Tom Adams chats with the Grim Reader

  This week, Tom Adams joins me for a chat about writing, dark fiction and metal! Tom talks in-depth about his influences and his own work. I love it when people take the time to answer my questions with such thought, so thanks to Tom for that! Hope you dig.   TGR: Tom, thanks for stopping by. Where does your love of reading come from … Continue reading Tom Adams chats with the Grim Reader

Magazine review: Black Static #62

  Issue #62 of Black Static is once again chock full of deep, thoughtful dark fiction. This is fiction that will squirm inside of you, leaving a dark stain on your memory and things get off to a bleak dystopian beginning with Sanguinary Scar by E. Catherine Tobler. This is a pretty grim tale where a future New York-one submerged under water-is the centrepiece for some dark goings-on as … Continue reading Magazine review: Black Static #62

Book review: Darkest Hours – Mike Thorn

  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

Book review: Little Deaths – John F D Taff

    I have often talked about the writing talents of John F. D. Taff. Well, I’m about to do so again. Little Deaths has arisen from the ashes. It has a splendid new cover, it’s been re-edited and there have been some new stories included. It all adds up to a collection of modern horror that is as broad in theme as you are ever … Continue reading Book review: Little Deaths – John F D Taff

Interview: Armand Rosamilia talks to the Grim Reader

    Today I welcome Armand Rosamilia to beavisthebookhead.com. Armand is a super busy chap and I’m delighted he found time to stop by. He has written over 150 stories which are currently available. He is a podcaster on the Project Entertainment Network….the list goes on. Anyway, enough from me. Here he is.   TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from? … Continue reading Interview: Armand Rosamilia talks to the Grim Reader

Book review: Slices – Scott Cole

  Recently I reviewed Chad Stroup’s Secrets of the Weird and it certainly was a very weird read. Weird seems like an understatement when describing Scott Cole’s collection of bizarre short stories, Slices. Slices is a collection largely consisting of flash fiction. Very few of the stories contained within last more than a couple of pages (on Kindle anyway) and so it’s a great book … Continue reading Book review: Slices – Scott Cole

Guest post: Mark Cassell on his Sussex Horrors

  For as long as I can remember, age, desolation, and imperfection have intrigued me. Through my waking hours, I see the gaps in brickwork, the cracked paint on a windowsill, the frown on someone’s face or even the faint scar along their jawline. It’s not that I see unhappiness everywhere, and of course, nothing is truly perfect (indeed, what is perfect?), but I’ve always … Continue reading Guest post: Mark Cassell on his Sussex Horrors

Hip-hop​ you don’t stop with UNNERVING’S Eddie Generous!

  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!

Interview: Darren Speegle

  Darren Speegle has been busy of late with the release of not one but two short story collections! January saw the release of Cries From the Static and more recently, Crystal Lake Publishing released another collection of Darren’s shorter works called Varying Distances. Darren stopped by to answer a few questions. Enjoy!     TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from? … Continue reading Interview: Darren Speegle

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