• Graphic Novel Review

    Through the Woods

    Warnings: Violence, Mild Gore My Thoughts I’ve read a lot of horror, ones that were bloodier and more disturbing than this. Yet those novels and graphic novels didn’t affect me the way that this one did. Through the Woods is a collection of horror comics that hearkens back to the creepiest fairy tales. The atmosphere in the novels is not to be understated, the stories and art are chilling, even when the stories are straightforward and can be predicted. “I married my love in the springtime, but by summer he’d locked me away. He’d murdered me dead by the autumn, & by winter I was naught but decay.” Even the…

  • Horror Book Review

    Brief, Horrible Moments: A collection of one sentence horror stories

    Warnings: Gore, Cannibalism, Violence, Self Harm My Thoughts I couldn’t resist a unique idea when I stumbled on this little book, a collection of one-sentence horror stories that are meant to leave the reader wondering what happens next. I didn’t have very high expectations given the concept, but I figured it’d be an amusing short read and it was at first. Some of the earlier stories were not bad, and could easily work as a writing prompt. The vast majority unfortunately were utterly forgettable. “If you didn’t count the doll’s face and the fact that it was the size of a truck, it was a regular looking spider.” There were…

  • Horror Book Review

    A Touch of Jen

    Warnings: Sex, Violence My Thoughts Well, this was certainly one of the more bizarre books that I’ve read in recent memory. A Touch of Jen is psychedelic millennial satire horror that reads like a fever dream. I read this book in a frenzy, finishing in under 48 hours, I just felt compelled to keep turning the page and had a hard time putting it down. The story follows Remy and Alicia, a toxic couple obsessed with Jen, an instagram model that Remy used to work with. Remy is a pitiful ‘nice guy’ and Alicia has low self-esteem. Remy is not subtle about his disdain for his girlfriend, yet they stay…

  • Graphic Novel Review

    Graveneye

    Warnings: Extreme Gore, Graphic Animal Death and Taxidermy, Domestic Abuse, Disturbing Sexual Content, Violence, Cannibalism My Thoughts To say that this graphic novel shocked me is an understatement, but not because of the gruesome content. I’ll be honest that I didn’t enjoy the early parts of the story when I first started reading. I had put it down and didn’t feel the drive to pick it up for a few weeks after. I was initially put off mainly by the art style, it was too gritty for my liking. The choice of narrator was also initially strange, as the story is told from the point of view of a sentient…

  • Horror Book Review

    A Certain Hunger

    Warnings: Violence, Gore, Death, Sex, Rape My Thoughts What a deliciously devious book, a gorgeously written horror satire about a murderess and food critic. Dorothy Daniels has undoubtedly become one of my favorite literary killers; she is unapologetically sexy, terrifyingly tall, she has fine taste in food and a devilish desire to consume. If Lady Dimitrescu was a literary character, she would be Dorothy Daniels. “When we have sex, we ravish our lovers, nibble their ears, lick their vulvas, or swallow their cocks. Gleeful, we banquet on flesh.” The story is straightforward, it recounts the life of Dorothy, a notoriously famous food critic, and her gradual descent into cannibalism. The…

  • Book Review

    Thinner

    Warnings: Violence, Sex, Racism, Descriptions of Starvation My Thoughts Do you know what one of the most un-fun things in the world is? Starving. Speaking as someone with experience and a stressful hospital stay because of it, this book has become that much more terrifying to me after that experience. Billy is a scum bag lawyer saddled with a gypsy curse that leaves him withering away slowly after committing a heinous crime. Both body and mind begin to deteriorate at an alarming rate and Billy finds himself fighting for his life. He goes through all the series of emotions you would expect from someone after they figure out that they’re…