Rare Horror Reads #1: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

“No, no—there are depths, depths! The more I go over it, the more I see in it, and the more I see in it, the more I fear. I don’t know what I don’t see—what I don’t fear!” The Turn of the Screw is a febrile nightmare, suggesting everything, suggesting nothing.  Is it a ghost… Read More

October Reads

Looking for some new, spooky reads for October?  Well, look no further!  Here’s a few of the fantastic new books on the shelf that we at Rare Horror are looking forward to digging into this Halloween month.  Let us know your thoughts, if there’s anything new we missed, and any of your own Halloween reading… Read More

The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud (2015) review

Fantastic cover art by Pye Parr Nathan Ballingrud is the very definition of a rising star. While he’s been publishing stories for years, his excellent 2013 debut collection, North American Lake Monsters, brought him from virtually unknown to one of the most talked about writers in modern horror and dark fiction. Those nine stories demonstrated… Read More

Black Wings of Cthulhu Volume 1 (2010)

Lovecraft fans know that Lovecraftian fiction is an addiction.  You may drop the habit for a little while, but the tentacles and the damned tomes are always calling to you, waiting for your next binge.  Lovecraft fans also know well the name S.T. Joshi: critic, novelist, leading authority on Lovecraft the man.  He’s edited countless… Read More

Doctor Sleep (2013) Review

The Shining is unequivocally one of the most iconic works of supernatural fiction ever written. In 1977, Stephen King unloaded his subconcious in a shotgun blast that embedded the novel in popular culture – The Overlook Hotel, shining as a euphemism for ESP, elevators that gush rivers of blood, redrum, Delbert Grady’s desire to correct,… Read More

Burnt Black Suns (2014) by Simon Strantzas Review

Until Burnt Black Suns, I had never read Simon Strantzas. Being a devotee of horror and weird fiction, I’d heard of him, but never got around to actually reading him. Of course, approaching a new collection of short stories always comes with some trepidation, however wonderful the title and cover are (and here, they certainly are… Read More