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 look back at the film adaptations of Dean Koontz’s horror fiction
- Horror Tree feature another of Ken MacGregor’s Brain Babies articles – this time on genre hopping
- The Ginger Nuts of Horror have an exclusive cover reveal and extract of Lisa Heathfield’s first adult horror novel
- Crime Reads analyse the supernatural neo-noir of William Hjortsberg
- In this fascinating, in-depth interview for LitReactor, Andrew Fowlow talks to writer Tyler Jones
Look beyond the legendary Stephen King and the only other horror author who comes close in terms of book sales is Dean Koontz. In this article for Bloody Disgusting, Luiz H. C. looks back at the weird film adaptations of Koontz’s horrors.
In Ken MacGregor’s latest Brain Babies article on Horror Tree, he muses on genre hopping and questions whether ‘finding your niche’ really matters all that much.
The Ginger Nuts of Horror have an exclusive cover reveal and extract of Lisa Heathfield’s first adult horror novel
Having already won multiple awards writing for YA and children’s fiction markets, Lisa Heathfield has turned her hand to adult horror with Such Pretty Things, coming in April from Titan Books. In the meantime, The Ginger Nuts of Horror feature an exclusive cover reveal and an extract from the book.
In recent years, the boundaries of neo-noir and horror have blurred, with authors like Gabino Iglesias, Samantha Kolesnik and Alan Baxter producing fictions which wear both horror and noir badges with pride. In this article for Crimereads, Andrew Nette looks back at the supernatural neo-noirs of William Hjortsberg.
After Tyler Jones exploded onto the genre scene with this year’s novella, Criterium, he soon followed up with another novella, titled The Dark Side of the Room. In this in-depth interview for LitReactor, Andrew Fowlow, aka The Book Dad, chats to Jones about self-publishing, writing process and balancing light and dark in his fiction.
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