The Death of Jane Lawrence is a glorious new horror novel, written by the supremely talented Caitlin Starling. If you’re looking for a modern feeling horror novel in a Gothic wrapping, this is the perfect book.
Here are the video editions of recent podcasts. Very interesting interviews with Richard Chizmar (Chasing the Boogeyman), Ellen Datlow (When Things Get Dark: Stories Inspired by Shirley Jackson), and Victor Lavalle (The Changeling, The Ballad of Black Tom).
Writer Victor LaValle is my guest on the next Lovecraft eZine podcast!
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“Red Screen” is a never before published story by Stephen King!
In this unsettling short story, a cop interrogates a deranged plumber who just murdered his wife, only to discover something far more insidious.
Pay what you want, but hurry — less than two days left to get in on this!
“HAUNTING MELODY is for horror fans and/or musicians and is filled with original illustrations of creepy scenes and classic monsters! Learn what makes scary music sound scary by going on an adventure! 8.5×11 book with over 70 pages of inspiration.”
Time is short! Bridgette is a panelist on my podcast. She’s a wonderful person and she truly deserves the support.
In some ways, this is an incredible book about growing old with the one you love.
Then things get weird.
I was particularly pleased with the description of two senior citizens struggling against an ocean enraged by both a hurricane and the presence of a nascent elder god.
There are relatively few books in which the elderly function as protagonists, and Schlossberg not only makes you care for the pair of them, but also makes their plight and actions in the face of a personal apocalypse feel perfectly appropriate and natural.
“I feel like something bad is going to happen to me. I feel like something bad HAS happened. It hasn’t reached me yet… but it’s on its way.”
LAKE MUNGO is one of the most unsettling films I’ve ever seen. Paul Tremblay and Nadia Bulkin love it as well, and in this Patreon Podcast, we discuss the film.
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NIGHTFALL: “Welcome to Homerville” — “Arguably the best episode of the entire series, ‘Welcome to Homerville’ was nominated for a 1980 ACTRA Award for best writing. On more than one occasion during my research, I ran into someone who remembered hearing this episode when it originally aired, or during one its runs on NPR Playhouse, and being scared to death by it. The secret is: don’t listen to it while driving at night!” —
MYSTERY THEATER: “The Horla” — “Today, the undisputed lord and master of the planet is man. Yet in the fullness of time, every victor is finally vanquished. Will WE, in our turn, also be conquered? Who waits to make of us what we have made of the animals?”
Click the link for a list of upcoming podcast guests! Kasey Lansdale, Peter Watts, Catriona Ward, Victor LaValle, and many others.
“Mike Allen habitually upends Lovecraftian tropes with his own brand of cosmic horror.” — Laird Barron
Latest audio and video podcast episodes, plus an upcoming old-time radio event!
Out TOMORROW (Tuesday): THE FLYING NONE. Even if I didn’t know Cody Goodfellow, I’d have to read this! Only $3.99 on Kindle.
Author Shaun Hamill (A COSMOLOGY OF MONSTERS) chats with Clay Chapman, author of WHISPER DOWN THE LANE!
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.