Fight the Future, Support Your Local Sheriff

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They want you to relax and sit back
Rest those weary bones
Flip on the tube and let the propaganda take hold.
Because freedom won’t fall to the sound of enemy bombs
But the tune of snake oil speeches and thunderous applause.

https://mississippibones.bandcamp.com/track/a-paranoiacs-farewell

Sheriff Kotto rides again! Join him on his last radio broadcast as he hears from old friends, new threats, and rocks out to brand new conspiracy-horror-inspired music from Mississippi Bones.

RADIO FREE CONSPIRACY THEORY from Mississippi Bones, co-written with Jonathan Raab and featuring Matthew M. Bartlett, Sean M. Thompson, Tom Breen, and many more.

Spooklights #21 Chop Talk with Matthew M. Bartlett

Matthew M. Bartlett joins us once again to talk about writing, social media use, substances (including coffee!) and writing, editing, networking, Twin Peaks, True Detective Season 2 sucks, and a whole lot more! Sean M. Thompson stays in the slot for most of the show, and I decided to cut out my buzzed, half-hearted defense of some of the elements in the Star Wars prequel films because I’m not a total monster.

Music by Terrortron: terrortron.bandcamp.com/

Things that we went and did in 2016

We had a great year in 2016.

Creeping Waves by Matthew M. Bartlett

cover_204-16_originalMy favorite book of the past several years, horror or no. Yeah, yeah, I’m biased and all, but it’s really, really good. A tableau of nightmare imagery; a mix of pulpy decadence and existential terror; gleeful, mean-spirited stories of a witch-cult spreading its madness through a Satanic radio station. Bartlett manages to impress thrill-seekers and literary folks alike.

But don’t take my word for it:

“Bartlett is a visionary. He actually reinvented the wheel here, with his idea of a collection.  His stories are woven into intricate quilts of passage and prose, stitched through catalog entry or radio editorial, want ads and personal  ads. Black and white pictures. You get an entire world between the covers.  It’s not a pretty one.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror
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Follow the signs to the Real Leeds.

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“You’ve come here for a horror story. And what you get is one of the purest and most audacious expressions of horror in the modern day. There are more tantalizing ideas per page than you’ll find in most full-length novels. Here you will encounter faded cult leaders returned to prominence and infused with bloody purpose; old grimoires, diaries, and cookbooks of unsavory provenance catalogued and priced for the corrupted bibliophile; passage to the Night of Black Tents and to the blood-drenched carnival at the rancid heart of the dream. There are missing children and missing souls. Every past sin and every forgotten defeat returns to you here, dressed in the terrible glamor of an animated, ravenous death.” – Nathan Ballingrud in his introduction to Creeping Waves.

Available here.

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