BLOG ARCHIVE FOR October 2015

  • POSTED ON: October 30, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Film
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    Film

    Films to Watch at Halloween If You’re a Big Scaredy-Cat.

    By Georgia Bowers

    Films to Watch at Halloween If You’re a Big Scaredy-Cat.

    It’s that time of year, when we wear stripy 50 denier tights, drink spiced pumpkin lattes, and post Instagram photos of aforementioned attire and beverages while we wait for trick or treaters. Watching horror films is also standard practice on the 31st October, but what if Freddy Krueger gives you bedwetting night terrors?

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  • POSTED ON: October 30, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Books, Film
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  • POSTED ON: October 29, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Film
    TAGS: Horror

    Film

    A Connoisseur’s Guide to Modern Creature Features

    By Karen Munro

    A Connoisseur’s Guide to Modern Creature Features

    Some of the scariest horror out there is ambiguous and subtle, creeping you out with lingering unanswered questions. And then there are what we might call creature features – gloriously gross, sensationally shabby, no-holds-barred celebrations of (wo)man vs. nature. But today’s creature features can have finesse too.  It just takes a little time and patience to search out the really good ones from the wonderful mess of low-budget space aliens and post-atomic giant termites (and tornado-borne sharks) crowding your Netflix queue.

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  • POSTED ON: October 28, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Television
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    Television

    TV shows that know how to celebrate Halloween

    By Aimee Oliver

    TV shows that know how to celebrate Halloween

    Halloween specials are usually an excuse for TV shows to get slightly creepier than normal. But few tend to go full pelt into blood, guts and gore. We have a mixture of both in a list of our favourite Hallowe’en-themed episodes – let us know if we’ve missed any classics in the comments below.

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  • POSTED ON: October 27, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Books, News
    TAGS: Open Submissions

    Books, News

    Hodderscape Open Submissions: Update

    By Anne Perry

    Hodderscape Open Submissions: Update

    It’s nearly the end of October! But we’re not quite done reading yet… Below the jump, you’ll find a status update to let you know how we’re doing with our open submissions.

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  • POSTED ON: October 27, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Horror

    Books

    8 novels that’ll truly horrify you

    By Alan Kelly

    8 novels that’ll truly horrify you

    The compilation of a literary nasty list is no easy feat – how does one put together a collection of controversial novels in our desensitized world? The film and publishing industries are saturated in blood and gore, bookshelves are weighed down by misanthropy and severed heads and Simon Cowell routinely disembowels contestants during X Factor on a Saturday evening. Okay, so that last one is a slight exaggeration, but you know what I mean, right? Below is a list of novels that have haunted me, horrified me and truly stayed with me

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  • POSTED ON: October 22, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Games

    Fun Stuff

    My favourite female video game characters

    By Aimee Oliver

    My favourite female video game characters

    I’ve been playing a lot of Skyrim recently (have quite a way to go before I’m a threat to anyone but myself and a few scurrying foxes) and thinking about the representation of women in video games. Growing up, it felt that female characters were often side-lined, underdeveloped, or non-existent. Nowadays, there seems to be some improvement!

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  • POSTED ON: October 22, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Books, News
    TAGS: Book Covers, Daniel Polansky, Fantasy

  • Books, News

    FantasyCon 2015: Hodderscape Authors and Activities

    By Anne Perry

    FantasyCon 2015: Hodderscape Authors and Activities

    The British Fantasy Society’s annual convention, FantasyCon, kicks off this weekend in Nottingham. And loads of us will be there! After the jump you’ll find the complete Hodderscape schedule, featuring Anne Perry, John Connolly, Lavie Tidhar, Matt Blakstad, Rebecca Levene, Scott Andrews and the mysterious Stark Holborn. If you see us, give us a wave!

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  • POSTED ON: October 19, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Books

    Books

    Classic scary stories for Halloween

    By Pat Black

    Classic scary stories for Halloween

    Halloween comes but once a year and with it the excuse to read scary stories. (As if you needed an excuse.) Pat Black suggests eleven classics you simply must read with the lights on.

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