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Side by Side Review: AWAKE: Tales of Terror by Lou Rera

Side by Side Review: AWAKE: Tales of Terror by Lou Rera

AWAKE: Tales of Terror by Lou Rera

Beth's Review...

This collection is a mere 201 pages, but Rera managed to pack 14 stories into this slim volume. The stories have a wide range of topics, but there are some interconnected stories, which is something I really like finding in a collection.

 

I didn’t dislike any of the stories (which is...


Side By Side Reviews: THE AUCTIONEER by Joan Samson

Side By Side Reviews: THE AUCTIONEER by Joan Samson

THE AUCTIONEER by Joan Samson
Publisher: Valancourt Books
Part of our Classic Horror Package in collaboration with Paul Tremblay
It's a surreal thing when you are reading a book written almost 50 years ago that still has some relevance to current political and social events. And it's an even bigger travesty that Joan Samson did not make it around to put...


Side by Side Review: UNTIL SUMMER COMES AROUND by Glenn Rolfe

Side by Side Review: UNTIL SUMMER COMES AROUND by Glenn Rolfe

Glenn Rolfe
Publisher: Flame Tree Press
Janelle's Review:

Thank you Flame Tree Press for my gifted copy. 

Glenn Rolfe’s UNTIL SUMMER COMES AROUND is an all-consuming, 1980s coming-of-age, nostalgic, vampire extravaganza of a story. I “summer breezed” right on through this entire book, and much like the vampires in this story, I...


True Crime Tuesday- I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK

True Crime Tuesday- I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK

TRUE CRIME TUESDAY - by Janelle Janson
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

I feel like I have been waiting my entire life for this true crime book to be published. Michelle spent six obsessive years writing about an unsolved spree of horrific crimes in the 1970s and 1980s, which included 13 confirmed murders, over 50 rapes, and more than 100 burglaries across California, the Golden State. And it was Michelle who coined the phrase Golden State Killer to link all of his...


Side by Side Review: DEAD GIRL BLUES by David Sodergren

Side by Side Review: DEAD GIRL BLUES by David Sodergren

Dead Girl Blues

by David Sodergren

Janelle's Review:

The cover of David Sodergren’s DEAD GIRL BLUES tickled my pulp horror aesthetic obsession perfectly. Its eye-catching yellow cover spoke to me on many levels and tickled my 70’s pulp horror nostalgia...but then I opened the book. Once I started reading, I was overwhelmed and even further impressed.
Sodergren’s protagonist, Willow Zulawski, has found herself deep in the dangerous world of snuff films...