American Horror

I grew up with The Twilight Zone, One Step Beyond, and The Outer Limits. These anthology shows gave us classic stories from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, and Harlan Ellison. The writing was often crisp and the stories bits of carefully crafted heaven. The episodes didn’t always work, and not all […]

Story Spotlight: “The Bedlamite” by Ferrel Moore

High Seas Cthulhu offers dark fiction on the open seas—or as the editor describes it, “Swashbuckling Adventure meeting Mythos.” Some of the tales are historical, and some more modern. Ferrel Moore’s contribution to the anthology, “The Bedlamite,” was set in the 1800’s. Heavy in atmosphere, the tale works hard to build suspense until the […]

Book Review: Horrors Beyond

Horrors Beyond edited by William Jones Elder Signs Press/288 pages 2005, $15.95 ISBN: 978-1934501030

Editor William Jones presents eighteen tales of lurking evil and “terrifying realities” in Horrors Beyond. Jones couldn’t have chosen a better opening story for his anthology than Tim Curran’s “The Eyes of Howard Curlix”: With a reverential nod to H.P. Lovecraft’s […]