• Book Reviews,  New Releases

    {Review} LUCIFER’S MANSION: A Hellsworld Hotel Prequel, by Matthew Vaughn

    Published by Amazon Digital Services Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Haunted House, Horror, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Teen Slasher Format: eARC It’s Halloween night and for one small town it means the opening of the first haunted house attraction in their community, Lucifer’s Mansion. A strange new family named The Harrington’s moved into an old school house and transformed the building over the summer. Now, on a warm October night, the place has opened to the public. Everyone’s excited to get in to Lucifer’s Mansion, but how many of them are actually coming out? Lucifer’s Mansion is a dark and extreme story set a few years before…

  • 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…

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    Book Reviews

    Cockblock by C.V. Hunt Review

    After the daily grind at their jobs all Sonya and Callie want is to enjoy a quiet night out together at a new restaurant. But making it to their reservation is proving to be a challenge. A few men on the street near their destination verbally assault them. And the situation quickly escalates into a nightmare. Once within the safety of the restaurant the two women discover it’s not just the men outside who’ve lost their minds, men everywhere have gone insane. And they believe they’ve found the origin of the mayhem. A radio in the kitchen is playing a hate filled message against women and it’s being delivered by…