The Boots of Frankenstein

The sixth issue of The Audient Void is now available. Among a slew of fine stories is my homage to the silver screams of yesteryear, “Bruno J. Lampini and the Boots of Frankenstein”. 

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“Bruno J. Lampini and the Boots of Frankenstein” represents something of a departure for me. It’s a full on black comedy, where the horror and the action takes a backseat to the humour. Lampini is a disreputable sort of character – an agent of eldritch acquisitions, looking to buy and sell sinister artefacts, horrific memorabilia and esoteric grimoires.

I had so much fun writing this one that I’ve started working on a follow up, tentatively titled “Bruno J. Lampini and the Claw of Satan”. Where “Boots” was a send-up of the Universal Frankenstein films, “Claw” is a pastiche of some of my favourite folk horror stories, including The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971).

Only time will tell whether Bruno will make a third appearance. For the time being, why not grab a copy of The Audient Void and see what you think of him?

The Audient Void: A Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy, issue six, is available via the publisher’s website or ebay.