Alice Isn’t Dead

Alice is dead.  Or is she? From the creator of the wildly popular podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, comes a story about a young woman roaming the highways of America as a truck driver looking for her wife whom she believes to still be alive.  Along the way she will encounter deformed. zombie-like men and…

Strange Weather

Strange Weather is a collection of four novellas from acclaimed horror author Joe Hill. Snapshot (previously published as Snapshot 1988) The story follows a teen who bumps into a sinister man armed with a polaroid camera that he uses to steal the memories of those he shoots.  I liked this one quite a bit aside…

Skeleton Crew

I used to have an aversion to short story collections. I’m not sure what has changed, but we’re five months into 2018 and I’ve just finished my second of the year. Granted, they’re both works from Stephen King, but I’ll take my little victories however I can get them. Sandwiched between The Talisman and It,…

Rise of the Mudmen

Set in Sydney, on the island of  Cape Breton in 1986, Rise of the Mudmen follows a group of teenagers as they deal with the fallout from a virus that is spreading like wildfire through the east coast community turning their friends, family and neighbors into the undead. The story is told through alternating viewpoints…

Pet Sematary

Just like The Shining and Salem’s Lot, my first exposure to Pet Sematary prior to reading the novel had been from a Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror episode.  You know, the one where Bart reads this incantation from a book of black magic in hopes to raise their beloved cat Snowball I from the dead but…

Salem’s Lot

Following the death of his wife, author Ben Mears returns to Jerusalem’s Lot, the town in which he spent his childhood, to continue work on a novel.  However, it wouldn’t be a Stephen King story if there wasn’t something sinister lurking in a small town.  Did I mention this takes place in Maine? King has…

Revival

Once upon a time, I would have said we choose our paths at random: this happened, then that, hence the other. Now I know better. There are forces. After a less than stellar shot at crime fiction, King makes a triumphant return to his bread and butter: old school, balls-to-the-wall horror.  In his new novel…

Misery

Acclaimed novelist Paul Sheldon, badly injured in a car accident, is held captive by deranged super-fan Annie Wilkes.  A former RN, she vows to aid him back to health until he’s well enough to make the trek to a hospital.  However, it’s on one condition; he write a new novel featuring his signature character Misery…