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Hemlock Grove: A Novel

hemlock-grove-400Most of the world is aware of the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove, but did you know that it was actually based off of a novel?

Hemlock Grove: A Novel is a gothic novel inspired by the iconic characters of the greatest myths and out nightmares. It was written by Brian McGreevy in 2012, and was than adapted into a television series by Netflix.

Below is a passage from the novel courtesy of Brian McGreevy.

The body of a young girl is found mangled and murdered in the woods of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania, in the shadow of the abandoned Godfrey Steel mill. A manhunt ensues—though the authorities aren’t sure if it’s a man they should be looking for.

Some suspect an escapee from the White Tower, a foreboding biotech facility owned by the Godfrey family—their personal fortune and the local economy having moved on from Pittsburgh steel—where, if rumors are true, biological experiments of the most unethical kind take place. Others turn to Peter Rumancek, a Gypsy trailer-trash kid who has told impressionable high school classmates that he’s a werewolf. Or perhaps it’s Roman, the son of the late JR Godfrey, who rules the adolescent social scene with the casual arrogance of a cold-blooded aristocrat, his superior status unquestioned despite his decidedly freakish sister, Shelley, whose monstrous medical conditions belie a sweet intelligence, and his otherworldly control freak of a mother, Olivia.

At once a riveting mystery and a fascinating revelation of the grotesque and the darkness in us all, Hemlock Grove has the architecture and energy to become a classic in its own right—and Brian McGreevy the talent and ambition to enthrall us for years to come.

The novel is currently available, and you can purchase it HERE. Season 2 of Hemlock Grove premiers Friday, July 11, 2014 only on Netflix. Not a Netflix subscriber? CLICK HERE to receive a 1 month free trial (only $7.99 a month if you decide to keep it). Missed the first season? That’s OK, season one is still available.

For more information on Hemlock Grove: A Novel and other upcoming novels from Brian McGreevy, visit BrianMcGreevy.net and follow him on twitter @diegomcgreevy. You can also follow Hemlock Grove the series on twitter @HemlockGrove.

Comic Book Review: Nosferatu Wars (One-Shot)

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Horror/March 12, 2014/Color/40 Pages/One-Shot/$3.99

Dark Horse Comics

Written by: Steve Niles

Artist: menton3

Cover: menton3

Buy Nosferatu Wars

Synopsis :

If the undead have glory days, then the Black Plague was the era they never could have imagined. No longer hunted, no longer suspected, the vampires ran, exempt from fear. They were free to play—until the night the vampires turned against each other.

Dark Horse Comics satisfies the horror comic fans once again by releasing this one-shot of Nosferatu Wars. Steve Niles’ brilliant writing has always been a favorite among horror fans. Some may recognize his name from such titles as Breath of Bones30 Days of NightCriminal Macabre, and Clive Barker’s Book of Blood. Nosferatu Wars brings together #1-4 of the series which was Originally Published in Dark Horse Presents #26-#29. The story definitely keeps you interested and wanting more.  I absolutley loved this book from front to back.   Hopefully in the future they will continue this saga, which has a lot of potential to spawn a great series. This comic also features the phenomenal artwork of menton3, which brings the dark macabre of this story to life. The cover itself is enough to draw in any horror fans that come across it, and mostof all it brings a great story that matches. So if you are looking for a great horror comic fix, definitely pick up Steve Niles’ Nosferatu Wars.

Also, Niles is currently collaborating with Damian Worm on a 3-issue comic called Monster and Madman (Review Coming Soon), a tale of Frankenstein’s Monster with Jack the Ripper.  The first issue was published on 12 March 2014, with the remaining issues due in April and May 2014.

In March 2014, IDW announced that Niles and Worm would again be collaborating on a title, Niles’ first monthly ongoing title (having always worked on mini-series during the rest of his career). The title will be The October Faction, and it is due to be published in Fall 2014

Review by Jason Thomas (JasonMichaelMyers)