[REVIEW] Lily – Nightmareland Volume 6 – by Daniel Barnett

This is why people read. Books like Lily. Books that knock your socks off. Books that excite you, scare you, fuck you up and leave you emotionally and physically drained. The Nightmareland series has been reinforcing this expertise in my mind since its debut, Nightfall. What sets Lily apart from the volumes that came first?…

[REVIEW] Clown in a Cornfield – by Adam Cesare

I don’t generally read YA, so I didn’t know what to expect from this (especially seeing horror icons like Barker were raving about it). Turns out you can get away with a LOT more in YA than I realized. This slasher novel reads like an adult novel for the most part, complete with bloody violence…

[REVIEW] The Waiting – by Hunter Shea

I was first lured into Hunter’s writing with Creature, which hooked me right out the gate with its use of the disease, Ehlers Danlos. Not only is it rare, but I have it. This allowed me to connect with the main character and her story in a special way. As it turns out, that novel…

[REVIEW] Born to the Dark – by Ramsey Campbell

1985. Dominic Sheldrake is now a lecturer on cinema. His and Lesley’s son small son Toby has begun to experience strange nocturnal seizures that no medical help seems to be able to treat. Meanwhile Dominic assumes the occultist Christian Noble is out of his life, but his influence on the world is more insidious than…

[REVIEW] Bad Girl in the Box – by Tim Curran

Bad Girl in the BoxBy Tim CurranVerdict 4/5 What the flying fuck? Okay, so this is weird horror and extreme horror, no doubt. I’m not entirely sure how to describe this book to someone because, to be honest, I’m not sure I even understand some of it. By the final line, I was left laughing…

[REVIEW] Seeds – by Tabatha Wood

SeedsBy Tabitha WoodVerdict: 5/5 It’s not any secret I’m a fan of T and her work. I have favorably reviewed her first collection of stories, Dark Winds Over Wellington, as well as her somewhat recent novella, All the Laird’s Men. Her latest selection is Seeds and, somehow, it’s even better. Tabatha has divided this book…