Review: We Are the Night

Hollywood seems to be stuck in a perpetual loop; remaking films that don’t need to be remade and always looking for a fresh twist on an old idea that’s already been covered to death. Therefore, it’s always refreshing to find a little gem that comes out of nowhere. We Are the Night is a German …

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Nominations for This Is Horror Awards 2012 close in 2 weeks

If you’d like to put something or someone forward for a This Is Horror Award 2012 then remember the public nominations are only open until 12:01am Wednesday 31 October, 2012. After public nominations, a panel which is comprised of This Is Horror staff members – all of who have no affiliation to any of the …

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Review: In The Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill

In The Tall Grass is the product of a collaboration between two members of the most talented family in horror, Stephen King and his son Joe Hill. The story was originally published in Esquire magazine earlier this year and is King’s second collaboration with Hill after their 2009 novella Throttle. Read more…

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Paul Kane and Red Splat Pictures team up for Lunar film

Paul Kane, genre favourite and award-winning writer perhaps best known for the Arrowhead trilogy, is collaborating with Red Splat Pictures for forthcoming film Lunar. Dubbed as in the tradition of I Am Legend and Night of the Living Dead, this will certainly whet the appetite of most horror fans. Brad Watson who will be directing …

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Interview: M.D. Lachlan

MD Lachlan is the pen name of writer and journalist Mark Barrowcliffe. Mark has written eight novels which have been translated into fifteen languages. He has written in genres as diverse as romantic comedy, magical realism, memoir and horror/fantasy. He also ghost writes for celebrities. Read more…

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Meet The Artist: Tim Sparvero

Tim Sparvero is an artist born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who is currently based out of New Jersey. He attended the New York School of Visual Arts and Rutgers University. Tim currently works for the Newark Star-Ledger newspaper as an artist and has done work for Strange Aeons Magazine and The Times of Trenton. He runs …

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Review: The Fields

The cornfield is a horror trope that has been used countless times and it is utilised here yet again, to decent effect. The tall stalks can hide a myriad of horrors and on this occasion, they do just that. Read more…

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Spectral Press at FantasyCon 2012

Brighton’s an interesting place in terms of contrast: it’s where many retire to in their twilight years, and it’s a seaside resort attracting thousands of tourists every year; it is also incredibly bohemian in disposition and atmosphere, plus it’s the gay capital of the UK. It’s full of fascinating examples of architecture from the last …

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Review: The Pact

When their mother dies, Annie (Lotz) receives a telephone call from her estranged sister Nicole (Bruckner), asking her to come home and help her sort out the funeral and estate. Annie reluctantly agrees but when she arrives, Nicole is nowhere to be found. Putting it down to a relapse by her former drug addict sibling, …

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Review: Hush by Tim Lebbon and Gavin Williams

Originally published in 2001 by Razorblade Press, Hush was short-listed for the August Derleth Award for Best Novel at the British Fantasy Awards. It’s been twelve years since it was released to critical acclaim, and has now been re-released in digital format through BadPress. Read more…

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News Round-up Week Ending 5 October

Autumn: Horror in the East

Autumn: Horror in the East t-shirts The new horror convention, hitting Lowestoft this November, Autumn: Horror in the East have just announced the pre-order of official Autumn t-shirts. T-shirts will also be available on the day at what promises to be Lowestoft’s premiere horror convention. Shady Palms Allen Dusk, award-winning dark fiction and poetry author, …

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Review: Attack of the Werewolves

Attack of the Werewolves

Coming out in the UK under a slightly better title than the US Game of Werewolves, Juan Martinez Moreno’s Lobos de Arga is a Spanish comedy horror film set in the remote village of Arga. As we discover in the opening credits the village is currently labouring under a terrible curse that is the result …

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A short history of Australian horror

Australian horror These two words have different connotations for many people worldwide. Australian horror has exploited fears of Australia’s ‘wide-open spaces’, and the isolation and vulnerability of people where the population drops to less than fifty individuals per square kilometre. Wolf Creek and Snowtown are based on real-life crimes such as Ivan Milat’s ‘backpacker murders’, …

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Joseph D’Lacey launches Blood Fugue in London with Pat Cadigan, Jonathan Green and Jasper Bark

Blood Fugue by Joseph D'Lacey

The next This Is Horror event will take place at Blackwell’s Charing Cross, London branch on Friday November 16, 2012. Kicking off promptly at 6pm and running through until 8pm, the evening celebrates the launch of Joseph D’Lacey’s forthcoming, Blood Fugue. The event features readings from Arthur C. Clarke award-winner, Pat Cadigan, the creator of …

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Review: Sinister

When it was first announced that Jason Blum of Paranormal Activity and Insidious fame would be producing this year’s hotly hyped horror release, Sinister, there were certain question marks. On one hand the original Paranormal Activity managed to reinvent and breathe life into an old subgenre in the shape of found footage, whilst on the …

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