TOD 096 Quarantine Readings: Josh Malerman and Kristi DeMeester

The Outer Dark presents Quarantine Readings by Josh Malerman and Kristi DeMeester. This episode’s content was recorded on Tues. March 16 and Thurs. March 25, 2021.  Show Notes The Outer Dark Quarantine Reading series continues with  Kristi DeMeester and Josh Malerman (0:48:23). Kristi reads the complete story ‘Immolation’ (Nox Pareidolia, Nightscape Press, 2020) (0:10:33) and …

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Look Out For … Bayou Whispers by R.B. Wood

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“With his debut novel, Wood gives us a story of a woman determined to help her old friend, and steps off into the deep end of an occult nightmare.” New Orleans native Jeannine LaRue knows about surviving. She lost her whole family during Hurricane Katrina, then suffered extreme sexual and psychological violence, held hostage by …

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Book Review: The Paradox Twins by Joshua Chaplinsky

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“Chaplinsky has delivered an adventurous and unique book, full of dry humour, and realistic and flawed characters you can’t help but root for.”   As well as being Managing Editor of the massive online writing community LitReactor.com, Joshua Chaplinsky is also an accomplished author, having written and self-published cult classic Kanye West—Reanimator (first in 2015, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 29 March 2021

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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: LitReactor feature this craft article on how game development can inform your writing process The Ginger Nuts of Horror hear from writer Patricia Lillie on childhood fears Kendall Reviews …

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TIH 391: Richard Chizmar on Chasing The Boogeyman, Third Collaboration with Stephen King, and Gwendy

TIH 391 Richard Chizmar on Chasing The Boogeyman, Third Collaboration with Stephen King, and Gwendy

In this podcast Richard Chizmar talks about Chasing The Boogeyman, his third collaboration with Stephen King, Gwendy, and much more. About Richard Chizmar Richard Chizmar is a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Amazon, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author. He is the co-author (with Stephen King) of the bestselling novella, Gwendy’s …

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News Round-up Week Ending 26 March 2021

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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 Flame Tree Press and writer Tim Waggoner, Your Turn to Suffer Lorelai Palumbo is harassed by a sinister group calling themselves The Cabal. They accuse her of having committed unspeakable crimes in the past, and …

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Look Out For … Eyes in the Dust and Other Stories by David Peak

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“Together with ‘Eyes in the Dust’ (previously available only as a chapbook), Peak’s latest collection features thirteen dark and strange stories showing the full spectrum of his talents.” The back and forth tug of memory and place. Haunted by trauma, desperately seeking to be seen, and understood. Reflections that shift in black glass. Phantom limbs, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 22 March 2021

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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: Crimereads ask why we are so obsessed with psychopaths LitReactor explains why atmosphere is so crucial to horror fiction Bloody Disgusting offer up eight movies as a gateway to …

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TIH 390: Sarah Langan on Witchcraft Horror, Writing Advice, and the Best Horror of the Last Ten Years

TIH 390 Sarah Langan on Witchcraft Horror, Writing Advice, and the Best Horror of the Last Ten Years

In this podcast Sarah Langan talks about witchcraft horror, writing advice, the best horror of the last ten years, and much more. About Sarah Langan Sarah Langan is the author of books such as The Missing, Audrey’s Door, and Good Neighbors. Show notes Click the timestamps to jump straight to the audio. Thanks for Listening! Help out the …

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News Round-up Week Ending 19 March 2021

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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 March from writer Jonathan Winn and Crystal Lake Publishing, Eidolon Avenue: The Second Feast One building. Five floors. Five doors per floor. Twenty-five nightmares feeding the hunger lurking between the bricks and waiting beneath the …

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TOD 095 Clint Smith: Maybe It’s About Just Trying to Make a Friend?

In this podcast, guest host Gordon B. White interviews Clint Smith, author of The Skeleton Melodies (Hippocampus, 2020).  Plus Archival Episode A21 Clint Smith: A Care for Dark Cookery. The new interview was recorded on Feb. 27, 2021, and the archival interview first aired on Nov. 24, 2015. Show Notes In this podcast, guest host …

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Look Out For … A Still and Awful Red by Michael Howarth

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“With his debut adult novel, Howarth shifts the narrative of the Elizabeth Bathory legend to a seamstress caught in a web of madness, presenting a horrifying tale of survival.” Hungary, 1609. An accomplished seamstress dreaming of more comfortable life is chosen by Countess Bathory to sew a new series of gowns. Maria jumps at the …

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Book Review: The American by Jeffrey Thomas

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“A riveting read, a fascinating mixture of mystery, thriller and horror with a depth not always found in such stories.”   Jeffrey Thomas has been described as a prolific writer of science fiction and horror, and a quick online search will prove why. As well as being the creator of the nightmarish futuristic megalopolis Punktown, …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 15 March 2021

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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: LitHub provides this long read on how Algernon Blackwood derived sublime horror from nature Bloody Disgusting dig into why classic horror films are still important Kendall Reviews look back …

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TIH 389: Sarah Langan on Good Neighbors, You Have the Prettiest Mask, and Promoting Books During COVID-19 Pandemic

TIH 389 Sarah Langan on Good Neighbors, You Have the Prettiest Mask, and Promoting Books During COVID-19 Pandemic

In this podcast Sarah Langan talks about Good Neighbors, ‘You Have the Prettiest Mask’, promoting books during the COVID-19 pandemic, and much more. About Sarah Langan Sarah Langan is the author of books such as The Missing, Audrey’s Door, and Good Neighbors. Show notes Click the timestamps to jump straight to the audio. Thanks for Listening! Help out …

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