Thursday, 7 December 2017

12 Dark Days

Alex S. Johnson and Nocturnicorn Books are proud to announce their new anthology publication (supported by John Gilbert / FEAR) – “Twelve Dark Days: One Hell Of A Christmas”. Based around the ’12 days of Christmas’ theme, compiler & editor Dean M. Drinkel, brings us the best in today’s indie horror talent with stories by Theresa Derwin, James Everington, Dave Jeffery, Jason D. Brawn, Raven Dane, Mark West, Iain Grant & Heide Goody, Tim Dry, Stephanie Ellis, Paul M. Feeney and Romain Collier. The cover image has been created by Phil Stevens. This exciting anthology is available now in both ebook and paperback form in all territories. Have a merry bloody Christmas!!!!


12 Dark Days Kindle
12 Dark Days Paperback

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Fantasycon 2017 - Peterborough

Happy to announce that I will be attending Fantasycon this year and will be on three panels on the Saturday night (clashing with curry, booze, karaoke and the disco ha ha!). Anyway, if you're there - come along and say hi - I'll probably be flagging :>)

Fantasycon 2017 Info

Darker Battlefields - A Review

Wow - a totally cracking review from Chris Hall at DLS - check it out.

Darker Battlefields Review

15 - Short Film

Quick update on 15 - film's final edit is almost complete and we are hoping to have it in at least two festivals prior to Christmas. I will update in due course but happy days !

Darker Battlefields - Review

Cool - just saw this nice little write-up about DARKER BATTLEFIELDS by James Everington on the THIS IS HORROR website.
Check it out if you have five.

Darker Battlefields Review

New Short Film - Echoes of Mine

Yes - you've heard it hear first, I am soon going to be directing a Laurence Olivier Award winning actor in my new short film - Echoes of Mine. It's a one hander (mainly anyway) and a comedy! Once again it will be produced by Neil O'Neil / Midas Light and we are just confirming shooting dates (but should be in November). I wrote the script during the Cannes Film Festival (not sure why I'm telling you that no doubt useless piece of info but there you are!).
More details once everything's confirmed and then I can reveal the actor's name (he's a good'un!).

Amazon Author Page

As I've got some new books / stories coming out before Christmas, thought it was time to do some tidying of my Amazon Author Page - so I did.
And here it is.
Plenty of great work listed there and not just by me.
Please remember (and thank you if you do) if you purchase leave us a review.
Support indie writers.

Dean M Drinkel Amazon Author Page

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Unsung Horrors Volume 2

I'm also pleased to announce that I will be having two reviews appear in the second volume - yes, French films again - this time by Jean Rollin - more info to come nearer to publication date (with all the necessary links to purchase) but for now - here's the cover:

Gruesome Grotesques Volume 2

I am extremely happy to announce that my new short story "The Mothers Of The Disappeared" will be appearing in Volume 2 of this great anthology series which should be published on October 4th and available through the usual outlets - more info as and when I get it.  Here's the cover though - very impressive.



Friday, 3 March 2017

Unsung Horrors

Hi - my article on the brilliant French horror DRACULA PERE ET FILS appears in this amazing book "UNSUNG HORRORS" which is brought to you by the team of WE BELONG DEAD - it's already a classic tome and as we all gear up for Volume 2 - please visit the website to get hold of Volume 1 before it sells out!

Great fun :>)


Link To WBD Unsung Horrors Website

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

15 - A New Short Film

Well - it's amazing the way life turns out.

Back in November / December when I attended the Monaco Film Fest, I ran into a friend who I'd met a couple of years previously. He too is an award winning writer and producer. After the festival Neil (as is his name) came down to Cannes and one balmy evening we chewed the cud about the future and agreed to work on something in the future.

That night (before / during / after some drinks) we talked about a particular short project that was gestating in my mind which I was calling "15" - I pitched, we discussed and we went our separate ways and allowed the idea(s) to percolate.

Well - here we are a couple of months later and I'm happy to announce that "15" has been greenlit and we will be shooting the film in the UK in June! Amazing how this has come about (and so quickly) but we are both really excited and want to strike whilst the iron is hot. Neil has written the script (with some input from me, natch!) and will be producing through his company MIDAS LIGHT FILMS LIMITED - I will be directing.

As we are just finalising casting etc - I'll leave it here for now but will update as the weeks / months progress.

Buzzing, Buzzing.

FEAR Issue 40

Don't forget to check out Issue 40 of FEAR - out now - which includes my usual column. This time I write about some very weird stuff which had happened to me during January / February - let's hope 2017 gets a lot better for all of us ;>)


Gruesome Grotesques Phantasmagoria Presents Anthology

Really happy to announce that my short story "The Pale Emperor" appears in this exciting new anthology compiled / edited and published by Trevor Kennedy. I've worked with Trevor a couple of times already and as well as being a cool guy he really knows his stuff so it was an honour to be asked and a pleasure to write something for him - I'm in good company.

John Gilbert of FEAR Magazine provides an excellent introduction.

The anthology appears in both ebook / paperback and can be ordered via the link below:

Gruesome Grotesques Phantasmagoria Presents Anthology

And thank you to Romain Collier for providing the inspiration for the story in the first place.