• 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.…

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    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} TRIBESMEN by Adam Cesare

    Published by Black T-Shirt Books Genres: Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller Format: Paperback “Sick and sardonic and just plain brilliant.” -Duane Swierczynski, author of CANARY and EXPIRATION DATE  “Sometimes everything goes wrong, in the best possible way. Think Snuff and Cannibal Holocaust meeting at a midnight movie. And then give one of them a camera, the other a knife.” – Stephen Graham Jones, author of MONGRELS and THE LAST FINAL GIRL  Thirty years ago, cynical sleazeball director Tito Bronze took a tiny cast and crew to a desolate island. His goal: to exploit the local tribes, spray some guts around, cash in…

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    {Review} ENDURANCE by J.A. Konrath

    Published by Pinnacle Books Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller Format: ARC One year ago, a young woman checked into a small bed-and-breakfast in the hills of West Virginia. She was never seen again . . . Tonight, the Rushmore Inn will host four new guests who bear striking similarities to the woman who disappeared. Like her, they are young and beautiful—Iron Woman athletes arriving for a triathalon. Like her, they were forced to come to this godforsaken place when their hotel overbooked. And like her, they will come face to face with the kind of terror that can kill mere mortals. But…

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    {Review} HELLSWORLD HOTEL by Matthew Vaughn

    This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.HELLSWORLD HOTEL on June 30, 018 Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Haunted House, Horror, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 136 Buy on Amazon As the Halloween season approaches, the newest residents of small town Eminence are hard at work opening a haunted house attraction called Hellsworld Hotel. The local townsfolk are excited, especially the teenagers. Normally you would have to drive to one of the big cities for something like this. But local Sheriff Stan Maxell is skeptical, even more…