195 years ago, more than half a century before the invention of the telephone and more than 100 years before the first demonstration of television, Mary Shelley’s vision of science gone awry Frankenstein was published. Shelley’s idea has been replicated in countless films, plays, on television and in books; and the character of Frankenstein’s monster [...]
It’s no secret that I love horror based on historical fact or even that which takes a well-established genre archetype like Dracula and offers up novel stories such as those seen in Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula series. That said, my curiosity was piqued by Machina Mortis: Steampunk’d Tales of Terror, a collection of short horror [...]
Having read Joseph D’Lacey’s vampiric tale Blood Fugue at the tail end of 2012, I was keen to sample more of the author’s work. However, I was initially hesitant when his latest work Black Feathers was touted as “fantasy”. I’m afraid I’m just not a fan of hobbits, elves and quests for sacred objects with [...]
Despite the title, I can confirm that this book has nothing to do with the 80s rom-com starring Cher and Nicolas Cage but is in fact the follow up to High Moor, the excellent werewolf horror tale from British author Graeme Reynolds.
The book offers the following by way of synopsis:
“The people of High Moor are [...]
Picking up The Estuary, a 2009 novel from Irish author Derek Gunn, was a no-brainer for me. For those who are familiar with my love of the zombie sub-genre and all things apocalyptic, it surely came as no surprise that I’d enjoy this book!
The following synopsis sets the scene:
“Journalist, John Pender has returned to his [...]
Last month, I read Inheritance by Joe McKinney and after being impressed by that particular offering, I was eager to sample some of the author’s other work. Quarantined struck me as something I’d be interested in after reading the synopsis provided below.
“The citizens of San Antonio, Texas are threatened with extermination by a terrifying outbreak [...]
In my opinion, tales of fiction can often be greatly enhanced with the inclusion of a bit of historical fact. Stories such as Vlad by C.C. Humphries, Anno Dracula from Kim Newman and Shadows in the Mist by Brian Moreland are prime examples of horror tales that have twisted historical fact to create truly worthwhile [...]