This Is Horror Awards 2012 – A new award as requested by horror fans

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We’ve enjoyed quite the response thus far from horror fans worldwide sending in nominations for the This Is Horror Awards 2012 shortlist. Now, the good news is that you still have over the month to send in your nominations. The better news is that we’ve listened to your request for a brand new award, which …

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Interview: Atra Aeterna (Zack Mitchell)

Atra Aeterna is the solo musical project of Zack Mitchell, who creates haunting, cinematic pieces that blur the line between electronic and neo-classical music. Influenced by the likes of Akira Yamaoka and Clint Mansell, Zack seamlessly melds subtle fields of static warmth, complex piano melodies and dark atmospherics into a bleak and ethereal blend of …

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Interview: S.P. Miskowski

S. P. Miskowski’s supernatural horror novel Knock Knock is published by Omnium Gatherum Media and is on the shortlist for a Shirley Jackson Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Supernatural Tales 21, Horror Bound Online Magazine, Identity Theory, The Absent Willow Review, Other Voices and the anthology Detritus. She is a member of the speculative fiction group Wily Writers. Read more…

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News Round-up Week Ending 7 September

Resident Evil 6 downloadable demo Capcom have confirmed that from 18 September there will be a downloadable Resident Evil 6 demo for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. In the demo you can play as Leon S. Kennedy or Helena Harper and explore the corridors filled with victims of the latest bio-terrorist attack in Ivy University. Players will …

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FrightFest Review: Tulpa

Do you yearn for the heady days of early 1970s Italian exploitation? Of tales of faceless killers in long black coats and big hats despatching helpless victims in a variety of stylish, needlessly complicated and beautifully filmed ways? Read more…

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BC Furtney interviews Kate McGray

Ambition’s a funny thing. Sometimes, the goals that get us started aren’t the ones that inspire us to cross the finish line. That thing called Life always reserves the right to throw us a curve and send us in a direction we weren’t anticipating. When that happens, we can throw in the towel and call …

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4 Must Read Horror Articles

This week on Must Read Horror Articles: Horror in video games: a personal history History of Horror: Found Footage Five underrated horror movies C’mon Hollywood, make vampires scary again (or stake the genre in the heart) If you want more useful links like the must read horror articles we highlight every week, then please follow @ThisIsHorror …

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Pre-order Thin Men with Yellow Faces by Gary McMahon and Simon Bestwick

We are incredibly proud to announce that the second in the This Is Horror Premium Chapbook series is now available to pre-order. Landing on September 22 with a special launch event in Manchester, Thin Men with Yellow Faces promises to scare, challenge and entertain you, but please do not take our words for it see …

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This Is Horror Awards 2012 – Public Nominations Are Open

Last year the This Is Horror Awards 2011 were a great success – we received votes from across the world and were fortunate enough to have our Awards covered in a multitude of media. This year we’re back and the awards will be bigger and better than ever. The first stage of the This Is …

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FrightFest Review: Dead Sushi

Dead Sushi

We kick off our coverage of last week’s extravaganza, FrightFest 13 with a review of perhaps the most bat-shit-crazy-WTF film of them all. For those who like over-the-top splatterfests like Tokyo Gore Police, let us introduce you to the world of Dead Sushi. Read more…

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Love – a new room full of fears

We are very fortunate to welcome one of Britain’s best and bleakest horror authors to the This Is Horror team, Simon Bestwick. In his opening column for the ‘Heretic Songs’ series he has delivered one of the most personal columns ever to grace This Is Horror. Simon speaks on love and the fears that come …

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News Round-up Week Ending 31 August

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Dexter Early Cuts: All in the Family animated web series The webisodes are narrated by Michael C. Hall (who plays Dexter in the popular television series), illustrated by David Mack and written by the producer of Dexter Scott Reynolds. They tell important stories from Dexter’s history. The eerie Dexter soundtrack and Michael C. Hall’s narration will definitely …

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James Herbert – Scream Interview Preview

Today sees the publication of James Herbert’s latest novel, Ash. This is the third and final novel to feature parapsychologist, David Ash, who was previously seen in Haunted and The Ghosts of Sleath. To celebrate the publication of Ash we are delighted to bring you a preview of Michael Wilson’s interview with James Herbert which …

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Meet The Writer: Joe Mynhardt

Joe Mynhardt is a South African horror writer and teacher. He has dozens of short stories publications, and also tends to a tome of stories, comics, plays and movies scrapping for a chance to be written. Read more…

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Ramsey Campbell, Gary McMahon, Simon Bestwick and Conrad Williams – Live in Manchester

Ramsey Campbell, Gary McMahon, Simon Bestwick, Conrad Williams

We are incredibly pleased to announce that on Saturday September 22 we will celebrate the launch of our second chapbook Thin Men with Yellow Faces by Gary McMahon and Simon Bestwick with a very special event. The launch event will be taking place at MadLab in Manchester from 6:30pm and will run through to approximately 8:15pm. …

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