The Hobbsburg Horror Review (Short Story Collection)

Why are you afraid? They’re just stories…right?

From the author of THE SUBDUE SERIES and REINHEIT comes a new collection of dark fiction.

THE HOBBSBURG HORROR

They Came to Gordium, an elderly man is haunted by the crimes of his past. Immolate, a widower detective struggles to solve the connection between a series of eerily similar suicides. Sunnydale Wolves, a romantic stop at a popular overlook turns deadly. The Hobbsburg Horror is a Lovecraftian tale of a weary reporter pulled into an otherworldly story of murder and a lodge with reports of strange colors at night. Hobo, a well-to-do housewife’s picture-perfect life is shattered by a home invasion. Are you hungry, dear? down on his luck divorcee Jacob Miller, after consuming a free pizza is possessed by an internal parasite. From the Sea, is a tale of an amateur sailor and his wife who are besieged by creatures that come from the sea during a storm. Neon Fortune Teller…Madam Drabardi reads the future of paranoid businessman Ronald Murray who believes his wife is cheating on him, but infidelity is not all Drabardi sees. Nostos, Katherine Adonis journeyed light years to escape the nightmares of her past, but some ghosts can never be escaped.

PRAY THEY AREN’T REAL.

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Twilight Zone Tuesday – What You Need

What You Need

What You Need Original Air Date: 12/25/1959

Fred Renard – Steve Cochran
Pedott – Ernest Truex
Lefty – Read Morgan
Girl in Bar – Arlene Martel

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Horrors! A Full Year of Horror #12

Horrors! 365 Scary Stories – A Full Year of Horror

03/18/2017 – 03/24/2017

The horror short-short isn’t easy to master, but more than 100 of the genre’s critically acclaimed authors & hottest up-&-comers have taken a stab at it in Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, an anthology that contains a short tale for every day of the year. Steve Rasnic Tem, Wm F. Nolan, Tom Piccirilli, Yvonne Navarro, Peter Atkins, Brian Hodge, Martin Mundt & 166 others give you short, sharp shocks.

If you missed the first post you can find it here

So don your Hazmat suit, gas mask and Neosporin-flamethrower (thank you D2D) and let’s wade in.

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This is Horror, Issue 6: Life, Baron Blood, Nailbiters

The banner for the bi-weekly This is Horror post on Sci-Fi & Scary

This is Horror is a sampling of Horror Movies, Art, Fiction, and Gaming, and more. A little bit of everything to make the horror hound in you feel all fuzzy and warm. Or tingle with anticipation. Whatever works for you. Hope you enjoy!

This is Horror’s Quote to Consider

“He who fears being watched from the abyss
will be unable to look into it himself.
The truth can only be obtained by pressing forward.”
― Sadamu Yamashita, Silent Hill 2: The Novel

 

Horror Movies

Horror Movie Suggestion of the Week:

Movie cover for Tucker & Dale vs EvilTucker & Dale vs Evil: I have an odd sense of humor. I’m either laughing my butt off at stuff like funny fart stories on Reddit, or I’m cracking up over British humor. If something is supposed to be comedy but doesn’t fall into either of those categories, then I’m probably going to be bored silly. So, I’m not exactly sure why Tucker & Dale vs Evil makes me giggle as much as it does. (I think it’s partly an affection for Alan Tudyk (whom I will forever know as Wash Hoburn.) Regardless of the reason, Tucker & Dale vs Evil is one of those rare movies that has the ability to send me into gigglefits. My cohost, Graciekat, loves it too.

Synopsis: Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.

StarringTyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden

 

Horror Movies Opening this Week (March 24th):

Movie cover for Life

Synopsis: A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form, that caused extinction on Mars, and now threatens the crew and all life on Earth.

Starring:  Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, etc

Watch the Life trailer.

(Okay, so let’s be honest here. Yes, I’m psyched to see this tomorrow, and no I don’t expect it to be anything more than a rehash of every single space-horror type movie out there. I don’t care. SPACE HORROR!)

 

 

Still in Theatres (and I need someone to review it for me!)

Movie cover for The Belko Experiment

Synopsis: In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

Starring: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona

Watch The Belko Experiment trailer.

 

 


 

Featured Horror Art


Feed me, Seymour! by king-D0G on DeviantArt

This is kind of continuing with silly theme I started by recommending Tucker & Dale vs Evil. Sorry for not bringing the creepy this time! (Confession: I’ve never seen this film.)


Notable Horror Events/History

We’ll post interesting stuff here as we come across it. Let us know if we missed something juicy and we’ll add it in! This first post is just a place-holder/more to come than anything.

Birthdays:

3/15: The Fly, Dead Wringers, etc

3/24: Mama, Crimson PeakMovie Releases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franchise Beginnings

3/15/2002 – Resident Evil (1) was released.

3/17/2000 –  Final Destination (1) was released.


Horror Books

New Horror Releases

Book cover for Aletheia Aletheia Synopsis: The remote lake town of Little Ridge has a memory problem. There is an island out on the lake somewhere, but no one can remember exactly where it is—and what it has to do with the disappearance of the eccentric Frankie Harpur, or the seven-year- old son of a local artist, Lee Montour.

When Thettie Harpur brings her family home to find Frankie, she faces opposition from all sides—including from the clan leader himself, the psychotic Doc Murphy. But Lee, her one true ally in grief and love, might not be enough to help take on her worst nightmare. The lake itself. Because deep below the island, something monstrous lies waiting for Thettie, and it knows her name. – Goodreads

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Book cover for NailbitersNailbiters Synopsis: A man seeks revenge for his dead wife’s murder, while another finds himself being tortured for information he doesn’t have. One woman’s job at a check-out is starting to take its toll, while another imagines all kinds of horrors during a blackout. An urban nightmare called Graffitiland is the location for a deadly hunt, but a thief finds more than he bargains for upon breaking and entering one particular property. And as a stalker tracks his latest victim, an altogether different kind of serial killer called The Gemini is rising… Here in these pages you’ll find gathered together all the tales of crime and psychological terror from award-winning and bestselling author and editor Paul B. Kane (Beyond Rue Morgue, Hooded Man, Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell), plus three new novelettes – including a serial killer reworking of Cinderella. – Goodreads

Purchase on Amazon.

 

 

Book cover for Behold the Void

Behold the Void Synopsis: BEHOLD THE VOID is nine stories of terror that huddle in the dark space between cosmic horror and the modern weird, between old-school hard-edged horror of the 1980’s and the stylistic prose of today’s literary giants.

Revenge takes a monstrous form when a scorned lover acquires bizarre, telekinetic powers; a community swimming pool on a bright summer day becomes the setting for a ghastly nightmare of sacrifice and loss; a thief does bloody battle with a Yakuza for the soul of a horse god; a priest must solve the mystery of a century-old serial killer or risk the apocalypse; a newly-married couple discover that relationships-gone-bad can be poisonous, and deadly; a child is forced to make an ultimate choice between letting his parents die or living with the monsters they may become; and when a boy is trapped on a beach at low tide, he must face death in many forms – that of the rising water coming to consume him and the ghost of his dead mother who wants him back, reaching for him with dark, longing arms…Goodreads 

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Mmm, Braiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnns.

Book cover for LIfe as a White Trash ZombieBook cover for Monster Island Book cover for Bone haker


Terrorific Trivia

Graciekat has prepared a fun list for this section. If you’re a zombie movie lover, you’ve probably seen most of these movies, but there might be some of the earlier ones that you haven’t. That’s right – braiiiiiiiiiiiiinnns again! This whole list is comprised of zombie movies, one from each decade! Enjoy! (The links go to IMDB.)

1930 – 1940:  The Devil’s Daughter (1939)

1940 – 1950:  Zombies on Broadway (1945)

1950 – 1960: The Woman Eater (1958)

1960 – 1970: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

1970 – 1980: Baron Blood (1972)

1980 – 1990: Kung Fu Zombie (1981)

1990 – 2000: Nudist Colony of the Dead (1991)

2000 – 2010:  Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2002)

2010 – 2017:  Zombeavers (2014)


Horror on the Web

 

Rites of Azathoth (Horror)

F.B.I. criminal profiler Diana Mancuso doesn’t do field work anymore. Not since a tragic mistake that cost innocent lives. But when notorious serial killer Luther Vayne escapes from prison and resumes his campaign of brutal murders, the Bureau convinces her to take one last case.

To catch him, she must understand him. She must delve into the arcana that fuels his madness, risking her life and her sanity to follow his twisted path.

The trail plunges her into a shadowy world of occult rituals and unspeakable horrors, leading to a secret cabal operating at the highest levels—and a plot to summon the darkest of all powers, to bring forth an evil that does not belong in our world—to enact the Rites of Azathoth.

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Twilight Zone Tuesday – And When the Sky Was Opened

And When the Sky Was Opened

And When the Sky Was Opened Original Air Date: December 11, 1959

Lieutenant Colonel Clegg Forbes – Rod Taylor
Major William Gart – Jim Hutton
Colonel Ed Harrington – Charles Aidman
Amy – Maxine Cooper

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Horrors! A Full Year of Horror #11

Horrors! 365 Scary Stories – A Full Year of Horror

03/11/2017 – 03/17/2017

The horror short-short isn’t easy to master, but more than 100 of the genre’s critically acclaimed authors & hottest up-&-comers have taken a stab at it in Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, an anthology that contains a short tale for every day of the year. Steve Rasnic Tem, Wm F. Nolan, Tom Piccirilli, Yvonne Navarro, Peter Atkins, Brian Hodge, Martin Mundt & 166 others give you short, sharp shocks.

If you missed the first post you can find it here.

Well, we’re really getting into it now, aren’t we? I can feel you holding my hand but not quite so tight, if you please. Wait. That’s not your hand?

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Over the River (Horror)

The horse knows the way

To carry the sleigh

Through the tear and bloodstained snow…

Joslyn Faust passed away in 1940, after losing all but one of her children to death. The Weatherby Mills history books paint her as a kind, generous woman, willing to lend a hand to any one of her neighbors. Weatherby Mills lore, however, blames her ghost for the deaths of at least four men.

That’s where Delilah Isles and Milly West come in.

Working for the New England Spirit Society, the women have seen many violent and cruel attacks by human spirits and non-human entities. After all, the most violent and disturbing cases come to them. They know the myths about Joslyn Faust, so when the case comes their way they are both anxious to start investigating and uncertain whether or not it’s a case for N.E.S.S. But the first time they set foot on the Faust property that uncertainty is vanquished, because Joslyn Faust turns out to be a whole lot darker than they anticipated.

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The Blair Witch – Movie Review

Blair Witch – Movie Review

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

 

James – James Allen McCune
Lisa Arlington – Callie Hernandez
Ashley – Corbin Reid
Peter – Brandon Scott
Lane – Wes Robinson
Talia – Valerie Curry

 

After hearing that the movie filming under the name of ‘The Woods’ was really Blair Witch, I was very excited to see it. I loved The Blair Witch Project and I even love it’s sequel, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. Despite it’s generally poor reception Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 was a decent enough follow-up to The Blair Witch Project. It certainly would have left a better legacy than the confused mess that is Blair Witch.

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Horrors! A Full Year of Horror #10

Horrors! 365 Scary Stories – A Full Year of Horror

03/04/2017 – 03/10/2017

The horror short-short isn’t easy to master, but more than 100 of the genre’s critically acclaimed authors & hottest up-&-comers have taken a stab at it in Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, an anthology that contains a short tale for every day of the year. Steve Rasnic Tem, Wm F. Nolan, Tom Piccirilli, Yvonne Navarro, Peter Atkins, Brian Hodge, Martin Mundt & 166 others give you short, sharp shocks.

Each day I’ll be reading one story per day with a weekly wrap-up on Fridays. If you missed the first post you can find it here.

It’s dark, it’s cold…so cuddle close and we’ll find the light in the darkness together. Maybe, providing the flashlight batteries don’t die.

 

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