I read Mark Matthews supernatural urban horror story, Milk-Blood, last year, and was blown away. This is not your usual horror yarn. Not at all. This tale of inner city horror goes deep and hits you in the gut. The characters are so well written, you feel as if you know them, and, you ache for them. The author has tapped into his experience as a social worker to create what one review site calls, “an Urban legend in the making.” The title, “Milk-Blood,” comes from the Neil Young song, “The Needle and the Damage Done” and refers to the extensive lengths a heroin addict will go to in order to maintain their high.
So, it’s no surprise to me that the novel has been optioned for a full length feature film by Monkey Knuckle Films. The option includes rights to the short story, The Damage Done, a companion piece to the novel.
“MILK-BLOOD is true reality horror, with supernatural elements that only serve to make it more believable,” explains executive producer Michael Bradford. “The story will certainly hold an audience.”
Monkey Knuckle Films is a newly created LLC, but the founders have a long history of horror, and have worked with actors such as Sid Haig from The Devil’s Rejects, and much of the cast of The Evil Dead. They are currently in post-production for the horror film, “Elder Island“, set for release in 2016. MILK-BLOOD was a semi-finalist for the 2015 Best Kindle Book Awards and is available in paperback, kindle, or audiobook on amazon.
A sequel to MILK-BLOOD is scheduled for release in early 2016. “The sequel is some twisted material,” says Matthews, “but with a purpose. Horror without heart doesn’t appeal to me, and I don’t think to many readers.” I absolutely agree.
And here’s more good news: to celebrate the movie contract, the author is offering up to ten vouchers for a free kindle download on amazon. Just email your request to WickedRunPress@gmail.com
Well done Mark. I’m certain more great news is headed your way.
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