[Announcement] – Last Call for Pride in Horror Month Art and Writing Submissions

CALL FOR CONTENT FOR UPCOMING“PRIDE IN HORROR MONTH” FEATURE: Today is deadline for accepting submissions on any LGBTQ related content pertaining to Horror, Dark Sci-fi, and Dark Fantasy. We are looking for articles, essays, reviews of books/media with queer themes or queer rep, and creative writing with queer rep or by LGBTQ+ authors. Essays andContinue reading “[Announcement] – Last Call for Pride in Horror Month Art and Writing Submissions”

[Review] – Until the Sun

by Where do I even start with this one? It was my first conscious reading of a splatterpunk novel. It’s captivating with its character development. It’s a story about a teenage boy who joins a group of vampires. You can make a case that this is a coming-of-age tale too, which I was pleasantly surprisedContinue reading “[Review] – Until the Sun”

[Women In Horror Month] – More Women Authors You May Have Missed

Yes, it has occurred to me that every other WIHM article on Dead Head Reviews has been written by a woman.  (Dammit Patrick…You told me I could do this…) So, hopefully you have read all of the other articles this month.  Those are all poignant, heartfelt, and brilliantly written articles, told from unique viewpoints.  *sigh*Continue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – More Women Authors You May Have Missed”

[Women In Horror Month] – The Goblets Immortal

By Beth Overmyer It has been many years since I’ve read anything in the fantasy genre, save The Hobbit. Seeing as I’ve made a promise this year to continue expanding what I read, I thought I would give The Goblets Immortal a chance at reeling me back into the land of mystical creatures and wizards.Continue reading “[Women In Horror Month] – The Goblets Immortal”

[Review] – Yuri

By Steve Stred During a long, hard winter, Yuri’s father dies, leaving him alone on the family farm without any remaining livestock. Unable to grow crops or tend the farm, Yuri packs up and finds work in a mine belonging to the mysterious Mr. Petrov. Yuri enjoys his work and is completely provided for, butContinue reading “[Review] – Yuri”

[REVIEW] The Night Crawls In – by Steve Stred

I have read a few of Steve’s books this year – including The Stranger, Jane, and The Girl Who Hid in the Trees – but I think The Night Crawls In has to be my favorite so far. This collection of drabbles (stories averaging just a couple hundred words for the most part) and poemsContinue reading “[REVIEW] The Night Crawls In – by Steve Stred”

[REVIEW] The Crow’s Gift (And Other Tales)- by Sonora Taylor

I have found these short collections to be very useful in finding new favorite authors in the indie community. If it only takes you a couple hours to check out a release, you’re more likely to give a new writer a chance you wouldn’t give if they only had long novels available for introduction. AsContinue reading “[REVIEW] The Crow’s Gift (And Other Tales)- by Sonora Taylor”

[REVIEW] Husk – by Rachel Autumn Deering

[Spoilers Ahead] Husk tells the story of a soldier home from war, dealing with the stress of PTSD and drugs. For the majority of the novella, it reads more like a drama than horror; Kevin Brooks is damaged from losing his best friend in Afghanistan, and is looking to cope with that loss and theContinue reading “[REVIEW] Husk – by Rachel Autumn Deering”

[REVIEW] Remains – by Andrew Cull

4.5 / 5.0 Bones got our attention; Remains seals the deal. Andrew Cull has a talent for building suspense. The atmosphere he sets is that of a scary movie, complete with spooks in windows, loud sounds, and crazy messages on the wall. Better yet, this story has a very meaningful base of support – ourContinue reading “[REVIEW] Remains – by Andrew Cull”

[REVIEW] To Be Devoured – by Sara Tantlinger

4.5 / 5.0 Sara Tantlinger’s debut novellette, To Be Devoured, is an unsettling and gritty story with a darkly poetic voice. Though it’s not necessarily violent, it has an extremely violent feel throughout (in the sense that there are bared teeth that continuously open wider, revealing sharpened blades). Despite a conclusion that felt a littleContinue reading “[REVIEW] To Be Devoured – by Sara Tantlinger”