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Look Out For … Weird World War III, edited by Sean Patrick Hazlett

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“Weird World War III stokes our collective fears with tales of worst-case scenario nightmares by some of the best writers in the business.”  Suppose the USA had gone to war with the Soviet Union. Fighting on sea, air, land, even beyond to the astral plane. Struggling to dominate parallel dimensions. Battling on the surface of …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 28 September 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 explain how we have The X-Files to thank for pushing the boundaries of TV scares LitReactor offer up ten editing tricks to improve your writing Sci-fi & Scary …

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Look Out For … The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

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“With this new novel, Kingfisher cranks up the creepy factor with strange portals that open the doorway for horrifying monsters that thrive on fear.” Behind a hole in the wall of her uncle’s house, Kara discovers a strange bunker with cryptic words inside. Pray they are hungry. Newly divorced, Kara is now back home, and …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 21 September 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: The Line-up suggest eleven terrifying reads in translation to broaden your reading horizons Night Worms pick out the benefits of reading horror in this guest post by Richelle Bloody …

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Look Out For … We Will All Go Down Together by Gemma Files

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“With this collection, Files weaves connections with stories and characters in an occult drenched mosaic with a distinctive style and voice that’s all her own.” Fleeing Scotland, five clans arrive at Dourvale, Ontario. Descendants of witches, the Five-Family Coven are used to persecution. These spellcasters, singers, shamans, and thieves … the members of Devize, Druir, …

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Done to Death: Five Horror Clichés to Avoid in Your Fiction

Author Tim Waggoner

Writers are often told to write what we know, which isn’t bad advice, necessarily. But one of the things we know are other stories, and when we first start out, we imitate the stories we’ve read and admired—whether consciously or not—and in the process often end up repeating what’s been done before. Shared ideas, character …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 14 September 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 step back to suggest how the Silent Hill franchise might move forward Author Cina Pelayo writes for LitReactor on managing a professional social media presence Tor Nightfire …

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Look Out For … Helena by Claire L. Smith

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“This novella, both historical and relevant to current times, combines the ghostly with the very real horror of a rampant serial killer, just in time for the creepy Halloween season.” Near London in 1855, Helena Morrigan is tormented by poverty and the burdens of her past. A mortician and funeral director, she resides in an …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 7 September 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: Tor Nightfire have five horror book recommendations for the end of summer Tim Waggoner writes for Nightmare Magazine on the rational versus the irrational in horror Richard Thomas crystallises …

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Look Out For … Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

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“With his latest novella, Clark takes a page from our darkest history, cranks it up to Hell on Earth, and maintains a great sense of relevancy of the world we live in now.”  It’s 1915. The film The Birth of a Nation has cast its deadly spell over America. The Klan’s ranks swell from the darkest …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 31 August 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 dig deep into the incomprehensible horror of Dead Space Kealan Patrick Burke talks about writing in the ‘panic room’ for the Night Worms blog Dead Head Reviews …

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Look Out For … The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson

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“With The Loop, Johnson pumps up the crazy, with a pulse-pounding science-gone-mad horror novel only he could envision.” Turner Falls is nestled in the western Oregon hills. It’s the kind of place you want to escape to for a nice vacation. When an unexplainable outbreak occurs, Turner Falls becomes the center of chaos. Several of …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 24 August 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 have writing advice on writing for you and not just for publication Bloody Disgusting dig deep into Wes Craven’s underappreciated Red Eye at fifteen years old Tor Nightfire pick …

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Look Out For … Standalone by Paul Michael Anderson

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“With Anderson’s Standalone,  he flips the tables with a gory slasher tale while never straying from his roots with the emotional and gut-wrenching horror he’s known for.” Monsters. Killers. Evil. Through derelict hospitals, forgotten schools, broken down houses, and summer camps, they hunt, seeking those foolish enough to visit those places. They leave terror, carnage, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 17 August 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: Crime Reads select ten outstanding folk horror novels in this guest post by writer Jo Furniss Bloody Disgusting begin their ‘Phantom Limbs’ series looking at a canned sequel to Hellraiser: …

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