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The Crow Will Fly In April

Crow's Zero

Japanese horror flick Crow’s Zero will be released on DVD in the UK on 9 April. The latest offering from controversial director Takashi Miike is billed as the Japanese take on Fight Club and promises to be as visceral as his previous offerings Audition and Ichi The Killer. The story is based on the bestselling …

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World Book Day

Simon Marshall-Jones celebrates World Book Day with his favourite books. World Book Day – Celebrating Horror

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A Sneak Peak At Spectral

Spectral Press

In addition to announcing the paperback version of The Respectable Face of Tyranny, the lovely folks at Spectral Press have made the first chapter of the highly anticipated novella from Gary Fry available on their website. We here at This Is Horror highly recommend that you check out the sample chapter and pick up a …

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Remembering The Dead

Surviving The Dead

Following up from the success of his film The Dead, director/producer Howard J Ford has written a thorough and honest account of the trials and tribulations of making the cult hit film. Surviving The Dead tracks the Ford brother’s filmmaking journey through testimonials and on-set pictures that get under the skin of the cinematic processes …

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Something Fishy Up North

Sharktopus

The guys at Grimm Up North have put together another intriguing night of horror cinema for the delectation of horror fans in the North of England. The latest instalment in their line-up of events is the Roger Corman Double Bill on 16 March. The first film in the double bill is Corman’s World, an in-depth …

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Big News from Spectral Press

Spectral Press

The fantastic Spectral Press continue to expand and enhance their stellar line up in 2012. Today Spectral have announced that their latest novella The Respectable Face of Tyranny is now available in paperback and is now available for pre-order [Editor – although don’t forget if you want the hardback edition you can pre-order from the This …

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Celebrating the Heritage of Horror

13Hrs

March sees the start of the Heritage of Horror season over on Horror Channel. The line-up is a celebration of the finest British horror from the past and the present. Starting on 9 March, Horror Channel will be screening the pick of British horror including two UK TV premieres. First up is the 1973 subterranean …

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Joseph D’Lacey joins Proxima Books

Joseph D'Lacey Proxima Books

It is a pleasure for us to announce that Joseph D’Lacey is joining Proxima Books with a new novel Blood Fugue. Joseph is the author of Meat, Garbage Man and The Kill Crew, winner of the British Fantasy Society’s Sydney J. Bounds Award and has received praise from Stephen King. Proxima Books is a science …

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Ink on Ink: Shawn Conn

Next up in our Ink on Ink series is tattooist and illustrator Shawn Conn. Interview: Shawn Conn

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Art House Horror in Manchester

A Horrible Way To Die

Horror hounds in the North of England will be treated to a night of Art House Horror by the wonderful people at Grimm Up North on Thursday 23 February. The event will feature two films of undoubted quality that are sure to please the discerning horror fan. First on the bill is A Horrible Way …

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Meet The Writer: Alison Littlewood

Author of A Cold Season, Alison Littlewood joins us as part of our Meet The Writer series. Interview: Alison Littlewood

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Blood will be shed in February

Blood Ocean Front Cover

As 2012 trundles on, the book releases just keep on coming! Firstly, recent Meet The Writer participant Weston Ochse has announced the latest tome in his Afterblight Chronicles series. Blood Ocean is a stand-alone story in the Afterblight universe. It is the story of Kavika Kamalani, a young boy who finds one of his friends …

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A Piece of Horror History goes under the Hammer

Scenes from The Wicker Man

Are you a fan of The Wicker Man? Do you have a spare £200,000? If the answer to both of these questions is yes then you could be in for the best news you are ever going to hear! The Green Man pub, featured in the film is for sale! Well, that is to say …

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Resident Evil 6: New Details Revealed

Resident Evil 6

Following the recent release of the Resident Evil 6 trailer, developers Capcom continue to drip-feed us details about the plot of the game. Building on the intricate story built over the last five games, Resident Evil 6 brings back some old favourites and introduces a few new characters to boot. Set in the fictional Chinese …

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Meet The Writer: David Searls

What first attracted you to horror writing? Horror reading. I think my first contact with adult horror was an anthology of my dad’s called Shock! I read it when I was in the fifth grade. If I remember correctly, it included Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Small Assassin’ and Truman Capote’s ‘Miriam’. David Searls Interview

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