Vathek

You might not have heard of Valthek, but most writers of gothic horror have been directly or indirectly influenced by this classic. The Horror Writers Association and Poisoned Pen Press have joined together to reprint a line of seminal but forgotten horror fiction classics called Haunted Library of Horror Classics. This edition starts off with …

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Signalz by F Paul Wilson

"It will begin in the heavens and end in the Earth" Signalz is the newest addition to the Adversary cycle. It can be read as a stand-alone novel but is a prequel to Nightworld, the sixth book of the series. I really enjoyed this book, which falls into the horror and dark fantasy genre. Its …

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Title: Subject 11 Author: Jeffery Thomas Date published: 2014 Category: weird fiction, horror What if the Jersey Shore/reality tv met the Stanford prison experiment and had a deformed mutant baby? The result would be Subject 11. Ten subjects are recruited for a mysterious test in which they have to live in an abandoned building. An …

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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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