The Dunwich Horror – H.P. Lovecraft

In my quest to discover the works of one of the most influential writers in all of horror, I immerse myself into yet another story by H.P. Lovecraft. This time it is The Dunwich Horror and I find, yet again, its hard to go wrong with Lovecraft. In the backwoods town of Dunwich, Mass., WilburContinue reading “The Dunwich Horror – H.P. Lovecraft”

The Face of an Unlikely God – Gord Rollo

What an absolute gem! This is my third story of Rollo’s that I’ve read and it serves as a wonderful tie-breaker. Let me explain. My first exposure to Gord’s work was The Jigsaw Man and it blew me away. So much so, that I ranked it as my favorite read of 2014 and that wasContinue reading “The Face of an Unlikely God – Gord Rollo”

Necroscope III: The Source – Brian Lumley

Ah those Cold War Russians. They always seem to be up to no good, especially in a Lumley’s Necroscope tale. Mikhail Simonov, aka Michael “Jazz” Simmons, is a British agent that is sent into Russia’s Ural mountains to investigate what he thinks is a new Soviet weapon buried underneath the bedrock of the Perchorsk PassContinue reading “Necroscope III: The Source – Brian Lumley”

Earthworm Gods: Selected Scenes from the End of the World – Brian Keene

Earthworm Gods: Selected Scenes from the End of the World is a tribute to Brian Keene’s fans. People paid to have themselves as characters inserted in his Earthworm Gods mythos. Keene interviewed each person to get a feel for them and then created a short little story where they star in getting killed off inContinue reading “Earthworm Gods: Selected Scenes from the End of the World – Brian Keene”

Bullets and Fire – Joe R. Lansdale

Revenge is best served…hard and fast! And that’s exactly how Lansdale dishes it up. A short story about a guy looking to do whatever it takes to join a gang. We quickly learn that his motivation is to get inside the gang to enact revenge on the very thugs that are responsible for his brother’sContinue reading “Bullets and Fire – Joe R. Lansdale”

The Sound of Midnight – Charles L. Grant

I introduced myself to Charles Grant’s writing a little over a year ago. I started reading his novels in chronological order and The Sound of Midnight is his 2nd in a series that takes place in his twisted little town of Oxrun Station. For those of you that haven’t discovered Grant yet, think of StephenContinue reading “The Sound of Midnight – Charles L. Grant”

The Passenger – Jack Ketchum

Passenger was a fast and furious story that followed my copy of Jack Ketchum’s Red. And what a hell of a story it was for the first three-quarters of it. The ending however took a severe right turn causing it to go from an amazing five star read to a four to a four andContinue reading “The Passenger – Jack Ketchum”

Wolverton Station – Joe Hill

Hill can make even the most unbelievable believable. And this one is a doozy. Is your business floundering? Then Saunders is the man to hire. He gets paid very well to gobble up the little mom and pop stores all in the name of profits and pleasing the shareholders. But, on a train ride outContinue reading “Wolverton Station – Joe Hill”

Earthworm Gods II: Deluge – Brian Keene

Although sequels are rarely as good as the original, Earthworm Gods II: Deluge was close. Keene follows the same format as the first book. The first third takes us back to the flooding mountain in West Virginia where we’re introduced to Henry, who is trapped in the top of a grain silo and escapes toContinue reading “Earthworm Gods II: Deluge – Brian Keene”