Tag Archives: Horror

Reading Horror, Then and Now

Over at the Mulholland Books site, where they’re hosting a slew of great guest bloggers, I’ve written a thing about the differences between reading scary stories as a kid and reading them now. Reading Horror, Then and Now

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A Tale of Two Trailers

I’m no expert.  Which, in the blogosphere, entitles me to an expert opinion. The field of study today is movie trailers.  Specifically, how this increasingly decisive aspect of the moviegoing process can be done skilfully – even artfully – and … More

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Is There a Right Book for the Right Season?

The publishing industry is informed, in large part, by long-established truisms.  People only buy hardcovers at Christmas.  Summer reading means fluff.  Nobody buys books in January.  Only men like scary stories. Some of these are verifiably true, of course.  Others … More

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