News Round-up Week Ending 11 June 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 in October from Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author Nicholas Kaufmann, The Hungry Earth From Nicholas Kaufmann, co-author of the bestselling horror novel 100 Fathoms Below with Steven L. Kent, comes The Hungry Earth. Called …

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Look Out For … Come With Me by Ronald Malfi

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“With his latest, Malfi explores how grief and longing fan the flames of obsession as a man uncovers his dead wife’s horrifying secrets.” When his wife Allison is killed, Aaron Decker’s life changes forever. Deeply haunted by her absence, and her ghost, he begins to finally go through her belongings. Finding a receipt for a …

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Book Review: The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

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“As fast-paced as any thriller, as dark as any horror, and as affecting as the most emotional, dramatic work, it is utterly heart-breaking and will put you through the wringer if you let it.”   In the last few years, it seems many horror writers have moved away from the genre into more thriller-oriented territory. …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 7 June 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: Crime Reads select five horror novels which explore the dark corners of our minds Divination Hollow Reviews present a fascinating long read on the question of content warnings in …

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TIH 399: Gwendolyn Kiste on Boneset & Feathers, Witches, and Optimism Winning

TIH 399 Gwendolyn Kiste on Boneset and Feathers, Witches, and Optimism Winning

In this podcast Gwendolyn Kiste talks about Boneset & Feathers, witches, optimism winning, and much more. About Gwendolyn Kiste Gwendolyn Kiste is a Pennsylvania-based horror and speculative fiction writer. She writes short stories and novels. She won the 2018 Bram Stoker Award for her novel The Rust Maidens. Kiste was born in Massillon, Ohio and …

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News Round-up Week Ending 4 June 2021

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … From writer Steve Stred, Sacrament, the final instalment of the Father of Lies trilogy, out now Following the events of COMMUNION, Professor Bianchi knows that Father is getting closer to finally completing the steps to ultimately …

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TOD 100 Steve Toase: The Archaeology of Rot and Snails

In this podcast Anya Martin interviews Steve Toase, whose debut collection, To Drown in Dark Water came out in April 2021 from Undertow Publications. This episode was recorded on Tuesday May 18, 2021 Show Notes In our 100th episode on This Is Horror, Anya Martin interviews Steve Toase, whose debut collection, To Drown in Dark …

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Look Out For … The Queen of the Cicadas by V. Castro

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“With her latest, Castro plunges deep into urban legend territory with an Aztec goddess reborn for vengeance.” In 2018, Brenda Alvarez has returned home to Texas to see her best friend Veronica get married. La Reina de Las Chicharras, The Queen of The Cicadas, is the basis of an urban legend associated with the farm …

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Book Review: I Spit Myself Out by Tracy Fahey

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“Reader be warned … These are no light tales, no easy reading. They are readable, incredibly so, but they will crush you. There are no easy answers or neat conclusions to these stories.”   In recent years, there has been a growing popularity in the horror and weird arena for stories that meld the literary …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 31 May 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: Puzzlebox Horror explore the roots of the folk horror sub-genre Horrified Magazine ask whether a horror film needs to be scary, taking The Awakening as their example Horror Oasis explain …

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News Round-up Week Ending 28 May 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 Crystal Lake Publishing, Of Men and Monsters, by Tom Deady In June of 1975, Ryan Baxter’s mom moves him and his brother, Matt, to the small seaside town of Bayport, MA to escape their …

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Look Out For … The Bridge by J.S. Breukelaar

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“With her latest novel, Breukelaar dives into dark fantasy with a horrifying yet accessible tale of finding your place in the world.” Twin sisters Meera and Kai are just two among the many Mades—hybrid women bred in the Blood Temple cult by the Father. While Meera is saved by the storyteller Narn, Kai cannot escape …

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TIH 398: Cullen Bunn on Shadow Man, Harrow County, and The World’s Youngest Hypnotist

TIH 398 Cullen Bunn on Shadow Man, Harrow County, and The World’s Youngest Hypnotist

In this podcast Cullen Bunn talks about Shadow Man, Harrow County, being the world’s youngest hypnotist, and much more. About Cullen Bunn Cullen Bunn is an American comics writer, novelist, and short story writer, best known for his work on comic books such as Uncanny X-Men, X-Men: Blue, Magneto, and various Deadpool miniseries for Marvel …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 24 May 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 ask whether ‘the hero’s journey’ may now be obsolete Alan Baxter writes in his blog about the balance between success and a lack of it Kendall Reviews feature …

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News Round-up Week Ending 21 May 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 1 June from Silver Shamrock Publishing and writer Tim Meyer, Malignant Summer It’s 1998 in Hooperstown, New Jersey and people are getting sick. Some citizens blame the local chemical plant. A select few believe something far …

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