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Andrew Hawnt

As well as Horrornews.net, Andrew writes for the UK's POWERPLAY ROCK AND METAL MAGAZINE and film geek site WEEKLY GEEK SPEAK. He is the author of books such as VHS ATE MY BRAIN, BAGGED AND BOARDED: LIFE ON PLANET GEEK, the novels A STOLEN FATE, ROGUE SOUL and several other titles. Andrew lives in Nottingham, UK. You can find him on Twitter as @andrewhawnt

Cannibal Holocaust Composer Riz Ortolani Passes Away


There are reports circulating that composer Riz Ortolani of Cannibal Holocaust, The House On The Edge Of The Park and other well-loved titles has passed away in Rome. Riz was 87. Our thoughts are with his family. Throughout his career, Maestro Ortolani created some of the most unique film music ever written, often going against the accepted norm of scores.

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Book Review: Empire of the B’s – Author Dave Jay

EMPIRE OF THE B’S: THE MAD MOVIE WORLD OF CHARLES BAND Author: Dave Jay Hemlock Books This is a wondrous book which needs to be purchased with the utmost urgency. An expansive, comprehensive and utterly engrossing work of cult film perfection, this is a definitive work on one of genre cinema’s greatest – and most debated – characters. Covering the ...

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Magazine Review: The Dark Side Magazine – Issue 157

The Dark Side Issue 157 Editor: Allan Bryce Ghoulish Publishing The recent spate of themed issues has certainly paid off for The Dark Side, with the magazine seeing a significant rise in circulation and interest across the UK and overseas. Thus it’s hard to begrudge them another Hammer themed issue, this time focussing on the work of writer Tony Hinds, ...

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Magazine Review: Lunchmeat – Issue 7


Magazine review: LunchMeat Issue 7 Editor in Chief: Josh Schafer (Independent Publication) You know, sometimes the passion and excitement for a subject can really reinvigorate your own. When you find material by someone who really understands what makes certain fans tick, it’s impossible not to get caught up in it. Lunchmeat magazine is just such a publication. Lunchmeat is as ...

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Book Review: Containment – Author Sean Schubert

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CONTAINMENT: ALASKAN UNDEAD APOCALYPSE BOOK II Author: Sean Schubert Permuted Press Picking up after the first book, INFECTION, left off, CONTAINMENT is another feather in the cap of Permuted Press and an admirable continuation of a series which is shaping up to be an extremely satisfying zombie saga from author Sean Schubert. As well as sharing a surname with an ...

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Magazine Review: Dark Side Magazine – Issue 150

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THE DARK SIDE – ISSUE 150 Editor: Allan Bryce Ghoulish Publishing The series of ‘Special’ issues that The Dark Side is currently going through, with each issue largely dedicated to one major subject, is paying dividends for both the reader and the magazine itself. This latest issue is an AMICUS special, and is every bit as in-depth as the previous ...

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Magazine Review: The Dark Side Magazine – Issue 149


THE DARK SIDE – Issue 149 Ghoulish Publishing Editor: Allan Bryce Behind yet another beautifully evocative painted cover lies issue 149 of the UK’s longest running horror movie magazine, and it is going from strength to strength. This latest issue is an Indie Horror Special, and as ever features a wealth of material for fans of both the classic and ...

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Book Review: Dead Tropics – Author Sue Edge


DEAD TROPICS By Sue Edge Permuted Press Finding originality in the zombie fiction genre is becoming quite a difficult task, but Permuted Press continue to find authors who are able to take a very hackneyed concept (the dead returning to life to feast on/massacre/infect the living) and create some very compelling stories.One such story is DEAD TROPICS by Sue Edge, ...

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