News Round-up Week Ending 12 December

King Season

Grimmfest announce Stephen King Season Manchester’s horror movie moguls have announced that they will be running a Stephen King season from Oxford Road’s Dancehouse in early 2015. Beginning 10 February, a host of Stephen King films will be shown at the old theatre. The line-up consists of: A Good Marriage, Carrie, Salem’s Lot, Creepshow and …

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The Cutting Room: The Woman in Black: Angel of Death & Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead

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The Woman in Black : Angel of Death Forty years on from the events that saw Arthur Kipps arriving at the Eel Marsh House, school teachers Eve Parkins and Jean Hogg lead a group of evacuee children from war torn London to take up residence in the mysterious old house. It is not long before …

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Look Out For… These Last Embers by Simon Strantzas and The Dark Heart of Peeping Tom

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Look Out For… These Last Embers by Simon Strantzas “Consider These Last Embers a must buy.” The inaugural launch of the Undertow Publications chapbook series, These Last Embers takes place in the dark recesses of the human soul, where nothing is more certain than the knowledge that you can never go home again. This sixteen-page …

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The Pyramid Competition

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This is Horror has teamed up with the makers of brand new film The Pyramid, to bring you an exciting competition. The Pyramid is directed by Grégory Levasseur and stars Inbetweeners actor James Buckley. The film  centres around a team of US archaeologists who discover an unusual pyramid in the Egyptian desert and the horrors that …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 8 December 2014

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Welcome once again to Must Read Horror, where we select five noteworthy horror articles in the hope that someone will read them. This week: Alien – Typseset in the Future Mobbed by the 3’s – Halloween III: Season of the Witch If It Takes a Little Digging: A Horror Fanatics Rant about the Good, Bad …

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Rocky Wood – Horror’s Gunslinger (1959–2014)

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Rocky Wood (1959–2014) was the fifteenth president of the Horror Writers Association (HWA). Rocky passed away as a result of complications from Motor Neurone Disease (MND), also known as ALS and Lou Gehrig’s disease, on 1 December 2014. He was first diagnosed with the progressive disease in October 2010. No one expected him to leave us …

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News Round-up Week Ending 5 December

Albion Fay

Albion Fay available for pre-order Spectral Press have announced the release of Albion Fay written by author Mark Morris, with a foreword by Adam Nevill. The story tells of the disturbing happenings that take place during one summer at a peaceful and isolated holiday house. Morris previous works include writing four books for the popular …

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The Cutting Room: Jennifer Help Us and Jurassic World

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Jennifer Help Us “Jennifer Help Us is a story about a vengeful high school senior, whose violent kidnapping of a fellow student, collides with her town’s haunted house and its brutal past. The feature length movie was shot in the tradition of the late 70′s early 80′s style horror films.” Why we’re looking forward to …

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Look Out For… Feral Things by Erin Cole and Strangers by David Moody

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Look Out For… Feral Things by Erin Cole “A gripping horror thriller exploring the werewolf as protagonist rather than just a beast.” Terror has claws and sharp teeth, but horror breeds in loathsome minds. A monster possesses Jamie Fisher, one with claws and sharp teeth. After waking in the Nevada desert, not sure of who …

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David Moody Competition

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To celebrate the release of David Moody’s new novel Strangers from Infected Books, we have a signed copy of the paperback version to give away to one lucky reader. As ever, all you have to do to have a chance of winning is send your answer to the question below along with your name and address to …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 1 December 2014

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Welcome once again to Must Read Horror. With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Bonfire Night well and truly behind us, there’s only Christmas to look forward to this year. That, and four more editions of Must Read Horror. This week: Hellraiser – Making Beauty Out of Body Horror Noteworthy Performances in Horror: Piper Laurie in Carrie The …

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This Is Horror Podcast Episode 022: Horror and Comedy with Jasper Bark and David James Keaton

In this podcast we sit down with two award-winning authors, Jasper Bark and David James Keaton, to discuss horror, comedy and the link between the two. Topics [02:22] Interview starts and participants de-robe (yes, you read that right) [04:55] The physicality of horror and humour [07:38] The Thai cooking analogy [12:24] Psycho [17:45] Worst date …

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