The 10 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The following is a list of 10 little-known movies, at least by English-speakers. Some of them have been remade; others remain in obscurity outside of the country where they were filmed. Follow us into a world of horror without borders:

Black Sunday
Country: Italy
Year: 1960

I have to say I’ve never been a fan of most Italian horror. The gialli leave me cold and Dario Who-Needs-A-Plot Argento never convinced me, despite that cool underwater sequence in …

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Review: The Starry Wisdom

The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft

Review by Amy Harlib

The Starry Wisdom : A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft. Edited by D.M. Mitchell. (Creation Books International, London, UK; A.K. Distribution, PO Box 40682, San Francisco, CA, USA 94140-0682; third expanded edition, Dec. 2003, $19.95, trade paperback, ISBN#: 1-840-68087-3).

British editor and doyen of dark fantasy, D. M. Mitchell, gathers 23 contemporary stories in an attractively-covered trade paperback – The Starry Wisdom : A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft

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Review: Realms of Fantasy, August 2009

Realms of Fantasy, August 2009

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Realms of Fantasy, vol. 15, no 5, Aug 2009. Blacksburg, VA: Tir Na Nog, Press, Inc., 2009. 83pp. $6.99 USD; $7.99 CAN.

Realms of Fantasy went on hiatus last year, but has got a second life with a new publisher and starts up again with this latest issue. As part of their promotion, they offered a free copy to the first 200 people who answered their announcement on their …

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Review: The Haunting of Hill House

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Jackson, Shirley. The Haunting of Hill House. Penguin Classics. 208 pp. US $15.00/CAN $16.50 ISBN: 978-0143039983

Most people have seen a place that seemed to be bad. There was something about it which made a shiver run down your spine when you looked at it.

For me, this bad place was not a spooky Victorian mansion (I lived in one, converted into a dorm). My scary place was an abandoned hospital in bright, young and skyscraper-blue …

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Review: Thirteen Phantasms

Review by Amy Harlib

James P. Blaylock. Thirteen Phantasms and Other Stories Ace Books, NY, April 2003 ISBN#: 0-441-01014-8.

California writer of fantastic fiction James P. Blaylock, though not prolific in the shorter form, has produced award-winners happily included among the 16 stories (two co-authored with Tim Powers), all previously published (but many hard to find), collected together in the book Thirteen Phantasms. This gathering begins with an introduction titled “Five Hundred Dollars” about how Californian local color and eccentricities, …

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Review: Windwalker’s Mate

Review by Jeff Edwards

Margaret L. Carter. Windwalker’s Mate Amber Quill Press, 2008. ISBN#1-60272-940-9

Asleep or awake, Shannon Bryce feels like she’s trapped in a nightmare. Plagued by disturbing dreams of an alien landscape, Shannon’s sense of foreboding only grows stronger in the daylight: “Freak winds” seem to follow her four-year-old son Daniel wherever he goes, and now the boy’s grandfather – recently released from prison – is beginning to follow him, too. Shannon has no choice but to contact …

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TV Review: Warehouse 13

by Paula R. Stiles

You know something’s not so great when the written promotion for a show sounds intriguing and the previews suck. You could tell Warehouse 13, a series about two FBI agents reassigned to a warehouse of cursed objects in South Dakota, was supposed to be Indiana-Jonesish, not just from the promotion but from the scheduling of National Treasure right before it and The Mummy a few days later.

If this were National Treasure or The Mummy

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