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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.   […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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