News Round-up Week Ending 20 January 2017

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre Independent Italiand news that caught our eye during the last week … British genre film Cruel Summer set for DVD and VOD release Cruel Summer is the harrowing story of a group of three young people, led by an out-of-control boy with a thirst for violent revenge, Nicholas, …

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Exploring the Cold, Desolate Cosmos: Gemma Files

When it comes to writers that are pushing the envelope of what horror and weird fiction can accomplish, Gemma Files is one name that people mention on a regular basis. Writer, screenwriter, film critic, Files has her fingers in nearly every aspect of the writing life. Two of her scripts were produced for episodes of …

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TOD 008: State of the Weird 2017, A Roundtable Discussion featuring Paul Jessup, Michael Matheson, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Ann VanderMeer & Scott Nicolay

In this podcast writer/editor Paul Jessup, Michael Matheson, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Ann VanderMeer join Scott Nicolay for a roundtable discussion of the State of the Weird at the beginning of 2017. Then in a special bonus interview, Kristi DeMeester reveals exciting upcoming book news and more. ALSO we welcome our first show sponsor, Tanis Podcast …

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Look Out For … The Lovecraft Code by Peter Levenda

Look Out For … The Lovecraft Code by Peter Levenda “Think Hellraiser colliding with the Illuminati.” Drawing on decades of experience, author and historian Peter Levenda turns to the novel as the best and perhaps only way to tell a story that has to be told – that hidden within the tales of America’s most …

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The 2017 State of the Horror Address

Entropy in Bloom cover

Horror lovers thrive on fear. There’s something about the tension, the building suspense, the big reveal of the monster in the final scenes. We crave it, even if we’re reading with all the lights on, or watching the movie from behind our fingers covering our eyes. The stories we read fill our minds with vivid …

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Interview: Graphic Questions – Tim Seeley, creator of Hack/Slash

We sat down with Tim Seeley, creator of Hack/Slash and Revival (among others), to ask him a few questions about the horror genre in graphic novels as well as his own work. How did you get started in the comics industry? TS: After college, I was working at a children’s book company, and doing some …

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TIH 130: Max Booth III on The Nightly Disease, Working The Hotel Night Shift, and Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing

In this podcast Max Booth III talks about his new novel The Nightly Disease, working the night shift at the hotel, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, and much more. About Max Booth III Max Booth III is the author of four novels. His mom has read at least one of them. He’s the Editor-in-Chief of Perpetual Motion Machine …

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In Memoriam: William Peter Blatty, 1928-2017

William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist, died Thursday evening, January 12th, 2017. He was 89 years old. Though he wasn’t very prolific, his story of a young girl possessed by a demon made a huge impact on readers all over the world. Blatty’s follow up to The Exorcist twelve years later, Legion was later …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 January 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: Andrew Kevin Walker Releases First Draft Of Se7en Bad Decisions made In Horror Movies James DeMonaco Talks About The Purge Series Five Underrated Horror Video Games Jaws 4: The …

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News Round-up Week Ending 13 January 2017

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre Independent Italiand news that caught our eye during the last week … Psychedelic horror Close Calls due for spring 2017 release When Morgan is asked to take care of her crazy grandma and subsequently consumes a cocktail of psychotropic drugs, her paranoid delusions ratchet up to the point …

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Book Review: Crow Shine by Alan Baxter

“This is a strong short fiction debut from a real writer, and one well worth your time.” Australian author Alan Baxter has been carving out a name for himself in the dark fantasy field with his novels, most notably the Alex Caine series, so it’s a good time for Ticonderoga Publications to put together his …

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Book Review: The Nightly Disease by Max Booth III

“The hotel is god. The hotel is god. The hotel is god.” Isaac is a night auditor at a hotel in Texas. His job is to be certain the “Goddamn hotel”, as he refers to it, and its guests are well taken care of but all he would like is a few hours to be …

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