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Splatterpunk: KillerCon 2019 Coverage & the 2nd Annual Splatterpunk Awards

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Last month, horror writers descended on the town of Round Rock, Texas. The event: KillerCon. Brainchild of Wrath James White, Shane McKenzie, and a crew of other kickass writers and publishers, KillerCon is where splatterpunk and extreme horror writers meet to celebrate the genre. Packed with panels and readings, this annual conference features some of …

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Look Out For … To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows by Sam Richard

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“Written from the heart, yet following his dark imagination into a world of the strange and bizarre, Richard’s debut collection is a must-read for horror fans.” Born from excruciating grief. Ripped raw from the heart. These stories bleed, and that’s just the beginning. To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows. The debut story collection from …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 23 September 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 explain why Marianne is the scariest series yet to grace Netflix Cemetery Dance continue with Brian Keene’s history of horror Chuck Wendig has some advice, on his …

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Look Out For … A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs

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“With his latest effort—two tales in one book—Jacobs’ vision dives deep into the horror and corruption of the human condition as only he can.” The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky. A young woman tells the story of a poet-in-exile, feverishly attempting to translate a text, teetering on madness in a country in the midst of …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 September 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: Film School Rejects talk about the horror origins of Hansel & Gretel ahead of Osgood Perkins’ adaptation Bustle pick out twenty-one scary stories that you can read online, right …

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Look Out For … Tapetum Lucidum by Melissa Lason and Michelle Garza

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“The Sisters of Slaughter combine visceral, blood-soaked horror with mind-bending psychological surrealism, unafraid to explore the range of human emotions.” Halloween, Brush Mill A group of friends accidently awaken something ancient and bloodthirsty. The strange glowing orbs falling from the trees aren’t fireflies. Now the hunters are free, ravenous and closing in on Brush Mill. …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 9 September 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: Den of Geek talk to director Sam Raimi about some of his favourite ever horror movies Signal Horizon select the twelve most interesting Frankenstein movies of the past half century Tor.com …

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Look Out For … Violet by Scott Thomas

Violet by Scott Thomas

“With his second novel, Violet, Thomas writes of grief and loss with full authority, connecting maximum fear with deep emotional impact.” Summer, 1988. A time of sun and fun for most kids. Kris Barlow isn’t most kids, and she spent that summer saying goodbye to her dying mother. Faced with another devastating loss—the death of …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 2 September 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 suggest fifteen Mexican horror movies to get you started on a fertile breeding ground for the genre Discoverpods make seven suggestions for horror podcasts you might not know …

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Look Out For … On the Night Border by James Chambers

On the Night Border by James Chambers

“Chambers has a knack for making the ordinary extremely scary with the ability of a natural storyteller, spinning tales that easily slip into your nightmares.” A man desperately tries to kill his memories. A young girl grows up while standing in the shadow of a terrible monster. A legendary literary writer deals with a chaotic …

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Splatterpunk: Yes … There Will be Blood!

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No single sub-genre of fiction has spawned as much delight and controversy as splatterpunk. The mutated lovechild of clinical, horrific, and unflinching description with pulse-pounding, hair-raising stories populated by characters at the fringe of society, splatterpunk knows no limits or boundaries. It is horror fiction that rips through the barriers with its bare hands, pushing …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 26 August 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: Vanity Fair dive into the growing trend of ‘the 1%’ as villain in horror movies, while reviewing Ready or Not Engadget provide a look into the different types of terror …

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Look Out For … The Last Book You’ll Ever Read by Scott Hughes

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“Horror readers love a challenge, and with such an intriguing and mysterious title, no doubt they’ve met their match with Hughes’ debut collection.” A strange book mysteriously appears on your doorstep … An old woman and her weird creatures made of concrete … A man desperate to escape a horror from another world … A …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 19 August 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: Cinema Blend explain why Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is the perfect gateway to horror for young viewers Newsarama preview a new cosmic horror comic series from Vault Comics, Black …

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Look Out For … All the Things We Never See by Michael Kelly

“With this latest collection, Kelly continues pushing the boundaries of the Weird with personal stories that defy genre and slip into the literary.”  Filtered through the lens of weird fiction, these stories examine identity, grief, abandonment, love, the homeless, and terrible illness. Over thirty pieces of the weird and strange, three of which are original …

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