ON the nature of horror; stand-out stories, novels & films; the health – or otherwise – of horror & the supernatural on contemporary TV; his evolution as a writer; the different lives a piece of fiction can have; writer responses to Covid; advice for developing writers; future projects & the one he really wants to see reach fruition.
PLUS why – to his dismay – UK TV bosses have apparently rejected a modern reboot of Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected; also, his frustration with the BBC over its ‘lack of faith’ in horror and supernatural genre drama.
We are absolutely delighted to give a platform to art inspired by the story from which our website takes its name: ‘Le Horla’ by Guy de Maupassant, regarded as a classic in the oeuvre of supernatural fiction.
The image above was created by French artist Marine Lannoy. Follow the link below to learn more about her and her art, including more images inspired by ‘Le Horla’.
We are always interested in publishing fine photographs and art relevant to our genre here at Horla. If you would like yours to be considered please contact us at email@example.com
Exclusive interview with Pakistan-based writer HABIB MOHANA
‘THE horror or supernatural genre is common in Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan. People in our part of the world love stuff depicting horror and the supernatural… The role of tradition and training can’t be ignored as far as horror and supernatural stuff is concerned. The Muslim world can easily grasp and enjoy the stories of genies better than the stories of ghosts, which is a western thing.
‘However due to globalization and superfast communication things are getting pretty mixed up: the western world is relishing hot spicy foods and the eastern world is loving pizzas and burgers.’
We’re reorganising our vaults containing the works of the many authors who’ve written for us since our launch. For now, most of the fiction from contributors can be found in the two panels below. A new vault, cataloguing the most recent contributors, will hopefully be available shortly. All Horla fiction writers can be found by inputting the writer’s name in our search engine (top right of home page).
RECENT HORLA FICTION
Janna Grace – Edward Ahern – Sally O’Reilly – Mark Keane – Andrew Kolarik – Paul Green – Michael D. Davis – Timothy Granville – Mark Colbourne – Bill Davidson – Holly Tinsley – David Rudd – Adam Marks – Titus Green – Glyn Carter – Jean Levy – Paul Murgatroyd – Nazli Karabiyikoglu – S.J. McMahon – Jordan Whatman
Auriel Roe – Conor Robin Madigan – Thomas Kodnar – Matthew John Fletcher – Melanie Smith – John Andreini – David McVey – Paul Murgatroyd – Garry Kilworth – Frances Holland – Peter Kenny – George Aitch – P.F. Grazioli – Michael D. Davis – Holly Tinsley – Mark Sadler – Sally Spedding – Simon Marlowe – Carly Holmes – Jon Gower – Jane Fraser – John Ord – Claudia Wardle – Alan Bilton – Angela Graham – M.J. Allen – Wendy Holborow – Ali Azar – Brian Manton – Tim Jeffreys – Guido Eekhaut – Matthew G. Rees
We’re delighted to hear of a new book – out now (!) – written by one of our contributors – The Forest Perilous (left) by New York-based Terence Gallagher (especially given the Celtic connections some of us at Horla have with a country known for its dragons).
Here’s a taster from Terence: ‘After seven long years, James Ward gets the summons he’s been waiting for. Soon, reunited with his childhood friend Cornelia, he is back among the Dragons, a nation of travelers with roots in the distant Celtic past. This time he is living in the heart of the secret kingdom; but a sudden reversal of fortune throws the Dragons’ world into peril and forces James to step up into a new role to save it.’
Reviews, features and new fiction from around the world at The Home of Intelligent Horror. We welcome submissions. See guidelines. At present we are very interested in receiving high-quality writing in the field of psychogeography, particularly in relation to locations with supernatural / literary links.