The Devil's Whispers

When I first held the novel The Devil’s Whispers in my hands, I was immediately thrilled to see the influence of classic horror. Lucas Hault not only promises to entertain and terrify but to mesmerize and mystify with the power of his story-weaving. As a fan of classic horror, I could not help but follow

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Created as a response to criticism levied at queer writers – often by queer readers – The Book of Queer Saints comprises 13 gorgeous, gruesome tales of queer victims and villains. The Kickstarter-funded effort brings together some of the best new voices in horror, with a view to “ embrace every kind of queer person

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  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

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In 1980, Canadian psychiatrist Lawrence Pazder published Michelle Remembers. Based on sessions with his patient (and later wife) Michelle Smith, the book documents Smith’s uncovering of repressed abuse with the aid of recovered-memory therapy. This book has since been debunked, the style of therapy discredited, but according to Pazder and Smith, she had suffered ritualistic

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Beneath its table of contents, Revenant’s Hymn offers a comprehensive list of content warnings. From violence and suicide to eye trauma and Nazism, Elliott Dunstan’s third collection of short stories runs the gamut of traumatic themes and disturbing content. Dunstan exploits every weakness a reader might possess, inching split and bloodied fingernails into the nooks

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“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

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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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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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From Reddit’s NoSleep forum to Mr. Creepypasta’s reading on Youtube to now, Stolen Tongues has gained its following of horror fans during its development. When I first heard Stolen Tongues written by Felix Blackwell, it was a creepypasta that Mr. Creepypasta read. I loved it. For the uninitiated, a creepypasta is a relatively short scary

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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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