The Fear of Spiders – Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia may very well be the most common phobia of all – or at least the most well known. We know that it covers all arachnids, but we’re going to concentrate on spiders specifically. Read more…

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Tales of the Nun & Dragon

Tales of the Nun and the Dragon

“The Nun and Dragon was the perfect name for a pub, but since none of us have a pub we made it a book instead. I’m very pleased we did,” says Adele Wearing on upcoming genre collection, Tales of the Nun & Dragon. The anthology features 23 short stories from a range of genres and authors …

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American Horror Story: Asylum Teasers

October sees the return of American Horror Story for its second series. American Horror Story’s first series was runner-up for best TV show in the inaugural This is Horror Awards. We are really looking forward to the next series, American Horror Story: Asylum, especially after seeing all the teaser trailers that have been released over the …

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Paranormal Activity 4 Trailer

Watch the trailer for the new Paranormal Activity film. Scheduled for release in the US in just over a month, Paranormal Activity 4 stars fan favourite Katie Featherstone and is directed by the directors of its predecessor, Paranormal Activity 3, Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost. JO BALDWIN

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Ramsey Campbell, Gary McMahon, Simon Bestwick and Conrad Williams – Next weekend, live in Manchester

Thin Men with Yellow Faces launch event

The launch of Thin Men with Yellow Faces by Gary McMahon and Simon Bestwick is just one week away. As announced at the end of last month the This Is Horror Manchester Chapbook launch will also feature readings from horror legend Ramsey Campbell and Conrad Williams. Horror host and fan favourite, Jasper Bark will be …

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News Round-up Week Ending 14 September

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Capcom reveal new downloadable modes on Resident Evil 6 Capcom have announced that there will be new gaming modes and additional content launched following the release of Resident Evil 6 on 2 October. The new content will be downloadable and the new gameplay modes will expand on the multi-player aspects of the game. Capcom said, “Survivors …

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Win the entire Concrete Grove Trilogy by Gary McMahon

Concrete Grove trilogy by Gary McMahon

Today marks the UK release date of the third instalment in Gary McMahon’s Concrete Grove series, Beyond Here Lies Nothing. To celebrate the release we’ve teamed together with Solaris Books and the man himself, multiple award-winning author Gary McMahon, to offer you the chance to win the complete trilogy – that’s The Concrete Grove, Silence …

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Review: Kill Zombie!

The denizens of Amsterdam are about to have a very bad day in directing duo Martijn Smits and Erwin Van Den Eshof’s Dutch horror-comedy Kill Zombie! – especially protagonist Aziz (Gaier), who finds one particular morning going from bad, to worse, to horrific. Read more…

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Can we really trust book reviews? (The dark side of online reviews)

The stakes are always high, whichever game you find yourself playing where the competition is exceptionally fierce. From the perspective of bookselling and publishing, this appears to be especially so. There are countless authors out there, in both the traditional and self-publishing arenas, releasing the fruits of their labours by the hundreds every week, and …

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Review: Silent Hill: Downpour

No one would deny that the past few years have been difficult for the Silent Hill series. Following the departure of Team Silent, the development team behind the first four instalments – the second of which is rightfully regarded as a classic of the survival horror genre – publisher Konami has farmed creation of the …

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Review: [Rec]3: Genesis

[REC]3: Genesis deliberately jettisons everything that made the first two films in the franchise frightening and interesting within the first fifteen minutes. Read more…

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4 Must Read Horror Articles

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This week on Must Read Horror Articles: Resident Evil: Survival Horror vs. Action Clip joint: Clowns [Remember This?] When You Were Scared To See ‘Hostel’ Monstro Bizarro: Georgia’s Legendary River Monster If you want more useful links like the must read horror articles we highlight every week, then please follow @ThisIsHorror on Twitter. Resident Evil: Survival …

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This Is Horror Awards 2012 – A new award as requested by horror fans

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We’ve enjoyed quite the response thus far from horror fans worldwide sending in nominations for the This Is Horror Awards 2012 shortlist. Now, the good news is that you still have over the month to send in your nominations. The better news is that we’ve listened to your request for a brand new award, which …

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Interview: Atra Aeterna (Zack Mitchell)

Atra Aeterna is the solo musical project of Zack Mitchell, who creates haunting, cinematic pieces that blur the line between electronic and neo-classical music. Influenced by the likes of Akira Yamaoka and Clint Mansell, Zack seamlessly melds subtle fields of static warmth, complex piano melodies and dark atmospherics into a bleak and ethereal blend of …

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Interview: S.P. Miskowski

S. P. Miskowski’s supernatural horror novel Knock Knock is published by Omnium Gatherum Media and is on the shortlist for a Shirley Jackson Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Supernatural Tales 21, Horror Bound Online Magazine, Identity Theory, The Absent Willow Review, Other Voices and the anthology Detritus. She is a member of the speculative fiction group Wily Writers. Read more…

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