Book Review: Strangers by David Moody

“Dark, disturbing and visceral.” After releasing his superb Autumn novel back in 2001 David Moody became known as the premier British zombie writer, which is no bad thing given his innovative and intelligent take on the genre, but as he’s been keen to display in the last few years, there’s much more to Moody than …

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The Cutting Room: Crimson Peak and The Babadook

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Crimson Peak Set in in the 19th Century, young author Edith Cushing is living together with her charming new husband Sir Thomas Sharpe in a crumbling mansion set within the mountainous, rural region of Cumbria in the north of England, where she soon discovers that he is not quite who he appears to be. Why …

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Less is More: ‘The Dancing Partner’ by Jerome K. Jerome

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It’s been a while since my last column, sorry about that – various personal issues and horrors of my own. But here’s a new one, this time looking at ‘The Dancing Partner’ by Jerome K Jerome. You can read it here first to avoid spoilers.  Jerome is probably best known for his comic novel Three …

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Look Out For… Within The Wind, Beneath The Snow by Ray Cluley and Discovering Scarfolk by Richard Littler

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Look Out For… Within The Wind, Beneath The Snow by Ray Cluley “Promises to be something very special indeed.” Gjerta Jørgensen patrols the frozen coastline of Greenland. She is the first woman to do so as part of Slædepatruljen Sirius, an elite dogsled team pushed to the limits of physical survival, risking hunger, exhaustion, frostbite …

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TIH 023: Adam Millard on Bizarro, Splatterpunk, The Human Santapede and Christmas Horror

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this podcast Adam Millard discusses his christmas release, The Human Santapede, the evolution of his publishing house Crowded Quarantine, the state of bizarro, splatterpunk, Christmas horror recommendations and much more. About Adam Millard Adam Millard is the author of twenty novels, ten novellas, and more …

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Interview: Helen Marshall on Gifts For The One Who Comes After, Poetry and Travel

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So, for those of our readers who don’t know you, could you tell us a bit about yourself? Who is Helen Marshall? I’m a writer and medieval book historian, originally from Canada but currently situated in Oxford. I like shrunken heads, jetpacks, and single malt scotch. I’ve also got a new collection of short stories …

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Film Review: The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

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“The Purge: Anarchy is a natural expansion of the first film which unfortunately proves too unwieldy for the director to keep a hold of!” The Purge: Anarchy is the new film from James DeMonaco and is the follow-up to the 2013 hit, The Purge. As with the original film, the central concept remains; for a …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 15 December 2014

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Welcome, once again, to Must Read Horror. You want great horror articles? This is the place to find the best the web has to offer. This week: Gluttons for Punishment: Exploring the Death of the Hellraiser Franchise In Defense Of Holiday Edition: ‘Black Christmas’ (Remake) Zombies Are Over, Tentacles Are the New Meta 25 Best …

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Terror Tots: Home Movie

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Christmas is just around the corner, and many a family out there will soon be busting out the camcorder to document their happiness at this special time of year. Years down the line, these captured memories of smiling faces and playful delights will be replayed for nostalgia, mirth and (perhaps) ridicule. But what if that …

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News Round-up Week Ending 12 December

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Grimmfest announce Stephen King Season Manchester’s horror movie moguls have announced that they will be running a Stephen King season from Oxford Road’s Dancehouse in early 2015. Beginning 10 February, a host of Stephen King films will be shown at the old theatre. The line-up consists of: A Good Marriage, Carrie, Salem’s Lot, Creepshow and …

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The Cutting Room: The Woman in Black: Angel of Death & Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead

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The Woman in Black : Angel of Death Forty years on from the events that saw Arthur Kipps arriving at the Eel Marsh House, school teachers Eve Parkins and Jean Hogg lead a group of evacuee children from war torn London to take up residence in the mysterious old house. It is not long before …

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Look Out For… These Last Embers by Simon Strantzas and The Dark Heart of Peeping Tom

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Look Out For… These Last Embers by Simon Strantzas “Consider These Last Embers a must buy.” The inaugural launch of the Undertow Publications chapbook series, These Last Embers takes place in the dark recesses of the human soul, where nothing is more certain than the knowledge that you can never go home again. This sixteen-page …

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