Review: The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories


By Silvia Moreno-Garcia


Munro, Martin, ed. The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories.. The University of West Indies Press (2015).


In his introduction to The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories, editor Martin Munro says, “Every island of the Caribbean is the site of a deep haunting.” The anthology proves this point by offering a variety of stories which are at turns disturbing, creepy and sad.

Readers who are in search of a horror anthology should be warned that …

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Review: The Last Weekend


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, …

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Sword and Sorcery Week: I’m Sexy and I Know It: Cheesecake, Beefcake with Swords

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[This originally appeared on Silvia’s blog, September 8, 2012.]

Ah, sword and sorcery. You with your half-naked ladies and men showing off their pectorals. Cheesecake and beefcake have been a constant part of sword and sorcery for the past few decades, but how exactly did we end up with all those oiled-up bodies in film and on book covers?

The blame goes to Weird Tales and Margaret Brundage. Brundage was a very popular cover artist for the …

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Sword and Sorcery Week: The Sorcerers of Sword and Sorcery

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[This originally appeared on Silvia’s blog, September 18, 2012.]

Poor sorcerers. They’re always the bad guys and the swords always seem to take center front. Despite a few magic users in prime roles, like Elric, sorcerers without swords seem to be out of the adventure loop. They may work as assistants to the hero or, in the case of Ningauble of the Seven Eyes and Sheelba of the Eyeless Face, patrons, but they are seldom the heroes.…

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Found on the Net: Kickstarter for NecronomiCon

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This is really the year of the Kickstarter. I can’t believe the number of Lovecraftian Kickstarter opportunities I showcased this year, and we are ending Found on the Net for 2012 with yet another Kickstarter: the NecronomiCon.

NecronomiCon – which will take place in Providence, August 23-25, 2013 – is raising funds to pay for advertising and printing, venue costs, and the like. Some of the prizes include t-shirts, VIP passes to the convention, and more.…

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Review: American Horror Story: Murder House

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

If you are like me and you didn’t watch season one of American Horror Story – and are wondering if it is worth plopping in front of Netflix for it – the answer is: Yes, with reservations. This is a flawed show, but has enough potential to deserve a viewing.

The concept is pretty good. Instead of being an ongoing show, each season tells a different story with a different cast of characters, all with some kind …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/10/12

This week, we’re introducing Nathaniel Katz as our latest news correspondent. The spoilers column will be expanding over the next few months to include more general horror media news, as well as our current entries. Nathaniel is the first of our new reporters. Please welcome him!

In addition, we have our usual spoilers for Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who and Supernatural.

Horrific Reads, Bloody Off the Press
By Nathaniel Katz

When Will You Rise includes a novella …

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Column: Summer Screams: Sticks

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

It’s Friday the 13th and we’ve got a brand-new, Lovecraftian Summer Screams column for you from our publisher.

I’m going to talk about the audio adaptation of Karl Edward Wagner’s “Sticks”. But, before I discuss “Sticks”, I need to talk about the history of it.

First of all, there’s Karl Edward Wagner, a writer of a bunch of stuff, but, for Lovecraftian purposes, the writer of “River of Night’s Dreaming” (1981) and the aforementioned “Sticks” (1974). Karl …

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Review: Game of Thrones 2.02: The Night Lands

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[spoilers ahead]

Episode two of Game of Thrones continues the machinations and plotting, but, most importantly, introduces us to House Cthulhu. I don’t care if it’s supposed to be the Iron Islands and House Greyjoy; you can’t tell me that, with their motto and a gigantic squid above the fireplace, this is not supposed to be Vikings in R’lyeh.

Theon Greyjoy is happy to be headed home after nine long years as a captive/ward of House Stark. …

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Review: Game of Thrones 2.01: The North Remembers (season premiere)

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[spoilers ahead]

Game of Thrones returns with a bigger budget but the same amount of betrayal and murder you’ve grown used to. And is it my imagination or is everyone a bit more badass than in the novel? Robb, Cersei and Tyrion, to name a few.

Boy, Peter Dinklage must be having a helluva lot of fun playing his role. The sardonic Tyrion Lannister is fun in the books, but he roars into life on the TV …

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