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 →

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 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 →

A Review of Aphotic Realm’s Classified

Aphotic Realm have been operating for just over a year now, and since then, they have released three issues (including Classified), Mandi Jourdan's Shadows of the Mind, and a new short story collection called Tales from the Realm Vol 1. When it comes to Classified, which is the subject of this review, it shows just what a... Continue Reading →

Review of Tobin Rickard’s Momma

When it comes to short stories, the author doesn't have the freedom to flesh-out the story to the extent of a novel, or even a novella, which is why they usually focus on one moment in time. With Tobin Rickard's Momma, the focus is on a little boy and the danger of being trapped alone, without any... Continue Reading →

Review of Kay Oliver’s SICKO

SICKO is a collection of six short stories (and one titular novella), and attempts to travel into the pyche of a deranged individual. Here, author, Kay Oliver, presents us with situations of everyday life, from father-son bonding to a simple phone call to a 9-11 operator; but life isn't that simple, as someone has to... Continue Reading →

Interview with Darren Shan

Darren Shan is the author of the 12 book series, Zom-B, the 10 part series The Demonata, and the bestselling series Cirque du Freak (known over in this side of the pond as The Saga of Darren Shan), for which he became a big name in the publishing industry in 2000. His books have sold... Continue Reading →

Bram Stoker Awards Winners Announced

THE winners of the 2017 Bram Stokers Awards, presented by the Horror Writers Association, have been announced, with a ceremony taking place at this year's StokerCon. You can check out the winners and runners-up below: Superior Achievement in a Novel: Winner: Golden, Christopher – Ararat (St. Martin’s Press) King, Stephen and King, Owen – Sleeping... Continue Reading →

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