Book Review: The Tired Sounds, A Wake by Michael Wehunt

“This book captures the dread of realizing a relationship is dying, or has been for quite some time, the regret while looking back on all the things ignored and warnings unheard though they may have been spoken quite clearly.” Lorne and Gwen are experiencing some serious marital problems that Lorne is intent on fixing, though …

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TIH 123: Writers’ Craft Talk: Writing Suspenseful Scenes with 16 Writers

In this podcast sixteen writers discuss techniques for writing suspenseful scenes. Contributions from Stephen Volk, Maura McHugh, Melissa Lason and Michelle Garza, John Skipp, Rebecca Jones-Howe, Rich Hawkins, Kristi DeMeester, J. Daniel Stone, Stephanie M. Wytovich, T.E. Grau, Lisa Mannetti, Paul Michael Anderson, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Philip Fracassi and Michael Wehunt. Show Notes [02:35] Stephen Volk …

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Book Review: Tijuana Donkey Showdown by Adam Howe

  “Adam Howe has an uncanny, bawdy, and delightful sense of humor that seems almost like a secret super power .” ComeIn Adam Howe’s recent novella collection, Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet, there’s a novella entitled “Damn Dirty Apes” in which we were introduced to a character named Reggie Levine, a washed up boxer working …

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Exclusive Excerpt from Adam Howe’s Tijuana Donkey Showdown

This Is Horror is proud to present this exclusive excerpt from Adam Howe’s latest release, Tijuana Donkey Showdown. From the author of Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet, Black Cat Mojo, and the winner of Stephen King’s On Writing contest, comes another hard-hitting slice of pulp Southern crime, 80s action, pop Americana, and pitch-black comedy. Here’s …

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Book Review: Fragile Dreams by Philip Fracassi

“Thanks to the wonderful writing talent and dark imagination of the author, we are guaranteed a suspenseful and terrifying trip.” Accomplished screenwriter and author, Philip Fracassi, has established himself as a master of the horror genre, garnering praise from the likes of Laird Barron, Paul Tremblay and Adam Nevill, to name only a few. While …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 5 December 2016

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: Brad Peyton Talks Rampage Adaptation An Interview With Jack Ketchum Hannah Fierman Talks V/H/S Spin Off Film Siren Interview With A Westworld Host Horror Icons In Everyday Situations   …

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News Round-up Week Ending 2 December 2016

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Crystal Lake Publishing release collaborative novel by Aaron Dries and Mark Allan Gunnells Crystal Lake Publishing have released a new novel, just in time for Christmas. Written as a collaboration between Aaron Dries (House of Sighs) …

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American Horror Story: Roanoke Season Recap: They Listened, Are You FINALLY Happy?

Is coherency overrated? If it’s broken, but broken means an exciting and gorgeous dance in blood, cool characters, and retro/tribute mishmash, should you fix it? Since its inception, American Horror Story: The Beautiful Mess has been lauded and brutally criticized. Let’s do a little of the lauding before we get into the meat of my …

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TOD 005 Black Women in Spec-Lit and Horror, Two Panels from the 1st State of Black Science Fiction Convention

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the panels “Black Women in Speculative Fiction” and “Black Women in Horror” from the State of Black Science Fiction Convention in Atlanta, Ga. The moderator for both was Nicole Givens Kurtz, and the panelists were Penelope Flynn, Valjeanne Jeffers, Kyoko M, Alicia McCalla, and Cerece Rennie-Murphy. It was …

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Look Out For … Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

Look Out For … Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis  “In my dreams, I saw a city fall into the sea. I heard the cries of thousands. I saw flames that outshone the lamps of heaven. And all the world was shaken…” The vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling …

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Book Giveaway: They Don’t Come Home Anymore by T.E. Grau

We kicked this week off with the release of T.E. Grau’s new genre-defying novella They Don’t Come Home Anymore. It’s already received rave feedback and reviews from the likes of LitReactor, Booked, and Dead End Follies, to name but a few. Now, courtesy of our friends over at Goodreads, we’re hosting a giveaway where three of you …

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Exploring the Cold, Desolate Cosmos: C. L. Moore

Catherine Lucille Moore worked by day as a secretary in Indianapolis during the Great Depression. By night, she was C. L. Moore, writer of the dark fantastic. Though many literary scholars have tried to lump her work into the science-fiction and fantasy genres, there’s no doubt Moore used those strange landscapes as mere window dressing …

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