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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…

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    {Review} BONE SAW, by Patrick Lacey

    BONE SAW by Patrick Lacey Published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing on May 15, 2018 Genres: Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Haunted House, Horror Western, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Weird Tales Pages: 186 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Liam Carpenter spends most of his time above his aunt’s garage, watching obscure horror movies and drinking cheap beer. But this week’s different. This week, things are getting weird. First, there’s his favorite director, Clive Sherman, showing up in town unannounced. Then there’s the string of murders that all seem like something out of Clive’s popular Pigfoot movie monster franchise. Throw in Liam’s mysterious new…

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    {Review} X’S FOR EYES, by Laird Barron

    X'S FOR EYES by Laird Barron Published by JournalStone on December 11, 2015 Genres: comedy, Cosmic Horror, Crime, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Thrillers & Suspense, Weird Tales Pages: 94 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Brothers Macbeth and Drederick Tooms should have it made as fair-haired scions of an impossibly rich and powerful family of industrialists. Alas, life is complicated in mid-1950s USA when you're child heirs to the throne of Sword Enterprises, a corporation that has enshrined Machiavelli's The Prince as its operating manual and whose patriarch believes, Now I am become Death, the destroyer…

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    {Review} THE FOLCROFT GHOSTS, by Darcy Coates

    THE FOLCROFT GHOSTS by Darcy Coates Published by Black Owl Books on January 10, 2017 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Haunted House, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 248 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Tara and her brother Kyle are sent to stay with their estranged grandparents. May and Peter Folcroft seem warm and loving at first, and the house, hidden in the base of the mountains, is idyllic. But strange things keep happening. Figures watch them through the fog. Objects move on their own. Tara begins to believe the unbelievable... that the house could be haunted. When a storm cuts the phone line, May shifts from doting to…

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    {Review} REBECCA, by Daphne du Maurier

    REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier Published by Little, Brown and Company on December 17, 2013 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 449 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon Rebecca is a work of immense intelligence and wit, elegantly written, thematically solid, suspenseful.." --Washington Post "Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." --Stephen King Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's…