Fiction, Horror, Literature, Paranormal

Review: Joshua Graham’s ‘The Accidental Exorcist’

When I found Joshua Graham’s novella The Accidental Exorcist (2013, Joshua Graham) on I felt compelled to read it. The subject of possession has intrigued me since high school when I read William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist (1971, William Peter Blatty) for the first time. (I slept with the lights and the closet doors open for a week—my parents were so ticked off.)

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Film, Horror, Movies, Paranormal

As Above, So Below (2014)

As Above, So Below (2014) is a found-footage film by brothers John and Drew Dowdle who are no strangers to the horror genre. It follows three previous horror films—Devil (2010), Quarantine (2008), and The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007). The film is set in modern-day Paris, mostly in the Parisian catacombs, with opening and closing found footage clips.

Fiction, Horror, Literature, Supernatural

‘Interlands: A Tale of the Supernatural,’ by Vincent O’Neil

I picked up Interlands: A Tale of the Supernatural, by Vincent O’Neil (2013, Vincent O-Neil), while searching on through its abundant selection of Kindle eBooks. When I learned that  Interlands takes place in Providence, Rhode Island, I had to read the book for two purely selfish reasons. For one, a large part of my family lives in the state (I feel the connection to place), and two,…

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Film, Horror, Movies, Science Fiction

Colour from the Dark (2008)

Colour From the Dark (2008) is director Ivan Zuccon’s artistic interpretation of H. P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Colour Out of Space” (1927). It follows two previously released films also based on the short story—Die, Monster, Die! (1965) starring Boris Karloff, and The Curse / Curse 2: The Bite (Double Feature) (1987), starring Wil Wheaton. Colour From the Dark is a horror film set in the Italian country…

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Fiction, Literature, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction

‘Short Order—A Collection of Speculative Fiction and Science Fiction Short Stories’ by R. A. Scrittore

The higher than average customer book reviews on enticed me to read R. A Scrittore’s Short Order – A Collection of Speculative Fiction and Science Fiction Short Stories.  Scrittore is the author of several short stories that have been featured on the critically acclaimed Polka Scene ‘Zine and The short story anthology is Scrittore’s first. One story in…

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Welcome to Speculative Fiction Reviews. Shortly on this site, you will find reviews of works classified as fantastical, that is, books, movies, games, and events of science fiction, paranormal, post-apocalyptic, utopian-dystopian, alternate history, horror, dark science fiction, paranormal and supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, and, well, you get the idea.  Check back often. We’ll start posting in late May 2013.