Troublesome Tropes #2 – Horror

Ah, horror. The Marmite of literature. You either love it or you hate it, right? Some people live and breathe this genre, while others won't even read the blurb of a horror novel lest it keep them awake all night. I'm a massive horror fan, but like any genre, it does have its fair share … Continue reading Troublesome Tropes #2 – Horror

Review: ‘Paperbacks from Hell’ Grady Hendrix

Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of the 1970s and 80s . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage … Continue reading Review: ‘Paperbacks from Hell’ Grady Hendrix

DNF: ‘Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ Mendal W. Johnson

"They're just kids ... It's only a game."  That's what Barbara, a lovely twenty-year-old babysitter told herself when she awoke bound and gagged. But the knots were tight and painful and the children would not let her go. "They're just kids ... It's only a game," she told herself again. But the terror was real ... … Continue reading DNF: ‘Let’s Go Play at the Adams’ Mendal W. Johnson

Review: ‘The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires’ Grady Hendrix

Patricia Campbell's life has never felt smaller. Her ambitious husband is too busy to give her a good-bye kiss in the morning, her kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she's always a step behind on thank-you notes and her endless list of chores. The one thing she has to … Continue reading Review: ‘The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires’ Grady Hendrix