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”.
“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?