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WHO KILLED MISTER MOONLIGHT: Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction

on November 26, 2014 | Leave a comment

Rue Morgue’s Shade Rupe chimes in with a look at WHO KILLED MISTER MOONLIGHT: BAUHAUS, BLACK MAGICK AND BENEDICTION, the memoirs of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets founder, David J. Haskins.

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Interview with THE WICCA WOMAN author David Pinner

on November 17, 2014 | Leave a comment

One of the most iconic of British horror films, 1973′s The Wicker Man tells of a police sergeant who travels to a remote community to probe the disappearance of a girl, but finds his investigation hindered by duplicitous locals, who we later discover partake in pagan rites and sacrificial murder.

The film has been highly praised on a number of levels, including its script by noted playwright and screenwriter Anthony Shaffer (Frenzy, Sleuth). But Shaffer also took inspiration from a 1967 novel titled Ritual by a young author named David Pinner, from whom he and star Christopher Lee had purchased the book’s film rights.

Now, nearly 40 years later, Pinner has released a follow up to Ritual, titled The Wicca Woman.

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HELL’S SHELVES: M.R Carey on The Girl with all the Gifts

on November 3, 2014 | Leave a comment

In this week’s edition of Hell’s Shelves, Rue Morgue’s Alan Kelly talks to author, M.R. Carey, about his latest novel, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS.

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Hell’s Shelves: Sarah Lotz on The Three

on September 26, 2014 | Leave a comment

Alan Kelly talks to South African novelist Sarah Lotz uber-creepy The Three (out now from Hodder and Stoughton) in the latest edition of Hell’s Shelves.

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Hell’s Shelves: Greg McLean, Aaron Sterns and Brett McBean on the Wolf Creek novels

on August 4, 2014 | Leave a comment

Alan Kelly sits down to talk with with Greg McLean, Aaron Sterns and Brett McBean on the WOLF CREEK series’ expansion into the world of literature.

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6 Horror Lit Mags You Should Be Reading

on June 13, 2014 | Leave a comment

The gang at Litreactor have created a list of 6 horror fiction publications that are well worth your time and money and have published their choices for your perusal.

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Hell’s Shelves: Lee Thomas on Butcher’s Road

on June 10, 2014 | Leave a comment

In his latest novel, Butcher’s Road (Lethe Press) Texan horror novelist Lee Thomas has drawn inspiration from a number of sources: magical sects, mafia lore, hardboiled fiction, The Gold Dust Trio and 1930s gangland for a story that is equal parts homage to Depression-era mystery pulp and dark-hearted fantastical noir.  It also happens to be a sly subversion of the traditionally two-fisted heteronormative roles and characters that have dominated the pages of hardboiled crime-writing for decades.

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YOUR FIRST LOOK AT STEPHEN KING’S MR.MERCEDES

on May 12, 2014 | Leave a comment

The fine folks at the STEPHEN KING BOOKS SUPERFANS Facebook page have your first exclusive look at an excerpt from MR. MERCEDES, the newest release from The King of Horror.

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Hell’s Shelves: Mira Grant on Parasite

on April 29, 2014 | Leave a comment

The first part of horror fanatic and virology enthusiast Mira Grant’s new pre-apocalyptic sci-fi/horror series Parasite (Orbit Books) examines how corporate science corrals and controls the population by means of The Intestinal Bodyguard – a parasite symbiosis that has eradicated disease, making once-threatening health issues and debilitating illnesses now a thing of the past. However, as is often the case in horror fiction, scientific progress comes at a cost and a human/parasite symbiosis is asking for trouble.

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Sinister Seven: Dark Regions Press publisher Chris Morey on Clive Barker’s “The Midnight Meat Train”

on March 31, 2014 | Leave a comment

Poor Chris Morey – here he is, an innocent publisher in the throes of one of the biggest projects to roll out of his Dark Regions Press this year, and he’s stuck in a dark room with no food or water until he coughs up answers to Rue Morgue’s Sinister Seven. The topic: Dark Regions’ upcoming release of Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition.

Serves him right for hanging out with horror journalists.

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