Anthony Shriek

by Jessica Amanda Salmonson Come, I will teach you futility. Young Anthony, student and artist, meets the enigmatic Emily, and the two of them engage in a dark romance that sees the artist in danger of slowly losing his mind as Emily struggles to convince him they are both actually displaced demons and live by... Continue Reading →

The Girl in a Swing

by Richard Adams Though I cannot tell why, I know without doubt that I shall never again undergo any supernatural experience. That music has ended, and now there will be silence. Alan Desland, a porcelain and fine china dealer approaching middle age, has accepted his lot and found satisfaction being alone and working towards bettering... Continue Reading →

Pop. 1280

by Jim Thompson What I loved was myself, and I was willing to do anything I god-dang had to to go on lying and cheating and drinking whiskey and screwing women and going to church on Sunday with all the other respectable people. The apparently slow-witted sheriff in the 47th largest county in a state... Continue Reading →

The Grifters

by Jim Thompson Where had it all started? she wondered. Where the beginning of this detour which had sidetracked civilization into mixing drinks with one hand and stirring up bombs with the other? Roy’s a grifter, born to a 14-year-old mother and a world where thinking fast and moving faster isn’t a con, it’s just... Continue Reading →

A Swell-Looking Babe

by Jim Thompson That had been almost a year ago, back before he had lost his capacity for being insulted, before he had learned  simply to accept... and hate. Dusty Rhodes is a bellhop at a high end hotel, a job that has him involved in all manner of hijinks and pays well, and he needs... Continue Reading →

Queen of Blood

by Charles Nuetzel What looked like a history-making meeting is turning into a nightmare. A signal from outer space has recently been discovered, and soon after evidence of an alien ship landing on Mars follows. An expedition is launched to recover what is thought to be an alien spacecraft and rescue any survivors. The already... Continue Reading →

The Dogs (Vintage Horrors #4)

by Jerrold Mundis "Christ, it's only a dog, not a science-fiction monster." "Tell that to the public." A rural government facility, attempting to maximize the potential of the modern canine, loses one of its German Shepherd puppies due to theft, and the thief soon loses the puppy (due to theft) which is then abandoned on the... Continue Reading →

The Slime Beast (Vintage Horrors #3)

by Guy N. Smith Safety here. Death there. No warning. This review’s going to be written in the first person because it’s got to be crystal clear, all the way through, that these are my own opinions on this extreme version of camp horror and that there must be many people out there who enjoy this... Continue Reading →

A Hell of a Woman

by Jim Thompson I told her the world was full of nice people. I'd have hated to try to prove it to her, but I said it, anyway. Dolly, a man who’s been mistreated by life and can never catch an even break, hustles through his life as a bottom rung door-to-door salesman in a... Continue Reading →

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