Hey there, we got another batch of some delicious, finger-lickin’ horror and for for the nice price of free or dirt cheap (depending on how you like it served). Deep Fried Horror is pure gonzo-style, unapologetic, unfiltered horror, whether it be over-the-top brutality, comedic, or transgressive, but delivered at a price no one can refuse.
In this batch, we have crime, murder, and retribution paid in pounds of bloody flesh. Under the Underpass and The Endless City deliver on crime thriller\horror, where as The Woods are Calling delivers on psychological and paranormal horror. Gimmie Some Truth is quick but sadistic reminder that you shouldn’t trust strangers, especially if they’re beautiful. Ancient Native American demons terrorize mankind in The New Order.
It should not come as a surprise to anyone that eBooks and eZines allow publishers to offer the same material and information but at a fraction of the cost. It should also be of no surprise that digital formats are on the rise. The ability to read a book, magazine, or article at the push of a button is so amazing and something that print versions just cannot compete with.
Well, most of us with our ears to the ground heard this news coming from far off. Fangoria isn’t likely to produce another magazine in print. Ever. The troubles that Fango has been having stretch back years (all the way back when I was writing for them in 2008), and while I won’t point any […]
While Deadman’s Tome Trumpocalypse is still kicking ass and pissing off Donald Trump, Mr. Deadman is working on something with a bit more kink. February is a time for love and heart-break, but it is also a time for whips and chains. What it love without pain, right? And being that Deadman’s Tome has a routine of serving dark, demented, brutal horror it only makes sense that the gimps wouldn’t be given a safe word.
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A surprisingly strong collection of dark, often extreme horror, Deadman’s Tome Book of Horrors II is a slender sampling of the genre. There are stories of both supernatural and human horror contained herein, all said to be torn from a cursed tome that has driven men to madness, murder, and more.
The Valley of Sex by Joseph Rubas was an early favorite for me, a vintage pulp-style horror/adventure story in the vein of Howard and Lovecraft, with some nasty supernatural sex deep within subterranean ruins. DOSE by Marc Shapiro was an odd one, with some really stellar moments (the insatiable whore with no face upon her smooth, egg-like face stands out for me), but I expected something more from the climax.
The Chasm Bridged by Carson Winter was another favorite, a haunted house story that effectively shocks with what you can’t see, before taking an unexpected twist. Easily the most human, most contemporary story in the collection, An Identity For Sam Piles by Spinster Eskie is also the most surprising, in that it effectively humanizes a monster, and starts building our empathy before ever engaging our disgust.
The next three stories fell flat for me, but the collection ends on a high note with a pair of Jack the Ripper tales. The Woman in Red by B Thomas was my favorite of the two, giving us a very sad, yet somewhat sexy motivation for the murders, while The Adler Street Boarding House by Kel y Evans takes a more subtle approach, setting up a soft climax that teases a fictional parallel with Edgar Allan Poe.
While it doesn’t sustain the erotic shock value of the first two tales, Deadman’s Tome Book of Horrors II is a better collection for branching out and really delving deep into the depravity of the genre.
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