Tag: Horror Writer

The Birthday Girl & Other Stories by Christopher Beck

Christopher Beck gives birth to three different variations of horror within this short collection of his work, with many different tropes of the horror genre – first we have a tale steeped in an eeriness that as a reader we are unsure of the intentions of our protagonist, the second we see life in all

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Dear Laura by Gemma Amor

Dear Laura is one of the finest novella’s that I have read, the stylistic qualities on show are sublime, the prose is taut as if at any moment it’ll snap and whip the reader – maiming them at any given moment. The uniqueness of the story is another masterstroke with Amor dropping us right into

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Crowded House & Other Stories by S.J. Budd

Crowded House & Other Stories is a small collection of short stories by S.J. Budd and published by Demain Publishing as part of their Short Sharp Shocks! series and boy is it good! This is the first time I’ve read S.J. Budd and I can tell you it most certainly wont be the last. Budd

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Ritual by Steve Stred

Ritual by Steve Stred is a novella with some serious bite. It’s quite a difficult book to read on many levels, its no nonsense approach to taboo subjects causes an unease from pretty much page one and continues through the book to its grisly conclusion. You want to look away at numerous points, but Stred

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The Reddening by Adam L.G. Nevill

The Reddening is the first experience I have of the writer Adam Nevill and what better way to be introduced to this beast of UK Horror writing. I’ve heard of him, don’t get me wrong and I’ve watched the film of his work The Ritual – but picking up a physical copy of his work

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Things We Say In The Dark by Kirsty Logan

Kirsty Logan has, with Things We Say In The Dark astutely given a voice to the fears, anxieties and troublesome ideas that we so often utter in the silence of the darkness, what we scream into the void when we believe no one is watching or listening (many of these stories focusing on women and their fears).

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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 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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