News Round-up Week Ending 24 April

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Ramsey Campbell honoured British horror legend Ramsey Campbell has been awarded an honorary fellowship by Liverpool John Moores University for his outstanding contribution to literature. The Liverpool born author has won four World Fantasy Awards, ten British Fantasy Awards, three Stoker Awards and the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award in his long and distinguished career. Walter …

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Book Review: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

“Trigger Warning contains some of the best stories that this Gaiman has written.” Neil Gaiman is a writer who needs no introduction, a writer whose work is as distinctive as any in speculative fiction. Most readers of his new collection, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, will come to it knowing roughly what to expect – …

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The Cutting Room: The Enfield Haunting

The Enfield Haunting August 1977. A family living in a council house in the Enfield area of London are subjected to bizarre and terrifying events that bear the hallmarks of poltergeist activity. A rookie paranormal researcher and an experienced but sceptical investigator join forces to get to the bottom of the mystery. Why we’re looking …

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Book Review: Carus & Mitch by Tim Major

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“An intimate, original and character-driven take on the post-apocalyptic genre” The eponymous characters of Carus & Mitch, from Oxford-based writer Tim Major, are two sisters living alone in a house somewhere in Northern Britain, having fled from an apocalyptic disaster. Each day is spent following a routine laid out by their deceased mother: collect the …

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Film review: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

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“The underdeveloped sum of its parts falls considerably short of what promised to be an electrifying 86 minutes of meta-horror.” Intelligently sidestepping the mindless copycat fodder of atypical remakes, director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon displays some refreshing originality with The Town That Dreaded Sundown in referencing both the 1976 original and the notorious string of real-life killings …

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Book Review: A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

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“The beauty of A Head Full of Ghosts is that there are a number of possible interpretations of the events and that the conclusions drawn by one reader may be very different to those drawn by another.” Those of a certain age will remember a brilliant, unnerving live television event that was broadcast by the …

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Terror Tots: Wicked Little Things

Time for some more zombie children over here in the Terror Tots (naughty) corner, and as with 1980’s The Children, we’re talking undead kids with a difference. This time, it’s director J.S. Cardone’s 2006 effort, Wicked Little Things – also known as Zombies. Following the death of her husband, grieving Karen Tunney (Lori Heuring) discovers …

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Look Out For… Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn and The Blondes by Emily Schultz

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Look Out For… Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn “A Russian Doll of a novel, each layer of the narrative revealing something even more harrowing beneath.”  With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed up crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback. So when he’s promised exclusive access to …

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Book Review: Skullcrack City by Jeremy Robert Johnson

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“ We finally see Johnson tackle the bizarre in full novel form, and the results are spectacular!” S.P. Doyle cracked the code, and now he’s going to bring the bank down to its knees. Popping the latest designer drug, Hexadrine (street name Hex), he falls down the rabbit hole, consumed by paranoia and a constant …

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Competition: Win Limited Edition Graham Humphreys The Town That Dreaded Sundown Poster

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To celebrate the UK release of The Town That Dreaded Sundown last Friday 17 April, UK distributor Metrodome has commissioned an exclusive piece of artwork to produce a limited edition print (strictly limited to 50 signed quads), by acclaimed horror designer Graham Humphreys – and we’ve got TWO to give away! To be in with a chance …

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TIH 040: A Pound of Flesh Written and Narrated by Fred Venturini

In this podcast Fred Venturini reads his short story ‘A Pound of Flesh’ taken from the This Is Horror 2013 Anthology of the Year The Booked Anthology. About Fred Venturini Fred Venturini grew up in Patoka, Illinois. The Heart Does Not Grow Back, his debut novel, was released in 2014. His short fiction has been published in …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 20 April 2015

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Welcome, once again, to Must Read Horror. You want great horror articles? This is the place to find the best the web has to offer. This week: The Eeriness of the English Countryside The Impact of It Follows: What Makes a Good Horror Film? Five Books About Backwoods Horror The Birth of the Vampyre: Dracula …

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