• 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…

  • Reading Recommendations

    Kimberly’s “Top Five Collections/Anthologies of 2018”

    Genres: Alien Contact, Bizarro, Cosmic Horror, Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, General, Ghost, Gothic, Haunted House, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Mystery & Detective, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Sci-Fi, Southern Gothic, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Format: eBook **These are my personal “Top Five Collections/Anthologies of 2018”.  These are collections that I have READ in 2018, not necessarily published in that year (although many were).**   THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER, by Calvin Demmer:  This collection of flash fiction stories was brought to my attention by fellow reviewers.  I honestly never thought much about “flash fiction” before.  If anything, I was under the assumption…

  • Reading Recommendations

    “BEST BOOKS READ IN 2018”, by Kimberly

    Genres: Bizarro, Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Ghost, Gothic, Haunted House, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Southern Gothic, Supernatural, Suspense, Thrillers, Thrillers & Suspense, Victorian, Weird Tales Format: eBook **Each year I average between 150-200 reviews, so I like to post a list of the year’s “Best Books Read” from my personal selection of reads.  These are not necessary books that were published in this calendar year (although many are), but books that I chose to read, and that left a strong impression on me–standing out from among the rest.  This particular year was a tough one, as my overall count was lower,…

  • Book Reviews,  New Releases

    {Review} DOORBELLS AT DUSK: Halloween Stories, Edited by Evans Light

    I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.DOORBELLS AT DUSK: Halloween Stories Published by Corpus Press on September 3, 2018 Genres: Bizarro, Contemporary, Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Haunted House, Horror, Mystery, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Weird Tales Pages: 292 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon Halloween horror, dark fiction and suspense short stories. Carve your pumpkins and turn on the porch light, Halloween frights begin with the sound of… Doorbells at Dusk. Doorbells at Dusk is a treasury of brand-new Halloween tales from both modern masters and…