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

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


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 in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).