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Tales of the Weak and the Wounded

Tales of the Weak and the Wounded by Gary McMahon

Fresh off the back of winning a brace of This Is Horror awards, acclaimed author Gary McMahon’s new collection Tales of the Weak and the Wounded is available to pre-order as of 14 February 2012 [The perfect Valentine’s Day gift – Editor]. Published by American outfit Dark Regions Press, the collection promises to be a …

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The Best of Body Horror

The Mammoth Book of Body Horror

Next month sees the launch of the latest in the series of horror sub-genre collections from Mammoth. This time readers are in for treat as body horror becomes the focus. The Mammoth Book of Body Horror is edited by British Fantasy Award nominated editors Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan and tracks the history of body …

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Ryan Shore Interview

The first in our brand new Hear Horror section ‘Behind The Sound’ is with none other than the nephew of Howard Shore and composer of many great new horror scores Ryan Shore. Behind The Sound: Ryan Shore

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Ink on Ink: Jan Moat

We continue our Ink on Ink interview series with Jan Moat of Identity Tattoo Studio. Jan Moat Interview

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Ink on Ink: Simon Marshall-Jones

Let’s be honest, it was only a matter of time until our heavily tattooed columnist Simon Marshall-Jones made an appearance in our tattoo-centric Ink on Ink section. Simon Marshall-Jones Ink on Ink Interview

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Grimm Up North turns Japanese

Shogun Assassin

The organisers of the Grimm Up North film festival have announced the latest in their series of twice-monthly horror double bills. The next event entitled Samurai Splatter Double Bill will be held on 17 February 2012 and will feature Shogun Assassin and Baby Cart to Hades. Shogun Assassin has been banned, condemned and censored in …

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Snow forecast for the UK this spring!

Snowtown

March 2012 sees the release of gritty Australian horror film Snowtown. Available from Revolver Entertainment, the film has been described as harrowing and brutal by critics both here and in Australia. Based on a true event, Snowtown tells the compelling story of Australian serial killer John Bunting. Set in Adelaide in the 1990s, John Bunting …

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Meet The Writer: Weston Ochse

If you haven’t read Weston’s work you’re in for a treat. But first, why not read out Meet The Writer interview with him? Weston Ochse Interview

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Spectral Press announce new novella series

The Respectable Face of Tyranny by Gary Fry

Spectral Press, since its inaugural chapbook publication released in January 2010 (Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark), has made a deep impression in the world of genre small-press publishing, most notably for the excellence of the stories published, as well as the care lavished on the presentation and editing. However, like all such …

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Meet The Writer: Chuck Wendig

Today we are honoured to bring you an interview with Chuck Wendig as part of our Meet The Writer series. If you haven’t already, you should check out Chuck’s blog Terrible Minds it’s a great resource for established and aspiring writers. Interview: Chuck Wendig

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Meet The Writer: Samuel Bonner

What first attracted you to horror writing? When I was around eighteen and studying creative writing at London Metropolitan, a friend of mine gave me a copy of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, because he said there was a story in there that the film Candyman was based on (I’m a big horror film fan, …

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Win Prizes: Support This Is Horror

Thank you for reading This Is Horror, it really is a pleasure to watch the readership grow on a weekly basis. It is a testament to how much support the genre has on a global level (did you know our readership is split almost equally between the UK, US and Australia?). And whilst our columnist, …

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Ink on Ink: Shaun Jeffrey

Shaun Jeffrey, author of The Kult, Deadfall and Killers speaks about his tattoos in Ink on Ink. Ink on Ink: Shaun Jeffrey

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Zombie Writing! Non-Fiction Kindle Release

Zombie Writing

Zombie Writing from Rymfire Books is a non-fiction book with forty-four write ups from genre writers that offer their own tips, hints, opinions and styles about creating your own zombie story. Authors including David Moody, This Is Horror’s very own JD Gillam and Jasper Bark and has been put together by Armand Rosamilia. This guide …

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If you’re coming to the This Is Horror Event tonight…

Milburn House

If you’re coming to our This Is Horror event tonight at The University of Warwick, there’s free parking at Milburn House after 6:30pm. Alternatively parking is free all day on Milburn Hill Road – it gets pretty busy during the day but eases up after 5pm. Just to stress the event is NOT at the …

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