#TheStayMovie awarded #BestInternationalFilm at #thethinginthebasementhorrorfest

Amazing news!

My folk horror film The Stay has been awarded Best International Film at The Thing in the Basement Horror Fest, USA.

What an honour!

Many thanks to Tyler Darkow & all at the Fest for supporting our work, on behalf of the cast & crew of The Stay 🎃

Signed books & the mystery of the missing PayPal feature

It’s the first day of autumn, and spooky season is well and truly underway.

(I know, it’s Halloween every day for me too!)

I was looking forward to signing copies of my sixth novel Greyfriars Reformatory at a series of live reading events culminating in a mass séance that would see several audience members seeking spiritual/medical help.

After they’d stopped screaming.

But the pandemic put an end to all that fun. (Though having seen Host on Shudder, I do have a few ideas about how to proceed with the mass séance at least…)

Instead, I’m delighted to offer signed copies of my books by mail order
(and I promise to wash my hands thoroughly before inscribing them, and before packaging them for transit. It’s the only way to keep the blood off the pages.)

The details are up on my Store page if you’re looking for the perfect Halloween/Nightmare Before Christmas gift for your bestie, your bad self, or your mortal enemy.

There is a slight fly in the pumpkin spice-scented ointment though.

PayPal always used to feature a “special instructions to merchant” text box at check out, so you could specify (for example)
HEY FRAZER, PLEASE SIGN IT ‘TO FRANK N. STEIN, LOVE YOU OODLES’.

But PayPal apparently did away with this very useful feature — for reasons known only to itself! (And yes, I know you can add a text box to a PayPal button, but there’s no way to get it to work with a WordPress.com site.) Sigh. It was a useful thing and now it’s gone.

So if you do order a book, please DM me on Twitter, Insta, my Facebook Page
(or in the Comments section below)
with any specific dead-ication (see what I did there?) requests and I’ll get my pen ready.

(If I don’t hear from you first, i’ll haunt your email inbox to check before committing ink to paper.)

And PayPal — please reinstate that super useful “additional instructions to merchant” feature, or I cannot guarantee that the Grey Girl won’t get mad and come for you…

As ever, thanks for reading.

Take scare.

And see you on the other side.

Frazer x

See #TheStayMovie online now: Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival 2020

Hey, we all wanted to hang out in LA at this year’s Lift-Off Film Festival (amirite?) but then the world got a little more complicated… but the show must go on & Lift-Off have dozens of films for you to watch online, including my very own #TheStayMovie — so grab some popcorn & a screening pass and enjoy!

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The Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival 2020 is happening online right now, and you are invited!

Click here to watch the films.

A ticket will give you access to hours of curated content, from cutting edge music promos to amazing indie films.

And you can vote for your favourites to win festival Awards!

The Stay is screening in Trendsetters 1.

Hope you enjoy watching!

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My events page has been updated with the latest postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic (which is something no horror writer expects to type outside of one of their own stories).

I hope to see some of you in person sometime in the not-too-distant future.

Meantime, best wishes and stay safe everyone x

#TheStayMovie is an Official Selection in the #LiftOffGlobalNetwork Sessions March 2020!

Excited to see #TheStayMovie in Official Selection at the prestigious Lift-Off Global Network Sessions, March 2020. Visit thestaymovie.wordpress.com for more info!

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Thrilled to have our folk horror film The Stayselected for Lift-Off Global Network Sessions, which is an online movie contest taking place in March 2020.

The first round of voting is open to the public via the festival’s Vimeo channel.

The second round is Jury voting and narrows the final 5 films down to an overall winner.

Best of luck to all the selected filmmakers!

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Writer/Director Frazer Lee awarded Creepy Tree Film Festival Exemplar Award for #TheStayMovie

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Many thanks to all at #creepytreefilmfestival for this amazing award!

And to the cast, crew and supporters of #TheStayMovie – couldn’t have done it without you – thanks again!

via Writer/Director Frazer Lee awarded Creepy Tree Film Festival Exemplar Award for #TheStayMovie

Out now: Horror Literature From Gothic to Post-Modern – Critical Essays

Way back when, at the Horror Writers Association‘s now-annual event Stokercon, I presented a paper-in-progress on Koji Suzuki‘s seminal J-horror novel Ringu at the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference.

After the event, Annradcon organisers Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak kindly invited me to submit my research as a Chapter for their forthcoming book, which is out now from McFarland with a foreword by former HWA President Lisa Morton and an afterword by Becky Spratford.

Horror Literature From Gothic to Post-Modern – Critical Essays, covers a wealth of topics, from children’s literature to Aboriginal tales, and is a must-read for any horror scholar. My chapter covers Ringu, and its many sequels and adaptations, from a world literary perspective.

As with all academic texts Horror Literature… is pricey it’s true, but there is a Kindle version available for e-readers, which halves the cost.

You can discover other purchasing options at Goodreads.

Congratulations to editors Michele & Nick on birthing this beautiful beast of a book – the first academic textbook from the HWA. And may many more follow!

Oh, and a word of warning from The Ring: “Before you die you see the ring.”

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Cover reveal for new horror novel #GreyfriarsReformatory

I tried something new on my Instagram feed this week, posting sneak peeks from my new book cover in sections (which form the ‘bigger picture’ when viewing my profile grid).

I am pleased with the reactions it got from readers!

And now that the social media experimentation is complete, I am posting the cover here.

Feast your eyes on the fear!

Greyfriars Reformatory FINAL

Whaddya think? You likey? Let me know in the Comments below!

Greyfriars Reformatory is coming October 2020 from Flame Tree Press.

To coin a phrase — if this one doesn’t scare you…you’re already dead!

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Pre-order from:
Amazon UK
Wordery
or from your local scary book store!
ISBN: 9781787584754

 

#TheStayMovie in Official Selection & Award Nominated at #creepytreefilmfestival Winter 2020!

First festival Official Selection & Award Nomination of 2020, and a truly creep-tastic one!

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We are delighted to announce that Frazer Lee‘s award winning folk horror film The Stay is officially selected for the 2020 Winter Festival Season at at Creepy Tree Film Festival.

The Stay has been nominated to receive the Creepy Tree Exemplar Award on February 29th.

Our thanks to all the Creepy Tree family for selecting, nominating & supporting our film!

Check Creepy Tree Film Festival out on Instagram, Facebook & search #creepytreefilmfestival for more creepy film fun.

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