Interview: Megazanthus Press

DF Lewis has been a regular contributor to the small presses since the 1980s with many hundreds of short stories to his name (see his now out-of-print collection Weirdmonger and The Last Balcony, recently published by Inkermen Press).  In recent years, however, he has turned his attention to publishing other writers’ short stories, first with …

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The rise of Australian horror and the Oz Horror Mini-con

We’ve had a first here in Australia this month. Our first single-genre horror convention, the Oz Horror Mini-con was a pre-cursor to the main Oz Horror Con 2013, to be held in January in Melbourne. Previously we’ve had multi-genre conventions, not least of all AussieCon 4 and World Con back in 2010. That was a …

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Review: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Don’t let the title of the recently released Resident Evil 6 fool you. Taking into account the various spin-offs and remakes that have shambled forth since the series’ birth in 1996, there are now close to two-dozen Resident Evil games . As well as the main instalments, the series now encompasses light-gun shooters, online co-op …

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News Round-up Week Ending 9 November

Osama wins World Fantasy Award Lavie Tidhar has beaten off strong competition from George R R Martin and Stephen King to take home the World Fantasy Award for best novel. The award, presented in Toronto on 4 November is a huge coup for the author and the book which was published in paperback by Solaris. …

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Review: Osama by Lavie Tidhar

Osama is a meta-fictional masterpiece that is quite unlike anything you will have ever read. Stop reading this review and get your hands on a copy now before anyone spoils it for you by trying to describe the characters, plot lines and themes in any conventional manner, which is simply an impossibility given the fluid …

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News Round-up Week Ending 2 November

The Dead 2

The Dead 2 shambles into production The Ford Brothers have announced that their new film The Dead 2 will be filmed in India in early 2013. The Ford Brothers claim that the sequel will be bigger and bolder than the original. Be sure to check back to This Is Horror for more news on the film as …

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Simon Kurt Unsworth writes for charity

Simon Kurt Unsworth

Quiet Houses author, Simon Kurt Unsworth, has produced four chapbooks of some of his best work in order to raise money for Cancer Research. The chapbooks accompany a Halloween reading that Simon performs every year in the Cancer Research shop in Morecambe, Lancs. This Is Horror caught up with Simon, when asked about his motivation …

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Autumn: Horror in the East schedule

Autumn: Horror in the East

The schedule for Autumn: Horror in the East, that takes place on Saturday 3 November in Lowestoft has been released. Saturday’s events will run as follows: A reading from Joseph Freeman. Panel discussion, ‘Everything you ever needed to know about zombies but were too afraid to ask’ featuring David Moody, Sean Page, Iain McKinnon and …

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Halloween Special: A Mother’s Blood by Ray Cluley

Seeing as it’s Halloween, dear reader, we thought we’d treat you to an original piece of fiction. And what a story it is, perhaps the darkest ever to grace the pages of This Is Horror. A Mother’s Blood is dark, terrifying, tragic and beautiful. Illustrated by the incredibly talented Robert Elrod and written by up-and-coming …

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5 Halloween Stories to Read

The Faceless

Here at This Is Horror we have put together a list of recommended spooky reads that will send a shiver down your spine on All Hallows’ Eve. Please bear in mind, we take no responsibility for the terror induced by our recommendations! Read more…  

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Halloween Special: A Zombie-busting anniversary

Well, another Halloween fast approaches, and it’s always been my favourite holiday. Let’s face it, whenever the ghosts and ghouls come out to play, it makes just about everything more entertaining. Stuck in traffic? Look, there’s a masked guy wielding a machete. Caught at the red light? Look, a toothless crack whore with track marks. …

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The importance of editing, Simon Bestwick & nuns, and the perfect Halloween viewing

Without editors, gentle reader, most people in my profession would be screwed. Editors wipe our noses, change our nappies and make certain we’re not late for nursery school. They also pay off the police, bury the bodies, buy up all those naked photos from when we were young and needed the money and burn them …

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6 Must Read Halloween Horror Articles

Michael Myers Happy Halloween

Every week we highlight to you the very best horror articles across the globe. This week, however, we’re doing things slightly differently, you see with Halloween around the corner we thought it might be nice to highlight 6 Must Read Halloween articles – well almost, actually there are 4 must read articles and 2 must see …

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News Round-up Week Ending 26 October

NOS4A2

NOS4A2 details continue to emerge Joe Hill has announced details of his new novel NOS4A2, through the Cemetery Dance website. Hill said the book is about  “a very bad man with a very bad car. Bad things happen to the children who get in the car with him. These children wind up being driven to a place …

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Hop Farm Freak Week Returns

The Hatch

The award winning Hop Farm Freak Weak returns this year from 25-31 October at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood in Kent. The festival has introduced a trio of new events this year with the highlight being a terrifying attraction, billed as the world’s first crawling horror experience – The Hatch. The Hatch is where six schoolchildren …

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