December 2014 Issue

We’re happy to close what has been a colourful and productive year for Schlock with an appropriately exciting collection of short fiction and artwork. We have a freshly translated Maltese variant on the vampire story (‘Camilla’), more subtly supernatural musings (‘A Problem of Angels’) as well as fast-paced genre thrillers (‘Running with Starchild’, ‘Coming of

Masked Wrestlers and Hairy Hands: A Glance at Mexican Horror Cinema

by Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone Image by Daniela Attard I have just watched the short film El Gigante (dir. Gigi Saul Guerrero, 2015) by Luchagore Productions, a production team committed to the horror genre. El Gigante is a gory splatterfest, which cleverly combines the familiar ‘backwoods cannibal’ subgenre with that tradition distinct to Mexican film

Book Reviews: Molly Tanzer and Joe Pulver

The Pleasure Merchant by Molly Tanzer, Lazy Fascist Press, 2015 Review by Teodor Reljic With Halloween now upon us, you’d probably expect me to crank out a review of some of the hottest horror titles currently on the shelves – in which case I would go on to recommend Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts

Schlock’s Podcast #22 – The Apocalypse, Trojan, Fury Road

Welcome listeners to another edition of the Schlock podcast… Wait, what do you mean that,  following the previous edition, you thought Teodor and Marco were devoured by werewolves that were also Lovecraftian horrors? The three month delay was actually caused by their wanting to have a break! Of course. Either way the podcast is back, and this time

Do I Know You?

by Alan Swyer Illustration by Mark Scicluna In the formative days of their relationship, Hallahan’s stories were a great part of his allure. First professionally, then personally, Colleen found him to be a captivating raconteur whose tales, anecdotes, and exploits provided an ongoing source of pleasure. Though at times she sensed a line of demarcation