Book Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

This book depicts graphic harm to animals. Synopsis: “Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, …

Book Review: It by Stephen King

This review contains spoilers for the book and its film adaptations, namely the most recent rendition. Synopsis: “To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine was just their home town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It …

Short Story Review: The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe

Synopsis: “ “The Black Cat” is one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most memorable stories. The tale centers around a black cat and the subsequent deterioration of a man. The story is often linked with “The Tell-Tale Heart” because of the profound psychological elements these two works share.” (Source: Goodreads) Review: …

Book Review: The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker

Synopsis: “When Adam Salton arrives at his grand-uncle’s Derbyshire estate he quickly senses that a macabre and malevolent force is at work. In his attempts to uncover the grisly mystery he encounters the chilling Lady Arabella and the obsessive Edgar Caswall, each harbouring their own dark and dreadful desires. To …

Novella Review: Church by Renee Miller

Synopsis: “Ray is a Christian, but he loves a woman who follows a god called Zabir. Determined to save her from eternal damnation, he joins her church. Ray doesn’t realize that indoctrination into the Zabian way is a process that not only breaks a man physically, it strips his identity …

Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Synopsis: “Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation …

Short Story Review: Consumption by Michael Patrick Hicks

Synopsis: “You Are Reclusive chef Heinrich Schauer has invited six guests to a blind twelve-course tasting menu. What You Eat While snow blankets the isolated Swiss valley surrounding his estate, the guests feast eagerly, challenging one another to guess at the secret tastes plated before them. Meat Is Murder As …

Book Review: Mass Hysteria by Michael Patrick Hicks

Caution: This book is not for recommended for sensitive readers. It is Splatterpunk – a sub-genre of horror that strives to make your stomach twist and turn in the most revolting of ways with extreme graphic material. Synopsis: “It came from space… Something virulent. Something evil. Something new. And it is …

Book Review: As Shadows Scream (As Shadows Trilogy, #1) by Kylen Coetzee

Synopsis: “*Through the sins of man and the perversions of the wicked, darkness is born.* James Crowley can sense sins. It’s a terrible burden and a horrible curse as he he sees the darkness in everyone he meets. Through terrible circumstance a being of darkness known as a shadow beast …

Book Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager

Synopsis: “Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press …