Review: ‘The Little Gift’ by Stephen Volk

The Little Gift by Stephen Volk PS Publishing (March 2017) 80 pages; £12.00 hardcover; £20.00 signed edition Reviewed by Gef Fox If you live with a cat, you live with a natural born killer. Some prey on dangling bits of string, others go after bigger game. And if they like you, they’ll leave you one of their kills as a … Continue Reading! “Review: ‘The Little Gift’ by Stephen Volk”

Rafflecopter Giveaway: IN THE SCRAPE by James Newman and Mark Steensland

Wanna win a $20 Cemetery Dance gift certificate? Simply retweet the .99 sale for In the Scrape by James Newman and Mark Steensland through Raffelcopter for a chance to win a Rafflecopter giveaway

Review: Seth’s Christmas Ghost Stories (2022)

Seth’s Christmas Ghost Stories (2022 Set) Biblioasis (October 2021) $7.95 each; $25 set of three Reviewed by Blu Gilliand Reading a ghost story on Christmas Eve was once as much a part of traditional Christmas celebrations as turkey, eggnog, and Santa Claus. This statement, found on the back of each of the three paperbacks in … Continue Reading! “Review: Seth’s Christmas Ghost Stories (2022)”

Last Chance to Order Books For the Holidays!

We’ve heard from a bunch of readers who are ordering copies of The Girl Who Builds Monsters and some other in-stock items for gifts, so we wanted to put out the word that we really need your order ASAP if you want your order delivered before Christmas. Our warehouse is slammed with Night Shift prep and shipping … Continue Reading! “Last Chance to Order Books For the Holidays!”

The Cemetery Dance Interview: The Little Hurts of Aaron Dries

Aaron Dries, Australian phenom, youth addiction counselor, pervasive author of dark fiction and all-around superhero, dissects his collection of little hurts: Cut To Care.  Each story in this book hammers home polarizing lessons in caring, whether by choice or by circumstance, and provides a stark look at the terrors of both caring too much and … Continue Reading! “The Cemetery Dance Interview: The Little Hurts of Aaron Dries”

Exhumed: “Little Precious” and “Anka”

Don’t you hate it when online columnists start a post by explaining why they haven’t posted in a while? Me too. Me too. Anyway, here’s a bullet list explaining why I haven’t posted in a while: 2019: Moved New job Had a baby 2020: COVID Moved again Another new job Baby is a toddler now, … Continue Reading! “Exhumed: “Little Precious” and “Anka””

Review: Dark Tales of Sorrow and Despair by Jack Darby

Dark Tales of Sorrow and Despair by Jack Darby Independently Published (November 2021) 337 pages; $14.99 paperback; $2.99 e-book Reviewed by R.B. Payne Reviewer’s Note Many of you know I relocated to Paris, France in 2018. Here, I am connecting with like-minded authors who specialize in dark fiction whether it be horror, thriller, or science … Continue Reading! “Review: Dark Tales of Sorrow and Despair by Jack Darby”

Review: Escape from the Billings Mall: A Select Your Own Timeline Adventure by Chuck Tingle

Escape from the Billings Mall: A Select Your Own Timeline Adventure by Chuck Tingle Independently Published (April 2020) 154 pages; $12.66 paperback; $6.99 e-book Reviewed by Anton Cancre Dr. Chuck Tingle tends to be treated as a joke. That guy who writes those silly Pounded books. However, that is only by those who have not bothered … Continue Reading! “Review: Escape from the Billings Mall: A Select Your Own Timeline Adventure by Chuck Tingle”

Exhumed: Bonus Content! Me & CD, a Brief History of an Unlikely Love Affair

Exhumed is my humble attempt to read and review every short story and novel excerpt ever published by Cemetery Dance magazine. In their 33+ years of publication, there have been a total of 577 (and counting!) pieces spread out over 77 issues. Since each Exhumed post covers just two stories (one “old” and one “new”), … Continue Reading! “Exhumed: Bonus Content! Me & CD, a Brief History of an Unlikely Love Affair”

Night Time Logic with Venita Coehlo

Night Time Logic is the part or parts of a story that are felt but not consciously processed. Those that operate below the conscious surface. Those that are processed somewhere, somehow, and in some way other than… overtly and consciously. The deep-down scares. The scares that find their way to our core and unsettle us … Continue Reading! “Night Time Logic with Venita Coehlo”

Revelations: Shadows and Borderlands

I’m only an armchair observer and by no means an expert, but it seems in the last six years the horror genre has witnessed a blossoming short story anthology market. And no offense to anyone, but I mean good markets offering quality stories and top-notch production values, not lots of people discovering the novelty of … Continue Reading! “Revelations: Shadows and Borderlands”

Horror Drive-In: Scaaaa-REEM!

I am the perfect age to be a slasher fan. Halloween was released when I was seventeen years old — roughly the same age as the victims in John Carpenter’s masterpiece. I saw it in a walk-in theater and the experience was truly transformational. I was on the verge of adulthood and this movie, which … Continue Reading! “Horror Drive-In: Scaaaa-REEM!”

All Hail the Popcorn King….and Queen! An Interview with Joe R. Lansdale and Hansi Oppenheimer

After decades of cranking out high-caliber, genre-smashing literature, and with a badass martial arts pedigree to boot, it’s remarkable that no one tackled a documentary about East Texas’ reigning champion of mojo storytelling, Joe R. Lansdale. Along came intrepid New York City filmmaker Hansi Oppenheimer, a self-described fangrrrl who grabbed her camera and jetted to … Continue Reading! “All Hail the Popcorn King….and Queen! An Interview with Joe R. Lansdale and Hansi Oppenheimer”

Dead Air: Unboxing Jeff Terry

I was waiting on my copy of the Gift Edition of The Shining from the Cemetery Dance “Stephen King Doubleday Years Set” to arrive, so I thought I’d search for some unboxing videos so I could see what people thought about it — and to get a closer look at the finished product. One of … Continue Reading! “Dead Air: Unboxing Jeff Terry”

Video Visions: The Ultimate Movie for Halloween Night

Look, I know most normal people aren’t like me, setting aside about 50 movies to watch each October. I mean, who has that kind of time and demented dedication? If I think I won’t have time to watch a movie when I get home from work, I’ll set the alarm to wake me up at … Continue Reading! “Video Visions: The Ultimate Movie for Halloween Night”