Dexter: Season 7 Preview

Literary agent and editor, Sharon Ring, swings by to let us know her thoughts and predictions on Dexter and what we can expect from the new season, which premieres tonight. Read more…

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News Round-up Week Ending 28 September

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe will play Hunchback in Frankenstein The Woman in Black star, Daniel Radcliffe, has been reported to be interested in playing the lead role of the Hunchback  in Paul McGuigan’s remake of the classic, Frankenstein. It is currently in the works at Twentieth Century Fox. The script is being finalised before serious talks can …

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Writers are full of shit (and where ideas really come from)

Writers, gentle reader, are SO full of shit it beggars belief! Considering I’m a writer myself, and knowing the silo loads of shit with which I’m stuffed, it shouldn’t really beggar my belief. But let’s just say, for the benefit of this column, that it does. Let me give you an example of this outrageous …

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Review: What gets left behind by Mark West

Mike Bergen is a married man from Barnstaple, where he happily lives with his wife and son. The story opens in Gaffney, where Mike is attending a work-related conference. Gaffney, however, is also the place where a terrible occurrence took the life of his best friend almost thirty years ago. Desperate to lay to rest …

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The Summer Blockbuster – A History of Horror Cinema

There is a period in cinema – roughly May to September – that is well known as the summer blockbuster season. This is the time of the year that studios vie for release dates against other studios to unleash their tent-pole movie that will hopefully clean up at the box office and ensure a healthy …

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Review: Boneland by Alan Garner

Boneland, the long awaited third volume in Alan Garner’s Weirdstone trilogy, is a finely drawn and ambiguous tale, that every reader will draw different things from. This is perhaps the mark of a truly great novel, and one that will surely last in memory as long as its predecessors. Considering the long gap since the …

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4 Must Read Horror Articles

Bachman

This week on Must Read Horror Articles: The Fifty Stephen King Week: The ballad of Richard Bachman, alter ego of Stephen King The Top 10 Horror Stories Three Elements That Make Good Horror Games If you want more useful links like the must read horror articles we highlight every week, then please follow @ThisIsHorror on Twitter. …

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Review: Ash by James Herbert

You have to hand it to James Herbert. Ever since he debuted with The Rats in 1974 he has known how to shock a reader. Whether it’s with the relentless violence of his pulp masterpiece The Fog, or the surprising fairy sex of 2001’s Once, readers go to Herbert in the knowledge that even in one …

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Review: Eyepennies by Mike O’Driscoll

Eyepennies by Mike O’Driscoll is the first in a brand new line of TTA Novellas. The story takes its title from a song by American band Sparklehorse, and is a tribute to their singer Mark Linkous who committed suicide in 2010. Read more…

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News Round-up Week Ending September 21

Never Trust a Man with Hair David Moody has released a revised schedule for his Never Trust a Man with Hair tour that he’s embarking on with Wayne Simmons. Updates include readings and a signing at Autumn: Horror in the East, in Lowestoft. For more information visit David Moody’s website, or follow updates from the David Moody Facebook page. …

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Review: Fever by Wayne Simmons

Fever by Wayne Simmons

Over the past four years Wayne Simmons has fast cemented his reputation as one of the authoritative voices in apocalyptic fiction with a penchant for zombies. Fever, Simmons’ follow-up to his breakout novel Flu, continues this trend with an unrelenting zombie novel where no character is neither safe nor indispensable. And that is part of …

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Are you ready Manchester? Gary McMahon, Simon Bestwick, Ramsey Campbell and Conrad Williams Live Tomorrow

Thin Men with Yellow Faces launch event

Tomorrow from 6:30pm we will be launching the second in the This Is Horror Premium Chapbook Series, Thin Men with Yellow Faces by Gary McMahon and Simon Bestwick. We would love it if you’d join us at MadLab in Manchester. So, here’s a recap of all the essential details. When and where is it? Saturday …

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Autumn: Horror in the East book launch and new special guest

Joseph Freeman

Joseph D’Lacey, author of MEAT, Garbage Man and The Kill Crew, has announced that his latest book Splinters will be launched at the Autumn: Horror in the East event in November. Splinters is published by Timeline Books and is a collection of D’Lacey’s short stories including ‘Food of Love’ and ‘Mango Tree’. D’Lacey’s relationship with Timeline Books has been …

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Happy Birthday Stephen King: The Essential Guide to Stephen King

Today marks the 65th birthday of one of the giants of horror fiction, Mr Stephen King. We here at This is Horror couldn’t let this momentous day pass by without sending a little love in the direction of the man George Beahm calls “America’s Best Loved Bogeyman”. Read more…

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Interview: Vincent Sammy

Vincent Sammy is a freelance illustrator and full time graphic designer. He specialises in alternative worlds, horror and sci-fi illustration and has done work for Something Wicked, Black Static and Jurassic. Read more…

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