31 Shots of Shock #9: ‘Pop Art’ by Joe Hill

*Title: 'Pop Art' by Joe Hill. Date Read: 09 October 2011 Available Online?: NO, taken from, 20th Century Ghosts (PS Publishing). Briefly: The narrator has a best friend called Arthur Roth, who is a little different than most. You see Arthur … [Read more...]

31 Shots of Shock #8: ‘A Warning to the Curious’ by M. R. James

*Title: 'A Warning to the Curious' by M.R. James. Date Read: 08 October 2011 Available Online?: YES, but for this review I read from, M.R. James: The Collected Ghost Stories (Oxford University Press) Briefly: The narrator relates a story … [Read more...]

31 Shots of Shock #7: ‘The Grave’ by P. D. Cacek

*Title: 'The Grave' by P. D. Cacek. Date Read: 07 October 2011 Available Online?: NO (read from the anthology, 999 (William Morrow Books), edited by Al Sarrantonio) Briefly: On her way home from her job as a teacher, young Elizabeth spots … [Read more...]

31 Shots of Shock #6: ‘The Signal-Man’ by Charles Dickens

*Title: 'The Signal-Man' by Charles Dickens. Date Read: 06 October 2011 Available Online?: YES. Briefly: Curious about the solitary life of a signal-man the narrator descends down the railway embankment to have a chat with one such lonely … [Read more...]

31 Shots of Shock #5: ‘The Pier’ by Thana Niveau

*Title: 'The Pier' by Thana Niveau. Date Read: 05 October 2011 Available Online?: NO (available in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22 (Constable & Robinson)) Briefly: Dragging his reluctant and increasingly angry wife Claudia along to a … [Read more...]

31 Shots of Shock #4: ‘The Vision of Tom Chuff’ by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

*Title: 'The Vision of Tom Chuff' by J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Date Read: 04 October 2011 Available Online?: YES. Briefly: Tom Chuff is an evil, abusive drunkard who has his family shaking in fear at his very presence. One evening at home he … [Read more...]

31 Shots of Shock #3: ‘Amerikanski Dead at the Moscow Morgue’ by Kim Newman

*Title: 'Amerikanski Dead at the Moscow Morgue' by Kim Newman. Date Read: 03 October 2011 Available Online?: NO (read from the anthology, 999 (William Morrow Books), edited by Al Sarrantonio) Briefly: Mother Russia finds itself once again … [Read more...]

31 Shots of Shock #2: ‘The Rose Garden’ by M.R. James

*Title: 'The Rose Garden' by M.R. James. Date Read: 02 October 2011 Available Online?: YES, but for this review I read from, M.R. James: The Collected Ghost Stories (Oxford University Press) Briefly: On this particular day, the strong-willed … [Read more...]

31 Shots of Shock #1: ‘Out Back’ by Garry Kilworth

*Title: 'Out Back' by Garry Kilworth. Date Read: 01 October 2011 Available Online?: NO (available in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22 (Constable & Robinson)) Briefly: Desperate to finish the final 10,000 words of his latest novel, writer R … [Read more...]