Found: One Severed Head

I’ll tell you something, nothing kick-starts widespread killer-on-the-loose panic quicker than finding a severed head in a suburban shopping plaza dumpster. Well, I guess I hail from a pretty exciting enclave of morbid death and destruction, despite the disinterest that largely characterised my formative years, because that’s exactly the scenario that played out in and …

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Meet The Writer: Patrick Freivald

What first attracted you to horror writing? I read Stephen King’s The Stand in sixth grade. I can’t say I understood it all at the time, but I was drawn in to both the human side of horror – the plague and the struggle to survive the aftermath – and the supernatural battle between good …

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A brand new audibook by Anthony Keetch

The Devil Take Your Stereo

Anthony Keetch alongside David Darlington and What Noise Productions has produced and written ‘The Devil Take Your Stereo – A Satanic Chiller by Desmond Stirling’. This story is available as an audiobook in five episodic chunks. Part-comedy/part-horror it follows an elderly writer of horror novels trying to dictate his latest opus. Head on over to …

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Jonathan Oliver Interview: Pt III

The final part of our interview with Jonathan Oliver has arrived. He speaks about his own fiction and whether horror should have a moral message. Jonathan Oliver Interview: Part III  

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All aboard the Hell Train

Hell Train by Christopher Fowler

So, what do you get if you combine bizarre creatures, satanic rites and terrified train passengers? Quite simply, out of this unholy concoction you’ll end up with Christopher Fowler’s (the Bryant & May Mysteries) latest novel, Hell Train, his first for publisher Solaris. And if you’re in London on 19 January then you’ll be able …

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Stephen Volk Interview: Part II

Click through for our second part in our three part interview with Stephen Volk, the man behind The Awakening, Afterlife and Ghostwatch. Stephen Volk Interview: Part 2

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Adam Nevill Interview Part 3

Adam Nevill in the woods

The third and final part in our Adam Nevill Interview is now up. Adam Nevill Interview Part 3

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Twisted Tales PS Publishing Showcases in Liverpool and Lancaster

Twisted Tales PS Publisher Poster

Here at This Is Horror we are incredibly lucky to receive a guest post this evening from David McWilliam of Twisted Tales Events. To find out why, please read on. Later this month, as part of our award-nominated programme of horror story readings, Twisted Tales will run PS Publishing Showcases from 6-8pm at Waterstone’s Liverpool …

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Review: Hell’s Doctor by Lee F. Jordan

The premise of Hell’s Doctor is intriguing if not wholly original. Set in The City of Hell it details Victor, Hell’s Doctor. His role is a simple one – to torture new arrivals in hell, dubbed ‘pain babies’. Early into the story he is acquainted with David Masters – a forensic pathologist turned necrophilliac turned …

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A Publishers Guide to Editing

So, just what is this editing lark then? What’s it all about? And do writers really need editors? What, exactly, is the relationship between an author and his/her editor? Spectral Press’ Guide to Editing

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Flash Fear: The Cost of Living by David Moody

The Cost of Living by Daniele Serra

This Is Horror are pleased to present to you a brand new flash fear from the master of the apocalyptic Autumn and Hater series David Moody. Illustrated by the incredibly talented Daniele Serra. The Cost of Living by David Moody

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Stephen Volk Interview Part I

Jim Mcleod recently caught up with Stephen Volk – made famous for writing Ghostwatch – but as you’ll discovered, that’s not the only thing he’s been up to for the past twenty years. Stephen Volk Interview Part One

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Meet The Reader: Jenny Jackson

Make up effects missing eye

If you’re wondering why on earth you might leave Jenny’s house with a gouged out eyeball we suggest you come on inside and read our latest Meet The Reader. Meet The Reader: Jenny Jackson

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This Is Horror, The University of Warwick – Friday January 20th

Warwick University

Following on from the success of our Halloween Horror Event with David Moody, Adam Nevill and Gary McMahon we have a new event at The University of Warwick. It is a free event, but it is ticketed. There are only forty tickets available as it is in Warwick Writer’s Room in Milburn House which is …

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Meet The Writer: Deno Sandz

What first attracted you to horror writing? I started writing at an early age. Sometimes I think I can remember as far back as the womb. My mother is and was a great writer of real life, southern myths, and superstitions. Meet The Writer: Deno Sandz

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