Indie Horror Review #6

Human Waste by C.M. Saunders George Romero’s original Night of the Living Dead,  the progenitor of the modern zombie horror sub-genre, opened the door on those canny, clawing, rapacious flesh-eaters. And, for this horror fan at least, he closed it too because whenever I find myself needing a zombie fix—not too often, maybe every fewContinue reading “Indie Horror Review #6”

Books Never Read Part II – Twilight

About ten years ago, when Twilight by Stephanie Meyer came out in mass paperback, a friend loaned me a copy telling me that it wasn’t your average “chick lit”, that it was actually pretty good. A read a few chapters, and meh. I wasn’t into it. The girl meets boy plot seemed contrived, the proseContinue reading “Books Never Read Part II – Twilight”

Altered States and the Master Cleanse

My first awareness of Paddy Chayefksy, that celebrated wordsmith of the greatest screenplay ever written—Network not Chinatown—was when he told off Vanessa Redgrave at 1978 the Oscars (I was sixteen at the time and in love with Richard Dreyfuss in The Goodbye Girl). I pulled up the YouTube clip today and I must say IContinue reading “Altered States and the Master Cleanse”

New Review plus FREE offer for Unmasked

Thanks Horror Palace, for the review! And, horror fans, get your ebook of Unmasked for FREE at Smashwords for the month of July. Follow the link HERE!   

Indie Horror Review #5

Blue Meat Blues by Joshua McGrath In my quest for finding indie (self-published) horror novels to review, I consulted a list on Goodreads and deliberately chose the book with the least reviews and the weirdest cover–I’ve always had a soft spot for the underdog. I checked out the author’s profile page and see that hisContinue reading “Indie Horror Review #5”

My Cousin Rachel

My torment… I picked up the baton of my Gothic literature reading challenge again and went running down the track with one of my favorite novels  My Cousin Rachel  by Daphne Du Maurier. I was inspired by a Goodreads reading group to join in even though this is probably my third time reading going atContinue reading “My Cousin Rachel”

Better Late in the Game…

…Than Never in the Game Early in the new year,  I was having dinner with friends whom I adore, and it was something about their ecstatic, tandem eye rolls and Oh, my Gods! over the latest season of Game of Thrones that finally convinced me to let go of my resistance and start watching from the beginning.Continue reading “Better Late in the Game…”

Book Review – Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig and I share a history of sorts: we both grew up in the same picturesque, rural (at least back then) paradise known as Buckingham Mountain, Pennsylvania. It’s known for its history, ghost legends, a hermit, and a setting for one of the most grisly unsolved murders in the history of Bucks County. TheContinue reading “Book Review – Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig”

Indie Horror Review #4

Anywhere But Here: A Short Horror Story Sent  to me for an advanced review by a fellow horror author Jordon Greene on Goodreads, Anywhere But Here (more novella than short story) explores the intriguing (and certainly ripe for horror exploitation) concept of sleep paralysis. Having experienced this myself a few times, the author does aContinue reading “Indie Horror Review #4”

Indie Horror Review # 3

She: A Horror Novel by David Kummer Thanks to the lovely website Goodreads, I connected with fellow horror writer, David Kummer, for a book swap. Writers, if you haven’t done this yet, I highly recommend it for not only helping to spread the word about your own book (always a goal) but to see whatContinue reading “Indie Horror Review # 3”