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Halloween 2018: Horror is a Lens

It’s often said the best way to remember something is to write it down. Repeatedly. Case in point: in a recent podcast conversation with Simon Strantzas we spoke about different kinds of horror, and Simon’s perspective, that “horror is a lens through which we see the world, and that almost anything can be a horror …

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Look Out For … Think Yourself Lucky by Ramsey Campbell

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“Campbell continues to scare readers with his unique ability to draw out the terrors of everyday life with easily relatable characters faced with horrific realities.”    All David Botham wants is an ordinary life. He has a regular job at a travel agency, and a good relationship with Stephanie, his girlfriend. But there are things …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 22 Oct 2018

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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: CNBC has a feature article on the new Halloween film, at a time of the resurgence of the horror blockbuster Film School Rejects list ten movies for lovers of cosmic horror …

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Look Out For … Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter

Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter

“There’s a thin membrane separating crime and horror fiction, and Alan Baxter seems to have crossed that barrier, blending genres in ways that are organic, unpredictable, and thoroughly captivating.” Since his childhood, Matt McLeod has been consumed by a darkness. With a lifetime of experience in wrestling with this personal hell, he’s found a way …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 15 Oct 2018

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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: Grapevine list nine horror movies which fundamentally changed the genre Ten horror documentaries recommended by Film School Rejects Indiewire has your halloween month viewing schedule planned, with TV, streaming …

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Look Out For … Sleeping With the Monster by Anya Martin

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“Anya Martin has been weaving nightmarish spells in her strange stories for many years, and now her personal best is available in one mind-bending collection.” Twelve women, twelve horrors. In Paris, a college student awakens a gargoyle; insects infest a lonely woman’s home; in post World War II Germany, an American jazz singer confronts her …

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Tattered Tomes: Clive Barker’s The Books of Blood, Vol 4: The Inhuman Condition

The Inhuman Condition by Clive Barker

Released in the states as The Inhuman Condition, Clive Barker’s fourth volume of his Books of Blood series hit the stands in 1986. I didn’t get around to actually reading it until 1988; In the Flesh (Barker’s Books of Blood Vol, 5) released and I bought both books at once. The Inhuman Condition is my …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 8 Oct 2018

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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 Ringer looks back at the many villains of horror cinema and tries to establish who is the best of the worst Film School Rejects trawl through horror cinema …

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Look Out For … The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste

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“With a unique style and unsettling voice, Gwendolyn Kiste is one of the rising stars in the horror and weird fiction arena, making The Rust Maidens one the most anticipated releases of 2018.” Something strange has happened to the girls on Denton Street. Cleveland, Ohio, summer 1980. Phoebe and her best friend just graduated high …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 1 Oct 2018

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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: Bustle have picked out eight new horror novels to keep you busy until halloween Rotten Tomatoes pick out fifteen horror TV series coming over the next year to add …

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Look Out For … In the House in the Dark of the Woods by Laird Hunt

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“A tale of witches, betrayal, the huntress and the hunted, In the House in the Dark of the Woods is a novel of horror and suspense stamped with Laird Hunt’s trademark lyrical prose, covering early American mythology in way you won’t soon forget.”   “Once upon a time there was and there wasn’t a woman who went …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 24 Sep 2018

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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 recommends Six Creepy Documentaries for the Halloween season Cultured Vultures presents an editorial why Michael Myers Can’t Kill Feminism Horrornews.net interviews Javier Botet about his new film …

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Look Out For … Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker

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“This prequel to Dracula, written in collaboration by Dacre Stoker—Bram Stoker’s great grand-nephew—and J.D. Barker, dives deeper into the origins of the famous vampire, while delivering chills and thrills in a historical setting.”   In 1868, twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker must face a horrifying evil. With holy water, crucifixes, and a rifle, he must survive the …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 17 Sep 2018

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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: IGN have the scoop on AMC’s new series Eli Roth’s History of Horror, dropping on 14 October Comicbook have a well researched top fifty horror movies of the twenty-first century …

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Look Out For … Drawn Up From Deep Places by Gemma Files

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“With this new collection from Gemma Files, featuring some stories only available online until now, she displays the scope of her vast imagination with a blend of genres and themes and her unmistakable and distinctive voice.”   Monsters both human and archaic, ghosts and vampires, sorcerer pirates and voodoo priestesses, and the most infamous murderer in history …

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