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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The history of horror is spread through-out the pages of hundreds and hundreds historical reference guides, some penetrating deep into the darkness, while others simply skim the surface.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

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“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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Searchlight: It’s Alive!

It's Alive! - Cover

Long before he was melting faces with his blistering guitar solos for Metallica, Kirk Hammett was a lifelong horror geek. Through the decades, Hammett has amassed an impressive collection of horror memorabilia, including rare horror and science fiction movie posters. It’s Alive!: Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Movie Posters from the Kirk Hammett Collection boasts a …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 19 Mar 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: Collider pick out ten psychological thriller movies guaranteed to mess with your head Cinema Blend sidestep the hits and pick out the misses in horror cinema Barnes and Noble …

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Look Out For … Figures Unseen by Steve Rasnic Tem

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“Tem has this powerful ability to blend genres seamlessly while engaging the reader at a personal level with stories unlike anything you’ve ever read.”   A father and son go on a strange downtown “fishing” trip, suburban backyard nightmare fuel with skinned rabbits, a young boy cannot escape his bad dreams of trees and his …

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Searchlight: The Werewolf

The Werewolf by Montague Summers

When you run out of stories to read about a monstrous subject, sometimes it’s best to visit the folklore that fuels those tales. When it comes to the werewolf, there’s a ton of fiction out there, but not much of it is very good. Fortunately for us, the best werewolf fiction out there delivers the …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 19 Mar 2018

American Werewolf in London

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: Thrill list feature eighteen must see 80s horrors  The Verge preview forthcoming horror movie What Keeps You Alive  and focus on the art that makes the film Nightmare Magazine has …

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Look Out For … The Spirit Photographer by Jon Michael Varese

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“The Spirit Photographer explores a con-artist facing the supernatural, which opens the door for dark character development against the backdrop of the emotional lure of the chance for others to see their lost loved ones again.”    Edward Moody is a con-man. Setting up shop in 1870’s Boston, he uses the new technology of photography to …

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Searchlight: Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King

Some writers thoroughly enjoy the editing process. They love going through their rough drafts and picking them apart line by line, word by word, polishing the draft to prepare it for submission. Other writers loath the necessary evils of editing. The creative process is their true joy in writing, and all that editing just feels …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 12 Mar 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 pick out five excellent gateway films to Spanish horror cinema Fan site, Winter is Coming preview AMC’s new Arctic horror series, The Terror Kirkus picks out thirteen YA …

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