Monday, July 11, 2011

Death Rattles

Do you remember? And were you afraid?


Back in the mid-80s, a UK genre television show was aired on Channel 4 that pushed the boundaries of accepted broadcasting standards. As far as can be established, only six episodes were ever shown, but hardly anybody can remember seeing them.

Official records offer scant information, and no recordings of the episodes seem to exist. Rumours abound about brief clips on Youtube and water-damaged master tapes found in a media vault, but nobody has stepped forward with anything more solid than hearsay.

But six authors do remember watching the series, and their imperfect recollections form the basis of the stories in this book . . . You'll almost certainly never get to see the show in its original form, so this may be your only chance to experience . . .


. . . the notorious lost TV series.


Rattling Cages: an Introduction by Stephen Volk

Episode 1: Scattered Ashes - John Llewellyn Probert

Episode 2: Seen And Not Heard - Gary Fry

Episode 3: Antlers - Thana Niveau

Episode 4: The Children of Moloch - Simon Bestwick

Episode 5: Cow Castle - Paul Finch

Episode 6: His Father's Son - Gary McMahon

UK £7.99 + £1.50 P&P / US $14 + $5 P&P

1 comment:

Sandy Robertson said...

Am I stupid or is this a hoax? Or one of those we-all-know-it's-a-hoax-but-pretend-it-aint things? Presumably, if so, the author placed the "info" on the tv series on Wikipedia. Sorry for being dumb, but I feel as a horror fan since childhood I'd have seen this if it ever existed.