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The Horror Lounge is a collaborative campaign - everyone is welcome.

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Authors, bloggers, podcasters, TV execs, journalists, fans, if you love horror and would like to get involved, then email me: sam@lounge-books.com

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If you'd like to advertise on the Horror Lounge, you can do so for as little as £200.

I am very open to your ideas, so get in touch.


About the Horror Lounge

The idea for running this online campaign came from a few conversations I had on Twitter about James Herbert, I absolutely loved his books when I was a teenager and wondered why he isn't talked about much. This conversation lead me down a path discussing horror fiction in general and that it doesn't seem to be served in the same way as other genres. 

The backdrop to this, of course, is the phenomenal success of horror TV and film - The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, American Horror Story, the IT movie, Mother, to name but a few. There is clearly a huge demand for thrilling storytelling and I wonder if books could meet more of this demand. The Horror Lounge week will explore some well-known horror authors but also introduce new books and authors. 

I've spent a few months researching the wider horror world and it will be no surprise that it is an incredibly active and vibrant community. This is a collaborative campaign - so, driven by the community - authors, fans, podcasters, screenwriters - the real experts. Follow the passion, yes? During the Horror Lounge week we'll celebrate and showcase all of the sub genres of horror, YA horror, classics, women of horror, diverse voices, anthologies, poetry and short stories. I've found horror magazines, podcasts, Instagram accounts and chosen spooky things for your home, to wear and gifts.  Discover more about the wider horror world.

Jason Arnopp, author of The Last Days of Jack Sparks, which was recently optioned by Ron Howard’s company Imagine Entertainment, is taking part in the Horror Lounge. He said: "While horror is widely recognised as an evergreen genre in the worlds of film and TV, in book publishing it can so often feel like ‘The Genre That Dare Not Speak Its Name’.”

I'm thrilled that so many fantastic authors are taking part in the Horror Lounge. Check them out here and do explore their wonderful books. There is a live programme of activity planned between 7 and 10pm each evening and I will be adding to this over the next few weeks.

If you'd like to get involved, then email me here. (Oh, and sign up for horror updates too) 

Huge thanks from me.

Sam Missingham


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25th - 31st October

A week-long celebration of horror fiction. All online, all free, all scary as hell. 

Grab a seat in the Horror Lounge.