Making a Murderer, Steven Avery, and the Irrational State

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 “According to the information obtained and presented by Netflix, we the jury find the defendant Steven A. Avery… not guilty.” Unless you’ve been living under a rock or your Netflix payment information needs to be updated, you’ve most likely seen or at least heard of the Netflix original series Making a Murderer which has received …

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News Round-up Week Ending 22 April 2016

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Here’s a selection of some of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week… Hellboy’s Doug Jones To Star In Nosferatu ‘remix’ David Lee Fisher’s new take on F.W. Murnau’s classic 1922 Nosferatu has announced that Doug Jones, best known to horror fans for his work in Hellboy and Pan’s …

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The Cutting Room – The Mist (TV Series)

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It’s a hot, lazy day, perfect for a cookout, until you see those strange dark clouds. Suddenly a violent storm sweeps across the lake and ends as abruptly and unexpectedly as it had begun. Then comes the mist… creeping slowly, inexorably into town, where it settles and waits, trapping you in the supermarket with dozens …

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Book Review: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

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“A chilling indictment of modern society seen through the prism of ancient customs” In this day and age, it’s difficult to conceive that anything that went on in the world, particularly in America, would be able to escape the glare of the seemingly omnipotent social media network, and on the whole you’d be right. Thomas …

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Witches In Horror Cinema

Something wicked this way comes… With the recent cinematic release of Robert Eggers’ The Witch, we started to think about the history of witches in genre cinema and decided to take a look back. One thing that is very clear about witches on celluloid is that they seem to fall into two very distinct descriptive …

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Look Out For… The Doll Master & Other Tales Of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates and Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt

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Look Out For… The Doll Master & Other Tales Of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates “The tight, controlled prose makes the emerging dread in these stories the more profound.” Six terrifying tales to chill the blood from the unique imagination of Joyce Carol Oates. A young boy plays with dolls instead of action figures. But …

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Book Review: Mojo Rising by Bob Pastorella

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“There’s an intoxicating narcotic noir tone to Mojo Rising” The great thing about novellas is that they don’t have the luxury of easing the reader into the story, of gently introducing characters and situations before getting down to business. Instead they need to grab the reader by the lapels and pull them right in, and …

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TIH 089: Iain Rob Wright on Self Publishing, Writing Full Time and Editing

In this podcast Iain Rob Wright talks about his self publishing journey and success, full time writing, editing, working with Infected Books and much more. About Iain Rob Wright Iain Rob Wright is from the English town of Redditch, where he worked for many years as a mobile telephone salesman. After publishing his debut novel, The …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 18 April 2016

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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: Horror Most Profound: The Many Layers to Alfred Hitchcock’s Classic ‘The Birds’ Fear of the Unknown: Ten Horror Titles That Almost Were! What Modern Horror Filmmakers Can Learn from …

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News Round-up Week Ending 15 April 2016

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Here’s a selection of some of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week… Trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn Fashion Horror The Neon Demon Hits Online The first trailer has launched online for the much anticipated Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives) supermodel horror film The Neon Demon, and …

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With The Benefit of Hindsight: April Fool’s Day (1986)

Guess who’s going to be the life of the party? With the first day of April being the yearly celebration of japes, pranks and general foolhardiness, it’s fitting that we begin our journey of retrospectives on the horror films of yesteryear right here. When the film came out in 1986, it was advertised with a …

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The Cutting Room – Flight 7500

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On a flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo, a plane is shaken by severe weather. When the turbulence subsides, a passenger suddenly dies and a supernatural force is unleashed, overtaking the passengers as they desperately fight to figure out what it is and how to stop it. Why we’re looking forward to this: We’ve seen …

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