Category: Horror

Creepy Reads: BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore

Creepy Reads: BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore

Synopsis Once a thriving working class neighborhood on Chicago’s south side, the “Bottomyards” is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer named Darla and her image-obsessed friend, Cynthia, descend upon the neighborhood in search of cheap rent, they soon discover something far more seductive and sinister lurking behind the walls of … Continue reading Creepy Reads: BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore

Creepy Reads: To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows by Sam Richard

Creepy Reads: To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows by Sam Richard

Synopsis Written during the black-depths of early widowhood, To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows explores grief, loss, and the alluring comforts found within the heart of oblivion. In the spirit of J.G. Ballard, Georges Bataille, and Kathe Koja, these nine Sorrows are a cross-section of literary splatterpunk, transgressive fiction, and weird horror, which seek … Continue reading Creepy Reads: To Wallow in Ash & Other Sorrows by Sam Richard

Creepy Reads: The Envious Siblings and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes by Landis Blair

Creepy Reads: The Envious Siblings and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes by Landis Blair

Synopsis Inspired by the dark imagination of Edward Gorey, Envious Siblings is a twisted and hauntingly funny debut. Comics artist Landis Blair interweaves absurdist horror and humor into brief, rhyming vignettes at once transgressive and hilarious. In Blair’s surreal universe, a lost child watches as bewhiskered monsters gobble up her fellow train passengers; a band of kids … Continue reading Creepy Reads: The Envious Siblings and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes by Landis Blair

Creepy Reads: Hot Splices by Mike Watt

Creepy Reads: Hot Splices by Mike Watt

Synopsis Hot Splices features eight interwoven tales about the Film Addicts, the flicker freaks, the Cinephages—they devour film for the high, to connect to the art on the granular level...the bleeding perforations in their skin are just part of the game. There are five forbidden films, that when run together can induce madness or release … Continue reading Creepy Reads: Hot Splices by Mike Watt

Creepy Reads: The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman

Creepy Reads: The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman

Synopsis Ella Louise has lived in the woods surrounding Pilot’s Creek, Virginia, for nearly a decade. Publicly, she and her daughter Jessica are shunned by their upper-crust family and the Pilot’s Creek residents. Privately, desperate townspeople visit her apothecary for a cure to what ails them—until Ella Louise is blamed for the death of a … Continue reading Creepy Reads: The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman

Creepy Reads: Dear Laura by Gemma Amor

Creepy Reads: Dear Laura by Gemma Amor

Synopsis Every year, on her birthday, Laura gets a letter from a stranger. That stranger claims to know the whereabouts of her missing friend Bobby, but there’s a catch: he’ll only tell her what he knows in exchange for something...personal. So begins Laura’s sordid relationship with her new penpal, built on a foundation of quid … Continue reading Creepy Reads: Dear Laura by Gemma Amor

Escaping the Spookhouse: HAUNT and the Lingering Trauma of Abuse

Escaping the Spookhouse: HAUNT and the Lingering Trauma of Abuse

Inspired by the constant encroachments of Christmas upon the rightful Halloween season, Mondo Vulgare has declared a full two months of extra spooky times with The Nightmare During Christmas. From October 31st to December 31st, they will feature wall-to-wall Halloween-themed content, and I have graciously been allowed to participate! My second contribution to The Nightmare … Continue reading Escaping the Spookhouse: HAUNT and the Lingering Trauma of Abuse