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A collection of thirteen tales with a common theme surrounding the depraved, demented fuelled with dread:
Mister Pockets A Pine Deed Story By Jonathan Maberry-Lefty, a twelve year old boy suspects there is an ominous presence lurking within their sleepy town.
With issue number one, Jamais Vu established itself as a strong newcomer to the dark fiction scene. We got short stories and poetry, movie and book reviews, and a few articles covering a little bit of everything. What they did was not only bring some great new as well as veteran voices together, but also set high expectations for issue number two of what is, admittedly, an experiment, a test run, if you will. … Continue reading
I wasnâ€™t particularly sure about reviewing this one. After all, itâ€™s a short, cheap oneshot to draw in an audience for the followup novel (The Red Eye) and I already reviewed that one. But, due to the huge difference in tone, structure and effect between the two, I decided that it warranted me chiming in on.
Sam Brody is a bit of an ass. He also likes to harangue people via his … Continue reading
Hopefully by now you have yourself a fine collection of “Visible Ink” reference books on hand. If not, it’s probably a good time to start collecting as this publishing company has produced some of the best reference books out there. It … Continue reading
Meet Sam Brody, skeptic extraordinaire and late night host of The Red Eye, a radio show where he debunks myths of supernatural, psychic and otherworldly goofiness. So what does he do when he finds himself thrust neck deep into the same sort of stuff he professionally calls bullshit on? Say, for instance, items start exploding or flying around when he is near? Or the coworker who reeks of sulfur and the crazy redhead who … Continue reading
The Independent Filmmakerâ€™s Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors
By Gabrial Campisi
1 Taking the Next Step
Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where we are all going. If I need to finish quoting our dear Criswell, then I weep for that same future. Dearly, do I weep. Yet, as cheesy as the line is, none of us can deny the draw of a bit of life spoilers.
We want to know what will be, regardless of how little it boots to resist both … Continue reading
It’s everything you never wanted to hear or that perhaps you or somebody you knew suffered through, whether from the human misery of this universe or a criminality intruding from the supernatural.Â Â -from Essay I: The Myth of Falling
Â I’ve been known to mutter that one of the best reason to create art, to spin the patently unreal out of vapors and dust, is to process the incongruities of reality. To reflect and refract … Continue reading
She is perched high above the ground on a tree branch near the top of a weeping willow, swaying in the chilling riverside breeze. She watches the watcher through shimmering leaves, a set of hidden eyes participating in a feast of perversity. -â€śFor the Sake of Pleasingâ€ť
I had high hopes for Irredeemable. Sizemore has proven himself a man of impeccable taste as a publisher. He knows what works in literature and makes solid … Continue reading
A collection of thirteen tales with a common theme surrounding graphic, gory and often violent depiction of terror that knows no boundaries:
Heirloom By Michael Laimo-A womanâ€™s obsession with firearms is handed down from generation to generation.
Violence for Fun and Profit By Gregory L. Norris-Revenge may spawn unto the vulnerable in the … Continue reading
Just when a glimmer of hope seems to illuminate in restoring some normal society, Xander MacNamara finds himself engulfed in turmoil once again. Happily married to the love of his life Felicity Jane and adapting to his newfound military rank in Freedom Town life is good. Little does he know his new found comfort is … Continue reading
â€śWhat is that?â€ť I whispered.
â€śLooks like an ears,â€ť the Colonel replied, staring at the globby thing by his foot.
â€śNo, not specifically, Colonel.â€ť I swallowed and swayed. â€śWhat is that, in general?â€ť
â€śA dead body.â€ť The Colonel snorted. â€śOr parts there of.â€ť
Usually, I am pretty clear on how I feel about … Continue reading
Ever since reading Gabino Iglesiasâ€™ Gutmouth, Iâ€™ve been more and more interested in the New Bizarro Author Series (NBAS for short) put together by Eraserhead Press. Without beating a dead horse, what they do is give a chance to promising new authors who havenâ€™t yet published their first novel.
With five to seven releases each year, we get a fresh taste of weird and wild writers we may or may not have already been … Continue reading
Whatever gods are in this maze, may you suffer as we have suffered. May our prayers leave you ill and dying, as you have left us.
I like bizarre, complicated stories. The kind that warp and wrap themselves into intricate designs of opaque obscurity and leave you scratching your head and rereading the same paragraph thirteen times to be sure what you think happened really did just happen and … Continue reading
Movie reference books are a horror fan’s gold. Most every horror fan fills their book shelves with tome after tome of gems about Hammer Films, Universal Monsters, Vampire Films, Zombie Movies. There are books on every topic, sub-genre and fan favorite out there. HIDDEN HORROR edited by author Dr. AC is an excellent, entertaining, intimate addition to the monster movie lover’s coffee table book collection. The book dives into 101 often overlooked and … Continue reading
I really liked the writing I found in Sixty Five Stirrup Iron Road, the nine author collaboration put out by Sinister Grin Press at the end of last year. So much so, in fact, that I decided to check out some of the contributing authorsâ€™ other books, hoping for more of the same. My first stop was Shane McKenzieâ€™s Muerte Con Carne, and it was everything I hoped it would be and much, much more. … Continue reading
My first encounter with the writing of Jessica McHugh showed me an inventive horror short story called Food For Thought. Turns out, thatâ€™s just a tiny part of the McHughniverse. Thereâ€™s also Pins, a suspenseful dark thriller involving strip clubs and bowling alleys. Thereâ€™s the young adult mystery/thriller, Rabbits in the Garden. Thereâ€™s her trip into the world of steampunk, The Maiden Voyage. And in August, sheâ€™ll be dropping a sci-fi mind-melting experience of … Continue reading
When youâ€™re a horror writer, and blurbs for your book are being written by Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee, you know youâ€™re doing something right. This is definitely the case with Shane McKenzie, a writer who is absolutely tearing up the extreme horror landscape. The guy has written twelve books (at least, maybe more by the time I finish writing this review), not to mention at least two collaborations with other authors (Sixty-Five Stirrup … Continue reading
The spirit of D.I.Y. is alive and well within the pages of Jack Bantryâ€™s Splatterpunk, but just because it has the look of an old cut and paste style, made in your basement, punk zine doesnâ€™t mean itâ€™s lacking in quality. The complete opposite, actually; these forty pages are packed with great in your face, extreme horror fiction. Not only that, but we also get some interviews, some book reviews, and a little bit … Continue reading
With his newest release, Toxicity, Max Booth III has taken a break from the wild western zombies of Black as well as the flash fiction of They Might Be Demons and thrown us into the complex, nasty world of the suburbs of Chicago. Having grown up there, I can vouch for this; they are truly frightening, indeed.
The world he shows us is one full of trashy scumbags and bad criminals, down on their … Continue reading
We all love zombies. We all subconsciously want to live long enough to see the apocalypse rising, so that we can get in touch with our own heroic self hidden somewhere deep inside our hearts and minds. Itâ€™s every boyâ€™s dream and every girlâ€™s horrible nightmare. Or so Jeremy Terry leads us to believe. Introducing a palette of characters entwined together with invisible strings of destiny, which mostly die a gruesome death as the … Continue reading