[Pride In Horror Month] – “Queer Fear” Book Review

I recently finished reading “Queer Fear” by Michael Rowe, and it left me in my feelings quite a bit. This book was originally published in 2000: a mere 30 or so years after the stonewall riots, and 20ish from the start of the AIDS epidemic. Being gay 20 years ago was nothing like it was today, justContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – “Queer Fear” Book Review”

[Pride In Horror Month] Following the Dead Tracks: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: May contain sensitive content. 1 What was it Kyle said? On Tuesday nights, he goes for midnight walks. That must be why he’s not answering his phone. Maybe he doesn’t take it with him. I suppose I never asked. There’s still so much I don’t know about my new boyfriend. It’s only beenContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] Following the Dead Tracks: A Short Story”

[Review] – Blood Relations

by Kristopher Triana Blood Relations will be released May 5th, 2020, from Grindhouse Press. Before we get to Blood Relations, let’s talk about the elephant in the room.  This elephant is called Full Brutal, Triana’s splatterpunk award-winning novel.  This book is only a year old and I feel comfortable saying it is already extreme horror canon.  Even ifContinue reading “[Review] – Blood Relations”

[Review] – In Dreams We Rot

by Becky Rocksteady Released by Trepidation Publishing This book doesn’t just dance with uneasiness, it lets it move in and sleep in the guest room. Uneasiness – There is a quote at the front of the book. The short version of that quote is “My mission in life is to make everybody as uneasy asContinue reading “[Review] – In Dreams We Rot”

[Review] – Lucid Screams

by Red Lagoe I LOVED this book. I am not playing around – this needs to be added to TBRs across the horror community right now. An absolutely indelible collection of real-life atrocity. There are a myriad of themes here, but I leaned towards favoring the elements of day to day terror brought on byContinue reading “[Review] – Lucid Screams”

[Review] – Cirque des Freaks and Other Tales of Horror

by Julian Lopez Cirque des Freaks and Other Tales of Horror will be released 14th April 2020 by Bold Strokes Books. Cirque des Freaks and Other Tales of Horror is described as a collection of horror stories, ‘sure to frighten’. A few reviewers commented that they felt underwhelmed, perhaps a little let down by theContinue reading “[Review] – Cirque des Freaks and Other Tales of Horror”

[Review] – Bones

by Andrew Cull Bones is a terrific debut from Andrew Cull. I’ve heard many great things about this collection from the horror community. I’ve waited far too long to read this, but I’m very happy I finally gave it a go.   Each story here has a unique and creepy tale to tell. I personally lovedContinue reading “[Review] – Bones”

[Review] – Dark Celebrations

by Calvin Demmer Calvin Demmer immediately became one of my favorite writers when I read his debut collection The Sea Was A Fair Master. Many people agree with me when I say it is excellent. Calvin knows how to pack such a punch in what seems as little words as possible. So it may beContinue reading “[Review] – Dark Celebrations”

[Review] – Sing Your Sadness Deep

By Laura Mauro Sing Your Sadness Deep is a haunting collection of short stories exploring loneliness, isolation, and human connection. The thirteen tales in this dark fiction compilation tiptoe on the edge of horror and a few have a touch of magical realism. Mauro’s flexible writing style and strong technique both require the reader to examine theContinue reading “[Review] – Sing Your Sadness Deep”

[Review] – Screamscapes: Tales of Terror

By Evans Light This is a great collection of stories. Some authors just speak to you. There are a lot of great authors out there, but sometimes you (the reader) and the writer just click. I am starting to feel that with Evans Light’s writing. I can’t really explain it, but the pages of hisContinue reading “[Review] – Screamscapes: Tales of Terror”