While this isn’t a genre-specific topic, we thought you might find Neil Gaiman’s take on audiobooks interesting. Check it out: Audiobooks: A Cautionary Tale

Locke and Key is a difficult beast to describe. It’s fantasy, with elements like magic and creepy mansions, but set in the modern world, with ‘real’ people. It’s horror, with murderous students and sinister villains, but it’s not like a Hack/Slash or 30 Days of Night-type horror. In fact, it’s a perfect blend of both genres. It’s The Chronicles of Narnia meets H.P. Lovecraft. Talking Trades: The Locke & Key Comic

Seth Grahame-Smith, who has made his name mixing historical fiction with horror in books like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, not only has a new novel called Unholy Night coming out next year, but has also already optioned the film version to Warner Bros

Hammer has launched an official print-on-demand online store, featuring iconic UK quad artwork from legendary horror titles including One Million Years B.C. and The Devil Rides Out. The store features high-quality reproductions of UK quads from the extensive Hammer library including the latest titles Let Me In and Wake Wood, along with newly-restored posters for such beloved horror classics as X The Unknown, The Abominable Snowman and Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell, all of which are reproduced for the first time and exclusively available.

Netflix might not be the most popular company right now, but horror fans should relish the fact that it added a bunch of horror movies/suspense movies to its “Watch Instantly” streaming lineup this week — some old, some new, some good, some not so good, but most worth checking out. Here are the highlights (with Netflix’s descriptions)…

Here’s an interview with John Rosenman, former Chairman of the Board of the Horror Writers Association, with approximately published 350 stories in places such as Weird Tales, Whitley Strieber’s Aliens, Fangoria, Galaxy, The Age of Wonders, and the Hot Blood anthology series, plus 20 books.

Cynthia Eden, the best-selling author of sexy paranormal romantic suspense and dark contemporary romantic suspense, has just launched a new series that ought to delight paranormal fans who like dark themes and steamy supernatural suspense. The Fallen series will bring us into a world of fallen dark angels, vampires and other supernatural beings and starts with Angel of Darkness, her latest release from Kensington Brava.

Andrew Wolter is the author of the novels The Rules of Temptation, Nightfall, Much of Madness, More of Sin and the upcoming Seasons in his Abyss: A New World Mythos, as well as numerous short stories. He very graciously agreed to undergo a lengthy interrogation for Al Leverone’s A Thrill A Minute blog without the benefit of his lawyer…

Here’s a recent list of Australian Award-Winning Women in SF, Horror and Fantasy…

If you haven’t heard of Corpse Party (Corpse Party: Blood Covered, Repeated Fear in Japan), you’re not the only one. A part of the immensely popular Visual Novel genre in Japan, it essentially plays as a 16-bit adventure game with heavy story elements, classic anime stylings and lots and lots of grisly murder.

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