It’s Halloween, and as is tradition, I was hoping to write something about monster movies but didn’t get to it. In fairness, I have a little monster of my own to take care of, and that means things like blithering on about old movies take a backseat. Still, no reason to let the holiday pass by unremarked on.
Below is a list of all my writings about monsters and movies to date. Some of these are quite a few years old, but I think they hold up. Hopefully, I’ll have added to the list when Halloween rolls around next year.
But that’s not all! There’s a new free-to-read story over at my Patreon for you to enjoy. “The Fates of Dr. Fell” is my twisted take on the classic horror portmanteau film, albeit in short story form, and it seems appropriate to reprint it on Halloween. It originally appeared in the 2016 anthology, Spawn of the Ripper, from April Moon Books. The anthology is still available, by the way, and I highly recommend you check it out!
In the spirit of the season, here’s a sneak-peek at a thing the redoubtable John Linwood Grant and I have been discussing, of late. Something may come of it, or it may simply be a shadow of what might have been. Either way, enjoy John’s take on what might be… (more…)
Halloween is almost here, and that means a new Pulpwork Halloween Special is out. It includes my story, “The Bride of the Hound”, a new Royal Occultist adventure, featuring the return of the abominable Hound of Mons, as well as a few other familiar faces. (more…)
I’m behind on my Patreon announcements. There are two new stories available – one for patrons and one that’s free to read. The former, “The Tiger, At Large”, features Baxter Sarlowe, a character I haven’t written about in some time, and his investigation of a haunted painting by Rousseau.
Too, in order to celebrate the season, I’ve decided to post a free Royal Occultist story a week, until Halloween. Starting with “The d’Erlette Configuration”, the stories have appeared before in one form or another, but it’s become something of a tradition to offer a up a bit of a treat for readers. Each of these stories was inspired, in part, by a favourite horror film of mine, from Fiend Without a Face (1958) to Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972). So be sure to check back each week for a new (old) story. And if you feel like checking out some of the patron-only stories, I encourage you to do so.
By the end of 2016, I will have written thirty-one novels, twenty-four of which have been published (and three of which never will be). I have three novels commissioned for 2017, with a possible two others to be added to that schedule.
It began in 1914, as a four-legged nightmare hunted the bloody wastes of no man’s land. Seven years later, the horror reappeared, stronger, and stranger, than before. Now, it has come for the third time, more monstrous than ever, and seeking new prey… (more…)