures, Pulse Films, and Very Special Projects)
Logan, John – Penny Dreadful: A Blade of Grass (Episode 03:04) Showtime Presents in association with SKY, Desert Wolf Productions, Neal Street Productions)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

Bailey, Michael – Chiral Mad 3 (Written Backwards)
Manzetti, Alessandro – The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing)
Monteleone, Thomas F. and Monteleone, Oliva F. – Borderlands 6 (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
Mosiman, Billie Sue – Fright Mare-Women Write Horror (DM Publishing)
Murano, Doug and Ward, D. Alexander – Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

Braudy, Leo – Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural(Yale University Press)
Franklin, Ruth – Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Olson, Danel P. – Guillermo del Toro’s “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press)
Poole, W. Scott – In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death and Extraordinary Afterlife of H. P. Lovecraft (Soft Skull Press)
Skal, David J. – Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote
Dracula (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Tibbetts, John – The Gothic Worlds of Peter Straub (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

Boston, Bruce and Manzetti, Alessandro – Sacrificial Nights (KippleOfficinaLibraria)
Collings, Michael R. – Corona Obscura: Poems Dark and Elemental (self-published)
Gailey, Jeannine Hall – Field Guide to the End of the World: Poems (Moon City Press)
Simon, Marge – Small Spirits (Midnight Town Media)
Wytovich, Stephanie M. – Brothel (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

Year’s Best Weird Fiction vol.4

img_1682Annunciato il quarto volume di Year’s Best Weird Fiction pubblicato dalla Undertow Publications.

Ad affiancare Michael Kelly alla curatela, dopo Laird Barron, Kate Koja e Simon Strantzas, è Helen Marshall, l’autrice canadese che con la raccolta Gifts for the One Who Comes After ha vinto nel 2015 lo Shirley Jackson Award e il World Fantasy Award.

La copertina del quarto volume è stata affidata a Alex Andreev.




UndertowPubs, publisher of Year’s Weird Best Fiction, announced the cover art for the fourth volume, edited by Michael Kelly and Helen Marshall, canadian writer who won In 2015 the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award with the collection Gifts for the One Who Comes After.

The cover art for this volume is by Alex Andreev.

Ascensum the Game

img_1665Segnaliamo un misterioso nuovo gioco di carte, in lavorazione, ispirato ai fantastici mondi di H.P.Lovecraft: Ascensum the Game.

Si tratta di un gioco di carte italiano, basato su una tecnologia innovativa caratterizzata da un tabellone speciale che interagisce con le carte e con lo smartphone attraverso una app specifica. I due giocatori si affronteranno nelle oscure atmosfere lovecraftiane a colpi di incantesimi, rari artefatti e incontrando antiche paurose Creature.

Nota interessante: le immagini delle carte sono illustrate dal bravissimo Daniele Serra.


Coming soon: Ascensum the Game, an italian innovative card game set in H.P.Lovecraft’s dark universe. The cards interact with a special sensing board and the player’s smartphone through a special app.

The beautiful cards are illustrated by Daniele Serra.


Come alberi la notte

img_1415Dal 7 al 28 gennaio presso lo spazio InVisibile a Cagliari è possibile visionare Come alberi la notte, mostra personale dedicata a Daniele Serra, tra i più importanti artisti weird italiani.

La mostra, curata da Roberta Vanali e sonorizzata da Simon Balestrazzi, presenta 23 originali in esposizione. La mostra è aperta ogni giovedi, venerdi e sabato dalle 19 alle 21.

Daniele Serra, cagliaritano, vincitore nel 2012 del British Fantasy Award come miglior artista, fumettista tra gli altri per DC Comics, è autore di molte copertine di testi weird, tra cui Voices of the Borderland di W.H. Hodgson nell’edizione Hippocampus Press, e l’antologia The Children of Gla’aki, dedicata a Ramsey Campbell. Nel 2012 insieme a Marcello Fois ha prodotto il romanzo a fumetti Carne, mentre nel 2015 ha collaborato con Joe Lansdale illustrando la graphic novel I Tell You It’s Love. Attualmente sta lavorando a un fumetto antologico dedicato a Hellraiser per la Seraphim Inc.
Sito personale:


Come alberi la notte is the new personal exhibition by Daniele Serra, held in Cagliari in the img_1416space InVisibile, fron 7th to 28th February.

The curator of the exhibition is Roberta Vanali and the soundtrack is by Simon Balestrazzi. The event will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 7 pm to 9 pm and it will show 23 original works by the Artist.

Daniele Serra was born and lives in Italy. He works as illustrator and comic artist, his work has been published in Europe, Australia, United States and Japan. He has worked for DC Comics, Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Titan Comics, Cemetery Dance, Weird Tales magazine, PS Publishing and other publications. He has draw comics for Hellraiser by Clive Barker, Dark Souls and graphic novels with J. R. Lansdale and Jeff Mariotte. Daniele’s illustrations are used for the set dressing of the film adaptation of Stephen King ‘s “Cell” directed by Tod Williams and starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. Winner of the British Fantasy Award. Personal website:

I vincitori del World Fantasy Awards 2016




Sono stati annunciati i vincitori del World Fantasy Awards 2016, compresi i premi speciali alla carriera di David G. Harttwell e Andrzej Sapkowski.

La premiazione ha avuto luogo durante la World Fantasy Convention, svoltasi a Columbus, Ohio, dal 27 al 30 Ottobre.

Qui di seguito la lista delle nomination con i vincitori in grassetto.




The winners for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards have been announced, and include Lifetime Achievement recipients David G. Hartwell and Andrzej Sapkowski. The awards were given at this year’s World Fantasy Convention, which took place from October 27-30 in Columbus, OH.

The full list of nominees follows, with winners in bold.


Winner: Anna Smaill, The Chimes (Sceptre)
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant (Knopf/Faber & Faber)
N. K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season (Orbit)
Naomi Novik, Uprooted (Del Rey Books/Macmillan UK)
K. J. Parker, Savages (Subterranean Press)
Paul Tremblay, A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow & Co.)

Long Fiction

Winner: Kelly Barnhill, The Unlicensed Magician (PS Publishing)
Usman T. Malik, “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn” (, Apr. 22, 2015)
Kim Newman, “Guignol” (Horrorology, edited by Stephen Jones, Jo Fletcher Books)
Kelly Robson, “Waters of Versailles” (, June 10, 2015)
Bud Webster, “Farewell Blues” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan./Feb. 2015)

Short Fiction

Winner: Alyssa Wong, “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” (Nightmare magazine, Oct. 2015)
Selena Chambers, “The Neurastheniac” (Cassilda’s Song, ed. Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. Chaosium Inc)
Amal El-Mohtar, “Pockets” (Uncanny Magazine, Jan.-Feb. 2015)
Sam J. Miller, “The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History” (Uncanny Magazine, Jan.-Feb. 2015)
Tamsyn Muir, “The Deepwater Bride” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/Aug. 2015)


Winner: Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles, eds., She Walks in Shadows (Innsmouth Free Press)
Ellen Datlow, ed., The Doll Collection (Tor Books)
S. T. Joshi, ed., Black Wings IV: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror (PS Publishing)
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., ed., Cassilda’s Song: Tales Inspired by Robert W. Chambers’ King in Yellow Mythos (Chaosium Inc.)
Simon Strantzas, ed., Aickman’s Heirs (Undertow Publications)


Winner: C. S. E. Cooney, Bone Swans (Mythic Delirium Books)
Leena Krohn, Leena Krohn: Collected Fiction (Cheeky Frawg Books)
V. H. Leslie, Skein and Bone (Undertow Publications)
Kelly Link, Get in Trouble (Random House)
James Morrow, Reality by Other Means: The Best Short Fiction of James Morrow (Wesleyan University Press)
Mary Rickert, You Have Never Been Here (Small Beer Press)


Winner: Galen Dara
Richard Anderson
Julie Dillon
Kathleen Jennings
Thomas S. Kuebler

Special Award – Professional

Winner: Stephen Jones, for The Art of Horror (Applause Theatre Book & Cinema Book Publishers)
Neil Gaiman, Dave Stewart, and J. H. Williams III, The Sandman: Overture (Vertigo)
Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons, The Wheel of Time Companion: The People, Places and History of the Bestselling Series (Tor Books)
Joe Monti, for contributions to the genre
Heather J. Wood, for Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (Stone Skin Press)

Special Award – Nonprofessional

Winner: John O’Neill, for Black Gate: Adventures in Fantasy Literature
Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Literary Adventure Fantasy
Jedediah Berry and Eben Kling, for The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards (Ninepin Press)
Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein, for Letters to Tiptree (Twelfth Planet Press)
Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny Magazine
Helen Young, for Tales After Tolkien Society

British Fantasy Awards: ecco i vincitori!

imageEcco la lista dei vincitori dell’edizione 2016 dei British Fantasy Awards, assegnati proprio oggi, domenica 25 settembre, durante la cerimonia di premiazione alla FantasyCon in Scarborough.

A questo link potete vedere la lista completa delle nominations di quest’anno.


Here the list of the winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2016, as announced on Sunday 25th October at the award banquet at FantasyCon, in Scarborough.

At this link, the complete list of the nominees.


Best anthology: The Doll Collection, ed. Ellen Datlow (Tor Books)

Best artist: Julie Dillon

Best collection: Ghost Summer: Stories, Tananarive Due (Prime Books)

Best comic/graphic novel: Bitch Planet, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Robert imageWilson IV and Cris Peter (Image Comics) (#2–5)

Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award): Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Macmillan)

Best film/television production: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Peter Harness (BBC One)

Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award): Rawblood, Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Best independent press: Angry Robot (Marc Gascoigne)

Best magazine/periodical: Beneath Ceaseless Skies, ed. Scott H. Andrews (Firkin Press)

Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award): Zen Cho, for Sorcerer to the Crown (Macmillan)

Best non-fiction: Letters to Tiptree, ed. Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best novella: The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, Usman T. Malik (

Best short fiction: Fabulous Beasts, Priya Sharma (

The Special Award (the Karl Edward Wagner Award): The FantasyCon redshirts, past and present

Apparizioni lovecraftiane

imageKomplex, Cthulhu.

A L’Aquila una esperienza in realtà aumentata ispirata ai mondi Lovecraftiani.

Il Professor Mirko Lino del Dipartimento di Scienze Umane dell’Università dell’Aquila ha invitato Komplex a tenere un workshop sulla realtà aumentata, dal 30 Settembre al 7 di Ottobre: durante questo periodo, Komplex creerà con gli studenti, nel centro storico dell’Aquila, una esperienza in AR ispirata ai mondi Lovecraftiani.

L’ispirazione di Komplex, nelle parole di Mariano Equizzi, “è scaturita dalla misteriosa natura delle VLF telluriche (Very Low Frequency ) e anche dal lavoro di un saggista Italiano, Angelo Cerchi, che ha iniziato ad occuparsi del contesto culturale anche occulto in cui HPL ha maturato le sue intuizioni. L’esperienza AR sarà basata sull’engine chiamato Aurasma.”

Il workshop è organizzato in collaborazione con l’InterMed Lab, coordinato dal Professor Massimo Fusillo, docente di letterature comparate al Dipartimento di Scienze Umane dell’Università di L’Aquila, e da Emergingseries.


Komplex, Cthulhu: this is  the topic of the workshop held by Komplex at the University Department of Human Sciences in L’Aquila, from September 30th to October 7th. 

The workshop is based on the augmented reality experience focused on H.P. Lovecraft cosmic horror, and its inspiration comes from, as Mariano Equizzi explained, “the mysterious nature of Very Low Frequencies and the work of Angelo Cerchi who is studying the cultural milieu, even occult, in which H.P.Lovecraft worked”.  The workshop is co-organized by InterMedLab and Emergingseries.

Hypnos Weekly Selection

imageLe Edizioni Hypnos lanciano un nuovo contest aperto a tutti, HYPNOS WEEKLY SELECTION (HWS), dedicato all’arte weird e fantastica, nelle sue molteplici forme.

Per partecipare basterà inviare le proprie opere,  miniracconti, poesie, illustrazioni, computer grafica, fotografia, video di breve durata (musicali e non), all’indirizzo mail dedicato (social @ edizionihypnos. com), rispettando le consegne indicate sulla pagina Facebook ufficiale delle Edizioni Hypnos: ogni settimana la redazione selezionerà tre finalisti i cui lavori verranno pubblicati sulla pagina Facebok per una settimana. I “Like” raccolti nel corso della settimana determineranno il vincitore settimanale.

Inoltre, a cadenza mensile, il partecipante con più voti si aggiudicherà la possibilità di ricevere un numero di Hypnos Magazine oppure un buono di 10€ da spendere sul sito di Edizioni Hypnos.

A questo link, il regolamento del concorso.
E voi? Siete pronti a mettervi in gioco?



Edizioni Hypnos launches a new contest: HYPNOS WEEKLY SELECTION (HWS), dedicated to weird art and literature. 

To participate, you just need to send your selected works by e-mail, following the rules on the official Facebook page: every week there will be a selection of three contestants, whose works will be published on the social page of Edizioni Hypnos, and the one with the highest number of “like” from the public will be the winner.

On a monthly base then, the participant with the highest number of likes will have the chance to win a copy of Hypnos Magazine or a 10€ coupon valid on all products from Edizioni Hypnos website.

Here the link with the rules of the contest. 

Are you ready for this challenge?

Le opere di Serra in Cell

imageI disegni dell’Artista italiano Daniele Serra sono stati selezionati per apparire nel film “Cell” (2016) di Tod Williams, tratto dall’omonimo romanzo di Stephen King e attualmente in programmazione negli USA.

Ben venti illustrazioni sono state inserite nella scenografia della stanza del protagonista, John Cusack.

Il film sarà in programmazione in Italia a partire da metà luglio.



imageTwenty illustrations by Daniele Serra, the well known italian Artist, will be present in the set dressing of the film adaptation of Stephen King ‘s “Cell” directed by Tod William and starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson.

The movie will be available in Italy in July: you will find Serra’s artwork all over the walls in John Cusack’s room.