News Round-up Week Ending 2 December

American Mary

The Soska Sisters invade the UK The Soska Sisters’ new film American Mary will be opening in selected UK cinemas from 11 January 2013 and the sisters themselves will hosting screenings across the country. The screenings are sponsored by FrightFest Presents and will also feature lead actress Katharine Isabelle. Full dates and details can be found at …

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Review: The 13 Ghosts of Christmas

The 13 Ghosts of Christmas is the latest offering from Spectral Press and celebrates editor Simon Marshall-Jones’ love of the traditional ghost story. The collection brings together some of the hottest talent in the horror genre to celebrate the darker side of the festive period and take the reader back to an era of ghost …

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Interview: Eric Reinert

Eric Robert Reinert is a horror artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is also a musician, and has played drums in numerous metal and punk bands. He currently plays with black metal band Goatfisted. Read more…

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Christmas Horror at Warwick University, tomorrow, 6PM

Tomorrow, Friday 30 November, we have an incredibly special evening of horror planned for you. Ray Cluley, John Costello, Joseph D’Lacey and Alison Littlewood will all be reading at our Christmas Event running from 6-9PM in The Writer’s Room at The University of Warwick. This is a free event – please e-mail [email protected] with the …

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Interview: Gav Chuckie Steel

When Gav Chuckie Steel started writing Instrumental hip hop and producing bands and artists, his love of hip hop and horror films was apparent in his music – this brought on the idea of scoring for films, which ultimately brought on the idea of writing his own film (The Shadow of Death) to use as …

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Interview: August V. Fahren

August V. Fahren is the author of highly entertaining and weird (i.e. bizarro) fantasy and horror stories. Often these quirky and strangely compelling tales are described by their contrasting elements such as sweet and demented or hilarious and horrifying. August is a personality collector of the highest caliber, an avid traveler, and is hopelessly addicted …

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Review: Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig takes all the outstanding elements from Blackbirds, the first novel to feature Miriam Black, and dials them up to eleven for Mockingbird. Once again the pacing, pitch black humour and whip-sharp dialogue are a joyous treat that have you simultaneously desperate to read more and reluctant to devour the book too quick. Read …

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Interview: Weldon Burge (Smart Rhino Publications)

Weldon Burge is the founder and Executive Editor of Smart Rhino Publications, which published the horror anthology, Zippered Flesh: Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad, earlier this year, and recently published the suspense/thriller anthology, Uncommon Assassins. His fiction has appeared in Suspense Magazine, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, Grim Graffiti, The Edge: Tales of Suspense, Alienskin, …

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Examining the Basket Case trilogy

I’ve always had time for writer-director Frank Henenlotter. Anyone who mentions ‘Jess Franco’s House of Pain’ in the end title acknowledgements to one of his films (in that case Brain Damage) is all right by me. His most recent cinematic offering, Bad Biology (2008) was a glorious riot of sexual and genitalia-orientated bad taste that …

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News Round-up Week Ending 23 November

American Mary

American Mary invades the UK American Mary, the latest film from Jen and Sylvia Soska (Dead Hooker in a Trunk), will be hitting UK DVD on 21 January 2013. The critically acclaimed film wowed audiences at FrightFest earlier this year and is sure to make a splash when it lands in the UK next year. Cry …

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Interview: Tim Cowles

Tim Cowles has spent the last seven years shooting short films for the games industry and directing live TV broadcasts. Backslasher is his first directed horror feature. Read more…

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Review: Basket Case Trilogy

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (the 1980s), films like Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case were the staple diet of pale-faced video shop junkies looking for their next fix of weird horror mayhem. But times have changed and instead of ultra-low-budget, lovingly crafted, intelligently written midnight movies, we now get bland, mass-produced …

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Interview: Sean Haitz and Chris Potter

Sean Haitz (producer and director) and Chris Potter (director of photography) are set to release their horror thriller, Big Top Evil, through their company, Faced Productions, late this year. They shot the entire film in famous circus town, Sarasota with volunteer actors on a budget of $20,000. Read more…

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The Christmas Ghost Story

So, the season of goodwill and peace to all mankind is nearly upon us. Let us conjure up in our minds a typical vision of Christmas, the one that we’re all meant to aspire to or the one that we’ve been sold over the years, depending on which outlook you cleave to. Read more…

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News Round-up Week Ending 16 November

Newcastle Winter Book Festival bites the dust Unfortunately Newcastle Winter Book Festival has fallen through due to a lack of funds. The majority of events are now cancelled including the horror event on Saturday 24 November which is a crying shame due to the excellent line up. Nunkie Theatre marches on Robert Lloyd Parry continues …

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