Category: Features

Look Out For … Infidel by Pornsak PichetshoteI & Aaron Campbell

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“Former Vertigo editor and bestselling writer Pornsak Pichetshote has teamed with artist Aaron Campbell (The Shadow) to bring us a graphic tale as timely as our newspaper headlines, with a dangerous and sinister supernatural approach.” An American Muslim woman moves into a new building. Along with her neighbors from all cultures and races, she finds …

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Searchlight: Story Engineering

Story Engineering

Some writers have an innate ability to see the form of their stories instantly. They know the scope of the story, the characters, the plot points, where and when it takes place, when to begin the story, all those crazy twists and turns in the middle, and how to end the damn thing in a …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 15 Jan 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: The Daily Beast reveals how Insidious has pushed the boundaries of horror Film School Rejects encourage a second viewing of the recent adaptation of IT Hulu sign a deal with Blumhouse …

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Look Out For … Frankenstein: The 1818 Text (Penguin Classics)

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“Besides fostering the modern age of science-fiction, Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic horror story, evoking powerful dynamics as we see creator become monster, and monster become human.” Cadavers fresh from the grave, cobbled together with stitches, a mad doctor creates an abomination in his hidden laboratory. Using science to reanimate lifeless tissue, Victor Frankenstein’s obsessions …

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Streaming Screams: Modern Television and the Cinematic Style

Tony Soprano

We are in the Golden Age of television. There are more quality television shows running now than successful movies. Producers, directors, studios, and actors have noticed, shifting their creative focus to the glass box and away from the silver screen. Certainly, there are still great films being made, with a lot of the better films …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 8 Jan 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: Vulture have a quite astonishing list of horror highlights to watch out for in 2018 The Verge have a list of genre fiction releases coming in 2018 Paste Magazine …

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Look Out For … The Hunger by Alma Katsu

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“The Hunger provides us a chilling, albeit twisted, historical view of what could have actually happened; a “what-if” that aims to terrify as well as inform.” Ninety people. Men, women, and children, set on a new beginning at the other side of America … California. The terrain is relentless, but a new short-cut just might …

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Tattered Tomes: Revisiting The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

It was the biggest horror fiction collaboration ever. A venture so huge the publishers spent half a million (which was quite a lot for a release in 1984) promoting the book. Two horror writers, the best of the best at the top of their game, writing together for the first time. They were thinking bestseller …

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Look Out For … Cry Your Way Home by Damien Angelica Walters

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“One of the strongest voices in contemporary horror and weird fiction, Damien Angelica Walters has shifted from new kid on the block to established writer of the first degree in a short span of time. “ Once upon a time there was a monster. This is how they tell you the story starts. This is …

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Searchlight: Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Peter Biskind

As much as you hear the mantra to ‘read as widely as possible’, the concept applies to non-fiction as well. Inspiration comes where you find it, often in places we least expect it. Peter Biskind’s Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock ‘N’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood may not be the first place you look …

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Portugal’s Most Terrifying and Haunted Places: Quinta das Lágrimas

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Quinta das Lágrimas (the palace of tears) is a huge royal palace, now functioning as a five-star spa hotel, but peel back the skin and you will discover something altogether darker. Located on the edge of the city of Coimbra and likely built sometime in the 13th century, the palace played host to a number …

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Look Out For … The Children of Resurrection Gardens by Stone Wallace

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“Coming from a background of loving stories with strong, heroic characters, Wallace taps into real fears everyone can relate to. “ A quiet, scenic California town. The kind of place you’d want to settle in, start a family, and watch your kids grow up. But the kids in Clear Vista never really grow up. Strange …

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Searchlight: Jim Williams

Jim Williams

After finally experiencing Julie Ducournau’s excellent film Raw, checking out the soundtrack was next on the list. So much of my writing process revolves around music it’s become integral to the experience, and if there’s one thing most writers have in common, it’s our love of soundtracks. Jim Williams’ score for Raw is one of …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 18 Dec 2017

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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: Vanity Fair tap into why 2017 was such a stellar year for horror at the cinema Bloody Disgusting point us to a video about horror movies which may have …

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Look Out For … Angel of the Underground by David Andreas

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“This fish-out-water dropped into a dysfunctional family is the perfect setup for a creepy thriller tinged with danger.” A brutal triple murder forces the state to foster the remaining children of a Catholic group home in Long Island. Now living with a completely new, and quite dysfunctional, family, fifteen-year-old Robin Hills discovers her new family …

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