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Great Retro Reads 2 – The Beaver Book of Horror

Great Retro Reads 2 – The Beaver Book of Horror

When I was about 10 years old in 1977 Her Majesty the Queen was celebrating her Silver Jubilee on the throne of England and a book entered my life and changed it forever; it introduced me to the world of horror, the paranormal and horror story telling. That book was The Beaver book of horror by Daniel Farson. In the mid to late 1970’s I was a member of a book club at school which I believe was the Scholastic…

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Top 10 Scary British Urban Legends Part 2

Top 10 Scary British Urban Legends Part 2

Britain has a long and rich history and when it comes to urban legends we have more than our fair share of those too. Here we return to the wonderful ’MostAmazingTop10’ YouTube channel for another 10 scary British Urban Legends. Please visit their channel and subscribe to them for more great content. Top 10 Scary British Urban Legends Part 2 Description from the Youtube channel: Top 10 Scary British Urban Legends Subscribe To The MostAmazingTop10 Vlog Channel: http://bit.ly/2m8XhIR Hello! The…

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Join The Facebook Horror Group

Join The Facebook Horror Group

We’ve created a horror Facebook group called “Horror – Fact and Fiction” for the discussion of all things related to anything horror or supernatural, fact or fiction. Whether it’s real-life serial killers, monsters on the big screen and in literature or in any other form of entertainment you’re free to talk about it. Share news and views with other horror fans on our very own Horror Group. You can even have a laugh and a joke, it doesn’t all have…

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6 Amazing Stephen King Books I Recommend

6 Amazing Stephen King Books I Recommend

As one of the world’s most widely known horror writers, Stephen King needs little introduction. Any horror reader will no doubt turn to one of his books early in their reading career. Many Stephen King novels have been turned into screenplays and movies with varying degrees of success. I would say, even if you’re not the fan of a particular movie it may well be worth giving the original book a try. I haven’t gone into any kind of review…

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5 Subjects for Horror Stories That Will Always Sell

5 Subjects for Horror Stories That Will Always Sell

Fashions come and go but there are certain subjects that will almost guarantee stories will be read and hopefully this means they will also be purchased to reward writers for all their hard work. ZombiesYes, this may seem like the fashion ‘de jour’ but zombies have always been a wealthy vein for horror writers. People love to imagine the world overrun by the zombie holocaust. TV shows like The Walking Dead help fuel the demand for a good zombie story…

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5 More Of The Most Memorable Female Actresses In Horror Flicks

5 More Of The Most Memorable Female Actresses In Horror Flicks

Women play an integral part of most horror movies and some actresses have carved a niche for themselves in the annals of horror history. Following on from my original post here’s another five sirens from the horror scene; Linda BlairBorn Linda Denise Blair in 1959 this American actress is best known for her role of Regan in the 1973 movie The Exorcist. This hugely iconic movie still creeps out and scares the pants off new horror fans over 40 years later. Because…

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Great Retro Reads – Horror Books By Pan

Great Retro Reads – Horror Books By Pan

Growing up in the 1970s and ’80s, a series of books featuring collections of short horror stories fed my hunger for interesting horror stories at an affordable price, that series of books was the ‘Pan Book of Horror Stories.’ This was a series of paperbacks first published in 1959 and ran until the final volume, volume 30, saw the end of the series in 1989. The thing that first attracted me to the books was the lurid cover design that…

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Merry Xmas 2019

Merry Xmas 2019

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5 Horror Books To Read This Christmas

5 Horror Books To Read This Christmas

“‘Tis the season to be jolly!” – That’s all well and good but what about if you fancy some festive horror for the long, cold and dark winter evenings? If you want some ideas for books to read around this time of year here’s a quick list of five to get you started. Look the door, turn down the lights and pour your favourite seasonal tipple – you could be reading the perfect Christmas horror story very soon. 1) Hogfather…

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5 Scary Villains In Horror Literature

5 Scary Villains In Horror Literature

Horror books usually need a strong protagonist and for the brightness of even the brightest hero there must be a villain who is dark enough to dull that heroic light. Here’s a list of five  notable villains in horror reading. Mr Hyde – Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Robert Lewis Stevenson)Being the distillation of man’s evil side means that Mr Hyde has the unique quality that he has free run to be a perfect villain with no…

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