Book Review: The Polite Ones by Cody Goodfellow

The Polite Ones by Cody Goodfellow

“Goodfellow is the go-to guy for your fix of things strange and wonderful.” The Polite Ones by Cody Goodfellow is about a girl who has grown up in an underground world, years after the end of the human world above. She is a member of a clan and it’s customary for them to wear masks …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 20 Nov 2017

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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: No Film School highlights ten horror films that ought to be on every indie film student’s watch list John Ajvide Lindqvist reveals what scares him to The Straits Times …

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Book Review: I’ll Bring You the Birds From Out of the Sky by Brian Hodge

I'll Bring You Birds From Out of the Sky by Brian Hodge

“By turns emotional, thrilling, and dread-inducing, leading to a muted yet devastating conclusion. Brian Hodge is clearly a master craftsman of a writer.” Released as a limited-edition hardback through Cemetery Dance, Brian Hodge’s novella I’ll Bring You the Birds From Out of the Sky is a stellar example of a complete artistic package. From the …

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News Round-up Week Ending 17 November 2017

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New non-fiction release from Crystal Lake Publishing, Where Nightmares Come From out today A must for horror writers and readers alike, Where Nightmares Come From is the new non-fiction release from Crystal Lake Publishing which aims to distill …

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TOD 024 Nadia Bulkin: Mechanisms of Upheaval

In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Nadia Bulkin, author of She Said Destroy. Also special guest Sandra Kasturi, author and editor/publisher of ChiZine Publications! Show Notes Author Nadia Bulkin, author of She Said Destroy (Word Horde), joins Scott to talk about her acclaimed debut collection, including her first pro sale (‘Intertropical Convergence Zone’) to ChiZine (2008), the long influence of …

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TIH 177: Matt Cardin on Horror and Spirituality, Thomas Ligotti, and Alan Watts

TIH 177 Matt Cardin on Horror and Spirituality, Thomas Ligotti, and Alan Watts

In this podcast Matt Cardin talks about horror and spirituality, Thomas Ligotti, Alan Watts, and much more. About Matt Cardin Matt Cardin is a writer, editor, musician, and college professor and administrator living in North Texas. He is the author of the supernatural horror fiction collections Divinations of the Deep (2002) and Dark Awakenings (2010). He is also the …

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Look Out For … The Job of the Wasp by Colin Winnette

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 “Winnette takes on the gothic ghost story, delivering ghastly chills with a literary flair. “ Newly arrived at an exclusive boys’ school for orphans, it doesn’t take long to realize something isn’t right. His classmates are extremely hostile, and the Headmaster is more than a little … extreme. And there’s the whispers he hears at …

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Searchlight: Christopher Young

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Chances are you’ve heard plenty of Christopher Young’s music through the years, especially if you like horror. From 1982’s The Dorm That Dripped Blood through 2014’s Deliver Us from Evil, Young has been steady at work providing the aural background of some of the genre’s most popular films. He’s composed soundtracks for Tales from the …

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Book Review: The Wilderness Within by John Claude Smith

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“A page turner filled with surprises, leaving the reader with a sense of satisfaction, and another name to add to their favorites list.”   While Derek Gray visits a fellow writer and long time friend, Frank Harlan Marshall, he senses something is off about him and the forest surrounding his home, far away from civilization, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 13 Nov 2017

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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: Bloody Disgusting list ten video games written by proven horror directors The Verge take an in-depth look at Thelma – a superhero horror full of metaphor Mental Floss break down nine …

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Book Review: Quiet Places by Jasper Bark

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“Quiet Places is an adventurous novella from Jasper Bark and one that pays off, with its slower, quieter story allowing us to feel closer to the protagonist and all the more to suffer from the gut punch of its conclusion.” Quiet Places opens with a prologue that launches the reader head-first into a weird, unsettling …

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News Round-up Week Ending 10 November 2017

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Ghost Box – a beautifully presented collection of classic horror stories to keep you entertained this autumn Available now from Hingston and Olson is Ghost Box, a collection of horrific short stories by such authors as Clark Ashton …

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TOD 023 Sunny Moraine: Writing in the Time of Vivisection

In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Sunny Moraine, author of Singing with All My Skin and Bone. Also an all-new News from the Weird featuring co-host Justin Steele! Show Notes Author Sunny Moraine joins Scott to talk about their debut collection Singing with All My Skin and Bone (Undertow Publications) including their first work, “Memento Mori” with editor Michael Kelly for Shadows and …

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Look Out For … After The End of the World by Jonathan L. Howard

After the End of the World by Jonathan L. Howard

“The long-awaited sequel to Jonathan L. Howard’s Carter & Lovecraft is just the perfect thing to round out this chilly autumn season.”   An alternate history where the Cold War never happened. The Nazi’s are in control, ruling behind the ruins of the Iron Curtain. In the Unfolded World, monsters are all too real, and things …

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TIH 176: Alan Baxter on Relocating to Australia, Writing Fight Scenes, and Martial Arts

TIH 176 Alan Baxter on Relocating to Australia, Writing Fight Scenes, and Martial Arts

In this podcast Alan Baxter talks about relocating to Australia, writing fight scenes, martial arts, and much more. About Alan Baxter Alan Baxter is a multi-award-winning author of supernatural thrillers and urban horror, and an international master of kung fu. He runs the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy and writes novels, novellas and short stories full …

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