Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Whom the Gods Would Destroy

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This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series On the Marches of Dreamland 2014

By Randy Stafford


Hodge, Brian. Whom the Gods Would Destroy. DarkFuse: 2013. Kindle USD $2.99. ASIN: B00H7KAV00.


Damien Phipps has some family problems. He has some questionable memories, too.
Did his mother really handcuff him to a steering wheel when he was four? Did he really escape to see her and his older half-brother beat a man, lashed to a tree, under a …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Dark Adventure Radio Theater: Herbert West – Reanimator

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World

By Brian M. Sammons


Lovecraft, H.P., author; Radio adaptation by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman. Dark Adventure Radio Theater: Herbert West – Reanimator. The H.P. Lovecraft Society, 2013.


The Innsmouth Free Press is once again celebrating horrific audio treats for their Summer of Screams, and boy, do I have some ghoulish goodies for you to listen too. If you’ve read this column for any …

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Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: King Kong With Tentacles

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Comics Over Innsmouth 2014

By Lyndsey Holder


Afterlife with Archie #6. Written by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Illustrated by: Francesco Francavilla, Jack Morelli, Robert Hack, and Rachel Deering. Archie Comics, 2014.


Generally, I’m sort of a hit-it-and-quit-it kind of lady with my reviews. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t lack the ability to settle down with a series, but as much as I’d love to sit around all day in …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Old Dark House (1963)

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This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

By Orrin Grey


The Old Dark House (1963). Directed by: William Castle. Starring: Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film was one of several screeners sent over as part of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s manufacture-on-demand service, “Sony Pictures Choice Collection,” that …

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Review: The Last Weekend

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By Silvia Moreno-Garcia


Mamatas, Nick. The Last Weekend. Jacketed Hardcover (February 2014). 224 pages. ISBN: 978-1-848637-21-4. Price: £20.00


This is a book about an alcoholic writer, but at least it has zombies. That’s how Nick Mamatas described his latest novel on social media. And that’s pretty much the pitch, though going in, you should know the book has more in common with Corey Redekop’s Husk than Night of the Living Dead. Not that there are no gross moments, …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: The Last Weekend

Column: Recap and Review: Sleepy Hollow 1:05: John Doe

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Sleepy Hollow Season 1

By P.S. Griffin


Summary: Something sickly this way comes – and goes with Abbie’s help, thereby saving Ichabod, Sleepy Hollow, and probably the world. Prithee I bid ye to cast out all sense lest madness take root, gentle viewers.


Recap: We open in the familiar woods of Sleepy Hollow. A dirty boy in ye olde timey garb sees a young girl, suspiciously clean in a white …

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Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Ghosts of Punktown

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This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series On the Marches of Dreamland 2014

By Randy Stafford


Thomas, Jeffrey Ghosts of Punktown. Dark Regions Press, 2014. Paperback: USD $12.74; Kindle: $2.99. ISBN: 978-1-62641-012-1.


On my first big trip to Punktown, I learned three things.

Punktown is not a place for families.

Punktown is not the place to find love.

Punktown is not the place to find your life’s purpose.

Thomas says these are mostly “flat-out horror stories,” …

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Column: Retronomicon: Bad Taste: Grimm 3.03: A Dish Best Served Cold

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Grimm Season 3

By J. Keith Haney


spoilers ahead


‘Tis Death’s Park, where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.


Recap: Every god of war with a bad rep could get behind the little ditty above. Anyway, before we get to that part, we start off with the usual recap of previous events. This highlight reel includes the deceased Frau Pech’s offer to …

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Review: Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Six

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By Alison J. McKenzie


Datlow, Ellen, ed. The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 6. Night Shade Books (June 3, 2014). Paperback: 448 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1597805032.


I have a love-hate relationship with anthologies. Going in, I can typically expect the following: a couple of outstanding stories, some pretty good ones, some “blah” ones, and one or two that make me want to chuck my Kindle at a wall. The gamble is really in the balance of quality versus dreck. …

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Review: Lovecraft’s Monsters

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By Allen Griffin


Datlow, Ellen. Lovecraft’s Monsters. Tachyon Publications (April 15, 2014) Paperback: 432 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1616961213.


There is little doubt that H.P. Lovecraft’s Mythos has penetrated the Western world’s popular culture, from Cthulhu’s cameo on South Park to plushy toys adorned with tentacle visages, H.P.’s monsters are ubiquitous.

However, many who see these images are unaware that they are even derived from a corpus of literature at all. Meanwhile, within the literary sub-genre of Lovecraftian horror, the monsters …

IFPReview: Lovecraft’s Monsters

Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: Sea Cucumber Parties: The Fuse 01, Undertow 01

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Comics Over Innsmouth 2014

By Lyndsey Holder


Johnston, Antony, writer and Greenwood, Justin, artist. The Fuse 01. Image (2014).

Orlando, Steve, writer and Trakhanov, Artyom, artist. Undertow 01. Image (2014).


Can I just say how great this is? How awesome to read comics where the female protagonist is a tough-as-nails old lady? I mean, I would have settled for just an average woman, someone who wore reasonable shoes …

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Recap and Review: Sleepy Hollow 1.04: The Lesser Key of Solomon

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Sleepy Hollow Season 1

By P.S. Griffin


spoilers ahead


Summary: Wherein our heroes learn the name of their horned adversary amidst torture, gunfire, death, a cantankerous family reunion, and Demon Night 2: a Celebration of Modern Dance.


Recap: The episode opens on a flashback to the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. Of course Ichabod was involved and not only that – he actually organized it as a diversion, …

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