News Round-up Week Ending 24 February 2017

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Horror collection Twisted 50 ready for haunting audiobook release What could be scarier than fifty stories of terror, leaping off the page into the reader’s imagination? How about having fifty expert narrators reading each one to you …

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The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird Comes to Atlanta in March

The Outer Dark podcast has launched an Indiegogo campaign to purchase tickets and raise funds for its inaugural The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 25 March, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. This immersive one-day event will feature 17 top writers of weird and speculative fiction participating in eight hours of panels, readings and signings. Admission …

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Book Review: The Time Eater by Aaron J. French

“Aaron J. French gives us a psychological war between man and the darkness behind the curtain of reality” Aaron J. French has used his fiction to deal with the occult, the weird, and the metaphysical. His first novel, The Time Eater, takes these concepts to the extreme and gives the readers a tale that expands …

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TOD 009 Alistair Rennie: Metaphysical Swordplay or The Ever Decreasing Circle of Bleak Expectations

In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Alistair Rennie, author of BleakWarrior. This broadcast also includes the return of co-host Justin Steele and Gabino Iglesias (LitReactor, Zero Saints) reviews The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio De Maria. Please join us in Atlanta on March 25 for The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird (Purchase tickets at Indiegogo campaign link …

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Look Out For … Offbeat: Uncollected Stories by Richard Matheson

Look Out For … Offbeat: Uncollected Stories by Richard Matheson “The opportunity to lose ourselves in anything written by the man responsible for classics like Hell House and I Am Legend is always a treat.” In the aptly titled Offbeat, Richard Matheson, a modern master of strange fiction, offers thirteen excursions into the unsettling and …

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Book Review: Chupacabra Vengeance by David Bowles

“Bowles has delivered a work of genius, producing a collection of entertaining speculative fiction that is also literary gold.” Award-winning Mexican-American author David Bowles is a man of many talents. As well as a teacher and a lifelong academic with a particular passion for learning about languages and cultures, he is also a published poet …

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Tattered Tomes: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist, Revisited

The late William Peter Blatty’s masterpiece, The Exorcist, is a foundation of modern horror fiction. The film was my first experience with the story, albeit a censored version broadcast on television for the first time. I’d seen the book at the library, the paperback tattered and torn, spine-cracked and dog-eared, yet for some reason, I …

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TIH 135: Ania Ahlborn on Making A Monster, Self Publishing Seed, and Families in Horror

In this podcast Ania Ahlborn talks about self publishing her first novel Seed, her LitReactor course ‘Making A Monster’, writing about families in horror, and much more. About Ania Ahlborn Born in Ciechanow, Poland, Ania Ahlborn has always been drawn to the darker, mysterious, and sometimes morbid sides of life. Her earliest childhood memory is of crawling through …

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Book Review: The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

“Blurring the lines between reality and the surreal, Ahlborn gives us a tale with nightmare written all over it.” Stevie’s best friend is his cousin Jude. Though he’s been going through a rough time, and he isn’t always nice to Stevie, Jude is really the only friend Stevie has. They hang out and play games, …

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Book Review: Black Static, Issue 56

“Overall, a great start to the year for the UK’s premier magazine of dark, literary fiction, which makes clear its intent to continue to be a showcase for some of the best writing the expanding and fluid horror genre has to offer.” And so we come to the first Black Static issue of 2017, and …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 20 February 2017

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: Seven Great Horror Comic Crossovers Why You Should Be Excited About The New Halloween Film Horror Logic: Run Upstairs, Get Naked And Keep Filming When Does Horror Become Paranormal …

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News Round-up Week Ending 17 February 2017

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Special edition of Josh Malerman’s Bird Box to be released through Dark Regions Press First published in 2014, Josh Malerman’s Bird Box received glowing praise, as it told the story of a woman rowing her two children …

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