Category: Columns

Meet Andy Kaufman’s Dying Son in T. Fox Dunham’s New Surreal Road Trip Novel

And now, a message from T. Fox Dunham about his upcoming novel, Destroying the Tangible Illusion of Reality; or, Searching for Andy Kaufman: These are the most important words I’ve written, and if you don’t listen, your life is an illusion. I was the tenth person in the world to […]

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Halloween revisted

Halloween Halloween.  A time we all associate with candy and costumes.  But where does the tradition come from?  Like most American traditions, there is no clear cut evidence of it starting from any one origin, but rather a mish-mosh of various cultures.

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This Isn’t For Your Eyes by George Lea

I started young. Very young. Never denied, never censored. Likely before I could walk, before I could speak. Vague recollections of that time; the first images, distorted, exaggerated. I’ve managed to revisit most of them in my adult life, though it’s impossible to recreate that first frisson now. The memories […]

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The Great Unfilmable by George Lea

It was once commonly held that The Lord of the Rings was unfilmable. Peter Jackson and his team writers, co-directors and special effects artists proved the misconception of that: The Lord of the Rings was only unfilmable in terms of the limitations of technology, never in terms of the story […]

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Welcome to the Church of Speculative Fiction by Robert Essig

It has been said that one of the greatest fears next to death and public speaking is the fear of the unknown. I don’t like public speaking, that’s for sure, but the unknown can certainly be a pretty damn frightening thing to behold. Sit there and really think about being […]

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Innocence Unwanted by George Lea

Do you recall being scared as a child? The ostensibly innocuous collusions of image and experience that would, for whatever reason, terrify or distress you in ways that your adult self cannot possibly understand? What scares a child, what distresses a child, can so often be entirely blameless to adult […]

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Creepy Calendar Pages by Jay Wilburn

Twelve books was not just a random number. When I first wrote “Dead Song” the short story, it was just this weird non-story story that I thought I was never going to find a home for. Elektrik Milk Bath Press was looking for weird zombie stories for a charity anthology […]

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Phantoms: A Happy Disappointment by George Lea

One of my first, and one of my first disappointments. Dean Koontz’s Phantoms is one of a slew of books the author published during the proliferation of horror fiction during the late 1970s/early 1980s, largely cultivated by the phenomena of a certain Mr. Stephen King, amongst others. I was young, […]

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