Via Review Tales by Jeyran Main-Among the Dead by Stephen Kennedy (Book Review #719)

Among the dead is a post-apocalyptic action story about a pandemic that has taken over the world. A virus has taken over humans changing their behaviour making them violent and uncontrollable. Samantha, one of the lucky ones who managed to remain unaffected travels to upstate New York in search of her husband. On her way, […]

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Via charles french words reading and writing-Death, Disease & Pandemic: How Horror Writers of the Past Translated Illness (Part 1- Bram Stoker & the Rise of the Vampire)

Originally posted on Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues): It should seem obvious: death is that “thing” behind the “fear” that Lovecraft used to define our genre. Yet for the most part, Horror writers seem to prefer the more visceral kinds of death – the vainglorious, the heroic, the tragic – death that glorifies the person…

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Via Horror Writers Association Blog-Winners-Bram Stoker Awards®

The Horror Writers Association (HWA), the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, announces this year’s Bram Stoker Awards® winners after a ceremony held via Live Stream. “This year’s winners reflect a great showing of impressive works from a wide range of competitive finalists,” said John Palisano, HWA President. “This year’s…

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DRACULA – the Novel Nobody Understands

Just a short quote from Dracula (1897) that I rarely hear mentioned and haunts me to this day. Jonathan Harker’s love for Mina is so complete, he would willingly become one of the undead to stay by her side. THAT is the love story so often dropped from adaptations of this classic horror novel.

Chapter 22, Jonathan Harker’s Journal.

“To one thing I have made up my mind: if we find out that Mina must be a vampire in the end, then she shall not go into that unknown and terrible land alone. I suppose it is thus that in old time once vamprie meant many. Just as their hideous bodies could only rest in sacred earth, so the holiest love was the recruiting sergeant for their gastly ranks.”