Meet The Writer: Samuel Bonner

What first attracted you to horror writing? When I was around eighteen and studying creative writing at London Metropolitan, a friend of mine gave me a copy of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, because he said there was a story in there that the film Candyman was based on (I’m a big horror film fan, …

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Win Prizes: Support This Is Horror

Thank you for reading This Is Horror, it really is a pleasure to watch the readership grow on a weekly basis. It is a testament to how much support the genre has on a global level (did you know our readership is split almost equally between the UK, US and Australia?). And whilst our columnist, …

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Where has traditional horror gone and will it ever come back?

This month the most decorated man in horror, Wayne Simmons asked The Gorefather Shaun Hutson a superb question that formed the basis for his January column. This is what Wayne asked, “For me, your writing feels like Noir: most of your protagonists are as fucked up as the antagonists, more anti-heroes than heroes. There’s lots …

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Review: A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood

If you were to break A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood down into a series of bullet points you would perhaps consider it to be a collection of well worn tropes and themes; small village cut off by unnatural elements? Check! Deeply religious, estranged father? Check! Sinister, unfriendly locals? Check! Scary, feral children? Check! However …

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Ink on Ink: Shaun Jeffrey

Shaun Jeffrey, author of The Kult, Deadfall and Killers speaks about his tattoos in Ink on Ink. Ink on Ink: Shaun Jeffrey

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What is a good review?

John Llewellyn Probert checks in from Probert Towers to talk film reviews with us this month. The Bloodstained Balcony – January 2012

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Zombie Writing! Non-Fiction Kindle Release

Zombie Writing

Zombie Writing from Rymfire Books is a non-fiction book with forty-four write ups from genre writers that offer their own tips, hints, opinions and styles about creating your own zombie story. Authors including David Moody, This Is Horror’s very own JD Gillam and Jasper Bark and has been put together by Armand Rosamilia. This guide …

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If you’re coming to the This Is Horror Event tonight…

Milburn House

If you’re coming to our This Is Horror 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 NOT at the …

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Resident Evil 6 Release Date and Trailer

Resident Evil 6

Survival horror fans, I am absolutely delighted to announce that earlier today Capcom announced that Resident Evil 6 will be released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 20 2012 with a Windows PC version to follow. The sixth instalment promises to blend a combination of action and survival horror for what could be …

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Meet The Writer: Cate Gardner

Join us for an interview with Cate Gardner, and meet the lady behind Nowhere Hall, Theatre of Curious Acts and many other magical and surreal stories. Meet The Writer: Cate Gardner

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BC Furtney and horror tattoos

BC Furtney shows off and talks us through some of his tattoos. BC is the author of Scarla, writer/director of New Terminal Hotel and – of course – our resident columnist, penning his monthly thoughts and comment in Horror of Babylon. Ink on Ink: BC Furtney

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Ask China Miéville

China Mieville

Tomorrow we will be interviewing China Miéville. If any of our readers have any questions they are dying to ask the three-time Arthur C. Clarke Award winner, please e-mail [email protected]

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How to write horror comics with award-winning author Jasper Bark

The third Injured Eyeballs column is a must for both budding comic writers and newcomers to the genre. Read on, we think you’re in for a real treat. How to write horror comics  

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Joseph D’Lacey: The Interview – Part One

Meet the man behind Meat in part one of our interview with eco-horror author Joseph D’Lacey. Remember, you can catch Joseph D’Lacey live, this Friday at The University of Warwick. E-mail [email protected] for tickets. Joseph D’Lacey Interview – Part I

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New Gary McMahon flash fiction and illustrated by Manon Delacroix

The latest in our Flash Fear has landed, and it comes to us from Gary McMahon who just yesterday scooped both the Novel of the Year and Chapbook of the Year awards in the This Is Horror Awards 2011. It is illustrated by the equally talented Manon Delacroix. Farmer Dodd’s Harvest by Gary McMahon

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