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: 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

Book review: Sussex Horror Stories – Anthology

  As I’ve said numerous times at this here blog, I do love a themed anthology and I was instantly drawn towards this particular one as I am a huge fan of small-town horror stories. I recently devoured Shadows Over Mainstreet vol 2 and absolutely adored it. SOMS expertly delivered on the small-town atmosphere and added some wonderful H. P. Lovecraft influence to go along with … Continue reading Book review: Sussex Horror Stories – Anthology

Interview: DeLani Bartlette on writing

  TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from? Sitting in my Papa’s lap at age 3, looking at the big world map behind his desk. He taught me to read with that map and road signs when we would go for a drive – I suppose that’s what gave me the wanderlust bug! Since then, I’ve devoured books, maps, pamphlets, encyclopedias, … Continue reading Interview: DeLani Bartlette on writing

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

Book review: Shadows Over Main Street vol 2 – Anthology

  It will need to be a pretty spectacular anthology to top what is on offer inside Shadows Over Main Street vol 2. Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward have assembled some brilliant writers who have delivered wonderful stories in this second volume of small-town, Lovecraftian style horror. The tales contained within this anthology aren’t the type that goes straight for the throat, these stories simmer with unease and … Continue reading Book review: Shadows Over Main Street vol 2 – Anthology

Interview: Today I welcome a fellow Adrian to the blog. Please welcome A. A. Medina!

    TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from? I can’t really say I know the source, but I can say that I have always been intrigued by characters. As early as I can remember, I would create an ongoing narrative for my action figures and toys. They’d have relationships, beef between them, ranks, et cetera. I’m sure many kids did … Continue reading Interview: Today I welcome a fellow Adrian to the blog. Please welcome A. A. Medina!

Book review: Dead Bait 4 – Anthology

  I’ve been gobbling up quite a few anthologies and magazines featuring short stories so far in 2018. So much so that I became a little bit fatigued reading Dead Bait 4. I went in having never read any of the previous volumes and to be honest, I was expecting (hoping) to get a collection of pulpy monster tales in which doomed expeditions to places such … Continue reading Book review: Dead Bait 4 – Anthology

Book review: Imposter Syndrome – Anthology

  We love a themed anthology here at beavisthebookhead.com and Imposter Syndrome has some brilliant, brilliant stories within its pages. Sometimes I really like the look of a book and this is one such book. So much so, I elevated it to the top of the TBR and wasn’t disappointed with its contents. The book begins strongly with Gary McMahon‘s tale, I Know What They Look … Continue reading Book review: Imposter Syndrome – Anthology

Interview: Unnerving short stories with Mike Thorn

    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