The Final Trailer for IT Chapter Two Is Here


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Those lucky enough to be at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to a sneak peek at the new IT Chapter Two trailer on Wednesday night, and word on the street said it was scary as hell. Now, the clip has been uploaded for the rest of us, so we can float too.

The (yep, terrifying) clip opens innocuously enough with a flash-back of Bill giving Beverly a ride on his bicycle down the streets. “Something happens to you when you leave this town,” Mike says in a voiceover. “The farther away, the hazier it all gets. But me, I never left. I remember all of it.” From there, a clap of thunder and that horrible doo-doo-doo sound that plays whenever Pennywise appears signals a quick departure into horror territory…

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7 Horror Novels from the Heyday of Mass Market Paperbacks


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I came of age as a horror-head in the 80s. I exited that dizzying decade as a disaffected teenager with a Gordon Gekko collar… no, probably a Chip and Pepper shirt. I grew up in the greatest boom of horror books North America has likely ever seen. Stephen King was at the height of his powers—though he was no slouch in the ’70s and hasn’t waned since. But not only King. Koontz, Barker, Simmons, Straub, McCammon, Rice, and others hit highs. It was perhaps too crowded a marketplace, and as such some writers may have gotten lost, as unfortunately happens.

The big thing back then seemed to be making the leap from paperback to hardback. Nowadays hardcovers and paperbacks—trade paperbacks, or French-flapped hybrid paperbacks—may be more commonplace than mass-market paperbacks, depending on the genre. But in the 80s, MMPB was king. Zebra, Pinnacle, Tor, Daw, Orbit, Sphere, Leisure (I think) ...

In Her Skin: Sealed by Naomi Booth


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Climate change is no longer something that can be denied by anyone at all. In Naomi Booth’s sharp, savvy second novel Sealed, the world has become hotter, and there’s a strange new disease that seems to be making people grow new skin over different orifices, eventually killing them by sealing them up inside their own epidermis.

Cutis, it’s called, and while the authorities claim it’s just one more thing to add to the nonchalant list of worries that people already have, from polluted fruit to smog to wildfires, pregnant Alice fears the worst. She’s obsessed with Cutis, and starts collection information not just about it, but also about what she thinks may be it, or what may have started the outbreak. She’s certain her mother died of it, she’s certain numerous people have died of it, far more than the authorities are admitting to, particularly those housed in relocation ...

The Toll by Cherie Priest Is the Southern Gothic Horror Novel of the Summer


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Like so many other small manufacturing cities across the country, Staywater, Georgia, began its slide into irrelevance in the mid-20th century and never recovered. But being overlooked works just fine for the residents, both the living and the dead. Vintage mannequins swap clothing when no one’s looking. Dolls locked in an abandoned house chatter to themselves. A long-dead townie hangs out at the local bar every night. Two old cousins, Daisy and Claire, guard their young charge, Cameron, with spells and wards. And out in the nearby Okefenokee Swamp, a monster lurks.

Titus and Melanie don’t know any of this when they make the mistake of driving through the swamp on the way to their honeymoon. After driving across a bridge that shouldn’t be there, Titus wakes up lying on the ground. Melanie has vanished. As Titus’ search for his missing bride intensifies, Dave, a bartender who also woke up ...

5 Sweltering Southern Gothic Horror Novels for the Heat of Summer


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There’s an element of tension in so much Southern Gothic that stems from America’s fraught history of slavery, violence, injustice, and class inequality. It hangs over the genre like the humidity before a storm. The ingredients are all there—disillusionment, ennui, macabre details—they’re often inherently horrifying, and you really don’t have to tinker with them all that much before you’ve tipped over into full-blown horror.

All of these books dwell in the space where youth and history intersect (there’s that tension again, the full weight of the past pitched against young lives, full of promise), and many grapple with issues of race, slavery, sex, and poverty. And since horror often works best when it’s tempered with realism, that grounding makes these books that much scarier.

Read on for five deliciously creepy Southern Gothic horror books.

 

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Almost Every SFF/Horror/Comic Book Adaptation in the Works!


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Thanks to the landscape-shifting success of properties like Game of Thrones and Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, we’ve entered a golden age of sci-fi and fantasy being developed for film and television. It seems that nearly every network and studio has snatched up the rights to old and new classics, with a bevy of projects in production or premiering in the coming months. To keep you on top of the latest news, we’ve updated our master list of every SFF adaptation currently in the works, from The Batman to Y: The Last Man.

Check out this list and get your DVRs and Netflix queues ready, because you’re going to be wonderfully busy for the foreseeable future.

 

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Don’t Cry Because it’s Over, Smile Because it Happened: Ari Aster’s Midsommar


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To everything (turn, turn, turn) / There is a season (turn, turn, turn), The Byrds sang. If you listen closely, Ari Aster’s new horror film Midsommar says, you will hear the laughter behind a wrenching sob. No matter how awful it feels in the moment, you will wake up the next morning, and the next, and the next. Even the longest winter will always give way to spring. Whereas Hereditary, the writer/director’s debut feature, is about the sacrificial lamb meeting its preordained end, Midsommar concerns itself with the entire life cycle.

Which, yes, still includes death. Lots and lots and lots of death.

While this is a non-spoiler review, the comments will be fair game for spoilers, because there is a lot to talk about.

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Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks for July


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For two decades, Jim Killen has served as the science fiction and fantasy book buyer for Barnes & Noble. Every month on Tor.com and the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog, Jim shares his curated list of the month’s best science fiction & fantasy books.

 

Beneath the Twisted Trees, by Bradley P. Beaulieu (July 2, DAW—Hardcover)
The fourth book in Bradley P. Beaulieu’s Song of Shattered Sands series finds the evil kings in the city of Sharakhai clinging to power and using enslaved souls, plagues, and other dark arts to strike out against their enemies. Across the vast sands, Çeda and her Shieldwives and Blade Maiden sisters struggle to free the cursed king Sehid-Alaz while the kingdoms surrounding the city sense its weakness and gather their forces to take advantage. As everything comes to a boil inside and outside Sharakhai, the age of the Kings may finally ...

Annabelle Comes Home Could Be the Avengers: Endgame of Horror


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Even aside from its massive box office draw, Avengers: Endgame was more than a movie. It was a bonafide social phenomenon, with people from all walks of life coming together to share in the stories of their favorite characters.

To a certain extent, this anticipation makes sense. Superheroes have been crowdpleasers for nearly a century now, and Captain America, Iron Man, and other heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been building a following almost as long. Furthermore, Endgame and its predecessors enjoy both consistently competent (if sometimes unremarkable) filmmaking and the full marketing machine of Disney, one of the world’s most powerful corporations.

But as demonstrated by the failure of Universal’s Dark Universe and Warner Bros. so-called DCEU, no one does shared universes like Marvel. Well, Marvel and The Conjuring. Sprung from the 2013 meat-and-potatoes horror film directed by James Wan, The Conjuring Universe has blossomed into an interconnected ...

Joe Hill Heads New Horror Comics Line for DC Comics, Featuring Carmen Maria Machado, and More


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We may have seen the last of Vertigo, but that doesn’t mean DC is done with horror. On Wednesday, Entertainment Weekly reported that DC is launching a new “pop-up line” of horror comics, headed by none other than Joe Hill himself.

The NOS4A2 author told EW he’s stoked to be returning to the world of comics, where he’s most known for Locke & Key, with artist Gabriel Rodríguez:

“I’ve always been a comic book writer first. When I started writing comics, I felt almost instantly that I had discovered my element. It was the version of writing I liked best. I felt, when I worked in comics, that my strengths were amplified, and the stuff I struggled with as a writer almost completely vanished. Working on Locke & Key was one of the most satisfying creative experiences of my life. But it’s tremendously exciting to get back into ...

Joe Hill Heads New Horror Comics Line for DC Comics, Featuring Carmen Maria Machado, and More


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We may have seen the last of Vertigo, but that doesn’t mean DC is done with horror. On Wednesday, Entertainment Weekly reported that DC is launching a new “pop-up line” of horror comics, headed by none other than Joe Hill himself.

The NOS4A2 author told EW he’s stoked to be returning to the world of comics, where he’s most known for Locke & Key, with artist Gabriel Rodríguez:

“I’ve always been a comic book writer first. When I started writing comics, I felt almost instantly that I had discovered my element. It was the version of writing I liked best. I felt, when I worked in comics, that my strengths were amplified, and the stuff I struggled with as a writer almost completely vanished. Working on Locke & Key was one of the most satisfying creative experiences of my life. But it’s tremendously exciting to get back into ...

A Forest, or A Tree


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Four young women go on a camping trip. Things slowly begin to go wrong.

 

 

It was just the four of them, four girls alone in the forest.

“Everything is dicks,” Elizabeth said. She gestured at the gnarled gray trunks rising bare-limbed into the shade of their own canopy. “I mean, look around. Dicks, dicks, dicks.”

“You’re so insightful,” said May. She unwedged a water bottle from the side of her pack. “And so foul-mouthed.” Elizabeth had talked most of the way up the mountain. May was pretending she didn’t mind.

Birds muttered in the trees. Piper plodded back from looking over the ravine’s embankment to where the river pounded below. “I’m done walking,” she said. She dropped her bag and flopped to the ground. “This is a stupid hobby. Don’t tell Ailey.”

“Flowers.” Elizabeth pointed to the daisy Piper was tucking into her hair. ...

Download a Free Ebook of The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson Before June 29, 2019!


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The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson

Every time Molly Southbourne bleeds a murderer is born, identical to her in every way and intent on her destruction.

Each month, the Tor.com eBook Club gives away one (or two, or five in this case of June!) free sci-fi/fantasy ebook to club subscribers. For June 2019, the Ebook Club pick is Tade Thompson’s horror novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne!

Experience the horror of Tade Thompson’s The Murders of Molly Southbourne, a finalist for the 2017 BSFA Award, the 2017 Shirley Jackson Award, and winner of the 2018 Nommo Award for Best Novella.

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The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson

Every time Molly Southbourne bleeds a murderer is born, identical to her in every way and intent on her destruction.

Each month, the Tor.com eBook Club gives away one (or two, or five in this case of June!) free sci-fi/fantasy ebook to club subscribers. For June 2019, the Ebook Club pick is Tade Thompson’s horror novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne!

Experience the horror of Tade Thompson’s The Murders of Molly Southbourne, a finalist for the 2017 BSFA Award, the 2017 Shirley Jackson Award, and winner of the 2018 Nommo Award for Best Novella.

The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson

The Murders of Molly Southbourne is available from June 25, 12:01 AM ET to June 28, 11:59 PM ET

Download before 11:59 PM ET, June 28, 2019.

Note: If you’re having issues with the sign-up or download process, please email ebookclub@tor.com.

 

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The First Trailer Is Out for AMC’s The Terror: Infamy


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The Terror is back. On Thursday morning, AMC released the first trailer for season two of its critically acclaimed horror anthology series. Subtitled Infamy, this season takes viewers from Captain Sir John Franklin’s doomed excursion to the Arctic to a much more recent, horrific, and timely part of history: the U.S.’s internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

The trailer opens with Franklin Roosevelt’s address to Congress about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, before quickly shifting to the indignities and atrocities suffered by Japanese-Americans as U.S. troops forcibly relocate them to concentration camps. Although the minute-long clip focuses on real-life horror, it also gives viewers a glimpse of this season’s supernatural element. Where season one featured Tuunbaq, a spirit wearing the skin of a monstrous polar bear, The Terror: Infamy features bakemono, shape-shifting Japanese spirits.

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Something With Teeth: Finding My Identity in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles


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When I was a teenager, my mom gave me a book with a royal blue cover, raised silver lettering, and a spine so broken as to be almost illegible. A mass market paperback with yellowed pages that threatened to liberate themselves from the glue binding them and the distinct scent of old paper. Its outsides rich with phrases like “a voluptuous dream” and “unrelentingly erotic.” Its insides with blood and wine and teeth. With vampires.

I was probably too young to be reading Interview with the Vampire, but I devoured it and the seven other extant books of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles with only one lingering question: did my mom know how gay these books were?

She kept giving them to me—from her bookshelf. From beside the complete works of Michael Crichton and The Lord of the Rings books we’d attempted to read as a family, in advance of ...

The Dead Don’t Die Is the Perfect Zombie Movie for Our Times


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There is a certain comfort to be found in horror. The kids are going to head out into the country and find the weird heart of rural America. There will be a diner with great coffee. Signs will accrue. The moon will be full; animals will act up. If you’re in a haunted house, each night will get be worse than the last, while the daylight hours will remain safe… for a while. If you’re in a rural horror, the locals will be friendly… at first. If you’re in a zombie movie, there will be at least one shot of an undead swarm. People will split up like idiots no matter how much you yell at them not to from the safety of your couch or movie theater. People will open up about their deepest fears or childhood memories while huddled together for safety. People will argue about which room/building ...

The Intellectual Horrors of Brian Evenson: Song for the Unraveling of the World


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Whose horror fiction would you least like to be a character in? For my money, it would have to be Brian Evenson. As with the work of many of his peers, there’s the not insubstantial chance that I might be murdered, devoured, or otherwise harmed by a zealot, creature, cult member, or creeping eldritch horror. But in Evenson’s work, there’s also the possibility of being unmade on a more primal level, of being erased from the world entirely. (The title story of Windeye, his previous collection, taps into this in a magnificent and horrific way.) Even when he’s venturing into more nominally science fictional territory, as in Immobility and The Warren, Evenson continues to explore questions of identity and the malleability of both it and the body, combining futuristic plot elements with deeply disquieting meditations on the nature of the self and the human capacity for deception.

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Skinner Box


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A disturbing science fiction story about a seemingly routine scientific mission to Jupiter that is threatened by the interpersonal relationships of its crew.

Content warning for fictional depictions of sexual content, including abuse and assault.


 

 

I didn’t always fantasise about killing him. I used to fantasise about fucking him, and when that lived up to expectations, I fantasised about marrying him. Which didn’t.

I’m a scientist. I’m supposed to look at problems clinically, rationally, dispassionately. Maybe he beat a small but vital part of that out of me, and enough electrons escaped the open circuit to forever unbalance me, to leave an empty space where nothing that was once me lives. And I’ve plugged that hole with fantasies. Fantasies of walking into the path lab and seeing him sprawled over one of his precious anaerobic chambers, face purple and bloated and stricken. Or red-raw and boiling inside scalding ...

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The Monster of Elendhaven Jennifer Giesbrecht

The city of Elendhaven sulks on the edge of the ocean. Wracked by plague, abandoned by the South, stripped of industry and left to die. But not everything dies so easily. A thing without a name stalks the city, a thing shaped like a man, with a dark heart and long pale fingers yearning to wrap around throats. A monster who cannot die. His frail master sends him out on errands, twisting him with magic, crafting a plan too cruel to name, while the monster’s heart grows fonder and colder and more cunning.

These monsters of Elendhaven will have their revenge on everyone who wronged the city, even if they have to burn the world to do it.

Debut author Jennifer Giesbrecht paints a darkly compelling fantasy of revenge in The Monster of Elendhaven, a dark fantasy about murder, a monster, and the magician who loves both. Available September ...