Tag: horror story

Neolithica by Dan Soule

Since the passing of James Herbert and the gradual decline of Shaun Hutson’s power as staples in the British Horror Scene. I’ve been hankering for someone to step into that rather large void; which has been left vacant for some time now, by in my opinion two of the brightest and loudest voices that we’ve

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The Stranger by Steve Stred

Steve Stred with his novel The Stranger offers us a detailed meditation in horror. Stred has been able to siphon off the tropes of various horror sources such as films, books and real life horrors – of what makes monsters of men; and blended them to perfection with his offering of The Stranger. The Stranger

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Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood

Do you believe in ghosts? Leah didn’t, she was recovering from a catastrophic event in her life, so moved herself away to a new area and a rundown empty house, to escape her grief, but as these things tend to do, it followed her to the house she was supposed to have had with her

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Tales from the Shadow Booth Vol 4 – edited by Dan Coxon

Tales from the Shadow Booth Vol 4 is an anthology of stories that are in many styles; from horror, to steampunk, from fantastic to modern, from yesterday, to tomorrow, from the today we know to a today that is from another dimension. This book can easily satisfy all the needs of any avid reader who

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Full Throttle by Joe Hill

I was thrilled to get Full Throttle in the post for reviewing for a number of reasons, one it contained two stories co authored with his father – the great Stephen King, and two I personally felt a little short changed by his novella collection Strange Weather – there were two remarkable stories in there,

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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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