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Shakespeare Unleashed: Illustrated Novel Provides the Bard a Twisted Horror Makeover

Shakespeare Unleashed: Illustrated Novel Provides the Bard a Twisted Horror Makeover

“These violent delights have violent ends.”

The works of William Shakespeare could also be timeless, however there’s at all times room to place a recent spin on an outdated favourite. That is the considering behind Shakespeare Unleashed, an intriguing new illustrated anthology novel that options various proficient writers reimagining the Bard’s works by means of a horror lens.

With the crowdfunding marketing campaign for Shakespeare Unleashed now live on Kickstarter, IGN can solely debut a number of new artwork prints from artist JK Woodward, whose putting black and white imagery accompanies the tales inside. Examine them out within the slideshow gallery under:

Shakespeare Unleashed: Unique Preview of the Horror Anthology

Revealed in a collaboration between Crystal Lake Publishing and Monstrous Books, Shakespeare Unleashed is a follow-up to the massively profitable Basic Monsters Unleashed. The e book is edited by James Aquilone and options tales and sonnets from a variety of writers, together with Joe R. Lansdale (Moon Lake) and Kasey Lansdale (Terror Is Our Enterprise), Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars and William Shakespeare’s Avengers), Cullen Bunn (Tales From Harrow County), Seanan McGuire (Each Coronary heart a Doorway) and Jonathan Maberry (Kagen the Damned). And naturally, a kind of tales includes a zombie-filled replace to Romeo & Juliet.

“Shakespeare noticed the human situation in all its glory and its ache,” stated Joe Lansdale in a press launch. “He noticed the horror within the shadows, and the thriller in human loss and ambition.”

“As a horror fan and a lover of Shakespeare, I am excited to be a part of this mission,” stated Doescher. “Like a demon being summoned, my contribution — primarily based on the comedy Twelfth Evening — will channel the Bard’s darker facet and present how fortunately ever after can find yourself in terror, tears, and tragedy.”

In different upcoming e book and comedian e book information, Marvel is reacquiring the rights to the Planet of the Apes franchise in 2023, and IGN has an exclusive excerpt from Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith.

Jesse is a mild-mannered employees author for IGN. Permit him to lend a machete to your mental thicket by following @jschedeen on Twitter.

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