We had a great year in 2016.
Creeping Waves by Matthew M. Bartlett
My 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
Continue reading ➞ Things that we went and did in 2016
We spoke with J.R. Hamantaschen, the author of You Shall Never Know Security and With a Voice that is Often Still Confused But is Becoming Ever Louder and Clearer, about why he writes and the stories behind his books.
You can listen to the podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud, and YouTube.
J.R. also co-hosts The Horror of Nachos and Hamantaschen, a podcast that is at least twice as zany, irreverent, and full of whimsy as Spooklights.
For this episode, special guest host Sean M. Thompson and Jonathan Raab talk with Muzzleland Press’ own Alex Smith about his novella HIVE, Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, masculinity, urban anxiety, and much more.
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HIVE is a Cronenbergian paranoid thriller about a New York City couple discovering a cascading series of horrors within their seemingly idyllic apartment building. It’s Muzzleland Press’ final release of the year, and it’s one of our best books yet.
Our semi-regular (irregular, in the guerilla sense) podcast Spooklights is now available on YouTube, SoundCloud, and iTunes. We’ve got eight episodes up so far, with more to come shortly.
Thanks for listening. Stay spooky everybody.
The high shaman of Canadian micropress erotic horror Scott R. Jones joins us to talk about formative horror experiences, his Christian Gnosticism, and worldview and philosophy in horror literature.
Author and editor Adrean Messmer of A Murder of Storytellers talks to us about her editing work, her Nintendo Entertainment System, 90s slasher horror, her novel Psychopomp and Circumstance, and so much more.