Investigating the Cold, Desolate Cosmos—Occult Detectives: The John Silence Stories

Before the modern day “ghost hunters” and urban myth busters of today, there were a breed of characters whose knowledge of science both earthly and other worldly captured our imaginations. The Occult Detective springs from the heels of readers’ curiosity of mystery and crime, combined with a keen interest in the supernatural. An excellent early …

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News Round-up Week Ending 28 April 2017

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New novel The Third Twin by Darren Speegle out today From Crystal Lake Publishing comes The Third Twin, the new novel by Darren Speegle (A Rhapsody for the Eternal). The story follows the outdoor travel writer, Barry Ocason, being …

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TIH 144: J.S. Breukelaar on Ghosts, American Monster, and Story Mistakes

In this podcast J.S. Breukelaar talks about ghosts as memories, her first novel American Monster, learning from and identifying story mistakes, and much more. About J.S. Breukelaar JS Breukelaar is the author of Aletheia (Crystal Lake Publishing) and American Monster (Lazy Fascist Press), and Ink (Les Editions du Zaparogue), as well as numerous short stories, essays and …

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Look Out For … The Twenty Days Of Turin by Giorgio De Maria

Look Out For … The Twenty Days Of Turin by Giorgio De Maria “Given the rise of social media and the almost obsessive need of individuals today to share anything and everything about their lives, the themes of The Twenty Days Of Turin are more prescient now than ever before.” In the spare wing of …

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Book Review: The Boy in the Earth by Fuminori Nakamura

“If this review had a title, it would be “Zen and the Art of Noir”. And the Zen master, the true Buddha of Noir, is the dark genius that is Fuminori Nakamura.” If we had a list of modern masters of noir fiction, and if it were possible—it isn’t—to place someone at the very top …

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Book Review: Beneath by Kristi DeMeester

“In her debut novel  Beneath, DeMeester has sharpened the blade of her literary shovel and unearthed one of the most upsetting and horrifying tomes of dark fiction in recent memory.”   For the past few years, author Kristi DeMeester has made her mark on horror and weird fiction through short stories, creating unforgettably creepy tales …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 24 April 2017

Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado: Why Ghostwatch Is A Genuine Horror Classic Buffy The Vampire Slayer: A Retrospective Seven Legitimately Emotional Death Scenes 10 Things We Probably Won’t See In The IT Remake Howling …

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Book Review: Aletheia by J.S. Breukelaar

“A demanding story that will grip the reader and hold them relentlessly until the end.”   Little Ridge holds many secrets, one being the island in the lake. A family returns after many years in chosen exile to come to terms with their past and right the wrongs they committed against one of their own. …

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Book Review: Ararat by Christopher Golden

“Christopher Golden is well aware of the waves in pop fiction, and with Ararat he’s set himself up beautifully not only to ride this one, but to grab hold of new readers and bring them along for the ride.” Christopher Golden is the author of dozens of novels, tie-ins, and comics, but with his latest …

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News Round-up Week Ending 21 April 2017

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Horrified Press launch new chapbook by Cynthia Morrison In the Briar is the latest story by acclaimed horror writer Cynthia Morrison (previous short stories have been included in anthologies The Black Cat, Neon and Blood and more besides). It …

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New Patreon Podcast: Story Unboxed

As reported a few days back we’re having an Extreme Summer of Podcasting at This Is Horror. The more patrons we gain in April, the more podcasts we’ll record over the summer. Today we introduce another reason why you might want to become a This Is Horror Podcast patron … Story Unboxed Story Unboxed is …

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Look Out For …Skitter by Ezekiel Boone

Look Out For …Skitter by Ezekiel Boone “Anybody who has taken delight in the Crabs novels of Guy N Smith or James Herbert’s Rats trilogy is in for a real treat!” Tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh-eating spiders are marching through Los …

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