News Round-up Week Ending 27 March 2020

The Storm

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … The Storm, the new novel from legendary horror writer Paul Kane, out now from PS Publishing Available in both unsigned and signed (limited to 100 copies) editions, PS Publishing present The Storm, the new novel from …

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Look Out For … Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh

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“With her latest novel, Moshfegh pushes the boundaries of psychological horror while commenting on the genre itself in ways that are both humorous and terrifying.“ Walking her dog in the woods, an elderly woman finds a handwritten note on the ground, held down by rocks. It reads: “Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know …

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Grasping for Control: Reading and Writing Horror in Times of Crisis

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Being a writer and fan of horror often leads to a question from people who have limited contact with the genre: “What scares you?” First of all, it’s important to acknowledge that horror is about so much more than fear. But the dread, the discomfort, the revulsion and—yes, the terror—which horror generates in an almost …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 23 March 2020

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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 dissect the Resident Evil 3 Remake demo and pick out five key takeaways The Gingernuts of Horror continue the ‘Horrors of Humanity’ series with a piece by Phil …

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TIH 337: Alan Baxter on The Roo, Kangaroos Terrorising Towns, and Things That Kill You in Australia

TIH 337: Alan Baxter on The Roo, Kangaroos Terrorising Towns, and Things That Kill You in Australia

In this podcast Alan Baxter talks about The Roo, kangaroos terrorising towns, things that kill you in Australia, and much more. About Alan Baxter Alan Baxter is a multi-award-winning author of horror, supernatural thrillers, and dark fantasy. He’s also a martial arts expert, a whisky-soaked swear monkey, and dog lover. He creates dark, weird stories …

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News Round-up Week Ending 20 March 2020

Dead Trouble

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Dead Trouble and Other Ghost Stories, a collection of ghostly tales, many based on true hauntings, by Aidan Chambers, available for pre-order now Aidan Chambers has been collecting ghost stories for decades. For Dead Trouble & Other …

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Look Out For … Black Bubbles by Kelli Owen

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“In this new edition of her debut collection, Owen adds new tales, story notes, even artwork, in a collection that is a must-read for fans of horror.” Death goes on a holiday … a reminder why good intentions and science don’t mix … nightmares that invade the waking world … ancient evil hitchhiking to freedom …

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Book Review: Arterial Bloom, Edited by Mercedes M. Yardley

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“Following on from Crystal Lake Publishing’s hugely successful Tales From The Lake series, Arterial Bloomwill sit proudly alongside those tomes and, undoubtedly, the best anthologies that 2020 has to offer.“   In the introduction by the ever-eloquent Linda D. Addison, the Stoker award-winning author and poet touches on the bravery in editor Mercedes M. Yardley’s …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 March 2020

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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 explains the importance of staying positive as a writer at times of crisis Dread Central run a feature charting the phenomenal career of Max Von Sydow, who passed …

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TIH 336: Alan Baxter on Served Cold, Profanity, and Short Story Collections

TIH 336 Alan Baxter on Served Cold, Profanity, and Short Story Collections

In this podcast Alan Baxter talks about Served Cold, profanity, short story collections, and much more. About Alan Baxter Alan Baxter is a multi-award-winning author of horror, supernatural thrillers, and dark fantasy. He’s also a martial arts expert, a whisky-soaked swear monkey, and dog lover. He creates dark, weird stories among dairy paddocks on the …

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News Round-up Week Ending 13 March 2020

Sole Survivor

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Sole Survivor by Zachary Ashford, the next installment in Unnerving’s ‘Rewind or Die’ series, coming 26 March An uninhabited island … Several hundred hidden cameras … Ten contestants who think they’re stranded … One man employed …

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Look Out For … The Pack by David Fisher

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“Animals Attack horror was huge in the 70’s, and Fisher’s The Pack hit that nerve in spectacularly gruesome fashion.” Man’s best friend. During the Summer on the island, they played with your children, ran on the beaches, fetched the sticks you tossed to them. But now Summer is over, the tourists have gone, and Winter …

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Book Review: The Dregs Trilogy by Chris Kelso

The Dregs Trilogy by Chris Kelso

“[Kelso] weaves threads of each individual character, their complex histories, the overarching nightmarish theme of Ultra-Realism and the horror of being human together to create a bleak work of nihilistic art.” Chris Kelso is a chameleon, literarily speaking. The young Scot has written fiction with wide-ranging genre tags, from bizarro to science fiction, horror to …

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TIH 335: Adam Nevill on The Reddening, Extreme Horror Influences, and Real Life Folk Horror

TIH 335: Adam Nevill on The Reddening, Extreme Horror Influences, and Real Life Folk Horror

In this podcast Adam Nevill talks about The Reddening, extreme horror, real life folk horror, and much more. About Adam Nevill Adam L.G. Nevill is the author of the horror novels: Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16, The Ritual, Last Days, House of Small Shadows, No One Gets Out Alive, Lost Girl, and Under a …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 9 March 2020

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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 offer up a plan to keep the momentum from Women in Horror Month going all year round Mild SPOILERS: Bloody Disgusting look at gaslighting and how horror avoids …

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