FrightFest 2012 preview

FrightFest 2012

It only happens once a year but perhaps the biggest extravaganza in the horror calendar is here again, folks. In less than twenty-four hours FrightFest 2012 will have officially began! Last year FrightFest won This Is Horror’s Event of the Year, as voted by you. And this year is looking bigger and, dare we say …

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Review: Paranormal Incident

If you thought that a film with a title of Paranormal Incident would be trying to cash in on similar titles, you’d be right. Read more…

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Review: The Bridge – Season One

A grim, bleak crime thriller with a washed-out photographic palette to match, The Bridge was hyped as the first ever creative television collaboration between Denmark and Sweden, combining the talents of the Danish producers of TV successes The Killing and Borgen, and the Swedish team responsible for Wallander. It’s no surprise, then, that the plot …

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Review: Dark Melodies by William Meikle

William Meikle is a man on a mission. With fifteen novels and more than 250 short story credits to his name, Meikle has written everything from Sword & Sorcery to Sherlock Holmes. But it is, perhaps, the many Lovecraftian novels and short stories for which he is most renowned. Read more…

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Winners: HP Lovecraft’s Chill

Continuing the Lovecraft birthday celebrations, here are the winners of our HP Lovecraft competition. Each will receive a copy of Chill. Winners: David Lees, Mike Roth, Jennifer Griffin, David McWilliam and James Mathurin We will be contacting each of you shortly and sending out the DVDs. Congratulations to the prize winners and thank you to …

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Review: Doll Parts by Wayne Simmons

With Drop Dead Gorgeous, Wayne Simmons set up an apocalypse unlike any other. His creatures were not just zombies, as you might have expected if you had read his debut novel, Flu. The monsters in DDG were all beautiful women, or Dolls, risen from the dead to wreak havoc around Belfast, their flapping eyes and …

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4 Must Read Horror Articles

Poltergeist skeletons

This week on Must Read Horror Articles: The Horror of British TV Comedies [Remember This?] Spielberg Dumps JoBeth Williams in a Pool with Real Skeletons in Poltergeist Colin Harvey – one year on Discovery of M.R. James story gives chidden chance to write ghostly ending If you want more useful links like the must read …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Read At Least One HP Lovecraft Story

Today marks the birthday of HP Lovecraft, one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century. Lovecraft wrote hundreds of short stories and novellas from 1917 right up until his death in 1937. Stephen King proclaimed him one of the greatest practitioners of the classic horror tale, and yet some readers find his …

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News Round-up Week Ending 17 August 2012

Moody Simmons

Wayne Simmons and David Moody signing tour Wayne Simmons and David Moody have announced that they will be going on a signing tour across the country from August to December. “Wayne and I have become something of a double-act at signings and events”, says David Moody, “So much so that Waterstones have started spreading the …

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Review: The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine by John Llewellyn Probert

The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine by John Llewellyn Probert is the latest release in the Spectral Visions series from Spectral Press. The novella tells the story of a crazed serial killer who murders his victims, all doctors, in the style of murders that happen in Vincent Price films. The novella is dedicated to the …

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RIP Harry Harrison: 12 March 1925 – 15 August 2012

So many individuals have had significant impact and influence upon our lives that it’s easy for the importance of those who have disappeared from our minds to dim and fade away. I hadn’t thought about Harry Harrison for many years – not in any meaningful sense, anyway – until this morning when I heard of …

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Never Sleep Again – Nightmare on Elm Street Memories

We’ve spent the last week at Probert Towers watching Never Sleep Again, a quite remarkably exhaustive four-hour plus documentary on the Nightmare On Elm Street series of films and pretty much the last word on the subject. The team behind this have gathered together as many key personnel from each of these movies as they …

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Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Trailer

The full-length trailer for Silent Hill’s highly anticipated sequel Silent Hill: Revelation 3D was recently unveiled. Cast members include Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones), Deborah Kara Unger (The Game, The Samaritan) and Radha Mitchell (Man of Fire, The Crazies). The film will be released October 26 2012 ready for Halloween. …

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Win HP Lovecraft inspired horror Chill on DVD

Love classic horror and HP Lovecraft? Win one of five DVD copies of Chill through the This is Horror Facebook page. Simply go to the This is Horror Facebook page and vote for your favourite HP Lovecraft story. If you are one of the winners we will contact you through your facebook page, so be sure to check …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles

This week on Must Read Horror Articles: Great Collection of Thai Sci-Fi & Horror Movie Posters 10 Bizarre Creatures from Japanese Folklore My Top 10 Horror-Comedies of All Time 10 Beautifully Creepy Places British TV Horror and How It Made Me Who I Am If you want more useful links like the must read horror …

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