News Round-up Week Ending 27 October 2017

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Martin Goodman’s Forever Konrad to bring a new monster to the vampire legend Released through PS Publishing on 28 October, just in time for Halloween, is Forever Konrad, the new novel from Martin Goodman. Set in north east …

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TOD 021 The Glow in the Case of Selena Chambers

In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Selena Chambers, author of Calls for Submission and Wandering Spirits: Traveling Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Also solve a literary mystery to win two signed Calls for Submission ARCs and an all-new News from the Weird featuring co-host Justin Steele! Show Notes Author/editor Selena Chambers joins Scott to talk about her debut collection Calls for Submission  (Pelekinesis) …

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TIH 174: Alan Baxter on Confronting Mortality, Starting Out Writing, and Early Life Lessons

TIH 174 Alan Baxter on Confronting Mortality, Starting Out Writing, and Early Life Lessons

In this podcast Alan Baxter talks about confronting mortality, starting out writing, early life lessons, 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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Look Out For … Dark Masques, edited by J.N. Williamson

Dark Masques, edited by J.N. Williamson

“When a long out-of-print anthology resurfaces, especially one of this caliber, it’s time for readers to rejoice with the knowledge that yes, someone out there remembers the horror classics. “ We all wear masks. Some times to hide our hidden desires, other times to blend in with the crowd. Occasionally, these masks slip, and reveal …

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Hardwired for Fear: Why We Love to be Scared

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  Can you feel it? That buzz in the air, as the temperatures start to fall and the leaves on the trees begin to decay? You can smell wood smoke on the breeze, wafting forth as the clouds part, revealing the witches moon and ensconcing Halloween firmly within the framework of the season. That tremor …

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Searchlight: The Occult

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It’s impossible to dive into horror without at some point crossing into occult territory. God, the devil, angels, demons, ceremonial magick, pagan rituals—the eternal fight of good vs. evil—it’s all linked together with a history as long as mankind, and more diverse than you can imagine. Intertwined with religion and spirituality, the occult forms the …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 23 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: Indiewire looks at the top 20 foreign language horror movies of the 21st Century Gizmodo’s IO9 team offer up 10 obscure cult horror movies that horror connoisseurs  should be …

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Book Review: Ugly Little Things: Collected Horrors by Todd Keisling

“Ugly Little Things is a soundtrack to darkness, hauntingly inviting and absolutely horrific.”   A foreword by the talented Mercedes Murdock Yardley hails Keisling as secret treasure of the genre and sets the reader up to witness the true awesomeness contained within the pages of Ugly Little Things, a collection of some truly well written …

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TIH 173: Nadia Bulkin on Unpacking Tropes, Japanese Horror, and Writing About Topical Themes

TIH 173 Nadia Bulkin on Unpacking Tropes, Japanese Horror, and Writing About Topical Themes

In this podcast Nadia Bulkin talks about unpacking tropes, Japanese horror, writing about topical themes, and much more. About Nadia Bulkin Born in Indonesia, Nadia Bulkin spent half her childhood there, and the other half in the US midwest. Author of numerous short stories, her work has been featured in several Best of anthologies, including …

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News Round-up Week Ending 20 October 2017

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Sinister Grin Press offering cut-price scares for all of Halloween month If you need new material to scare the life out of you ahead of Halloween, then you can rest easy because Sinister Grin press have …

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TOD 020 Two Weird Panels: ‘Rise of Weird Fiction’ at WorldCon 75 and ‘The Weird in Weird Fiction’ at Fantasycon 2017

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents two panels: ‘Rise of Weird Fiction’ at WorldCon 75 (Helsinki, Finland) featuring Helen Marshall (moderator), Siobhan Carroll, Hal Duncan, Shivaun Hoad, Pete Sutton, and ‘The Weird in Weird Fiction’ from Fantasycon 2017 (Peterborough, UK) featuring Phil Sloman (moderator), Stephen Laws, Tim Major, Helen Marshall, Alistair Rennie, Paul Woodward. …

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Look Out For … High Moon, Vol. 1: Bullet Holes and Bite Marks

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Look Out For … High Moon, Vol. 1: Bullet Holes and Bite Marks “If you’re looking for Weird Western Werewolf action, High Moon has got you covered.” Bounty hunter Matthew Macgregor rides into Blest, Texas. Drought and famine has hit the community hard. The temperature keeps rising, but at night, there’s something unnatural roaming and …

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Midnight Mix-Tape: October 2017 – Halloween

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Uncle Jake’s here to hook you up with some of the latest and greatest horror short stories available online right now.  Stories that will challenge, evolve, and redefine what horror is, and what it will become.  These are themed mix-tapes of fear, dread, danger, and gore, lovingly curated just for your reading pleasure. It’s Halloween, …

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Searchlight: John E. Douglas

Fans of serial killer fiction will instantly recognize the name Jack Crawford. Head of the Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, Agent Crawford sent Will Graham off on the hunt for Francis Dolarhyde in Red Dragon, and let Clarice Starling pick Hannibal Lecter’s mind in Silence of the Lambs. Thomas Harris based Crawford’s character on his …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 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: Rob Zombie’s Halloween – What Worked And What Didn’t Jennifer Tilly Talks Cult Of Chucky Max Landis Talks American Werewolf Remake New Gremlins Poster Loaded With Horror Easter Eggs …

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