TIH 187: Orrin Grey on Lessons from Old School Monster Movies, Making Believable Monsters, and Tips for Freelance Writers

TIH 187 Orrin Grey on Lessons from Old School Monster Movies, Making Believable Monsters, and Tips for Freelance Writers

In this podcast Orrin Grey talks about old school monster movies, how to make and write about believable monsters, tips for freelance writers, and much more. About Orrin Grey Orrin Grey is a writer, editor, amateur film scholar, and monster expert who was born on the night before Halloween. His stories of monsters, ghosts, and …

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Searchlight: Story Engineering

Story Engineering

Some writers have an innate ability to see the form of their stories instantly. They know the scope of the story, the characters, the plot points, where and when it takes place, when to begin the story, all those crazy twists and turns in the middle, and how to end the damn thing in a …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 15 Jan 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 Daily Beast reveals how Insidious has pushed the boundaries of horror Film School Rejects encourage a second viewing of the recent adaptation of IT Hulu sign a deal with Blumhouse …

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News Round-up Week Ending 12 January 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Broken Shells, from Michael Patrick Hicks, out 6 February On 6 February, the new novella, Broken Shells, from dark fiction writer Michael Patrick Hicks (Convergence, The Marque) is released through High Fever Books. The novella is a story …

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Look Out For … Frankenstein: The 1818 Text (Penguin Classics)

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“Besides fostering the modern age of science-fiction, Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic horror story, evoking powerful dynamics as we see creator become monster, and monster become human.” Cadavers fresh from the grave, cobbled together with stitches, a mad doctor creates an abomination in his hidden laboratory. Using science to reanimate lifeless tissue, Victor Frankenstein’s obsessions …

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TIH 186: Orrin Grey on Never Bet The Devil, Classic Horror Monsters, and Finding Your Writing Voice

TIH 186 Orrin Grey on Never Bet The Devil, Classic Horror Monsters, and Finding Your Writing Voice

In this podcast Orrin Grey talks about Never Bet The Devil, classic horror monsters, finding your writing voice, and much more. About Orrin Grey Orrin Grey is a writer, editor, amateur film scholar, and monster expert who was born on the night before Halloween. His stories of monsters, ghosts, and sometimes the ghosts of monsters have appeared …

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Book Review: Great British Horror 2, edited by Steve J. Shaw

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“No doubt, in years to come, Great British Horror will become the publication serious and aspiring horror writers beg to be seen in.”   Last year saw the first in a new proposed yearly anthology series, Great British Horror, subtitled 1: Green and Pleasant Land. In it was an impressive array of writers—both relatively new …

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Streaming Screams: Modern Television and the Cinematic Style

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We are in the Golden Age of television. There are more quality television shows running now than successful movies. Producers, directors, studios, and actors have noticed, shifting their creative focus to the glass box and away from the silver screen. Certainly, there are still great films being made, with a lot of the better films …

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Book Review: Imposter Syndrome, edited by James Everington and Dan Howarth

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“Imposter Syndrome is a book which deserves to sit on every horror aficionado’s shelf. Its stories are to be savoured and marvelled at, each author meeting and exceeding expectations.” Though there are some who would assert the short story is dead (though it’s arguable whether any art form can truly ever ‘die’), the sheer number …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 8 Jan 2018

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: Vulture have a quite astonishing list of horror highlights to watch out for in 2018 The Verge have a list of genre fiction releases coming in 2018 Paste Magazine …

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News Round-up Week Ending 5 January 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … A Gathering of Evil, out now from Comet Press Written by Gil Valle, author of 2017’s Raw Deal, and renowned as the ‘Cannibal Cop’ after his wrongful arrest by federal agents for plotting to kidnap, kill and …

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Look Out For … The Hunger by Alma Katsu

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“The Hunger provides us a chilling, albeit twisted, historical view of what could have actually happened; a “what-if” that aims to terrify as well as inform.” Ninety people. Men, women, and children, set on a new beginning at the other side of America … California. The terrain is relentless, but a new short-cut just might …

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Book Review: Creatures of Will & Temper by Molly Tanzer

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“[Tanzer brings] the setting to life through wonderful descriptions, while also weaving in the elements that make for an engaging and enthralling paranormal thriller.”   Her first novel, Vermilion (Word Horde, 2015) was an io9 and NPR Best Book of the Year, while her debut collection, A Pretty Mouth (Lazy Fascist Press, 2012) was nominated …

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Tattered Tomes: Revisiting The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

It was the biggest horror fiction collaboration ever. A venture so huge the publishers spent half a million (which was quite a lot for a release in 1984) promoting the book. Two horror writers, the best of the best at the top of their game, writing together for the first time. They were thinking bestseller …

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TIH 185: The Ten Most Popular This Is Horror Podcast Episodes of 2017

TIH 185 The Ten Most Popular This Is Horror Podcast Episodes of 2017

Stop reading if you don’t want to know the top 10 order before listening  In this podcast we count down the ten most popular This Is Horror Podcast episodes of 2017. Scroll down if you want to know the order of the top podcasts of the year and if you want links to each episode. …

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