Look Out For … Diviner by Dawn G. Harris

Diviner by Dawn G. Harris - cover

“A gifted but reluctant psychic tormented by an ethereal boy, a mysterious book, unexplained deaths … this has all the makings for a creepy page-turner. “ Clarissa Davenpo­rt’s childhood psychic ability of being able to see other’s true nature twisted on their faces has returned without warning. Then she has a strange stalker … a …

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Searchlight: The View from the Cheap Seats

The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman

As much as we can learn from reading fiction from writers we admire, sometimes it’s the truth of the matter that speaks to us the most. Admired by millions, bestselling author Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Stardust, Neverwhere) is a living legend. For me, his Sandman comic series is one of the best series I’ve ever …

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TIH 190 Laird Barron on Almost Dying in Alaska Twice, The Origin of Ideas, and Goals for 2018

TIH 190 Laird Barron on Almost Dying in Alaska Twice, The Origin of Ideas, and Goals for 2018

In this podcast Laird Barron talks about his forthcoming novel Blood Standard, the connection between horror and crime fiction, violence in horror, and much more. Original photo credit: Jessica M. ‘Laird Barron and the upstart pup, Valentina.’ About Laird Barron Laird Barron, an ex-pat Alaskan, is the author of several books, including The Imago Sequence and …

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Book Review: Wrestle Maniacs, edited by Adam Howe

Wrestle Maniacs, edited by Adam Howe - cover

“There is something for everyone in this impressive and thoroughly entertaining collection from some of the best names writing speculative fiction today.” An anthology of speculative fiction all sharing one thing in common, the central theme of this themed anthology; wrestling. It could only be the brainchild of the guy behind Die Dog or Eat …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 5 Feb 2018

Selfie from Hell

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 Guardian have a feature article warning of the curse of the viral film in the horror industry Gaming site IGN dig up Marvel horror anime movies that you’ve …

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Book Review: Speculations by Joe McKinney

Speculations by Joe McKinney - cover

“Whether it is horror of a supernatural nature or real-life horror, this collection has it all. Joe McKinney skillfully weaves entertaining, thought-provoking, character-driven stories that will take hold of the reader’s imagination – and not let go.” Nominated for four Bram Stoker awards, winning two (2014 for Superior Achievement in a YA Novel for Dog Days …

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News Round-up Week Ending 2 Ferbuary 2018

HELL CANDIDATE

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Graham Masterton’s classic political horror The Hell Candidate to be brought back into print by Telos Publishing Graham Masterton’s 1982 political horror, written to coincide with the Reagan presidency is being revived and re-released by Telos …

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Look Out For … Widow’s Point by Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar

Widow's Point - Richard Chizmar and Billy Chizmar - cover

“Collaborating for the first time with his son Billy Chizmar, any new release from this author is a must-have.”   Some of the residents of Harper’s Cove believe the Widow’s Point Lighthouse is cursed. Some think it’s haunted. For over 150 years, over two dozen people have died around the lighthouse. Their deaths remain unexplained. …

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Streaming Screams: The Premium Blend

Invasion-of-the-Body-Snatchers

A recent conversation on social media prompted a close examination of the direct relationship between horror fiction and science-fiction. Not that this hasn’t been examined before, in much greater detail, by others taking a more scholarly approach. The simple statement is that yes, the two genres are more closely related than suggested by whatever Venn …

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

Books of Blood by Clive Barker, Vol 1

One of my favorite places in all the world when I was growing up was the local Walden Books. This is back when horror was actually a separate genre, shelved apart from science-fiction and not lumped together with general fiction. Once a month I’d go there and search through the titles, looking for anything new …

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TIH 189: Laird Barron on Blood Standard, Crime and Horror Fiction, and Violence in Horror

TIH 189 Laird Barron on Blood Standard, Crime and Horror Fiction, and Violence in Horror

In this podcast Laird Barron talks about his forthcoming novel Blood Standard, the connection between horror and crime fiction, violence in horror, and much more. Original photo credit: Henry Stampfel About Laird Barron Laird Barron, an ex-pat Alaskan, is the author of several books, including The Imago Sequence and Other Stories; Swift to Chase; and Blood Standard. Currently, Barron …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 29 Jan 2018

TheRitual

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: iO9 have a trailer and short feature article, ahead of the Netflix release of The Ritual, in mid-February The New York Times explore the truth behind the new horror movie, Winchester, …

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Book Review: Hardened Hearts, edited by Eddie Generous

Hardened Hearts, edited by Eddie Generous - cover

“A brave anthology which does away with binary concepts of gender, love and sex, instead presenting the reader with love that is realistic, heartfelt, though at times, naturally, stepping into the fantastical.” Hardened Hearts begins with a foreward by James Newman (Animosity, Ugly as Sin) where he describes love, with assistance from a number of …

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News Round-up Week Ending 26 January 2018

Bungalow_house

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Thomas Ligotti’s The Bungalow House available for pre-order on limited edtion LP Read by Jon Padgett (The Secret of Ventriloquism), Thomas Ligotti’s story, The Bungalow House,  is chillingly brought to life on a new limited edition LP. The …

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TOD 028 Gwendolyn Kiste: Quaffing Your Fear Like Fine Wine

In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Gwendolyn Kiste, author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe and Pretty Marys All in a Row. The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird is a unique immersive one-day event featuring approximately 12 hours of panels, readings, signings and social activities centered around contemporary Weird and speculative fiction. The …

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