Book Review: The Last Temptation of Dr. Valentine by John Llewellyn Probert

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“The Last Temptation of Dr. Valentine is a fitting end to the trilogy and a rare sequel that manages to equal and even surpass what has gone before.” A few years ago—2012 to be precise—an exciting novella called The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine by UK horror writer John Llewellyn Probert was published through a …

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Book Review: Little Black Spots by John F.D. Taff

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“From body horror, to vampires, to the downright strange, to horror of a quieter nature, the full spectrum of the genre is on display. The through line is the exquisite storytelling of a skilled and masterful author.”   Known to imbue his work with a sense of emotional tribulation, “King of Pain” John F.D. Taff …

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TIH 241: Grady Hendrix on Writing With Restrictions, Reading Six Books Daily, and My Best Friend’s Exorcism

TIH 241 Grady Hendrix on Writing With Restrictions, Reading Six Books Daily, and My Best Friend's Exorcism

In this podcast Grady Hendrix talks about writing with restrictions, reading six books daily, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, and much more. About Grady Hendrix Grady Hendrix is a novelist and screenwriter based in New York City. His novels include Horrorstor, named one of the best books of 2014 by National Public Radio, and My Best Friend’s …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 12 Nov 2018

CHILD'S PLAY

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: Thirty years after the original film’s release, The Atlantic talks Child’s Play and the enduring terror of dolls IGN talk Overlord and the wider story of World War II in horror Bored …

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Look Out For … Lip Hook: A Tale of Rural Unease by David Hine & Mark Stafford

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“Combining dangerous fugitives hiding out in a strange dead end village, Lip Hook: A Tale of Rural Unease sounds like an excellent mix of weird and crime that horror fans crave.”   On a foggy night, a car speeds down a road in the British Isles, driven by a beautiful woman, her passenger a man …

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News Round-up Week Ending 9 November 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New from Lycopolis Press, Into the Night Eternal, an anthology of French folk horror Made up of  four novellas by Romain Collier, Jan Edwards, Phil Sloman and Dean M. Drinkel, Into the Night Eternal is an anthology of horror …

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Book Review: Closer Still by Richard Farren Barber

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“Barber has created something marvelous here—a modern ghost story that manages to succeed as both supernatural chiller and high school drama.”   The small, independent presses have been killing it recently. While the bigger outfits may yet have a ways to go (though they too, have been impressing lately), smaller publishers have been absolutely spoiling fans …

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TIH 240: Preston Fassel on Our Lady of the Inferno, Fangoria, and Working in a Police Department Evidence Room

TIH 240 Preston Fassel on Our Lady of the Inferno, Fangoria, and Working in a Police Department Evidence Room

In this podcast Preston Fassel talks about Our Lady of the Inferno, Fangoria, working in a police department evidence room, and much more. About Preston Fassel Preston Fassel is a three-time Rondo Award-nominated journalist and author whose work has appeared in Rue Morgue Magazine, Screem Magazine, and on Cinedump.com. He was born in Houston, Texas and …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 5 Nov 2018

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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: The Guardian runs a cautionary article about the dangers of using tropic views of mental illness to create horror villains Indiewire have found all the horror-culture references in the …

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[Preview] SU 006: Not From Around Here by David J. Schow

[Preview] SU 006 Not From Around Here by David J. Schow

In this podcast we preview episode six of Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing in which we unbox and analyse Not From Around Here by David J. Show. Listen to the full Story Unboxed Podcast on Not From Around Here by David J. Schow Show notes [03:10] ‘Not From Around Here’ …

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News Round-up Week Ending 2 November 2018

The Long Way Home

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Richard Chizmar’s latest collection, The Long Way Home, out now from PS Publishing Available as both a deluxe hardcover and numbered, signed version in a slipcase, Richard Chizmar’s newest collection contains twenty-one pieces, including a screenplay co-written …

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Look Out For … Someone Like Me by M. R. Carey

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“With a flair for creating unforgettable characters in impossible situations, Carey’s latest, Someone Like Me, is destined to be another classic you won’t want to miss.” Devoted mom Liz Kendall wouldn’t even hurt a fly. She’s determined to raise her children in a home full of love. But Liz has another side—a side that’s twisted …

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Book Review: The Broker of Nightmares by Jon Padgett

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“The Broker of Nightmares is gorgeous, a strong work with which to launch the series, and sets the bar extremely high.”   Nightscape Press is a small, independent publisher, set up in 2012 by Author Robert S. Wilson and his wife, Jennifer. Between 2012 and 2015 the press released 24 books, including novels and novellas …

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TIH 239: Halloween Interlude Horror Film and Book Recommendations with Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella

TIH 239 Halloween Interlude Horror Film and Book Recommendations with Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella

In this special Halloween episode, Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella recommend horror films and books. This Is Horror Podcast patrons at $10 can also check out the videocast. Show notes [06:00] Hereditary [17:30] We say we’re going to spoil Hereditary then are so vague we don’t really spoil it [27:20] A24 [29:30] The Resident …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 29 Oct 2018

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  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: The Guardian look to the coming Pet Sematary remake and ask what will be next for the horror reboot market The AV Club’s film critics choose their favourite sub-genre of …

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