[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] 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…

[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…

[REVIEW] Wormwood – by Chad Lutzke and Tim Meyer

WORMWOOD BY CHAD LUTZKE + TIM MEYER PUBLISHED BY SILVER SHAMROCK PUBLISHING / LIMITED EDITION PUBLISHED BY NIGHTWORMS AND THUNDERSTORM BOOKS AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2020 When I first caught wind of this collaboration some months back, I found myself jittery with excitement every time this title was mentioned online. You see, I really like both of…

[REVIEW] Midnight in the Pentagram – Edited by Kenneth W. Cain

MIDNIGHT IN THE PENTAGRAM EDITED BY KENNETH W. CAIN PUBLISHED BY SILVER SHAMROCK PUBLISHING AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2020 It took me more than a month to read this anthology, because it is MASSIVE. Just shy of 500 pages of fiction, this horror collection features many notable authors in the community/genre, including Brian Keene, Owl Goingback, Laurel…

[REVIEW] The Sound of Distant Engines – by Robert E. Dunn

THE SOUND OF DISTANT ENGINES BY ROBERT E. DUNN PUBLISHED BY SILVER SHAMROCK PUBLISHING AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2020 This Silver Shamrock release is one nobody in my circle has talked about or promoted, and I suppose it’s because the title isn’t what most would consider horror. Yes, our MC sees some ghosts of his past; however,…