Re-Animator The Musical

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This year sees a huge dose of horror being brought to the Edinburgh Fringe. Stuart Gordon has resurrected his classic 1985 horror film Re-Animator as a musical and after a successful six month run it will be terrorising Edinburgh for the entire month of August. Re-Animator is the story of Herbert West, a medical student …

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No Rest for Those Who Can’t Sleep by Steve Rasnic Tem

You wake again in the middle of the night and for the moment don’t remember which house you’re in. You’ve moved only three times in forty years, but still, you can’t remember which house or when. The shadows don’t help you and turning on the light is a thing you cannot bear. Read more…

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TTA Press Announce Novella Series

Eyepennies

TTA Press have announced their own new line of novellas that will be launched very soon. TTA have taken this decision to try and promote high quality stories that were too long to fit into Black Static or Interzone but still deserved celebrating in their own right. The initial novellas will be written by authors …

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David Moody, John L Probert, Sam Stone and Jasper Bark – Live in Birmingham

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We are pleased to announced that John L Probert has been added to the This Is Horror Shock & Gore live event, next weekend, after Conrad Williams had to pull out due to unforeseen circumstances. This Is Horror are proud to present a brand new evening of horror literature at The Electric Cinema, Birmingham as …

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3 Must Read Horror Articles

Edvard Munch

It’s that time again – folk from across the globe just keep writing must read horror articles and so in turn we must showcase the very best for you, dear reader. So with that said, let’s get straight to it. This week on Must Read Horror Articles: Edvard Munch: a head for horror Whatever happened …

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Review: Last Days by Adam Nevill

Last Days is the latest and beefiest tome from British horror scribe Adam Nevill. It’s clear from the outset that this is Nevill’s most ambitious project to date, and in some ways, it’s also his most fascinating. Read more…

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Review: The Ritual

The Ritual is a gripping helter-skelter ride from the first page, where the reader is thrown headfirst into a nightmare-like situation. We’re introduced to a group of old friends (Hutch, Luke, Dom and Phil), who are in the Scandinavian wilderness for a walking holiday. However, it immediately transpires that two of the characters are struggling …

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The internet marketing cold caller and the problem with LOL

LOL is the nervous laugh of internet interaction. I doubt anyone is actually laughing out loud as they type it. If they were, given how most people use it, they’re either mentally deranged or a cackling comic book villain.  “Bank’s just foreclosed on the mortgage, could lose the house – LOL!” Read more…

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Review: Return of the Living Dead – Special Edition

John Russo, producer and co-writer of Night of the Living Dead, was very keen to cash in on the success of his smash hit midnight movie. So keen in fact that it only took him 17 years to get his sequel to the screen (a mere eight years longer than it took Romero to release …

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Review: Absentia

A lot of modern horror films are so similar that they often seem to be part of the same predictable story, and they create a lot of noise and thunder that signifies very little. So it’s always a bonus when a quiet, finely crafted little horror film comes along and offers something different. Read more…

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5 Must Read Horror Articles

Dawn of the Dead

It’s that time already – here are 5 tasty horror articles from around the web for your reading pleasure. This week on Must Read Horror Articles: Seven of the deadliest zombie hordes 50 genuinely creepy horror movies Bring on the blood-splattered bodies – the Tories are in power Rereading Stephen King: week three – The …

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Interview: Luke Walker

What first attracted you to horror writing? I’ve always had an interest in horror and the supernatural, plus I’ve always loved the mysteries involved in the latter. When I first started writing seriously (about fifteen years ago), I initially went the urban fantasy route but then found that my plots were becoming darker as they …

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Tomorrow evening’s event with David Moody, Joseph D’Lacey, Simon Bestwick and Jasper Bark

If you’re coming to our This Is Horror Premium Chapbook launch 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 …

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Spawn of Jaws: The Great Shark Movie Rip-Offs

This June sees the re-release, in selected cinemas across the UK, of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975). It’s a film that pretty much set its director on the road to fame and fortune while at the same time making a huge amount of money for Universal. Jaws was such a success that it generated a whole …

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What is a chapbook? (And why every horror reader should own at least one)

Today is International Short Story Day. We thought we’d do our bit and celebrate a literary art form that has undergone something of a revival recently – the chapbook. The chapbook is perhaps the short story in its ultimate form – a self contained, ordinarily limited and luxury edition. Find out a little bit about …

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