We’re proud to cap off our run-up to Schlock’s Halloween issue by interviewing one of the luminaries of contemporary horror fiction. In an illuminating Schlock Talk, the award-winning novelist and short story writer Laird Barron speaks about his long history with horror (specifically, since the age of five), the enduring influence of the Alaskan landscape on his work and his latest collection, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All.
The Jeweller of Second-hand Roe
The bijouterie was a family affair. Three sons kept supplies and deliveries constant. Olivier, the oldest, drove the anonymous covered cart. The giant Thibault acted as loader…
Shadows in the House of Lights
It's the long traveled deep wheeled road that got me here. Near darkness followed like a spell, and the outlined view was found the old house with yellow lit windows,…
Random House (THIS IS A DEATH SENTENCE)
It started ordinarily enough, with a phone call. I have an old-fashioned phone, plastic, with a dial, which is attached to the wall in my kitchen with a cord. Though most of…
I love how as the sun starts to set the skies above my neighbourhood come alive with bats. It’s probably thanks to a couple of seemingly…
As part of our ongoing run-up to Halloween, we invited Gothic scholar Conrad Aquilina to dissect Showtime’s popular Gothic panorama Penny Dreadful, aided along by illustrations by Schlock regular Daniela Attard.
As we continue to Get Grisly for the month of Halloween, Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone delves into the horrific-but-hilarious world of ‘splatstick’. Think Looney Toons, with an extra topping of exposed viscera.
As part of our horror-friendly coverage for the month of Halloween, we present a publisher profile by Simon Marshall-Smith, who speaks to us about the spooky predilections of his own literary house of horrors: Spectral Press, who have just released the Spectral Book of Horror Stories, edited by fellow Schlock Talker Mark Morris.
Schlock will be celebrating the world of horror in all its grisly glory for the month of Halloween – starting now. This week, we speak to prolific writer-editor Mark Morris about a new – non-themed – anthology he has edited for Spectral Press.
Pop Culture Destruction returns after an all too short hiatus, as Marco gets a few new voices to join in the destroying of all pop culture. Check it out for talk on Under the Skin, Jeff Vandermeer’s Authority and Grant Morrison’s The Multiversity, as well as Doctor Who and holiday talk. If only we also went on holiday…
It’s with great pleasure and excitement that we welcome you to our midsummer edition – our only issue for a few months yet.
I am the last of the bell ringers….
You focused your attention (and your hope) on a girl named Zelda
and would hang around with her every chance you got.
She was perfect—
way to the left—
a socialist in fact.