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Weird Writers Recommend Hammer Films

Nicole Cushing: Vampire Circus (1972) Why? Well, for me, a successful horror film plucks the same nerves as a nightmare. It doesn’t necessarily have to make sense. It just has to make enough sense that it doesn’t lose you. In this movie Hammer gives us nineteenth century vampires who: (A.) form a traveling circus, in which

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Weird Writers Recommend Philosophy Books

Brian Evenson: A Thousand Plateaus by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari I’ve occasionally taught a class just on this book, and when I do I suggest that students relax and read it almost like it’s fiction. Taken in those terms it’s a deeply imaginative book that poses all sorts of strange questions and then provides

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Weird Writers Recommend 80’s Albums

Brian Evenson: Stump, A Fierce Pancake (1988) It’s hard not to like an album which takes its name from a line in Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman. If you know any track from this album (the only full-length LP the band put out) it’s probably “Charlton Heston,” which repeats the line “When Charlton Heston put

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5 Weird Writers’ Recommended Reading: Fiction Collections

Gwendolyn Kiste:  Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked by Christa Carmen There are so many wonderful horror and weird fiction collections out there, but one that has stuck with me is Christa Carmen’s debut collection. The breadth of stories is breathtaking, from tales that aren’t afraid to get visceral and gutting to quieter horror that’s profoundly heart-wrenching.

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