The Outer Dark Symposium 2018 Gets Really Weird at the Winchester Mystery House

Outer Dark Symposium 2018 poster

This past March, Atlanta, Georgia hosted the first annual Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird to a smashing success. With 2018 right around the corner, The Outer Dark is poised to turn San Jose, California weird as the symposium returns with panels and readings from the very best in contemporary weird fiction. On 24 …

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News Round-up Week Ending 15 December 2017

John F D Taff

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … John F. D. Taff’s entire full-length back catalogue relaunched by Grey Matter Press Ahead of the launch in 2018 of the third short story collection, Little Black Spots, from ‘The King of Pain,’ John F. D. Taff, Grey …

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Look Out For … Angel of the Underground by David Andreas

Angel of the Underground by David Andreas - cover

“This fish-out-water dropped into a dysfunctional family is the perfect setup for a creepy thriller tinged with danger.” A brutal triple murder forces the state to foster the remaining children of a Catholic group home in Long Island. Now living with a completely new, and quite dysfunctional, family, fifteen-year-old Robin Hills discovers her new family …

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TIH 182: Kathe Koja on The Cipher, Christopher Marlowe, and Strangest Story Ever Written

TIH 182 Kathe Koja on The Cipher, Christopher Marlowe, and Strangest Story Ever Written

In this podcast Kathe Koja talks about The Cipher, Christopher Marlowe, the strangest story she’s ever written, and much more. About Kathe Koja Kathe Koja is a writer, performer, director and independent producer. Her work crosses and combines genres, from historical to contemporary to YA to horror. Her novels including The Cipher, Skin, Buddha Boy, Talk, and the …

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Book Review: Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Strange Weather by Joe Hill - cover

“Continues to push the boundaries between horror, weird, and literary.” Though still in the early stages of his writing career, Joe Hill has already carved out an impressive body of work. With four novels (including the exemplary Horns) a collection of short stories (20th Century Ghosts) and an award winning and wonderful graphic novel series …

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Searchlight: Horror 101

Horror 101

Sometimes a ‘how-to’ writing reference guide comes along that will knock you off your feet and give you that much needed ‘kick in the pants’ to get words on the page. Horror 101: The Way Forward: Career Advice by Seasoned Professionals is one of those guides. Edited by Joe Mynhardt and Emma Audsley, and published …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 4 Dec 2017

Daniela Vega

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 New York Times lists its favourite horror movies ahead of this year’s horror-themed Great Performers Issue Broadly shows why horror might just be the best film genre for …

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TIH 181: S.P. Miskowski on I Wish I Was Like You, Writing Advice, and Weird Fiction Syllabus

TIH 181 S.P. Miskowski on I Wish I Was Like You, Writing Advice, and Weird Fiction Syllabus

In this podcast S.P. Miskowski talks about I Wish I Was Like You, writing advice, her ideal weird fiction syllabus, and much more. About S. P. Miskowski S.P. Miskowski is a three-time Shirley Jackson Award nominee and is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Swarthout Award. Her M.F.A. is from …

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Book Review: Yes Trespassing by Erik T. Johnson

Yes Trespassing by Erik T. Johnson - cover

“Erik T. Johnson delivers a magnum opus of staggering proportions and epic concepts of literary strangeness.” Collections of short fiction are sometimes difficult to evaluate from a critical standpoint, mostly because of the fact that they are often front-loaded with the best pieces the author has to offer and then the rest of the book …

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News Round-up Week Ending 8 December 2017

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … William Meikle’s The Ghost Club released tomorrow through Crystal Lake Channeling the most prominent voices in Victorian storytelling, such as Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, William Meikle delivers a collection of new short stories which readers are …

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TOD 026 Two BizarroCon Panels: ‘The Road to Publication’ and ‘The Weird in a Post-Weird World’

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents two panels from BizarroCon 2017 (Nov 17-19, Portland, OR): ‘The Road to Publication’ featuring Ross Lockhart, Hugo Camacho Cabeza, Don Noble and Nicholas Day, Michael Kazepis, and Rose O’Keefe (moderator) and ‘The Weird in a Post-Weird World’ featuring Cody Goodfellow, Mark Jaskowski, Emma/MP Johnson, Andrew James Stone, Madeleine Swann, and Jason Rizos (moderator). …

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Look Out For … Sleep Over: An Oral History of the Apocalypse by H. G. Bells

Sleep Over by H. G. Bells - cover

“With the odd, yet appropriate, moniker H.G. Bells, this book takes another stab at the end-of-the-world scenario, this time using insomnia instead of a zombie virus.”   The world record for a human to go sleepless is eleven days. As a new epidemic of insomnia hits the world, everyone begins to wonder when they will …

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TIH 180: S.P. Miskowski on Knock Knock, Plays vs. Short Stories vs. Novels, and the Shirley Jackson Award

TIH 180 S.P. Miskowski on Knock Knock, Plays vs. Short Stories vs. Novels, and the Shirley Jackson Award

In this podcast S.P. Miskowski talks about Knock Knock, plays vs. short stories vs. novels, and the Shirley Jackson Award. About S. P. Miskowski S.P. Miskowski is a three-time Shirley Jackson Award nominee and is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Swarthout Award. Her M.F.A. is from the University …

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Searchlight: Bear McCreary

Bear McCreary

Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead are sure to know who Bear McCreary is. Right around the 5-minute mark of each episode, when the theme song cranks up, even if you’re not looking at the television, as long as you can hear it, you know…it’s time. McCreary’s theme is one of the most recognizable tracks …

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Book Review: Apollo Unbound by Chris Kelso

Apollo Unbound by Chris Kelso and Jim Agpalza - cover

“A bizzaro twilight zone episode played out on the page.” Apollo Unbound is a thirty-six page comic penned by the super talented Chris Kelso, featuring fantastic illustrations by Jim Agpalza that brings the tale to life. By the end of reading the comic, both of these gentlemen will be on your watch list…if they aren’t …

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