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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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5 Must Read Horror Articles 11 November 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: Horror is Hot: How Horrible Do You Have to Be? 15 Incredibly Tenuous Horror and Sci-Fi Sequels Dan O’Bannon and the Origins …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 4 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: A Two Coreys Halloween: The Essential Horror Movies of Haim and Feldman Everyone Has a Skeleton in Their Closet: 15 Oscar-Nominated Actors in Television Horror Anthologies Revolt of …

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Creepshow

Happy Birthday Creepshow

Growing up on the outskirts of a small Northern shipyard town in the 1980s I didn’t get much opportunity to read the sort of gruesome, blood-soaked comics for which my dark heart longed. My father never threw my horror comics in the trash because I didn’t have any. In fact given the proclivity of my …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 29 October 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: Carrie Face-Off: Remake Vs. Original 11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity Why John Carpenter is the Most Underrated Filmmaker of Our Time Phantasmagorical Ponderings: …

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Eraserhead and Me

Eraserhead

   I recently had the opportunity to watch David Lynch’s Eraserhead on Blu-ray. This was an especially momentous occasion, as I hadn’t seen this quite astounding surrealist nightmare of a film for many years. It’s a remarkable piece – definitely one of the strangest and most beguiling movies ever made, and I feel as if …

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Happy Halloween 3: The Devil Made ’Em Do It

  It’s that time again. My co-favourite holiday always rolls up by surprise, even though we can see it coming from a mile away. There’s something about the blazing hot summer that seems to drag on forever that lulls me into a sun-baked stupor by the time October hits, and it’s tough to shake until …

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