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…

The Fireman

“The world was on fire and no one could save me but you..” A deadly plague dubbed “dragonscale” – a disease that causes its carriers to burst into flames shortly following the appearance of black and gold scale-like patterns on their skin – is sweeping the nation.  Small town nurse Harper Grayson becomes infected following…

20th Century Ghosts

For a long time, this book was my “white whale”.  Up to recently, I had three of Joe Hill’s novels (Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, NOS4A2) in hardcover and although 20th Century Ghosts was easily accessible in paperback or for download on my Kindle, I felt I needed to match my existing format and seek out the…

Heart-Shaped Box

Jude Coyne, a middle aged former front man of an immensely popular metal band, is obsessed with the occult.  His assistant finds a post online advertising a ghost-for-sale and being the collector he is, Jude decides that he must have it.  When a heart-shaped package shows up, it contains nothing but an old raggedy suit.…

The Wraith

Three jailbirds are being transferred when an escape plan goes horribly wrong.  With nowhere left to turn, one of the escapees decides to call in a favor and request the assistance of one Charlie Manx.  Manx has a talent for making folks disappear so he offers a solution to their problem – only they may…

Horns

Ig awakens following a night of drunken debauchery with a throbbing headache. A trip to the bathroom and a glance in the mirror reveals that he has amazingly sprouted a pair of horns. This is coming off a tragic turn of events the previous year in which his girlfriend was found raped and murdered. Unfortunately,…

Locke & Key Omega: Issue #5

OK, so bear with me here as this is my first attempt at reviewing a single issue. I guess if you’re one of the many people who wait for the series to end before picking up a collected graphic novel, I suppose I should let you know that spoilers may be ahead. If not, make…