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Dead Stop

  For the past decade, zombies have enjoyed a status as the mainstream public’s darling monster: they’ve terrified and amused us, and though attempts have been made to extend them into romantic territory, such as has been done with vampires and werewolves, zombies have generally…

The Laughing Dead: A Review of Mark Clapham’s “Dead Stop”


“Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.” - Neil Gaiman.   The Elvis room by Stephen Graham Jones…

The Elvis Room by Stephen Graham Jones

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Alison Littlewood has taken a risk in using a type of fractured tandem structure for her haunted house story. Supernatural tales are usually best left to a straightforward narrative that drives the reader along. But this isn’t a normal ghost story. This is a story of…

The Unquiet House by Alison Littlewood

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I have news for you all! Those of you who know me personally on Facebook will already know this, but for the readers here I want to share some exciting news…I’ve joined forces with Joe Mynhardt over at Crystal Lake Publishing. Crystal Lake is a…

Ever Expanding…

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Zombies make kids turn against their parents. They’re responsible for the breakdown of society as a whole, and will let the Reds in by the back door! Did you know that?? Well you do now! Go tell the neighbors, tell everyone that will listen! If…

The Zombie Rebellion!


Back at the dawn of time, when The Horrifically Horrifying Horror Blog was taking it’s first tentative steps, like a baby t-rex being pushed out of the nest, to see if it could swim…or something like that, I don’t know… Where was I? Oh, yeah.…

I’m Scared

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“Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.” - Neil Gaiman.     Reaping the Dark is like a chop…

TINY WINDOWS NOVELLA REVIEW. REAPING THE DARK BY GARY MCMAHON.


“Short stories are tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams. They are journeys you can make to the far side of the universe and still be back in time for dinner.” - Neil Gaiman. In this new segment I hope to explore…

Tiny Windows Interview – James Everington.

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Originally posted on Reading in the Shadows:
I think we can all agree that horror needs to get away from the zombie genre and start a new fad. It’s not that they’re terrible, I love a good zombie apocalypse story, but it does feel like…

Circumventing the Zombie Genre


So this is going to be about the most serious thing I’ve ever written, not to mention the most important thing I’ve ever written.  I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not to even write it but I feel I have to because if…

The Most Serious Thing I’ve Ever Posted

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Good evening all. Today I am mostly going to be talking about that thing which is something of a Marmite when it comes to authors; the Editor. Cue dramatic music. Some love them, some hate them. Personally I’ve never understood the latter. This is the…

The Magic Elves Who Make Our Shoes

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    Women in Horror Month is a time of celebration…though we’re here for the rest of year too!    I’ve popped on to let you all know that I’m the editor for The Horror Writers Association‘s month long special. For each day of the month…

Women in Horror Month

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Recently, I read Frankenstein and Philosophy: The Shocking Truth, edited by Nicolas Michaud, part of Open Court Publishing’s Popular Culture and Philosophy series. As a former philosophy major, and a current lover of pop culture, I’m a big fan of this series. Generally, the essays…

Damn Kids, Always Subtexting

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Originally posted on twenty-six letters out of order:
It’s not cigarettes, or something as dangerous as drinking more whiskey than I can remember. I bite my nails every now and then, and sometimes I forget to wear a seatbelt.  Every time I watch a movie,…

Bad Habit


Legend has it that the Titan Prometheus angered the Gods by stealing the gift of fire, and giving it to the human race. The Gods wanted it for themselves, and Prometheus was chained in Tartarus for all eternity for his crime. Many smarter folk than…

The Flame of Prometheus

jasper

          Hello & welcome to the ‘Stuck on You’ blog tour! As someone who knows Jasper Bark I should know that I ought to expect the unexpected. How could I describe the enigmatic man himself? Well, he’s one of the most…

Is Jasper Bark Stuck on You?


Originally posted on Paula Cappa:
Mrs. Rinaldi’s Angel   by Thomas Ligotti  (2005) Tuesday’s Tale of Terror  March 11, 2014 . . Have you been watching Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective on HBO?  Pizzolatto says in an interview with The Arkham Digest  that “the work and vision…

Dreaming Little Traps of Horror


Originally posted on Bare Knuckle Writer:
Nom nom writers. I can feel the weird look you’re giving the title of this post.* It’s okay. In your place, I’d look at it like a three-headed chicken crawling out of my Eggs Benedict and demanding that I…

How To Write Less Every Day


Originally posted on Massacre Magazine:
Do you like a challenge? Can you write short and snappy horror? Why not enter our summer flash fiction contest? Take a look at the photograph below… Now, write a story in no more than 250 words, drawing inspiration from…

Fearsome Flashers – Summer Contest

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