HORROR AGAINST HORRORS
by Michael Wehunt
A couple of years ago, I took a spooky photo of myself in the dark while holding a battery-powered candle. (I’m a horror writer, so that’s the kind of thing I do. If it weren’t for my beloved dog, Frida, my phone’s camera roll would be wall-to-wall creepy.) I filled up some of that darkness in the selfie with the words MAKE UP MONSTERS TO SHINE LIGHTS ON THE REAL ONES, and it was my social media profile picture for a while.
It wasn’t just a semi-catchy slogan, though. I believe in...
THE INSTITUTE Review by The Horror Hypothesis
“Luke guessed you could get used to anything, it was a horrible idea.” -Stephen King
“No one who fully grasped the Institute's work could regard it as monstrous” -Stephen King
Throughout his prolific career as an author, Stephen King has proven that he can deftly handle the horrors of institutionalization (RITA HAYWORTH AND THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) and the complicated social dynamics of children (IT, THE BODY). In his most recent novel, THE INSTITUTE, he blends...
“I think horror is the most important fiction in the world,” he said.
I sit here with tears streaming down my face as my mind and heart digest the last few pages of A COSMOLOGY OF MONSTERS. What a ride of a book.
I first want to apologize to Kallie, my buddy for this book. When we first started reading this I was in the starting stages of a really big move. A move that would take me from Texas, which funnily enough is the author’s,...
ZERO LIVES REMAINING by Adam Cesare
As a kid, I have memories of a place called DG’s arcade. I was born in the late ’80s, so I didn’t have much time with the arcade scene before the bells tolled upon it; Zero Lives remaining is a horrifying homage to those wonderful establishments.
I picked up Zero Lives Remaining in hopes of a nostalgia-filled experience, and thankfully, that’s exactly what Adam Cesare delivered. ZLR differs from Cesare’s previous nostalgia-fest in that it’s not set in the past, rather it’s set...