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Papercuts: A Passage In Black

Papercuts: A Passage In Black

Papercuts: A Passage In Black By Ryan “HB” Mount **Spoiler Free Review** As the fall approaches and the cool air fills the night, we all start to think about what lies ahead.  For many, Halloween is around the corner and horror movies begin to dominate our watching experiences.  However, this year, the best scary stories won’t be on film, but will be told on black and white pages.  That is because author, Cullen Bunn, releases his newest work, A Passage…

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Nightmares: Book Review

Nightmares: Book Review

Ellen Datlow is a master curator of fiction, and though she calls herself a “horror enthusiast,” I don’t think it’s a stretch to say she is also one of the guiding hands of the genre. Her Best Horror of the Year anthologies are a snapshot of current trends in horror, offering readers a sampling of new and established authors in one volume. Nightmares expands on those best-of collections and represents Datlow’s favorite short fiction from the years spanning 2005 to…

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Reach and Other Short Stories: Book Review

Reach and Other Short Stories: Book Review

Reach and Other Short Stories By Brandon Drake Reach and Other Short Stories is a single author collection, not an anthology as suggested in the Preface. It contains an opening scene of four college-aged men and women in a closed library. You may think, as I did, how this is reminiscent of other stories or movies which start out the same way. One of them reads something aloud they shouldn’t, releasing some horror into the world. I love that these…

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31 Days of Horror Day 30: Trick R Treat

31 Days of Horror Day 30: Trick R Treat

Yesterday was insanely busy, so I didn’t get a chance to put this up.  Apologies.  Between work and a playoff softball game (championship game next week!), I just couldn’t find any time.  This is also my excuse for the lateness of my Walking Dead post this week.  I love excuses. The lack of a post helps out here a little.  It’s Halloween!  Let’s make it a double feature (but I’ll still split it into two posts, because it looks like…

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Fresh Fear: Contemporary Horror review

Fresh Fear: Contemporary Horror review

Fresh Fear: Contemporary horror is edited by William Cook Review by S. Kay Nash Each story in this anthology touches on the fears of the modern world. In the introduction, a selection from W.J. Renham’s The Art of Darkness: Meditations on the Effect of Horror Fiction,  we are reminded that, “Horror serves to reconnect us with our primal selves, provides temporary respite from the droning conditions of modern life.” This isn’t a taste of the horror fiction of today–it’s a…

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