Verona: A Ghost Story by Benedict Ashforth

When I first laid eyes on the cover of Verona: A Ghost Story written by Benedict Ashforth, it seemed simple and right to the point; a stained-glass window depicting a black unicorn with red eyes. There was no doubt in my mind that this cover foreshadowed a haunted church or graveyard. It seemed to be

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Hollywood horrors, entities from beyond the grave, and body horror mutations: these can be found within my recent reads which I’ll be sharing with you, dear reader. For this edition of my book review, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on not one but three horror books from my personal collection. Without further ado, let’s dig

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In Somnio Cover photo

Founded in 2020, Tenebrous Press is an independent publisher which aims “to deliver the finest in transgressive, progressive Horror […] from diverse and unsung voices”. Their second anthology, In Somnio, features work from 25 women and non-binary creators: 18 Gothic horror stories with artwork from seven artists. Presumably a pun on ‘insomnia’ and ‘somnio’ (Latin for

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The Unhallowed Horeseman

The Unhallowed Horseman by Jude S. Walko is a contemporary take on an old legend, a Halloween classic to be adored year round. The debut novel of new author Jude S. Walko, The Unhallowed Horseman pays homage to “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. Taking place at the beginning of the 21st century in historic

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As if conversion therapy isn’t already scary enough, try going through that with a killer coming after the campers one by one. That’s the premise for this slasher novel by Elliot Arthur Cross and Joshua Winning. Reading this as a gay man, I couldn’t help but feel for the characters and their plight. The kills

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Night Tastings: Part One: The Ingress is the first part of a trilogy of books by new author, Bervi Adams. Set in the 19th century, Night Tastings: Part One introduces us to the ill-fated Nikolai Rozumovsky, the son of a wealthy aristocrat in czarist Russia. Despite having wealth, good looks and successful career ventures, Nikolai

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Stephen King is a pretty well known name in the horror genre, to be sure. Interestingly, his work has experienced more longevity in the audio-visual department. Still, with my ever-growing reading hobby, I thought it’s more than about time that I check out what a lot of folks — and the author himself — dub as

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Having received this book from Cemetery Dance as a promotional item, I was delighted to have an opportunity to read and review an author and title I had not heard of before. Touch the Night by Max Booth III is a hometown horror taking place in Percy, Indiana. This small town holds some sinister secrets

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Adam Cesare’s Clown in a Cornfield is a book that swept the reading horror community, and for good reason. It’s a surprisingly gritty, intense experience that slickly includes sharp generational commentary. Let me tell you more about my experience with the town of Kettle Springs and its sinister mascot: Frendo the Clown. What is it

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The Haunted Forest Tour

Every year, I look forward to Halloween and the events that take place during the season. The Haunted Forest Tour, written by James A. Moore and Jeff Strand, immediately caught my attention. So naturally, as a fan of all things that go bump in the night, a haunted forest tour sounds like just the thing

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