Sparrowhawk (2010) is a novella by Paul Finch set during the Christmas season of 1843 England. It follows John Sparrowhawk, a veteran who served with the British Empire during the Afghan War. Despite his military heroics, Sparrowhawk’s life spiraled into turmoil afterwards. His wife died while he was away, and his subsequent gambling landed him […]Read More SPARROWHAWK: A VICTORIAN GHOST STORY BY PAUL FINCH REVIEW
Before You Blow Out the Candle (2020) is an anthology of ten stories edited by Marc Damian Lawler. These stories range from the chillingly creepy, as with “A Troublesome History” and “Steepe Holm”, to more lighthearted ghost stories, as with both of Lawler’s “The Ghost’s of St. James’ Cemetery” story contributions, to the Twilight Zone-ish […]Read More BEFORE YOU BLOW OUT THE CANDLE ANTHOLOGY REVIEW
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a special love for the ghostly, holiday classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Every Christmas season I still make a point to watch some version of it, and there have been a lot of them. Whether it be the 1951 film Scrooge starring Alastair Sim, […]Read More FREE AUDIO READING OF CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL FROM HYPNOGORIA
While on vacation in Cincinnati with my lovely wife, I visited a large, used book warehouse called The Friends of the Library where I found several interesting books to bring back home. ECHOES OF TERROR by Mike Jarvis and John Spencer (Chartwell Books, 1980) – This oversized, hardback anthology collects eleven classic horror stories by […]Read More UNEARTHED TREASURES 8: FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, CINCINNATI
If you’re in need of some great Christmas Horror this time of year, there are several outstanding podcasts you can download and enjoy for free from iTunes. Here are a few of my favorites. HYPNOGORIA: I couldn’t possibly link to all of Jim’s podcasts that explore the spooky side of Christmas but all are fantastic. […]Read More A GIFT OF CHRISTMAS TERROR FOR YOU!
If you were to ask most people to explain why the classic Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams includes the line “There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago,” they may mumble something about Charles Dickens A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1843) or […]Read More CHRISTMAS GHOST STORIES: REVIVING A DEAD TRADITION