Three O’s at eight o’clock each night
echo about the red brick walls
with the ghost of a love that comes
haunting with a buried hand squeezed tight.
I’ve been strapped to a chair and had my eyelids pinned open while a demonic hand turned the pages of Haverscroft by S A Harris. I had no choice other … Continue reading Reviewed: Haverscroft
Ben Smith is a poet and “a lecturer in creative writing at Plymouth University, specialising in environmental literature and focusing particularly on oceans, climate change and the ‘Anthropocene’.” The idea … Continue reading Reviewed: Doggerland
This is a book with a TOC to be proud of: Elizabeth Gaskell: The Old Nurse’s Story Fitz-James O’Brien: What Was It? Edward Bulwer Lytton: The Haunted and the Haunters: … Continue reading Reviewed: The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (ed. Michael Newton)
Mexican Gothic is alive with mansions and cemeteries, forests and mist, hauntings and rot; it swims in the murk of politics and ethics; it courts mad passion. As for monsters, … Continue reading Reviewed: Mexican Gothic
In this, his fifth novel, Hendrix promises blood. He delivers it, too. Set in the American state of North Carolina in the early 90’s, the story centres around a group … Continue reading Reviewed: The Southern Book Club’s Guide To Slaying Vampires
House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski is a brick of a book. Inside is text within text, typed and printed, inverted or spiraling, upside down and downside up. With … Continue reading Reviewed: House of Leaves
It’s Spring and the wild man has come out to play! Featured in the April issue of Terror Tract, The Woodwose And His May Queen is the horrific tale of … Continue reading Terror Tract magazine (April 2020)
A lovely reader has given my short story, Magic, its first review, and I am absolutely delighted. The star review says, Magic delivers a great dose of dark matter that … Continue reading 5 Star Review for Magic!