Christmas Films for Horror Fans

What do horror film fans watch for Christmas? Of course I can’t speak for all of us, but with the festive season upon us, if you haven’t yet decided on the final few movies to ensure you have an appropriately-terrifying holiday period, the Bloodstained Balcony is here to make a few suggestions. Keep on reading

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Interview: Lee Davis

Lee Davis is a writer and illustrator of comics, children’s books and horror. He lives with his wife in the mountains of Virginia. He enjoys the outdoors, watching too many horror movies and pretending to be somebody else writing about himself. Keep reading…  

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Buy chapbooks and enter our prize draw to win an annual subscription

This Is Horror chapbook trilogy

Everyone who buys from the This Is Horror shop between now and 11 January 2013 will be entered into a prize draw to win an annual subscription to the This Is Horror Premium Chapbooks. This means if you buy a one year subscription and win the prize draw we’ll upgrade it to two years. Similarly …

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Exclusive: Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey, Cover Reveal

Black Feathers by Joseph D'Lacey

We are tremendously excited to unveil in a world exclusive the cover to Joseph D’Lacey’s forthcoming novel Black Feathers. As you can see it really is a stunning piece of art: silver-foil on rough black paper stock – just beautiful. But enough gushing, we caught up with the man himself, Joseph D’Lacey to see what’s …

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This Is Horror Awards 2012

The This Is Horror Awards 2012 are now open. Please send your votes to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Awards 2012 Votes’. To cast a vote simply write the category and your vote for each award. You are allowed to vote for your top two in each category. For example: Award 1. First choice 2. …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles – 17 December 2012

Every week we trawl the web for interesting articles relating to horror, and it’s that time again, folks. This week on Must Read Horror Articles. 10 Best Mad Doctor horror movies BBFC adjust Sexual And Sadistic Violence Policy Gary McMahon’s top picks of 2012 Eleven great eyeball gross-out gags in the movies Dissecting ‘The Human …

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News Round-up Week Ending 14 December

Cronenberg Season Horror Channel will be screening three of David Cronenberg’s most twisted and influential films in a special tribute to the director. The season begins on 12 January 2013 with Shivers which will be introduced by The Devil’s Playground director Sean Hogan. This is followed by Rabid on 19 January, with Martyrs director Pascal Laugier handling the introduction. The …

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This Is Horror Awards 2012: Voting opens tomorrow

It’s time, once again, to cast your votes in the This Is Horror Awards 2012. We will be unveiling the shortlist this time tomorrow and opening voting to the public. In the meantime here’s a note about the awards. We’ve decided to merge the Classic Soundtrack of the Year and Soundtrack of the Year award …

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Christmas Fiction: There’s Always Something by Gary McMahon

Max fucking hated Christmas. He stood at the window, looking out at the night as it began to snow. His neighbours had gone to town with their decorations this year: several cheap plastic Santas, a scattering of gaudy neon angels, festive greetings spelled out in lights across the roofs. It was horrible. He hated it. …

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The Best (and Worst) Motel Horror

Like two great tastes that taste great together, that genre we call horror and that lodging we call a motel seem to be made for each other. Now, to be fair, mere mention of the two in the same sentence introduces an 800lb gorilla into the room, and it would be ignorant to ignore it. …

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Review: Christmas Evil

Oh, the early 80s, when slasher movies were all the rage. Arrow have unearthed a Christmas horror that’s also know as You Better Watch Out and has been lauded by John Waters as being the “greatest Christmas movie ever made”. Read more…

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10 Must Read Australian Horror Writers

When I was asked to write something on ten ‘must read’ Aussie horror writers, I thought, “Hell, how can I narrow it down to so few?” I know many, many writers that I consider ‘must read’, both here in Australia and internationally. Well, here they are. In a random order, as well, to avoid being …

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News Round-up Week Ending 7 December

The Way of the Leaves by David Tallerman

Fantastiq Takes Shape A brand new British film and TV festival has been announced for August 2013. Fantastiq aims to bring the best in sci-fi, fantasy and horror film and TV together in one place. The festival will be held at the Derby Quad on 9-11 August 2013. Be sure to check back to This …

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Horror and the must read novella (and why they’re still relevant)

The novella is one of those literary forms that I have admired for a long time – a quicker read than a novel but a fuller experience than a short story. In the mainstream publishing world, it appears to be something of a neglected format (although, having said that, in a relatively recent visit to …

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Win Zombie Flesh Eaters Steel Book Edition

Zombie Flesh Eaters

To coincide with the release of the brand new Steel Book Edition of Zombie Flesh Eaters on blu-ray we’re launching a very special competition in which two of you will win the aforementioned Zombie Flesh Eaters and one of you will also see your fiction published on the This Is Horror website. The Rules Write …

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