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REVIEW: Devils Kill Devils by Johnny Compton

Devils Kill Devils is Johnny Compton’s sophomore horror novel, a southern Gothic brimming with vampirism and religious occultism. I thoroughly enjoyed Compton’s debut novel, The Spite House, and waited in eager anticipation to see...

An Interview with Lee Mandelo

Lee Mandelo is the author of Summer Sons, Feed Them Silence and the upcoming The Woods All Black. His work ranges across genres in speculative fiction and THE WOODS ALL BLACK especially skews to...

The Folly

An Interview with Gemma Amor

Gemma Amor is the Bristol-based Bram Stoker and British Fantasy Award nominated author of thirteen published books. Her books include Cruel Works of Nature, Dear Laura, White Pines, Girl on Fire, Six Rooms, Grief...

Six Rooms

REVIEW: Six Rooms by Gemma Amor

Gemma Amor puts a new spin on the familiar haunted house trope with Six Rooms. The novel takes place at Sunshire Chateau, an enormous, labyrinthine mansion sitting atop a hill in New York state,...

The Folly

REVIEW: The Folly by Gemma Amor

The Folly is Gemma Amor’s brooding Gothic mystery that evokes the best of both Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho. The Folly opens with forty-three-year-old Morgan as she retrieves...

REVIEW: Interview with the Vampire Season One 2022

I worked through AMC’s Interview with Vampire over a few days and really enjoyed it. I was literally open-mouthed at the finale

REVIEW: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu is the one of the first great works of vampire fiction, published in 1872, about a quarter century before Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Like the undead titular character, Carmilla...

REVIEW: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

The Silent Companions is Laura Purcell’s unnerving tale of Gothic horror that gradually reveals itself over multiple timeframes. The novel opens during an undisclosed year as the main character, Elsie Bainbridge, finds herself imprisoned...

REVIEW: Little Eve by Catriona Ward

Gothic horror comes to northern Scotland in Little Eve, Catriona Ward’s terrifying second novel. Originally published in 2018, Little Eve is winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel and the British Fantasy...

REVIEW: Resident Evil: Village-Winters’ Expansion

Resident Evil: Village was one of my favorite games in recent memory, continuing the story of Ethan Winters after the excellent soft continuity reboot of Resident Evil VII. That story brought the horror back...

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