News Round-up Week Ending 29 July 2016

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week… Road Games Gets DVD, VOD and Digital Release Horror thriller Road Games has been set for release on DVD, download and VOD for this August. Featuring a young couple hitchhiking through the French countryside, Road Games sees …

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Exploring the Cold, Desolate Cosmos: Weird Fiction—Past, Present, and Beyond

Exploring the Cold, Desolate Cosmos: Weird Fiction—Past, Present, and Beyond. The Weird Renaissance. We hear that phrase thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? A renaissance is generally defined as a situation or period of time when there is a new interest in something that has not been popular in a long …

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The Cutting Room – My Father Die

Asher loses both his speech and hearing during an attack that leaves his brother dead. The assassin? Asher’s own father, Ivan, a tattooed monster showing no remorse. Jailed for the assault, but released two decades later due to prison overcrowding, pumped-up Asher wastes no time in seeking the ultimate retribution. Why we’re looking forward to …

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Book Review: Destroying the Tangible Illusion of Reality; or, Searching for Andy Kaufman by T. Fox Dunham

“What he calls the most important words he’s written may also be some of the most important words you’ll read, a song of mortality and a celebration of life that resonates in the heart and mind long after the final note is played.” The first thing you might think upon reading T Fox Dunham’s groundbreaking …

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Interview: John F. D. Taff on Writing, Horror Fiction, and Why He’s Called the King of Pain

Though he’s been called an overnight success by some, John F. D. Taff has been writing dark fiction, primarily in the short form, for more than 25 years now, with stories appearing in numerous magazines and anthologies, including  Cemetery Dance, Eldritch Tales, Morpheus Tales, Deathrealm, Schrodinger’s Mouse, Night Chills, Big Pulp and One Buck Horror, …

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Look Out For … You’ll Know When You Get There by Lynda E. Rucker and Darker Battlefields

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Look Out For … You’ll Know When You Get There by Lynda E. Rucker “Rucker’s fiction shows a mature and highly original understanding of what scares the bejesus out of us.” A woman returns home to revisit an encounter with the numinous; couples take up residence in houses full of sinister secrets; a man fleeing …

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Busting the Mainstream: Portland’s Thriving BizarroCon Community

I’m bored, and nobody loves me. That’s not exactly true, because I have a big family, so there’s always something I MUST do. But what can I do for fun? I think, generally, people do want to belong somewhere, to someTHING, and that is part of the reason why church services are often advertised as …

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TIH 103: Aaron Sterns on Screen vs Page, Plotting Stories, and Gothic and Subversive Fiction

In this podcast Aaron Sterns talks about the difference between writing for the screen and writing fiction, plotting stories and lecturing in Gothic and Subversive Fiction. About Aaron Sterns Aaron Sterns is the co-writer of Wolf Creek 2 (Best Screenplay Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival 2014), and author of the prequel novel Wolf Creek: Origin which has …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 25 July 2016

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: A Nightmare Of A Task: Writing The Elm Street Remake 10 Horror Films That Take Place Outdoors Why The Blair Witch Project Is An Important Movie Director Tommy Lee …

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Book Review: Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward

“Enough big-hitters to propel this collection to the top of any horror enthusiast’s to-read list.” Crystal Lake Publishing has taken the horror and dark fiction world by storm, introducing quality writing by both fresh new faces on the scene and those who have been feeding us nightmares for years. They’ve found their place—somewhere wedged between …

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News Round-up Week Ending 22 July 2016

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week… ‘Too Gory’ Ash vs Evil Dead Trailer Released & Ash’s Dad Cast The second season of Ash vs Evil Dead returns to our screens in October which sees Ash return home to Elk Grove to continue his …

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Audiobook Review: The Nameless Dark by T. E. Grau, Read by Armen Taylor

“Grau’s prose is poetic, often almost lyrical, and Taylor’s narration is a perfect fit for it, his voice as dark and rich as the stories he reads.” T.E. Grau’s debut collection, The Nameless Dark, has received high accolades from many outlets, not least of which is This Is Horror, where we reviewed it last month. …

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