Review: watch the whole goddamned thing burn down by doungjai gam

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Nightscape Press (May 2020)
50 pages; $30 Limited Edition
Reviewed by Kevin Lucia

If you’ve read doungjai gam’s glass slipper dreams, shattered and savored that collection’s wonderfully  raw emotion, then her recent novella from Nightscape Press—llustrated by the immensely talented Luke Spooner—is a must buy. In it, gam takes all of the intensity and power of her verse and packs it into prose, weaving a highly emotional and devastating tale which will leave you gasping for breath and, quite possibly, weeping at its end.Continue Reading

Sleeping Beauties Limited Edition Vinyl Die Cut Sticker!

We thought we’d try something different and offer a die cut sticker based on our artwork for Sleeping Beauties. These are being printed on 6 mil calendared vinyl with pressure sensitive adhesive. Gloss white finish for a high quality look and feel. LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Sticker

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Review: The Horror Writer: A Study of Craft and Identity in the Horror Genre edited by Joe Mynhardt

cover of The Horror WriterThe Horror Writer: A Study of Craft and Identity in the Horror Genre edited by Joe Mynhardt
Hellbound Books (January 2020)
216 pages; $14.99 paperback; $4.99 e-book
Reviewed by Dave Simms

Books on writing have been churned out by the dozens, and while many have been worthy reads, few have been standouts. In the horror genre, even fewer come to mind, although there are a few classics.

Joe Mynhardt has compiled a wonderful, useful, and frightening insight into the minds of some of the best dark minds writing today. It’s like someone tore straight into the souls of these authors and culled their best, and darkest secrets.Continue Reading

Hope and Miracles: The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile by Frank Darabont!

Hope and Miracles: The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile
by Frank Darabont
Includes the screenplays for both films!
A new introduction by Richard Christian Matheson!
Introductions to each film by Darabont and Stephen King!
Essays, interviews, b
ehind-the-scenes photographs, storyboards, and more!

Hi Folks!

We are very pleased to report we will be getting copies of the Limited Edition and the Lettered Edition of Hope and Miracles: The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile by Frank Darabont from Gauntlet Press!

This includes Darabont’s screenplays for both films; a new introduction by Richard Christian Matheson; introductions to each film by Darabont and STEPHEN KING; and essays, interviews, behind-the-scenes photographs, storyboards, and more!

Shawshank Redemption Green Mile

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Kevin Lucia talks Mystery Road on “Into the Abyss”

While taping a recent episode of their YouTube show Into the Abyss, author CW Briar launched into a Q&A session with co-host Kevin Lucia regarding Kevin’s new book, Mystery Road. We thought you would enjoy it, so Kevin has made it available below!

Mystery Road, released as part of the Cemetery Dance Novella Series, is now available as a limited edition hardcover and an eBook.Continue Reading

Review: Tales of the Lost Vol. 1: We All Lose Something! edited by Eugene Johnson and Steve Dillon

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Things in the Well (December 2019)
283 pages; $15 paperback; $3 e-book
Reviewed by Dave Simms

Horror anthologies seem to be emerging like gremlins dunked in fetid water these days. While some are stellar, others fill up the pages with reprints from the greats, and some just fall through the cracks because the authors within aren’t household names.Continue Reading

Review: The Best of Both Worlds by S. P. Miskowski

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Trepidatio Publishing (May 2020)
80 pages; $9.95 paperback; $4.95 e-book
Reviewed by Dave Simms

Skillute is one of those towns that has quickly become one to remember in horror fiction. It’s creeping like a tainted tide, inspired by Oxrun Station from Charlie Grant and Cedar Hill from Gary Braunbeck. The land has been poisoned, seeping into the soil of a town that should be long forgotten, but things that refuse to die grasp hold of the frayed threads of reality in this Pacific Northwestern hell. Good people still reside there, and S.P. Miskowski has made them pawns in her playground, a setting that never can shed the shadows which infect everything that breathes within.Continue Reading

Borderlands 7 edited by Thomas F. Monteleone and Olivia F. Monteleone!

A new addition to one of the most acclaimed horror anthology series of all time!

We are very pleased to report we WILL be getting copies of the signed Limited Edition hardcover of Borderlands 7, a new addition to one of the most acclaimed horror anthology series of all time!

About the Book:
Borderlands 7 is the current volume of the continuing anthology series that has garnered awards and praise for its contributors and editors for more than twenty-five years. It is a non-themed gathering of stories which push the boundaries of genre fiction with provocative tales of the surreal and the weird.

You will find no zombies, no serial killers, no vampires, no ghosts… or any other familiar genre tropes or icons within these pages. Borderlands fiction is typified by its absolutely untypical nature. The editors offer herewith a wide range of fiction varying in tone, length, style, and theme. The path to the Borderlands of contemporary, imaginative fiction is traveled by writers who believe they can write a story that is so unique and memorable it demands to be a part of this current volume. The result is a grand amalgam of respected masters, solid veterans, and bold newcomers.

After reading many hundreds of submissions, the editors are proud to present an All-Star cast.

And they are: Meghan Arcuri, Michael Bailey, Gary A. Braunbeck,  Michael Scott Bricker, Cory Cone, Roby Davies, John DeChancie. Louis Dixon, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Felicia Lee, Bentley Little, Lisa Mannetti, Richard Christian Matheson, Robert McCammon, Donna J. W. Munro, Stephanie Pendley Paul, Bill Pronzini, Stephen Mark Rainey, Lucy A. Snyder, Daniel Waters, Tim Waggoner, Paul Wilson, and Leo Zaccari.

Borderlands 5 and Borderlands 6 both won the Bram Stoker Award for Anthology. With such a line-up of talented writers,  Borderlands 7 is primed for a Three-Peat!

Borderlands 7

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Review: The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni
William Morrow (April 2020)

368 pages; $19.61 hardcover; $14.99 e-book
Reviewed by Sadie Hartmann

I have never wanted to live in the pages of a horror novel as much as I did while reading The Ancestor. Alberta Montebianco lives a stressful, emotionally complicated lifestyle in New York. With almost magical timing, a letter shows up addressed to her but with a new title in front of her name— “Countess.” As it turns out, Alberta discovers that she is possibly the sole, living heir to a noble title, and a castle in Turin, Italy.Continue Reading

Dead Trees: Joe Bob Goes to the Bookstore

Joe Bob Briggs
Joe Bob Briggs

I first saw Joe Bob Briggs when he was on The Movie Channel. This was in 1986, before he even had his own weekly show on the network. My initial impression was something like, “Who is this chicken-fried cornball?” I was not much of a fan of redneck humor.

I didn’t give JBB a chance until I stayed up late one Friday to watch David Cronenberg’s The Brood. It was on The Movie Channel, and at first I was disappointed to see that hillbilly hayseed doing an introduction. I watched, not wishing to miss the opening credits of The Brood. I was taken aback when Joe Bob said some fairly astute things about David Cronenberg. He obviously wasn’t another braindead movie host going through the paces.Continue Reading

Review: The Darkling Halls of Ivy edited by Lawrence Block

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Subterranean Press (May 2020)
328 pages; $50 limited edition hardcover
Reviewed by Blu Gilliand

A life in academia always struck me as a somewhat safe, even enviable career choice. I mean, what could be so bad about a career dedicated to increasing knowledge—your own, and that of others? What could be bad about a workplace where you’re surrounded by books and intelligent colleagues, and you’re encouraged to pursue whatever niche interest catches your eye?

Turns out there’s a lot that can be bad about it. Continue Reading

Dracula by Bram Stoker Special Edition from Gemini Artifacts!

Experience Dracula like never before! Antiquarian Artist Vic Nadata is recreating Bram Stoker’s classic masterpiece in a whole new (yet old!) way!

For your consideration is this hand-aged reproduction of the 1899 first US Edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

The cover boasts an impressive three-color process and is finished with hot foil stamping. Each copy goes through a hand-aged antiquing. This is not a printed simulation, and because of this each individual copy is unique!

This special edition of Dracula is limited to a single print run of 200 copies. Each copy comes with a wax sealed envelope containing a photo of Bram Stoker, biography, and edition information. Each certificate of authenticity (C.O.A.) is signed by the artist.

In addition to your printed C.O.A, each copy of Dracula includes an aged cross with your unique book number pressed into its metal.

To complete this incredible offering is a small wax sealed glass vial with soil from Bram Castle in Romania.

Destined to be a sought after collectible, this summer you’ll be able to hold a horror masterpiece in your hands like never before and travel back to Transylvania to relive this classic!

Dracula

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The Girl Who Builds Monsters by Brian James Freeman and Vincent Chong!

A new children’s book two years in the making! Brian James Freeman and Vincent Chong have teamed up to tell the story of a quiet girl named Emma who lives with her kindly grandfather, the owner of a factory where he creates the most beautiful dolls in the world.

One day while exploring the factory, Emma discovers a forgotten workbench and some wooden crates. Inside the crates are broken pieces of machinery and rejected doll parts, which Emma begins to assemble into dolls of her own design. They are very different from the dolls her grandfather makes, but Emma says this is what makes them special.

Emma loves her dolls, and she has no idea how much they love her back, but when two burglars sneak into the cottage where Emma and her grandfather are fast asleep, her new “monster dolls” will prove exactly how special they really are…

NOTE FOR COLLECTORS:
The Signed & Slipcased Hardcover Limited Edition and the Signed & Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition include a 32 page bonus section after the story that takes you “behind the scenes” of the writing and illustrating of the story with author and artists notes, conceptual art, sketches, and more!

The Girl Who Builds Monsters

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Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
Gallery/Saga Press (July 14, 2020)
320 pages: $20.63 hardcover; $12.99 e-book
Reviewed by Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann

I read an interview with Stephen Graham Jones where he said, I just figure I am Blackfeet, so every story I tell’s going to be Blackfeet.” (Uncanny Magazine/Julia Rios)

This one, simple statement is manifested in SGJ’s body of work; each book wildly different from the last, but distinctly identifiable as his own because they bear his fingerprints, unique storytelling voice and personal context.Continue Reading

Interview: Kealan Patrick Burke Confronts Fear….by Creating Fear

Author Kealan Patrick BurkeHorror writer Kealan Patrick Burke wants you to face your fears. His poetic and visceral prose have helped earn him a devoted readership since The Turtle Boy won the Bram Stoker Award in 2004. Frequently mentioned in the same breath as Josh Malerman, Stephen Graham Jones, and Paul Tremblay, Burke has managed to carve out a unique place for himself writing dark and terrifying work that gets under your skin in the best of ways. He has also laid claim to an often neglected form—the novella. In fact, some of his most popular works are not his novels—although he’s written five of them, and is finishing up a sixth—but his novellas Sour Candy, Jack & Jill, and Blanky, among others.Continue Reading