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Exclusive news, cover and art: Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon’s “FESTIVAL” novella

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | Books, Exclusives, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A pair of best-selling genre authors are making a concerted effort to scare you with a story of supernatural music.

Dark Horse Books is releasing the hardcover novella FESTIVAL, written by Christopher Golden (ARARAT, ROAD OF BONES, HELLBOY: THE BONES OF GIANTS) and Tim Lebbon (EDEN, THE LAST STORM), on October 12 in comics stores and October 25 in bookstores, with a retail price of $19.99. Dark Horse gave RUE MORGUE the first look at the cover and samples of the interior illustrations, both by Outerverse and Hellboy Universe artist Peter Bergting. The synopsis: “The Valhalla music festival commemorates a long-ago Viking slaughter, but when strange things start to happen it seems the massacre may be far from over. When festival-goers begin to disappear, and musicians find themselves playing mysterious and ancient songs as if possessed, the fans have to figure out what’s going on before the festival site’s haunting past comes back for blood.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.