Book Review: The House of Frozen Screams by Thana Niveau

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“Assured, confident, and tightly controlled, The House of Frozen Screams both adds to and subverts the generally held conventions of the haunted house novel.” The haunted house story is a staple of the horror genre. Indeed, it almost exists in a genre by itself, encompassing Gothic, romantic, supernatural, and psychological elements, amongst others. It can …

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TIH 255: Joe Mynhardt on Crystal Lake 2.0, Starting a Small Press, and Novellas

TIH 255 Joe Mynhardt on Crystal Lake 2.0, Starting a Small Press, and Novellas

In this podcast Joe Mynhardt talks about Crystal Lake 2.0, starting a small press, novellas, and much more. About Joe Mynhardt Joe Mynhardt is a South African horror writer and the owner and operator of Crystal Lake Publishing. Show notes [02:15] Jasper Bark [09:05] Crystal Lake 2.0 [14:10] Exclusive imprint announcement [20:55] Making things profitable [27:05] …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 21 Jan 2019

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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: IGN picks out twelve villains from the world of comics who deserve their own horror films What Culture serve up ten original horror films coming to cinemas in 2019 …

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TIH 254: Joe Mynhardt on South Africa, Running Crystal Lake Publishing, and Crowdfunding

TIH 254 Joe Mynhardt on South Africa, Running Crystal Lake Publishing, and Crowdfunding

In this podcast Joe Mynhardt talks about South Africa, running Crystal Lake Publishing, crowdfunding, and much more. About Joe Mynhardt Joe Mynhardt is a South African horror writer and the owner and operator of Crystal Lake Publishing. Show notes [03:30] Early life lessons [06:30] Comics [08:50] Experimenting with art forms as a kid [21 00] Running …

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News Round-up Week Ending 18 January 2019

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … PS Publishing announce new three volume hardback edition of Stephen King’s The Stand Following on from the success of their multi-volume hardback editions of The Tommyknockers and Salem’s Lot, PS Publishing are working their magic on another of King’s …

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Look Out For … Carnivorous Lunar Activities by Max Booth III

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“Max is now teaming up with the legendary Fangoria to dive head first into the werewolf genre, presenting us with a bloody buddy story guaranteed to satisfy our deepest lunar cravings.” Best friends Ted and Justin have grown apart over the years. Justin’s got some problems now. Nothing too serious, just some confusion, relentless hunger, …

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Book Review: Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked by Christa Carmen

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“As far as debut collections go, this offers so much and delivers it all … Carmen handles it with the assured touch of a seasoned storyteller.”   Christa Carmen’s short fiction has appeared in many magazines and venues, including the podcast Tales to Terrify, Comet Press’ Years Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2, and Unnerving Magazine, …

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TIH 253: Gwendolyn Kiste on The Rust Maidens, Second-Person Point of View, and New Year Goals

TIH 253 Gwendolyn Kiste on The Rust Maidens, Second-Person Point of View, and New Year Goals

In this podcast Gwendolyn Kiste talks about The Rust Maidens, second-person point of view, new year goals, and much more. About Gwendolyn Kiste Gwendolyn Kiste is the author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated fiction collection, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; the dark fantasy novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row, from Broken …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 14 Jan 2019

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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 feature ten horror TV series you will not want to miss in 2019 Film School Rejects have a feature article on the forthcoming shudder documentary, Horror Noire CBR.com …

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News Round-up Week Ending 11 January 2019

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New from Eibonvale Press, Blacker Against the Deep Dark, by Alexander Zelenyj Released on 31 December 2018 by Eibonvale Press, Blacker Against the Deep Dark is a new collection of thirty-one stories by acclaimed Canadian author, Alexander Zelenyj. The …

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Look Out For … Will Haunt You by Brian Kirk

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“With his latest novel, Kirk conjures up a tale about a strange book that haunts those who read it, trapping them in their own personal hell.” There’s an urban legend about an ominous book. Once you read it, you face a mysterious figure and a nightmare of your worst personal fears. But Jesse Wheeler certainly …

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Book Review: The Witch Elm by Tana French

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“Never predictable, never cosy, her books are—in all but name—exercises in quiet, subtle, haunting horror.” At first, it might seem a little incongruous reviewing a novel by Tana French on a site dedicated to horror. After all, her work is marketed and sold as crime or thriller books. But a closer look—as anyone who’s read …

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TIH 252: Gwendolyn Kiste on Identity Issues, The Abandoned Horse Farm, and The Supernatural

TIH 252 Gwendolyn Kiste on Identity Issues, The Abandoned Horse Farm, and The Supernatural

In this podcast Gwendolyn Kiste talks about identity issues, the abandoned horse farm, the supernatural, and much more. About Gwendolyn Kiste Gwendolyn Kiste is the author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated fiction collection, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; the dark fantasy novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row, from Broken Eye Books; …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 7 Jan 2019

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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: Vulture offers up thirteen Korean horror movies for those wanting to diversify their scary film consumption Bloody Disgusting preview more than thirty hot horror movies coming in 2019 The …

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News Round-up Week Ending 4 January 2019

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New from Nightscape Press’ Charitable Chapbook line, If it Bleeds, by Matthew M. Bartlett Recently featured in the advertising on the This is Horror podcast, If it Bleeds is a new charitable chapbook, written by Matthew M. Bartlett …

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