Smoke and Dagger

Title: Smoke and Dagger: A Spectra Files Prequel Author: Douglas Wynne Format: audiobook Narrator: Matthew Cohn Date Published: 11-7-2019 Category: weird fiction, small press,Lovecraftian, horror, audiobook Smoke and Dagger: A SPECTRA Files Prequel by Douglas Wynne and narrated by Matthew Cohn is 4 hours and twenty minutes of pulp Cthulhu Mythos action. Matthew Cohn is an NYC actor …

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Color out of Space (2020)

Title: Color out of Space Director: Richard Stanley Writers: Scarlett Amaris, Richard Stanley, HP Lovecraft Distributed by: RLJE Films  American Release Date: 1/24/2020  Category: Lovecraftian movies   I’m a little skeptical about Lovecraftian movie adaptations.  I think weird fiction is challenging to bring to the screen, although it has been done satisfactorily on a few …

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Book review: Sing Me Your Scars

Title: Sing Me Your Scars Author: Damien Angelica Walters Publisher: Apex Publications Date Published: 2015 Category: weird fiction, small press, female authors, short stories, horror I haven’t felt this way about a collection of short stories since I read Thomas Ligotti’s Songs of a Dead Dreamer. Walters’s collection of short stories is haunting, creepy, and …

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Book Review: The Antarctic Express

Title: The Antarctic Express Author: Kenneth Hite & Christina Rodriguez Publisher: Trident Inc., : Atlas Games Date Published: 2009 Category: parody, Lovecraftian, children’s The Antarctic Express is a children’s parody book combining the Polar Express with the Mountains of Madness. I have mixed feelings about these kinds of parodies, generally aimed at adults who think …

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Book review: The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Lovecraft states in Supernatural Horror in Literature, “The King in Yellow, a series of vaguely connected short stories having as a background a monstrous and suppressed book whose perusal brings fright, madness, and spectral tragedy, really achieves notable heights in cosmic fear in spite of uneven interest and a somewhat trivial and affected cultivation of the Gallic studio atmosphere made popular by Du Maurier’s Trilby."

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Necronomicon Providence 2015 Convention Report

  It’s NecronomiCon…a place where outcasts rule, and everyone gets the nerdy reference on your t shirt. 2015 was the fourth NecronomiCon I have attended, and it was very different in two ways. First off, it was the first time that I brought my son. I had reservations about bringing a nine year old to …

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