How to deal with bad reviews and learn from them

This month Simon Marshall-Jones explores bad reviews and the lessons that can be learnt. He also explains what not to do and how to tackle one-star sticklers. How to deal with a bad review and become a better writer

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Silent Voices Are Beginning To Whisper…

Silent Voices

This Is Horror award-winning author Gary McMahon cordially extends an invitation for you to join him back in the Concrete Grove, the terrifying estate where nightmares become reality. Solaris have announced that the second instalment in McMahon’s urban trilogy, Silent Voices is due to be released in the UK on 12 April. However our American …

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Interview: Gabrielle Faust

As part of our Read Horror – Meet The Writer series we hooked up with Gabrielle Faust, author of the vampire trilogy ‘Eternal Vigilance’. Meet The Writer: Gabrielle Faust

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The Living Dead Invade Blu-Ray

Return of the Living Dead

This June sees one of the classic zombie films make its bow on Blu-Ray. Dan O’Bannon’s cult 80’s masterpiece The Return of the Living Dead will be released as a special edition double DVD and as a steelbook packaged Blu-Ray. Both editions are crammed full of extra features that will gorehounds will really appreciate. The …

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Hush Finds A New Home On Kindle

Hush

February has seen the re-release of Gavin Williams and Tim Lebbon’s co-written dark fantasy novel Hush as an e-book. After being out of print for several years this chilling tale of post-apocalyptic fantasy is now available and ready to be unleashed on a whole new generation of readers. Hush is the story of Jacob and …

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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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Should writers worry about novel adaptations?

That’s the question that Shaun Hutson is tackling head on his latest instalment of The Gorefather. Specifically, the pulp veteran is looking at video games. Book to Video Game Adaptations

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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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Interview: Christa Faust

Alan Kelly’s at it again, this time he’s tracked down Christa Faust for an interview as part of our Women in Horror series. Interview with Christa Faust

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Tumblers by Simon Bestwick, Illustrated by Dan Henk

Our latest Flash Fear is from Simon Bestwick, author of The Faceless and is illustrated by the incredibly talented Dan Henk. Tumblers by Simon Bestwick  

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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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