Inspired by Kira Jeanette’s blog post about 5 horror tropes that DON’T scare you, I thought I’d write about some things that DO scare me. #1 Parasites and Body Horror I love animals, but I struggle when it comes to parasites, especially internal parasites (although ticks are high on my list of least liked animals).… Continue reading What Scares You?
John Persons, an old one inhabiting the body of a private investigator in modern London, is hired by a ten year old boy to kill his stepfather, but all is not as it seems. This is an interesting Lovecraft/detective noir mash up. I enjoyed the private investigator’s unlikely 1940’s slang, and even though I’m not… Continue reading Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw
Set during the Regency period, Manners and Monsters introduces an alternate England where mages help countries wage war, and a French curse has turned many noble English ladies into the living dead. Hannah lives in relative obscurity, helping her father in his work to find a cure for the Afflicted, and spending time with her… Continue reading Manners and Monsters by Tilly Wallace
A series of connected short stories, starting with a woman on a train who is obsessed with missing person cases, followed by the possible true stories of what happened to the missing people. This is a wonderful idea for a book. Inspired by the author’s family farm, and peppered with photographs of the real location,… Continue reading Fear Farm No Trespassers by S J Krandall
Twenty three horror short stories depicting death from above make up this excellent anthology from Eerie River Publishing. Ascension by R L Meza: Homeless man, Grease, wakes to the extraordinary sight of a pajama parade on the streets of San Francisco, and an internal voice urging him to climb, in this Lovecraftian horror. Heads in… Continue reading 31 Days of Horror: It Calls From The Sky