Venom – John Tigges

John Tigges is one of those prolific horror writers from the 80s that I happened to skipped over for no particular reason. I’ve seen his name and books over the years and I actually have most of his books in my collection. The time had finally come to remedy this omission and Venom was theContinue reading “Venom – John Tigges”

Killer Lake – W.D. Gagliani & David Benton

Killdeer Lake, aka Killer Lake, is the setting for W.D. Gagliani and David Benton’s collaboration with the same name. What is Killer Lake, you ask? Imagine every 80s slasher film thrown into a blender and what would come out would be very close to what you have here. Friday the 13th, April Fool’s Day, Dawn of the Dead, Psycho, Motel Hell,Continue reading “Killer Lake – W.D. Gagliani & David Benton”

In The Scrape – James Newman and Mark Steensland

If it’s one thing James Newman knows how to do, it’s write an engaging coming-of-age tale. MIDNIGHT RAIN and ODD MAN OUT are as required a readings as is BOY’S LIFE when it comes to COA. With IN THE SCRAPE, I think him and Steensland have reached new heights. IN THE SCRAPE is as raw,Continue reading “In The Scrape – James Newman and Mark Steensland”

Closing Costs – Wesley Southard

Do you ever wonder whatever happens to those people that win the lottery? Do you assume that they’re sitting on a beach somewhere soaking up the sun and counting their money? More often than not, they piss away their dough and end up being broke only a few years after winning the lump sum. ForContinue reading “Closing Costs – Wesley Southard”

Of Foster Homes and Flies – Chad Lutzke

Denny is a 12-year-old, only child to a widowed, alcoholic mother. Denny is making the awkward transition from being a boy into manhood. His mother isn’t much help, as she’s usually well on her way to polishing off her daily bottle of vodka by the time he gets home from school. With a nasty tongueContinue reading “Of Foster Homes and Flies – Chad Lutzke”

Fear – Ronald Kelly

When you read as much as I do, you tend to sift through a lot of trash in search of the rare gems. They don’t come often. I also tend to think that I know quite a bit about the world of horror. Every once in a while, I get humbled. When they both happenContinue reading “Fear – Ronald Kelly”

Craven Manor – Darcy Coates

Before I ever read anything by Darcy Coates, there was one thing I could say for sure about her – she sure knew how to get her work featured on Amazon. Everywhere I looked for something specific in horror, she always seemed to have a book or two listed as one that I might likeContinue reading “Craven Manor – Darcy Coates”

Live Girls – Ray Garton

Surprises happen all the time – getting that lady in the drive-thru that is refreshingly pleasant and doesn’t bitch about how shitty of a job she has, finding a $20 bill in your pants pocket that you didn’t know you had, randomly finding that gem of a horror movie that you’ve never heard of beforeContinue reading “Live Girls – Ray Garton”

Loch Ness Revenge – Hunter Shea

    2019 is starting out with a bang as Hunter Shea’s LOCH NESS REVENGE is my first read of the new year. And oh what a read it was. Who isn’t fascinated by one of the most famous cryptids of all time, the Loch Ness Monster? For me, Nessie has always been one ofContinue reading “Loch Ness Revenge – Hunter Shea”

Welcome to the Show – edited by Doug Murano

    WELCOME TO THE SHOW is a collection of tales surrounding the fabled San Franciscan concert hall, The Shantyman. In my opinion, rock and horror go together like peas and carrots, so this should be right up my alley. Without further ado, lets jump right in – What Sort of Rube – Alan M.Continue reading “Welcome to the Show – edited by Doug Murano”