[REVIEW] Come Forth in Thaw – by Jayson Robert Ducharme

COME FORTH IN THAW By Jayson Robert Ducharme Self-Published Available February 2021 Being a parent (and one that suffers from depression and anxiety), this novella pulled the floor out from under me several times. For this story, Ducharme has created a fictional (American) version of the Suicide Forest from Japan. A mother has gone there…

[REVIEW] Shelter for the Damned – by Mike Thorn

SHELTER FOR THE DAMNED By Mike Thorn Published by JournalStone Available February 2021 There’s been a lot of love for this short novel at the time of writing this, so I feel a bit awkward having to report more opposition than my fellow readers. That being said, I am by no means about to tell…

[REVIEW] The Searching Dead – by Ramsey Campbell

THE SEARCHING DEAD By Ramsey Campbell Published by Flame Tree Press Available February 2021 In the past year, I’ve discovered Ramsey Campbell and his quietly executed brand of horror. Of the four or five titles of his I’ve read so far, each has left me intrigued and interested, but never horrified. In fact, I think…

[FEATURE] Best Reads of 2020

Sitting down and viewing my GR list for 2020 was a bit of a surprise. I read quite a few comics and short stories this past year, for one. And two, this year must have been horribly long, because I could have sworn a bunch of these titles were actually read in 2019. To compose…

[REVIEW] Girl on Fire – by Gemma Amor

GIRL ON FIRE By Gemma Amor Self-Published Available October 2020 People. Are. Trash. I remember reading the original short story (of the same title) in Cruel Works of Nature and thinking, I would love to see this girl’s descent into madness. Well, we certainly get that in some form here, though not so much as…

[UPDATE] Kill for Them, My 3rd Varied Collection, and the New Podcast

It feels like it’s been a while since I posted a general update, so here are some quick bullets. The Kill for Them reissue is now available in e-book, alongside the returns of Dead as Soon as Born, Horrific Holidays (Volume I), “Pray,” and “Squirming Disease.” The paperback edition is due out late January 2021….