TIH 242: John F.D. Taff on Creating Your Own Opportunities, The Haunting of Hill House, and Living in a Golden Age of Horror

TIH 242 John F.D. Taff on Creating Your Own Opportunities, The Haunting of Hill House, and Living in a Golden Age of Horror

In this podcast John F.D. Taff talks about creating your own opportunities, The Haunting of Hill House, living in a golden age of horror, and much more. About John F.D. Taff John F.D. Taff is a Bram Stoker Award-Nominated author with more than 30 years experience, 90+ short stories and five novels in print.  His first …

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News Round-up Week Ending 16 November 2018

13 Millers Court

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Two interlinked stories in one novel explore the last movements of the final victim of the 1888 Whitechapel Murders In 13 Miller’s Court, two novels by Alan M. Clark and John Linwood Grant come together to tell …

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TOD 038 The Outer Dark Symposium 2018, Part 3:  The Frame is the Landscape Panel & Readings by Eric Schaller, Rebecca J. Allred and Sumiko Saulson

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the third installment of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018 including  ‘The Frame is the Landscape’ panel, moderated by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro and featuring Philip Fracassi, Rebecca J Allred, Michael Griffin, Liv Rainey-Smith, Eric Schaller, plus Readings by Eric Schaller, Rebecca J. Allred and Sumiko Saulson. These segments were recorded …

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Look Out For … The Isle by John C. Foster

The Isle by John C Foster - cover

“John C. Foster has quickly established himself as one of the fastest rising stars in the horror genre.” As US Marshal Virgil Bone arrives at a remote island to retrieve the body of a dead fugitive, he finds himself trapped on the isle by heavy storms. There he discovers that everyone on the island is …

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Buy The Visible Filth (This Is Horror Edition) by Nathan Ballingrud While You Still Can

The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud

Back in 2015, we were incredibly lucky to publish The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud. After Dan Howarth and I read and loved North American Lake Monsters we reached out to Nathan to see if he’d write a novella for This Is Horror. To our delight, Nathan said yes and we’re honoured that The Visible Filth and Nathan Ballingrud are part …

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Book Review: The Last Temptation of Dr. Valentine by John Llewellyn Probert

The Last Temptation of Dr. Valentine by John Llewellyn Probert - cover

“The Last Temptation of Dr. Valentine is a fitting end to the trilogy and a rare sequel that manages to equal and even surpass what has gone before.” A few years ago—2012 to be precise—an exciting novella called The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine by UK horror writer John Llewellyn Probert was published through a …

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Book Review: Little Black Spots by John F.D. Taff

Little Black Spots by John FD Taff - cover

“From body horror, to vampires, to the downright strange, to horror of a quieter nature, the full spectrum of the genre is on display. The through line is the exquisite storytelling of a skilled and masterful author.”   Known to imbue his work with a sense of emotional tribulation, “King of Pain” John F.D. Taff …

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TIH 241: Grady Hendrix on Writing With Restrictions, Reading Six Books Daily, and My Best Friend’s Exorcism

TIH 241 Grady Hendrix on Writing With Restrictions, Reading Six Books Daily, and My Best Friend's Exorcism

In this podcast Grady Hendrix talks about writing with restrictions, reading six books daily, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, and much more. About Grady Hendrix Grady Hendrix is a novelist and screenwriter based in New York City. His novels include Horrorstor, named one of the best books of 2014 by National Public Radio, and My Best Friend’s …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 12 Nov 2018

CHILD'S PLAY

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: Thirty years after the original film’s release, The Atlantic talks Child’s Play and the enduring terror of dolls IGN talk Overlord and the wider story of World War II in horror Bored …

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Look Out For … Lip Hook: A Tale of Rural Unease by David Hine & Mark Stafford

lip hook

“Combining dangerous fugitives hiding out in a strange dead end village, Lip Hook: A Tale of Rural Unease sounds like an excellent mix of weird and crime that horror fans crave.”   On a foggy night, a car speeds down a road in the British Isles, driven by a beautiful woman, her passenger a man …

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News Round-up Week Ending 9 November 2018

FFH FULL COVER WRAPAROUND SEPT 23rd

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New from Lycopolis Press, Into the Night Eternal, an anthology of French folk horror Made up of  four novellas by Romain Collier, Jan Edwards, Phil Sloman and Dean M. Drinkel, Into the Night Eternal is an anthology of horror …

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Book Review: Closer Still by Richard Farren Barber

Closer Still by Richard Farren Barber - cover

“Barber has created something marvelous here—a modern ghost story that manages to succeed as both supernatural chiller and high school drama.”   The small, independent presses have been killing it recently. While the bigger outfits may yet have a ways to go (though they too, have been impressing lately), smaller publishers have been absolutely spoiling fans …

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TIH 240: Preston Fassel on Our Lady of the Inferno, Fangoria, and Working in a Police Department Evidence Room

TIH 240 Preston Fassel on Our Lady of the Inferno, Fangoria, and Working in a Police Department Evidence Room

In this podcast Preston Fassel talks about Our Lady of the Inferno, Fangoria, working in a police department evidence room, and much more. About Preston Fassel Preston Fassel is a three-time Rondo Award-nominated journalist and author whose work has appeared in Rue Morgue Magazine, Screem Magazine, and on Cinedump.com. He was born in Houston, Texas and …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 5 Nov 2018

gothika

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 Guardian runs a cautionary article about the dangers of using tropic views of mental illness to create horror villains Indiewire have found all the horror-culture references in the …

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[Preview] SU 006: Not From Around Here by David J. Schow

[Preview] SU 006 Not From Around Here by David J. Schow

In this podcast we preview episode six of Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing in which we unbox and analyse Not From Around Here by David J. Show. Listen to the full Story Unboxed Podcast on Not From Around Here by David J. Schow Show notes [03:10] ‘Not From Around Here’ …

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