[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…

[REVIEW] Jedi Summer with the Magnetic Kid – by John Boden

Jedi Summer with the Magnetic KidBy John BodenVerdict: 5/5 Jedi Summer is one of those “horror” novellas that strikes me more as a coming-of-age drama than anything darker than your average reality. That being said, I love this particular subgenre. Boden writes in a very personal way, switching between active storytelling and bracketed background information…

[REVIEW] My Heart is a Chainsaw – by Stephen Graham Jones

The Only Good Indians was one of the most talked about books in horror last year, and for good reason; it was vicious and unique and emotional. When I heard the latest SGJ novel was going to be more traditional – a slasher – I wasn’t sure what to expect. The Only Good Indians was…

[REVIEW] Below – by Kev Harrison

Below is more of a dramatic piece than suspenseful or scary. Little happens in the current timeframe, which left me wanting the past to be fleshed out by actual scenes (rather than notes) — that’s when the exciting stuff happened. Had those letters been actual chapters of direct detail from the grandfather, I would have…

[REVIEW] Ride or Die – by James Newman

About half way, this story goes from revenge vandalism to devilish face-off at the drop of a hat. Things get dangerous and creepy with little warning, and when the action starts up, it doesn’t really let up until the end. My score mostly reflects my interest in this type of horror. Though I love stories…