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- Horror Oasis feature this article in praise of the innovations in the Until Dawn video game series
- Swan River Press challenge the idea that horror fiction must scare the reader
- Sublime Horror feature an essay on the work of late weird fiction writer Joel Lane as two of his works come back into print
- Puzzle Box Horror feature an essay on the history of psychological horror
- The Ginger Nuts of Horror talk to writer and editor Deborah Sheldon and other contributors to the Spawn anthology
Dawson Simanson writes for Horror Oasis on the innovations in interactivity which have led Until Dawn to be considered one of the most involving of survival horror games.
Writer Brian J. Showers writes this blog post for Swan River Press on the nature of horror fiction, challenging the idea that its only purpose is to scare.
Sublime Horror feature an essay on the work of late weird fiction writer Joel Lane as two of his works come back into print
Sublime Horror’s Blair Rose writes on the work of the late Joel Lane, a British weird fiction writer whose work Rose hopes will become better know with the rerelease of two of his works.
Ben Vicariously, writing for Puzzle Box Horror, charts the history of psychological horror, from its beginnings in early gothic to recent incarnations.
The Ginger Nuts of Horror talk to writer and editor Deborah Sheldon and other contributors to the Spawn anthology
Deborah Sheldon, editor of the new Spawn: Weird Tales About Pregnancy, Birth and Babies anthology, speaks to The Ginger Nuts of Horror about the genesis of the book. Several other contributors also discuss their stories.
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