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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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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TEN TALES OF HIGH SEAS HORROR

As I’m going to be taking a cruise this month, I thought it would be fun to examine some great horror tales set on the open sea. I’ve included classic masterpieces such as “The Upper Berth” and “The Derelict” as well as modern treats like “Hippocampus”.  Incidentally, two of the stories listed below (“Second Night […]

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THINGS TO COME IN 2019

I asked for and received several new books for my birthday in late November and Christmas. Most of these will likely be featured in some manner this year. Some of them will get full reviews, others will offer up a story or two to an article. Below I’ll list them along with a few brief […]

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FREE CHRISTMAS HORROR DELIGHTS

As with last year, here are some places you can go to enjoy some free Christmas horror tales and discussions about them. FROM HYPNOGORIA:  There is a huge amount of superb Christmas chills covered by Jim Moon over at his Hypnogoria website and page. I suggest going there to check out everything he has to […]

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