Tag: Fear Friday

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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Reality by Vivian Kasley

You chain my body and restrain me putting my mind in a state of uncertainty. You watch as I struggle to become free. I pull hard, my eyes closed, my teeth clenched.

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The Clown by John Grey

        Pity how even the starving dogs quit on me, won’ t take my handouts, skitter away from my hunks of meat, the curs.

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What’s in a Title? by Michael Thomas-Knight

I find it hard to believe that so many horror authors, striving to make some headway in today’s oversaturated marketplace, would title their short stories, story collections and book releases with generic titles. There are 4 million books on Amazon.com. What is going to make a reader purchase your book […]

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A Romantic Retreat by M.G. Allen

“It’s so quiet.” “Yes, it is,” David agreed. “It’s too quiet,” Jill said. “I thought this would be romantic but it’s more creepy than romantic.  Too bad we couldn’t find the floodlight switch.  The pitch blackness is spooky as hell.” He tightened his arm around her bare shoulders as they […]

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The Room Upstairs by Nasha Hooft

Be forewarned, death is never the end! Claudia Step after ominous step, Claudia sensed foreboding dread.  As she neared, sounds of scratching echoed down toward her spinning head.  At the top of the first ten foot flight, laid the room of doom.  A room so black, the eye had to […]

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Messing with zombie lore: How to do it right by Kris Ashton

Few movies have had such a profound and long-lasting impact on me as George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978). For a kid already revved up about the horror genre, this film was like a supercharger. I was too young to appreciate the subtext and social satire, but the […]

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