Tag: horror story

The Fungus by Harry Adam Knight

The Fungus is a romp of a horror story, mixing black-humour with a classic Promethean horror motif of science run amok. Part of Valancourt Book’s revamp of 1970s and 80s creature horror, The Fungus delivers on the nostalgia and a wickedly grotesque monster, well, mutated fungi really, but they aren’t without animation. The story is

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BOOK REVIEW: Slimer by Harry Adam Knight

Eagle-eyed literary enthusiasts may have seen a couple of brightly coloured paperbacks in their local bookshop recently, most notably under the horror section. Valancourt Press, an independent publisher responsible for rescuing forgotten grimoires from the gaping maws of hell, have republished Slimer and Fungus, written by Harry Adam Knight. Knight, a pseudonym for UK authors John Brosnan and

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BOOK REVIEW: The Seven Deadliest edited by Patrick Beltran and D. Alexander Ward

The Seven Deadliest is, as the title suggests, an exploration of the seven deadly sins. The concept of the deadly sins has its roots in the desert fathers, but was made most widespread by medieval Catholicism. Now, we are glutted with adaptations of the seven deadly sins, including the glorious epic-fantasy anime Nanatsu no taizai

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BOOK REVIEW: The Shadow Booth – Volume 3 Edited by Dan Coxon

The beauty of The Shadow Booth is that, though we’ve been blessed with Volume 1, and indeed Volume 2, there’s no telling what we’ll find inside a third time round. ‘There’s a strange canvas structure propped against the wall, a hand-made sign scrawled on a scrap of cardboard. Enter the Shadow Booth, it says, and you

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BOOK REVIEW: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury – The Folio Society Edition

The circus is something that has been drawing people to it since 1782 when the first recorded circus performed at the Amphithéâtre Anglois in Paris. People seem to be drawn to the circus like puss from a boil, ensnared within its tendril like fingers that creep and crawl through neighbourhoods, latching on and enticing people

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BOOK REVIEW: Slender Man by Anonymous

Lauren Bailey has disappeared, and Matt is having nightmares. I don’t often read horror, though I’m not sure why as I love horror films, but the Slender Man urban legend is such an intriguing pop-culture focus that I really wanted to read this one. I found the story gripping and the composition expertly crafted. The

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BOOK REVIEW: Help the Witch by Tom Cox

Help the Witch, a collection of ten stories from Tom Cox, shows how even in the most mundane life there can be a bit of the fantastical. Within these ten tales Cox utilises a number of different techniques to relay stories of break-ups, bleak futures, and loss. Straddling the line between horror, fantasy, and character

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RETROSPECTIVE BOOK REVIEW: Thinner by Richard Bachman

Richard Bachman is the pseudonym of Stephen King (if you didn’t already know) and his alter ego has produced some standout books such as Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork, The Running Man, Thinner, The Regulators and Blaze – all of which were well received, but when word got out and fans began to notice the

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STORGY’s Basement of Horrors! – Candyman

  “We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” Stephen King “Lessons I learnt from Candyman.” Daniel Carpenter takes us through the folklore and mythology surrounding the film Candyman and the way it paved for horror cinema in subsequent years. Follow the rules and you should be okay…maybe. Dare you say

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STORGY’s Basement of Horrors! – Night Of The Comet!

“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” ― Edgar Allan Poe Mall shoot outs, shady scientists and mutated gangs – take a nostalgic trip with NIGHT OF THE COMET! Subscribe to our Youtube channel for exclusive film and game reviews! Unlike many other Arts & Entertainment Magazines, STORGY is not Arts Council

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