Following WWII, there would be a shortage of decent alcohol and before long bootleg, shochu liquor, referred to as kasutori (effectively Japanese moonshine) began to circulate. Being made from whatever ingredients people could scrape together, sometimes even toxic chemicals, kasutori alcohol soon developed an extremely poor reputation in society. It was this term that would
The term dissociation, coined by French psychologist Pierre Janet, is defined as an “involuntary escape from reality characterized by a disconnection between thoughts, identity, consciousness and memory.” It is now believed that any person, regardless of race, age, and gender can experience dissociation, but this was not always so. Janet argued that dissociation only occurred
“Capitalism is nothing before the forces of love and passion!” So declares an impossibly pregnant woman’s stalker in The Embodiment, the second story in this intricate puzzle box of a collection from Korean author Bora Chung. Cursed Bunny offers 10 stories of capitalist corruption, misogyny and patriarchy: ghost stories, speculative fiction, and darkly comic fairy
When it comes to dark fantasy works made in Japan, one is not limited to only isekai light novels. Nothing against those, but it is sad to see how we are missing out so much since so many fully-fledged novels do not get the attention to be officially translated and released worldwide. From the New
As fall approaches, it’s the perfect time to slow down, grab a cup of tea or spiced coffee, a cozy blanket, and settle in with a good read. There aren’t as many expectations to be active, and as Spooky Season approaches, what better way is there to set the atmosphere than with an unsettling read?
Being Filipino and a horror reader, I don’t think I read enough works from my neck of the woods in the horror genre. I’m always looking for something that sticks out and more often than not, horror books don’t seem to get a lot of media coverage here. I bought “All That Darkness Allows” years
The synopsis reads, “When eighteen-year-old bi, socially anxious, Harajuku fashionista Holly Roads is infected by blue blood that bestows destructive strength, she strikes a deal with a stubborn ex-CIA prodigy: Capture the mutant his scientists accidentally unleashed on San Francisco in exchange for the cure for her powers.” When I first heard about Magic Mutant
Marrying into a family is scary territory, I would imagine. You might know the person you’re marrying but what of the people they live with? And who exactly were they before they wooed you in. Maybe you worry too much? Or maybe your worries are not so unfounded? Maybe it’s more terrible than you thought.