Halloween is rushing towards us anew, which means you must be seeking more stories to set the proper mood for the season. Well, you’ve knocked on the right door to receive just such a treat! Below are ten stories that are either set during Halloween or hold its atmosphere at its core. Dig in and […]Read More HALLOWEEN SUGGESTED READING LIST VII (2019)
“NUMEN” Originally published in Cellar Doors Volume II: Words of BeautyTales of Terror, where it won an Editor’s Choice Award By Matt Cowan “By the way, John, the bathroom speaks at night,” Amanda said, opening a box marked KITCHEN. John glanced over from hanging a picture in the adjacent room. “How unique, surprised they didn’t […]Read More “NUMEN” A SHORT HORROR STORY BY MATT COWAN
I’m a big fan of podcasts. I spend a lot of time listening to them. One of my absolute favorites is the Hypnogoria family of shows. Jim Moon is its producer, editor and host extraordinare. The best way I can describe it is to say that listening to Hypnogoria is like taking a college course […]Read More THIRTEEN QUESTIONS WITH JIM MOON
As the season of my favorite holiday rolls around again, another list of fitting suggested stories has been assembled for your enjoyment. Each of these tales captures the spirit of Halloween, even if some may not be set during it. The final two selections on this list can be found in the recent anthology The […]Read More HALLOWEEN READING LIST VI (2018)
Tom English is a man of many talents. Alongside working his full time job as a chemist, he’s also an editor, writes his own uncanny tales, and is the publisher of Dead Letter Press (where he published my first short story, “The Collective of Blaque Reach”). He also shares my love of classic horror fiction, […]Read More 13 QUESTIONS WITH TOM ENGLISH
For this poll, I’m looking for the scariest, horror-themed, obscure Marvel super villain. I know Galactus and Thanos would certainly be terrifying to encounter, but I’m looking for ones who fit solidly in a horror setting by either their look, origin or power. I’ve also left out the very well known villains such as Dracula, […]Read More Who’s The Scariest, Obscure Marvel Comic Book Villain?
This will be the fifth consecutive year that I’ve assembled a list of stories I feel capture the proper mood for Halloween. Below you’ll find links to each previous year’s list. I must say, I think this year’s may be the strongest to date. Enjoy and Happy Halloween! 2013 – https://horrordelve.com/2013/10/30/ten-scary-short-stories-for-halloween/ 2014 – https://horrordelve.com/2014/10/15/horror-delves-second-annual-halloween-reading-list/ 2015 […]Read More HALLOWEEN READING LIST V (2017)
If you’ve enjoyed the past four years of suggesting reading lists for Halloween, you can see which of them are my favorites over at the BMJ2K site along with some awesome artwork by the talented Mike Monge. A Halloween 2016 Treat! Article by Matt CowanRead More FAVORITE HALLOWEEN SHORT STORIES OVER AT BMJ2K
The final votes have been tallied to decided which creature best represents the Halloween season, and it ended up being very close between Ghosts/Phantoms, Wicked Witches and Dracula. The tie between Ghosts and Witches was only just broken a couple days ago. Most of the candidates received at least one vote, and there was even […]Read More GHOSTS AND PHANTOMS RULE HALLOWEEN!
It’s reached the time of year again when I suggest a batch of eerie tales to help set the mood for the Halloween season! This year’s impressive lineup includes such masters of the genre as Gaston Leroux (author of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), E. Nesbit, Ramsey Campbell, E.F. Benson, and Gary McMahon. Incidentally, I had […]Read More HALLOWEEN READING LIST 4 (2016)