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20 12 2011

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Is there a racist in your neighbourhood?

14 12 2011

Gunshot blood suicideI’ll admit, watching Emma West’s recent notorious rant on the Croydon tram took me back to an episode in my life that had some of the same trappings, albeit a decidedly different end result. Come back with me, dear reader, to the summer of 1984 in suburban Pennsylvania, USA. Not to date myself, but I was in my 11th year and just passing time, not all that enamoured with my surroundings. See, I was fortunate enough to grow up outside the big city maelstrom into which I’d eventually fling myself with salacious abandon, but unfortunate enough to be surrounded by – how can I put it delicately?

Read Horror of Babylon: December 2011





Meet The Writer: Glen R. Krisch

14 12 2011

The Nightmare Within by Glen R KrischWhat first attracted you to horror writing?

To me, horror is all about strong emotion, usually of the dark variety. Something in that speaks to me, to my very core.

Meet The Writer: Glen R. Krisch





Review: Aleric: Monster Hunter by Fred Wiehe

9 12 2011

Aleric: Monster Hunter by Fred WieheFred Wiehe’s latest novel Aleric: Monster Hunter is an ambitious book that ties fast paced action into well-researched gypsy custom.

The story focuses on Aleric Bimbai, a two hundred year old bounty hunter and gun for hire. He remains true to his gypsy roots, living outside the boundaries of conventional society and accepting dangerous missions that are presented to him.

Aleric: Monster Hunter by Fred Wiehe review





From Flu to Fever

8 12 2011

Wayne SimmonsGood news continues to come in for Wayne Simmons fans, in addition to the special edition books announced last week; we now have exciting news about brand new releases from the zombie master.

Wayne has announced that Fever, the follow up to his excellent tome Flu, will be available in February 2012 and a full launch is expected to take place at Cardiff Comic Expo 2012.

Fellow zombie scribe David Moody has provided the cover blurb for Fever and said “Fever wears its reanimated heart proudly on its sleeve. Simmons builds on the nightmare world he created in Flu and manages to make it even more horrific and diseased. A sequel which surpasses the original.”

In addition, Wayne has announced that Doll Parts, a book on hold since 2009 and the long-awaited sequel to Drop Dead Gorgeous, will be released in March 2012.

If that isn’t enough for Wayne’s fans, he is also pleased to announce that Morpheus Tales have published his story from the Flu world, Mary’s Boy Child in their special Christmas issue which is available to download for free now.

DAN HOWARTH

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Flash Fear: The Yule Log by William Meikle

6 12 2011

The Yule Log by William Meikle (Illustration by Vincent Shaw-Morton)As part of the ever-expanding Read Horror ship we promised you we would introduce original fiction to our readers in the form of Flash Fear. Flash Fear delivers short original horror stories to readers from some of the best names in the genre.

But wait, that’s not all. Each Flash Fear is accompanied by an original illustration from a talented artist.

Today, our premiere Flash Fear is from none other than William Meikle, author of The Invasion and many more novels and short stories. Illustrating the tale is Vincent Shaw-Morton, winner of the Ruskin Award at The Asylum 2011.

We do hope you enjoy this new section, and please leave us your feedback on this short and let us know who you’d like to see Flash Fear from in the future in the comments section.

Read The Yule Log by William Meikle

MICHAEL WILSON





Meet The Reader: December 2011

5 12 2011

Craig and his serial killer houseIn a fairly leafy, suburban street in north Milton Keynes, just round the corner from an area of parkland, there sits a secretive and foreboding house.  There are no windows on the front of this house nor means of seeing inside. There are no prying eyes here. The stark, concrete walls convey secrets – details of what goes on behind the closed door. A hanging basket adds a flash of colour – perhaps a diversionary tactic, intended to distract passersby? Whilst no eyes can look in, eyes can look out – yes, there’s a peephole.

Meet The Reader: December 2011