Look Out For… The Nickronomicon by Nick Mamatas and European Monsters

Nick Mamatas

Look Out For… The Nickronomicon by Nick Mamatas “It’s a rare writer indeed who can write a Lovecraftian story that’s simultaneously funny and unnerving.” This vile tome collects thirteen blasphemous Lovecraftan tales of a certain scribe named Nick Mamatas. Warning: May contain shoggoths, martial arts, weirdness, Nyarlathotep, fish people from Innsmouth, and copious literary references. …

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Film Review: Horns (2013)


  “Leaves you with a sour taste in your mouth as the credits roll!” Based on the successful 2010 Joe Hill (the son of horror maestro Stephen King) novel of the same name, Horns tells the tale of Ig (Daniel Radcliffe), a young man who, upon waking from a drunken stupor, finds himself accused of …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 24 November 2014


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: Summoning Darkness, Exuding Light: Remembering Dark Fiction Renegade, JF Gonzalez The Best Horror Stories For Children Revisiting ‘Salem’s Lot by Richard Chizmar The 10 Goriest Slashers of the …

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News Round-up Week Ending 21 November

Dead Lands

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


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


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

STEPHEN KING'S IT, Tim Curry (as Pennywise the Clown), 1990, (c)Warner Bros. Television/courtesy Eve

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


“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


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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