Austen is an artist who isn’t creating anymore after some serious mess in his personal life and general artistic frustration. Stuck in a dull 9-5 job and drifting through life, he has a prat fall in a parking lot that leaves him with brain damage and hefty epilepsy. His fits leave him with strange visions […]
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A cave left sealed for millenia is discovered and blasted open ready to be explored, releasing a never before seen species of bat into the world. These bats, isolated and highly adaptable and apparently very hungry, like to eat human flesh and swarm across Europe consuming whole towns and cities. As they go the news […]
Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 25: The Silence by Tim Lebbon"
It being Hitchcock, you’d think I’d struggle with this one. But nope. I have very distinct tastes when it comes to old lugubrious jowls himself. In fact I struggled to name a fifth movie I liked enough to put in that spot. The other four, however, presented an entirely different struggle. My number one spot in […]
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I did warn that this was coming. Took a tad longer than I hoped because a) blogging regularly is a habit I’ve yet to form, and b) trying to whittle these movies down to my five absolute favoured ones at this time was nigh on impossible. I’m a huge Carpenter maniac. This is a man […]
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New things! Fun things! Lots of new, fun things! OK, well, one. Unless you found the Renfield Review fun, then it’s two. Today is a Favoured Five day. This is a day upon which I randomly pick a thing (fruit, music genre, book genre, film genre, items of clothing, shoes, actors/tresses…you get the picture) and […]
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In the belly of darkness, Margo struggles along, searching. Rolf’s in here somewhere, heart and breath reduced to whispers, but still holding on, still waiting for her to find him, still waiting for his Moe. His agony rings in her like bells, resounding in the marrow of her. She wraps herself in it, taking as […]
Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 41: In the Belly of Darkness"
Rolf lies spread-eagled, a beautiful rag doll, on the cold floor of a vault with walls smooth and reflective as mirrors. Dried blood lines his nostrils, too dark against the ghastly white of his skin. Blood matted hair has welded in clots to his cheeks, to the floor, creates a sticky halo above his pale […]
Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 33: Cruel Shadows"
The fabulous, dark Anne Michaud has a deliciously morbid collection of novellas entitled Girls & Monsters coming out with DarkFuse at the end of April (check below for a truly splendid competition – a chance to win a copy of the book and some handmade monsters crafted by Anne herself!). In anticipation of the unleashing of her […]
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This fabulous Goth Lady, who I’ve been lucky enough to be in an anthology with (City of Hell Chronicles 1), has to my complete lack of surprise managed to secure herself a deal with Darkfuse for the publication of a collection of five novelettes entitled Girls & Monsters. This dark delight will be unleashed upon […]
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Bodies like machines stutter, turn, twist and, in falling, collapse to pieces under the hefted might of blades both steel and AM. But for the thud of attack to flesh and bone, the gasp of breath, the grunt of effort, there is no sound. It is a silent battle, heaving beneath a looming sky, bereft […]
Read more "Umwelt: Darkness Flows Like A River Episode 26: War Cries"