Magazine review: Unnerving Magazine #5

    Unnerving issue #5 gets off to an immense start with Glug Glug by Aaron J. Householder and the sinister Red Room by Christa Carmen. Whilst only short, Householder’s tale is a fun, throwback style horror story that put a huge smile on my face and one that I felt was a little reminiscent of Stephen King. Christa Carmen’s Red Room is a different beast … Continue reading Magazine review: Unnerving Magazine #5

The Grim Reader awards: My books of 2017

I love a good list, especially one that highlights some of the years best books. Many bloggers do this and I’m always interested to see what books they include. My list features books I read this year, not necessarily books published this year. I’m not going to waffle too much here, instead I’ll get straight into it. But one thing before I do, thanks to … Continue reading The Grim Reader awards: My books of 2017

Essential reading, viewing and listening for Halloween

As a horror and dark fiction fan, Halloween is a very special time of year. There is something about the month of October that fills me with joy, and although this month has been a pretty shitty one for me and my family, I am still here to present you with a selection of fiction recommendations and even a couple of recommendations from the worlds … Continue reading Essential reading, viewing and listening for Halloween

My Semi-Fictional Life #162 (Please Read – Signal Boost for Frank Errington)

Originally posted on Edward Lorn:
Hello peeps. If you spend any time in the horror community, you might have run across a reviewer by the name of Frank Errington. He’s simply an all-around good dude in an all-around crappy situation. He needs a kidney. Currently he’s looking for a live donor. I asked him if I could boost the signal with my blog and he… Continue reading My Semi-Fictional Life #162 (Please Read – Signal Boost for Frank Errington)

Guest post: John C. Foster talks Baby Powder & Other Terrifying Substances.

Folk who visit me often should know that I love me some John C. Foster. His novels ‘Dead Men’ and ‘Mister White’ are both personal favourites and his recent short story inside of the ‘Lost Signals’ anthology was one of his very best. John has the ability to cast a dark fiction spell upon me whenever I read his work. His short stories leave nothing … Continue reading Guest post: John C. Foster talks Baby Powder & Other Terrifying Substances.

Guest Post: Robert E. Dunn – Stand Writing

Robert E. Dunn writes across a number of genres. From crime thrillers such as ‘A Living Grave’, featuring detective Katrina Williams, to his short novel, Motorman – a story about gods and fast cars, and his most recent release The Harrowing – a story about a biker that goes to Hell. One things for sure, you are never quite sure what Robert will present to … Continue reading Guest Post: Robert E. Dunn – Stand Writing

Spiders, art and horror – an interview with Betty Rocksteady

I hope to bring you at least one interview a month in 2017. I love talking to people about their art and I feel like these people deserve a much bigger audience, so let’s see how we go. Last week I spoke with UNNERVING MAGAZINE and today I’m chatting with Betty Rocksteady. Betty is a writer I have a lot of time for. She first … Continue reading Spiders, art and horror – an interview with Betty Rocksteady

EP Review: Cunning Man -‘Practical Applications Of Theurgy’

‘Cunning Man’ is metal, though not as we know it. A one-man band, hailing from Scotland, ‘Cunning Man’ mixes up a number of different sub-genres of metal to produce something that although won’t be for everybody, certainly kept me engaged through the three tracks on offer with this EP. Of the three songs, ‘Honorius & The Ambergris Forecast’ was my least favourite. The blast-beat drums … Continue reading EP Review: Cunning Man -‘Practical Applications Of Theurgy’

Book review: Blue Demon – David Bernstein

‘Blue Demon’ is another winner for writer David Bernstein and definitely my favourite novella from him that I have read thus far. The story starts off with young Cal, a boy who loses his father in a car accident. His old man is trying to secure him a pricey action figure (the Blue Demon) but becomes involved in an accident with a character that plays … Continue reading Book review: Blue Demon – David Bernstein