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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...


Pandemic Book Mania by Janelle

Pandemic Book Mania by Janelle

Pandemic Book Mania 

 

There are some readers that like to read happy, fluffy books to escape whatever horror is going on in the world. And then there are readers like me, who like to immerse themselves into books that are even more horrific than the world around them. Here are some recommendations for that type of reader. 

Fiction:

 

THE STAND by Stephen King - What happens when a weapon of biological warfare leaks out of a testing facility and kills 99% of the population? Well, you’ll have to read this...


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...


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...


True Crime Tuesday with Janelle & Ashley

True Crime Tuesday with Janelle & Ashley

True Crime Tuesday: THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE

 

Crime Summary:

 

In 1994, three teenage boys were arrested for the murder of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The boys went missing on May 5, 1993 and were found dead in a muddy creek the following day, naked and hogtied with signs of mutilation. Two lead law enforcement officers stated the crime presented “cult overtones”, playing on the fears of satanic panic, which was prevalent in the 1990s.

 

Victims:

 

Neighborhood friends and eight-year-old boys, Steve Edward Branch, Christopher Mark Byers, and James Michael...