News Round-up Week Ending 22 August

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Prosthetics guru heads to Grimmfest Prosthetics and FX guru Shaune Harrison will be appearing at this year’s Grimmfest. Having worked on films such as World War Z, Nightbreed and TV show Game of Thrones, Harrison will bring Hollywood pedigree to the Manchester festival. To get your tickets, head over to the Grimmfest website. First trailer …

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The Cutting Room: Wolf Creek 2 and Sharknado 2

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Welcome back to The Cutting Room. This week we’re looking at a couple of releases that we hope will disprove the usual law of diminishing sequels. Wolf Creek 2 The first Wolf Creek, released back in 2005, was a decent stab at outback horror and featured one of the most memorable bad guys of recent …

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This Is Horror Podcast Episode 020: Simon Bestwick Interview

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this podcast we interview Simon Bestwick, author of The Faceless. We talk about Simon’s Black Mountain serial from Spectral Press, the writing process, comedy and horror, and Joel Lane. Apologies for the audio issues. No apologies for Simon’s strong Northern accent. Topics [02:37] Interview start [03:06] Black …

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Look Out For… The Last Plague by Rich Hawkins and Dreams Of Shadow & Smoke

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Look Out For… The Last Plague by Rich Hawkins “The epic apocalyptic horror story has a long and distinguished history which The Last Plague looks set to join.“ A pestilence has fallen across the land. Run and hide. Seek shelter. Do not panic. The infected will find you. When Great Britain is hit by a devastating epidemic, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 18 August 2014

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Welcome to Must Read Horror. Can you believe it’s been ten thousand and eight minutes since we last talked? Neither can we, but in that time the internet has once again been scoured for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in: Scared to Death: Has Horror Fiction Run Out of Common Fears …

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News Round-up Week Ending 15 August

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New Silent Hill game in the works Huge news emerged this week about a new installment in the Silent Hill game franchise. Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and film legend Guillermo del Toro will be teaming up on the new game which could potentially be called Silent Hills. The game will also star The …

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Film Review: Haunter (2014)

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“A strong alternative take on a traditional ghost story trope staggering around in the dark trying to find a decent story to fit itself into.” With a startling nineteen films under her belt since her breakout role in Little Miss Sunshine we are no longer asking the question: “what will Abigail Breslin do as a …

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The Cutting Room: The Stand

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Welcome to The Cutting Room, This Is Horror’s new column that takes a look at upcoming films to die for. Every week we’ll  highlight one or two upcoming attractions heading to a screen near you (big or small) and what better way to kick off than with a forthcoming frightener from the master of horror …

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Book Review: The Sleeping Dead by Richard Farren Barber

“A consummately told and brilliantly original story.” Before the age of modern medicine, insanity was viewed like any other illness – not as something internal but as a malady that could infect you from outside. Richard Farren Barber takes this idea and gives it a modern, post-apocalyptic twist in his tremendous new novella The Sleeping Dead. The …

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Look Out For… We Will All Go Down Together by Gemma Files and 25 Ways To Kill A Werewolf by Jo Thomas

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Look Out For… We Will All Go Down Together by Gemma Files “With a plot spanning centuries and a large cast of misfits and monsters, We Will All Go Down Together promises to be an enthralling read.” In the woods outside Overdeere, Ontario, there are trees that speak, a village that doesn’t appear on any …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 11 August 2014

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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: Visions of Horror: Jack Davis – ‘Tales from the Crypt’ & ‘The Haunt of Fear’ The Meaning of Sharknado Art, Censorship, and the Modern Horror Movie From the Grave: Re-Animator A Brief …

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News Round-up Week Ending 8 August

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Help Stephen King reveal Revival Stephen King’s new book Revival is due to hit stores on 11 November. In the meantime, fans are invited to help the master of horror to reveal the cover for the book by heading over to the official Stephen King fan page and sharing, liking or commenting on the picture …

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