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Posted on: November 24th, 2016

Woom takes place in the aptly named Lonely Motel. Angel has returned to the motel, to a particular room, room 6. It was the site of a traumatic experience for him. He calls for an escort to accompany him, one of a very particular body type. He proceeds to tell her some stories all related …Read More

Posted on: November 24th, 2016

A successful author, Blake Price, has moved away from the city for the respite of the country with his wife and son. As a bonding exercise, he and his son, Ricky, go out looking for hidden treasures with a metal detector. They find and dig up an unusual and intriguing picture frame. They soon discover that …Read More

Posted on: November 23rd, 2016

This isn’t the timeliest of reviews, but hey, Halloween is less than a year away. The countdown is on! Nathaniel Tolle’s book is not your typical “top horror films” discussion. The purpose of the book is to give you what he thinks are the best things to watch on Halloween. There are great horror movies that aren’t …Read More

Posted on: November 7th, 2016

In Rare Breeds, we meet Aurel and Zora, a married couple living in Kent in the south of England. They live with daughter, Livie, Zora’s child from a previous relationship. Like most couples, they have their own idiosyncrasies and interests, but they get along well. Livie is a moody teenager, Zora obsesses over health and …Read More

Posted on: November 5th, 2016

Tortured Souls is a slightly unusual project from Clive Barker. The story was divided into six parts and each part was included with a figure from the Tortured Souls collection. These figures were brought to life by Todd McFarlane (creator of Spawn) and were based on the characters from the story. We are taken to …Read More

Posted on: November 4th, 2016

This zombie tale set in Florida takes no time in getting started. Within the first couple of pages, a noxious gas is released by construction workers digging and thus begins the action. (I’d hoped it would be buried canisters of Trioxin from Return of the Living Dead). We follow a happily married nursing student, Emma, …Read More

Posted on: October 31st, 2016

In the early to mid-2000s French cinema reached the cutting edge of horror. The often brutal and shockingly violent films captivated audiences worldwide. Horror had been in a slump and this was a breath of fresh air. The pinnacle of these titles was High Tension and Martyrs. Alexandra West takes a look at the movement with …Read More

Posted on: October 30th, 2016

Butterfly Skin is a Russian serial killer tale that has been translated into English. Our protagonist is Ksenia (sometimes affectionately called Ksyusha), the female editor of, a news website. The website is in desperate competition for hits with the other leading news websites. She is not the typical girl next door; she enjoys BDSM …Read More

Posted on: October 29th, 2016

There’s not much better on Halloween than settling down to watch some classic horror, so I thought it would be an appropriate time to take a look at Danny Peary’s Cult Horror Movies: Discover the 33 Best Scary, Suspenseful, Gory, and Monstrous Cinema Classics. The author is a film critic who has a series of …Read More

Posted on: October 24th, 2016

We follow the story of two single mothers, Natalie and Sophie, living in small-town North Carolina who during a night out at a bar meet an enigmatic musician known as the Whistler. After a night with him they can barely remember, they wake up bloody, changed forever, … and dead. After learning their fate – that …Read More

Posted on: October 22nd, 2016

This is the third book in an impressive series. The first book, The Summer I Died, was one of the most shocking books I’d read in some time. The second, Born to Bleed, continued our hero Roger’s story and expanded the scope. I’d recommend reading the rest of the series, but if you haven’t, all …Read More

Posted on: October 22nd, 2016

The latest book from Matt Serafini is a trip down memory lane. It will take you back to the days of your favourite slasher from the 80s. At the beginning, we relive watching the typical camp slasher. The killing spree of the evil Cyrus Hoyt is only stopped by the final girl, Melanie Holden. Then …Read More

Posted on: October 10th, 2016

Synopsis: Randy Baxter, after a troubled childhood including a history of cutting, is now working towards establishing his chef career. Unfortunately, his current job is pretty uninspiring, serving food to residents of the Ashbury Creek Asylum in Western New York state. While working there he hears about Peeler, a mysterious resident who is secured in the basement. He …Read More

Posted on: October 9th, 2016

Synopsis: Gideon, a mysterious magician, boasts incredible powers and is hugely successful until a girl he makes disappear on stage never returns. He repeats the trick years later, causing a number of audience members to disappear and come back with their body parts mixed up. His great powers have come at a cost. He’s unleashed …Read More

Posted on: October 8th, 2016

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Clive Barker and Hellraiser fan. Since I first read The Hellbound Heart and saw Hellraiser, they terrified me and captivated my imagination in equal measure. Ever since, I’ve been fascinated with the series and the mythos created around the Cenobites and this vision of sadist hell. Of all …Read More

Posted on: October 2nd, 2016

You know you’re going to get something of an eighties vibe when the story begins with a comet crashing to earth. And, you know you’re getting a horror book when said comet burns two swimmers to a crisp. This particular comet contains a parasite that finds its way into a 20 foot, 2500 pound shark. …Read More

Posted on: October 1st, 2016

I was fascinated when I found out about the subject matter of this book. The horror movies of the seventies were a staple of my formative years and fuelled the passion for horror that I hold so dear. The slew of remakes of seventies and eighties horror have often caused me to groan. The book …Read More

Posted on: September 29th, 2016

Farmington is a small town in Vermont with a dark heart. Its abandoned textile factory was the location for the death of a number of people. Claire, our heroine, and her brother, Sam, went out exploring and Sam became the latest victim. Following his death the family was never the same and neither was Claire, …Read More

Posted on: September 12th, 2016

What an eye catching cover and impactful title this book has. Include the tagline “Punks vs Nazi Monsters From the Depths of Hell,” and it sounds like the greatest B movie ever in book form. Considering my movie taste, that’s certainly not an insult. Mentioning Nazis and wolves immediately brings to mind the Grindhouse (2007) fake movie …Read More

Posted on: September 11th, 2016

After reading Ryan C. Thomas’s shocking (even to a jaded horror reviewer) The Summer I Died, I was excited to see his take on a creature feature with salticidae, better known as jumping spiders. The story begins on a remote mountainside in the Congo with a mining expedition led by wealthy heiress Janet Beaudette. As …Read More

Posted on: September 11th, 2016

Nicky Negrón has been a vampire for 25 years. He has his routine set for getting the blood he needs – working in a blood bank and feeding on low-life criminals. He’s a vampire, but a rare individual who didn’t lose his conscience completely. He even visits his widowed wife to watch her and see …Read More

Posted on: September 11th, 2016

This is a DarkFuse novella by Nicole Cushing, who found acclaim with her prior book, Children of No One. I haven’t read it yet, but do have it on my shelf. I Am The New God is about a college student, Greg Bryce, who out of the blue begins to receive letters from a person known as …Read More

Posted on: September 10th, 2016

Tim Curran’s ascent to the top of the horror genre continues with his latest offering, House of Skin. Eddy Zero never knew his father, Dr. William Zero, except for what he read in newspaper clippings. Dr. Zero, aka Dr. Blood-and-Bones, disappeared after becoming a legendary serial killer. Eddy believes that the best way to find him is to emulate …Read More

Posted on: September 10th, 2016

The story takes place in a small rural community, down on its luck. Our protagonist, Arch, is desperately trying to make enough money to keep his grandmother and himself in their trailer. He’s a naive, sympathetic, and good hearted character who you can’t help but root for. He is easily led and is complicit in …Read More

Posted on: September 9th, 2016

I’d really enjoyed the previous book I’d read from Toby Tate, Lilith, so I was excited to pick up his latest offering, a novella entitled The Black Church. The fantastically dark book cover further piqued my interest. I love it! I haven’t been overly impressed with some of the DarkFuse covers but Tate has had …Read More

Posted on: September 6th, 2016

Detective Joe Connors is called to a murder scene. There, he finds that his former partner and best friend, Johnny Provan, has been gunned down by a fellow cop. The officer who shot him claimed that Provan had lost his mind and was pointing his gun at him. As he begins to lead the investigation, Connors …Read More

Posted on: September 5th, 2016

After a considerable amount of time secretly pining after Sarah, Scott has his lucky night. A game of Truth or Dare at a friend’s house leads to their first kiss and it gets even better as he gets a second kiss after dropping her off at home. Scott, Sarah and their friends Claire, Karl, Chris, …Read More

Posted on: September 4th, 2016

Ellie is tired of life. Despite outward appearances, being married to a pastor and heavily involved in the church with her husband, she’s been living a lie. The secret she’s been carrying is her sexuality – she thinks about being with a woman. The only people she has come out to are online in a …Read More

Posted on: September 4th, 2016

It’s World War II and Danny Kelly is one of the many children and teens evacuated from big cities to escape the German bombs. As he leaves Liverpool and arrives in North Wales, he finds himself in the care of Reverend Gwynfor Davies and the stern house keeper, Miss Trimble.  They live in a dilapidated …Read More

Posted on: September 3rd, 2016

This book tells the incredibly creepy story of ventriloquist Ronny McBane and his realistic dummy, Piggy. Their assistant, Gloria Seevers, is missing. The police prove to be little help in solving her disappearance. Months later her distraught sister, Kitty Seevers, receives a package which holds a lock of Gloria’s hair. The return address is for the …Read More

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