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Look Out For … The Forest by Lisa Quigley

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“With her debut novel, Quigley draws from her own personal experiences with a story that deals with psychological trauma and the fear of the evil in the woods.”  The people of Edgewood have come to believe their tithes are what keeps them safe. Faye and her husband prepare to take on their positions of town …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 13 September 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: Rolling Stone look at Stephen Graham Jones’ new novel, My Heart is a Chainsaw and its handling of the final girl trope Tor Nightfire feature an article examining the Southern Gothic …

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Look Out For … The Hungry Earth by Nicholas Kaufmann

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“With his latest novel, Kaufmann taps into our collective fears with a body horror shocker that’ll keep you reading well into the night.” Sakima is a sleepy little city in the Hudson Valley. It’s one of those places where everyone knows each other. Boasting an incredibly low crime rate, Sakima’s medical examiner Dr. Laura Powell …

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Look Out For … The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess by Andy Marino

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“With his first horror novel for adults, Marino delivers a chilling story of a woman forced to relive the traumas of her past as a darkness possesses her soul.” Sydney’s worked hard rebuilding her life. She has a great job, a house with good furniture, and a loving boyfriend who accepts her and her son …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 30 August 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: Tor Nightfire explain how monster children in horror show us how to live with darkness Bloody Disgusting consider the urban myths behind Candyman LitReactor offer advice on not taking …

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Look Out For … Nightmare Yearnings: Stories by Eric Raglin

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“With his first collection, Raglin isn’t afraid to get strange and weird, pulling out all the stops with sixteen tales of horror.” A widow is haunted by a weird flock of extinct birds. Mothman ruins a couple’s idyllic rural paradise with prophecies of doom. A thrill-seeker grows obsessed with a language learned during near death …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 23 August 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: Tor Nightfire feature an article on the intertwining of horror and metal starting with Birmingham’s Black Sabbath Horrified Magazine take a look back at An American Werewolf In London …

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Look Out For … The Strange Thing We Become and Other Dark Tales by Eric LaRocca

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“With this collection, LaRocca showcases his flair for combining twisted characters with tragic stories that capture the turmoil of the human condition.” Eight dark tales. Twisted love. Tragic revelations. Explore the shadow side of love. From the mind of Eric LaRocca. Why we’re excited about this book: Within just a short amount of time, Eric …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 August 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: Fangoria looks back at Session 9, twenty years on with director Brad Anderson and co-writer Steve Gevedon LitReactor explains how to live a decade as a full time writer no-one …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 9 August 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 takes readers on a journey to see where Goodreads all went so wrong Horror Oasis present a personal essay on the real life horror of childbirth The Ginger …

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Look Out For … Revelator by Daryl Gregory

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“With his latest novel, Gregory heads into southern gothic territory with a haunted bootlegger family that worships a terrifying god deep in the Smoky Mountains.” Tennessee, 1933. Stella lives with her grandmother Motty. Nine years old, Stella learns the mountains are full of dark secrets. When she wanders into a cavern, Stella meets her family’s …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 2 August 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: Horror Oasis look back at 1980’s Prom Night and consider how it broke the slasher formula Horror DNA present five excellent examples of parasitic body horror Hellhound Magazine identify six times …

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Look Out For … My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

“A love-letter to horror and the slasher genre, Jones’ latest novel unmasks the trope in ways we’ve never really seen before.” Jade Daniels lives in her own world. Half-Indian, living with an abusive father and her mother long gone, it seems her entire family wants nothing to do with her. In Jade’s world, she uses …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 26 July 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 pick out ten horror, thriller and crime novels in translation for 2021 Bloody Disgusting look at the Fear Street movies in the context of horrors relationship with a patriarchal society …

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Look Out For … Children of Demeter by EV Knight

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“With this latest novel, Knight presents a nightmarish story of hippie cults and dark secrets pushing a social worker to the edge of sanity.” In 1973, a small commune in West Burma, WI., consisting of mostly women and children, literally disappears overnight. Sociologist Sarah Bisset, on sabbatical, is drawn to West Burma, curious about the …

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