Monday, 28 July 2014

THE HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS - THE PAGE 69 TEST

THE HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS has taken Marshal Zeringue's Page 69 test ... what can a page reveal about the book?


FILM REC: MR JONES

FILM REC - MR JONES. Installation horror and psychic terror. Well worth seeing for the impressive set of ideas and images. Ambitious ending that will alienate more than it pleases, but the bigger idea suggested by the story pushed my buttons. In its own way, I thought it captured some of the zeitgeist of the new American horror I've been reading over the last couple of years.

Friday, 25 July 2014

APARTMENT 16 PUBLISHED IN SERBIA

The horrors of Barrington House continue to travel far and wide. APARTMENT 16 has been published in Serbia. Felix Hessen's Vortex increases its ghastly influence ....


FILM REC - BORDERLANDS

FILM REC: Really enjoyed BORDERLANDS - a story full of old school pagan and occult British chills. Very tense final third too (the section in which I most often lose interest in a horror film). I've been a fan of found footage since THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and I refuse to believe the genre has exhausted its potential, so I'm surprised by the stigma attached to it. The way they recorded the footage in this film was very clever. And do not fear shaky handcams as the film doesn't rely upon them.
 
 

Monday, 21 July 2014

THE HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS INTERVIEW AT MY BOOKISH WAYS

Why write horror? What am I afraid of? The secret life of puppets and the near forgotten history of puppet theatre. Unstable characters ...

A problem with doing multiple interviews around a book release is repeating yourself, so I have tried to say something new about THE HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS for My Bookish Ways. My thanks in advance to the curious.

http://www.mybookishways.com/2014/07/interview-adam-nevill-talks-about-horror-what-scares-him-and-house-of-small-shadows.html


Thursday, 17 July 2014

HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS INTERVIEW AT ARKHAM DIGEST

And if you can stand more of my infernal chittering about books, Justin Steele at the excellent ARKHAM DIGEST has interviewed me about THE HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS.
 
Topics include: where the book came from, literary influences for this book, ...the terror and enchantment of childhood, atmosphere, film adaptations, reconciling strangeness with story, horror in the short and long form, the horror fiction I like to read, the nature of horror ... and what's coming next ...
 
Thanks in advance to anyone who checks it out!
 
 

THE STORY BEHIND APARTMENT 16 AT UPCOMING4.ME

UPCOMING4.ME asked me for the story behind APARTMENT 16, because the book is now more widely available in the US. A few years ago, in other interviews, I wrote all about the circumstances behind this novel, but if anyone new to A16 has any interest as to why the book is twisted and f****d up, I'm sitting on the couch at the link below (and not talking about my mother ...)

http://upcoming4.me/news/book-news/the-story-behind-apartment-16-by-adam-nevill