Category: Features

Three Things American Horror Story Got Right

AHS maid

American Horror Story premiered in the United States in October 2011 as an anthological television series where each season told a different story with different characters, often played by actors from other seasons. Though, I don’t think that viewers knew that this unique quality of the series was planned. I know I was a bit …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 16 December 2013

Christmas is almost upon us once again, but if you think all that merriment and silliness will stop us from finding the best horror articles of the week, think again. This week on Must Read Horror: Ho Ho Horrors – The Favourite Christmas Movies of Roger Corman, Mick Garris, Neil Gaiman, and More! Top Ten …

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Less is More: Short Horror

Edgar Allan Poe

My first column for This is Horror… hmm, what to do? I’m gonna go with ‘Less is More: Short Horror’ with the intention of focussing on short stories in the genre. As a kind of ‘getting to know each other’ piece, this first will look at the form and its suitability for telling dark tales, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 9 December 2013

Welcome to Must Read Horror, the place to find the best horror articles of the week. Once again we’ve searched the internet for interesting and notable articles for your reading pleasure. This week: Our Sinister Sisters: The Girl Monster On Screen Santa Showdown: Gremlins Vs. Rare Exports Remembering Michael Jackson’s Thriller – 30 Years Later …

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Interview: Sean Hogan Vs Gary McMahon

The following interview/discussion should have taken place in a cosy pub over a few pints, but due to logistics it was conducted over a short period of time via email. The brief was for each of the subjects to interview the other, but in the format of an informal chat rather than a structured interview. …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 2 December 2013

Welcome to Must Read Horror, the place to find the best horror articles of the week. Once again we’ve searched the internet for interesting and notable articles for your reading pleasure. This week: Santa Showdown: Silent Night, Deadly Night Vs. Black Christmas 5 Reasons the Horror Genre Will Never Die Embrace the Horror: Why PC …

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New Genre Publishers in Australia

It’s been one hell of a year for Australia. (Horror) publishing in Australia has been slow and steady, and seems to be focused on Australian authors for an Australian market. Absolutely nothing wrong with this. We need Aussie authors to be published in Australia, and we need them distributed and read in Australia. People like …

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Cabin Fever

I recently did something that I’ve always dreamt about doing; I rented a little cabin in a forest and hunkered down for a month of uninterrupted writing. As a city girl, I’ve always been attracted to the idea of wilderness and isolation. My favourite stories involve characters on the periphery of the civilised world, in …

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Joel Lane

Joel Lane

The first call came at about six o’clock last night, just as I was about to start making dinner. It was Ramsey Campbell, who’d never rung me before. He sounded subdued, speaking more slowly than usual. The way people do when something terrible’s happened. He’d called about a piece of news that was already spreading …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 25 November 2013

Welcome to this week’s edition of Must Read Horror, your one-stop shop for the best horror articles the internet has to offer. This week: The Best and Worst Survival Horror Games of the Generation Even More Fun Horror Movies That Received Rotten Reviews The 5 Most Embarrassing Horror Sequels The Good, The Bad, and The …

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My Top 10 Horror Stories by Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones and Neil Gaiman at the Fearie Tales launch at the World Fantasy Convention photo by Peter Coleborn

Stephen Jones, one of Britain’s most acclaimed and prolific anthologists of horror and dark fantasy, has edited the magnificent Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome for Jo Fletcher Books. Over the years he’s read literally tens of thousands of stories from writers both old and new, and so we knew we were setting him a …

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Dreams and Hannibal

Hannibal TV Show

When I was seventeen I had a pair of uncommonly disturbing dreams. I typically don’t remember much about my dreams at all, even the stand-out ones. These two dreams remain vivid in my mind, 18 years later. The first dream is very short and feels very cinematic to me. I’m driving a pickup truck in …

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2013 FrightFest All-Nighter

Patrick remake

FrightFest does one all-night film festival a year, usually timetabled to coincide with Halloween. While most FrightFest events take place in either London (August) or Glasgow (February), the Halloween one gets rolled out across the country, allowing people who can’t get to the big city events the chance to join in some of the fun. …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 18 November 2013

Welcome, once again, to Must Read Horror. You want great horror articles? This is the place to find the best the web has to offer. This week: 10 More Horror Sequels That Never Got Made The Psychotic Glee of Psychomania The Ten Worst Horror Finales The Horror at the Heart of Australian Cinema 5 Vacation …

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It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

Frankenstein 1931

In the interest of full disclosure, over the course of the past year I really gave selling-out a go. It was fun and I recommend everyone try it at least once, maybe twice if you’re really raking it in. I also recommend that you know when to piss all over the desk and split before …

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