TIH 148: Jon Padgett on Thomas Ligotti, Writing Lessons, and Impostor Syndrome

In this podcast Jon Padgett talks about Thomas Ligotti, writing lessons, impostor syndrome and much more. About Jon Padgett Jon Padgett is a professional—though lapsed—ventriloquist who lives in New Orleans with his spouse, their daughter, and two cats. Padgett is the founder and longtime administrator of Thomas Ligotti Online, and has been the first publisher for …

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Audiobook Review: The Dead Boy by Craig Saunders

“Saunders has done a remarkable job of breathing life into every single character, giving them their own personalities and humanity.” Having published more than thirty novels and novellas, the first a mere six years ago, Craig Saunders has gained a reputation as a hardworking and productive author of horror, fantasy and humour stories. He has …

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Searchlight: Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Auteur Guillermo del Toro is first and foremost a fan of horror. With an excellent command of story mechanics, a deep understanding of human nature, and a sincere willingness to dive into the deep end of the abyss without a safety net, del Toro has firmly stamped his footprint on the imaginations of millions of …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 22 May 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: Top Ten Horror Cameos In Popular Cartoons Flashback: Talking Horror With Tim Curry On The Set Of It Kevin Williamson’s Original Vision For Scream 3 Horror Villains Drawn As …

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Book Review: Cemetery Dance Select: Tim Waggoner

“Waggoner has put together a great collection of darkness that is sure to entertain.” In this collection of some of Tim Waggoner’s best short stories, the reader gets a good taste of what the author can do and what they can expect of his other writing. It’s nice to see the progression and variety of …

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Book Review: Calls for Submission by Selena Chambers

“Chambers uses the power and versatility of short fiction to full effect, combining acute literary sensibilities with a mastery of weird fiction techniques, surrealism, and raw, heartbreaking horror.” In her debut collection, Selena Chambers uses the power and versatility of short fiction to full effect, combining acute literary sensibilities with a mastery of weird fiction …

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News Round-up Week Ending 19 May 2017

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Reissue of Richard Marsh’s The Goddess: A Demon released through Country Books. Country Books are reissuing one of the seventy novels written by the prolific and mysterious nineteenth century author of horror and crime fiction, Richard Marsh. …

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TOD 011: Jeff VanderMeer: Some of the Creatures That We Met Along the Way…

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents Jeff VanderMeer reading from his new novel Borne and in conversation with Ann VanderMeer and Scott Nicolay at Point Reyes Books in Point Reyes Station, California. This episode of The Outer Dark was recorded live on Monday May 15, 2017. Show Notes (00:01:55) This episode of The Outer …

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Look Out For … The Sleep Room by F R Tallis

Look Out For … The Sleep Room by F R Tallis “Familiar yet very welcome tropes that tick all the right boxes for a slice of gothic medical horror.” When promising young psychiatrist James Richardson is offered the job opportunity of a lifetime by the charismatic Dr. Hugh Maitland, he is thrilled. Setting off to …

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TIH 147: Bracken MacLeod on Creating Characters, Toxic Masculinity, and Albert Camus

In this podcast Bracken MacLeod talks about creating characters, masculinity, Albert Camus, and much more. About Bracken MacLeod Bracken MacLeod is the author of the novels Stranded and Mountain Home, a short story collection from ChiZine Publications titled 13 Views of the Suicide Woods, and a novella titled White Night. His new novel, Come To Dust, is coming in …

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Book Review: Cut Corners Volume 3 by Ray Garton, Kealan Patrick Burke, and Bryan Smith

“If there is something that connects the three stories, however, it is the distinctly bleak disposition and the overwhelming sense of dread that each one bestows upon the reader.”   Cut Corners Volume 3 is a collection of three short stories: ‘Andromeda’ by Kealan Patrick Burke, ‘Barrel’ by Bryan Smith and ‘Afterparty’ by Ray Garton. …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 15 May 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: The Best Alien Spin Off Stories Featuring Ripley 12 Horror Themed Restaurants Proof That Resident Evil Is Basically Aliens Typing Of The Dead The Stephen King Theme Park Ride …

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