News Round-up Week Ending 10 November 2017

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Ghost Box – a beautifully presented collection of classic horror stories to keep you entertained this autumn Available now from Hingston and Olson is Ghost Box, a collection of horrific short stories by such authors as Clark Ashton …

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TOD 023 Sunny Moraine: Writing in the Time of Vivisection

In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Sunny Moraine, author of Singing with All My Skin and Bone. Also an all-new News from the Weird featuring co-host Justin Steele! Show Notes Author Sunny Moraine joins Scott to talk about their debut collection Singing with All My Skin and Bone (Undertow Publications) including their first work, “Memento Mori” with editor Michael Kelly for Shadows and …

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Look Out For … After The End of the World by Jonathan L. Howard

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“The long-awaited sequel to Jonathan L. Howard’s Carter & Lovecraft is just the perfect thing to round out this chilly autumn season.”   An alternate history where the Cold War never happened. The Nazi’s are in control, ruling behind the ruins of the Iron Curtain. In the Unfolded World, monsters are all too real, and things …

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TIH 176: Alan Baxter on Relocating to Australia, Writing Fight Scenes, and Martial Arts

TIH 176 Alan Baxter on Relocating to Australia, Writing Fight Scenes, and Martial Arts

In this podcast Alan Baxter talks about relocating to Australia, writing fight scenes, martial arts, and much more. About Alan Baxter Alan Baxter is a multi-award-winning author of supernatural thrillers and urban horror, and an international master of kung fu. He runs the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy and writes novels, novellas and short stories full …

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Searchlight: Tom Weaver

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Wouldn’t it be cool to turn your love of horror into a career? That’s exactly what Tom Weaver has done. Author of over twenty books chronicling the history of horror, Weaver’s love of the horror movie has produced such classics as Attack of the Monster Movie Makers: Interviews with 20 Genre Giants, John Carradine: The …

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Book Review: Hasty for the Dark by Adam Nevill

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“These tales are dark, starkly violent, but also subtle and ambiguous, often at the same time.” Following 2016’s rather excellent collection Some Will Not Sleep, Adam Nevill returns with another output of his shorter fiction in the form of Hasty for the Dark. Once again published through the author’s own press, Ritual Limited, and matching …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 6 Nov 2017

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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 charts the decades-long relationship between heavy metal and horror Den of Geek explain why The Exorcist series is the best reboot since Hannibal Tor.com provide nine books …

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The Elvis Room: Heart Attack Hotel

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Every hotel has one. The room they keep free just in case a high-profile guest appears from nowhere, ready to sprinkle a little of their celebrity stardust onto the establishment. But what if you’re desperate? If you have nowhere else to go? The hotel would have to let you stay there, right? What could possibly …

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News Round-up Week Ending 3 November 2017

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Crystal Lake Publishing release fourth in the Tales From The Lake anthology series Crystal Lake’s Tales From The Lake unthemed anthology series has reached its fourth incarnation with the publisher’s latest release, bringing with it another stellar line up …

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TOD 022 Two Weird Panels: ‘Mary Shelley & Frankenstein: The Roots of Cosmic Horror’ at NecronomiCon 2017 and ‘Women in Weird Fiction’ from HPLFF 2017

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents two panels: ‘Mary Shelley & Frankenstein: The Roots of Cosmic Horror’ at NecronomiCon 2017 (Providence, RI) featuring Gwendolyn Kiste, Faye Ringel, Holly Schwadron, and Anya Martin (moderator), and ‘Women in Weird Fiction’ at H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (Portland, OR) featuring Michael Griffin, Ross Lockhart, Rose O’Keefe, Liv Rainey-Smith …

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Look Out For … The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

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 “Whenever a writer is compared to the likes of Margaret Atwood, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Jeff VanderMeer, with dystopian, hard-hitting fiction, everyone should take notice. “   ‘The Group’. All men, no women. Nathan narrates this tale, and continuously reshapes his role as storyteller. The strange epidemic killed all the women, and now even …

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TIH 175: Alan Baxter on Writing for Video Games, The Book Club, and Crow Shine

TIH 175 Alan Baxter on Writing for Video Games, The Book Club, and Crow Shine

In this podcast Alan Baxter talks about writing for video games, The Book Club, Crow Shine, and much more. About Alan Baxter Alan Baxter is a multi-award-winning author of supernatural thrillers and urban horror, and an international master of kung fu. He runs the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy and writes novels, novellas and short stories full of magic, …

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Tattered Tomes: Ghost Story by Peter Straub, Revisited

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If it wasn’t for Stephen King’s massive horror book Danse Macabre, I might not have ever read Ghost Story, or even heard of Peter Straub. I’ll save Danse Macabre for another column, as here we will dive deep into the deep end with the first Peter Straub novel I ever read. Sure, I’d seen Ghost …

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Searchlight: John Carpenter

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He does not need an introduction. John Carpenter is one of the Masters of Horror. A maverick, visionary, and extremely influential, Carpenter’s work taps into the visceral, primal fears we all know too well, driving our nightmares with iconic imagery and pulse-pounding suspense, with his tongue firmly in cheek for a lot of it. He …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 30 Oct 2017

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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 New York Times charts the rise and rise of horror at the box office Rotten Tomatoes finds out about Tobin Bell’s (The Saw Series) all-time top five horror movies …

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