ARTICLE: “Past and Future: Esoteric and Exoteric Philosophy in Weird Fiction”

As with everything else, the philosophy behind dark, weird, and horrific fiction has evolved over time. This philosophical evolution of horror fiction arguably began in earnest with Edgar Allan Poe—though Poe also nurtured a sense of romantic love, which conquers, as well as defeats, his harshest poetry, e.g. “Alone.” Bleaker still, and more callous in… Continue reading ARTICLE: “Past and Future: Esoteric and Exoteric Philosophy in Weird Fiction”

SAM GAFFORD’S NAMELESS WORDS

“My temper leads me to peace and harmony with all men; and it is peculiarly my wish to avoid any personal feuds or dissensions with those, who are embarked in the same great national interest with myself, as every difference of this kind in its consequence must be very injurious.”     —George Washington   “We… Continue reading SAM GAFFORD’S NAMELESS WORDS

VISUAL FRIGHTS: The Play’s The Thing

BALTIMORE: THE PLAY  (Dark Horse Comics, November 2012  $3.50) Story by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.  Art by Ben Stenbeck.  Colors by Dave Stewart.  Letters by clem Robins.   A plague is wiping out half the population of Verona, Italy in 1917. Into town rides the vampire hunter Lord Baltimore in search of the ancient Haigus.… Continue reading VISUAL FRIGHTS: The Play’s The Thing

The 2012 GHASTLY AWARDS announced

  from the official press release . . . . . . . . . .   The Ghastly Award Judges are proud to announce the Winners of the 2012 Ghastly Awards.  Nominees were chosen from entries nominated by their professional peers:  Comic Book Artists, Writers, and Publishers. Winners were chosen by the Ghastly Awards… Continue reading The 2012 GHASTLY AWARDS announced

Review: Mammoth Book of Body Horror

  The Mammoth Book of Body Horror Edited by Paul Kane and Marie O’Regan Featuring: Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, James Herbert, Stephen King, H. P. Lovecraft, Mary Shelley and others Robinson, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-78033-039-6 510 pgs. Trade SC. $13.95 US Amazon Link “Body Horror,” conceptually, has been around for some time; the ancient Egyptians (not… Continue reading Review: Mammoth Book of Body Horror