Andromeda Falling, Fiction, Horror

Andromeda Falling (Excerpt 2…)

Unlike the landscape surrounding him, he is insubstantial. He is not of matter; he is more than immaterial; he is greater than psyche; he is beyond nous; he has become Being. He sees without eyes, without a body. And what he sees unfolding around his sight is nothing less than a blighted, barren waste land.… Continue reading Andromeda Falling (Excerpt 2…)

Darcy Coates, Fiction, Ghosts, Haunted Houses, Horror

The House Next Door

Darcy Coates was an author with whom I was not familiar, but she seemed to have quite the fan base on Amazon. Her bibliography (and biography) indicates that her passion is haunted house stories. Many of her novels have titles in variants of “The Haunting of (fill-in-the blank),” which might seem discouragingly generic or derivative,… Continue reading The House Next Door

A Quiet Place, Fiction, Film, Horror, Tim Lebbon

The Silence and A Quiet Place

With the first trailer, I was intrigued by what the film, A Quiet Place, could be. It suggested a film with little dialogue and one very sparing in its sound design. After all, it dealt with strange creatures that hunted purely by sound. I wasn’t able to catch the film during its theatrical run, but… Continue reading The Silence and A Quiet Place

Dan Simmons, Fiction, Historical-Fiction, Horror, Paul Tremblay, Ronald Malfi, Stephen King

The Terror, King, and More

I’ve been remiss about keeping up to date, so here is an abbreviated summation of the past few weeks' activity: The Terror Completed Simmons’ masterful work. My favorite part was two-pages’ worth of instruction by the ships’ doctor on how to properly dismember the human body for consumption. In the end, the story closed without… Continue reading The Terror, King, and More

Fiction, Horror, The Blooding

The Blooding

Ok, I took a chance and have self-published through Amazon's affiliated publishing hub, BookBaby, a novella of mine entitled The Blooding. The story draws on Russian/Slavic folklore, particularly the characters of Koschei the Deathless, the Baba Yaga, and the princess, Vasilisa. I have, however, taken great liberties with their characterizations. I hope anyone who chooses… Continue reading The Blooding

Adam Nevill, Fiction, Film, Horror, Stephen King

“Britain’s answer to Stephen King”

Adam Nevill is a British novelist. His first novel, Banquet for the Damned, was published in 2004. Since then, he has written and published seven additional novels as well as two collections of novellas/short stories. He has been hailed as “Britain’s answer to Stephen King,” which I believe is an unfortunate label to receive. If… Continue reading “Britain’s answer to Stephen King”