Category: Features

5 Classic Horror Movies (and an XXX Parody)

BC Furtney has been trying to get banned or censored from This Is Horror for the past thirteen months. We finally decided to censor him when he tried to put a link to a full-length porn feature into his latest column. For a run-down of 5 Classic Horror Movies and some context you are best …

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Are you the reason outsiders look down on horror?

One of the common complaints I hear from those who love the horror genre is the lack of respect given to it from those who read literary works. There appears to be an ill-informed assumption from these so-called literary snobs and those who don’t read horror material, that it’s all about zombies, vampires, werewolves and …

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What Return of the Living Dead taught us about horror

There are so many things that the iconic Return of the Living Dead has done for horror. Here, JD Gillam explores just a few of them. 11 Firsts from Return of the Living Dead

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Prometheus is here, so let’s look back at Alien

To mark the premiere of Prometheus, Simon Marshall-Jones looks back on the legendary 1979 sci-fi horror, Alien. Looking back at Alien (before Prometheus lands)  

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China Miéville, Joseph D’Lacey and Mark Morris

Simon Marshall-Jones provides us an account of the January This Is Horror fiction event, from the perspective of the horror host. Event Report: China Miéville, Joseph D’Lacey and Mark Morris

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Tim Marquitz speaks about Four in the Morning

A brand new collection from four new horror writers is set to land on June 1 2012. Four in the Morning will see a story from Lincoln Crisler, Tim Marquitz, Malon Edwards and Edward M. Erdelac. To commemorate the launch of this collection, This Is Horror have invited the writers to share their thoughts on …

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Meet The Reader: Jay Eales

Meet comic book aficionado Jay Eales: fan, writer, journalist and publisher. He recently moderated a comic-related panel at the 2012 Alt Fiction event, as well as giving a talk about small press comics at the States of Independence event in Leicester. Not to mention recently guest-lecturing a writing class on comic scriptwriting. You could, perhaps, …

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The importance of comic book covers (and the paradox of clichés)

Jasper Bark explains just why comic book covers may be both the most important and best covers of all. The importance of comic book covers

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The rapid decline of monster movies (and can Dirty Harry cure world hunger?)

What on earth does Dirty Harry have to do with monster movies, decline or otherwise? You better take a walk onto The Bloodstained Balcony and find out. The rapid decline of monster movies

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The Top 10 Vampire Movies

Today we welcome Sam Stone, award-winning author of The Vampire Gene series to This Is Horror to discuss ten of her favourite vampire films. The Top 10 Vampire Movies

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BC Furtney’s Year of Horror

Well, here we are. This is a milestone of sorts, as you’re reading the twelfth instalment of my column, Horror of Babylon. Which, of course, marks one year of bloodshed & mayhem featured exclusively here at This Is Horror. A more gracious web host, I can’t imagine. I remember discussing the idea of such a …

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Can we really trust reviews?

Reviews: it’s what writers and publishers alike both love and dread. A good review can brighten anyone’s day, as it validates all the effort that’s been put into the work and rewards the faith that the publisher had in the writer’s talent. It can also lead to more sales, which is always something to be …

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Film to Book Adaptations

The book business calls them novelisations. That is the act of turning a film script into a novel. In truth they can turn out to be more like that old adage of trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Novelisations

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10 English Horror Writers

Today is both St George’s Day and World Book Night. With that in mind, it seemed highly appropriate that we bring you this list of ten horror authors that have helped shape horror fiction into the joyous creation that we know and love today. It’s worth noting that this is neither an extensive nor a …

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Horror Hosts

In his latest instalment of Injured Eyeballs, Jasper Bark talks about Horror Hosts and the legendary Rod Serling. Injured Eyeballs: Horror Hosts

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