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Look Out For … Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ by Mendal W. Johnson

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“Originally released in 1974, Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ has gained a massive reputation as one of the most terrifying horror novels ever published.” They’re only kids. That’s what Barbara keeps telling herself. But now the twenty-year-old babysitter is getting a little worried. It’s just a game. She finds herself bound and gagged, the …

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Splatterpunk—Yes … There Will be Blood: Origins in Urban Decay

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1980 AD. Jimmy Carter is in the last full year of his presidency, Mount St. Helen’s awakens from her slumber, AC/DC’s singer Bon Scott drinks himself to death, the US pulls out of the Olympics in Moscow, the Rubik’s Cube frustrates millions, Iron Maiden is born and John Bonham dies, Darth Vader is Luke’s father, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 27 January 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 suggest five horror comics ripe for adaptation into movies Richard Thomas writes on ‘show, don’t tell,’ for his excellent LitReactor craft series, Storyville Cemetery Dance feature chapter …

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Look Out For … The Town by Shaun Prescott

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“With the strange premise of towns that physically disappear, Prescott’s debut novel looks to tie social commentary with the Weird, capturing the loneliness and desperation of the lost.”  The Town. Unnamed, set in the Australian outback. Practically abandoned, desolate, with streets that follow no logic. A young writer researching the ‘middle-of-nowhere’, those depressing towns that …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 20 January 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: Robert Englund, A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s original Freddy Kreuger, to present True Terror, on Travel Channel Zach D’amico of Rough Cut Cinema writes a guest post for the Washington Post …

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Look Out For … The Boatman’s Daughter by Andy Davidson

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“With this creepy Southern Gothic,  Davidson conjures a very personal and dangerous fight for survival you won’t soon forget.” Miranda Crabtree has been on her own since her father died. That was years ago, and now she’s constantly looking over her shoulder, living off the land, making ends meet by ferrying contraband for a mad …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 13 January 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: No Film School have a feature article on producing effective short horror films on a budget The Gingernuts of Horror talk to the twelve writers of the werewolf tales …

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Look Out For … Wisteria Cottage by Robert M. Coates

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“Wisteria Cottage, first published in 1948, pushes the boundaries of psychological terror, and showcases Coates’ incredible range as a storyteller.” Though he might be a little odd, Florence Hackett takes a liking to Richard Baurie. A clerk at the local bookstore, Richard is nice, helpful, and over time, becomes part of the family Florence has …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 6 January 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: Max Booth III writes for LitReactor on the horror books we should all be excited about in 2020 Screen Rant select ten contemporary horror directors whose work is a …

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Look Out For … Pine by Francine Toon

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“With hints of mythology and the bleak rural setting, this haunting Gothic thriller is perfect for the winter season.” Ten-year old Lauren lives with her father Niall, both along in the Scottish Highlands, their village surrounded by a pine forest. Her mother has been missing for around ten years, and recent strange events are mounting. …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 30 December 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: Flame Tree Press on just why the Christmas season is so perfect for tales of terror Bloody Disgusting pick out one Christmas horror movie you may have missed, but …

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Look Out For … As Summer’s Mask Slips and Other Disruptions by Gordon B White

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“These fifteen strange tales, collected together here for the first time, are the perfect gateway into White’s horror fiction.”  An old woman and a young boy who live in a subterranean house face strange singing worms. A Black Cotillion coming out party for a genderfluid witch in the South. A spirit gets revenge with possession …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 23 December 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 recommend the ten best horror films from 2019 that you might have missed Mason Morgan writes a guest post over at Ink Heist, talking frankly about mental …

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Look Out For … True Crime by Samantha Kolesnik

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“Early buzz on Kolesnik’s debut novel True Crime compares her visceral, hard-hitting writing style with some of the best in the horror genre, with a story that packs a twisted and gruesome punch.” Suzy lives with her abusive mother, along with her brother Lim. They live in a dark town where the stars never shine. …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 December 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: Indiewire choose twelve example of outstanding horror shot by female directors Ink Heist bring you brand new fiction by Cynthia Pelayo Tony Jones continues his important work unearthing gems …

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