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Contest Terms and Conditions

Contest Terms and Conditions

1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who meet the submission requirements and who are 18 years of age as of the date of entry. The Campaign is open worldwide and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Horror Writers, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject…

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The Conjuring 2

The Conjuring 2

I know I’m a little late talking about this movie but I watched it last night as part of my Halloween Horror Night and boy do I have some stuff to say. This franchise is the perfect example of one step forward two steps back. For every single effective scene and beautiful cinematography trick, there’s a giant misstep that completely breaks any and all immersion. The first Conjuring movie suffered from this as well with the inclusion of Annabelle. That…

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White Empress: The music I never thought I needed.

White Empress: The music I never thought I needed.

I don’t normally do music writeups but this is different. I was recently introduced to this band and they’ve successfully two burning questions inside of me. “What if horror was thematically more metal and what if metal could be more cinematic.” Ok. So those aren’t questions I had but in retrospect I should have probably asked them. I was sent the video to  Revenant which is a short horror film with accompanying music and had to watch it about 13…

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Book Review: Year 47 by Bo Chappell

Book Review: Year 47 by Bo Chappell

This book started as a kickstarter and we are glad it came to fruition. I was hooked pretty much immediately at the world that Bo created. It’s a post apocalyptic western and just typing those words out again bring a giant smile to my face. The book is set forty-six years after the Rapture and is set in the New West. The setting is great but the characters are the absolute best part of this book. There’s some dark humor and…

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Interview with Bo Chappell

Interview with Bo Chappell

*How long have you been writing for?* Every since elementary school. I was told constantly by English teachers growing up I was creative and had a real talent for storytelling, which I was used to doing everyday when I was playing by myself most times. Plus factor in all the comics I was reading growing up and my love of drawing, I was always coming up with stories. I even had a teacher tell me she cried reading one of…

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Mommy Dearest by E. Reyes

Mommy Dearest by E. Reyes

You wake up.  It feels as if your bedroom has become a walk-in freezer.  You pick up your phone on the dresser and check the time, which is 3:25 AM.  You put your phone back to get warmer in your blanket. It doesn’t work.  It’s just so cold in here.  You hear footsteps ascending the stairs, but your attention remains on the coldness of the room. You finally get warm.  You turn away from your bedroom door and start getting…

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Pets of the Horror World.

Pets of the Horror World.

From our twitter friend @tgshepherdvan Thor and Bambi are two rescue dogs saved from death. We are happy they’re still around   From Our twitter friend @thecalgee   This is Watson and we don’t know about you but we think he absolutely rocks that Fall Sweater. From our twitter friend @NicoleSpector Nicole had this to say about Netta. “Netta is a ferocious seven-pound mutt (chihuahua-terrier-pterodactyl mix) who had to have most of her teeth removed! She is eight-years old, a stray…

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Interview with A. Giacomi

Interview with A. Giacomi

1. How long have you been writing for? I have been writing for as long as I can remember. It started when I ordered a journal from a Scholastic Book Order Form. I think that might have been grade 4. I started writing daily events but grew bored quickly. Fiction is more fun, am I right? Stories began to unfold and I’ve been addicted ever since. 2. How many rejections did you receive before you first became published and how…

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Empty Keening By B.B. Blazkowicz

Empty Keening By B.B. Blazkowicz

The world is a host to an array of peculiar things. Most can be attributed to humanity’s overactive imagination. Others, are not so easily explained. As hard as I try, there is not enough bitter in the world that can grant me the bliss of ignorance. —- “Tell me you are seeing this as well Arthur?” I told my partner as we stood on the porch of our rustic two story home. At a loss for words, he simply nodded…

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Thoughts from the Monster Pool 2 Premiere

Thoughts from the Monster Pool 2 Premiere

Hello friends, Last night I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the local premiere of Monster Pool 2. It’s a horror anthology completely written and directed by filmmakers in my city (Ottawa, Ontario). I had received an invite from one of the actresses in the film and jumped at the chance to check it out. Here is a brief write up of the 9 films and the narrative arc that holds them all together. I tried my best…

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Interview with M.J. Orz

Interview with M.J. Orz

*How long have you been writing for?* I started writing for fun in high school, but stopped for some time once I went to college. I didn’t pick up into writing until I was teaching Middle School in Baltimore City when I got much more into the local theatre scene. I had written plays before and produced a few with a local company I started in 2011, but didn’t take writing seriously until around 2013. I never even touched horror…

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Book Review: Andrew by M.J. Orz

Book Review: Andrew by M.J. Orz

Andrew is a novel by author M.J. Orz. This is the first review I’ve written in almost two years so please forgive it if it lacks any sort of depth. The novel is an anthology format that weaves different stories together, all tied in nicely by their connection to the eponymous Andrew. One strength of the novel is that while each chapter feels differently from the rest, they remain faithful to each other in the world that M.J. Orz has…

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Interview with Holly Emma Ice

Interview with Holly Emma Ice

How long have you been writing for?  A long time. I wrote a few paragraphs and had ideas from around the age of eight but have been writing seriously (and finishing ideas/writing) since the age of thirteen.   How many rejections did you receive before you first became published and how did you stay motivated? Complicated question! My first published work was a poem and this was, luckily for me, the first piece of work I submitted anywhere. However, my…

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Interview with Autumn Raynne

Interview with Autumn Raynne

How long have you been writing for? I have been writing for many years, but only recently published my first full length novel, Devil She Became in September 2015. Devil She Became is an edge of your seat erotic thriller and the first book in the Devil’s Angels series. The sequel, Ava will be released in late November/early December. Ava has a lot more psychological horror, but plenty of graphic violence and erotic scenes.   My second book, Josie is…

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