10 Underrated Thriller Movies

In light of an upcoming talk I'm giving on 'Introduction to Film' I thought it might be useful to put up a couple of posts to give an idea on the movies I like... * As with the previous Horror films list, many of these movies are not 'underrated' exactly- a number of them received... Continue Reading →

Number Seven

The following story is taken from Basement Tales. See afterword for details on how to order from Amazon, or direct from the author. You can find other free fiction over in the Fiction section of the site including stories from You Could Make a Killing - If you like horror/ dark fantasy go for Basement Tales,... Continue Reading →

Mary Shelley

A bit of a random post today...but one I wrote for RagTagMagpie some time ago, and, in these post Halloween days thought I'd share here... * Mary Shelley, born in 1797, had a life as Gothic as her novels: her mother died when she was less than a month old, she engaged in a romantic relationship... Continue Reading →

Hereditary

In these film reviews, I take the format of what I knew going into the movie, and what I thought coming out of it...as simple as that. Warning: Possible Spoilers. Before:  One of the more talked about horror movies of 2018, Hereditary has received wide ranging reviews so far: from those claiming it to be... Continue Reading →

Indie Wire Top 100 Horror Films: and some thoughts. 50-1

So earlier this week Indie Wire posted their top 100 horror movies of all time. Yesterday I posted in their choices from 100-51, with some random thoughts or comments on each of them from me. Here's the list from 50 to number 1. Tomorrow, a few overall thoughts, and my personal top 10... Once again, all... Continue Reading →

Authors: An Extended Profile of Joe R. Lansdale

Series Note: This is one of a series of 10 posts looking at my favourite authors writing today. Not just the writers I like; I’m talking the ones I pre-order anything new that they release and spend unhealthy amounts of time and money searching out back catalogue books that have been written under pseudonyms or via... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon…

One last post today - I promise. Just to give a heads up that there'll be a few changes on the blog coming soon. Some design tweaks, some exciting news about new publications, and a new series of posts I'm excited about writing and sharing with you. A couple of people have pointed out I... Continue Reading →

10 Great Short Stories (Part 2 of 2)

Thanks to everyone for the reads and likes of part 1 of Great Short Stories  As promised, here is part 2. As I said in part 1, these aren't necessarily what I consider to be the best stories of all time, or even the best of the respected authors. They are all stories I think are great... Continue Reading →