The Whip and the Body (1963) by Brian O’Connell

Why do we enjoy horror stories? There have been a million attempted answers to the question, and almost none of them are satisfying—or entirely satisfying, at any rate. A common view holds that exposing ourselves to our deepest fears in a safe and artificial environment helps us prepare ourselves for and cope with them when

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Hymns of Abomination Available in Paperback

“Hymns of Abomination is a vivid, communal nightmare. A fitting tribute to a contemporary master of the weird.” Laird Barron, author of Swift to Chase Finally, after a delayed paperback release, Hymns of Abomination: Secret Songs of Leeds is available in all its glory. This is our fully illustrated, 388 page tribute anthology to the work

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10 Weird Writers to Save Us Call For Nominations

For the past three years (see our 2018, 2019, and 2020 lists), we’ve been honored to publish a list of “10 Weird Writers to Save Us All,” wherein we celebrate weird  writers who might’ve missed recognition by more popular media entities. There’s no better opportunity to put your favorite writers in the spotlight! How do we

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At the Rim of Daylight by Justin A. Burnett

Yes, I’m releasing a chapbook of my own stories under the Silent Motorist Media banner. Let me explain: as part of SMM’s Patreon goals, we promised patrons an exclusive chapbook once we hit $100 in subscriptions. Well, we’ve hit it, and this is the result of that promise. The paperback edition of At the Rim

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ANTISOCIETIES by Michael Cisco (Review)

Michael Cisco is one of many writers I’ve long intended to read but haven’t. So it goes. Over the course of Antisocieties—which I couldn’t put down, by the way—I found myself compulsively ordering titles from Cisco’s catalogue. The majority of his publications are on the way to my house at the time of writing. The

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Thelma (2017) by Brian O’Connell

Cinematic adolescence has had a psychic tinge since at least 1976, when Carrie White first unleashed her pent-up rage upon her peers to the terror and delight of viewers across the world. From de Palma’s early box office smash to modern television variations in shows like Stranger Things and I Am Not Okay With This,

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The Box by Scott J. Couturier (Upcoming Release)

Greetings! It’s been a while since we’ve announced an official update here, but it hasn’t been for a lack of exciting developments. Among the latest is our upcoming publication of Scott J. Couturier’s fiction collection, The Box. This book will contain 16 of Couturier’s distinctive and flavorful weird tales collected from previous anthologies, along with

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