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BOOK REVIEWS: Murder on Millionaires’ Row and 19 Gates of Hell

This week, Steve looks at a supernatural murder mystery historical romance—if you can believe that label—and an anthology of original modern horror stories. He enjoyed both of them—will your mileage vary?


Steve's second Halloween column this month, in which he tries to do teeny-tiny reviews of 27 movies. Let us know if he succeeds or falls flat on his face.


In this first of three Halloween-y columns examining several media adaptations of Stephen King works, Steve talks about the new movie, and what’s wrong with IT.

Sight VS Sound

Audio books may not make print obsolete, but they are a growing market that independent authors should consider.

Improbable Interviews – Adam Roberts

I have recently edited a new anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories about fantastical flora. The book, Improbable Botany, features authors who between...

Three Surreal Horror Happenings, This Week In London

Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders, Morgiana, and Psycho with a live orchestra, this week in London!


This week, Steve shares his love of 3D. How do YOU feel about 3D?

Retrospective: A Minority Verdict Against Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report

Upon release in 2002 the film Minority Report, nominally based on a story by Philip K. Dick, received almost universally ecstatic reviews. I was among the minority of dissenting voices, and what follows, my minority retort

‘The Birds Is Coming’ (Again) and Rebecca Too

Considering the forthcoming new film adaptations of Daphne du Maurier's The Birds and Rebecca, and the shadow of Alfred Hitchcock...

Review – The Man Who Haunted Himself (Blu-Ray/DVD)

The Man Who Haunted Himself is, as the title suggests, both a ghost and a doppelgänger story

“Nine Horrors and a Dream” by Joseph Payne Brennan

What I enjoy so much about these stories is Mr. Brennan’s economy of word, sense of place and strong mood

Bates Motel on A & E

We're going to take a break from all the philosophizing for a minute - there's just too much news in the horror universe right...

Special Effects, then and now

  When Forbidden Planet came back out way back in 1956, it was on the cutting edge of animation, and lots of people were talking...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Where Do I Look?: How to find short fiction markets Welcome back. This is the eighth in my (mostly) weekly series of posts on how...