Category Archives: Horror

The Girl Next Door, by Jack Ketchum (1993)

The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum My rating: 5 of 5 stars Just…damn. There are so many films and novels that wax nostalgic for innocent 1950’s & early 1960’s childhoods. One of my favorite novels is “Boy’s Life,” by … Continue reading

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Into the Darkest Corner, by Elizabeth Haynes (2011)

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes My rating: 4 of 5 stars One night, Catherine Bailey goes out clubbing with a group of her girlfriends in Lancaster, England. At one club, Lee, the handsome doorman, catches her fancy, just … Continue reading

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Zombie, by Joyce Carol Oates (1995)

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates My rating: 5 of 5 stars Q___ P___ is a serial killer. He doesn’t mean to be. All he wants is a zombie servant, but whenever he attempts to lobotomize them, they die. “Zombie” is … Continue reading

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Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill (2000)

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill My rating: 5 of 5 stars When Stephen King is your dad, and you publish your first novel–especially when said novel is in the horror category–you can expect comparisons. Joe Hill’s first novel, “Heart-Shaped Box,” … Continue reading

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