Magazine review: Dark Moon Digest #28

The latest issue of Dark Moon Digest is host to more excellent short horror fiction, non-fiction and book reviews. Amongst the fiction, opening tale, Rewards Card, by Tom W. Miller reads like an episode from Tales From the Crypt. Rewards cards are seemingly thrust upon you in every store you visit these days and when…

Magazine review: Grimdark Magazine Issue #12

A break from my usual horror reads came in the shape of Grimdark Magazine Issue #12. As usual the zine features various short stories from renowned writers in the Grimdark genre along with book reviews and a couple of interviews. Kicking off with a story from Luke Scull, author of the Grim Company books, A Ring…

Magazine review: Unnerving Issue #3

Issue #3 of Unnerving Magazine rolls around and it’s an absolute doozy! Opening with a fantastic story by Paul Michael Anderson in which he asks: How far will a father go to relieve his daughter from any future pain, both physical and mental? Anderson writes heartfelt dark fiction so well and this story is brilliant…

Book review: Dark Moon Digest #27

Man, these issues sure do come around fast! It’s time for another glimpse at the latest scares from those cats at Dark Moon Digest. DMD is a magazine I really, really like. If you follow my reviews here then you probably already know this. Dark Moon Digest Issue #27 gets off to a good start…

Magazine review: Black Static #57

This is only my second issue of Black Static magazine. I was impressed with the previous issue and this one is equally delightful, perhaps even more so thanks to some excellent long fiction. Black Static always goes all out with its cover art and interior illustrations. They work with some of the best graphic designers…

Book review: Black Static #56

‘Black Static’ is a magazine that has been on my reading radar for some time. Time doesn’t always allow for one to read everything one wants unfortunately and it wasn’t until this current issue (#56) that The Grim Reader managed to peruse and enjoy its contents. Suffice to say, ‘Black Static’ is indeed a high-quality…

Book review: Unnerving Magazine Issue #1

Unfortunately I’ve seen a few magazines go belly up in the last 18 months or so. The reasons I am not quite sure, though I don’t doubt that sales have something to do with it. So here we are with issue #1 of Unnerving Magazine: a new zine that I stumbled across on Twitter, of…

The Grim Reader talks to UNNERVING MAGAZINE

  The horror fiction genre is a tough nut to crack. Most genre readers are tired of their local bookstores disinterest with horror and so they need to get their kicks elsewhere. There are a ton of small publishers working magic within the genre by releasing cutting edge dark fiction and readers are overwhelmed with…

Book review: Dark Moon Digest #24

My current TBR can be seen from outer space but that doesn’t stop this reader from making a little time and a little room for the latest issue of ‘Dark Moon Digest’ – a quarterly zine of horror fiction that always delivers great stories and interesting non-fiction pieces too. Issue#24 is no different from the…