VAMPIRES AROUND THE WORLD: PART 2

VAMPIRES AROUND THE WORLD: PART 2

by Lois H. Gresh (author of BLOOD AND ICE, a futuristic vampire thriller — January 2011)

BLOOD AND ICE

From the far east, vampire lore spread from China, Tibet, India, and the Mediterranean to the coast of the Black Sea, and from there, to Greece and the Carpathian […]

VAMPIRES AROUND THE WORLD: PART 1— by Lois Gresh

VAMPIRES AROUND THE WORLD: PART 1

by Lois H. Gresh (author of BLOOD AND ICE, a futuristic vampire thriller — January 2011)

BLOOD AND ICE

Vampire lore has been around since ancient times. People in cultures all over the world have believed in these blood-sucking creatures. The ancient Chaldeans in Mesopotamia believed in vampires; […]

Goodbye, Farewell by Kate Jonez

October is the month when the barrier between this world and the next is thinner than any other time of the year. Thoughts naturally turn to those who have passed on. Throughout history, quick wits and deep thinkers have come up with last words to keep their memory alive. To thoroughly twist the words of […]

The Devil’s Tramping Ground–by Stephen Mark Rainey

The Devil’s Tramping Ground: a 40-foot barren circle out in the wilds of Chatham County, NC, a dozen or so miles northeast of Siler City.

According to local legend, the Tramping Ground is one of those rare places on Earth where the wall between worlds is thin, and here the devil rises nightly and paces […]

Four Haunted Houses That Will Really Scare You

Halloween is coming, and that means the haunted houses are opening. People love being scared. Whether you’re terrified of haunted houses or have a lasting love affair, these four haunted houses are some of the best in the country and guaranteed to entertain.

First, The Netherworld in Atlanta, Georgia prides itself on its realistic costuming. […]

Interview—Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth Free Press is a fun blog for matters pertaining to Lovecraft, as well as all things genre-related. According to the website, it’s a collaborative effort, with the publishers’ striving to have ” readers and writers help us map out and flesh out Innsmouth and the surrounding area, and to do it in epistolary form […]

An Old Scare

Let’s pay tribute to one of the greatest gags that went around a few years back. I was sent a video and told to watch the car. Apparently it was a German auto company who made the commercial and inadvertently caught something on camera. Being the gullible man I am, I watched the video. When […]

There…Wolf

Lon Chaney Jr. as The Wolfman

There is something seductive about power, and the werewolf, the ultimate representation of savagery, is one of literature’s most primitive displays of animal rage and power in its darkest aspect. This ancient horror, recounted by the likes of Herodotus, Virgil, Ovid, and Pliny the Elder, has probably been […]

MadCon 2010 Report Part 2: I Was Throttled By Harlan Ellison

I was throttled by Harlan Ellison.

. Now there’s an introduction you won’t see in your average English class. But, yep, I was throttled by Harlan Ellison — but in a good way; he was trying to make a point, see.

During the MadCon 2010 convention, Ellison had made it clear he did not want […]

October–Paranormal Fiction Month

“When I was growing up,” he said, “my gran would teach the young ones a little rhyme: ‘From ghoulies and ghosties to long-legged beasties, and things that go bump in the night…’” “May the good Lord deliver us,” said Tressler, his voice edged with impatience. “It’s a prayer. You don’t have it quite right.” […]