News Round-up – Week Ending 6 May 2016

Here’s a selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week… Session 9 Coming to Blu-Ray from Scream Factory Director Brad Anderson’s (The Machinist) acclaimed horror classic Session 9 is set to finally come to Blu-Ray with Scream Factory! Being set to release the Special Edition 16 August, 2016. …

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Film Review: Krampus (2015)

“Krampus proves to be a fairly fun way to fill an evening, but sadly nothing more.” Originally release across UK screens during December 2015 as part of a mini-wave of Christmas based supernatural horror films, Michael Dougherty (Trick R Treat) directed Krampus now sees its home entertainment release. With spring in the air can Krampus …

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The Legend behind Japan’s Suicide Forest

With Natalie Dormer chiller The Forest set to hit DVD in June, we take a look at the disturbing real life Suicide Forest in Japan that provided inspiration for the film. The Legend behind Japan’s Suicide Forest Every year, assembled groups made up of Japanese police and volunteers comb through the thirty-five kilometer expanse known …

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Paul Pinn: A Tribute

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I didn’t know Paul Pinn that well on a personal level; we met in person once or twice, spoke on the phone a handful of times and corresponded by email. He wasn’t much taller than me, as I recall, with long dark greying hair pulled back in a ponytail and a strong London accent. There …

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The Cutting Room – Sadako vs. Kayako

A girl, Yūri Kurahashi, after watching a cursed videotape together with her friend in a haunted house, becomes trapped in a conflict between the two murderous ghosts: Sadako Yamamura and Kayako Saeki. Why we’re looking forward to this: What’s better than a new film featuring your favourite monster or psychopath, or indeed a new film …

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Book Review: Peel Back the Skin (Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson)

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“The table of contents in Peel Back the Skin reads like a red carpet marquee of some of the greatest authors writing horror today.” The short lifespan that Grey Matter Press has enjoyed to date has been something of a phenomenon. It’s been just over two years since the publication of their freshman entry, Dark …

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Interview: Graham Masterton on Writing, Research and Violence

Graham Masterton is mainly recognized for his horror novels but he has also been a prolific writer of thrillers, disaster novels and historical epics, as well as one of the world’s most influential series of sex instruction books. He became a newspaper reporter at the age of seventeen and was appointed editor of Penthouse magazine …

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Look Out For … A Time Of Torment by John Connolly and Diseases Of The Teeth by Simon Kurt Unsworth

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Look Out For … A Time Of Torment by John Connolly “Connolly balances both human and supernatural horrors with aplomb.” Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart. He was imprisoned, brutalized. But in his final days, with the hunters circling, …

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TIH 091: Iain Rob Wright on CreateSpace, Self Publishing Costs and Collaborations

In this podcast Iain Rob Wright talks about CreateSpace, Self Publishing Costs and Collaborations. About Iain Rob Wright Iain Rob Wright is from the English town of Redditch, where he worked for many years as a mobile telephone salesman. After publishing his debut novel, The Final Winter, in 2011 to great success, he quit his job …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 2 May 2016

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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: Halfway to Halloween: Walpurgisnacht is ‘Witches’ Night’ Frankenstein‘s Origins Can All Be Traced Back to a Violent Volcano Horror VR: How Virtual Reality Might Spawn a New Age of …

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Five Things Secret Cinema Presents 28 Days Later Got Right

Five Things Secret Cinema Presents 28 Days Later Got Right Having now been something of a cult event for a number of years, Secret Cinema was initially propelled into the mainstream a couple of years ago with their hugely ambitious production of Back to the Future which, despite a few teething problems, was universally praised. …

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This Is Horror Publishing Brand New Josh Malerman Novella

We are delighted to announce that we’ll be publishing a brand new novella by Josh Malerman later this year. Titled A House at the Bottom of a Lake this is another tremendous story from the award-winning author of Bird Box and we can’t wait to release it into the world. Here’s what Josh had to say. Let …

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