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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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Massacre Winter Contest Winner: Hurrah for…

Originally posted on Massacre Publishing:
Matt Harrah! His entry Burning Questions is the winner of our first flash fiction contest and Matt receives the prize of an Amazon voucher. You will be able to read Matt’s winning story in the first edition of Massacre Magazine, due December 2013. We will also post the story on…

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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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