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Blood Standard by Laird Barron

Joe Reviews: Blood Standard by Laird Barron

I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned sometime in the past that Laird Barron is one my favorite authors. He’s up there in my top five, fighting for the number one spot with Livia Llewllyn, China Mielville, Clive Barker, and Thomas Ligotti. I was leery of reading something not cosmic horror by Mr. Barron. Everyone else in the community seems to… Read more →

Joe Reviews Wounds by Nathan Ballingrud

Joe Reviews: Wounds

Okay. So, you need to read this. Please, if you are into horror you owe it to yourself to experience these stories. These collection sums up what is possible in the modern horror and weird fiction genres. This really among the best fiction I’ve ever read. I’ve not come across horror short fiction this engrossing since reading Clive Barker’s Books… Read more →

Joe Reviews: My Best Friend’s Exorcism

I recently finished his next novel, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, and it was a pile of nostalgic fun. I never did get around to reading Grady Hendrix’s other book, Horrorstor, and now I regret that a lot. 80s nostalgia is the ‘in thing’ at the moment, especially in horror. It has been going for a few years with movies like… Read more →

Joe Reviews The Last Wish

Joe Reviews: The Last Wish

It’s time for another book review! Recently I finished reading The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski. I don’t play many video games, but The Witcher books keeps coming up on lists of fantasy to read that is not in the vein of Tolkien and/or is from other cultures. (And if you didn’t know, there is a popular video game series… Read more →

Joe Reviews Cabal by Clive Barker

Joe Reviews: Cabal by Clive Barker

First let me state that I’ve seen both Lord of Illusions and Nightbreed. Both of these movies are based on different stories from this book. I wasn’t really into Nightbreed, but I loved Lord of Illusions. It had something no other horror flick I’d seen as a kid had, occult magic! That movie was based on the final story in… Read more →

{Review} – The Fisherman by John Langan

Synopsis In upstate New York, in the woods around Woodstock, Dutchman's Creek flows out of the Ashokan Reservoir. Steep-banked, fast moving, it offers the promise of fine fishing, and of something more, a possibility too fantastic to be true. When Abe and Dan, two widowers who have found solace in each other's company and a shared passion for fishing, hear… Read more →