Halloween 2018: Horror is a Lens

It’s often said the best way to remember something is to write it down. Repeatedly. Case in point: in a recent podcast conversation with Simon Strantzas we spoke about different kinds of horror, and Simon’s perspective, that “horror is a lens through which we see the world, and that almost anything can be a horror …

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News Round-up Week Ending 26 October 2018

Tales of Terror

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New from Crystal Lake Publishing, Fantastic Tales of Terror, edited by Eugene Johnson Featuring authors such as Joe R Lansdale, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Neil Gaiman and Mercedes M. Yardley, Fantastic Tales of Terror is an anthology of terrifying …

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Look Out For … Think Yourself Lucky by Ramsey Campbell

Think Yourself Lucky by Ramsey Campbell - cover

“Campbell continues to scare readers with his unique ability to draw out the terrors of everyday life with easily relatable characters faced with horrific realities.”    All David Botham wants is an ordinary life. He has a regular job at a travel agency, and a good relationship with Stephanie, his girlfriend. But there are things …

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Book Review: Bad Vision by Dave Jeffery

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“If you haven’t read anything by Jeffery, Bad Vision would be a fine place to start. If you have, then you already know you’re in for a treat.”   Something that has been mentioned with increasing frequency both on this site and elsewhere is the impressive quality of releases coming from the small presses. From …

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TIH 237: J.R. Park and Tracy Fahey on Anthologies, Story Obstacles, and Collaborations

TIH 237 J.R. Park and Tracy Fahey on Anthologies, Story Obstacles, and Collaborations

In this podcast Justin Park and Tracy Fahey talk about anthologies, story obstacles, collaborations, and much more. About J.R. Park J. R. Park is a horror author from Bristol UK. He released his first book, Terror Byte, in 2014 and no one told him to stop. His inspirations have been cited as exploitation cinema, manhandled …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 22 Oct 2018

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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: CNBC has a feature article on the new Halloween film, at a time of the resurgence of the horror blockbuster Film School Rejects list ten movies for lovers of cosmic horror …

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TIH 236: J.R. Park and Tracy Fahey on The Black Room Manuscripts, Irish Folklore, and Real Life Horror

TIH 236 J.R. Park and Tracy Fahey on The Black Room Manuscripts, Irish Folklore, and Real Life Horror

In this podcast Justin Park and Tracy Fahey talk about The Black Room Manuscripts, Irish folklore, real-life horror, and much more. About J.R. Park J. R. Park is a horror author from Bristol UK. He released his first book, Terror Byte, in 2014 and no one told him to stop. His inspirations have been cited …

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News Round-up Week Ending 19 October 2018

TheFaithful

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … New release from Matt Hayward, The Faithful, available now through Sinister Grin Press From Irish author Matt Hayward (What Do Monsters Fear?, Brain Dead Blues) comes the new release, The Faithful, from Sinister Grin Press. Described as a cross …

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Look Out For … Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter

Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter

“There’s a thin membrane separating crime and horror fiction, and Alan Baxter seems to have crossed that barrier, blending genres in ways that are organic, unpredictable, and thoroughly captivating.” Since his childhood, Matt McLeod has been consumed by a darkness. With a lifetime of experience in wrestling with this personal hell, he’s found a way …

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Book Review: Nothing is Everything by Simon Strantzas

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“A showcase for a writer who ought to be on the shelves of every devotee of dark, weird fiction.”   It’s safe to say that Undertow Publications—in addition to producing some of the most beautiful books around—is home to some fantastically talented writers. Look no further than the publisher’s annual Year’s Best Weird Fiction, guest …

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[Preview] SU 010 The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (with Ladies of the Fright, Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera)

SU 010 The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (with Ladies of the Fright, Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera)

In this podcast we preview episode ten of Story Unboxed: The Horror Podcast on the Craft of Writing in which we unbox and analyse The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, with special guests Ladies of the Fright, Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera. Listen to the full Story Unboxed Podcast on The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Show …

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Book Review: The Silent Garden: A Journal of Esoteric Fabulism

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“There is the sense that something special is going on here. Despite the variety and differing types of contributions, it all hangs together like an intricate tapestry or jigsaw puzzle.”   It’s been said many times—both on this site and by various other people—that Undertow Publications are producing some of the most exciting books in …

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5 Must Read Horror Articles 15 Oct 2018

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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: Grapevine list nine horror movies which fundamentally changed the genre Ten horror documentaries recommended by Film School Rejects Indiewire has your halloween month viewing schedule planned, with TV, streaming …

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TIH 235: Simon Strantzas on The Horror Market, Mentors, and Growing as a Writer

TIH 235 Simon Strantzas on The Horror Market, Mentors, and Growing as a Writer

In this podcast Simon Strantzas talks about the horror market, mentors, growing as a writer, and much more. About Simon Strantzas Simon Strantzas is the author of Nothing is Everything (Undertow Publications, 2018), Burnt Black Suns (Hippocampus Press, 2014), Nightingale Songs (Dark Regions Press, 2011), Cold to the Touch (Tartarus Press, 2009), and Beneath the Surface(Humdrumming, 2008), as well as the editor of Aickman’s Heirs (Undertow Publications, 2015), …

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News Round-up Week Ending 12 October 2018

Hallowscream

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week … Hallowscream haunted house event at York Maze, opens 12 October Hallowscream is a halloween event like few others. Featuring five separate haunted house events, it takes place at York Maze in York, UK. The story behind …

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