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!”

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”

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”

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”

Rising Icons of British Horror: A Chat with Catriona Ward and CJ Tudor

Horror is happening right now in the UK and women are right there on top of the book charts. I was honored to chat to two absolute icons, Catriona Ward and CJ Tudor, and find out if it is all heaving bosoms and beguiling men in cloaks or if these British babes are breaking the … Continue Reading! “Rising Icons of British Horror: A Chat with Catriona Ward and CJ Tudor”

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”

Revelations: The Third Level by Jack Finney

Ironically, in my quest to discover other horror writers besides Stephen King, (I adore King’s work but at that time, I was reading him exclusively), it was King himself who helped lead the way. Somewhere in the middle of that quest I finally, for the first time, read his non-fiction treatise on the horror genre, … Continue Reading! “Revelations: The Third Level by Jack Finney”

Bev Vincent Reviews If It Bleeds by Stephen King

“I Contain Multitudes” What is a novella? In some quarters, it’s defined as a long short story or a short novel. But this is the Stephen King Universe we’re dealing with, where “The Langoliers,” coming it at over 90,000 words—a length many writers would find appropriate for a novel—is considered a novella because it was … Continue Reading! “Bev Vincent Reviews If It Bleeds by Stephen King”

Review: Hag by Kathleen Kaufman

Hag by Kathleen Kaufman Turner (October 2018) 336 pages; $25.19 hardcover; $11.59 paperback; $11.01 e-book Reviewed by Sadie Hartmann The book Hag by Kathleen Kaufman is exactly what I’ve always wanted in a novel about witches. Every night, I crawled into bed and let my mind escape to the Scottish lowlands to hear more about the Cailleach … Continue Reading! “Review: Hag by Kathleen Kaufman”

Interview: Nicholas Day talks the GRIND

Nicholas Day is a science fiction, horror, and crime fiction writer, and is the co-owner (with fellow writer Don Noble) of Rooster Republic Press. His first novel, Grind Your Bones to Dust, will be released on October 10. Recently, Day sat down with Cemetery Dance’s own “Mother Horror” for a chat about creativity, wild donkeys, and … Continue Reading! “Interview: Nicholas Day talks the GRIND”

Interview: Paul Tremblay on Craft, King, and Building His Cabin

Paul Tremblay’s path to becoming the bestselling author he is today was quite different from that traveled by most other writers. “I would say it was atypical,” he observes. While Tremblay remembers Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” as being something that resonated with him in elementary school, he didn’t find much enjoyment in reading … Continue Reading! “Interview: Paul Tremblay on Craft, King, and Building His Cabin”

Firestarter and Standing Up to “The Man”

It’s easy to see why Stephen King’s Firestarter was nearly the novel we never read. Abandoning his manuscript on several occasions, King felt the book was too much like Carrie and feared he would be copying himself. While Carrie White had telekinesis (the ability to move objects with her mind), Charlie McGee’s gift (or curse) … Continue Reading! “Firestarter and Standing Up to “The Man””

Review: The Goat Parade by Peter Dudar

The Goat Parade by Peter Dudar Grinning Skull Press (March 2018) 300 pages; $23.58 paperback; $3.99 e-book Reviewed by Dave Simms Peter Dudar hit the scene hard with his Stoker finalist A Requiem For Dead Flies, offering a style that evoked the best of Bentley Little and Rick Hautula. He returns with The Goat Parade, a novel … Continue Reading! “Review: The Goat Parade by Peter Dudar”

Review: Hellraiser: The Toll by Mark Alan Miller

Hellraiser: The Toll by Mark Alan Miller Subterranean Press (February 28, 2018) 96 pages; $40 hardcover Reviewed by Blu Gilliand Over the years, the Hellraiser mythology has become something of a hash, combining elements of Clive Barker’s original novella The Hellbound Heart with bits from the Hellraiser movies (mainly the first two in the franchise: Hellraiser and … Continue Reading! “Review: Hellraiser: The Toll by Mark Alan Miller”