The Cutting Room: The Walking Dead Season 7

Up until this point, our characters have lived through conflicts… Disease, hunger, scores of the undead, tragedy, betrayal, and unthinkable loss. Through this, they’ve become formidable. Powerful. Unstoppable. To start Season Seven, that power is taken away. They had found safety and stability. They had created a home. They thought the world was theirs. They …

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Interview: Josh Malerman, Part II – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Bird Box, and I Can Taste the Blood

This is part two of Shane Douglas Keene’s interview with Josh Malerman. Malerman is the author of the breakout debut novel, Bird Box, and has stories published in the recent anthologies Lost Signals from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, and in Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories from Crystal Lake Publishing. He’s also got a story in the …

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Exploring the Cold, Desolate Cosmos: Robert Aickman

Writer and editor Robert Aickman described his fiction as ‘strange stories’, though today most would agree his works exists fully in the weird. At first glance, especially for the uninitiated, his tales would seem to lean to the gothic side of literature, but once readers take the plunge and invest a little time in his …

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Book Review: Eternal Frankenstein, edited by Ross E. Lockhart

“These stories and characters are sewn together to create one hell of an exquisite monster.” Ross E. Lockhart and Word Horde have a reputation for putting out some wonderful anthologies, among those are The Book of Cthulhu and Giallo Fantastique. Eternal Frankenstein shines alongside them with an intensely dark and beautifully macabre mix of tales. …

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TIH 112: Jon Grilz on Small Town Horror Podcast, Crazytown and Audio Drama Production

In this podcast Jon Grilz talks about the Small Town Horror podcast, his Crazytown series, audio drama production and much more. About Jon Grilz Writer and podcaster Jon Grilz is Minnesotan, born and bred. He has an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a MFA in Writing from Hamline University …

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AHS: Roanoke Chapter 2: Recap, Spoilers and Predictions

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So much optimism for the new season and second episode! Not for the characters, of course, they will all most likely and hopefully die a bloody death (Season 5 delivered a happy ending, this season owes us in blood). Optimism for gore and dirt and jump scares. American Horror Story has been incredibly shiny and …

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Look Out For … The Parts We Play by Stephen Volk and The Late Breakfasters by Robert Aickman

Look Out For … The Parts We Play by Stephen Volk “The Parts We Play showcases stories written in different styles, settings and voices.” An illusionist preparing his latest, most audacious trick … A movie fan hiding from a totalitarian regime …  A pop singer created with the perfect ingredients for stardom …  A folklorist …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 26 September 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: Stranger Things—The Best Adaptation Of A Novel That Never Was Petey Mongelli Talks Spooky Empire 2016 Seven Turns Twenty-One Interview With Cruel Summer Writers/Directors Fifty Young Adult Horror Novels …

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News Round-up Week Ending 23 September 2016

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …   Double Take Release Night Of The Living Dead Paperback Compilations Over the past year, Double Take Comics has been invading the world of zombie horror with a ten-book comic run that spanned the gauntlet of …

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Book Review: Stranded by Bracken MacLeod

“Readers will find themselves reeled in by the narrative, letting MacLeod’s hook sink in all the way as he drags them through the icy waters to his own vision of Hell.”   The Arctic Promise has definitely seen better days. No bearings. No communications. Frigid cold and supplies are running low. The crew is ill …

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Injured Eyeballs: Who the Fuck are the Horror Mood Team? Part 2

In last month’s column I looked at the birth of the black and white horror comic boom that began in the mid 60s and flourished until the early 80s. How it was started by Warren Comics, but spawned more than a few imitators, all of whom avoided the draconian Comics Code Authority because they were …

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Book Review: Dead Souls by J. Lincoln Fenn

“Dead Souls is one of the best, most horrifying novels to come along in ages and likely to find its way onto multiple bestseller and best of year lists.” 2016 has been one of the best and most exciting years for horror fiction in a long time, with new, outstanding dark lit being produced by …

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