Every now and then I scan Kickstarter for Shakespeare projects, but I’d missed this one until it showed up in my news headlines. I still don’t know if it’s my cup of tea, but I try to link these things to give them support. Not that this one needs it, looks like it nearly 4x’d its goal in the first day!
Shakespeare Unleashed – A Horror Anthology
Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet… all get the horror treatment…by some of the biggest names in the genre — including Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, Gemma Files, Seanan McGuire, Philip Fracassi, Lisa Morton, and Ian Doescher, author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, William Shakespeare’s Avengers and Deadpool Does Shakespeare.from the Kickstarter page
I’m not much of a horror guy. Back in the day when Kill Shakespeare came around I remember hating it because whatever volume I happened to read turned Prospero into a villain who gave Miranda to Caliban. Yup, I thought, I’m out. So lord only knows what they’re going to have my beloved characters doing to each other in the pages of this one.
But, still, to each their own. I freely admit to hating those Star Wars books, too, but I know that others love them.