• Beast Film Cover
    Movie Reviews

    Beast Film Review

    We’re going to be adding new content that may be a bit different than what you’ve seen in the past here at Horror After Dark. In addition to the fiction reviews and author interviews we’ve always done, we will also be reviewing the occasional dark film. Today we’re looking at Beast which caught Laurie’s eye while she was taking a little break from the books. We hope you enjoy our new feature and that some of you will share your recent horror movie finds with us in the comments. Or better yet, submit a guest review that we can feature on the site! BEAST is a moody film about a…

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    Book Reviews

    Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

    No one wants to be a victim, but most find the event too hypnotic to ignore. In order to save their traveling carnival from bankruptcy, the Binewskis are creating their own brood of sideshow freaks. Under Al’s careful direction, the pregnant Lil ingests radioisotopes, insecticides, and arsenic to make her babies “special”. As the oldest daughter, albino dwarf Olympia, puts listeners in the ring-side seat, her family’s incredible drama erupts and spills over into the “normal” world. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, this brilliantly daring novel is shocking and delightful. Christina Moore’s vibrant narration conspires with Katherine Dunn’s evocative, energetic prose to shock us at seeing something…

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    {Review} THE BONE WEAVER’S ORCHARD, by Sarah Read

    THE BONE WEAVER'S ORCHARD by Sarah Read on February 1, 2019 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense Pages: 165 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon He's run away home. That's what they say every time one of Charley Winslow's friends vanishes from The Old Cross School for Boys. It's just a tall tale. That's what they tell Charley when he sees the ragged grey figure stalking the abbey halls at night. When Charley follows his pet insects to a pool of blood behind a false wall, he could run and let those stones bury their secrets. He could assimilate, focus on his studies, and wait for his…

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    {Review} THE BLACK HOTEL: A Supernatural Thriller by Renee Wakefield

    THE BLACK HOTEL: A Supernatural Thriller by Renee Wakefield Published by Independently Published on October 11, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 229 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Welcome to Black Hotel. A haunted hotel... with no ghosts When overweight dreamer Jack stumbles on work at Black Hotel, he believes he has found the perfect job. With no guests, the hotel pays him to sit about all night and do nothing. He doesn't even mind when he discovers the hotel is haunted. What upsets him is that no one believes him. But as the past and future collide and the hauntings escalate, Jack has to…

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    Without Condition by Sonora Taylor

    Without Condition by Sonora Taylor on February 12, 2019 Genres: Dark Fiction, Girls & Women Buy on Amazon Goodreads Cara Vineyard lives a quiet life in rural North Carolina. She works for an emerging brewery, drives her truck late at night, and lives with her mother on a former pumpkin farm. Her mother is proud of her and keeps a wall displaying all of Cara’s accomplishments. Cara isn’t so much proud as she is bored. She’s revitalized when she meets Jackson Price, a pharmacist in Raleigh. Every day they spend together, she falls for him a little more — which in turn makes her life more complicated. When Cara goes…