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2018: CTHULHU FOR CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

FRIGHTFALL 2020!




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Books Read: 
MISFITS Horror 
THE NIGHT THE MONSTERS CAME Children's,  Light Horror 
THE SENTIENT SF
FEARLESS SF
THE BUTCHER OF ANDERSON STATION SF
THE RAVEN Post-Apocalyptic,  Horror 
LEVIATHAN WAKES SF
MEXICAN GOTHIC Horror 
THE VELA SEASON ONE SF
LIZARDVILLE: THE GHOST STORY Horror 
LIZARDVILLE: JIMMY'S CURSE Horror 
THE HOUSE OF BROKEN BONES (SADISTIC SOULS BOOK TWO) Horror
THE JOURNEY OF ATLANTIS: LEAVING HOME SF
THE ISLAND HG own Mount TBR 
ONE-SHOT,  Virtual,  James Blish,  Library 5THE THING IN THE ATTIC, Virtual,  James Blish, 4, Library, SFF
 STANLEY AND THE MAGIC SPIDER Children's
 SISTERS OF THE VAST BLACK 5 SPACE OPERA SEPTEMBER SF
HAWK: HELLFIRE HG 5 SF Space Opera September 
BLACK HELICOPTERS 4 SF Horror 
HELLHOUNDS OF THE COSMOS 5 SF Space Opera September SPACE OPERA BEFORE 1952
SCREAM RIDE HORROR AUSTRALIA
THE MANY HORROR
ANCESTRAL HORROR
THE EUROPEAN SCHOOL NG ARC 5 Horror SEQUEL
STRANGE SANCTUARY KU VIRTUAL 5 Horror 
GHOSTLY ASPIRATIONS HG 5 Horror 
NIGHT TERRORS VOL 3 Horror 
THE LAST RITUAL Lovecraftian Cosmic Horror 
SCARECROW ROAD by Lionel Ray Green  Halloween Horror 



Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Review: THE PROCTOR HALL HORROR by Bill Thompson

Release October 1 2020

5 Spooky Stars

I've been enjoying the Bayou Hauntings Series since its inception,  admiring the author's flair for twisty plotting and backdrops, including Southern Louisiana history as background.  THE PROCTOR HALL HORROR  is Book 7. The gore level is high, and only a cold or jaded reader could fail to experience these events as heartwrenching.  There is so much deceit, so much evil--both human and supernatural.  Of particular interest to me were certain genetic connections,  and the riff on Jekyll vs. Hyde. This is really a "Who can you Trust?" adventure. Featured are our favorite series characters,  caught up in a vastly puzzling--and tremendously dangerous--paranormal investigation.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Review: THE CARRION SEA by Steven McCumaskey


5 Spooky and Terrifying Stars!
"New Digs" by Ron Ripley: Absolutely no empathy was elicited for this sorry protagonist. I might say: poetic justice. However,  I enjoyed the imagery, particularly the basement scenes,  and I respectfully request an alternate ending, involving a certain inexplicable object protagonist discovers near the furnace. <smile>

"The Trip" by Sara Clancy: Okay. News reports and Fiction persuaded me years ago never to go camping.  However: this tale is the stuff of Nightmares! Talk about Subterfuge! Talk about Monsters and Monstrosity! Will I ever sleep again??

"Monster of the Week" by David Longhorn: Echoes of "The Truman Show"! Mike's life is constantly in transit, an "episode" a week of battling some strange different monster, barely escaping with his life, mourning the loss of innocents. He has to use his clever wits to figure out the type of monster and how to stop it,  and of course,  no evidence remains. But now the serious question becomes: is he in the current episode, or will this be his "End"?

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Review: FAITHFUL SHADOW by Kevin J. Howard



5 Spooky Stars

 Simply wow! I don't know why I hadn't read this before, as I adore Yellowstone horror (so many possibilities!). Author Kevin Howard definitely leaves behind the usual (boiling pools, supervolcano,  bear and buffalo) and goes for an unusual creature which, if encountered say in Great Britain or Europe,  would have been the locus of centuries-old Folk Horror.  Horrifying it is, because unavoidable,  inescapable,  and implacable.  Not satisfied to kill in its den, this creature roams, and it's unstoppable. I can totally imagine this novel as a horror film, suffused as it is with a failing hero [Ranger Joe], young people in lust, abundances of gore, a diligent female ranger and an aging helpless male ranger.....what's not to love? Love I did, throughout a one-sitting literally nonstop thrill ride keeping me breathless,  alarmed, horrified,  and enthralled.


Saturday, August 8, 2020

Review: SHORT HORROR STORIES VOLUME 26 (SCARE STREET)




5 Spooky Stars

"Porcelain Elephants" by Ron Ripley: One of Mr. Ripley's best in a long line of great tales, "Porcelain Elephants" is by turns heartwarming, terrifying,  and heartwrenching. For me, the human Evil proved far worse than the admittedly supernatural elements. I found this story very satisfying.


"The Cursed Necklace" by Anna Sinjin: Now that is scary. Kudos for the implacability of this particular horror,  and for the way that the author has interwoven simple, common,  human emotions to create a pathway to Horror.  Very good!

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" by Sara Clancy: I do enjoy my Christmas Horror...but this is TOO SCARY!! 
DO NOT read at night alone! I read it on a sunny, hot, front porch at noon
AND I'M TERRIFIED!!!