Category: Features

Look Out For … Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

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“With early buzz calling this book a cross between The Other, Gone Girl, and The Omen, we can’t wait to sink our teeth into it. “ Stay-at-home mom Suzette has her hands full trying to connect with her daughter Hanna. Seven-years-old, Hanna cannot—or will not—speak. On top of all of that, Suzette can’t shake the …

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Horror is Not a Dirty Word

Guillermo del Toro

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the book store, or walk into your local theater, horror is back. Well, it’s been back. For a while. No, horror didn’t just perform its own jump-scare and pop up from behind the sofa. This all started several years ago, maybe as long as a …

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Look Out For … The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

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“The concepts of this story; the shadowless and the cult that worships them, loss of memory and strange powers that come with a heavy price, are epic and universal, with horrific implications.”   In the near future, at a market in India, a man’s shadow disappears. He’s not alone with this phenomenon, as others around …

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Searchlight: Zodiac

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If there’s one word that effectively sums up Robert Graysmith, that word is obsessed. You really can’t blame the guy for being obsessed with the Zodiac killer. From the very beginning of the investigation, Graysmith was there, as the San Francisco Chronicle was just one of the three papers the elusive killer sent his cryptic …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 7 May 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: Den of Geek explain why the remake of The Blob was one of horror’s most underrated films The Guardian talk up the casting of Joan Collins in American Horror Story …

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Look Out For … The Anomaly by Michael Rutger

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“Amateur archaeologists, a hidden cave in the Grand Canyon, strange artifacts and unspeakable horrors that defy the imagination; Rutger’s debut has all the trappings of a suspense-filled page-turner we can’t wait to read.” Host of The Anomaly Files, Nolan Moore, is on the hunt for a decades-old conspiracy at the Grand Canyon. With a TV …

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Searchlight: Thrill Me

Thrill Me by Benjmain Percy

Reading fiction serves many purposes. It can be informative, enlightening, it can even be life-changing. But above all else, it can be fun, or as Benjamin Percy claims, thrilling. The books he has loved over the years are those that thrilled him; stories that kept him turning the pages long into the night, unable to …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 30 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: Bloody Disgusting feature a piece in homage to the outstanding TV adaptation of Dan Simmons’ The Terror Kotaku ask why film adaptations of horror video games are almost always so …

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

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“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

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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: 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

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“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

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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 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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