Look Out For … Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter

Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter

“There’s a thin membrane separating crime and horror fiction, and Alan Baxter seems to have crossed that barrier, blending genres in ways that are organic, unpredictable, and thoroughly captivating.” Since his childhood, Matt McLeod has been consumed by a darkness. With a lifetime of experience in wrestling with this personal hell, he’s found a way …

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Book Review: Nothing is Everything by Simon Strantzas

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“A showcase for a writer who ought to be on the shelves of every devotee of dark, weird fiction.”   It’s safe to say that Undertow Publications—in addition to producing some of the most beautiful books around—is home to some fantastically talented writers. Look no further than the publisher’s annual Year’s Best Weird Fiction, guest …

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[Preview] SU 010 The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (with Ladies of the Fright, Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera)

SU 010 The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (with Ladies of the Fright, Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera)

In this podcast we preview episode ten of Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing in which we unbox and analyse The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, with special guests Ladies of the Fright, Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera. Listen to the full Story Unboxed Podcast on The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Show …

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Book Review: The Silent Garden: A Journal of Esoteric Fabulism

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“There is the sense that something special is going on here. Despite the variety and differing types of contributions, it all hangs together like an intricate tapestry or jigsaw puzzle.”   It’s been said many times—both on this site and by various other people—that Undertow Publications are producing some of the most exciting books in …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 15 Oct 2018

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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: Grapevine list nine horror movies which fundamentally changed the genre Ten horror documentaries recommended by Film School Rejects Indiewire has your halloween month viewing schedule planned, with TV, streaming …

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TIH 235: Simon Strantzas on The Horror Market, Mentors, and Growing as a Writer

TIH 235 Simon Strantzas on The Horror Market, Mentors, and Growing as a Writer

In this podcast Simon Strantzas talks about the horror market, mentors, growing as a writer, and much more. About Simon Strantzas Simon Strantzas is the author of Nothing is Everything (Undertow Publications, 2018), Burnt Black Suns (Hippocampus Press, 2014), Nightingale Songs (Dark Regions Press, 2011), Cold to the Touch (Tartarus Press, 2009), and Beneath the Surface(Humdrumming, 2008), as well as the editor of Aickman’s Heirs (Undertow Publications, 2015), …

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News Round-up Week Ending 12 October 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Hallowscream haunted house event at York Maze, opens 12 October Hallowscream is a halloween event like few others. Featuring five separate haunted house events, it takes place at York Maze in York, UK. The story behind …

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Look Out For … Sleeping With the Monster by Anya Martin

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“Anya Martin has been weaving nightmarish spells in her strange stories for many years, and now her personal best is available in one mind-bending collection.” Twelve women, twelve horrors. In Paris, a college student awakens a gargoyle; insects infest a lonely woman’s home; in post World War II Germany, an American jazz singer confronts her …

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Book Review: 100 Fathoms Below by Steven L. Kent and Nicholas Kaufmann

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“Kent and Kaufmann prove a potent partnership, having clearly done their homework and put a lot of effort into creating an action-packed and exciting page-turner.”   One has forged a career as a science fiction author, with the successful Clone Rebellion series of novels, after spending many years writing non-fiction about video games, while the …

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TIH 234: Simon Strantzas on Nothing is Everything, Short Story Collections, and Abhorrent Artists

TIH 234: Simon Strantzas on Nothing is Everything, Short Story Collections, and Abhorrent Artists

In this podcast Simon Strantzas talks about Nothing is Everything, short story collections, abhorrent artists, and much more. About Simon Strantzas Simon Strantzas is the author of Nothing is Everything (Undertow Publications, 2018), Burnt Black Suns (Hippocampus Press, 2014), Nightingale Songs (Dark Regions Press, 2011), Cold to the Touch (Tartarus Press, 2009), and Beneath the Surface(Humdrumming, 2008), as well as the editor of Aickman’s Heirs (Undertow Publications, 2015), …

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Tattered Tomes: Clive Barker’s The Books of Blood, Vol 4: The Inhuman Condition

The Inhuman Condition by Clive Barker

Released in the states as The Inhuman Condition, Clive Barker’s fourth volume of his Books of Blood series hit the stands in 1986. I didn’t get around to actually reading it until 1988; In the Flesh (Barker’s Books of Blood Vol, 5) released and I bought both books at once. The Inhuman Condition is my …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 8 Oct 2018

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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 Ringer looks back at the many villains of horror cinema and tries to establish who is the best of the worst Film School Rejects trawl through horror cinema …

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TIH 233: Max Booth III and Lori Michelle on Fangoria, Pizza Horror, and Clowns

TIH 233 Max Booth III and Lori Michelle on Fangoria, Pizza Horror, and Clowns

In this podcast Max Booth III and Lori Michelle talk about Fangoria, pizza horror, clowns, and much more. About Max Booth III and Lori Michelle Max Booth III is the Editor-in-Chief of Perpetual Motion Machine, the Managing Editor of Dark Moon Digest, a columnist for LitReactor, and the author of numerous novels, including The Nightly Disease, which some …

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News Round-up Week Ending 5 October 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New release from Eddie Generous and Severed Press, Radio Run, out now Released on 26 September, Radio Run is the new novel from Eddie Generous (Dead is Dead, But Not Always). Eght criminals are heading to Alaska and freedom. …

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Look Out For … The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste

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“With a unique style and unsettling voice, Gwendolyn Kiste is one of the rising stars in the horror and weird fiction arena, making The Rust Maidens one the most anticipated releases of 2018.” Something strange has happened to the girls on Denton Street. Cleveland, Ohio, summer 1980. Phoebe and her best friend just graduated high …

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