The Cutting Room. Game Changer: The Legacy of Saw

Game Changer: The Legacy of Saw digs into the guts of the successful franchise with all-new interviews with creators James Wan (director of Insidious, The Conjuring, Furious 7) and Leigh Whannell (writer of the Insidious franchise and director of the third film); plus original cast members Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith and Cary Elwes; and producers …

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Book Review: Brother by Ania Alhborn

“An instant classic.” All Michael knows is killing and pain. It’s a way of life, and not a life he’s very happy about. Deep in the West Virginia woods, off the main roads and highways, the Morrow family tracks down young female hitchhikers, and make their nightmares come true. They never have to worry about …

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Film Review: Tales Of Halloween (2015)

“Has a twinkle in its eye and a style that will undoubtedly make Tales of Halloween a firm Halloween favourite for many.” Aimed squarely at horror fans with a particular love of the likes of Creepshow, Tales From the Crypt and Trick ‘r’ Treat, a group of eleven directors bring us this new portmanteau movie …

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Meet the Writer Interview: Kristopher Rufty

Kristopher Rufty is the writer/director of the movies Psycho Holocaust, Rags, and Wicked Wood, and also the author of Angel Board, The Night Everything Changed, and The Lurkers. He also hosts Diabolical Radio, an internet radio show devoted to horror fiction and film. The show has been online for nearly five years now and has developed …

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Interview: Paul Hyett and Rosie Day (Howl)

Paul Hyett is better known for his FX work in cult horror classic The Descent, but 2015 has seen him release his second title as director after debuting with The Seasoning House in 2012. Howl follows an eclectic mix of characters as they battle through the night to survive against one of horror’s most ancient …

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Look Out For… Songs Of A Dead Dreamer & Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti and Dead Leaves by Andrew David Barker

Look Out For… Songs Of A Dead Dreamer & Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti “Ligotti’s work seems to exist in its own reality, at a tangent to our own.” Thomas Ligotti’s debut collection, Songs of a Dead Dreamer, and his second, Grimscribe, permanently inscribed a new name in the pantheon of horror fiction.  Influenced by the strange terrors …

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Meet the Writer Interview: Robert Hood

Australian author Robert Hood’s long career in the fantasy/horror/SF/crime genres has produced over 160 stories, many of them re-printed in his four collections, the most recent being Peripheral Visions: The Collected Ghost Stories (IFWG Publishing Australia, 2015). His novels include Backstreets, the supernatural YA Shades series, and an epic dark fantasy novel, Fragments of a …

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TV Review: The Green Man (1990)

“The Green Man is an original combination of traditional ghost story and dark sex comedy.” The Green Man is an early nineties BBC mini-series based on Kingsley Amis’s novel of the same name. The three part adaptation is largely faithful to the source material; those unfamiliar with the novel might be expecting The Wicker Man …

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T.E. Grau Signs Publishing Deal With This Is Horror

It is with tremendous pleasure we announce the acquisition of a brand new story from T.E. Grau. His debut collection, The Nameless Dark, is a masterclass in short fiction and we couldn’t be happier to have acquired his second release. T.E. Grau says: I’m incredibly excited to announce my commission by This Is Horror to write …

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TIH 062: Helen Marshall on Fantasy Genre Misconceptions, Clarion West Writers Workshop and Rules of Writing

Helen Marshall

In this podcast Helen Marshall talks about Fantasy genre misconceptions, Clarion West Writers Workshop and rules of writing.  About Helen Marshall Helen Marshall is an award-winning author, editor, and bibliophile. Her poetry and fiction have been published in The Chiaroscuro, Abyss & Apex, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Tor.com and has been reprinted in several Year’s Best anthologies. Her debut collection of short …

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