Spectral Press announce new novella series

The Respectable Face of Tyranny by Gary Fry

Spectral Press, since its inaugural chapbook publication released in January 2010 (Gary McMahon’s What They Hear in the Dark), has made a deep impression in the world of genre small-press publishing, most notably for the excellence of the stories published, as well as the care lavished on the presentation and editing. However, like all such …

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A horror writer’s guide to Australian Horror

Outback Australia

As many of you will know, yesterday was Australia Day; we decided it would be a good idea to commemorate this with a horror twist. So after careful consideration we made contact with Lisa L Hannett, the author of Bluegrass Symphony and we’re very glad we did, and are sure you will be too! An …

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Meet The Writer: Chuck Wendig

Today we are honoured to bring you an interview with Chuck Wendig as part of our Meet The Writer series. If you haven’t already, you should check out Chuck’s blog Terrible Minds it’s a great resource for established and aspiring writers. Interview: Chuck Wendig

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Meet The Writer: Samuel Bonner

What first attracted you to horror writing? When I was around eighteen and studying creative writing at London Metropolitan, a friend of mine gave me a copy of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, because he said there was a story in there that the film Candyman was based on (I’m a big horror film fan, …

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Win Prizes: Support This Is Horror

Thank you for reading This Is Horror, it really is a pleasure to watch the readership grow on a weekly basis. It is a testament to how much support the genre has on a global level (did you know our readership is split almost equally between the UK, US and Australia?). And whilst our columnist, …

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Where has traditional horror gone and will it ever come back?

This month the most decorated man in horror, Wayne Simmons asked The Gorefather Shaun Hutson a superb question that formed the basis for his January column. This is what Wayne asked, “For me, your writing feels like Noir: most of your protagonists are as fucked up as the antagonists, more anti-heroes than heroes. There’s lots …

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Review: A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood

If you were to break A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood down into a series of bullet points you would perhaps consider it to be a collection of well worn tropes and themes; small village cut off by unnatural elements? Check! Deeply religious, estranged father? Check! Sinister, unfriendly locals? Check! Scary, feral children? Check! However …

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Ink on Ink: Shaun Jeffrey

Shaun Jeffrey, author of The Kult, Deadfall and Killers speaks about his tattoos in Ink on Ink. Ink on Ink: Shaun Jeffrey

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What is a good review?

John Llewellyn Probert checks in from Probert Towers to talk film reviews with us this month. The Bloodstained Balcony – January 2012

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Zombie Writing! Non-Fiction Kindle Release

Zombie Writing

Zombie Writing from Rymfire Books is a non-fiction book with forty-four write ups from genre writers that offer their own tips, hints, opinions and styles about creating your own zombie story. Authors including David Moody, This Is Horror’s very own JD Gillam and Jasper Bark and has been put together by Armand Rosamilia. This guide …

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