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The Nightrunners by Joe R. Lansdale (1987): Head-On Collision Smashing i...
Everybody remembers their first Joe R. Lansdale story. Mine was "Night They Missed the Horror Show," which I read in the 1990 anthology Spla
The Kill Riff by David J. Schow (1988): Ain't It a Shame To Be Shot Down...
Another re-read of a novel I loved back in the horror hey-day. There is no horror as fans know and love it in David J. Schow's 1988 novel Th
Cabal by Clive Barker (1988): Stand Me Up at the Gates of Hell
Weren't there, among those creatures, faculties she envied? The power to fly, to be transformed, to know the condition of beasts, to defy de
Creatures of the Night: The Universal Horrors of Charles L. Grant
Moonlight over a lonely town. Swirling fog. Whispering shadows. Footsteps in the forest. A voice from the darkness. A movement seen from the
Books of Blood, Vol. 3 by Clive Barker (1984): "Fictions are Fuckable"
More glorious short-story mayhem from the best. Clive Barker continued his revolutionizing of the horror genre with Books of Blood, Vol. 3,
The Face That Must Die by Ramsey Campbell (1979): I'm Determined and I'd...
When it comes to horror titles, Ramsey Campbell's first two novels, 1976's The Doll Who Ate His Mother and 1979's The Face That Must Die, mu
Karl Edward Wagner's Kane: The Frank Frazetta Covers
Born on this date in 1945 in Knoxville, TN, the late great Karl Edward Wagner made his bones writing countless tales of Kane, a somber sword
The Paperback Covers of Bram Stoker's Jewel of the Seven Stars
The 167th anniversary of Bram Stoker's birth was this weekend, on Saturday the 8th. In previous years I've featured the paperback editions o
The Amulet by Michael McDowell (1979): Better Believe Somebody's Gonna G...
Michael McDowell's first paperback original horror novel from Avon Books is, simply, a must-read for us horror fiction fans. Set in Alabama
The Hunter by Richard Stark (1962): I'm Goin' Back to New York City, I D...
On a cross-country trip this past summer I lucked into finding a few Richard Stark reprints in good condition from Avon Books for only a cou
The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson (1908): Said Into Th...
An unassailable classic of supernatural horror and science-fantasy, The House on the Borderland is a cosmic hallucination, a phantasmagoria