Archive for October, 2013

Dark Silo Press wants to wish you a happy Halloween! This is our time of year, and if you visit our Web site, it’s likely a favorite of yours as well!  Crisp air, darkened skies (and sparkling adult beverages) go hand in hand with a good genre book or movie.

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If you’re looking for a good book for the Halloween season, visit “Our Books” and order one of our published novels. If it’s movies you want, however, let us offer you a few suggestions of Indy horror films that avoid the cliches of Hollywood films. And enjoy a few of our seasonal photos – a haunted carnival hits the spot, doesn’t it?

Our first movie suggestion is Pontypool (2008), a Canadian zombie film. But don’t expect the walking dead or the infected. In Pontypool, the virus has a surprising, post-modern cause. The cast, including Stephen McHattie, is uniformly excellent. You won’t believe what can be done with a tiny cast and a claustrophobic setting.

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Next, we recommend Yellow Brick Road“(2010), an expedition traces the path of the citizens of Friar, NH, who disappeared without a trace. The wilderness path – called the yellow brick road – leads to horror. Another low budget gem.

Sauna (2008) is a product of Finland. Think of it as historical art-house horror with exceptional imagery. The war between Russia and Sweden is over, but soldiers from both sides must map the new border, which happens to run directly through a foul little village.

Black Death (2008) stars Sean Bean of Game of Thrones fame. This is another historical with plenty to say about religion. A church expedition visits a small village that seems immune to the plague. Must be witches, right?

Finally, try The Inkeepers (2011). The hotel is closing, but the last few guests are weird, and the plucky ghost hunters (Sara Paxton is wonderful) aren’t going to like the movie’s ending…

Dark Silo Press wants to thank you all for your support. This is our season, and we hope you enjoy it. Now hunt down our movie suggestions, but remember – a book is always better!