Book Review: Chupacabra Vengeance by David Bowles

“Bowles has delivered a work of genius, producing a collection of entertaining speculative fiction that is also literary gold.” Award-winning Mexican-American author David Bowles is a man of many talents. As well as a teacher and a lifelong academic with a particular passion for learning about languages and cultures, he is also a published poet …

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Tattered Tomes: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist, Revisited

The late William Peter Blatty’s masterpiece, The Exorcist, is a foundation of modern horror fiction. The film was my first experience with the story, albeit a censored version broadcast on television for the first time. I’d seen the book at the library, the paperback tattered and torn, spine-cracked and dog-eared, yet for some reason, I …

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TIH 135: Ania Ahlborn on Making A Monster, Self Publishing Seed, and Families in Horror

In this podcast Ania Ahlborn talks about self publishing her first novel Seed, her LitReactor course ‘Making A Monster’, writing about families in horror, and much more. About Ania Ahlborn Born in Ciechanow, Poland, Ania Ahlborn has always been drawn to the darker, mysterious, and sometimes morbid sides of life. Her earliest childhood memory is of crawling through …

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Book Review: The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

“Blurring the lines between reality and the surreal, Ahlborn gives us a tale with nightmare written all over it.” Stevie’s best friend is his cousin Jude. Though he’s been going through a rough time, and he isn’t always nice to Stevie, Jude is really the only friend Stevie has. They hang out and play games, …

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Book Review: Black Static, Issue 56

“Overall, a great start to the year for the UK’s premier magazine of dark, literary fiction, which makes clear its intent to continue to be a showcase for some of the best writing the expanding and fluid horror genre has to offer.” And so we come to the first Black Static issue of 2017, and …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 20 February 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: Seven Great Horror Comic Crossovers Why You Should Be Excited About The New Halloween Film Horror Logic: Run Upstairs, Get Naked And Keep Filming When Does Horror Become Paranormal …

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News Round-up Week Ending 17 February 2017

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Special edition of Josh Malerman’s Bird Box to be released through Dark Regions Press First published in 2014, Josh Malerman’s Bird Box received glowing praise, as it told the story of a woman rowing her two children …

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Look Out For … Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

Look Out For … Universal Harvester by John Darnielle “There’s just something about a VHS tape that’s creepy in a way that a DVD will never be.” Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. It’s a small town in the center of the state–the first a in Nevada pronounced ay. This is the …

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TIH 134: Stephen Volk on The Parts We Play, Filmmaking, and Writing Short Stories

In this podcast Stephen Volk talks about his latest short story collection The Parts We Play, filmmaking, writing short stories, and much more. About Stephen Volk Stephen Volk is probably best known as the BAFTA-winning writer of ITV’s paranormal drama series Afterlife starring Lesley Sharp and Andrew Lincoln, and the notorious (some say legendary) BBCTV “Halloween …

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Book Review: Suffer the Children by Janden Hale

“The first part of the reveal proves to be quite intelligently thought out and executed, generating genuine surprise in the reader … It is in the writing, though, that the reader is let down” Suffer the Children begins with a high-octane scene, as a young, inexperienced man does his best to stave off the attack …

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Book Review: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

“George Saunders has given us a novel unlike any other, and one that will surely be talked about for years to come.” The ghost story is arguably one of the most versatile tropes of fiction. It can be terrifying, romantic, passive or aggressive, somber, sweet, or trite. It can also be used like a knife …

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Book Review: Highwayman by Craig Saunders

“This is book is more than just horror; it blends myth and thriller with a story that gives the reader a glimpse into the mind of a man who is truly tired of living.” Karl Goodman lost his daughter and it nearly destroyed his marriage. While trying to make it back to his wife, he …

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