Book Review: The New Black – Editor Richard Thomas

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The New Black – edited by Richard Thomas Dark House Press, 2014 Sometimes I forget that there are big-time, majors in the world of book publishing, because it seems like everything good is coming out of the indies. Between the titles coming out of established indies like Lazy Fascist Press, Sinister Grin Press, and Samhain Publishing (just to name a few), and the high-quality work coming from “new guys” like Broken River Books, Bizarro Pulp … Continue reading

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Book Review: Staring Into the Abyss – Author Richard Thomas

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Having published over 65 stories in the past five years, in addition to a novel (Transubstantiate, Otherworld Publications) and a short story collection (Herniated Roots, Snubnose Press), Richard Thomas is a workhorse who is no stranger to dark fiction. But with his newest anthology of short fiction, Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press), Thomas cranks the intensity up a notch while simultaneously turning the dimmer switch all the way down. To say these stories are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stephen King’s It (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Childhood friends, Richie Tozier (Harry Anderson), Eddie Kasbrak (Dennis Christopher, Stan Uris (Richard Masur), Beverly Marsh (Annette O’Toole), Mike Hanlon (Tim Reid), Ben Hanscom (John Ritter), and Bill Denbrough (Richard Thomas) were known as the Losers Club when they lived in Derry 28 years before. A promise they made to each other then is called upon to reunite them to fight an old enemy known as Pennywise (Tim Curry), who they thought they had … Continue reading

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