Category Archive: Reviews

Audiobook Review: The Dead Boy by Craig Saunders

“Saunders has done a remarkable job of breathing life into every single character, giving them their own personalities and humanity.” Having published more than thirty novels and novellas, the first a mere six years ago, Craig Saunders has gained a reputation as a hardworking and productive author of horror, fantasy and humour stories. He has …

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Book Review: Cemetery Dance Select: Tim Waggoner

“Waggoner has put together a great collection of darkness that is sure to entertain.” In this collection of some of Tim Waggoner’s best short stories, the reader gets a good taste of what the author can do and what they can expect of his other writing. It’s nice to see the progression and variety of …

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Book Review: Calls for Submission by Selena Chambers

“Chambers uses the power and versatility of short fiction to full effect, combining acute literary sensibilities with a mastery of weird fiction techniques, surrealism, and raw, heartbreaking horror.” In her debut collection, Selena Chambers uses the power and versatility of short fiction to full effect, combining acute literary sensibilities with a mastery of weird fiction …

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Book Review: Cut Corners Volume 3 by Ray Garton, Kealan Patrick Burke, and Bryan Smith

“If there is something that connects the three stories, however, it is the distinctly bleak disposition and the overwhelming sense of dread that each one bestows upon the reader.”   Cut Corners Volume 3 is a collection of three short stories: ‘Andromeda’ by Kealan Patrick Burke, ‘Barrel’ by Bryan Smith and ‘Afterparty’ by Ray Garton. …

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Book Review: Sacculina by Philip Fracassi

“Fracassi sets the hook into a reader’s imagination, and as he reels the reader in through creeping dread and all-too possible darkness, you’ll soon understand that there is no escape.” In his latest novella, Sacculina, rising author Philip Fracassi lures readers out into the middle of the ocean and does what he does best–scares the …

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Book Review: Bleed by Ed Kurtz

“Bleed is a nostalgic nod to 1980s horror viewed through a prism of twenty first century ideas that drag the reader into the pages like a fly into a spider’s web.” Bleed begins with a tone edging towards folksy American, almost Stephen King like horror. A couple figuring out life in the sticks, a new …

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Book Review: We Came Back by Patrick Lacey

“We Came Back is another step in the right direction for Lacey’s writing career and we look forward to visiting his sinister imagination again in the future.”   Patrick Lacey is a relative newcomer to the world of publishing and the horror genre. Although he has admitted to writing over one hundred short stories and …

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Book Review: The Boy in the Earth by Fuminori Nakamura

“If this review had a title, it would be “Zen and the Art of Noir”. And the Zen master, the true Buddha of Noir, is the dark genius that is Fuminori Nakamura.” If we had a list of modern masters of noir fiction, and if it were possible—it isn’t—to place someone at the very top …

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Book Review: Beneath by Kristi DeMeester

“In her debut novel  Beneath, DeMeester has sharpened the blade of her literary shovel and unearthed one of the most upsetting and horrifying tomes of dark fiction in recent memory.”   For the past few years, author Kristi DeMeester has made her mark on horror and weird fiction through short stories, creating unforgettably creepy tales …

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Book Review: Aletheia by J.S. Breukelaar

“A demanding story that will grip the reader and hold them relentlessly until the end.”   Little Ridge holds many secrets, one being the island in the lake. A family returns after many years in chosen exile to come to terms with their past and right the wrongs they committed against one of their own. …

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Book Review: Ararat by Christopher Golden

“Christopher Golden is well aware of the waves in pop fiction, and with Ararat he’s set himself up beautifully not only to ride this one, but to grab hold of new readers and bring them along for the ride.” Christopher Golden is the author of dozens of novels, tie-ins, and comics, but with his latest …

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Book Review: Black Static, Issue 57

“A particularly impressive volume of the ongoing magazine and a strong indication as to why any serious reader of literary horror and dark fiction absolutely needs to take out a subscription with the publishers.” Time seems to flow far too fast these days. Nearly a quarter of the year is gone already, and here we …

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