News Round-up Week Ending 26 January 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Thomas Ligotti’s The Bungalow House available for pre-order on limited edtion LP Read by Jon Padgett (The Secret of Ventriloquism), Thomas Ligotti’s story, The Bungalow House,  is chillingly brought to life on a new limited edition LP. The …

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TOD 028 Gwendolyn Kiste: Quaffing Your Fear Like Fine Wine

In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Gwendolyn Kiste, author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe and Pretty Marys All in a Row. The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird is a unique immersive one-day event featuring approximately 12 hours of panels, readings, signings and social activities centered around contemporary Weird and speculative fiction. The …

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In Memoriam: Dallas Mayr 1946- 2018

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  Horror lost one of the greats yesterday. Dallas Mayr, more commonly known as Jack Ketchum, passed away 24 January 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Author of several novels including Off Season, Red, The Girl Next Door, Offspring, and the short-story collection Peaceable Kingdom, Ketchum’s work has been adapted for the screen and …

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Look Out For … The Listener by Robert McCammon

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“Whether the story is set in the world of today or several hundred years ago, McCammon has the ability to set the stage with the reader, and engage them with compelling characters that are impossible to forget.” Two confidence scam artists during the Great Depression decide to hit New Orleans and graduate to kidnapping and …

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TIH 188: Laird Barron on Growing Up in Alaska, Applying Life Lessons to Writing, and Dealing with Despair

TIH 188 Laird Barron on Growing Up in Alaska, Applying Life Lessons to Writing, and Dealing with Despair

In this podcast Laird Barron talks about growing up in Alaska, applying life lessons to writing, dealing with despair, and much more. Original photo credit: Ellen Datlow About Laird Barron Laird Barron, an ex-pat Alaskan, is the author of several books, including The Imago Sequence and Other Stories; Swift to Chase; and Blood Standard. Currently, Barron lives in the …

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Searchlight: Benjamin Wallfisch

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Somewhat of a newcomer to the movie industry, Benjamin Wallfisch is no stranger to music. His name may not be familiar, but the films he scored are among the best in the last decade, including Hidden Figures (with Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams), Atonement, and most recently Bladerunner 2049 (again with Hans Zimmer) as well …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 22 Jan 2018

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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: Nerdist looks at ‘everyday horror’ through the eyes of director Joe Dante in Matinee and The Burbs The New York Times calls out those who feel ashamed to call The Shape of Water and Get …

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News Round-up Week Ending 19 January 2018

Phantom Limbs

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Phantom Limbs, the new short story collection from Margo Lanagan, available for pre-order now Released through PS Publishing Australia, Phantom Limbs is the new short story collection from Australian author Margo Lanagan. Already garnering praise from a variety …

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TOD 027: A Strange & Darksome Night: A Panel & Readings Celebrating Nightscript III

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents ‘A Strange and Darksome Night: Readings from Nightscript III’ from Night Time Logic Reading Series, hosted by Daniel Braum and featuring authors Inna Effress, Julia Rust, and David Surface, plus an exclusive interview with Daniel Braum and CM Muller, editor of Nightscript III. The panel and readings were …

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Look Out For … Infidel by Pornsak PichetshoteI & Aaron Campbell

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“Former Vertigo editor and bestselling writer Pornsak Pichetshote has teamed with artist Aaron Campbell (The Shadow) to bring us a graphic tale as timely as our newspaper headlines, with a dangerous and sinister supernatural approach.” An American Muslim woman moves into a new building. Along with her neighbors from all cultures and races, she finds …

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TIH 187: Orrin Grey on Lessons from Old School Monster Movies, Making Believable Monsters, and Tips for Freelance Writers

TIH 187 Orrin Grey on Lessons from Old School Monster Movies, Making Believable Monsters, and Tips for Freelance Writers

In this podcast Orrin Grey talks about old school monster movies, how to make and write about believable monsters, tips for freelance writers, and much more. About Orrin Grey Orrin Grey is a writer, editor, amateur film scholar, and monster expert who was born on the night before Halloween. His stories of monsters, ghosts, and …

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Searchlight: Story Engineering

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Some writers have an innate ability to see the form of their stories instantly. They know the scope of the story, the characters, the plot points, where and when it takes place, when to begin the story, all those crazy twists and turns in the middle, and how to end the damn thing in a …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 15 Jan 2018

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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 Daily Beast reveals how Insidious has pushed the boundaries of horror Film School Rejects encourage a second viewing of the recent adaptation of IT Hulu sign a deal with Blumhouse …

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News Round-up Week Ending 12 January 2018

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Broken Shells, from Michael Patrick Hicks, out 6 February On 6 February, the new novella, Broken Shells, from dark fiction writer Michael Patrick Hicks (Convergence, The Marque) is released through High Fever Books. The novella is a story …

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Look Out For … Frankenstein: The 1818 Text (Penguin Classics)

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“Besides fostering the modern age of science-fiction, Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic horror story, evoking powerful dynamics as we see creator become monster, and monster become human.” Cadavers fresh from the grave, cobbled together with stitches, a mad doctor creates an abomination in his hidden laboratory. Using science to reanimate lifeless tissue, Victor Frankenstein’s obsessions …

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