Reviews of the macabre and things that go bump in the night.

Bird Box Book Review

Bird Box by Josh Malerman Book Review

Bird Box is a post-apocalyptic horror novel that’ll keep you up all night after you’ve finished the book – in terror. In this book there are things out there that you cannot see, that you MUST not see. If you venture outside without a blindfold, you will see “it” and “it” will see you, and…

Strange Weather Book Review

Strange Weather by Joe Hill Book Review

Strange Weather by Joe Hill contains four short stories reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, uncomfortable yet oddly compelling. They’re like the freak shows in a shady traveling circus – you try to avert your eyes when faced with the grotesque, but you can’t stop staring. In this case, you can’t stop reading. William Morrow |…

The Last Werewolf Book Review

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan Book Review

The Last Werewolf is a work of fiction by Glen Duncan. The author takes the well-known werewolf origin story and breathes new life into it. Duncan creates a narrator who the reader should by all counts feel nothing but disdain for.  He is after all a werewolf who eats people. But Duncan injects an element…

The Fireman Book Revew

The Fireman by Joe Hill Book Review

The Fireman is Joe Hill’s latest horror/scfi thriller where a deadly infection has set the world ablaze and toxic ashes fall day and night.  It recently won the GoodRead’s Choice Awards for Best Horror (2016) and has excited fans with its similarities to Firestarter. Local readers will be excited to know that The Fireman is set in…

City of Mirrors Book Review

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin Book Review

The City of Mirrors concludes The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin, an epic saga on the struggle for mankind, humanity, and a fight against extinction. In the futuristic landscape of a barren world, the remaining survivors of a pandemic that unleashed lab-engineered vampires into North America fight to stay alive by killing the source. The main story line…

Annihilation Book Review

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer Book Review

Annihilation is the first in the Southern Reach trilogy, a set of short science-fiction books. This first book has won a number of awards for science fiction including The Nebula Award for Best Novel in 2015 and a nomination for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel in 2015. But for me, this was pure…

The Raping of Ava DeSantis Book Review

The Raping of Ava DeSantis by Mylo Carbia Book Review

The Raping of Ava DeSantis debuted as the number one new horror when it was released on October 13th of this year. It is the first novel from Mylo Carbia, a ghostwriter for Hollywood horror flicks who has earned the name in certain circles as “The Queen of Horror”. It’s fairly evident from the title,…

Geek Love Book Review

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn Book Review

Carnivals have always attracted the curious and the curiosity seeker. It’s common to associate the strange with the horrific, but in Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, there is no accidental or visually biased association. The horror is real. This National Book Award Finalist for fiction in 1989 is an extremely dark fantasy and a highly disturbing horror. Random…


Cell by Stephen King Book Review

King’s quasi-zombie thriller Cell is coming soon to a theater near you. Featuring Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack, the same dream team from King’s 1408, survivors left from a cell phone pulse try to understand the nature of the deadly ‘phoners’ who have turned murderous. I just finished the book only to learn of the…


The Sacrifist By: T. Mason Gilbert Book Review

Some people believe in creatures living among us on earth that have yet to be discovered by man. One undiscovered creature that has been the subject of many books, movies, and reality television shows is the Yeti, a member of the Bigfoot family. The Sacrifist is the first book of a three part series, written…

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