Adam Nevill Interview: Part II

12 12 2011

Adam Nevill in the woodsAdam Nevill – author of Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16 and The Ritual – speaks on The Ritual, book deals, Paranormal Activity and more in part two of our three part interview.

Adam Nevill Interview: Part II


Adam Nevill Interview: Part One

15 11 2011

Over the past seven years Adam Nevill has established himself as an authoritative voice of supernatural horror. His modern MR James inspired approach is instilled into three successful novels and a handful of short stories, including offerings in both Solaris’ The End of the Line and more recently, House of Fear. His latest novel, The Ritual, is a literary amalgamation of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Blair Witch Project.

In what is perhaps the nicest pub in the Notting Hill area, we had the opportunity to sit down with Adam, quaff a few real ales and speak about his terrifying great outdoors tome, the black metal scene, his current work-in-progress and the writing craft.

Read Adam Nevill Interview: Part I

Prepare for a blood-drenched lockdown

1 09 2011

Blood-drenched tunnels, inhuman creatures in gasmasks and screaming inmates in a penitentiary a mile underground are just some of the things Alexander Gordon offers in Lockdown: Escape from Furnace 1, courtesy of Pan Macmillan. Check out the blurb below:

Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.

Together with a bunch of inmates—some innocent kids who have been framed, other cold-blooded killers—Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace’s deeper, darker purpose, Alex’s actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that’s hidden from the eyes of the world.

For more information visit Pan MacMillan.


Meet The Writer: Adam Nevill

26 04 2011

What first attracted you to horror writing?

Having so much great supernatural horror fiction read to me when a boy. The impact on my imagination was enormous.

What is your most notable work?

I’m not sure writers can critically acclaim themselves (much as we’d like to). But in terms of being personally notable, so far all three of my novels stand together as milestones. I cut my fangs on Banquet, and paid homage to my precursors, while learning so much about the craft during that novel’s composition; Apartment 16 was an idiosyncratic and personal story – that story that so many writers carry as a kind of creative ulcer  – that I had to excise before I could go any further; The Ritual came out of me like a force of nature with more fluency and compression than I’d ever experienced before – and I’ll admit to being a little frightened of the book.

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