Cats Like Cream is a punchy novelette featuring a real estate worker who is also a voyeuristic serial killer (aren’t they all?!). I’m not usually a fan of serial killer fiction but this tale is superb. We follow the dark path trodden by Elwin. Elwin is a vile, vile creature, a twisted, sadistic man who hides behind the curtain of his day job … Continue reading Book review: Cats Like Cream – Renee Miller
I love short story collections, and Mike Thorn’s debut collection of dark fiction is chock full of unnerving tales (Ha! see what I did there?!). Darkest Hours starts very strongly indeed with the story Hair. I recently watched the movie Raw and Raw has a scene in it where a girl is choking and begins coughing up strands of hair. For me, it was easily … Continue reading Book review: Darkest Hours – Mike Thorn
A Nightmare in My Boombox By Eddie Generous I was a kid in the country, surrounded by animals and racecars and mullets and tractors. In the land of hockey and Blue Rodeo. It shaped much of me, I’m sure, or at least I can pick out a handful of things that never fit and I’ve been rubbing against pretty well since I was … Continue reading Hip-hop you don’t stop with UNNERVING’S Eddie Generous!
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
For WIH month, Calvin Demmer asked Christa Carmen a few questions. I have the privilege of posting the interview today. Thanks to Calvin for setting this interview up and thanks to Christa for the great answers! I was going to post this earlier in the week but life got in the way. I’ve since started the latest issue of Unnerving Magazine in which Christa has … Continue reading Guest interview: Enter the Red Room.
The Blog and the Kindle (a love story?) By Eddie Generous, Founder/Editor of Unnerving I’d been quietly roaming around indie horror long before I created Unnerving. Watching people get in and fit in, seeing people succeed and fail (too often flailing angrily on social media, calling out others, claiming trash, claiming discrimination), and I’ve noticed one trait that immediately pops a budding … Continue reading Guest post: Eddie Generous on how to make friends and influence people.
Love and horror are two concepts that often walk hand-in-hand. My favourite stories to read in the horror genre are those that break my fragile little heart whilst at the same time creeping me out. Hardened Hearts holds a nice balance of stories. Some of these tales tug hard at the heartstrings, whilst others leave a dark smirk of satisfaction on your face. Then there … Continue reading Book review: Hardened Hearts – Anthology
Alligators In The Sewers is a limited edition chapbook release by Unnerving Magazine. At around an hour reading, you get a mix of poems and short stories featuring some of the best dark fiction has to offer. Mark Allan Gunnells fantastic opening story, A Rain of Autumn Leaves is truly one to savour. I’ve read many stories detailing the world’s end but never anything … Continue reading Book review: Alligators in the Sewers – Unnerving Magazine
Mike Thorn’s debut collection, Darkest Hours, lurks just around the corner. It will be published through Unnerving Magazine on November 21st and the cover art alone has me frothing at the mouth. Add to this the fact that I already know Mike can spin a good yarn having come across his work in Dark Moon Digest. I also know he is passionate and … Continue reading Interview: Unnerving short stories with Mike Thorn
Issue #3 of Unnerving Magazine rolls around and it’s an absolute doozy! Opening with a fantastic story by Paul Michael Anderson in which he asks: How far will a father go to relieve his daughter from any future pain, both physical and mental? Anderson writes heartfelt dark fiction so well and this story is brilliant and emotional, particularly for myself as my daughter is also … Continue reading Magazine review: Unnerving Issue #3