[Author Spotlight] – Jessica Guess

Patrick and Brennan had the pleasure of hosting Jessica Guess, Author of “Cirque Berserk”, on this week’s episode of Dead Headspace Podcast! We also invited her to share with us her Top 5 Recommended reads and Top 5 Recommended movies to watch right now. Check out her answers below, and read through to the endContinue reading “[Author Spotlight] – Jessica Guess”

[Pride In Horror Month] – The Silhouette Man: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: This short story may contain sensitive content. I don’t know how long I’d been unconscious, but when I came to I awoke in my worst nightmare. Surrounded by complete darkness, the cold prickled my skin. I thought I’d been buried alive in nothing but my underpants. When I cried for help and triedContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – The Silhouette Man: A Short Story”

[ Pride In Horror Month ] – “Jook Joint” and “The Outfit”: A Review

It’s no secret that the world of Comics is dominated by white men, from creators to characters. Although many of these creators and their heroes are considered historic icons, it’s high time we push for a change. This overtly cis, hetero, white presence has got to move over and make space for new and diverseContinue reading “[ Pride In Horror Month ] – “Jook Joint” and “The Outfit”: A Review”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 3 of 3: Interview with Hailey Piper by Laurel Hightower

Women in Horror Month is about shining a spotlight on the less represented gender in horror fiction. There’s a lot to be said for having that kind of representation – other female authors out there killing it, providing an example, and a template, and importantly, creating female characters we can identify with, or loathe, orContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 3 of 3: Interview with Hailey Piper by Laurel Hightower”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 2 of 3: Interview with Eve Harms by Laurel Hightower

LH: If you could wave a wand and create equality and representation for unique voices in this field, what would that include? What are some of the ways other members of the community can assist in making this a reality? EH: If I had a legit magic wand, I would break it. Too stressful! ButContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 2 of 3: Interview with Eve Harms by Laurel Hightower”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 1 of 3: Diversity

Horror is home. It sounds trite, the kind of throwaway answer you might give to an enquiring relative or co-worker asking about your interest in the macabre, but it’s also true. It was the place I could always trust to keep its promises, which was that there were no promises. Anything could happen, and itContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 1 of 3: Diversity”

[ Pride In Horror Month ] – A Personal Essay

Trigger Warning: this post may contain sensitive content for some readers. It’s 2020.  Things are a lot different today than when I was a teenager.  In some respects, it seems we’ve come a long way.  Same sex marriages exist now, for example.  LGBTQIA+ characters are portrayed positively in books, movies and television.  Yet for allContinue reading “[ Pride In Horror Month ] – A Personal Essay”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Becoming: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: This story may contain sensitive content. Becoming The most popular girl in school is braiding my hair in gym class, and I am too nervous to speak. I was sitting on the benches, trying to force my thick curls into a neat ponytail like Miss Kentworth had insisted, when Hannah sat down behindContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Becoming: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] Nina and the Raging Hormone Buffet: A Short Story

“Bye, sweetheart.” Mum kissed me on both cheeks, gripping my shoulders. “Have a good first day. And be careful, Nina. We want to stay here a while, don’t we?” Her words were soft, but the implication was there; don’t mess up, like I had once or twice before. I glanced over her shoulder. Peter, AKAContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] Nina and the Raging Hormone Buffet: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Love Never Dies: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: This story may contain sensitive content. Cut and crimp and fold and stitch… Louise’s filthy hands ached, her fingers cramped and numb. But still, she worked; after all, it had to be perfect. Rachel deserved only the best, and it would never do to miss even a single stitch. A single misplaced cutContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Love Never Dies: A Short Story”