Horror culture mainstay Kier-La Janisse’s new Christmas horror book Yuletide Terror starts pre-sale
Cult film know-it-all, author, festival programmer and publisher Kier-La Janisse has a lovely gift for all of her fans and lovers of big and small screen horror entertainment.
Released via Janisse’s micro-publishing imprint Spectacular Optical, Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television is a comprehensive new collection of essays charting some of television’s spookiest holiday horror shows. From the BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas series to Silent Night, Deadly Night (and the ensuing controversy), from Eastern European folk-horrors all the way up to the seasonal succubi of the “New French Extremity”—followed by a compendium of nearly 200 Christmas horror film reviews. The book is now available for pre-sale via the Yuletide Terror Indiegogo page.
Yuletide Terror follows on the success of Spectacular Optical’s previous books Kid Power! and Satanic Panic—the latter of which promptly sold out and was reprinted in a second edition by the UK’s FAB Press. It is the third book in Spectacular Optical’s ongoing series of limited run film and pop culture books.
Yuletide Terror features new writing by both emerging and acclaimed authors including Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA), Kim Newman (Nightmare Movies), Caelum Vatnsdal (They Came From Within: A History Of Canadian Horror Cinema), Michael Gingold (Fangoria), Shelagh Rowan-Legg (The Spanish Fantastic), Alexandra West (Films Of The New French Extremity), Michael Helms (Fatal Visions), Andrea Subissati (Rue Morgue), Zack Carlson(Destroy All Movies!!!), Joanna Wilson (The Christmas TV Companion), Diane A. Rodgers (Cinema Retro), Andrew Nette (Pulp Curry), Amanda Reyes(Made For TV Mayhem), David Bertrand (Satanic Panic), Eric Zaldivar (Co-Writer, Django Lives!), Leslie Hatton (Popshifter), Owen Williams (Empire),Ralph Elawani (Bleu Nuit: Histoire D’un Cinéphilie Nocturne), Derek Johnston (Haunted Seasons: Television Ghost Stories For Christmas And Horror For Halloween), Neil Mitchell (Devil’s Advocates: Carrie), Chris Hallock (Diabolique), Ariel Fisher (Rue Morgue), Lee Gambin (Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making Of Cujo), Zach Clark (Writer/Director, White Reindeer) alongside co-editors Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) and Paul Corupe(Canuxploitation).
The book also features Motion Picture Purgatory comic reviews of Christmas horror films by underground cartoonist Rick Trembles, and a cover and original illustrations by British artist Alisdair Wood.
The launch of Yuletide Terror will be accompanied by screenings and events in multiple cities. More details, including a full table of contents, will be announced in spring 2017. For more information go here.
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(Bloody) Merry Christmas to all and to all a good fright!