Haddonfield: The Dream of Michael Myers

Michael had come. He sits on a pew the count of colors of his favorite candy, what he had when he was home, the Halloween of 1963, Haddonfield. What’s more, his grandmother prays for him as the clouds had burned themselves to soot, and snuff out the sun. And all the monastery had swollen with…

Reviews: The Everlasting, written by Rasheedah Prioleau

The Everlasting, written by Rasheedah Prioleau is a dark tale of a curse: a thick presence looming over the island of Sa’Fyre. The story revolves around Aiyana, the soon to be Queen of the island’s inhabitants, and her struggle with learning the truth about her past. The story starts with a festival, a celebration of…

Reviews: Hunter’s Trap, written by Anne Michaud

Hunter’s Trap, written by Anne Michaud is a paranormal tale – a thriller about a dusty ole cabin in the woods; more specifically, it’s about a young boy and his feisty little brother – and their date with the spirits haunting the cabin’s land. The tale starts out with Dayton Mulligan, and his little brother…

Reviews: Beverly Kills, written by Sean McDonough

I’ve covered the room in plastic-wrap. I’m wearing a double layer of thick nitrite gloves and an improvised suit of heavy-duty trash-bags and duct-tape. Today I’ve chosen a ceramic chef’s knife that came as a gift with a portable rotisserie. I had my doubts but the full tang felt magical in my hands. I’ve a…

Reviews: The Servants of Twilight, written by Dean Koontz

Servants of Twilight, written by Dean Koontz, is a classic about the plight of a young mother and her son. Christine Scavello was raised, for most of her life, to be part of the church, yet like many of us, it grew old and unfulfilling. When she left the dreams of her mother, and found…

Reviews: The Trap, written by Tabitha King

So, the reader asks me in the elevator… “S.T., lay it on me, should I read The Trap, by Tabitha King, yay or nay?” And I’d been clutching the book in my hand. I looked it over and remembered the charming little boy in the book, Travis, playing war games with his little army men….

Reviews: Ugly Little Things: Volume One, written by Todd Keisling

Reader, welcome back.  I’m so glad you could join me. I’ve something to show you, over there: Yes that cover. I’m referring to those empty eyes, pierced with an impenetrable blackness, and that pallid face like fossilized and hardened skin. Now before you sit down, and I get to rambling off. Nowadays that’s really all…

Reviews: Deadtown Abbey, written by Sean Hoade

Your knock is answered. The doorman is dressed in a traditional Victorian double-breasted waist-coat. He wears an old timepiece tethered to a chain fastened to his lapels: Sean Hoade, I imagine. And if you’re on time and have proper manners he’ll give you the lay of the land, a taste of the finest wine, and…

Reviews: Tales Most Strange, written by Jeremy Hayes

The Crypt-keeper, you remember him? – that cackling bag of worn and dirty bones. Some good memories I’ve had with him as an husky young boy: taking trips across town to see my grandmother, eating fried chicken and mashed potatoes and cheese and macaroni (because there was more cheddar than pasta) – and pulling weeds…