5 Must Read Horror Articles 12 Feb 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: Slash Film make their case for love, not fear, being responsible for the best of what horror has to offer Sixteen Personalities analyses the different personality traits we, the …

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News Round-up Week Ending 16 February 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Paul Tremblay’s Head Full of Ghosts to be adapted into feature film Oz Perkins, director of The Blackcoat’s Daughter and I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House, has been announced as the director and writer in charge of …

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TOD 030 The State of the Weird 2018, A Roundtable Discussion featuring David Davis, Helen Marshall, Stephen Graham Jones, and Sonya Taaffe

In this podcast David Davis, Helen Marshall and Stephen Graham Jones join Scott Nicolay for a roundtable discussion of the State of the Weird at the beginning of 2018. Also Sonya Taaffe discusses the state of Weird poetry. The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird is a unique immersive one-day event featuring approximately 12 hours …

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Look Out For … Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

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“With Unbury Carol, Malerman takes on the Western genre, slipping in his own brand of weirdness we’ve come to expect from him, destined to make this story one we will not soon forget.”   Carol Evers has a secret. Throughout her life, she’s died many times, only to come back from the grave. She’s afflicted …

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Book Review: Witnesses by Anthony Watson

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“The story is one which harks back to those classic novels of the 70s and 80s, with its use of occultism, the impending ‘end of the world’ scenario. There are shades of James Herbert, touches of Graham Masterton, even hints of Clive Barker.”   Newly released from Crowded Quarantine Publications (run by Adam Millard, himself …

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Searchlight: Jóhann Jóhannsson

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Though not known as a composer for horror films, the work of Jóhann Jóhannsson is well known to those who enjoy compelling dramas as well as instrumental music. From his first solo album Englabörn (2002) to the just released score for the British film The Mercy, Jóhannsson’s distinctive minimalistic style is well-suited for darker character …

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TIH 191: Antony Johnston on Life Lessons, Creativity, and Social Media Discipline

TIH 191 Antony Johnston on Life Lessons, Creativity, and Social Media Discipline

In this podcast Antony Johnston talks about early life lessons, creativity, social media, and much more. About Antony Johnston Antony Johnston is a New York Times bestselling graphic novelist, author, and games writer with more than fifty published titles. The Charlize Theron movie Atomic Blonde is based on his graphic novel The Coldest City. His epic series …

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Book Review: Lovebites & Razorlines by J. Daniel Stone

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“Stone writes with an unwavering honesty that may well challenge the reader’s pre-conceived notion of storytelling, but will leave them fulfilled and drained and begging for more, all at the same time.”   As is evidenced by the many, many words of adulation—with blurbs from authors like Kathe Koja, Bracken McLeod and Josh Malerman to …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 12 Feb 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: Nerdist comes up with a list of seven horror movies set in space Gamespot start with Get Out‘s Jordan Peele and then look back at the history of black filmmakers …

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This Is Horror Awards 2017: Vote Now!

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It’s that time of year again, friends. The This Is Horror Awards 2017 are now open. Please send your votes to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Awards 2017’. To cast a vote simply write the category and your vote for each award. You may vote for your top two in each category. For example: Award 1. First choice 2. …

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News Round-up Week Ending 9 February 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 Crystal Lake, Darren Speegle’s Varying Distances Released today through Crystal Lake Publishing is the short story collection Varying Distance by Darren Speegle, author of Adam’s Ladder and The Third Twin. The collection features twelve tales, with …

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TOD 029 Daniel Braum: How to Write Weird Without Turning to Stone

In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Daniel Braum, author of The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales and The Wish Mechanics. Plus Anya Martin provides an update on The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018. The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird is a unique immersive one-day event featuring approximately 12 hours of panels, readings, signings …

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Look Out For … Diviner by Dawn G. Harris

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“A gifted but reluctant psychic tormented by an ethereal boy, a mysterious book, unexplained deaths … this has all the makings for a creepy page-turner. “ Clarissa Davenpo­rt’s childhood psychic ability of being able to see other’s true nature twisted on their faces has returned without warning. Then she has a strange stalker … a …

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Searchlight: The View from the Cheap Seats

The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

As much as we can learn from reading fiction from writers we admire, sometimes it’s the truth of the matter that speaks to us the most. Admired by millions, bestselling author Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Stardust, Neverwhere) is a living legend. For me, his Sandman comic series is one of the best series I’ve ever …

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TIH 190 Laird Barron on Almost Dying in Alaska Twice, The Origin of Ideas, and Goals for 2018

TIH 190 Laird Barron on Almost Dying in Alaska Twice, The Origin of Ideas, and Goals for 2018

In this podcast Laird Barron talks about his forthcoming novel Blood Standard, the connection between horror and crime fiction, violence in horror, and much more. Original photo credit: Jessica M. ‘Laird Barron and the upstart pup, Valentina.’ About Laird Barron Laird Barron, an ex-pat Alaskan, is the author of several books, including The Imago Sequence and …

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