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Strangers: Prey at Night Review

Strangers: Prey at Night Review

(Caution: Minor spoilers ahead.)   I have not seen The Strangers. I went into this “sequel” with no prior knowledge of the first film and I think Strangers: Prey at Night stands well on its own. You don’t need to see the first one to follow it. From what I’ve read they aren’t really related. So, it’s not a sequel in the sense that it’s a continuation of a story, but it does share the same villains. Those villains though……

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Interview – Erin Al-Mehairi

Interview – Erin Al-Mehairi

You cohost a podcast called The Mando Method. What exactly is The Mando Method? The Mando Method is a podcast on the conglomerate podcast system called Project Entertainment Network. It’s one of about 25 podcast shows. This one is co-hosted by the head of P.E.N., author Armand Rosamilia and his author friend, Chuck Buda. Armand does writing sprints during his days and since his nickname is Mando, it’s called The Mando Method, as an ode to his writing methods. Their…

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Guest Article – Why I Love Horror by Rebekah Ross

Guest Article – Why I Love Horror by Rebekah Ross

I’m walking in the woods. There’s no one around, and it’s 2005 so I don’t have a cellphone. Out of the corner of my eye, I spot him – Edgar Allan Poe. To his left a raven flaps its wings and quoths its lore of some sad sorrow nevermore. To his right, the ghost of Annabel Lee floats eerily far from her graveside by the sea. This horror drew me in with a sort of inevitable curiosity to look at…

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Interview – Christa (Wojo) Wojciechowski

Interview – Christa (Wojo) Wojciechowski

How long have you been writing for? I started writing and illustrating short stories when I was a little kid. I also kept journals documenting everything in my life, which was not very interesting but that didn’t stop me from thinking every moment of life is important. I think writers have an innate compulsion to process what they see in the world through writing. Humans learn through stories and writers are the record keepers of the evolution of the human…

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Interview – Torie Hague

Interview – Torie Hague

How did you get involved in FX Makeup and body paint? I had just moved to Fort Bragg, NC and I went from having three jobs to having no job at all, which was extremely difficult for me as a workaholic. My depression didn’t help much either. I had been watching Mykie, aka Glam&Gore, on YouTube and wanted to give FX a try to help pull me out of my depressive rut and I ended up falling in love with…

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International Women’s Day – Silvia Brown

International Women’s Day – Silvia Brown

Before I was aware of International Women’s Day and the women’s rights movement, the 8th of March meant only one thing to me. My gran’s birthday. Grandma Montse was the matriarch of our family and the reason I became a horror writer. She never learnt to read nor write but was a gifted storyteller that spooked young and old with creepy stories passed down through generations. Given the opportunity, I believe she’d have been a reader and a writer. Grandma…

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Interview – Jennifer Allanson

Interview – Jennifer Allanson

So, what about horror specifically made you think ‘This is the genre I want to make films in’? When I was a little kid (about 4 or 5) I used to stealthily watch scary movies from behind the couch, which is pretty creepy on its own. My older brother and cousins would watch scary movies and I wanted in – so this way I got to see saw Child’s Play and The Nightmare on Elm Street without anyone being the…

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Interview – S.H. Cooper

Interview – S.H. Cooper

You seem to write pretty prolifically, do you have any tips or tricks you can share with us on how to turn over stories so quickly? Writing is half creativity, half discipline. In order to do it regularly, you have to turn it into a habit. Sometimes that means forcing yourself when you don’t want to, sometimes it means setting aside specific time specifically to write, sometimes it means churning out stuff that will never ever see the true light…

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Interview – Colin Harker

Interview – Colin Harker

How long have you been writing for? I’ve been writing ever since I can remember. When I was a kid, I mostly wrote fantasy imitative of Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Chronicles and Susan Cooper’s Dark Is Rising series, then detective fiction when I became obsessed with Agatha Christie. I didn’t begin to seriously commit myself to horror until I turned 15 and read Lovecraft and Robert Bloch for the first time.   What is it about horror that made you think…

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Interview – Jackie Perez

Interview – Jackie Perez

You’re working on an adaptation of Beachworld, what can you tell us about it? Beachworld is one of Stephen King’s Dollar Babies, stories he grants students and emerging filmmakers film options to in order to “try their hands” at one of his works. He is my favorite author (Flannery O’Connor is a close second) and I grew up reading his books and loving scary stories and horror movies.  Beachworld is a sci-fi/horror story that delves into the psyche of a…

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Guest Article from Jillian Maria

Guest Article from Jillian Maria

They say “write what you know,” and I do. Most of the time, it’s on purpose — I’ll draw on my own mannerisms and reactions to make characters believable, or I’ll pull on tropes that I like and subvert the ones that I don’t. But sometimes, I write what I know without even realizing that I’m doing it. My main project, with the working title of Songbird, just finished its second draft recently. In it, a girl named Elizabeth is…

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Interview – Kaitlin Statz

Interview – Kaitlin Statz

One of the things I enjoy most about The White Vault is the variety of characters. The fact that they’re all from diverse backgrounds adds a level of realism to a research team. How did you go about coming up with this concept? I didn’t feel as though I was creating something new when I decided upon the characters and their backgrounds. I created the characters required to tell the story and weave an intricate story of found-footage and missing…

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Interview – Lou Yardley

Interview – Lou Yardley

How long have you been writing for? On and off for as long as I could read and write, but in 2016 I decided to make a proper go of it. I’d taken part in NaNoWriMo a couple of times in the years before that (with varying levels success), but I hadn’t written anything that I thought I’d could share with someone else. By the time 2016 rolled around, I’d completed a 4 year degree and found myself in desperate…

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