For those interested, there’s a new patron-only short story available over at my Patreon. “Vast, Black, Brooding” finds writer and fashionable weirdo, Charles Fort, investigating a monstrous mystery in a New York speakeasy, alongside Theodore Dreiser. Guest-starring Dutch Schultz and Bugsy Siegel! Continue reading “A Super Evil Thing”
It’s that time of year, when the spirits of the dead wander freely and stories are told around blazing fires. When the world is at its darkest, on the verge of a new dawn.
By which I mean it’s Christmas. Continue reading “Haunted Holidays”
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.
- ‘The Night Has Teeth’
- ‘We Didn’t Come Here to Fight Monsters, We’re Not Equipped For It’
- ‘A New and Terrible Juggernaut of Destruction’
- ‘Crawling Terror…100 Feet High’
- ‘Invisible Empire’
- ‘Reign Over the Earth’
- ‘Death Rides the Moonbeams’
- ‘Seven Jackals Howl’
- ‘The Uncanny Ape’
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!
Permit not thou to come nigh unto me him that would attack me in the House of Darkness.
-Book of the Dead Continue reading “The Black Pharaoh”
There’s a brand new Royal Occultist story up at my Patreon today. “Fiends Fell” finds St. Cyprian and Gallowglass in Northern England, hunting a monstrous, aquatic terror with the help of a diving suit and a sceptical vicar. Continue reading “Fiends Fell”
Strange shadows stretch and writhe in the light, as if possessed by malign intent. Eerie laughter echoes from all around, rising from everywhere and nowhere. In the swirling black, shapes emerge–to strike where they are least suspected.
The Black Brotherhood has come, and someone is going to die… Continue reading “Brotherhood of Shadows”
A body drained of blood is found on Hampstead Heath. Three nights later, a white face is seen pressed against a window in Highgate. In Hampstead tube station, something titters in the shadows of the platform. In Surrey, a phone rings.
The agents of the Westenra Fund are on the case… Continue reading “The Westenra Fund”