Adam Nevill Interview: Part II

12 12 2011

Adam Nevill in the woodsAdam Nevill – author of Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16 and The Ritual – speaks on The Ritual, book deals, Paranormal Activity and more in part two of our three part interview.

Adam Nevill Interview: Part II


Twisted Tales Adam Nevill and Ramsey Campbell Event Report

16 11 2011

Those of you that have been to Runcorn or have seen an episode of the terrible BBC sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps will know that Runcorn’s bleak town centre is the perfect setting for a night of occult horror. The Twisted Tales event was staged at Halton Lea Library on 27 October and featured appearances from Ramsey Campbell and Adam Nevill.

Read Adam Nevill and Ramsey Campbell Event Review

Adam Nevill Interview: Part One

15 11 2011

Over the past seven years Adam Nevill has established himself as an authoritative voice of supernatural horror. His modern MR James inspired approach is instilled into three successful novels and a handful of short stories, including offerings in both Solaris’ The End of the Line and more recently, House of Fear. His latest novel, The Ritual, is a literary amalgamation of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Blair Witch Project.

In what is perhaps the nicest pub in the Notting Hill area, we had the opportunity to sit down with Adam, quaff a few real ales and speak about his terrifying great outdoors tome, the black metal scene, his current work-in-progress and the writing craft.

Read Adam Nevill Interview: Part I

100 Horror Story Recommendations

6 11 2011

Last week we brought you a five part horror story recommendation series spanning over seventy stories in novel, short story, novella and comic book form. Here is the list in its entirety, complete with twenty five extra entries.

Read 100 Horror Story Recommendations

Halloween Horror Competition – Win Tickets to Warwick Arts Centre

27 10 2011

As the Halloween Horror evening draws ever closer, more and more people are starting to talk about Read Horror and our spectacle with David Moody, Gary McMahon and Adam Nevill at Warwick Arts Centre.

Not only have Un:Bound and Jim Mcleod’s Ginger Nuts Of Horror running news stories, but Jim was kind enough to invite David, Adam, Gary and I over to GNOH for a quick interview on Halloween Horror Night. Please do read the interview and get psyched for what promises to be a most enjoyable – and terrifying – night of horror fiction.

In the meantime, we’re giving away two tickets to the event. To be in with a chance of winning a ticket simply send an e-mail to entitled ‘Halloween Horror Competition’. In the body of the e-mail please explain why we should give you a ticket to the evening. The Read Horror staff will choose their ten favourite entries and then pull two winners – from the ten – out of a hat. Please only enter this competition if you will be able to attend the event on Monday 31 October 2011. Entries close on Saturday 29 October 2011 at 12:01am.

Alternatively, if you have to buy a ticket right now, follow the link to buy tickets to Halloween Horror Night at Warwick Arts Centre.

Good luck!


Halloween Horror Night – Warwick Arts Centre

24 10 2011

This time next week is the Halloween Horror Night at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry. Hosted by Read Horror Editor, Michael Wilson it promises to be an exciting evening with three of the best horror authors in the UK today.

First up is Gary McMahon, author of The Concrete Grove trilogy and the man behind the Thomas Usher series (most recently Dead Bad Things, stay tuned for a full review this week). He will be reading a classic horror story to leave fans entertained and terrified.

Following on from Gary, is Gollancz’s David Moody. Not only has he written one of the most successful zombie series in years – Autumn – but he’s also written the terrifying apocalyptic Hater trilogy. The concluding chapter Them or Us will hit stores next month.

Last, but by no means least is Adam Nevill. He is fast establishing himself as the most exciting author in supernatural horror today. Having enjoyed success with Banquet for the Damned, Apartment 16 and the Blair Witch meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre great outdoors horror, The Ritual, he is set to release Last Days next year.

I am reliably assured that they’ll be other members of the horror fiction scene attending the event, so bring your autograph book if you’re a fan and get networking if you’re an author.

Please come along to this event and support both Read Horror and three of the top names in horror fiction today. Tickets are available for £6-8 and the fun kicks off Monday 31 October 2011 at 7:15pm.

Buy tickets for Halloween Horror Night at Warwick Arts Centre

See you there,

Michael Wilson


Jonathan Oliver talks House of Fear, supernatural fiction and the short story

11 10 2011

A couple of weeks back we had the absolute pleasure of meeting up with and interviewing Abaddon and Solaris Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Oliver. Our interview was so in-depth that it stretches over two parts. Today we bring you part one, and this time next week we’ll bring you the conclusion. So sit back and enjoy.

Read interview with Jonathan Oliver Part I