News Round-up Week Ending 13 April 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing readying Patrick Lacey’s Bone Saw for 15 May release Bone Saw, the new novel by Patrick Lacey (Dream Woods, We Came Back), is the story of Liam Carpenter, a normal guy whose life descends …

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Look Out For … Compulsory Games by Robert Aickman

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“While all Aickman’s stories are excellent, it’s high time for a volume containing the best of the best.”     Robert Aickman’s fiction is in a class by itself. His self-proclaimed “strange stories” are indeed among the strangest tales ever written. Within the pages of his stories, you will not find the common tropes we …

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Tattered Tomes: Volume Two of Clive Barker’s The Books of Blood, Revisited

Books of Blood, Volume 2 by Clive Barker

Already smitten by the first volume of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood series, when volume two hit the streets it was an instant purchase. The book was a treat to myself, a present for raising my GPA enough to justify my parents paying for my college education. The book couldn’t have come at a better …

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TIH 200: Celebrating 5 Years and 200 Episodes of the This Is Horror Podcast with Michael David Wilson, Bob Pastorella, and Dan Howarth

TIH 200 Celebrating 5 Years and 200 Episodes of the This Is Horror Podcast with Michael David Wilson, Bob Pastorella, and Dan Howarth

In this podcast Michael David Wilson, Bob Pastorella, and Dan Howarth celebrate five years and 200 episodes of the This Is Horror Podcast. Show notes [02:40] Israel Finn message [10:00] Episode one with Jennifer Lynch [17:25 If starting over what would be done differently [26:45] Episode two with David Moody [29:45] Episode seven with Booked. …

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Searchlight: Horror Literature Through History

Horror Literature Through History edited by Matt Cardin

The history of horror is spread through-out the pages of hundreds and hundreds historical reference guides, some penetrating deep into the darkness, while others simply skim the surface. One could spend a small fortune collecting these tomes as part of their horror education and, considering out of print books or guides in the ‘collectable’ market, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 9 Apr 2018

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado: The Economist eulogises about the crafting of the concepts in new John Krasinski film, A Quiet Place Deadline Hollywood feature Ryan Murphy’s revelations of what and who to expect in American …

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News Round-up Week Ending 6 April 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New tribute anthology, C.H.U.D. Lives!, released through Crystal Lake Publishing 27 April Set in the universe first imagined in the 1984 sci-fi horror film, C.H.U.D., this new anthology from Crystal Lake Publishing includes C.H.U.D. related stories from authors …

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TOD 034 The Outer Dark Symposium 2018 Friday Night Readings Presented by WordHorde Featuring Rios de la Luz, Michael Griffin, Scott R Jones, Tiffany Scandal, and Ross E. Lockhart

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In this podcast The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018 kicks off with Friday Night Readings Presented by Word Horde featuring Rios de la Luz, Michael Griffin, Scott R Jones,  and Tiffany Scandal. This episode was recorded live on Friday March 23, 2018 at The Plaza Suites Santa Clara. The podcast also includes an …

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TIH 199: Josh Finney on Casefile Arkham, Dark Life Lessons, and Graphic Novel Writing

TIH 199 Josh Finney on Casefile Arkham, Dark Life Lessons, and Graphic Novel Writing

In this podcast Josh Finney talks about Casefile Arkham, Dark Life Lessons, Graphic Novel Writing, and much more. About Josh Finney Josh Finney is an author of horror, gritty sci-fi, and neo-noir. He is 5’6”, weighs 155 lbs on a full bladder, and has black hair that is slowly going silver. His works include: Casefile: Arkham, …

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Look Out For … Godfall and Other Stories by Sandra M. Odell

Godfall and Other Stories by Sandra Odell - cover

“If you’re on the hunt for a fresh voice on the scene that’s a little different from the ordinary, Godfall and Other Stories by Sandra M. Odell is probably an excellent place to start. “   A new collection featuring 22 stories, some previously published, others new to this publication, shifting from dark fiction, weird …

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Book Review: One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning by David Moody

One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning by David Moody - cover

“Moody has created a brilliantly tense novel that, while sharing DNA with John Carpenter’s seminal The Thing in that it’s effectively a single location exercise in paranoia and mistrust, is very much its own tale.”   Ever since the first Autumn novel appeared online way back in 2001, David Moody has steadily and decisively become …

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Searchlight: The Art of Character

The Art of Character

There’s no denying today’s fiction in any medium is character driven. The people that inhabit our fictional worlds must be relatable and compelling enough to allow the story to come to life. Yet, characterization is as complex as we are, covering a vast range of emotions and psychological factors with infinite degrees of latitude, not …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 2 Apr 2018

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado: IGN join the dots and explain the connections in the shared universe of The Conjuring movies Vanity Fair talk about The Terror and discuss how it diverges from classic horror tropes …

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TIH 198: Chris Kelso on Life Lessons, Hybrid Stories, and Worst Writing Advice

TIH 198: Chris Kelso on Life Lessons, Hybrid Stories, and Worst Writing Advice

In this podcast Chris Kelso talks about early life lessons, hybrid stories, the worst writing advice, and much more. About Chris Kelso Chris Kelso is an award-winning genre writer, editor, and illustrator from Scotland. His short stories and articles have appeared in magazines and journals across the UK, US, and Canada, including SF Signal, Lovecraft ezine, Daily …

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News Round-up Week Ending 30 March 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Artist Lyndon White begins kickstarter for Call of Cthulu adaptation to ‘concertina book’ Following his successful kickstarters for last year’s releases of Dracula and Dante’s Inferno, artist Lyndon White has this time turned to the work of Lovecraft for …

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