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Book Review: Pavlov’s Dog’s – Authors D.L. Snell | Thomas Brannan

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Pavlov’s Dogs Authors D.L. Snell and Thomas Brannan Permuted Press Werewolves! Zombies! Armageddon! Now there’s a good tagline. This is a wonderfully engrossing and satisfying book which has all the hallmarks of a classic horror novel, whilst mixing two beloved beasts in one tale. Despite its title, it’s not about physiologist Ivan Pavlov and his investigations into the gastric workings of dogs, which is probably a good thing. This is a dark and action-packed story … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombie Apocalypse Preparation – Authors David Houchins | Scot Thomas

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Zombie Apocalypse Preparation: How to Survive in an Undead World and Have Fun Doing It! Authors: David Houchins and Scot Thomas Permuted Press Oh yes, thank you very much indeed, David and Scot, for putting this delightful thing out there. “Zombie Apocalypse Preparation: How to Survive in an Undead World and Have Fun Doing It!” is a wonderfully entertaining, funny and observant book which does exactly what it says in the title, albeit with a … Continue reading

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Suspiria Remake Moving Forward – Are You Kidding?

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David Gordon Green, the director of such fare as, uh, Pineapple Express, has been trying to get a remake of Dario Argento’s legendary SUSPIRIA off the ground for a while now, and according to a post over at Deadline, Crime Scene Pictures are now fully backing the project and it is due to shoot in September. Why is this film even being considered? Why would such an iconic, perfect genre film which is very much … Continue reading

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Chloë Grace Moretz – The New Carrie?

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It’s been reported by Fangoria and elsewhere that Chloë Grace Moretz is to take on the role of the telekinetic title character in a new screen version of Stephen King’s breakthrough novel, “Carrie”. So the poorly received sequel and the even more poorly received TV version didn’t tell them anything? And while Chloë is cool, she’s nothing like the Carrie in King’s novel, unless she puts on a hell of a lot of weight and … Continue reading

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What Makes a Perfect Horror Soundtrack?

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While the psychos and the scream queens get most of the press, there is much more to creating a great horror film than the visual aspect. The horror soundtrack is an art form in its own right, and there are many collectors out there who crave the very finest examples of the genre, almost to the point of mania. But what does make a perfect horror movie soundtrack? In recent years there has been the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rise – Author Gareth Woods

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RISE By Gareth Wood Permuted Press  Amidst the wave of post apocalyptic zombie novels currently flooding the market, there are sure to be some real gems. This is just such a book, and is very probably one of the best yet. Wood’s book takes the form of diary entries, which he wrote on the dates they take place as a hobby, without the intention of ever publishing the material for outside consumption. Thus, there are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond the Barriers – Author Timothy Long

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BEYOND THE BARRIERS Author: Timothy Long Permuted Press And the zombie fiction juggernaut thunders on with another addition to the genre. This time it’s by Timothy Long, and has the potential to be a better book than many of your run-of-the-mill zombie yarns. Once again we’re stuck with the damn first person narrative though, which is getting more annoying as time goes on. That aside, Beyond The Barriers has a great deal working in its … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Undead Situation – Author Eloise J. Knapp

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The Undead Situation Eloise J. Knapp Permuted Press I don’t know about you, but I’m really getting tired of genre novels written in the first person. Genre novels, for the most part, work best when the story unfolds via an unaffected third person narrative. The first person narrative is great for getting a sense of character across, but not so great for moving the story along. This is the case here with The Undead Situation. … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: The Darkside Magazine – Issue 144

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THE DARK SIDE – ISSUE 144 Ghoulish Publishing Editor- Allan Bryce Being able to pick up new issues of The Dark Side is still an exciting prospect for me. The magazine’s return to publication and return to mainstream outlets has pleased me greatly, and thus it pleases me even more that the standard of the magazine continues to improve and grow. This latest issue is an essential purchase for any horror movie fan, possibly even … Continue reading

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Human Centipede 2 to get UK Release After All

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Oh come on BBFC, make your minds up! Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) is going to get a UK release after all, despite the film being banned outright recently. The BBFC stated before that the film was relentlessly obscene and that no amount of cuts would ever make it suitable for release, and yet here we are with the news that the film has now been passed by the board with an 18 certificate after … Continue reading

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Book Review: Roads Less Traveled – The Plan – Author C. Dulaney

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Roads Less Traveled: The Plan By C. Dulaney Permuted Press Apocalyptic zombie fiction from a very promising author? Yes please. Roads Less Traveled: The Plan may be yet another genre novel told in the first person (this is really bugging me of late), but it’s one that has a superb balance of plot, character, fun and carnage. Getting underway the day after a zombie apocalypse has kicked off, the story follows main characters Kasey and … Continue reading

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Horror On The Kindle: A New Frontier

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The Amazon Kindle (and Kindle apps for Android and iOS devices) has really caught the imagination of a lot of readers around the world, and has given a lot of writers (myself included) a genuine chance to have their work seen by a potentially massive audience who otherwise may have missed out on them altogether. Horror on the Kindle is well represented by a wide variety of writers both new and established, and the possibilities … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Rachel Rising Issue 1 – Author | Artist Terry Moore

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RACHEL RISING Issue 1 Writer/Artist: Terry Moore Abstract Studio After the gripping epic science fiction series ECHO, Terry Moore (the man who also created the magnificent Strangers in Paradise) is back with a journey into yet another genre with the first issue of RACHEL RISING, a new horror series. This first chapter in the story really does whet your appetite for what is to come, and acts very much like a movie trailer does. Not … Continue reading

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A Nightmare on the big Screen – A Retrospect on the film and remake

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It would appear that the mighty Freddy Krueger is about to be beaten by his greatest nemesis of all: Apathy. Initial reviews of the remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street are not all that favourable, and each new one I see seems to cement the opinion that this was a big mistake even further. It was a done deal to bring icons like Jason Voorhees, Leatherface and Michael Myers back to the big screen, … Continue reading

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Horror Fandom: Giving Back Some Scares

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Have you ever wanted to create your own horror masterpiece? Have you ever wanted to give something back to the genre that you love and join in the fun? Brilliant. We’re honoured to have you as fellow fans. Seriously, it’s a brave step for any fan to take. There comes a time in many horror fans’ lives in terror when a certain thought occurs; “Now it’s MY turn.” This is how countless much-loved creators got … Continue reading

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Horror Classics: Titles That Never Lose Their Power

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As fans of the horror genre, we find ourselves in something of a unique position. Where many so-called ‘Genre Classics’ in other areas of cinema and literature tend to date and lose some of their lustre (be it due to societal changes in the way issues are perceived, the technology used in the making of the films or whatever), while there are countless examples of horror films that have not only dated well, but retain … Continue reading

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About 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 novel A STOLEN FATE and several others. Andrew lives in Nottingham, UK. You can find him on Twitter as @andrewhawnt