Film Review: In Order of Disappearance (2014)

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“Ridiculously Entertaining…” Nils Dickman (Skarsgard) is a snowplough driver in a remote Norwegian town. (And yes, his surname is considered as amusing in Norway as it would be in Britain, and for the same reason). At the start of the film, two things happen: Nils is named Citizen of the Year by his fellow townsfolk, …

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The Cutting Room: Lost Soul

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Lost Soul In 1996 an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ 1896 novel The Island Of Doctor Moreau was released to indifferent reviews, with many critics speculating that it could have been so much more. Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau is the story of just how much more it could have …

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Meet The Writer Interview: Tim Major

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Tim Major is the author of Carus & Mitch (Omnium Gatherum). His short stories have been published in horror and SF magazines, including Interzone. He blogs about reading and writing at Cosy Catastrophes. What first attracted you to horror writing? Tapping into basic fears is a great hook, both for readers and for writers. I …

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Film Review: Clown (2014)

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“Dark, creepy and nasty but has its tongue in its cheek.” When realtor Kent (Powers) finds a clown costume in a house he is trying to sell, he thinks he’s found the answer to his problems when the clown booked to entertain his son’s birthday party calls it off. Donning the suit, he saves the …

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What Is Horror?

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What Is Horror? Horror is an ancient art form. For as long as we’ve told stories around a fire, it’s likely a vast majority of those stories have been horror, or at least what we’d call horror today. Tales that terrify were probably used to educate the young in what danger lies ahead, and to …

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Look Out For… Dead Boys by Gabriel Squailia and Jews vs Aliens

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Look Out For… Dead Boys by Gabriel Squailia “Dead Boys heralds the arrival of a new and unique voice onto the scene.” A decade dead, Jacob Campbell is a preservationist, providing a kind of taxidermy to keep his clients looking lifelike for as long as the forces of entropy will allow. But in the Land …

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TIH 035: Josh Malerman on Bird Box, The ‘Horror’ Label and Overnight Success

In this podcast Josh Malerman talks about Bird Box, the Horror label, overnight success, music, comedy, horror soundtracks, live readings and so much more!  About Josh Malerman Josh Malerman is the author of the novel Bird Box and the novella Ghastle and Yule. He’s also the lead singer/songwriter for the band the High Strung. He lives …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 March 2015

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Welcome to Must Read Horror. The internet has been scoured once again for the week’s best horror articles, and the results are in: Evil Eighties: The Creepy Nursery Rhymes of Elizabeth Engstrom The 20 Greatest Original Horror Scores When Books Live at the Thrilling Intersection of Sci-Fi and Horror How to Make a Good Horror …

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News Round-up Week Ending 13 March

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Simon Bestwick announces new novel Simon Bestwick, author of The Faceless and co-author of the This Is Horror chapbook Thin Men With Yellow Faces has announced that his next novel Redman’s Hill will be released in December 2016 through Solaris. For further details of the genesis of Redman’s Hill, head over to the Solaris website. …

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett (1948-2015)

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“DON’T THINK OF THIS AS DYING. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.” – Death, Good Omens Yesterday, eight years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Sir Terry Pratchett, one of the funniest and smartest authors of fantasy fiction, died at his home surrounded by his family, his cat sleeping beside …

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The Cutting Room: The Shelter

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The Shelter On a star-filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas finds shelter in a vast two-story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. Figuring that he’s caught a lucky break he helps himself to the comforts of home before getting some shut eye. All is well until he wakes up in …

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Book Review: The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth

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“An ambitious yet accomplished piece of work.” The Devil’s Detective is the debut novel from British genre stalwart Simon Kurt Unsworth. Unsworth has previously published three collections of short stories – Lost Places, the portmanteau piece Quiet Houses and Strange Gateways, which came out last year. The novel is the story of Thomas Fool, one …

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