Take Another Trip Into the Shadows…

Take Another Trip Into the Shadows…

The way I see it, short stories are the primordial soup from which all storytelling emerged. You can’t convince me that cavemen didn’t start exaggerating (or bragging about) the events of their day the second they developed a means to communicate. With time our...

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Sometimes Bad Things Happen to Good People…

Sometimes Bad Things Happen to Good People…

Horror thrives on accidents. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that accidents and happenstance are the foundation for horror; and I love it. There’s a reason the ‘unsuspecting family moves into a haunted house’ trope is so prevalent. The only thing better than watching...

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The Nightmare in Anger Is Almost Over… Or Is It?

The Nightmare in Anger Is Almost Over… Or Is It?

Can you see it? Are you standing there, with Dan and Eli looking at the end of their struggles? I’d like to say that you and I are going to be there, flanking our friends and preparing for the worst. But that’s not true. Oh, we’ll be there, you and I, but they can’t...

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Something Stalks You Through the Night…

Something Stalks You Through the Night…

There once was a woman who rented a basement apartment from a kindly old lady and her son. She thought it was sweet that her landlady’s son would often cook for her, until the day that she decided to save the meal for later. That night, she woke to find the him...

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Hear Children’s Laughter Echo Through the Night…

Hear Children’s Laughter Echo Through the Night…

Children are inherently creepy. We can all agree on that. There are the ‘imaginary friends’, the freaky dolls, and that weird phase they go through where you wake up to find them staring unblinkingly at you from the shadows. (Please tell me that my niece wasn’t the...

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Every Town Has Its Horror Stories…

Every Town Has Its Horror Stories…

Who wants some homegrown horror? In Texas, I found a few houses and a solitary diner scattered over a dull, barren plane. There was this eerie calm that lingered in the air, a kind of stillness that I had never felt, that was broken only by a waitress with a thick...

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The Devil Ship Haunts the High Seas…

The Devil Ship Haunts the High Seas…

Pirates! Even when I was young and disco was new, pirates were definitely part of history. A loud, blood-stained, fascinating part. I loved pirate stories as much as I loved ghost stories, and naturally I longed for a story about—you guessed it—ghost pirates. Even...

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The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together…

The Family That Slays Together, Stays Together…

It’s not a secret that horror loves to explore sibling dynamics, but I can’t deny that they tend to lean towards one of the two ends of the spectrum. Either they face the threat together, relying on each other with an unbreakable bond, or they are, in themselves, the...

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Once You Check In, the Nightmare Begins…

Once You Check In, the Nightmare Begins…

We all have this driving need to believe that we can be forgiven for the wicked things we do. Wipe the slate clean. Pay your debt. Do your time. Make amends. It all works under the same idea—that, with time and remorse, we can leave our sins behind and move on with...

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