Short Fiction Review - Nightmare #69, June 2018

This issue of Nightmare Magazine includes two original short horror stories, the reviews of which are below. The stories the editors have chosen in this issue are incredibly written and ones that I’m certain horror lovers everywhere will enjoy, especially since the two stories are in a nice juxtaposition to one another. “Leviathan Sings to Me in the Deep,” for example, is slow and smooth as it sails ever deeper into the darker waters of the mind. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW.

Book Review: C.H.U.D. Lives! -- A Tribute Anthology, edited by Joe Mynhardt

Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. That’s what the acronym “C.H.U.D.” means. I was a young kid when the film C.H.U.D. was released in theaters in 1984—way too young for movies like this. It wasn’t until years later that I was finally able to see it and, like any devout horror fan, I was hooked. C.H.U.D. Lives! is, as the title states, a tribute anthology written in honor of this genre-bending, cult classic and its creators. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE.

What’s in a Name: World Building Basics

“What’s in a name?” When Shakespeare penned that infamous question so many centuries ago, he was speaking of the idea that the essence of an object or person remains the same regardless of what it’s called. Indeed, the rose of which Juliet spoke during her not-so-secret thoughts on the nature of Romeo has many names — a different one in each human language, for starters. So what does this mean for us as writers or in terms of world building in general? CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE.