REVIEW: Occasional Beasts

Short Story Collections allow writers to have a larger scope, in which they can mix a number of different genres into one overlapping work, giving the reader a taste of different kind of stories. John Claude Smith's Occasional Beasts is an example of this. However, the one key aspect of Smith's collection is consistency. Too... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW: That Which Grows Wild

Short Story Collections can be tricky. The author must find a perfect balance with each story, and in a way, each of them must complement each other. That Which Grows Wild offers us sixteen tales, each unique in their own way, of dark and wild fiction. Eric J. Guignard is no doubt a talented writer, backed up... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Sean O’Connor’s The Mongrel

Page Count: 143 Publisher: Matador Release Date: August 2018 _____________________________ I've always said that reading and reviewing debut works can be tricky. The reason is that the author intends to focus on being over-decriptive (style over substance) in the way that they tell the story, and as a result, the core essence can get lost.... Continue Reading →

Interview with John F.D. Taff

John F.D. Taff is a Bram Stoker Award®-Nominated author with more than 30 years experience, 90+ short stories and five novels in print. His first fiction collection, Little Deaths, was named the best horror collection of 2012 by HorrorTalk. Jack Ketchum called his novella collection, The End in All Beginnings, “one of the best novella... Continue Reading →

Interview with Matt Hayward

Matt Hayward is an Irish, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author, whose books include Brain Dead Blues, What Do Monsters Fear?, Practictioners (with Patrick Lacey) and the upcoming The Faithful. He compiled the anthology Welcome to the Show (2018) (featuring many of the genres top names). Other nominations include Irish Short Story of the Year from Penguin Books (2017).... Continue Reading →

Interview with Christa Carmen

The Horror Club speaks to Christa Carmen about her debut fiction collection, Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked, which will be released on August 21, by Unnerving. Carmen is a writer of dark fiction, and her short stories have appeared in places like Fireside Fiction Company, Unnerving Magazine, Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Outpost 28, DarkFuse Magazine, and Tales to... Continue Reading →

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