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Look Out For … After The End of the World by Jonathan L. Howard

After the End of the World by Jonathan L. Howard

“The long-awaited sequel to Jonathan L. Howard’s Carter & Lovecraft is just the perfect thing to round out this chilly autumn season.”   An alternate history where the Cold War never happened. The Nazi’s are in control, ruling behind the ruins of the Iron Curtain. In the Unfolded World, monsters are all too real, and things …

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The Elvis Room: Heart Attack Hotel

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Every hotel has one. The room they keep free just in case a high-profile guest appears from nowhere, ready to sprinkle a little of their celebrity stardust onto the establishment. But what if you’re desperate? If you have nowhere else to go? The hotel would have to let you stay there, right? What could possibly …

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Look Out For … The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

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 “Whenever a writer is compared to the likes of Margaret Atwood, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Jeff VanderMeer, with dystopian, hard-hitting fiction, everyone should take notice. “   ‘The Group’. All men, no women. Nathan narrates this tale, and continuously reshapes his role as storyteller. The strange epidemic killed all the women, and now even …

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Tattered Tomes: Ghost Story by Peter Straub, Revisited

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If it wasn’t for Stephen King’s massive horror book Danse Macabre, I might not have ever read Ghost Story, or even heard of Peter Straub. I’ll save Danse Macabre for another column, as here we will dive deep into the deep end with the first Peter Straub novel I ever read. Sure, I’d seen Ghost …

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Searchlight: John Carpenter

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He does not need an introduction. John Carpenter is one of the Masters of Horror. A maverick, visionary, and extremely influential, Carpenter’s work taps into the visceral, primal fears we all know too well, driving our nightmares with iconic imagery and pulse-pounding suspense, with his tongue firmly in cheek for a lot of it. He …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 30 Oct 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: The New York Times charts the rise and rise of horror at the box office Rotten Tomatoes finds out about Tobin Bell’s (The Saw Series) all-time top five horror movies …

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The State of the Horror Address: October 2017

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Horror is having a stellar year in 2017. Last year, many prophesized the death of horror, the death of the horror novel, the death of the horror film, and like a phoenix rising from the ashes of all those burned dreams, we find that horror is not only alive and well, but kicking ass and …

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Look Out For … Dark Masques, edited by J.N. Williamson

Dark Masques, edited by J.N. Williamson

“When a long out-of-print anthology resurfaces, especially one of this caliber, it’s time for readers to rejoice with the knowledge that yes, someone out there remembers the horror classics. “ We all wear masks. Some times to hide our hidden desires, other times to blend in with the crowd. Occasionally, these masks slip, and reveal …

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Hardwired for Fear: Why We Love to be Scared

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  Can you feel it? That buzz in the air, as the temperatures start to fall and the leaves on the trees begin to decay? You can smell wood smoke on the breeze, wafting forth as the clouds part, revealing the witches moon and ensconcing Halloween firmly within the framework of the season. That tremor …

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Searchlight: The Occult

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It’s impossible to dive into horror without at some point crossing into occult territory. God, the devil, angels, demons, ceremonial magick, pagan rituals—the eternal fight of good vs. evil—it’s all linked together with a history as long as mankind, and more diverse than you can imagine. Intertwined with religion and spirituality, the occult forms the …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 23 Oct 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: Indiewire looks at the top 20 foreign language horror movies of the 21st Century Gizmodo’s IO9 team offer up 10 obscure cult horror movies that horror connoisseurs  should be …

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Look Out For … High Moon, Vol. 1: Bullet Holes and Bite Marks

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Look Out For … High Moon, Vol. 1: Bullet Holes and Bite Marks “If you’re looking for Weird Western Werewolf action, High Moon has got you covered.” Bounty hunter Matthew Macgregor rides into Blest, Texas. Drought and famine has hit the community hard. The temperature keeps rising, but at night, there’s something unnatural roaming and …

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Midnight Mix-Tape: October 2017 – Halloween

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Uncle Jake’s here to hook you up with some of the latest and greatest horror short stories available online right now.  Stories that will challenge, evolve, and redefine what horror is, and what it will become.  These are themed mix-tapes of fear, dread, danger, and gore, lovingly curated just for your reading pleasure. It’s Halloween, …

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Searchlight: John E. Douglas

Fans of serial killer fiction will instantly recognize the name Jack Crawford. Head of the Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, Agent Crawford sent Will Graham off on the hunt for Francis Dolarhyde in Red Dragon, and let Clarice Starling pick Hannibal Lecter’s mind in Silence of the Lambs. Thomas Harris based Crawford’s character on his …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 Oct 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: Rob Zombie’s Halloween – What Worked And What Didn’t Jennifer Tilly Talks Cult Of Chucky Max Landis Talks American Werewolf Remake New Gremlins Poster Loaded With Horror Easter Eggs …

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