I recently asked horror writers and readers to name the scariest and/or creepiest short stories they’ve ever read. They gave me an amazing list!
Ray Bradbury, Laird Barron, and Jeffrey Ford create something horrifying from the simple premise of being in bed with your significant other. These are three of the creepiest short stories I’ve ever read.
Read by Emma Gibbon, Scott Thomas, Jeff Thomas, and Mike Davis! Live tonight at 9pm Eastern (or watch any time later).
Video interviews with Ellen Datlow, F. Paul Wilson, Emma J. Gibbon, and the writers/actors from the new Shudder movie HOST!
Click the link to listen and watch QUIET HORROR STORIES, EPISODE 2! Enjoy.
A Lovecraftian orphanage, secret societies who contract deadly diseases on purpose, a black cat that retrieves the dying, a cannibalistic romance, and a strip club in Purgatory are just a few of the strange tales in this unique collection from Emma J. Gibbon!
On the Lovecraft eZine podcast this Sunday: Paul Tremblay and Stephen Graham Jones talk about their upcoming books SURVIVOR SONG and THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS, respectively.
A LONG, DARK, GRIM ROAD is Joe Pulver’s latest book. For those who don’t know, Joe has been dealing with major health issues for over two years now, and he’s been in and out of the hospital constantly. I miss him, I’m worried about him, and I want to help, so: FROM HERE ON OUT, I AM DONATING ALL PROCEEDS FROM ALL SALES OF THIS BOOK TO JOE AND KAT PULVER. In other words, when you purchase this book, Joe gets all the money; I get none. So buy this novella and help Joe and Kat out! It’s a different kind of story, but different is good. I think you’ll enjoy it.
“Lovecraft inspired this dark, sinister, and other worldly theme that’s pervasive in our culture,” said Lee. “His influences are seen in everything from pirate shows to anime to art, and everything in between.”
Avalon Brantley’s work is addictive because it is the combined result of a profound knowledge of humanity’s past, an exquisite prose style and a deep love for the act of storytelling. More than anything it is an all-consuming love of writing that lends its luminosity to DESCENDED SUNS RESUSCITATE.
Watch or listen to the latest episode of the Lovecraft eZine podcast! Our guest was Ellen Datlow, editor of THE BEST OF THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR: 10 YEARS OF ESSENTIAL SHORT HORROR FICTION (and many other books). After we spoke with Ellen, we discussed the upcoming AMC NOS4A2 series, PICKMAN’S GALLERY, DOORBELLS AT DUSK: HALLOWEEN STORIES, the new movie COLD SKIN, and much more!
THE SCARLET SOUL is a testament to the love and dedication Swan River Press put into their craft and they should be applauded for the physical allure alone. This is a book one can see becoming an heirloom object. My advice would be to snap up a copy of The Scarlet Soul while they are still available and keep an eye out for future releases by Swan River Press, while their price range is affordable their books are imminently collectible.
I closed THE HOUSE OF SILENCE with a grateful sigh, knowing I would pull it from my shelves again and again with the eagerness I greet a long-lost friend.
Our guest on the latest Lovecraft eZine podcast was Nadia Bulkin, author of the fantastic collection SHE SAID DESTROY. It was a fascinating discussion with a first-rate author of dark fiction.
It is often a shopworn and tired cliché to say in the wake of one’s passing, “there will never be another like him,” yet in the case of Mark E. Smith there is indeed a perilous chance this statement will bear true. In this milieu it is not hard to imagine the loss of yet another long-standing English tradition.