Category: Horror

‘On Writing Horror’ by Mort Castle

On Writing Horror Revised edition of the handbook with contributions from Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Joyce Carol Oates and many others. Exploring everything from what horror is, to how to avoid falling into the trap of rehashing old tropes, there’s something here for everyone. I originally bought the paperback version of this, but due to…

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‘The Hellbound Heart’ by Clive Barker

The Hellbound Heart Clive Barker’s superlative novella tells a gruesome tale of greed, love and desire, as the hedonistic Frank determines to explore the intricacies of a strange and magical box. Given that the book prompted a great movie series (Hellraiser et al) which Barker also directed, I’m puzzled that it’s taken me this long…

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‘The Haunting of Hill House’ by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House Unhappy with the way her life is going, Eleanor jumps at the chance of helping out when Dr Montague invites her and two others to stay at the mysterious Hill House. Along with Theodora and Luke, she soon discovers the initial cheerful atmosphere in the house becoming oppressive. Famously inspirational…

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Indie Author Interview – Michaelbrent Collings

Award-winning international best-selling horror author Michaelbrent Collings explains how he got into horror and why indie authors need to try just that little bit harder… Thinking back to when you started writing, what are common mistakes new writers make? Ugh. So many. Or maybe that was just me. Probably one of the biggest mistakes new…

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‘Domain’ by James Herbert

Domain Following a nuclear war, a handful of survivors struggle to stay alive away from the devastation and radioactive dust. In a government hideaway, helicopter pilot Culver and a disparate group of engineers, doctors and civil servants begin fighting among themselves as the pressure of being cooped up underground threatens to tear apart their unstable…

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