TIME TO SAY GOODBYE…

It’s taken me a few days to say the least for me to find myself able to write this. A dear friend, a comrade in arms, a truly empathetic writer has left us. Joel Lane passed away in his sleep aged only fifty. You’ll find it all over Facebook &…

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Falling Over by James Everington

You can’t blame gravity for falling in love Einstein said, but fall we do. And there is a certain gravity and love in James Everington’s anthology of weird fiction, ‘Falling Over‘. The author obviously loves his chosen genre, the carefully crafted twisting tales are testament to that. He also tackles the gravity of…

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THE HOLE BY WILLIAM MEIKLE

William Meikle’s new novel, The Hole, published by Dark Fuse, manages to mix some of our moderns concerns with very ancient horrors. The residents of a small American town begin to experience a hum that causes an epidemic of nosebleeds and headaches. What appears to be a minor phenomenon quickly reveals more immediate concerns. None more so than when the history of their town trembles…

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WELCOME TO MONSTER HIGH by Ives Hovanessian

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away from a hotel room Lindsay Lohan was likely trashing, a mother wondered if she was scarring her 4-year-old daughter with too much talk of horror. (I would be the mother in this equation. Stay with me here) She wondered…

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Plotting vs. Pantsing

With NaNoWriMo just around the corner (a Marmite issue, I know) I thought I would talk about planning…or lack thereof. Writers are shoved mercilessly into one of two groups: Plotters and Pantsers. Now I know it’s not as simple as it sounds – that’s like asking if you’re a cat…

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Women in Horror Month

I’ve popped on to let you all know that I’m the editor for The Horror Writers Association‘s month long special. For each day of the month I’ll be posting contributions from various names who haunt our bookshelves (& our hearts!), all focusing on the importance of our Dark Ladies in…

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ROBIN HARDY ANNOUNCES ORIGINAL WICKER MAN PRINT DISCOVERED

The ongoing search for the original print of The Wicker Man is like a film saga in its own right. Since Studio Canal acquired the rights in 2001 they, along with director Robin Hardy have been searching for the missing footage with varying degrees of nothing to write home about.…

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It’ssssssss…International Short Story Day…Enjoy!

Trudging through the courtyard to the small building at the rear of the farm, Bert shielded his eyes against the glare of the sun. He already felt the stroke of heat against his forehead and wiped his hand against the skin, as if he could rub away the imminent burn.…

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Warning! It’s Rhys Hughes

Okay then, fellow lovers of the extreme, have we got a treat for you. In normal circumstances, this man probably wouldn’t require an introduction. Today, however, there’s a chance you might not be familiar with his work so let me just give you a head’s up: He writes stuff that…

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Music of the Night

It was the summer I turned sixteen, the summer my secondary school education crawled to a graceless conclusion, the summer I dreamed of a future cloaked in the murk of ambiguity. At least it wasn’t that summer, the summer in which my first romance exploded so many of the boyhood…

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