Dark Moon Digest

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing Acquires Dark Moon Digest

News by Max Booth III July 20, 2015
A small press and a horror magazine have joined together to create an adorable skull child.

Academia vs. Imagination: The Problem of Intellectualism in the Works of Stephen King

Column by Bart Bishop July 17, 2015
An examination of the throughline of intellectual characters portrayed negatively in the works of Stephen King.
Finders Keepers

Bookshots: "Finders Keepers" by Stephen King

Review by Richard Thomas July 14, 2015
A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes way too far.
Mr. Suicide by Nicole Cushing

Bookshots: 'Mr. Suicide' by Nicole Cushing

Review by Christopher Shultz
How many times in your life have you wanted to slap someone? Really, literally strike them? You can’t even begin to count the times. Hundreds. Thousands. You’re not exaggerating...

The 5 Best Horror Comics On Shelves Right Now

Column by George Cotronis May 22, 2015
Some have just finished, some are ongoing: Horror comics that are hot right now which you can pick up at your local comic book store.
Bookshots: 'The Scarlet Gospels' by Clive Barker

Bookshots: 'The Scarlet Gospels' by Clive Barker

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky May 19, 2015
Clive Barker returns to his most famous creation for the first time in almost thirty years, and throws in his second most famous creation for good measure.
Dark Screams Volume Three

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams: Volume 3' Edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman

Review by Christopher Shultz
This third entry in the 'Dark Screams' series of mini-anthologies reminds us that good things come in threes.
Will Poulter Cast as Pennywise in Stephen King's 'It'

Will Poulter Cast as Pennywise in Stephen King's 'It'

News by Emily Rose Lathrop May 6, 2015
Cary Fukunaga has reportedly found his Pennywise.
Stephen King’s 'Mr. Mercedes' Among Edgar Award Winners

Stephen King’s 'Mr. Mercedes' Among Edgar Award Winners

News by Raine Winters
Get the lowdown on The Edgar Awards!

Wake Up and Stop Writing Dream Sequences

Column by Max Booth III April 23, 2015
All books and movies possess individual universes fabricated with their own set of rules. Dreams allow these rules to be broken. When not handled well, they can be viewed as a sign of weakness.
When We Were Animals

Bookshots: 'When We Were Animals' by Joshua Gaylord

Review by Christopher Shultz
For the three nights of the full moon, the teenagers of Pale Miranda run wild...

'The Babadook': A Lesson In Subtext

Column by Christopher Shultz April 10, 2015
One of 2014's most celebrated films may seem like just a slick, supernatural tale, but there's so much more going on between the lines.
IndieGoGo Campaign Hopes to Fund ‘Scary Stories to tell in the Dark’ Documentary

IndieGoGo Campaign Hopes to Fund ‘Scary Stories to tell in the Dark’ Documentary

News by Raine Winters
The book that terrorized our childhoods is coming for us again!

Bookshots: 'The Doll Collection' edited by Ellen Datlow

Column by Richard Thomas March 11, 2015
Stories about dolls that will certainly get under your skin.
Bookshots: 'Shotguns v. Cthulhu' by Various Authors

Bookshots: 'Shotguns v. Cthulhu' by Various Authors

Review by BH Shepherd
A concise review of the short story collection "Shotguns v. Cthulhu" from Stone Skin Press.
Bookshots: 'Dark Screams Volume Two' edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James F

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams Volume Two' edited by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman

Review by Christopher Shultz March 3, 2015
Part two in the 'Cemetery Dance'-related 'Dark Screams' series tops its predecessor with five horror tales from big name authors.
Bookshots: 'The Visible Filth' by Nathan Ballingrud

Bookshots: 'The Visible Filth' by Nathan Ballingrud

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
The latest novella from This Is Horror is an unsettling journey beneath the skin.
LitReactor Book Club

March Book Club Selection: 'Bird Box' by Josh Malerman

News by Joshua Chaplinsky February 3, 2015
March's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Bird Box' by Josh Malerman.
Bookshots: 'Fearworms: Selected Poems' by Robert Payne Cabeen

Bookshots: 'Fearworms: Selected Poems' by Robert Payne Cabeen

Review by Brian McGackin
Horror graphics poetically graphed. No, that's not right: graphic graphic horror poetry. Almost. Wait, I have it this time: graphic horror poetry told graphically.
Bookshots: "120 Doses" by Neil Krolicki

Bookshots: "120 Doses" by Neil Krolicki

Review by Richard Thomas
Port Drogo is known for criminals and radical reconstructive surgeries. Can Owen Jelinsky find his story, and get out alive?

I’m Dreaming of a Red Christmas: 7 Horror Books to Read Over the Holidays

Column by Max Booth III December 23, 2014
Grab some chocolate milk, decapitate the Elf on the Shelf once and for all, and settle in for your required dose of holiday horror.
Writing Contest: David Wellington's Fear Project ($1000 prize)

Writing Contest: David Wellington's Fear Project ($1000 prize)

News by Max Booth III December 12, 2014
Terrify David Wellington and win $1000.

How NOT to Edit a Shared-World Anthology

Column by Max Booth III December 9, 2014
With a shared-world anthology, continuity is critical. Too bad Max was too busy getting drunk and watching Netflix to actually pay attention the first time around.
Dark Screams: Volume One

Bookshots: 'Dark Screams: Volume One' edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar

Review by Christopher Shultz
Five tales that blur reality to some degree, featuring Stephen King and Ramsey Campbell, amongst others.
Bookshots: 'Watch' by Cass J. McMain

Bookshots: 'Watch' by Cass J. McMain

Review by Leah Dearborn
A woman is summoned to the deathbed of her dying uncle, who informs her that the father who abandoned her at birth is a vampire.