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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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."

Frankenstein Diaries: The Romantics

The lives of many of my favorite authors are just as interesting, if not more so, than their writing. As a huge fan of Mary Shelley, I was really excited to see a new book about her life. In Frankenstein Diaries, Author Michael January brings forth some "forgotten" diary entries that detail Mary Shelley's travels with Percy Shelley and provide insight into the inspiration for the classic book, Frankenstein.