Gary McMahon on new anthology Visions Fading Fast

Award-winning author, Gary McMahon, is editing a brand new Pendragon Press anthology, entitled Visions Fading Fast. Gary recently swung by This Is Horror HQ to explain a little more on his new venture and why he selected each author for Visions Fading Fast. Read more…

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Exclusive excerpt from Scarla sequel by BC Furtney

Finishing my first novel, Scarla, was a great feeling, partly because up until then, I’d never really intended to write a book. As it turned out, the journey was more rewarding than I anticipated. Being brand new to the medium, I had my doubts about gaining entry into the publishing world with the first arrow …

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Interview: Christopher Fowler

Christopher Fowler

John L Probert interviewed Christopher Fowler, author of Hell Train, ahead of this appearance as Guest of Honour at Edge-Lit this weekend. Read more…

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This Is Horror Live Event – 6PM, July 8 – Birmingham

This evening we will be showcasing what promises to be an incredible evening of horror with none other than Sam Stone, David Moody, John L Probert and Jasper Bark. The event takes place at The Electric Cinema in Birmingham which is just a short walk away from Birmingham New Street train station. Please order your …

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Review: The Woman in Black

Based on Susan Hill’s classic ghost story, The Woman in Black is the latest screen adaptation of the famous chiller. The story has been made numerous times for stage and screen, yet this latest incarnation is without doubt the most high-profile to-date. Read more…

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Why The Exorcist is a horror classic

For this month’s column, I am going to write the first of an occasional series on favourite films, books or other items which have influenced me in some way, genre-wise at least. To kick it all off, I’ll be talking about one of my favourite films: no, not Hellraiser (although that is a favourite and …

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Top 5 authors who helped shape Southern Horror

It is the 4th of July today, so in honour  of Independence Day we  bring you the 5  authors who helped  shape Southern Horror.  This list is in no way definitive, it is merely a list of  authors who have entertained us through the years. Read more…

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Re-Animator The Musical

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This year sees a huge dose of horror being brought to the Edinburgh Fringe. Stuart Gordon has resurrected his classic 1985 horror film Re-Animator as a musical and after a successful six month run it will be terrorising Edinburgh for the entire month of August. Re-Animator is the story of Herbert West, a medical student …

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No Rest for Those Who Can’t Sleep by Steve Rasnic Tem

You wake again in the middle of the night and for the moment don’t remember which house you’re in. You’ve moved only three times in forty years, but still, you can’t remember which house or when. The shadows don’t help you and turning on the light is a thing you cannot bear. Read more…

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TTA Press Announce Novella Series

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TTA Press have announced their own new line of novellas that will be launched very soon. TTA have taken this decision to try and promote high quality stories that were too long to fit into Black Static or Interzone but still deserved celebrating in their own right. The initial novellas will be written by authors …

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David Moody, John L Probert, Sam Stone and Jasper Bark – Live in Birmingham

evening of horror Shock and Gore

We are pleased to announced that John L Probert has been added to the This Is Horror Shock & Gore live event, next weekend, after Conrad Williams had to pull out due to unforeseen circumstances. This Is Horror are proud to present a brand new evening of horror literature at The Electric Cinema, Birmingham as …

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3 Must Read Horror Articles

Edvard Munch

It’s that time again – folk from across the globe just keep writing must read horror articles and so in turn we must showcase the very best for you, dear reader. So with that said, let’s get straight to it. This week on Must Read Horror Articles: Edvard Munch: a head for horror Whatever happened …

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Review: Last Days by Adam Nevill

Last Days is the latest and beefiest tome from British horror scribe Adam Nevill. It’s clear from the outset that this is Nevill’s most ambitious project to date, and in some ways, it’s also his most fascinating. Read more…

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Review: The Ritual

The Ritual is a gripping helter-skelter ride from the first page, where the reader is thrown headfirst into a nightmare-like situation. We’re introduced to a group of old friends (Hutch, Luke, Dom and Phil), who are in the Scandinavian wilderness for a walking holiday. However, it immediately transpires that two of the characters are struggling …

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The internet marketing cold caller and the problem with LOL

LOL is the nervous laugh of internet interaction. I doubt anyone is actually laughing out loud as they type it. If they were, given how most people use it, they’re either mentally deranged or a cackling comic book villain.  “Bank’s just foreclosed on the mortgage, could lose the house – LOL!” Read more…

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