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Lovecraft in Cine Books!


IMG_1767Ecco la nuova frontiera della lettura: i Cine Books, progettati per leggere i libri non solo attraverso le parole ma con immagini e video, in un mix sensoriale tra libro stampato e film.

Segnaliamo in particolare Hypnos, cine-book dell’omonimo racconto di H.P.Lovecraft, disponibile per iOS, Android e Amazon kindle.

Maggiori informazioni a questo link.




Discover the new frontier of reading with the Cine Books, a new kind of storytelling entertainement that combines books and movies.

IMG_1770For the horror’s fans, there is Hypnos, the cine-book of H.P.Lovecraft’s short story, available for iOS, Android and Amazon kindle.

More informations at this link.


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)

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

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.




Documentario su Clark Ashton Smith

Darin Coelho, regista amatoriale appassionato di letteratura fantastica e weird, ha lanciato un crowfunding sulla piattaforma per finanziare il suo ultimo progetto, un documentario su Clark Ashton Smith, come scrittore di letteratura fantasy, poeta e artista.

Il progetto, intitolato “Clark Ashton Smith: The Emperor of Dreams“, prevede una serie di interessanti “rewards” che interesseranno sicuramente gli appassionati di questo visionario Artista.


Darin Coelho, amateur film-maker, launched a project on to fund his documentary about the life and the works of Clark Ashton Smith, American fantasy writer, poet and artist. 

To support the project, “Clark Ashton Smith: The Emperor of Dreams“, you can choose one of the many interesting rewards, all perfect for the fans of this visionary Artist.

Cortometraggio horror su Kickstarter

“The Night Ocean” è il racconto di H.P.Lovecraft e R.H. Balrow al quale si ispira il  progetto del cortometraggio The Distant Sea del regista Nic Wassell, attualmente su Kickstarter.

Il cortometraggio narra la storia di una ricercatrice che si trova a seguire misteriosi indizi sulle coste inglesi che la porteranno ad una vecchia casa che cela l’esistenza di un’antica Creatura…

Potete visionare il teaser a questo link.



The Distant Sea, a short movie by director Nic Wassell, is actually on Kickstarter; the movie is based on the short story “The Night Ocean” written by H.P.Lovecraft and R.H. Balrow and it follows the investigations of a researcher on the English coast, involving an ancient creature in a old house…

You can find the teaser at this link.

Ecco i finalisti del Premio Italia 2016

premio-italiaSono stati annunciati oggi i finalisti del Premio Italia 2016, riconoscimento della fantascienza, fantastico e fantasy, da parte degli appassionati italiani. L’edizione di quest’anno ha visto 260 votanti, un vero record.

Tra i finalisti che interessano gli appassionati di weird e fantastico, segnaliamo Lo scriba macabro di Thomas Ligotti (Elara) e Utopia pirata di Bruce Sterling (Urania – Mondadori) per la categoria “Romanzo o antologia personale internazionale”; Gotico pavese di Franco Piccinini (Edizioni della Vigna) nella categoria “Antologia di uno o più autori italiani” e Guida al cinema horror di Walter Catalano, Roberto Chiavini, Gian Filippo Pizzo e Michele Tetro (Odoya) nella categoria “Saggio in volume”.

I premi saranno assegnati come da tradizione durante la cena di chiusura dell’Italcon che si terrà a Bellaria, il 22 maggio.


At this link you can find the list of Premio Italia’s finalists 2016, the award on science fiction, weird and fantasy voted by italian fandom. The votes, 260 this year, keep increasing, showing the interest of this fandom. 

We would like to highlight here the finalists most linked to weird literature:  Lo scriba macabro by Thomas Ligotti (Elara) and Utopia pirata by Bruce Sterling (Urania – Mondadori) for the category “Novel or personal anthology-international”; Gotico pavese by Franco Piccinini (Edizioni della Vigna) for the category “Anthology – italian” and Guida al cinema horror di Walter Catalano, Roberto Chiavini, Gian Filippo Pizzo and Michele Tetro (Odoya) for the category “Essay”.

The Award ceremony will be traditionally held during the gala dinner at Italcon, on 22th May, in Bellaria.


H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival

La settima edizione del H.P.Lovecraft Film Festival si svolgerà a San Pedro, California, dal 29 aprile al 1 maggio.

L’evento ha lo scopo di promuovere le opere di Lovecraft, la letteratura di genere horror e il weird attraverso adattamenti cinematografici di registi professionisti e non, panel, letture, giochi, arte e a volte musica dal vivo.

Sul sito internet dell’evento è possibile consultare il programma, la lista degli ospiti e la programmazione delle prossime edizioni.


The seventh edition of H.P.Lovecraft Film Festival will be hel in San Pedro, California, from 29th April to 1st May 2016.

This convention was created to promote the works of Lovecraft, literary horror and weird by cinematic adaptations from professional and amateurs filmmakers, works of art, panel, readings, games and sometimes live music.

On the official website you can find the program, the guests and the next events. 


This Is Horror Award 2015: i vincitori

È stato pubblicato l’elenco dei vincitori del This Is Horror Award 2015, premio dedicato ala cultura horror, sotto vari punti di vista, organizzato dall’omonimo sito inglese.

Segnaliamo con piacere il premio a Daniele Serra come miglior Artista dell’anno!

A questo link potete trovare tutti i dettagli relativi ai vincitori e ai finalisti.

The list of the winners of This Is Horror Award 2015 is finally out! This award is dedicated to horror culture, on its differents aspects.

We are pleased to read the name of the italian Daniele Serra as best Artist of the year!

Here the complete list with all the details.