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    {Review} Blackout by Tim Curran

    by Tim Curran Published by Darkfuse on August 19th 2014 Genres: Apocalyptic, Extreme Horror, Horror, Sci-Fi Pages: 95 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads The following is based on an eARC made available by DarkFuse Publishing through NetGalley. At about the halfway point of Tim Curran’s soon to be released novella, I found myself wondering what goes on in this author’s head. Specifically: What makes him tick? How does he come by his ideas? And whether he keeps himself awake at night thinking up the horrors that he inflicts upon his readers? But by the end of the read, I’d decided I really didn’t want to know. Such is the…

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    {Review} Mosquitos by Marc R. Soto

    by Marc R. Soto on October 2012 Genres: Fiction, Horror Pages: 83 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads This is a short story which I just learned was originally written in Spanish and translated. I would’ve never realized this because the translation was so smooth. Thinking on it, this story definitely has that slowly growing sense of dread, no child is safe, dream-like vibe down perfectly. If you’ve seen some of my favorite Guillermo del Toro films “The Orphanage”, “The Devil’s Backbone” or “Pan’s Labyrinth” you’ll know what I mean. If you haven’t, and you like this sort of thing, you should give them a watch. They’re awesome, amazing, creepy…

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    {Review} Topsiders by Scott Tyson

    by Scott Tyson Published by LegumeMan Books on Dec 3rd 2013 Genres: Horror, Thriller Pages: 182 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads When you review books for a blog every so often you put your hand up for something suspecting it won’t really be all that good, but the author has taken the time to submit it for review, so it’s rude not to give it a try, and besides if you want to keep your name on the reviewing roster you better take one for the team every once in a while… Such was my sentiments as I picked up Scott Tyson’s debut novel Topsiders. It didn’t hurt he…

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    {Review} The Neighborhood by S.K. Epperson

    Pages: 304 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon Goodreads Abra is called upon to take care of a man who is supposedly dying of cancer, by his older brother who is a cold, stern man. He wants things his way and Abra has signed on to do just that. The idyllic neighborhood she’s drafted into has many secrets that will soon come to light. This was tame in regard to it being a horror title. It was more along a thriller theme of murder, secrets, and lies. The characters were odd and did some notably weird things or reacted in odd ways that seemed to be okay with the author, but…

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    The Three D’s of Horror by Edward Lorn {Guest Post}

    by Edward Lorn All good horror is comprised of at least one of the following: Dread, Disgust, Death. Sometimes all three are used in a single effort, while other times only one is needed. Despite all the hate The Blair Witch Project receives within the horror community, the film does have its fans. And, while the film doesn’t show any on-screen deaths or disgusting scenes, the sense of dread is palpable. Dread is also subjective, and can be easily ruined if the viewer isn’t in the right frame of mind. If you went into The Blair Witch Project expecting a thrill ride, you were more than likely disappointed. The film…