Women in Horror Month, Part Four

WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH’S FINAL INSTALLMENT LOOKS FORWARD TO THE FUTURE AT GALLOWS HILL MAGAZINE-UPCOMING REVIEWS OF BOOKS BY MICHELLE GARZA & MELISSA LASON, THERESA BRAUN, AND MARY M. SCHMIDT! Brian James Lewis Howdy friends! This column is running a bit on the late side this week due to events beyond my control. No dog ate my homework and I didn’t miss the school bus, but the shit certainly did hit the fan.         Man oh man! Long story short- the timing chain in my truck’s engine decided that 195 thousand…

Extended Interview: Mathias Clasen

Extended Interview: Mathias Clasen Gallows Hill: Let’s start with a quick introduction on who you are, what you do, and how you came to be a horror researcher. Mathias Clasen: I’m an associate professor in literature and media in the English Department at Aarhus University, a large research university in Denmark. My main research focus is on horror—its history, forms, functions, and appeal. My primary training is in literary study, but I’m also interested in audiovisual and interactive horror—films, video games, live-action horror attractions, you name it. It spooks you,…

The Gallows Hill Podcast

That’s right horror fans! We’re starting a podcast. Kick back with members of the horror community for drinks, laughs, and fun. We’ll talk books, movies, writing tips and habits, genre news, and alcohol preferences while our guests (and host) get inebriated. As in everything we do here on the Hill, we believe in engaging with the community. So if you want to send in voice recordings or text notes to the show, we’ll listen/read them and discuss. If you want to come on the show to get sloshed and/or promote…

New Weekly Column! 150 Word Reviews

Hey there horror fans! We love regular content. That’s why Fiction Friday is so important to us as a publication. But we don’t do just fiction. That’s one of the strongest selling points of Gallows Hill. We really are your one stop horror shop. So we are bringing you a new weekly column. Starting tonight, our resident movie critic, James Newman, will be writing 150 word movie reviews on horror movies new and old. Tune in every Wednesday night at 5:30 for movie night! Watch the trailer and read the…

No Sleep Til . . . Reddit?

Christine Druga knows horror. It’s part of her job as the top moderator of No Sleep, a subreddit dedicated to realistic horror shorts. It is a place for anyone to read or write horror stories for free. And with nearly 11.7 million subscribers, it’s also a place for writers to get noticed. “You can go from a nobody to a somebody in the writing world pretty quickly on No Sleep,” says Druga. The readers, writers, and moderators of No Sleep see the subreddit as a great place to hone the…

Interview: Richard Chizmar

The author of Gwendy’s Button Box, A Long December, and Midnight Promises sits down with GH editor Joshua Demarest to talk about writing, editing, the future of the genre, and the success of Cemetery Dance Publications. Richard Chizmar is the founder/publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint. He has edited more than 30 anthologies and his fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and The Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won two World Fantasy awards, four…

Book Review: My Best Friend’s Exorcism

Book Review: My Best Friend’s Exorcism Horror is a genre that is meant to be experienced. And for the most part, traditional publishers have been slow to adapt to the changes the horror genre has seen. But not all traditional publishers fall victim to playing it safe. Quirk Books has been leading the charge on the new wave of horror books. Their best-known title is 2011’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. which featured a story built around a collection of strange old photographs. In their latest blockbuster, Quirk has…

Fiction Fridays

At the end of the day, Gallows Hill Magazine is about great horror. In the past, we have struggled to find the balance between bringing you as much horror as possible, and keeping a handle on space restraints. In this new year, we have decided to make good on one of our founding principles: publishing fantastic horror fiction. That’s why we will now be launching Fiction Fridays. Every Friday in 2019 we will publish one new short story. Check the website every Friday at 9:09 am EST to read the latest short.…

Interview: Father Gary Thomas

Sitting down with America’s Leading Exorcist The classic movie The Exorcist is one of the most iconic films in the horror genre. Who can forget Regan MacNeil levitating off her bed, spewing pea soup, and spinning her head completely around? But how much of that is trope, and how much of that is real? Gallows Hill sat down with Father Gary Thomas, America’s leading exorcist and inspiration behind the movie The Rite to find out. “For many people, even today, there are images in that film that are forever indelible,”…

From the Depths, Risen

From the Depths, Risen JASON NUGENT At 10:17 am, as Mrs. Joiner’s high pitched, off-key voice rose above the rest of the choir singing “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear,” a tower of flame burst through the Third Avenue Baptist Church, and disappeared as suddenly as it had come. The choir director Dr. Sorbane was killed instantly, the eruption opening directly beneath his feet filling the church with the scent of charred flesh and burnt hair. Flames shot high in the choir loft as a column of pure fiery destruction…