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Mario Lebel
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Mario Lebel has a BA in History and political science. He’s been reading some form of sequential storytelling since his early childhood. He has demonstrated a strong interest in comic books since 2006. He accepts review copies for potential review. For more information or to offer feedback e-mail: super_mario402@hotmail.com.
Mario Lebel has a BA in History and political science. He’s been reading some form of sequential storytelling since his early childhood. He has demonstrated a strong interest in comic books since 2006. He accepts review copies for potential review. For more information or to offer feedback e-mail: super_mario402@hotmail.com.

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Horror Week 2016: The Birth of the Modern Vampire: Lord Byron, John Polidori, and The Vampyre
John Polidori. Everyone knows the scene. On a stormy Transylvanian night
lit by a full moon and serenaded by the howling of a wolf, a mysterious coach
pulls up to a dilapidated castle. Timidly, the coach’s passenger makes his way
to the castle door. As the ...

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Horror Week 2016: The Birth of the Modern Vampire: Lord Byron, John Polidori, and The Vampyre
John Polidori. Everyone knows the scene. On a stormy Transylvanian night
lit by a full moon and serenaded by the howling of a wolf, a mysterious coach
pulls up to a dilapidated castle. Timidly, the coach’s passenger makes his way
to the castle door. As the ...

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Horror Week 2016: “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allen Poe
You don’t have
to look any further than kids’ campfire stories to realize that the best scary
stories are timeless. Good horror can seize you by the throat no matter how
much time has passed since its inscription. Perhaps that’s why, autumn after
autumn, ye...

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Horror Week 2016: “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allen Poe
You don’t have to look any
further than kids’ campfire stories to realize that the best scary stories are
timeless. Good horror can seize you by the throat no matter how much time has
passed since its inscription. Perhaps that’s why, autumn after autumn, ye...

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Horror Week 2016: Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Turn of the Screw   is a novella
penned by nineteenth century British author Henry James. Considered to be part
of the literary ghost story genre, the novella was originally published
serially between January and April of 1898 in   Collier’s
Weekly Magazine...

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Horror Week 2016: “The Boogeyman” by Stephen King
While I'm
not a huge horror or scary-movie fan, as in a fanatic, I did love watching the Nightmare in Elm Street series, American Werewolf in London , and a
number of other movies back in the 80s and 90s. The scariest movie I've
experienced was 1979's Alien...

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Horror Week 2016: “Children of the Kingdom” by T.E.D. Klein
T.E.D. Klein T.E.D. Klein is one of the great could-have-beens. He wrote some of the best and most memorable horror stories of the seventies and early eighties. Derived from his first published story, “The Events at Poroth Farm”, he wrote the masterful, if ...

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Exorcising the Shame and Guilt – How I Learned to Love Horror
Regular readers of the blog (if there is such a thing
here at SUR) will know that I’m not a huge horror fan. It’s something I’ve
actively avoided in my fiction for years. There are a few reasons for this. I’m
generally not too keen on the esthetics of the g...

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Short Story Sunday 18: Reading Neil Gaiman’s Trigger Warning, Part One
I’ve been a fan of
Neil Gaiman’s writing since my early teens. Surprisingly, I discovered him
through his novels and not his comic book work. I say it’s surprising since I
fell into the world of American comics in just a couple years later. No matter,
I’ve ...

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Short Story Sunday 17: John Moore and Harry Turtledove
This is an exciting
installment of Short Story Sunday. Well, maybe not for you, but it is for me.
This marks the first collection that I’ve reviewed in its entirety (except for
all of the non-fiction articles). I hope to review many more science fiction and...
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