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‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ trailers and poster released!

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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is a collection of creepy folk tales collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz, and is very popular among both children and adults. The full collection consists of three books full of creepy tales, and creepier images by Stephen Gammell.

Last year we told you the movie adaptation was in the pipeline- this is very exciting news for horror fans, and fans of the original books. 2019’s Superbowl included some excellent teaser trailers for Guillermo del Toro’s project and really sets the tone for the movie. It looks to be as freaky as the book’s original illustrations, sprinkled with del Toro magic!

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Pet Sematary Arrives in April! Watch The Trailer Here.

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Last year we announced that Stephen King’s Pet Sematary release was planned for April 2019, and now we finally have the trailer! The film has been in the works since 2010 so we are expecting big things for this project.

Originally the film was going to be released April 19th, 2019 but was brought forward to April 5th. The film is being written and directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, and Jason Clarke has been cast as Louis Creed.

If you haven’t read the book or seen previous adaptations, Pet Sematary centres on a doctor, Louis Creed, who has moved his family to the country to escape busy city life. There he discovers, thanks to a neighbour, that they have moved near a pet cemetery (misspelled ‘sematary’ by the local children) built on an ancient burial ground. And we all know how well that will work out…

There are some differences between the book and the new adaptation which may annoy some fans of the original but I am sure it will still scare the socks off you!

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J. D Salinger’s Unseen Works to be Published

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The son of J. D Salinger has confirmed that the author of The Catcher in the Rye wrote a significant amount of work that has never been seen and that he and his father’s widow are preparing the previously unseen work for publication.

Its eight years since Salinger died in 2010 leaving behind a body of published works including the iconic The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, For Esme with Love and Squalor and other works. However, the author had not published anything since 1965’s New Yorker story Hapworth 16, 1924, his last published work.
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Rosamunde Pilcher, Author of The Shell Seekers, Dead

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Rosamunde Pilcher, author of The Shell Seekers, and other wholesome novels has died at the age of 94 her agent confirmed yesterday. The novelist who penned nearly thirty romance and fiction books between 1949 and 2000 when she retired died following a short illness.

Pilcher was born Rosamunde E. M. L Scott on 22nd September 1924 in Lelant on the north coast of Cornwall and began writing aged 7. She was just 15 when she had her first short story published. In the late 1940s Pilcher began to write for Mills & Boon, publishing her stories under the pseudonym Jane Fraser.

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All the Books from ‘You’ Season 1

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Has anyone been watching You on Netflix? Not only is it adapted from a book of the same name (see right), but it’s actually set in a bookshop and is wall to wall with rare books, new releases, books, books, books, and did we mention books? There’s a bit of serious creepiness thrown in too for good measure and we have to say it makes great television!

Every episode features more books! So today we’re putting together a list of all the books from the first season of You. Even if you’re not inspired to read them all, it may inspire you to watch the show or read the book it’s based on.

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Writer creates ‘micro horror stories’ from one word

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Every writer knows that inspiration can be elusive, and sometimes writing prompts are so useful when writer’s block is upon you.

Elle Gato (@elle_em) came up with a great idea while procrastinating on Twitter one day- to ask her followers for writing prompts. Asking for just one word, Elle figured she could write a micro horror story about the word to help her ‘get in the headspace to write’.

Occasionally creepy, very often atmospheric, Elle’s micro horror stories were inspired by words such as ‘dumplings’, ‘pugs’, ‘kerfuffle’, and ‘Brexit’. That last one is a nightmare in its own right, to be perfectly frank.

Check out some of our favourites below, and then head over to Elle’s Twitter page to see more!

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Detained Asylum Seeker Wins Prestigious Australian Literary Award

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In a situation that can only be described as a complete paradox, Australia’s richest literary prize has been won by someone who cannot collect the accolade because he’s not allowed to enter Australia.

Behrouz Boochani is a failed asylum seeker from Iran who has been held on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea for almost six years. The place doesn’t get much coverage for an offshore detention centre that holds failed refugees indefinitely, and maybe it should but all that might be about to change as Boochani’s book is about his time on the island and his attempted journey to safety.

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