News Round-up Week Ending 28 August 2015

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London FrightFest 2015 London’s celebrated FrightFest takes place this weekend, running from Thursday 27 to Monday 31 August. Guests include scream queen Barbara Crampton, who appears in four films over the weekend, and acclaimed British director Bernard Rose (Candyman). Among the films on offer are Corin Hardy’s The Hallow, Bernard Rose’s Frankenstein, and Canadian writer/director John Fallon’s …

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The Cutting Room: Knock Knock

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When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse. Why we’re looking forward to this: Why we’re looking forward to …

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Look Out For… The Anniversary Of Never by Joel Lane and Supernatural Tales 30

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Look Out For… The Anniversary Of Never by Joel Lane “The Anniversary Of Never gives us a chance to appreciate Joel Lane’s genius was one last time.” “It was like a black and white film, or someone else’s memory” — ‘Crow’s Nest’ Joel Lane’s award-winning stories have been widely praised, notably by other masters of …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 24 August 2015

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Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in: Inside the Underground World of Nightbreed: 25 Years Later Revisiting Danse Macabre Translating the Necronomicon May Be Hazardous to Your Health: Clark Ashton Smith’s “The Return of the Sorcerer” 10 Modern Horror …

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Interview: Six Shots With John Fallon

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The name John Fallon may not instantly ring bells for those horror film fans who have been kicking around the internet for the past fifteen years, but his alter ego, Arrow In The Head, certainly will. Originally set up as the horror movie section of Fallon’s long-time friend Berge Garabedian’s hugely influential JoBlo website, which …

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Book Review: The Art of Horrible People by John Skipp

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One of the Founding Fathers of Splatterpunk. Head Honcho el Bizarro. Weird Fiction Maestro. John Skipp wears all of these hats, and usually all of them are piled high on top of his head at the same time. He attacks the genres with prose, film, and music. Author of The Light at the End (with …

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The Cutting Room: The Hallow

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Deep within the darkness of secluded forest land in rural Ireland dwells an ancient evil. Feared by the nearby superstitious villagers as cursed creatures who prey upon the lost, their secrets have been kept from civilization and remain on their hallowed ground. But when a conservationist from London moves in with his wife and infant …

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TIH 055: Jeremy Robert Johnson on Skullcrack City, The Mars Volta and What To Read

In this podcast Jeremy Robert Johnson talks about Skullcrack City, The Mars Volta and selecting reading material.  About Jeremy Robert Johnson Jeremy Robert Johnson is the author of We Live Inside You, the cult hit Angel Dust Apocalypse, the Stoker Nominated novel Siren Promised (w/Alan M. Clark), and the end-of-the-world freak-out Extinction Journals. His fiction has …

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Look Out For… The Wards by Alan Ryker and The Nameless Dark by T.E. Grau

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Look Out For… The Wards by Alan Ryker “Ryker’s work combines fast-paced, compulsive plotting with a steadily accumulating sense of dread.” Elizabeth doesn’t feel in control of her own life, which is probably why she enjoys the life-simulation game The Wards so much. In a dark room, she stares at a monitor watching a miserable …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 17 August 2015

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Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in: What Makes a Horror Film a Classic? The Great Stephen King Reread: Dreamcatcher Mind Meld: Exploring Fear in Fiction Horror Drive-In: Pros and Cons Toys of Terror #64 For more articles like …

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News Round-up Week Ending 14 August

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Liverpool Horror Fest 2015 The 2015 incarnation of the Liverpool Horror Fest takes place tomorrow (Saturday 15th August) at The Kazimier in Liverpool. The event will feature guests such as Ramsey Campbell, Paul Kane, Barbie Wilde and Simeon Halligan of Grimmfest. The full line-up including details of the evening’s entertainment and tickets can be found …

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The Cutting Room: The Final Girls

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Max is a high school senior who is mysteriously transported with her friends into a 1980s horror film that starred Max’s celebrated scream queen mother. Trapped inside the movie, Max finds herself reunited with her mom, who she lost in real life. Together with Max’s friends, they must fend off the camp counsellors’ raging hormones, …

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