News Round-up Week Ending 2 August 2019

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New from T.L. Bodine, River of Souls forthcoming from Trepidatio Publishing The media says Undeath is manageable, a condition controlled with a new drug called Lazarus. Retaining their humanity and able to live happy, somewhat normal …

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TIH 292: Kealan Patrick Burke on We Live Inside Your Eyes, Creating Cover Art, and Whether to Abandon a Story

TIH 292 Kealan Patrick Burke on We Live Inside Your Eyes, Creating Cover Art, and Whether to Abandon a Story

In this podcast Kealan Patrick Burke talks about We Live Inside Your Eyes, creating cover art, whether to abandon a story, and much more. About Kealan Patrick Burke Kealan Patrick Burke’s works include the novels Kin, Currency of Souls, Master of the Moors, and The Hides (Bram Stoker Award nominee), the novellas The Turtle Boy (Bram …

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Look Out For … And Cannot Come Again by Simon Bestwick

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“Themes of childhood memories and innocence lost, at once heartfelt and often as humorous as it is frightening, this collection is a must-have for all horror lovers.”    Tortured children turn to a mysterious urban legend for help. Four childhood friends remember events from a summer long ago, and the return of first love with …

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Why I Wrote … The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz

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  Certainly not a new name in the industry, Jonathan Janz has been steadily building his reputation, and bibliography, consistently delivering bone-chilling horror for nearly a decade. Author of The Sorrows, Dust Devils, Savage Species, Children of the Dark, Exorcist Falls, and most recently, The Siren and The Specter and The Dark Game, Janz has …

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TIH 291: Kealan Patrick Burke on Self vs. Traditional Publishing, Life Lessons, and Stories

TIH 291 Kealan Patrick Burke on Self vs. Traditional Publishing, Life Lessons, and Stories

In this podcast Kealan Patrick Burke talks about self vs. traditional publishing, life lessons, stories, and much more. About Kealan Patrick Burke Kealan Patrick Burke’s works include the novels Kin, Currency of Souls, Master of the Moors, and The Hides (Bram Stoker Award nominee), the novellas The Turtle Boy (Bram Stoker Award Winner, 2004) and …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 29 July 2019

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado: Bloody Disgusting pick out possession horror films that do something new with the trope Betty Rocksteady writes a guest post for the Ladies of Horror Fiction on her Creature …

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News Round-up Week Ending 26 July 2019

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New from Bram Stoker Award-winner Sara Tantlinger and Unnerving, To Be Devoured, available for Pre-order now Andi wants to know what carrion tastes like. She watches the vultures outside her home and becomes fascinated to know what …

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TOD 049 Mike Allen: Horror and The Weird

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents Horror and The Weird, a What If… Science Fiction and Fantasy Forum lecture by author/editor/publisher Mike Allen, organized by Library of Congress Professional Association and recorded live at The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday June 5, 2019. Intro: Mike Allen Mike Allen joins The Outer …

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The Death of Fear: My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine (1981) is everything you’d expect and want in a slasher. There’s blood, nudity, a younger generation who don’t take a threat seriously, a transgression, a love triangle, a mask, a weapon, and of course, a (sort of) final girl. So why remake it if it’s everything all little slashers grow up wanting …

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Look Out For … To Rouse Leviathan by Matt Cardin

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“Cardin has forged his own way through the Weird, his work unpredictable and extremely personal.”  Horror, art, and religion intersect in a malicious universe determined to destroy us all. Combining the spiritual and the cosmic, Matt Cardin’s terrifying vision is unleashed. “Let those sorcerers who place a curse on days curse that day, those who …

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TIH 290: Paul Tremblay on Creating Emotional Impact, Drafting Novels, and Humour

TIH 290 Paul Tremblay on Creating Emotional Impact, Drafting Novels, and Humour

In this podcast Paul Tremblay talks about creating emotional impact, drafting novels, humour,  and much more. About Paul Tremblay Paul Tremblay is the author of the novels The Cabin at the End of the World, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, and A Head Full of Ghosts. His other novels include The Little Sleep, No Sleep till …

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Book Review: The Serpent’s Shadow by Daniel Braum

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“The Serpent’s Shadow is a tale that slithers under your skin and grips you until the last sentence.”   Daniel Braum is no stranger to the genre, his stories have been featured in Cemetery Dance Magazine, Nightscript, as well as his own stand-out collections like Night Marchers and The Wish Mechanics. His latest effort, The Serpent’s …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 22 July 2019

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Welcome to Must Read Horror, where we search the internet for the best horror articles of the week so you don’t have to. Without further ado: Bloody Disgusting pick out ten great horror movies that you can only find on VHS 032c.com talk to philosopher Eugene Thacker about what makes today a golden age for …

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News Round-up Week Ending 19 July 2019

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Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Coming 26 July from EyeCue Productions, Duncan P. Bradshaw’s Cannibal Nuns From Outer Space Already receiving excellent reviews from far and wide, Duncan P. Bradshaw’s new novel, Cannibal Nuns From Outer Space, is coming 26 July from EyeCue …

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Look Out For … The Drive-Thru Crematorium by Jon Bassoff

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“With his latest novel, Bassoff takes us on yet another journey blending crime and noir, horror and the surreal, filled with sandblasted and desolate landscapes populated by broken characters you will never forget.” Anytown, US. Stanley Maddox is the very definition of mundane. His marriage is a shambles, his coworkers have trouble recognizing him at …

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