• Book Reviews,  Extra

    {Review} UNDER ROTTING SKY: Stories, by Matthew V. Brockmeyer

    Published by Black Thunder Press Genres: Alien, Apocalyptic, Bizarro, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Dystopian, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Psychological Horror, Suspense Format: Paperback “A study in fear. Your worst nightmares realized.”–Scream Hard Reviews Twenty unforgettable tales of transgression and horror by the award-winning author of KIND NEPENTHE. In “Mine” a child hangs precariously between the isthmus of innocence and evil, shedding his humanity for the altar of a wolf pup. A horrifying and ancient legend reveals itself with a shocking new twist in “A Dirty Winter Moon.” “Have a Heart” teaches us that nature always prevails over the follies of man, sometimes in an extremely gruesome manner. In “Rumpelstiltskin” the…

  • Guest Post

    GUEST POST by Doris V. Sutherland

    Genres: Bizarro, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror Here is the final installment 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 final instalment in a five-part series reviewing the nominees for the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards. Having covered Best Short Story, Best Novella, Best Collectionand Best Anthology, all that remains is the category for Best Novel… Camp Slasher by Dan Padavona “Camp Slasher” is the kind of title that serves as an unambiguous genre signifier. Anybody with even a passing familiarity with 1980s…

  • Extra,  Guest Post

    GUEST POST, by Doris V. Sutherland

    Genres: Bizarro, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror Here is the fourth 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 fourth in a five-part series reviewing each finalist for the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards. With the categories for short stories, novellas and single-author collections covered,  the next category on the agenda is Best Anthology… The Black Room Manuscripts Volume Four, edited by Tracy Fahey and J. R. Park The fourth and final installment of the Black Room Manuscripts anthology series boasts a total of…

  • 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.…

  • 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…