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Taphophobia and Other Fears

Most horror writers like to scare and unnerve with their fiction. We’re a little twisted that way.

In today’s digital age, when everyone can see everything ever created to scare people by hitting play, the opportunities to terrify readers, moviegoers, and video gamers are more challenging than ever. 585 more words


I've Got Creeps in Small Places: Small-town Horror

By Brittney Reed-Saltz

The truth is that there is never a time of year when I don’t want to read something scary. I’ve been a horror fan since my age was in the single digits, and there’s nothing I love more than being terrified by a book, or for that matter, by a movie, podcast, Wikipedia article, or YouTube video that I definitely should not have watched late at night but oops, here we are again. 1,099 more words

Book Lists

A Week of Consequential Reading #01

Welcome friends, nerds, book junkies. Welcome to my ever-expanding bookshop filled to the gills with all sorts of odds and ends. It’s a place you could stay all day; believe me, I’ve lost track of the times I’ve let  1,205 more words


OFF SEASON by Jack Ketchum

Before his death earlier this year, I had not read anything by Dallas Mayr, better known by the pseudonym Jack Ketchum. This was foolish. Ketchum (1946-2018) was a highly respected name in horror, described by Stephen King as “the scariest guy in America” and the winner of four Bram Stoker Awards and the World Horror Convention Grand Master Award. 1,198 more words


[Interview] A Conversation with Jack Ketchum

At heart I believe Dallas was a teacher and I think he thought of the aspiring writers and filmmakers who reached out to him as students.

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The Jeff Strand Interview

I cite Jeff Strand’s novel DWELLER as one of the novels that heavily influence me as a writer. In fact, only Robert McCammon’s BOY’S LIFE… 1,711 more words

Lionel Ray Green

Jack Bantry's Top Ten Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror Novels

I’ve read a lot of these types of lists in the past, never agreed with many of the books on the lists, so I’ve decided to create my own.   1,050 more words