Fiction

[Bite-sized Horror]

The Penny Dreadful Sandbox

The new Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful needs no gimmicks. The writing, acting, production, etc. are already top-notch. However, in addition to that, there is a wonderfully open-ended sustainability to the show that they’ve set up. They’ve already shown us vampires, ghosts (?), Frankenstein’s monster, and other possible creatures with an only partially-linear construct to

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Disposed Of: A Highly Unconventional Horror Story by Andrew Bonazelli

Last week, a friend of mine brought to my attention a recently released book called Disposed Of, which immediately caught my attention and compelled me to buy it. Not because of the premise of the story, mind you – which I honestly didn’t even read before I clicked the ‘Order’ button – but rather because

[Fiction]

Flash Fiction: Bite Your Tongue

“Swallow your tongue, or I will.” She found herself uttering to a reckless man in the middle of a bakery, of all places. The smell of sweet bread and sugared pastries lingered in the air around them, trickling into her nostrils and down her throat, and weaving their way between her abrasive, jagged teeth. She

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Review: The Night Before Easter

I love spring. Not as much as fall, as that is the time most associated with horror, but spring is enjoyable. Flowers bloom, things start to warm up and, of course, Easter. Not too many horror films take place during the season, but a new one has been added into the fold. The Night Before

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Flash Fiction: The Witching Hour

It was at the witching hour did she awaken, feeling as if somebody had been sitting over her bed while she was asleep. Yet, when she peered into the darkness, she could make out nothing but the four walls black that surrounded her. It was the witching hour did he awaken, feeling her eyes upon

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Fifty Word Fiction: The Factory

No one fully knew what the factory on the edge of town was for, but as she drove by one night and smelled the stale stench of decay, it occurred to her what exactly they were burning in this concrete contraption. This was where they took you when you died.

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Flash Fiction: Lady Loretta

In the heart of the city stood a small library, tucked away between an abandoned convenience store and a grotto of trees predominantly used for smoking and drinking. While this library was very indistinct — a dilapidated building that housed the elderly who clung to dusty pages, and the young who sought out memories of

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Flash Fiction: Cleaning Up

The muggy air wrapped around him in a tightly-knit blanket, warm and moist from his breath and sweat that lingered and trickled down his face and neck. Red burns had been dragged across his shoulders and back, and briefly dotted his cheeks. His eyes constantly blinked moisture away as he worked. A fan hummed over

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True Detective

Amazing, no. Beautiful, no. Brilliant, no. Dread, no. Ecstasy, no. Fascinating, no. Haunting, no. Horrifying, no. Incredible, no. Melancholy, no. Riveting, no. Shocking, no. We could go through every word in the dictionary and we’re still simply going to fall short of describing a masterpiece like True Detective. After Breaking Bad was over, I thought

[TV]

Millennium

Millennium is another unfortunate example of an amazing, superb TV show being canceled. Millennium is often described as an X-Files spin-off, but that’s really not accurate. In fact if anything, an X-Files episode, appropriately named “Millennium” (season 7, episode 4), was a spin-off of Millennium or a hybrid, clash of the two shows. Despite several