Film Review: Cassadaga

A young blind woman, Lily More, moves to the spiritualist community of Cassadaga after the death of her sister. The two girls had been orphans, their mother dying when they were young, so Lily’s life has already been blighted by tragedy. She’s been awarded a bursary to the local University, where she wants to study …

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Review: The Devil’s Rain

By the mid-seventies, cinema had shown us that getting mixed up with Satan had some serious consequences. Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist had swept away any idea that horror films were just simple morality tales where good must ultimately win through. Arriving when it did, The Devil’s Rain looks like was made a decade too …

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VHS Horror

In his latest instalment of Horror of Babylon, BC Furtney reminisces about the glory days of the VCR. The VCR Era  

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In the Dark Hollow of a Caravan Someone Waits by Cate Gardner

Brand new Flash Fear from Cate Gardner and illustrated by Jason Hicks. Cate Gardner Flash Fiction

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The Cabin in the Woods – Review

Stuck in release hell since filming wrapped in 2009 (due to MGM going bankrupt), 2012 will finally see the liberation of Cabin in the Woods, the love letter to horror from Buffy the Vampire Slayer alumni Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon, onto the big screen. Review: The Cabin in the Woods

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Hollywood Monster by Robert Englund

The chances are, if you’re a horror fan, then you’ll know who Robert Englund is. The original – and best – incarnation of Freddy Krueger, Englund rose to prominence in the 1984 Nightmare on Elm Street film directed by Wes Craven and is still working today (mostly on very low-budget horror films) and he’s also …

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An in-depth look at chainsaw classic Pieces

In 1983, I was fourteen years old and, as much as my mates and I talked about horror films and wished we could get hold of Betamax copies of The Evil Dead or The Entity, the fact is that the two films I most wanted to see that summer were Return of the Jedi and …

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Fiction Writers: Readers will judge a book by its cover

In our latest instalment of Re(a)d-Letter Day, Simon Marshall-Jones gets to grips with the importance of a good book cover. Fiction Writers: Readers will judge a book by its cover

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Film Review: The Tapes

The Tapes is another pick from the never-ending slew of found footage films, although this one is British and tries to include a different slant on the whole theme. Review: The Tapes

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Review: Rough Music by Simon Kurt Unsworth

Rough Music by Simon Kurt Unsworth is the latest offering from renowned small press Spectral Press. Rough Music is Spectral’s first release of 2012 and effortlessly maintains the high standards set since its inception. Rough Music by Simon Kurt Unsworth

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Meet The Writer: James Brogden

What first attracted you to horror writing? An 80s childhood in rural Tasmania effectively forced me to develop an imaginary world to escape into or go insane. My parents got me into fantasy and science fiction early on – from Dad, The Lord of the Rings, from Mum, the books of John Wyndham – but …

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Snowtown (2011)

Between August 1992 and May 1999, eleven people were murdered by John Justin Bunting and his accomplices in Southern Australia (a twelfth charge was dropped due to lack of evidence). The bodies were found stored inside barrels of acid located in a former bank building in Snowtown, South Australia on 20 May 1999. Four people, …

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Ink on Ink: Wayne Simmons

The most-decorated man in horror, Wayne Simmons, talks us through his tattoos in our latest instalment of Ink on Ink. Wayne Simmons Interview

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The value of literary agents

Shaun Hutson gives his no BS take on the importance of literary agents. Does an author need an agent?

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Demons Descend Up North

Demons

Thursday 29 March sees Manchester invaded by flesh eating demons. Grimm Up North will be screening a double bill of both 1980s Demon films at The Dancehouse in Manchester. Laden with floor to ceiling gore and X-rated shocks, Demons was the brainchild of Lamberto Bava and Dario Argento and battered audiences into submission over twenty …

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