Dan Henk speaks on horror tattoos

We interviewed tattoo artist and novelist, Dan Henk as part of our brand new Ink on Ink section. Dank Henk – Ink on Ink

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China Miéville, Joseph D’Lacey and Mark Morris: Warwick University – Friday 20 January

Please join us this Friday at The University of Warwick for an evening with China Miéville, Joseph D’Lacey and Mark Morris. Feel free to bring your own bottle/drink. The fun kicks off at 7:15pm. For tickets, queries and information such as parking/how to find the venue please do not hesitate to e-mail [email protected] Tickets are …

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Top 10 Horror Films for Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Seeing as it’s Friday the 13th today, it got us thinking at This Is Horror about what films you should consider watching on this dark and cold night in the middle of winter. However, we’re tired of the same old lists that include, admittedly, classic horror films such as The Exorcist etc. Top 10 Horror …

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Film Review: Rogue River

Over the past few years we’ve seen a glut of what you might call so-called ‘torture-porn’ – low-budget American horror movies whose sole reason for existence is to essay various atrocities committed upon the human form. Rogue River falls squarely into this category, but its execution is slightly clumsier than most. Film review: Rogue River

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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, was released in 2006 with very minimal fanfare. It’s a shame as it’s probably one of the best horror films of recent times that you probably haven’t even heard of, let alone seen. It takes a cue from Scream, in that it de-constructs the slasher sub-genre and …

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Found: One Severed Head

I’ll tell you something, nothing kick-starts widespread killer-on-the-loose panic quicker than finding a severed head in a suburban shopping plaza dumpster. Well, I guess I hail from a pretty exciting enclave of morbid death and destruction, despite the disinterest that largely characterised my formative years, because that’s exactly the scenario that played out in and …

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Meet The Writer: Patrick Freivald

What first attracted you to horror writing? I read Stephen King’s The Stand in sixth grade. I can’t say I understood it all at the time, but I was drawn in to both the human side of horror – the plague and the struggle to survive the aftermath – and the supernatural battle between good …

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A brand new audibook by Anthony Keetch

The Devil Take Your Stereo

Anthony Keetch alongside David Darlington and What Noise Productions has produced and written ‘The Devil Take Your Stereo – A Satanic Chiller by Desmond Stirling’. This story is available as an audiobook in five episodic chunks. Part-comedy/part-horror it follows an elderly writer of horror novels trying to dictate his latest opus. Head on over to …

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Jonathan Oliver Interview: Pt III

The final part of our interview with Jonathan Oliver has arrived. He speaks about his own fiction and whether horror should have a moral message. Jonathan Oliver Interview: Part III  

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All aboard the Hell Train

Hell Train by Christopher Fowler

So, what do you get if you combine bizarre creatures, satanic rites and terrified train passengers? Quite simply, out of this unholy concoction you’ll end up with Christopher Fowler’s (the Bryant & May Mysteries) latest novel, Hell Train, his first for publisher Solaris. And if you’re in London on 19 January then you’ll be able …

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Stephen Volk Interview: Part II

Click through for our second part in our three part interview with Stephen Volk, the man behind The Awakening, Afterlife and Ghostwatch. Stephen Volk Interview: Part 2

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Adam Nevill Interview Part 3

Adam Nevill in the woods

The third and final part in our Adam Nevill Interview is now up. Adam Nevill Interview Part 3

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Twisted Tales PS Publishing Showcases in Liverpool and Lancaster

Twisted Tales PS Publisher Poster

Here at This Is Horror we are incredibly lucky to receive a guest post this evening from David McWilliam of Twisted Tales Events. To find out why, please read on. Later this month, as part of our award-nominated programme of horror story readings, Twisted Tales will run PS Publishing Showcases from 6-8pm at Waterstone’s Liverpool …

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Review: Hell’s Doctor by Lee F. Jordan

The premise of Hell’s Doctor is intriguing if not wholly original. Set in The City of Hell it details Victor, Hell’s Doctor. His role is a simple one – to torture new arrivals in hell, dubbed ‘pain babies’. Early into the story he is acquainted with David Masters – a forensic pathologist turned necrophilliac turned …

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A Publishers Guide to Editing

So, just what is this editing lark then? What’s it all about? And do writers really need editors? What, exactly, is the relationship between an author and his/her editor? Spectral Press’ Guide to Editing

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