A Crash Course in Broken Hearts

Collision - Stories by J.S. Breukelaar A Book Review by Shane Douglas Keene While I couldn’t by any means be called a newcomer to the works of speculative fiction author J.S. Breukelaar, she is a relatively new discovery for me. With the exception of a few short and breathtaking stories, two of which are now... Continue Reading →

Hair of the Dog that Ate You

Carnivorous Lunar Activities by Max Booth III Book Review by Shane Douglas Keene A funny thing about humor in horror is that I more often than not don’t find it funny, and I frequently find it annoying. I haven’t had much luck in that arena, with a few notable exceptions that I can count on... Continue Reading →

Women in the Shadows

10 Horror Films Directed by Women by Shane Douglas Keene This is something we don’t talk about a lot but should. When people talk about cinema, horror in particular, you always hear a group of usual male suspects names being bandied about when it comes to speaking of directors. And while I’m certainly not going... Continue Reading →

Life, Death, and Firecrackers

At the End of the Day I Burst Into Flames by Nicholas Day Book Review by Tracy Robinson About At the End of the Day I Burst Into Flames These are his final moments. In the little city of Wood River, Illinois, a man nicknamed Firecracker knows the end is near. The fire is coming,... Continue Reading →

Is It Really Murder?

“Am I Evil?” by Nick Younker A short story review by Elizabeth Tabler “Charlie Denton beat me like I had soiled the sanctity of his very existence.” Synopsis From the author, “A sociopathic man toys with State Investigator Linton Derr while being interrogated about a murder in the dead of night at an empty police... Continue Reading →

Flowers from Amaryllis: An Exclusive Excerpt

Today we're happy to have this exclusive excerpt from Christa Carmen's story, "Flowers from Amaryllis." That story and more can be found in her new collection, Something Borrowed, Something Bloodsoaked. Check out this synopsis and stick around after the cut to check out this intriguing excerpt from the story. Synopsis: A young woman’s fears regarding the gruesome... Continue Reading →

Broken Glass On Concrete

My Top Five Crime Reads of 2018 By John C. Foster Blood stained dollar bills. The burn of alcohol and smell of cordite. Crime fiction is visceral and alive, even as it dances with death. It’s about the struggle taking place on the last rung of the ladder. Who will fall. Who will climb. Crime... Continue Reading →

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