SIX FRANZ KAFKA STORIES

Born in Prague, Bohemia in 1883, Franz Kafka went on to become a major influence in modern fiction. His novels and short stories most often include bleak realism combined with absurdity and surrealism. His unique style of storytelling has given birth to the term Kafkaesque. While I wouldn’t necessarily describe these tales as horror, they […]

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MORE FREE HORROR AUDIO TALES

With Halloween just around the corner, I feel it’s time to start setting the atmosphere with some free audio readings of chilling, supernatural tales presented by a few of my favorite podcasts. “The Phantom Coach” by Amelia B. Edwards via Tale To Terrify – Discover what happens when a soldier hitches a ride on an […]

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SIX HORROR TALES OF ARTHUR MACHEN

Born in Wales in 1863, Arthur Machen went on to become an acclaimed writer. His stories have proven highly influential down the decades, especially to prominent horror and weird tale writers such as H.P. Lovecraft, Ramsey Campbell and Stephen King. What follows is a look into an assortment of his works I recently read. STORIES: […]

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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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