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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The State of the Horror Address: October 2017

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Horror is having a stellar year in 2017. Last year, many prophesized the death of horror, the death of the horror novel, the death of the horror film, and like a phoenix rising from the ashes of all those burned dreams, we find that horror is not only alive and well, but kicking ass and …

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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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