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How COVID-19 Reignited my Love of Comics, a Guest Post by Pete Mesling

How COVID-19 Reignited my Love of Comics, a Guest Post by Pete Mesling

Hey friends, Zakk here, good morning (afternoon, evening) to you. I hope this day sees you well. In this day and age of near constant chaos and anxiety, we as humans must find a glimmer of happiness to grasp, put in our breast pocket, close to our heart. To help ward against the evil eye of 2020. It will be the only way not to be consumed by life, which happens to be extra ravenous right now. Please allow me to share this with you, one of our own in the horror community...


Book Review: A COMPLEX ACCIDENT OF LIFE by Jessica McHugh

Book Review: A COMPLEX ACCIDENT OF LIFE by Jessica McHugh

Zakk Madness reviews A Complex Accident of Life by Jessica McHugh published by Apokrupha June 24, 2020.

 
Blackout
 
Blackout. Deconstruction
        A calculated obstruction 
  forming
A Complex Accident
rebirth 
         flesh vs. word 
brief but powerful 
the weight of a sledgehammer brings 
   scribbles, doodles and patterns
carries 
 another heart hidden inside,
the moment
     may not appreciate 
A Complex Accident
                of a beautiful moment
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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...


Night Worms Made Me Do It by Andrew Fowlow

Night Worms Made Me Do It by Andrew Fowlow

Let’s talk about recommendations. If you’re reading this, likely you’re a constant reader like myself or maybe your just a fan of horror and need a literary introduction. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. The Night Worms crew is the utmost authority on horror fiction. If you’re seeking that slow and steady creep to chill your bones, we got you. A creature feature tempting your inner-animal to howl at the moon, we got you. An ooey-gooey gorefest to make you feel all warm and squishy inside, WE GOT YOU.

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