World Horror Con 2015 Schedule

Hey F(r)iends, i’m looking forward to seeing some of you at the 25th Anniversary World Horror Convention & Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend in Atlanta, 7-10 May.

The programmers have put together a dazzling array of panels and events – I wish I could attend every single one.

(My schedule of panels, readings, screenings etc. is below.)

Please note, the Mass Signing Event is open to the public, so even if you’re not around for the whole convention do come along on the Friday for books and authors galore.

And my publisher, Samhain Horror, will be in the dealers’ room all weekend with a coffin load of scary books.

– it will be great to see you there!

Cheers,
Frazer

 

FRIDAY, MAY 8

NOON-1 PM Media: WHCFILM: Beyond the Edge: Screenwriting Without Frontiers – REDHOOK

In order to scare or disturb an audience, and to tell a horrifying story that will resonate, a screenwriter must be willing to scare and disturb themselves first. This panel will explore screenwriting that willingly goes over the edge, as well as navigating the desires and demands of producers and studios within the realities of Hollywood and independent film.

Moderator: Ryan Lieske. Panelists: John Farris, Andrew S. Fuller, Daniel Knauf, Frazer Lee, Rena Mason

1-2 PM           Media: WHCFILM: World Premiere: THE STAY and Other Short Films From the Dark Imagination of Frazer Lee – REDHOOK

On Edge (Dir./Scr. Frazer Lee, 15 min)

Impatient patient Thurlow (Charley Boorman) gets more than he bargained for in Doctor Matthews’ (Doug Bradley) dentist’s chair. Winner of Best Horror Short, Dragon*Con.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0194211/

Red Lines (Dir./Scr. Frazer Lee, 7 min)

Unruly schoolgirl Emily (Kirsty Levett) learns the disturbing secret of the red lines in detention under the watchful eye of her Teacher (Doug Bradley). Winner of Best Short, Fearless Tales Genre Festival.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0345851/

The Stay (Dir./Scr. Frazer Lee, 9 min)

A young holidaymaker (Daniela Finley) checks into a secluded rental cottage and discovers that some vacations stay with you…forever. WORLD PREMIERE – WORLD HORROR CON ATLANTA 2015.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4599410/

Introduced & Q&A: Frazer Lee.

5-6 PM            Panel: WHCFILM: Filmmakers Lounge

Filmmakers and presenters from Thursday night’s and today’s World Horror Con Film Festival programming get together for a casual meet and greet with each other and attendees. Listen to them talk shop and ask questions about the scary and fun parts of making horror movies.

Moderator: Thomas Sipos. Panelists: Daniel Griffith, Lynne Hansen, Daniel Knauf, Frazer Lee, Ryan Lieske, John Skipp

6:30-8 PM       Mass Author Signing – THE BARRENS

Convention guests and attending authors will be available to sign their books.

The PUBLIC are also cordially invited to attend, free of charge!

 

SATURDAY, MAY 9

12:30-1 PM     Reading: Frazer Lee – INNSMOUTH

 

SUNDAY, MAY 10

NOON-1 PM   Panel: WORLDHORROR: International/Global Horror: Books and Films You May Have Missed This Year – SARNACH

Our panelists share their favorite novels, anthologies, collections, and stories published outside the USA in 2014, as well as the best in last year’s global horror cinema. They may even give you some hints as to what releases they are most looking forward to in 2015.

Moderator: Mandy Slater. Panelists: Aaron Dries, Frazer Lee, Usman T. Malik, Lisa Tuttle

 

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Brutal As Hell reviews ‘The Skintaker’

What horror author Frazer Lee has done with his newest novel The Skintaker is to take that fear and play with its setting and its time-frame; going back to the early twentieth century, and into the Amazon rainforest with his new book’s host of characters…

Brutal As Hell reviewer Keri O’Shea discusses my latest novel The Skintaker, over here.

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And pictured above – a quote from another of Keri’s reviews (for The Lucifer Glass) featured inside The Skintaker paperback.

Thanks to Keri & Brutal As Hell for the support!

 

#TheSkintaker #Giveaway – and the winners are…

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Today is launch day for my fourth novel THE SKINTAKER, out now in ebook and paperback from Samhain Publishing.

As I always do on launch day I took some time out this morning to donate a copy of the new book to my local library. I’m lucky to have the place that inspired Roald Dahl when he wrote ‘Matilda‘ as my local book haven. And I feel honoured to have my books shelved there. I’m delighted to hear that two of my other books The Lamplighters and The Jack in the Green are out on loan!

Now, i’m also lucky that the post office is opposite the library, which made it easy for me to mail a signed copy out to the winner of my Goodreads Giveaway, who is (drum roll please…)

Amber L. of California, USA

Congrats Amber! I wish you good reads, and I sincerely hope the book gives you shivers.

A quick haircut and one cup of coffee later –
(well, it is launch day so an author can treat himself, right?)
– and it’s time to announce the 5 winners of my Skintaker ebook giveaway.

They are (another drum roll please…)
Stephanie G.
Laura F.
Tamalyn R.
Michael F.
Aiden W.

Congratulations to all the winners! You’ll receive your ebook code today so keep an eye on your Facebook account/email inbox.

Thanks to all who entered the giveaways. And if you didn’t win this time, you can still get 30% off The Skintaker using the promo code below:

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https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5385/the-skintaker

If you’d like to keep up to date with future giveaways, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

And i can’t wait to hear what you think of The Skintaker – please rate/review the book at Amazon and Goodreads.

Here are some advance reviews:

“A powerful novel…a phenomenon in horror fiction that is truly chilling.”
(5 out of 5 stars, Wesley Thomas, Horror Novel Reviews)

“A grandly entertaining period horror adventure in the classical Kipling and Conrad tradition…THE SKINTAKER has never a dull moment.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
(Eric Red, screenwriter of NEAR DARK, THE HITCHER and author of IT WAITS BELOW and WHITE KNUCKLE)

“Fans of extreme horror will find it all very satisfying…author Frazer Lee paints his narrative so vividly.”
(5 out of 5 stars, Mallory Heart Reviews)

Thanks,
Frazer

The Skintaker – win an papperbock copy! #horror #paperback #book #giveaway

Skintaker_giveaway2Remember the days when we used to have actual, physical things that we could caress and hold and (yes!) sniff?

Those days can be yours again with the advent of THE SKINTAKER, coming atcha in paperback April 7th.

And i’m giving away a free copy at Goodreads. Go there now and luxuriate in lurid fantasies of book-sniffing, spine-breaking and page-turning.

You know you want it.

(and a reminder that i’m giving away 5 copies of the ebook too! enter at Rafflecopter, or via Fassbock)

The Skintaker is my fourth novel and is the prequel to my Bram Stoker Finalist first novel The Lamplighters. Here are some advance reviews, mmm hmmm, oh yeah, like a boss:

“A phenomenon in horror fiction that is truly chilling.”
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(Wesley Thomas, Horror Novel Reviews)

“A grandly entertaining period horror adventure in the classical Kipling and Conrad tradition…THE SKINTAKER has never a dull moment.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
(Eric Red, screenwriter of NEAR DARK, THE HITCHER and author of IT WAITS BELOW and WHITE KNUCKLE)

“Fans of extreme horror will find it all very satisfying, as author Frazer Lee paints his narrative so vividly.”
five-stars
(Mallory Heart Reviews)

Win 1 of 5 copies of The Skintaker. #horror #ebook #giveaway

The countdown has begun – The Skintaker is released on April 7th, 2015.

To celebrate, I have 5 copies of the ebook to give away.

Enter below, please share the giveaway with your friends/followers – and good luck!

THE SKINTAKER – Rafflecopter giveaway

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Eric Red (Near Dark, The Hitcher, It Waits Below) on THE SKINTAKER

Thrilled to receive this glowing endorsement of my new Samhain Horror novel THE SKINTAKER from none other than Eric Red – screenwriter of the classic movies NEAR DARK and THE HITCHER, director of BAD MOON and 100 FEET, and author of IT WAITS BELOW and the forthcoming WHITE KNUCKLE.

“THE SKINTAKER is a grandly entertaining period horror adventure in the classical Kipling and Conrad tradition, supercharged with contemporary graphic horror and gore.  Likeable, believable 1900s young woman Rosie Shields is a fresh change-of-pace in female driven horror on her journey into the remote Amazon rain forests to confront a gruesome pagan nightmare beyond comprehension and her own unimaginable destiny.  Author Frazer Lee writes his entertaining, colorful tale at a propulsive clip, delivering cliffhanger action and blood-drenched splatter aplenty.  Populated with a fun ensemble of engaging characters, set against a dangerous jungle world thrillingly invoked in picturesque detail, and loaded with grisly scenes that will test the most cast-iron of stomachs, THE SKINTAKER has never a dull moment.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
—Eric Red, author of IT WAITS BELOW and WHITE KNUCKLE

You can pre-order THE SKINTAKER via the links here.

Read more about Eric Red at his website www.ericred.com and buy Eric’s books from Samhain Horror.

Happy Friday the 13th!

Triskaidekaphobics look away…but Friday the 13th is a special date for many horror fans, especially those who like to wear hockey masks to summer camp!

On this auspicious day I’m celebrating the impending release of my new horror novel The Skintaker (out April 7th) with a discount sale on my debut novel The Lamplighters. Yes, you can read The Lamplighters for only $0.99 – grab your copy at Samhain HorrorAmazon.comAmazon.co.ukBarnes & NobleiTunes, and Kobo (offer ends March 15th).

A Bram Stoker Award® Finalist (for “Superior Achievement in a First Novel”), The Lamplighters introduces the dark and demonic ‘Skin Mechanic’, a character who was described by critics as “one of the darkest characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading about” (S. Siferd, Night Owl Reviews) and “destined to become one of the great monsters of modern horror” (Dave Brzeski, British Fantasy Society).

New release The Skintaker is a prequel to The Lamplighters and explores the mysterious (and terrifying) origins of the character.

So, if (like me) you’re a fan of the big guy clad in a greatcoat of human skin, do let me know by posting a review on Amazon or Goodreads – and who knows, the character may return in a third book…

Meantime, Happy Friday the 13th!

(Triskaidekaphobics, it’s safe to look again………………….tomorrow)

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The Skintaker book trailer – @SPHorror #horror #novel #ebook #paperback

My new novel The Skintaker is released just one month from today!

Take a peek at the book trailer here:

[The Skintaker Book Trailer from Frazer Lee on Vimeo]

You can pre-order the paperback and ebook from Samhain Horror, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes & Noble, iTunesKobo, Wordery – and wherever horror novels about demonic deities are sold!

Read a 5-star rated review of The Skintaker at Horror Novel Reviews – can’t wait to hear what you think of the book.

Cheers,
Frazer

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“Prepare for a thrill-ride of epically gory and horrendous proportions” – Lamplighters gets the 5-star review treatment

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Thanks to Mallory Heart for this stonking 5-star review of my horror novel The Lamplighters:

“prepare for a thrill-ride of epically gory and horrendous proportions. Fasten your seat belt and hold on tight, as Frazer Lee takes you — away”

Read the full review at:
Amazon
and:
Goodreads

The Skintaker – a prequel to Bram Stoker Award® Finalist The Lamplighters is out in ebook and paperback, April 7th 2015

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