The Cutting Room: Backcountry and Burying The Ex

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Backcountry Alex (Jeff Roop), a seasoned outdoorsman, persuades his corporate lawyer other half Jenn (Missy Peregrym) to let him take her on a camping trip deep into the Canadian wilderness to one of his favourite spots, the secluded Blackfoot Trail. On the first night of their trip the couple have an unsettling encounter with with …

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This Is Horror Awards 2014: Public nominations are now open

We’re back for the fourth annual This Is Horror awards. As always the first stage involves public nominations. We’ve changed a few of the categories this year and now have eleven categories. Readers can e-mail in their nominations for each category. Taking into consideration the nominations for each category This Is Horror will then draw …

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Film Review: Afflicted (2014)

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“Afflicted is a good little horror film. It’s smart and a lot of fun.“ When Jason Lee (played by Afflicted’s writer-director Jason Lee) discovers he has a life-threatening brain aneurysm, he decides it’s time to live his dream of making a year-long trip around the world. Accompanying him to chronicle the journey is his bosom …

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Book Review: The Spectral Book of Horror Stories (Edited by Mark Morris)

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“Near exemplary selection of stories.” Opening story ‘On the Tour’, by Godfather of the UK horror scene Ramsey Campbell, is the perfect way to start the collection and lays down a significant marker in terms of quality. A down on his luck man, who had been a Beatles-era musician, becomes obsessed with the hope that …

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Book Review: Revival by Stephen King

“A brutal and uncompromising novel.” On the dedication page for Revival Stephen King lists a selection of genre luminaries that includes the likes of August Derleth, Mary Shelley, HP Lovecraft and of particular note Arthur Machen, who is the only author to have a specific text mentioned; his 1894 short novel The Great God Pan, …

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Look Out For… Wakening the Crow by Stephen Gregory

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Look Out For… Wakening the Crow by Stephen Gregory ‘Themes and ideas linger long in the mind.’ Oliver Gooch comes across a tooth, in a velvet box, with a handwritten note from 1888 to say it’s a tooth from the boy Edgar Allan Poe. He displays it in his new bookshop, and names the store …

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Meet The Writer Interview: Erik Hofstatter

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Erik Hofstatter is a dark fiction writer, who dwells in a beauteous and serenading Garden of England, where he can be frequently encountered consuming reckless amounts of mead and tyrannizing local peasantry. At a young age, he built a Viking longship and journeyed myriad sea miles away from native land in search of plunder and …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 10 November 2014

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Welcome to Must Read Horror. We search the internet for notable horror articles, so you don’t have to. This week: Holiday Horrors: “Halloween” vs. “Halloween” An Ode to The Master of Horror 50 Visually Stunning Horror Movies for Twisted Aesthetes Tentacles & Madness: 10 Comics That Continue H.P. Lovecraft’s Horror Legacy Black Country Prophet: Joel …

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Pre-order The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud

“Ballingrud is a master at writing about the darkness inside us. And as terrifying as it might be to see, you can’t look away or close your eyes against it thanks to his beautifully precise and evocative prose. There’s a dark heart to The Visible Filth and Ballingrud uses its blood for ink to tell …

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News Round-up Week Ending 7 November

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A clue from The Devil’s Detective Three weeks ago This Is Horror announced the upcoming release of Simon Kurt Unsworth’s debut novel The Devil’s Detective, in which the plot follows information man, Thomas Fool, on a mission through the belly of the underworld. Now, you can sample it for yourself before general release in Spring next …

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The Cutting Room: Into The Dark and The House at the End of Time

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Into The Dark Struggling to find her way after the recent death of her parents, Sophia Monet (Mischa Barton) finds that her life is turned around when she meets Adam Hunt (Ryan Eggold), a charismatic man who ignites Sophia’s sense of purpose. However, when Adam mysteriously disappears Sophia and Adam’s roommate Astrid, along with a …

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Meet The Writer Interview: Marcus Leighton

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Marcus Leighton is a writer and lover of both horror books and films. He has two forthcoming publications with Permuted Press, the Between Place (March 2015) and Hag (December 2015). What first attracted you to horror writing? I would say my love for the genre attracted me to horror writing. I have always been a big …

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