April’s DOUBLE FEATURE | Allison & The House by the Cemetery

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) April’s DOUBLE FEATURE: Allison by Jeff Strand and The House by the Cemetery by John Everson. Allison The 2020 novel Allison is one of Splatterpunk Award-winning author Jeff Strand’s best …

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‘Peace of Mind’ is a thriller inside a twisted mind

I released my short story "Peace of Mind" on Amazon Kindle over the weekend. It's a horror story, but more on the psychological side of the spectrum. I'm not a fan of psychological horror. I'm a meat-and-potatoes horror fan formed in the womb of the books and films of the 1970s and 1980s. What can …

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March’s DOUBLE FEATURE | True Crime & The F***ing Zombie Apocalypse

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) March’s DOUBLE FEATURE: True Crime by Samantha Kolesnik and The F***ing Zombie Apocalypse by Bryan Smith. Both are published by Grindhouse Press. True Crime When World Horror Grandmaster Brian Keene says a …

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February’s DOUBLE FEATURE | Bottled & Kill Hill Carnage

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) February's DOUBLE FEATURE: Bottled by Stephanie Ellis and Kill Hill Carnage by Tim Meyer. Bottled If dread was a genre, Stephanie Ellis would own it. After last year's tragic Asylum …

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MIDSOMMAR shines brightly at FANGORIA 2020 Chainsaw Awards

Maybe Fangoria should change the name of the Chainsaw Awards to the Ari Aster Awards. The director and another one of his movies dominated the Fangoria 2020 Chainsaw Awards, a fan-voted contest honoring the best horror movies released in 2019. Aster and his A24 film Midsommar won five of the 16 Chainsaw Awards, according to …

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2020 Splatterpunk Awards dominated by four publishers

Four publishers of extreme horror dominated the 2020 Splatterpunk Awards nominations with the new kid on the block, Death’s Head Press, leading the charge with six nominations. Necro Publications earned four nominations. Deadite Press and Grindhouse Press each received three. All told, the top four publishers accounted for 16 of the 31 Splatterpunk Awards nominations. …

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