Category: Features

Look Out For … Behind the Door by Mary SanGiovanni

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“SanGiovanni’s special blend of rural occult horror promises to send a chill down our spines with an exciting character readers can’t get enough of.”    On the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey lies the rural town of Zarepath. Deep in the woods stands a door. Where it came from, and where it leads—no one …

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Searchlight: Where Nightmares Come From

Where Nightmares Come From

Many authors say you shouldn’t read books on how to write fiction. They feel writing is too subjective an art form to be narrowed down into a set of rules. While there’s a lot of truth in that sentiment, that statement also sounds like a rule, and you know what they say about rules. Personally, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 Jul 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: Netflix announce Ghoul, a new three-part horror series from India Buzzfeed look back through their childhood VHS library and pick out thirteen films which were more horror than kid-friendly Paste …

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Look Out For … Bone Parish by Cullen Bunn & Jonas Scharf

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“Cullen Bunn is one of the best writers working in the field of horror comics today, and this new title blending crime and horror has nightmare fuel written all over it. “ New Orleans has a serious problem with a new drug. Made from the ashes of the dead, dealers are starting wars to control …

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Streaming Screams: Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser

Leviathan- The Story of Hellraiser

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser was a game changer for horror movies. Iconic, influential, and inspiring numerous knockoffs and parodies, both Hellraiser and its sequel Hellbound rank high among the greatest modern horror films ever made. Part I of this two-part documentary is available to watch for SHUDDER subscribers and covers all the bases of the first …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 9 Jul 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: Taking their cue from The First Purge, IGN have a rundown of the best political horror movies Nerdist explain why Last House on the Left is still horror’s ‘gut punch’ after all …

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Look Out For … Ahab’s Return: or The Last Voyage by Jeffrey Ford

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“Jeffrey Ford is one the most imaginative writers in the business, and to see him tackle a sequel to one of the greatest novels ever written with his own style and flair should be a sight to behold.”   Captain Ahab lives! Yes, he survived his encounter with the whale. Sadly, rumors of his untimely …

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Audiofear: Hush

Hush

Talk to just about any writer you know about their mood music for writing and you’ll get every possible response. At one end of the spectrum you have those who avoid music altogether, the sound of the keys clacking away and the occasional slurp of the writing fuel of choice the only interruption to their …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 2 Jul 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: Slash film looks at A24’s recent horror releases from the perspective of the horror newbie and how their direction might be grasping a non-traditional audience Film School Rejects talk …

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Look Out For … Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach

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“Stripped right out of the headlines, and our collective fears, Auerbach’s Bad Man promises to make Ben’s hunt for his missing brother a one-way ticket to the bowels of hell.” You’ve got about a 48 hour window to find a missing person. For Ben, those 48 hours were the worst. He looked away for one …

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Injured Eyeballs: What the Fuck was Night Force?

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It’s been a while since I tended to this column, so I thought I better drop by, sweep away the cobwebs, dust the darkened corners and weed out the flowers from the Triffid beds. While I’m here, and seeing as you’ve been kind enough to drop by, I think it would also be a good …

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Tattered Tomes: Volume Three of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood

Volume Three of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood

It was sometime after seeing Hellraiser that I finally read Clive Barker’s third volume of his Books of Blood series. There was a glimmer of hope that nestled within the pages was a story that might shed some additional light on his first film. This was pre-internet, a strange time when information was at a …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 25 Jun 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: As he bows out of Ash Vs Evil Dead, Bloody Disgusting highlight six of Bruce Campbell’s best horror movie roles Gizmodo offer up six horror characters as deserving of a …

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Look Out For … The War in the Dark by Nick Setchfield

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“The War in the Dark by Nick Setchfield promises to combine thrilling international intrigue with the occult during the height of the Cold War in ways we’ve never seen before.” The Cold War, 1963. A botched assassination of a traitor forces British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter to escape London. With a mysterious woman named Karina …

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Searchlight: Writing Without Rules

Writing Without Rules by Jeff Somers

Spend any amount of time studying the craft of writing and you’ll come to realize that there are too many “rules”, and a lot of the time, these rules conflict and contradict each other. There are some standards that have withstood the test of time, such as “read, read, read”, but that seems more like …

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