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Horror Fiction History | Zombies

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The history of zombies in horror fiction is a long and intriguing one. From their use as a threat or weapon to their emergence as an archetype horror villain in their own right, zombies have been a force to be reckoned with. In this week’s blog we take a look at the development of zombies in horror and some key examples that shaped our view of the zombie sub-genre.

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Topics: Zombies, gothic horror, Horror Fiction History

FLAME TREE PRESS | May Releases | Upcoming Titles

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We have so many great new titles coming out over the next couple of months, so we wanted to take a moment to talk about them! We've got brand new horror from award winning authors, an amazing new crime thriller from a first time author and some brilliant new to Flame Tree titles as well! Check out today's blog for more details about everything we have in store for you over the next couple of months!

 

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Q&A, Flame Tree Press Titles

FLAME TREE PRESS | May Releases | Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi Q&A

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It's release day for our May titles! We are very excited to share this great Q&A with the amazing writing team of Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi. They talked to us about their new book, Stoker's Wilde, researching historical figures and their inspirations! Make sure you check in throughout this week for new Q&As with the other authors of our May titles.

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Q&A, Flame Tree Press Authors

FLAME TREE PRESS | May Releases | Brian Pinkerton Q&A

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Continuing with the Q&As with the authors of our May releases, today we are talking to Brian Pinkerton. He talked about his history with writing, went deep on his approach to building stories and characters and why dark fantasy intrigues him! Make sure you check back in each day this week for more Q&As with the authors of our May releases!

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Q&A, Author Interview, Flame Tree Press Authors

FLAME TREE PRESS | May Releases | Hunter Shea Q&A

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To celebrate the launch of our May releases we are posting Q&As with all four authors. Today we are talking to Hunter Shea about his book Ghost Mine (which some of you may remember as Hellhole) his inspirations and what it's like to work with Don D'Auria. Make sure you check in for the other Q&As we will be posting on the blog this week!

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Q&A, Flame Tree Press Authors

Film Review: The Curse of La Llorona

Posted by Matteo Middlemiss

Good horror films are a matter of plate spinning. It’s not enough to have a good script or good cast or a good effects team; you have to balance all these things and more. A classic spooky spirit is often a good trope for a horror film to follow. It has lots of directions it can go and even a middling film can have the occasional peak-through-your-fingers moment. The danger becomes creating a badly made film or letting one of these plates fall.

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Topics: Film Review

FLAME TREE PRESS | April Releases | Upcoming Titles

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Today we are taking the opportunity to look ahead to our upcoming releases. It's a busy two month's with seven releases from Flame Tree Press. We have new sci-fi stories, new thriller titles and lots of great new horror! We also have a few new to Flame Tree titles that we can't wait to bring to new audiences! We've got some absolutely brilliant books coming up and we can't wait to share them with you!

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Flame Tree Press Titles

FLAME TREE PRESS | April Releases | P.D. Cacek Q&A

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Continuing in our launch week Q&As for our April releases, we talked to P.D. Cacek! She told us about her new book, Second Lives, her advice for new writers and the art of being edited!

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Q&A, Author Interview, Flame Tree Press Authors

FLAME TREE PRESS | April Releases | Jonathan Janz

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Today marks the release of our April titles! To celebrate, we've got a great Q&A with Jonathan Janz, author of the The Dark Game. He talked to us about his new book, his inspirations, his writing practices and his advice for being edited! 

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Q&A, Author Interview, Flame Tree Press Authors

FLAME TREE PRESS | April Releases | Ramsey Campbell Q&A

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This week marks the launch of three new titles for Flame Tree Press. We have brand new horror from Jonathan Janz and his book The Dark Game. We also have an amazing new novel from P.D. Cacek with Second Lives so make sure to look out for Q&As with both of those authors this week! Today we are looking at The Hungry Moon from Ramsey Campbell, a new to Flame Tree horror novel. Check out what Ramsey thinks of the book, why he writes horror and how he responds to people that say there's too much horror in the world already!

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Topics: Q&A, Author Interview, Flame Tree Press Authors

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