Welcome back, dear readers! Some of you may be confused as to why our supposed ‘summer break’ lasts well into what is technically Autumn. But here…
Since Halloween allows us to both revisit and discover what’s what in the horror genre, we thought it apt to seek out Michael Wilson, head of This is Horror, for a chat about the website and podcast’s origins and mission.
As part of our series of Halloween-themed chats this month, we caught up with Mike Davis – editor of the dynamic and much-loved weird fiction hub Lovecraft eZine, as well as its more recent publication arm. Is Lovecraft, however, the be all and end all of the zine, and what kind of influence does he still exert on horror?
Taking a sideways glance at the Halloween spirit, Molly Tanzer’s The Pleasure Merchant and Joe Pulvers King in Yellow Tales: Volume 1 explore various interstices of the garish and horrific with stylistic verve.
Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone dips into the rich and vibrant milieu of Mexican horror cinema and discovers a teeming tradition of luchadores, ghost tales and brash folk sensibilities
I woke up screaming. Incoherent, inconsolable. Something hit me in the stomach, hard, and I bit my tongue. The bedside lamp came on.
Charmaine Tanti lets the right one in to explore the heady paradox of the ‘child vampire’ – a striking and often poignant strand of bloodsucker lore.
Comic by Ivana Bugarinovic