The Face of Swedish Horror Hits The HHHB!

What can I say about this new figure in horror? Anders is an intelligent, curious, bizarre yet brilliant writer. His anthology has made more than a ripple in the horror fiction world over in Sweden..he created a tidal wave! Just read on… EA: Hello & welcome Anders. AF: A pleasure.…

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Autumn: Horror in the East

Well, might be overstating it a bit…it wasn’t horrible at all. It was, in fact, a CONVENTION! Yeah, I know. Posh, me. There were a few famous people there that I didn’t talk to. A few famous people I did talk to – all more famous than little old me!…

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What Scares You?

The deadness behind the eyes of that bloke who’s hanging around on the corner of the street in the dark, smoking a stubby cigarette and watching people get off the bus; That lone man who always sits in the park, watching the kids play and licking his lips; The cars…

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His name is Simon Strantzas – remember it!

Just over a month ago I conducted an interview with an author whose work I’d been itching to read for a good while after reading some of the superlatives bestowed upon him by Gary McMahon. That author’s name is Simon Strantzas. I read his latest collection, NIGHTINGALE SONGS – the…

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Drastic Measures Exclusive

Now, some of you may be aware of a cosy lil’ group on FaceBook that gather together in the darkening shadows & detail the demise of many a poor soul, pushing them further & further until they are finally forced to take action…..dreadful actions indeed. Headed by the delightful Ben…

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BLOOD BOUND BOOKS – A Review

This is a special review for me. Firstly, it’s the first one I’ve ever been asked to write in an official capacity (I’ve written for friends on Amazon in the past as a means of helping sales, though what good I achieved is up for debate). And secondly, when someone…

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Within Wet Walls by Lily Childs

Within Wet Walls by Lily Childs is a memoir of mortis that reads like an absinthe soaked book of poetry. A book found in a lost forest with an escape map pencilled on the back. The question is will you follow the directions or use it to ignite a flame…

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A PLACE FOR SINNERS BY AARON DRIES

Aaron Dries novel A Place for Sinners from Samhain Publishing is a real travelogue of horror. It starts with a child, Amity Collins, penned into a dark cave by feral dogs, helpless and static like the transistor radio that she carries around. The monsters never really leave after that; as…

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THE UNQUIET HOUSE BY ALISON LITTLEWOOD

Alison Littlewood has taken a risk in using a type of fractured tandem structure for her haunted house story. Supernatural tales are usually best left to a straightforward narrative that drives the reader along. But this isn’t a normal ghost story. This is a story of how ghosts are created and…

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