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Horror

The books we’re reading this Halloween

Eyeless women, horrifying rituals and Jack the Ripper. We’ve got Halloween sorted.

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Friday Favourites: things we read and watched in March

Logan The third and last movie in the Wolverine franchise is in my opinion the best X-Men film yet and one of the best films yet in the Marvel Universe, period (my other favourites being Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 1 and Guardians of the Galaxy). It benefits from […]

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7 of the Most Terrifying Fantasy Worlds

1. The Vorrh in Brian Catling’s The Vorrh trilogy The Vorrh is a giant forest in Africa that no human can survive more than three trips through. The locals believe its the original site of the Garden of Eden, and that Adam and the angels sent to guide him away from evil were forsaken and left to […]

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6 of the best Irish myths and legends

1. Samhain (pronounced SOW-in) Ireland has excellent pagan history, and Samhain is the best known of all the traditions – it birthed contemporary Halloween. Timed around important seasonal farming changes, Samhain was the night where the boundaries between our world and the fairies’ blurred, and you best avoid their ire. Offerings were left out, bonfires […]

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Cover Reveal: Skitter

We’re delighted to reveal the spidery goodness that is the cover for SKITTER, the second book in Ezekiel Boone’s tale of the world overrun by flesh-eating eight-legged monstrosities. THE HATCHING was terrifying – but there are more spiders coming, and the world is not prepared… Warning – not for arachnophobes. SKITTER will be available in […]

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10 chilling horror novels to read over Christmas

The Shining by Stephen King Obviously the King’s snowed-in spookfest makes it to the top of our list. Bonus points if you read this while staying in a hotel over the holidays, but fingers crossed there are no Red Rooms or dull boys lurking around the place. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill Inspire some festive nightmares with […]

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Welcome to the #SummerOfReckoning . . .

Summer has finally arrived. With the weather hotting up, its time to talk about . . . the end of the world. We’ve teamed up with our sister imprints Orion and W&N to bring you the ultimate list of summer apocalypse reads, our #SummerofReckoning. Give in to the Doomsday prepper in you and get yourself […]

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Books that horror film fans will love

Films and books and long have been partners in horror, and here are some terrifying pairings for the horror aficionado…

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Friday Favourites: painfully cool vampire films

They only hang out at night, they wear a lot of leather and they have great interior design skills. Vampires are the essence of cool. And here are the coolest vampire films of them all.   The Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) I never got the Tom Hiddleston thing, until he lounged around playing depressing music […]

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How to Write a Point Horror Novel in Ten Easy Steps

Needless to say, I read them again immediately and it brought back memories of a time at high school, when a friend and I used to shamelessly troll the plots of our once-beloved books.  We came up with the ultimate Point Horror formula, which went a little like this: Unattractive girl blossoms over summer break […]

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A Halloween treat from Daphne du Maurier – read ‘The Doll’

This month we published two of Daphne du Maurier‘s best-loved and most spine-tingling short story collections as Virago Modern Classics designer hardbacks. Both The Birds and Don’t Look Now come with covers by award-winning textiles designer Neisha Crosland – find out more about them on the gorgeous Selvedge blog. Du Maurier is the queen of […]

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