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Review: “Far From Home,” ed. Samantha Kolesnik

Rating: 4 out of 5 Samantha Kolesnik edited this anthology of short, adventure- and travel-themed horror stories, Far From Home: an Anthology of Adventure Horror. Like many anthologies, I think that people will find the overall quality solidly good, but

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Review: “Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 6,” Various Authors

Rating: 4 out of 5 Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 6 includes a number of very good stories, including a few by authors I know and love (Christine Morgan, Hailey Piper). I also definitely found a few new authors to

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Review: “The Black Farm,” Elias Witherow

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Elias Witherow’s horror novel The Black Farm, about what happens after you commit suicide, is a wildly mixed bag. He says in his author’s note that he wants to bring “fresh concepts” to and “breathe

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Review: “Malignant Summer,” Tim Meyer

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Tim Meyer’s horror novel Malignant Summer, it’s 1998. High school students Randall and Alphie are hiding clues for the annual Great Hunt, in which a bunch of students try to solve a clue hunt.

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Review: “Goblin,” Josh Malerman

Rating: 5 out of 5 Josh Malerman’s Goblin: A Novel in Six Novellas is an interconnected set of six stories–as well as a connected prologue and epilogue–all of which take place in and around the town of Goblin. I really

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Short Take: “The Sea Below,” William Meikle

Rating: 4 out of 5 William Meikle’s horror adventure The Sea Below is the sequel to his The Land Below. In that book, two men wanted to search for a treasure supposed to be underground. They hired a “bodyguard,” who

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Review: “Everything Is Horrible Now,” Edward Lorn

Rating: 4 out of 5 In Edward Lorn’s Everything is Horrible Now: A Novel of Cosmic Horror, Father George kills his wife and child, sits muttering on his porch, then, when a neighbor child (Wesley) arrives, shoots himself in the

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Short Take: “Black Site,” Michael Patrick Hicks

Rating: 4 out of 5 Michael Patrick Hicks brings us the bio-horror tale, Black Site. It’s a blend of science fiction and horror that takes place on an abandoned mining colony, in a lab. All of the characters were vat-grown

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Review: “The Malan Witch,” Catherine Cavendish

Rating: 4 out of 5 In Catherine Cavendish’s The Malan Witch, Robyn recently lost her husband Simon. Her sister Holly, who owns a remote cabin with her husband, offered to let Robyn stay there for a while so she can

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Review: “Trench Mouth,” Christine Morgan

Rating: 5 out of 5 Christine Morgan’s undersea creature-feature horror novel Trench Mouth is absolutely delightful! There’s an under-sea research station called Fathom-5. They’re exploring the nearby area finding new and fascinating forms of marine life, but one of the

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