Let’s Play a Game – The Evolution of Fear in Video Games, Part II

Continuing on from our previous piece on early horror themes in video games, This is Horror moves on to look at how the creepy, the startling and the downright gory began to fill gamers’ screens as the 16-bit console and PC revolution firmly took hold. A New Age of Atmosphere Before the age of 16-bit …

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TOD A15 Gemma Files: Every Movie Is a Ghost Story

In this archival podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Gemma Files, author of the Shirley Jackson Award-winning novel Experimental Film. It was recorded on October 11, 2015 and originally aired on October 13, 2015. Show Notes Gemma Files goes behind the lens of her new standalone horror novel Experimental Film, its roots in her background as a film critic who has …

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The Cutting Room – Bed of the Dead

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A gruesome and bizarre romp about curious couples at a haunted sex club who find themselves imprisoned on a massive and massively evil mattress. Why we’re looking forward to this: Yes, it’s another one of those movies that part of you knows you really should avoid like the plague, but has such a preposterous premise …

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Audiobook Review: Fellside by M. R. Carey, Read by Finty Williams

“This is a sometimes uncomfortable book in the best ways, and its climax is satisfyingly brutal, ghostly and surprising.” M R Carey is probably best known for writing a number of successful comics (including an excellent adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere) and the breakout novel The Girl with All the Gifts. His new novel, Fellside, …

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Book Review: The Last Night by Mark Dunn

“If you are looking for a high octane adventure story which also offers new and interesting twists on classic ideas, look no further than to The Last Night.” The Last Night is the latest novel from Mark Dunn. Following on from the well-received A Girl in Mind, there are some parallels with his first novel, …

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TIH 101: Angela Slatter on Vigil, Fairy Tales and Jo Fletcher Books

In this podcast Angela Slatter talks about her brand new novel Vigil, working with Jo Fletcher, fairy tales and much more. About Angela Slatter Specialising in dark fantasy and horror, Angela Slatter is the author of The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, and Black-Winged Angels, as …

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Look Out For… Breaking Point by Kit Power and In The Shadow Of Frankenstein

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Look Out For… Breaking Point by Kit Power “Fans of Jack Ketchum, Jasper Bark or Clive Barker will find much to admire here.” A Cyclist is knocked unconscious on his way home and wakes up in a nightmare… A devoted husband begins to suspect all is not well with his marriage…  A desperate family man, …

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Book Review: The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

“If you’re looking for a story that will truly scare the hell out of you and skitter around the inside of your skull long after you’ve read the last word, you’ve found it in The Hatching.” As avid scholars of the dark and disturbing, we frequently call certain horror fiction and movies terrifying or horrifying. …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 11 July 2016

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: 5 Unmade Ray Harryhausen Films We Wish Existed 10 Politically Themed Horror Films Neil Marshall Talks Dark Signal Revisiting Cabin in the Woods Evil Dead II Kickstarter Board Game …

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News Round-up Week Ending 8 July 2016

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week… King’s Cell To Received UK Premiere At FrightFest The upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling Cell starring John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson is to receive its UK premiere at the London’s annual FrightFest on Thursday 25 …

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The Cutting Room – Model Hunger

Former pinup model Ginny had been cast aside by the heartless and exploitative modelling industry.  Ginny didn’t take rejection well and grew into a revenge-seeking, bloodthirsty, broken woman. When her new neighbours Debbie and Sal move in, Debbie begins to notice strange things going on—Sal believes she is mentally unstable, but Debbie becomes determined to …

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The Comforts of the Coffin: Finding Solace in Horror Cinema

The Comforts of the Coffin: Finding Solace in Horror Cinema There’s always something to worry about. If it’s not the political chaos caused by the recent referendum, there’s the fear that an asteroid could wipe out all life on earth, that a superbug will eradicate most of the population, or that the mega volcano under …

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