Review: The Ritual

The Ritual is a gripping helter-skelter ride from the first page, where the reader is thrown headfirst into a nightmare-like situation. We’re introduced to a group of old friends (Hutch, Luke, Dom and Phil), who are in the Scandinavian wilderness for a walking holiday. However, it immediately transpires that two of the characters are struggling …

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The internet marketing cold caller and the problem with LOL

LOL is the nervous laugh of internet interaction. I doubt anyone is actually laughing out loud as they type it. If they were, given how most people use it, they’re either mentally deranged or a cackling comic book villain.  “Bank’s just foreclosed on the mortgage, could lose the house – LOL!” Read more…

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Review: Return of the Living Dead – Special Edition

John Russo, producer and co-writer of Night of the Living Dead, was very keen to cash in on the success of his smash hit midnight movie. So keen in fact that it only took him 17 years to get his sequel to the screen (a mere eight years longer than it took Romero to release …

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Review: Absentia

A lot of modern horror films are so similar that they often seem to be part of the same predictable story, and they create a lot of noise and thunder that signifies very little. So it’s always a bonus when a quiet, finely crafted little horror film comes along and offers something different. Read more…

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5 Must Read Horror Articles

Dawn of the Dead

It’s that time already – here are 5 tasty horror articles from around the web for your reading pleasure. This week on Must Read Horror Articles: Seven of the deadliest zombie hordes 50 genuinely creepy horror movies Bring on the blood-splattered bodies – the Tories are in power Rereading Stephen King: week three – The …

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Interview: Luke Walker

What first attracted you to horror writing? I’ve always had an interest in horror and the supernatural, plus I’ve always loved the mysteries involved in the latter. When I first started writing seriously (about fifteen years ago), I initially went the urban fantasy route but then found that my plots were becoming darker as they …

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Tomorrow evening’s event with David Moody, Joseph D’Lacey, Simon Bestwick and Jasper Bark

If you’re coming to our This Is Horror Premium Chapbook launch event tonight at The University of Warwick, there’s free parking at Milburn House after 6:30pm. Alternatively parking is free all day on Milburn Hill Road – it gets pretty busy during the day but eases up after 5pm. Just to stress the event is …

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Spawn of Jaws: The Great Shark Movie Rip-Offs

This June sees the re-release, in selected cinemas across the UK, of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975). It’s a film that pretty much set its director on the road to fame and fortune while at the same time making a huge amount of money for Universal. Jaws was such a success that it generated a whole …

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What is a chapbook? (And why every horror reader should own at least one)

Today is International Short Story Day. We thought we’d do our bit and celebrate a literary art form that has undergone something of a revival recently – the chapbook. The chapbook is perhaps the short story in its ultimate form – a self contained, ordinarily limited and luxury edition. Find out a little bit about …

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Have we had enough of found footage films?

Voyeurism is an intrinsic part of the human condition – you only have to witness what happens on a motorway when an accident has occurred on the other side of the central reservation to see that. Perhaps there is a perverse sense of schadenfreude within us all, the ability to take pleasure in the suffering …

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Review: Piggy

A low budget British crime thriller, Piggy often comes across like a low-rent mash-up of Fight Club and Dead Man’s Shoes. There’s a good idea at the core of this film, but the execution lets it down and it doesn’t go as far as it should with the material. Read more…

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What are your must read horror articles?

Must Read Articles

Last week we announced 5 Must Read Horror Articles. If you would like to suggest a Must-Read Horror Article then send [email protected] an e-mail with the subject title ‘Must Read Article’. Rules are as follows: This cannot be a link to your own website/article. This must be an article/feature and does not include reviews. The …

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Sam Stone, David Moody, Jasper Bark – Live in Birmingham

evening of horror - David Moody, Sam Stone, Conrad Williams, Jasper Bark

We are proud to present a brand new evening of horror literature at The Electric Cinema, Birmingham as part of Shock & Gore 2012, as award-winning horror author and crowd favourite Jasper Bark plays host to special guests David Moody and Sam Stone, three acclaimed authors who will be answering questions from the audience and …

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Review: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Miriam Black is the girl your mother warned you about. Her life thrives on drama and conflict, and she is a creature of habit; all the bad ones. You will love her instantly. However if a great memorable protagonist was all there was to Blackbirds you wouldn’t make it past about page twenty. Miriam’s great …

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Happy Father’s Day

To commemorate Father’s Day, award-winning author Gary McMahon has written a confessional piece titled ‘Fathers, Sons and Monsters’. Read more…

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