Can we really trust reviews?

Reviews: it’s what writers and publishers alike both love and dread. A good review can brighten anyone’s day, as it validates all the effort that’s been put into the work and rewards the faith that the publisher had in the writer’s talent. It can also lead to more sales, which is always something to be …

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Final Destination 5

Like all successful horror franchises, the Final Destination series has suffered from the law of diminishing returns. After the refreshingly original series opener was released in 2000, the sequels were always going to be up against it, with the element of surprise largely removed. Review: Final Destination 5

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Ti West Interview

Thanks to the organisers of FrightFest, we have received this wonderful interview with Ti West that we can share with the This Is Horror community. Ti West reveals his love for his UK fans, lying to Larry Fessenden and when lightning nearly struck. Interview: Ti West

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This Is Horror Premium Chapbook Series

Joe & Me by David Moody

A year ago, This Is Horror was born albeit under its former alias Read Horror. It’s been one hell of a journey thus far and we’re not planning on slowing down any time soon. In fact, we’re stepping things up a notch with a brand new arm – the This Is Horror Premium Chapbook Series. …

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Interview: Vincent Holland-Keen

What first attracted you to horror writing? As a young boy, I was most attracted to writing that contained fantastical elements – stories that dealt with the humdrum of reality just didn’t interest. When I started writing myself, elements of horror seemed to creep in, not because of any conscious decision on my part, but …

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Jo Fletcher Interview – Part II

Can you talk us through some of the titles you’re publishing this year? JF:  I can tell you about every title I’m publishing this year – and as it’s not just very hard but almost impossible for an editor to pick just a couple of titles (and it makes the authors not picked really upset!) …

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Paul Finch, Interview – Part II

We continue our in-depth interview with Paul Finch. This time Paul speaks about UK police drama, The Bill, Brian Keene’s Dark Hollow and cult favourite, Spirit Trap. Paul Finch Interview

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Paul Kane Interview

What first attracted you to horror writing? I’ve always been attracted to the darker side of things. When I was very small my dad would buy me horror comics from our local newsagents, and my favourite comic hero was – still is – Batman, because of the horror trappings of his character and costume. I …

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Film to Book Adaptations

The book business calls them novelisations. That is the act of turning a film script into a novel. In truth they can turn out to be more like that old adage of trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Novelisations

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Interview: John Hornor Jacobs

John Honor Jacobs is the author of, Southern Gods, short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel, This Dark Earth, coming July 3, 2012, from Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books, and the forthcoming Incarcerado young adult trilogy from Carolrhoda Labs. Meet The Writer: John Hornor Jacobs

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Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean by Angela Slatter

It’s time for some Flash Fear, and this week it’s Angela Slatter with Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean by Angela Slatter

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Jo Fletcher Interview

Award winning publishing polymath and genre whiz extraordinaire Jo Fletcher sat down with This is Horror recently, to reveal all about her sparkling new fantasy/SF/horror imprint Jo Fletcher Books. Jo Fletcher Interview – Part I

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10 English Horror Writers

Today is both St George’s Day and World Book Night. With that in mind, it seemed highly appropriate that we bring you this list of ten horror authors that have helped shape horror fiction into the joyous creation that we know and love today. It’s worth noting that this is neither an extensive nor a …

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Horror Hosts

In his latest instalment of Injured Eyeballs, Jasper Bark talks about Horror Hosts and the legendary Rod Serling. Injured Eyeballs: Horror Hosts

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Review: Fright Night (2011)

With most remakes, it’s incredibly difficult not to compare and contrast with the original source material. However, the most recent version of Fright Night makes it easy to separate the two productions and view them individually on their own merits. Fright Night

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