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Why horror?

Originally posted on Rupert Smith:
A journalist recently asked me why it’s taken so many years and a dozen or more novels to get round to writing horror. The answer is that I never really needed to do it till now. I had a subject – the strangeness of small towns – and I needed…

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Thor and his Dark World… A Renfield Review

Originally posted on Word Bullets:
On Tuesday Spawn and I ventured out into the cold darkness of winter, quite appropriately as it happens, to see Thor 2. Now I kinda loathed Thor mark 1. Aside from the infrequent exposure of la Hemsworth’s outrageous bodily fortune I found it thin on the ground. Narrow. Despite the…

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reVamped Writing

Originally posted on reVamp your writing:
Hi, my name is Julia, and welcome to reVamp Your Writing. No, that’s not a typo in my title. Let me explain. reVamped is a developmental editing and mentoring service – primarily aimed at horror writers and those writing paranormal or supernatural fiction, but I do take other genres.…

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3. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Originally posted on Rupert Smith:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMvD2Jlyy9U In compiling this list I thought long and hard about my ultimate vampire film. I love vampires, at one time I was quite obsessed with the concept, and yet nearly all the movies in the genre leave me dissatisfied. The silent classics like Murnau’s Nosferatu are overly arty (and…

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