Review: Dead Heads

Films which mix horror and comedy are notoriously difficult to get right. The balance is tricky, and often a film will simply end up as a laugh-free mess rather than a carefully integrated mix of the two genres. Dead Heads manages to get more right than it does wrong, and the result is a surprisingly …

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Tim Marquitz speaks about Four in the Morning

A brand new collection from four new horror writers is set to land on June 1 2012. Four in the Morning will see a story from Lincoln Crisler, Tim Marquitz, Malon Edwards and Edward M. Erdelac. To commemorate the launch of this collection, This Is Horror have invited the writers to share their thoughts on …

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Meet The Reader: Jay Eales

Meet comic book aficionado Jay Eales: fan, writer, journalist and publisher. He recently moderated a comic-related panel at the 2012 Alt Fiction event, as well as giving a talk about small press comics at the States of Independence event in Leicester. Not to mention recently guest-lecturing a writing class on comic scriptwriting. You could, perhaps, …

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Happy 90th Birthday Christopher Lee

We wish Christopher Lee a very happy birthday 90th message with this special article, courtesy of Clare Huckett. Not only is it Christopher’s birthday but 27 May also marks the anniversary of Vincent Price’s birthday whilst yesterday it would have been Peter Cushing’s. Happy Birthday Christopher Lee

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Review: Break

In the horror genre, the hoary old theme of the ‘backwoods slasher’ never seems to go out of fashion. Every few years a new film of this type appears, and rarely do any of them bring something new to the table. Such is the case with Matthias Olof Ekh’s Break. Break

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Review: Strippers vs Werewolves

For a nation that has such a fine tradition in the genres of both horror and comedy, Britain hasn’t done quite so well in combining the two. Probably the best two horror comedies to come from these shores, Theatre of Blood (1973) and An American Werewolf in London (1981), were both dreamed up by Americans, …

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Review: Demons & Demons 2

Arrow Films, who have been doing their best over the past couple of years to provide the British public with smart presentations of cult horror films, have, with their latest release, brought us sparkling new transfers of Lamberto Bava’s Demons pictures, two Italian horror films produced during the mid-1980s, a very bleak time indeed for …

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Review: The Revenant

Actually filmed in 2009, it is a surprise that The Revenant wasn’t released earlier. In the spirit of Shaun of the Dead, The Revenant is a zombie horror comedy with a sub-plot of romance. In fact it ‘s even more of a mash-up of genres, including military and action films. The Revenant

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Tartarus Press Interview

Tartarus Press is an award-winning publisher of high-quality supernatural fiction. One half of the Tartarus team, Ray Russell, spoke to Caroline Callaghan about the press. Meet The Publisher: Tartarus Press

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Interview: Pat Higgins

The UK has always been blessed with a bright and vibrant independent horror film scene.  There is something appealing about these low budget labour of love films.  Pat Higgins has been one of genres success stories, after setting up Jinx Media in 2003, Pat has gone on to make a series of fun-filled horror films …

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Flash Fear: Slow Drowning by David Tallerman

Today we have a bit of a treat for you. A collaboration between artist and Spectral Press publisher, Simon Marshall-Jones and the winner of the This Is Horror/Spectral Press Chapbook competition David Tallerman. Enjoy our latest flash fiction. Slow Drowning by David Tallerman

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Review: The Wicker Tree

Let’s get one thing out of the way right at the start of this review: The Wicker Man is a classic British horror film, one which gradually acquired its reputation after initially going out on the lower half of a double bill at UK cinemas in 1973 (with Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now) and then …

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Review: Osombie

Oh dear! Oh no! Osombie! This film was reviewed in the very slight hope that it might turn out to be a comedy, or possibly even a musical (the lyrics above might have done for the big finale, don’t you think?). Osombie

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The importance of comic book covers (and the paradox of clichés)

Jasper Bark explains just why comic book covers may be both the most important and best covers of all. The importance of comic book covers

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This Is Horror Premium Chapbooks Launch Event with David Moody, Joseph D’Lacey and Simon Bestwick

This Is Horror Chapbook launch event Warwick David Moody

To commemorate the launch of the This Is Horror Premium Chapbooks we have arranged a very special event with This Is Horror Chapbook authors David Moody, Joseph D’Lacey and Simon Bestwick. This will follow on from the 18 June release of Joe & Me and will take part on Friday 22 June 2012 in The …

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