SIX MACABRE TALES BY MAURICE LEVEL

Born in 1875, Maurice Level was a French writer who had numerous stories published in newspapers or made into plays. He specialized in short, macabre thrillers (conte cruel-style specifically). Level died in 1926. None of these stories we’re looking at today contain any supernatural elements but rely more on grim, dramatic twists and human cruelties. […]

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13 QUESTIONS WITH JOANNA PARYPINSKI

I first became aware of Joanna Parypinski when we each had stories appear in the anthology Indiana Science Fiction 2011 from James Ward Kirk Publishing. Since then, her writing career has really taken off, having stories published in numerous high profile publications (just check out her impressive author bio after the interview to see what […]

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DENNIS ETCHISON ARTICLE

Writer and editor Dennis Etchison passed away on May 28th this year following a long, storied career writing and editing in the horror genre. I first discovered him as the editor of the Masters of Darkness anthologies. Tonight, we’re going to look at several of his own short stories. My favorite of these would be […]

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THE EERIE TALES OF REGGIE OLIVER

Recently, I read a few stories by Reggie Oliver in the Terror Tales anthologies edited by Paul Finch. First, I came across “Holiday From Hell”. It had a unique premise and memorable characters. It ended up being one of my favorite stories in the book. Next up was “Striding Edge”. I loved it! It struck […]

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THE MARTLEDGE VARIATIONS BY SIMON KURT UNSWORTH REVIEW

The Martledge Variations is a micro-collection of stories written by Simon Kurt Unsworth which is published by Black Shuck Books. In it, we are returned to the world of Unsworth’s paranormal investigor Richard Nakata. I’m a fan of Simon’s horror tales and have featured a couple of his collections here before in Lost Places: https://horrordelve.com/2013/12/14/lost-places-by-simon-kurt-unsworth/  […]

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