Category: Features

Found: One Severed Head

I’ll tell you something, nothing kick-starts widespread killer-on-the-loose panic quicker than finding a severed head in a suburban shopping plaza dumpster. Well, I guess I hail from a pretty exciting enclave of morbid death and destruction, despite the disinterest that largely characterised my formative years, because that’s exactly the scenario that played out in and …

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A Publishers Guide to Editing

So, just what is this editing lark then? What’s it all about? And do writers really need editors? What, exactly, is the relationship between an author and his/her editor? Spectral Press’ Guide to Editing

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Meet The Reader: Jenny Jackson

Make up effects missing eye

If you’re wondering why on earth you might leave Jenny’s house with a gouged out eyeball we suggest you come on inside and read our latest Meet The Reader. Meet The Reader: Jenny Jackson

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How to cope with writer’s block

Twins of Evil by Shaun Hutson

Shaun Hutson tackles an issue dear to most of us writers in his latest instalment of The Gorefather. How to cope with writer’s block

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Christmas Ghost Stories

Christmas Eve is mere hours away, so what more could the self respecting horror fan ask for than a Simon-Marshall Jones led journey into the murky past and an exploration into Victorian ghost stories? Christmas Ghost Stories

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Top 10 gifts for the discerning horror reader or writer

A few days ago we presented our top 10 horror gifts under a tenner. Today it’s all about gifts for the more discerning reader. Do you have a spare $65,000 lying around? If so there’s something for you!  If not there are fortunately a host of more affordable gifts, so do click on inside and …

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How to increase comic sales: Create a moral panic

Swamp Thing

In my last column I suggested that there might be a link between declining sales in comics and the rise in status of the newly respectable ‘graphic novel’. The comic is no longer a throwaway item aimed at sub-literate degenerates, it’s a recognised artistic medium and a tool for encouraging youngsters to read. As a …

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Top 10 Horror Gifts: Under A Tenner

Struggling for inspiration as the run-up to Christmas draws alarmingly near? Don’t worry Simon Marshall-Jones is here just in time to provide you with a list of horror treats for all your friends and family. Top 10 Horror Gifts: Under A Tenner

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The Tracks of My Fears: Confessions of a Horror Movie Music Collector

Halloween

The soundtrack CD for Hammer’s 1973 production The Satanic Rites of Dracula arrived in the post the other day and as I removed its cellophane wrapper I realised I hadn’t heard most of the music on it for the best part of thirty years, which also happens to be pretty much the length of time …

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