What’s the Deal with ChiZine Publications?

  ChiZine publications has established a name and reputation in the horror writing community, but it appears that not all is well. According to various sources, ChiZine has problems paying their authors. Now, I totally understand that mistakes will be made from time-to-time, but apparently when authors approach them about a lack of payment ChiZine brushes them off. That’s never a good thing. I’ve reached … Continue reading What’s the Deal with ChiZine Publications?

My Favorite Author is Racist, What does that mean?

When exploring the works of classic literary icons, it would not be uncommon for the reader to awe at the craftsmanship. It would also not be uncommon for the reader to experience an emotional response, and then to even begin idolizing the author. But then comes the discovery that the author behind the beautiful prose and the emotional resonance was a racist, misogynist, anti-Semite, or … Continue reading My Favorite Author is Racist, What does that mean?

Why H.P. Lovecraft Racism is not Surpising

H. P. Lovecraft was born on August 20th, 1890 and died on March 15th, 1937. He was born in a country that two decades ago was coming out of a Reconstruction, a country that three decades ago still had stated that exercised slavery. A country where half of it practiced Jim Crow laws because black and whites sharing the same space was seen as abhorrent. … Continue reading Why H.P. Lovecraft Racism is not Surpising

Book of Horrors II “Triggers” Readers

Book of Horrors II Might be Racist is what some fragile, uber-sensitive snowflakes might say after reading The Valley of Sex by Joseph Rubas – a Lovecraftian horror tale that does more than embrace the archaic and labored prose, the story embraces the prejudice and racism H.P. Lovecraft is infamous for. The Valley of Sex follows a crew of investigators as they explore a strange … Continue reading Book of Horrors II “Triggers” Readers

Are Horror Films Racist?

Every horror film fanatic knows before getting into a horror film that couples that fuck are doomed to die and that black guy (sometimes girl) is most likely going to be first to die. The trope is so pervasive that one doesn’t even need to be a horror fanatic to know of it. But why is it that it’s the black blood that’s spilt first? Is horror … Continue reading Are Horror Films Racist?