Coming to Esquire’s Coffee Bar, in association with Waterstone’s Coventry, This Is Horror present their most intense event yet. Kicking off at 7pm on 29 June, Wayne Simmons and David Moody invite you to an …
After changing venue (details in the link) for our event this Saturday we thought it would be a good idea to confirm the details for our fabulous Roadkill launch event. Saturday June 8, 2013 sees …
As fans of our Facebook page may have already noticed Saturday’s fantastic launch event for Roadkill by Joseph D’Lacey featuring award-winning authors Adam Nevill and Jasper Bark will now be taking place at Coventry Central …
Saturday June 8, 2013 sees the launch of the fourth This Is Horror chapbook, Roadkill by Joseph D’Lacey. To celebrate what will mark the final This Is Horror chapbook for year one we are putting …
Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this podcast we review American Mary directed and written by the Soska Sisters and starring Katharine Isabelle. Topics [0:35] American Mary synopsis [3:05] Previous output …
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If you judged this latest novel from the master, Stephen King, solely on the originality and complexity of the murder mystery at the centre of its storyline, then your verdict would probably be along the lines of; “I’ve read better crime stories and this one was a little too obvious.” But, Stephen King’s finest works are never really about the machinations of plot, they’re about characters and how they react in any given situation. Joyland has at its heart a superbly realised group of characters, which elevate this simplistic tale of murder to a place amongst the best, and most emotional, of King’s oeuvre.
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This fascinating article over at Zombie Hamster looks at that turbulent time following the events of the First World War. Rising from the ashes of post-war Germany came darker, and much more violent, cinematic feasts than those prior to the war, including Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920).
Imagine a world where for one night a year, all crime is legal. You can do whatever you want and get away with it, like beat up the newspaper boy for not pushing it all the way through the letterbox (just an example). Well, this is the concept of James DeMonaco’s The Purge, a home invasion movie like no other, and in this article, Fangoria suggest five films that might well enhance your enjoyment of it.
Asylums are seldom considered joyful places, places where good things happened to agreeable people, and although many are now closed for business, the remains are often more chilling than anything Hollywood could churn out. In this article, i09 delves into the history of six asylums, including Danvers State Hospital, the alleged inspiration for HP Lovecraft’s Arkham Sanatorium.
Is it inherently wrong to root for the bad guy in horror? Does that make you as crazy as the one wielding the machete, or wearing the glove with razorblade fingernails? Some people might say so, but this article from HorrorNews.net looks at why we regard certain horror villains as heroes.
It was the year that gave us Child’s Play, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, and Night of the Demons, but 1988 also gave us the comedy-horror, Waxwork, starring Zach Galligan of Gremlins fame. In this article, The Slant Magazine takes a look back at the film, and how it might have been the inspiration for Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods.
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The first copy of The Third Alternative (as it then was) that I ever bought was Issue 19, Spring 1999. I was in the Oxford Circus branch of Borders (now sadly defunct), looking for magazines of new horror fiction, not knowing if such a thing even existed.
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