Month: October 2018

The Unreprinted: “Throat Sprockets” by Tim Lucas

By Ben Arzate Welcome to the first installment of “The Unreprinted,” wherein I discuss out-of-print books of every genre. For this initial discussion, we’ll be taking a look at the cult erotic horror novel by author and film critic Tim Lucas, Throat Sprockets. “A city without theaters is a guilty city; it is a place

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Halloween Decorations by James Jakins

Traditions are important. No matter how insignificant, how stupid, or how cruel. We hold to them. My hometown, a small, rural place, has its own traditions. And, as is the way with small, rural places, traditions are held to more strictly than elsewhere. And, if ever there is a day meant for traditions, it is

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666 Scary Things to Make Your Halloween Lit

By Bob Freville I know you. You’re a sick little prick. You like to watch people get maimed and murdered, but lately that’s not doing it for you. You want more. Like that Billions guy getting his rocks off by taking an Asian girl’s eyeball out in Eli Roth’s Hostel, you need more. More. MORE!!!

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Dice and Betrayals: A Halloween Board Game Review

By J.L. Mayne The dice roll. I hold my breath as time slows. I can feel the tiny cubes dance, their steps reverberating through the table, up my arms and into my skull. The dots of black against white sing to me, their song sweet and horrible. I want it to begin, but fear claws

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I Am The Nameless Dark: An Interview with T. E. Grau

I had the honor of reading and reviewing T. E. Grau’s excellent novel, I Am The River, for this site a month or two ago, and it still stands out to me as one of the best works of literary horror I’ve stumbled across in 2018. Check out the review here, pick up the book, and

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10 DIY Halloween Costumes for Your Broke Ass

Illustration by Brian Glossup By Ben Arzate & Bob Freville Are you a poor leech on society? Do you want to have extra cash to buy more booze this Halloween and drink away the unbearable pain of your existence? Well, no worries, you destitute untermensch! Here are ten DIY costumes you can make yourself on

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Potential to Haunt by Nicholas Day

I’ve a story for you about the recent Hill House adaptation and a place I used to live and why I have trouble sleeping if Mystery Science Theater 3000 isn’t playing on the television. This is a ghost story. I do not necessarily believe in ghosts, regardless of the following confession or the scar I

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Halloween Flash Fiction: “Polka Dots”

By J.L. Mayne The bile stings as it ejects from my empty stomach into the white porcelain. The acid struggles to mix with the water. Strings of green and yellow drip through the murk to the base of the bowl. My arms rest on the seat, where my family sits and defecates at least once

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You Can’t Make This Shit Up: Marilyn Manson Edition

Welcome back to You Can’t Make This Shit Up, our sporadic column exploring news too bizarre not to be true. Today we learned that shock rocker and unpredictable multi-hyphenate Marilyn Manson made a dildo with his face on it. This may not seem particularly outrageous or surprising to those familiar with the God of Fuck’s

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Which Famous Horror Sequel SUCKED the Worst?!

By Zakary McGaha All horror fans, casual and diehard, know a couple standard, more mainstream but still classic franchises by heart: Halloween, Child’s Play, Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There are many more, of course, but I’m zeroing in on these four in particular because they each have their own infamous “black sheep”

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