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Guest Post: DARKEST HOURS Playlist by Mike Thorn

Guest Post: DARKEST HOURS Playlist by Mike Thorn

Heavy metal has always shared a close relationship with the horror genre. From metal grandaddy Black Sabbath’s very name (lifted from Mario Bava’s 1963 anthology film) to the occult aesthetics of black metal and the grisly imagery of death metal, this diverse sonic universe overlaps with horror in varying noteworthy ways. Indeed, I found my gateways into heavy music around the same time I discovered horror fiction and cinema, and it all seemed somehow connected. At twelve years old, I felt an indescribable link between the menacing vibes of AC/DC’s Highway to Hell (1979), the ominous cover art for Korn’s...


Cover Reveal: DARKEST HOURS Expanded Edition by Mike Thorn

Cover Reveal: DARKEST HOURS Expanded Edition by Mike Thorn

Cover Artist: Mikio Murakami

Publisher: JournalStone

Description

Between the covers of Darkest Hours, you will find academics in distress; humans abusing monsters; demons terrorizing people; ghostly reminiscences; resurrected trauma; and occult filmmaking. Ranging from satirical to dreadful, these sixteen stories share a distinct voice: urgent, sardonic, and brutal.  

This expanded edition includes a new foreword by Sadie Hartmann (Mother Horror) and author notes for every story describing Thorn’s process, influences, and...