Film Review: Haunter (2014)

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“A strong alternative take on a traditional ghost story trope staggering around in the dark trying to find a decent story to fit itself into.” With a startling nineteen films under her belt since her breakout role in Little Miss Sunshine we are no longer asking the question: “what will Abigail Breslin do as a …

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The Cutting Room: The Stand

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Welcome to The Cutting Room, This Is Horror’s new column that takes a look at upcoming films to die for. Every week we’ll  highlight one or two upcoming attractions heading to a screen near you (big or small) and what better way to kick off than with a forthcoming frightener from the master of horror …

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Book Review: The Sleeping Dead by Richard Farren Barber

“A consummately told and brilliantly original story.” Before the age of modern medicine, insanity was viewed like any other illness – not as something internal but as a malady that could infect you from outside. Richard Farren Barber takes this idea and gives it a modern, post-apocalyptic twist in his tremendous new novella The Sleeping Dead. The …

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Look Out For… We Will All Go Down Together by Gemma Files and 25 Ways To Kill A Werewolf by Jo Thomas

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Look Out For… We Will All Go Down Together by Gemma Files “With a plot spanning centuries and a large cast of misfits and monsters, We Will All Go Down Together promises to be an enthralling read.” In the woods outside Overdeere, Ontario, there are trees that speak, a village that doesn’t appear on any …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 11 August 2014

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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: Visions of Horror: Jack Davis – ‘Tales from the Crypt’ & ‘The Haunt of Fear’ The Meaning of Sharknado Art, Censorship, and the Modern Horror Movie From the Grave: Re-Animator A Brief …

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News Round-up Week Ending 8 August

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Help Stephen King reveal Revival Stephen King’s new book Revival is due to hit stores on 11 November. In the meantime, fans are invited to help the master of horror to reveal the cover for the book by heading over to the official Stephen King fan page and sharing, liking or commenting on the picture …

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Film Review: Hungerford (2014)

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 “The overall effect of Hungerford is one of intense irritation.” What the world doesn’t need right now is another low-budget zombie movie. What the world also doesn’t need right now is another run-of-the-mill found footage film. Writer, director and actor Drew Casson has given us a poor combination of the two. It’s been a troubling …

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Look Out For… Blackout by Tim Curran and Year’s Best Weird Fiction Volume 1

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Look Out For… Blackout by Tim Curran “This time it really is the beginning of something hellish…” In the midst of a beautiful summer, in a perfectly American suburban middle-class neighbourhood, a faraway evil is lurking, waiting to strike the unsuspecting residents. First come the flashing lights, then the heavy rains, high winds, and finally a …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 4 August 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: A Brief History of Fake Blood The Definitive Foreign Language Horror Films: 20-11 Dick Smith – 1922- 2014 The 20 Best Horror Films Based On Folk Tales Around The World Toys of Terror #16.5: San …

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News Round-up Week Ending 1 August

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Meet The Girl In The Basement Flu scribe Wayne Simmons recently celebrated his 40th birthday by releasing a new novella The Girl In The Basement through Infected Books. Kayley Sands goes missing after a night out in Manchester and finds herself locked in a basement with nothing but the demons from her past and a …

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Look Out For… Strange Gateways by Simon Kurt Unsworth and The Night Of The Triffids by Simon Clark

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Look Out For… Strange Gateways by Simon Kurt Unsworth “Strange Gateways looks set to confirm Unsworth’s place at the top table of British horror fiction.” In this, the third collection of horror fiction from Simon Kurt Unsworth, you will find tales of words that can corrupt a world, of hotels that are not what they seem, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 28 July 2014

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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: Summer of Sleaze: James Herbert’s The Rats and The Fog 5 Horror Remakes that Sucked and 5 that were Pretty Damn Good Tales from the Video Store: My Afternoon with “JAWS” Hollywood …

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