• Guest Post

    GUEST POST by Doris V. Sutherland

    Genres: Bizarro, Dark Fiction, Erotic Horror, Extreme Horror Here is the third in our series of five guest posts reviewing the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards’ Nominees. The content and opinions presented here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the Horror After Dark team. 2019 Splatterpunk Award Reviews: Best Collection Welcome back to this five-part series reviewing the finalists for the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards. The previous instalments have covered Best Short Storyand Best Novella; it is now time to take a look at the category that celebrates single-author collections… Walking Alone: Short Stories by Bentley Little The twenty-seven stories in this collection can be divided into two categories.…

  • Book Reviews

    {Review} IN THE SCRAPE, by James Newman & Mark Steensland

    Published by Silver Shamrock Publishing Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Format: eBook Most kids dream about a new bike, a pair of top-dollar sneakers endorsed by their favorite athlete, or that totally awesome videogame everyone’s raving about. But thirteen-year-old Jake and his little brother Matthew want nothing more than to escape from their abusive father. As soon as possible, they plan to run away to California, where they will reunite with their mother and live happily ever after.It won’t be easy, though. After a scuffle with a local bully puts Jake’s arch-nemesis in the hospital, Sheriff Theresa McLelland starts poking her nose into their feud. During a…

  • Guest Post,  Reading Recommendations

    GUEST POST by Doris V. Sutherland

    Genres: Bizarro, Extreme Horror, Fiction Here is the second in our series of five guest posts reviewing the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards’ Nominees. The content and opinions presented here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the Horror After Dark team. Welcome to the second post in a five-part series celebrating the nominees for this year’s Splatterpunk Awards! With the Best Short Story category having been covered, let us move on to Best Novella: the category for tales too long to be short stories, yet too short to be novels… Kill for Satan! by Bryan Smith Littleburg is the very ideal of whitebread smalltown America. Or, at…

  • Book Reviews

    {Review} LINGERING THINGS and Other Dark Tales, by Dana Noraas

    Genres: Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense Format: eBook A veteran bouncer finds himself being followed by a naked man that no one else can see. A woman is left struggling to survive after a bear attack leaves her alone in the wilderness. A writer desperately tries to complete his book while being harassed by a relentless spirit. A poem of warning from a traveling salesman. A young boy disappears after hearing his mother calling to him from the woods and returns later that night acting strangely. This horror anthology features both supernatural and realistic situations that will make you double-check your locks at…

  • Extra,  Guest Reviews

    GUEST POST by Doris V. Sutherland

    This is the first of a series of five guest posts reviewing the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards’ Nominees. The content and opinions presented here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the Horror After Dark team. 2019 Splatterpunk Award Reviews: Best Short Story Welcome to the first in a series of posts that will cover every single nominee for the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards! Due to be presented at KillerCon Austin on Saturday August 17, the awards celebrate horror fiction of the more extreme variety. To kick things off, let us take a look at the six contenders for the title of Best Short Story… “Virtue of…