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Look Out For … Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola

Hellboy Omnibus Volume One - Mike Mignola - cover

“For the first time, Mike Mignola’s iconic Hellboy comes to life in all new omnibus collections, told in chronological order.”    Summoned from the bowels of Hell by Rasputin during the end of World War II, a strange humanoid child arrives on Earth and is rescued by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm. Raised as a man instead …

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Film Adaptation of Nathan Ballingrud’s The Visible Filth set for 2019 Release

The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud

Signal Horizon described it as a “tightly-crafted, claustrophobic tale that explores how complacency and curiosity can both lead to bad ends.” It was clear that Nathan Ballingrud’s The Visible Filth was a novella that was quite special from the moment it came to life. It has gone on to become one of This is Horror’s best sellers …

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Searchlight: Deviant

Deviant by Harold Schechter

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Silence of the Lambs. These stories all share a common thread of DNA based on real-life events. While they differ somewhat in tone, there are similarities within the subject matter of these books and films. What connects them all is one man: Ed Gein. Think you know about Ed Gein …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 23 Apr 2018

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: Film School Rejects pick out three horror films which will make you cry Rotten Tomatoes highlight some terrifying segments from horror anthologies Oxford University Press paints an analogy of …

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Look Out For … Corpsepaint by David Peak

Corpsepaint by David Peak - cover

“Cosmic-pessimism is Peak’s speciality, and when you combine that with the brutal aggression of a black metal band recording an album with a strange cult act, you know things are going to get pretty weird.”    Don’t call it a come back. After years of bad decisions and a revolving door of musicians, black metal …

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Searchlight: Plot

Plot by Ansen Dibell

The Elements of Fiction Writing line from Writer’s Digest Books is hit or miss for a lot of writers. Much like any other kind of advice, you have to sift through a lot of points that may not apply to your style or way of writing to find suggestions that resonate with you on a …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 Apr 2018

A Quiet Place

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 digs deep into the revival of horror in Hollywood and discusses the wider implications for the film industry Bloody Disgusting offer up ten of the scariest made-for-TV …

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Look Out For … Compulsory Games by Robert Aickman

Compulsory Games by Robert Aickman - cover

“While all Aickman’s stories are excellent, it’s high time for a volume containing the best of the best.”     Robert Aickman’s fiction is in a class by itself. His self-proclaimed “strange stories” are indeed among the strangest tales ever written. Within the pages of his stories, you will not find the common tropes we …

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Tattered Tomes: Volume Two of Clive Barker’s The Books of Blood, Revisited

Books of Blood, Volume 2 by Clive Barker

Already smitten by the first volume of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood series, when volume two hit the streets it was an instant purchase. The book was a treat to myself, a present for raising my GPA enough to justify my parents paying for my college education. The book couldn’t have come at a better …

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Searchlight: Horror Literature Through History

Horror Literature Through History edited by Matt Cardin

The history of horror is spread through-out the pages of hundreds and hundreds historical reference guides, some penetrating deep into the darkness, while others simply skim the surface. One could spend a small fortune collecting these tomes as part of their horror education and, considering out of print books or guides in the ‘collectable’ market, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 9 Apr 2018

Quiet Place

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 Economist eulogises about the crafting of the concepts in new John Krasinski film, A Quiet Place Deadline Hollywood feature Ryan Murphy’s revelations of what and who to expect in American …

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Look Out For … Godfall and Other Stories by Sandra M. Odell

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“If you’re on the hunt for a fresh voice on the scene that’s a little different from the ordinary, Godfall and Other Stories by Sandra M. Odell is probably an excellent place to start. “   A new collection featuring 22 stories, some previously published, others new to this publication, shifting from dark fiction, weird …

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Searchlight: The Art of Character

The Art of Character

There’s no denying today’s fiction in any medium is character driven. The people that inhabit our fictional worlds must be relatable and compelling enough to allow the story to come to life. Yet, characterization is as complex as we are, covering a vast range of emotions and psychological factors with infinite degrees of latitude, not …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 2 Apr 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: IGN join the dots and explain the connections in the shared universe of The Conjuring movies Vanity Fair talk about The Terror and discuss how it diverges from classic horror tropes …

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Look Out For … The Plague by Kevin Chong

The Plague by Kevin Chong - cover

“Exploring the themes in Camus’ original story,  Chong thrusts his characters into the current political and cultural arena with exciting results.”   It started with the rats dying in record numbers. Then other small animals began to die. When people start suffering from flu-like symptoms, they know something is wrong. Dr Bernard Rieux desperately searches …

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