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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Interview: Guy Adams – Part II

Tell us a bit about your new version of Hands of the Ripper. How similar is it to the Hammer film of the same name? GA: The beats are the same but there are massive changes. Hammer Books were interested in setting a number of their novelisations in the present day and they asked how …

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News Round-up Week Ending 10 August 2012

American Horror Story: Asylum The second series of the TV show American Horror Story is going to be set in an insane asylum. The new series will be named American Horror Story: Asylum. Creator Ryan Murphy explains, “We picked ‘Asylum’ because it not only describes the setting – an insane asylum run by Jessica Lange’s character which was formerly …

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Review: Monster Brawl

How do you review a film like Monster Brawl? We’re not even convinced that it qualifies as a film to be entirely honest. The concept is a bizarre one, combining the silliness of the world of wrestling with some of the most famous monsters of all time and mashing them together into the running time. …

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The influence of MR James on the horror genre

On the 1 August this year Montague Rhodes James would have celebrated his 150th birthday. It would be very difficult to overestimate the enormous influence the quiet academic has had on the horror genre, inspiring authors like Stephen King and Ramsey Campbell. That influence continues to inspire newer writers such as Gary McMahon and Adam …

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Interview: Gabriela Hersham

In her own words, Gabriela Hersham is an, “Actress, foodie, film fanatic, adrenalin junkie, obsessive instagrammer and competitive ping-pong player.” JD Gillam was on hand to interview the up-and-coming actress. Read more…

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5 Must Read Articles

This week on Must Read Horror Articles: Best Horror Movie Series – Top 20 Horror Movie Franchises of All Time Top 5 Most Overrated Horror Movies 10 Best Serial Killer Movies Top 10 Horror Video Game Music Themes Top 5 Horror Role-Playing Games If you want more useful links like the must read horror articles …

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Interview: Connie Corcoran Wilson

Connie is a University of Iowa grad (MS + 30) and college professor with 56 years of writing experience who has taught at six colleges as well as at junior high school level. She’s written for five newspapers and nine blogs, founded three businesses, plays four musical instruments, and has two children. Connie followed the …

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Review: The Tunnel

It’s rare these days for a movie’s publicity to get it just right but the advance blurb for The Tunnel, the new Australian found footage thriller, is surprisingly apt.  Described as The Blair Witch Project meets Death Line (or Raw Meat on the actual blurb – presumably Australians saw that particular 1973 Gary Sherman classic …

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Grimm Up North Looms

Grimm Fest

The wonderful folks at Grimm Up North have not only announced the first three films of this year’s festival line-up but have also revealed that a small amount of highly discounted Early Bird tickets will be made available on a first come first served basis. The three films announced are a new HD version of the …

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