News Round-up Week Ending 30 July 2021

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Oblivion in Flux, a new collection of cyber prose by Maxwell I. Gold, coming 6 August from Crystal Lake Publishing Oblivion in Flux, the debut prose poetry collection of Maxwell I. Gold, takes the reader on …

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Look Out For … My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

“A love-letter to horror and the slasher genre, Jones’ latest novel unmasks the trope in ways we’ve never really seen before.” Jade Daniels lives in her own world. Half-Indian, living with an abusive father and her mother long gone, it seems her entire family wants nothing to do with her. In Jade’s world, she uses …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 26 July 2021

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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: LitReactor pick out ten horror, thriller and crime novels in translation for 2021 Bloody Disgusting look at the Fear Street movies in the context of horrors relationship with a patriarchal society …

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TIH 403: Antony Johnston on Resident Evil Village, Writing Horror Video Games, and Genre Tropes in The Fuse

TIH 403: Antony Johnston on Resident Evil Village, Writing Horror Video Games, and Genre Tropes in The Fuse

In this podcast Antony Johnston talks about Resident Evil Village, writing horror video games, genre tropes in The Fuse, and much more. About Antony Johnston Antony Johnston is a British writer of comics, video games, and novels. He is known for the post-apocalyptic comic series Wasteland, the graphic novel The Coldest City, and his work …

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News Round-up Week Ending 23 July 2021

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Coming 29 July from writer Nick Kolakowski and Crystal Lake Publishing, Absolute Unit Absolute Unit is a dark carnival ride through the underside of the American Dream, where hustlers and parasites fight to survive against gun-toting …

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Look Out For … Children of Demeter by EV Knight

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“With this latest novel, Knight presents a nightmarish story of hippie cults and dark secrets pushing a social worker to the edge of sanity.” In 1973, a small commune in West Burma, WI., consisting of mostly women and children, literally disappears overnight. Sociologist Sarah Bisset, on sabbatical, is drawn to West Burma, curious about the …

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Book Review: Bayou Whispers by R.B. Wood

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“A very rewarding read, full of the mysterious and mystical history of the bayou—both established and original to Wood’s creation—as well as naturally secretive characters and action aplenty.”   R.B. Wood is a recent MFA graduate from Emerson College and writes speculative and dark thrillers. His work has appeared in volume six of Crystal Lake …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 19 July 2021

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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: Bloody Disgusting join the dots between Hellraiser III and The Mummy Cemetery Gates Media feature a writing advice article on making time to write Crime Reads feature a fascinating article on 80s …

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TIH 402: Craig Clevenger on his Fourth Novel, Writing Each Story as if it’s Your Last, and Advice to Eighteen-Year-Old Self

TIH 402 Craig Clevenger on his Fourth Novel, Writing Each Story as if it’s Your Last, and Advice to Eighteen-Year-Old Self

In this podcast Craig Clevenger talks about his fourth novel, writing each story as if it’s your last, advice to eighteen-year-old self, and much more.  About Craig Clevenger Craig Clevenger is an American author of contemporary fiction. Born 1964 in Dallas, Texas, he grew up in Southern California where he studied English at California State …

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News Round-up Week Ending 16 July 2021

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Out now from Unnerving and writer Eve Harms, Transmuted A mercilessly queer entry into the body horror genre, TRANSMUTED follows Isa, a trans woman and video game streamer on the verge of celebrity status. When Isa loses …

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Look Out For … August’s Eyes by Glenn Rolfe

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“Rolfe’s latest effort pits a social worker against a violent serial killer in a strange  world where nightmares become reality.” A social worker’s dreams shift into a nightmarish reality, compelling him to finally face the mistakes of his past. A serial killer turns his own land of graveyards into an evil playground that bends to …

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Book Review: Beneath a Pale Sky by Philip Fracassi

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“Fracassi’s publishing history is jam-packed with quality quicksand fiction that seems serene on the surface, innocently drawing readers in, until we cannot escape its devilish clutches, and this collection is no exception.” Horror fans are by now so familiar with his name that he ought to need no formal introduction but, with so much horror …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 12 July 2021

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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: Bloody Disgusting dig into the forthcoming Halloween Kills and its ties to Celtic folklore Kendall Reviews look at the excitement and difficulty of shared world anthology A Silent Dystopia Crime Reads feature …

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News Round-up Week Ending 9 July 2021

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Released today through Trepidatio Publishing, Where All Is Night, And Starless, a new collection by John Linwood Grant Where All is Night, and Starless collects seventeen unsettling stories of our fears and weaknesses, and of our often …

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Look Out For … Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar

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“With his latest, Chizmar himself is the main character, presenting us with a horrifying true-crime story you won’t want to read in the dark.” Summer 1988, Maryland. The mutilated bodies of several missing girls have been found. Evidence suggests to police they’re dealing with a serial killer, but soon rumors spread that the stalker might …

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