Most recently published stories in Horror.
- Top Story - July 2018
Halloween Horrorthon 2018 - The Finalists
Hello one and all. So, it's 2018 and I'm laying a few key choices for which movies to watch on the eve of all Saints. As I did last year, I managed to add a new movie, which was the defacto belated sequel, Jigsaw which really should've died along with the torture porn craze that it started with. No big surprise, the one on everyone's lips is the David Gordon Green reboot of Halloween which is said to be a direct 40-year-old sequel to the classic 1978 John Carpenter classic which is also bypassing all of the franchise films in between. We will see if that film makes the cut as the final one in my annual horrorthon.
Dreams of Darkness: Chapter 2
Chapter Two Tabitha was standing in her kitchen, waiting for her dinner to get done in the oven. Taking a bite from the bowl of salad she had in her hand, setting it down; she went to the fridge to grab a Mountain Dew. Staring at the refrigerator door for a second, dazing off. There was artwork she drew in the fourth grade still hanging on the door. It was a drawing of Earth with something hidden in the back, maybe another planet or something. She couldn’t remember drawing it, but for some reason she started thinking about her Astronomy class. The teacher was going on about theories and opinions on there being other worlds with living organisms on them.
Common Man's View: 'The Den'
A potentially peaceful evening of anime viewing is interrupted by my wife's school chum who recommends we watch a movie about home invasion and webcam murders; the ensuing night reaffirms my desire not to communicate with strangers via 'Chat Roulette-esque' services and introduces a factor of viewing such material that surprises me as a viewer. The Den is actually a slightly older movie than I anticipated, when it was first described to me I anticipated it serving as an indie response to Unfriended: The Dark Web, but the movie was actually released in 2013. Zachary Donohue brings to life a chilling tale of anonymous web chat assaults that rivals and perhaps even surpasses more recent entries in the “found footage,” “webcam” style movies.
August 14, 1945 “Everybody line up!” Barked the headmistress of the gloomy orphanage. All the young children scatter, they push each other trying their best to get in line quick. Once everyone was lined up, the cruel headmistress made her way down the line. She eyed the children with her cold blue eyes, she was all business. Headmistress Ketch was never casual, the children always saw her steely grey hair tied into a tight bun, and she always wore a pressed grey dress. The children had a nickname for her, they called her the iron maiden. She obtained that nickname because of her hands, they would feel like a paddle of iron whenever she would spank the children. Though, sometimes the spankings would be a little… too rough.
Monster on the Shelf (Pt. 1)
“That's just it, I can write outlines all day, but I can't put down the words for a whole story.” That was the conclusion I came to every night, after hours of working on little more than plot summaries and outlines for stories that I dreaded would never be written. Following this, or sometimes even prior to this, my wife would assure me that I could do it. The fact of the matter was, the closest I had ever come to completing anything like a finished novel had been when writing single segments of a story with people at work, and having them continue with the next segment. That had worked wondrously, so why couldn't I just do that alone?
A Hero’s Shade
What makes a hero? Good looks, strong abs and perfect teeth? No. What makes a hero is the will to carry on, the courage to never give up. A hero is expected to be the epitome of righteousness. The last bastion of hope when all is lost. They are expected to be pure. To be incorruptible. This is a story of a hero—not a perfect one, but nonetheless a hero.
"We have nothing against these good lambs; in fact, we love them. Nothing tastes better than a tender lamb." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
What Does Cannibalism Do to Your Body?
Cannibalism is one of the most universal taboos. Frowned upon in nearly every culture around the world (even if there isn't always a law on the books to punish this very specific act), cannibals populate the worst of our ghost stories and horror movies. From Sawney Bean and his clan in the hills of Scotland, to Hannibal Lecter in Silence of The Lambs, cannibals are everywhere.
The Boy in the Cul De Sac (Part I)
This story starts in 2009, the year my parents divorced. My dad made the decision to stay in Kentucky while my mom, twin sisters, and I were moving to Georgia to stay with my grandmother. I was actually excited for this move. I got to see my grandma, got to eat endless Korean food, and got to live near the beach. Everything was expected to turn out great, but of course, it didn't.
The Slenderman Cometh
Whoever—whatever—Slenderman is, whether he is a demon from hell, a mass delusion, or something summoned up from the collective ID, given a real startling life by young people sitting at their keyboards—I have seen him before. In dreams. I KNOW.
I sat, shaken and breathing heavily as my vision cleared. I waited and then felt the blood tickling my lips. I stared into the darkness, waiting for another blow, but it never came. I blinked a few times, hoping to stop the tears, if only for a moment.
The Enfield Poltergeist: A Real Life Ghost Story That Will Give You the Chills
There exists, in this world, a large number of unexplained events that truly shake us when they hit the public eye. Demons, ghosts, or perhaps pure hoax? Perhaps the most terrifying of these famous tales is the Enfield haunting. Ghost or hoax? You decide.