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Bram Stoker Nominee

Something amazing, yet somehow terrifying, has happened.  I’ve made it into the Finalists list for the Bram Stoker Awards 2015 alongside Joe Mynhardt for my work on Horror 101: The Way Forward. Joe asked if I’d contribute a piece for the book about a year before I joined…

On the Bram Stoker Awards…

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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.   Mutator by Gary Fry and published by DarkFuse is…

Mutator by Gary Fry


“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.   Reminiscent of Clive Barker’s claustrophobic ‘Dread’, sans…

The Pariahs by Erik Hofstatter

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Tonight (1am GMT/8pm EST) I’ll be talking alongside Justin Steele with host Jennifer Perry over at BlogTalk Radio!

Interview at BlogTalk Radio


Here we have a new story penned by David Owain Hughes, an author with a love of all things close-to-the-bone & grotesque.      House inspector under inspection Jimmy read, as he glanced over the newspaper on his boss’ desk. The guy’s name was Archie.…

New Read: ‘Signed, Sealed and Delivered’ by David Owain Hughes


“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.     It’s obvious that the passing of…

The Night Just Got Darker by Gary McMahon

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Immortality. Bit of a Golden Goose in supernatural fiction. Seems to come into play in lots of ways, whether we’re talking Vampires, Zombies or even Ghosts. But let’s look at in a “real world” perspective. Forget the “is it a blessing, is it a curse”…

Getting Away With Not Being Dead (or wrinkly)

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Current calls for submissions                        The Magazines… Cemetery Dance…go for it!   Dark Tales is the place for the more unique works,  “well written, entertaining science fiction, horror and dark fantasy stories with believable characters and page-turning plots.”…

Call for Submissions!

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Your new best friend.

I received a notification whilst on Facebook a few days ago that I was tagged in a post & the first few words named me, ironically being a somewhat bizarre day I still clicked onto it. Blaze McRob had written a piece on his site. It…

Blaze McRob and Women in Horror

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He can see-eee you!

Hello & welcome to The HHHB! Go grab a drink & get comfy…we’re in for a ride here.   EA: Hi Aaron, welcome to The HHHB! *motions towards chair* Please make yourself at home, just ignore the screams. *winks* To help the readers get to…

The Voice of Fear: Aaron Dries Interview.

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Some of you who know me over on Facebook may know about my work with Joe Mynhardt over at Crystal Lake Publishing, combine that with the release of Horror 101: The Way Forward & now I have an author page. So if you click here you can cringe…

Here We Go!


  I love proofreading. The list of my top five choices for ways to make a living looks like this: 1. Writer 2. Editor 3. Proofreader That’s it. Unless someone wants to pay me to sit around, watching TV and eating pizza rolls. Anyway. Proofreading.…

Write My Own Damn Story!

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  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”

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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.   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!

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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


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 The Robot Drummer:
One of Kurt Vonnegut’s famous rules for fiction is: Start as close to the end as possible. But why? Why don’t we just start at the very beginning, where everything started? As far as I can tell, starting at the…

The Everyday Writer: Start at the End

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Originally posted on Apocalypse Art:
Stark landscapes and dilapidated carnival structures are the backdrops to John Wentz’s haunting oil paintings on the theme of war and self-destruction.  He’s about to go on exhibit at Modern Eden in San Francisco. The gas mask appears throughout the…

John Wentz: War and the Will to Survive

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Originally posted on Apocalypse Art:
Italian photographer Marco Matteucci named this textured photo “Doomsday,” perhaps irresistible to the attuned psyche.  Its darkness is offset by a subsequent shot infused with light, part of his Through the Viewfinder series. Above: Echoes / Below: Escape from Darkness

Marco Matteucci’s Doomsday Photography

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Originally posted on Apocalypse Art:
American photographer Zachary Wasserman captures the feel of Armageddon in these shots.  Based in Berkeley, he took them at Burning Man, held annually for a week on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The festival forms a temporary city of performers and…

Armageddon: The Apocalypse Wagon


Originally posted on DM du Jour:
The neatly-gentrified Mtsensk District plaster buckled in all the permitted places. With fashionable decay, the yellowing windows matched the grey-painted walls. A bare mattress laid in the center of the room. Its sagging middle reminded me of the hall…

Adam Henry Carriére ~ Soviet


“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.     Within Wet Walls by Lily Childs…

Within Wet Walls by Lily Childs.

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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. You’re sitting in your car on a…

Drive by Mark West

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Originally posted on Pen of the Damned:
Scampering on all fours, the deformed arch of his spine protrudes through his flesh, the flex and buckle of his bones twisting him painfully. Night has fallen but he can’t sleep or stop for long. They are hunting…

Hybrid

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