I sit to begin this list with the background noise of Romero’s Day of the Dead playing, and it’s a great flick to have as motivation for putting together a list like the one I’m about to compile.
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FUNGUS OF THE HEART Jeremy C. Shippâs new collection of bizarro short stories Fungus of the Heart contains elements of horror, crime noir, and quite often dark fantasy. Mr. Shipp has a very distinguishable style even amongst the growing number of authors writing bizarro fiction. He manages to be descriptive and concise at the same time all while spinning quick moving and engrossing stories. Fungus of the Heart is not near as dark or horror … Continue reading
ATTIC CLOWNS When Peter Straub and Jack Ketchum recommend an author you sit up and take notice. Such is the case with Jeremy Shipp. Iâve been thinking how to communicate his unique brand of fiction, commonly labelled âbizarroâ. And so Iâve decided to use a drug metaphor. Letâs pretend youâre on your way to the fun-fair and to spice things up, your and your buddies decide to drop a tab of acid. It doesnât work, … Continue reading
POSSESSED: SPINE TINGLING TALES The great advantage of the short story is that you can do one in a single sitting. A little shot of pure horror, down in one. None of this laboriously wading through another chapter every night only to discover that the monster was killed and good prevailed. And if you donât like one author, then like a good bus service, another one will be along in a minute. This collection has … Continue reading
Sheep and Wolves By Jeremy C. Shipp Published by Raw Dog Screaming Press Cover design by Jennifer Barnes Book design by M. Garrow Bourke 164 Pages How often does a book give you the creeps or the willies? How often do you find yourself at a loss for words after reading story after story? âSheep And Wolvesâ takes my words away from me and brings them back just to tease me with them. The writing … Continue reading