Land of Bones – Glenn Rolfe

  Land of Bones by Glenn Rolfe is a 14 story collection of horrific shorts and novellas. Let’s jump right in and break these down in order:   Ghosts of Spears Corner – Two boys, days from starting middle school in the 1950s, decide to break into the boarded up Spears House, the local hauntedContinue reading “Land of Bones – Glenn Rolfe”

Dead City – Joe McKinney

  This is my first time reading anything by Joe McKinney. Dead City has been on my TBR pile for quite some time. Three to four years, to be exact. My hesitation has stemmed from the gluttony of zombie stories that have flooded the market in the past decade. It’s really too bad, because DeadContinue reading “Dead City – Joe McKinney”

Ghost – J.N. Williamson

  Zach Doyle is pretty sure that he’s dead. He doesn’t remember dying or what might have caused it. He just knows that he’s stuck watching his wife and children go through their daily routines without being able to communicate with them. They can’t see him. They can’t hear him. Nor can they feel hisContinue reading “Ghost – J.N. Williamson”

What Hides Within – Jason Parent

  What started out as an innocent trip on the river, paddling around with your girlfriend, ended up headfirst into a huge spider’s web. The next thing Clive knows, he’s hearing a voice from within, and it’s telling him to do things. Clive, the poor bastard, doesn’t know if he’s losing his mind or ifContinue reading “What Hides Within – Jason Parent”

The Nightwalker – Thomas Tessier

  I remember seeing The Nightwalker on some list of must-reads by Stephen King. I knew most of the books on the list, but the Nightwalker was one that I hadn’t heard of. So, on a trip perusing through my local used bookstore, low and behold, there it was. I snatched it up and itContinue reading “The Nightwalker – Thomas Tessier”

Violet Eyes – John Everson

  Creature features are all the rage right now in the horror market. Now many of them focus on crytozoology and that’s cool and all, but, for me, I find creatures that already exist a more plausible horror. Throw in the fact that these creatures are creepy, crawly bugs that are genetically engineered? Well, nowContinue reading “Violet Eyes – John Everson”

Bone Chimes – Kristopher Rufty

  Bone Chimes is Rufty’s first collection of short stories and I have to say that I think it’s some of his best work. There are so many gems hidden away in Bone Chimes that each new story you read will be your new favorite that replaced the story before it. The development is excellentContinue reading “Bone Chimes – Kristopher Rufty”

A View from the Lake – Greg F. Gifune

  Katherine and James purchased lake property in rural western Massachusetts when they were in their mid-twenties. They rented out the various cottages while James worked on his poetry. It was an idyllic setting and life. That is, until James discovered the body of a boy floating by one of the cottage docks. The accidentContinue reading “A View from the Lake – Greg F. Gifune”

Succulent Prey – Wrath James White

  Succulent Prey should come with a warning on the cover: WARNING – Not for the faint of heart, weak stomachs or if your idea of horror is Stephen King and Dean Koontz. If you like your horror to be serial killers, cannabalism, and graphic page after page drenched in blood, Succulent Prey might beContinue reading “Succulent Prey – Wrath James White”

Witching Hour Theatre – Jonathan Janz

  The venue where we watch our favorite horror movies has metamorphosed through the years. We’ve went from old single screen movie theaters to drive-in theaters, to multiple screen multiplexes, and now many people have high quality electronics in their man cave that would give any theater a run for their money. For those ofContinue reading “Witching Hour Theatre – Jonathan Janz”