Review: “The Hellbound Heart” by Clive Barker (1986)

Most people know the Hellraiser movie series was based on a novella by Clive Barker, and of course, this is that novella. It was originally released in 1986, and the Hellraiser franchise started in 1987. I first read “The Hellbound Heart” back in the late eighties, as the movies led me to Barker’s work, and […]

Review: “Murmur” by Patrick Freivald (2020)

I’m always excited to discover new writers, so when I had the opportunity to get a copy of the ARC for “Murmur” from the author, I jumped at it. Needless to say, just because the book was provided to me at no cost, I am under no obligation to provide a positive review. That said, […]

Review: “The Girl Who Played with the Ouija Board” by William Malmborg (2020)

I’m always looking for new authors to discover, especially in the horror genre. So when I saw this one had jumped above Stephen King’s “If It Bleeds” on the Amazon charts and was available on Kindle Unlimited, I definitely had to check it out. The story picks up with Penny, the main character, who had […]

Review: “Invasion of the Bee Girls” (1973)

Anyone who knows me knows, well, that I’m weird. 🙂 I like the offbeat, oddball, way-left-of-center stuff. Always have. So it’s not surprising I look for oddball and offbeat movies to watch or books to read. We have several Roku Streaming Sticks at home, and I have added umpteen free channels in addition to the […]

Review: “Scenes From the Carnival Lounge: A Collection of Odd Tales” by Michael Picco (2018)

One of the amazing benefits of this age of publishing is the sheer number of amazing authors out there who are able to self-publish or be published by the small presses. No longer are they reliant upon the big houses for getting their books out the door. While that definitely means there are also some […]