News Round-up Week Ending 21 November

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Wayne Simmons gets Infected Infected Books have announced that author Wayne Simmons is the newest arrival to their team. As IB intend on expanding their domain in the near future, Wayne’s role of marketing and promotion of the IB catalogue couldn’t be more relevant. Simmons has been published by IB before, and is known for his …

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The Cutting Room: Dario Argento’s The Sandman

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This week in The Cutting Room we’re looking forward to a collaboration between a couple of legends… The Sandman The Sandman tells the story of Nathan, a young student in the city who struggles to forget his childhood trauma at the hands of the serial killer dubbed “The Sandman”. Nathan killed The Sandman years ago, …

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Meet The Writer Interview: Slade Grayson

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Slade Grayson has worked a series of dead-end jobs, but only truly felt comfortable writing. Currently, he is a stay-at-home dad of a precocious not-quite-two-year-old boy. Occasionally, he writes books and movie reviews. What first attracted you to horror writing? I enjoy writing stories in different genres, but there’s a sense of urgency and suspense in …

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Look Out For… Blood Crazy by Simon Clark and Haunted

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Look Out For… Blood Crazy by Simon Clark “A wonderfully written, thought-provoking, and very dark novel.” It is a quiet, uneventful Saturday in Doncaster. Nick Aten, and his best friend Steve Price – troubled seventeen year olds – spend it as usual hanging around the sleepy town, eating fast food and planning their revenge on …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 17 November 2014

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Welcome to Must Read Horror. We search the internet for notable horror articles, so you don’t have to. This week: King, Carrie, and a Religious Revelation by Ray Garton Pinocchio’s Dark Horror – and Darker Source Material Mary Shelley’s Other Horror Story – Lessons for Super-Pandemics The Many Faces of The Thing Scary Monsters and …

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Film Review: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th Anniversary Restoration Edition Blu-Ray

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“Without a doubt the best edition of this classic film yet to be released!” This is a true story… After reports break on the news about grave robbing and vandalism at a Texan cemetery, Sally (Marilyn Burns) and her disabled brother Franklin (Paul Partain) travel with three friends to check on their grandfather’s grave and …

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News Round-up Week Ending 14 November

A Head Full of Ghosts

A Head Full of Ghosts Tor have released the cover art for Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts, along with a short excerpt from the novel, which is due to be published by HarperCollins in June 2015. The story follows the Barrett family, who go to extraordinary lengths to prevent their teenage daughter, Marjorie, …

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The Cutting Room: Backcountry and Burying The Ex

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Backcountry Alex (Jeff Roop), a seasoned outdoorsman, persuades his corporate lawyer other half Jenn (Missy Peregrym) to let him take her on a camping trip deep into the Canadian wilderness to one of his favourite spots, the secluded Blackfoot Trail. On the first night of their trip the couple have an unsettling encounter with with …

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This Is Horror Awards 2014: Public nominations are now open

We’re back for the fourth annual This Is Horror awards. As always the first stage involves public nominations. We’ve changed a few of the categories this year and now have eleven categories. Readers can e-mail in their nominations for each category. Taking into consideration the nominations for each category This Is Horror will then draw …

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Film Review: Afflicted (2014)

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“Afflicted is a good little horror film. It’s smart and a lot of fun.“ When Jason Lee (played by Afflicted’s writer-director Jason Lee) discovers he has a life-threatening brain aneurysm, he decides it’s time to live his dream of making a year-long trip around the world. Accompanying him to chronicle the journey is his bosom …

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Book Review: The Spectral Book of Horror Stories (Edited by Mark Morris)

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“Near exemplary selection of stories.” Opening story ‘On the Tour’, by Godfather of the UK horror scene Ramsey Campbell, is the perfect way to start the collection and lays down a significant marker in terms of quality. A down on his luck man, who had been a Beatles-era musician, becomes obsessed with the hope that …

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Book Review: Revival by Stephen King

“A brutal and uncompromising novel.” On the dedication page for Revival Stephen King lists a selection of genre luminaries that includes the likes of August Derleth, Mary Shelley, HP Lovecraft and of particular note Arthur Machen, who is the only author to have a specific text mentioned; his 1894 short novel The Great God Pan, …

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