I love a random Horror Art search on Google, but I ran into Becky’s work on LinkdIn. Weird, right? Not as weird as it used to be… I’ve been connecting with a bunch of horror authors and others in the Horror community there. People are becoming more accepting, or horror is more acceptable – IDK, but it’s about time!
Anyway… online, online, online, and I see her ‘Wear A Mask’ piece! OMG, it’s awesome! Check out all four Covid inspired ones. (I posted them a little larger down at the bottom.)
I went to her site to see everything, and she has a store, yay!! These are on shirts 😁🤘 NOTE TO ARTIST: You know what you NEED to be selling Bec – FACEMASKS! I would SO wear a ‘face’ facemask!!
They come on different shirts, tote bags, iPhone covers, and hangable prints for home or work. Oh, dog tags, too! Neat! This isn’t a sales pitch I swear to Dog, I’m just excited. If there was a textbook horror nerd, it would be me! If she sold stickers…
You can check out more of of Becky Doyon‘s work on her website, and here’s her Instagram. If you’d like to commission something she’s on LinkdIn. Ok, that was fun for a minute. But, you know what all the sites are for… (not JUST stalking anymore!) Connect via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr.
When I picked up TRY THE NEW CANDY and saw the added bonus of the illustrations I knew I’d found something special. Now I look forward to the illustrations almost as much as new stories – almost. Both covers are cool, but who doesn’t love an unattached head?! The slick ass new cover is just in time for this Halloween slasher, too! It may not stick around, so you should make sure you own both… It’s money in the bank – one will be a collectors item.
You’ve read it, right? If I heard a ‘no’ out there somewhere, it’s the perfect time to fix that faux pas. Scary Bastard expands on one of the SSs in Try The New Candy. The book just celebrated it’s first birthday, and it grew two whole chapters for it’s b-day! Now the slick ass cover is on ‘The Author’s Preferred Edition‘ 😉 What better time than a brisk October night to read a blood drenched tale that takes place on Halloween, and is packed with more craziness than a normal person could handle?! NEVER! There’ll never be a better time than now! So… stop trying to pretend you’re normal, and GO GET SCARY BASTARD!
What do a child killer, a hopeful special effects artist, a duo of budding teen psychopaths, a student screwing teacher and a mutated maniac with his lower jaw missing have in common? They’re all out this Halloween. How will their paths cross? Who’s killing who? Can anyone survive the bloodbath or are they all destined to drown in a pool of warm red? This slasher nightmare gives you a seat beside the killer but don’t get too comfortable, there’s a Scary Bastard on the loose… (This book includes 9 horrifying illustrations to guide you through the terror!)
I always tell you guys not to pass up the author’s notes, and here is no exception. You never know what you might learn, or miss. BTW, Aron’s dog has got the coolest name EVER!
What else are you reading this Halloween? Is Trick or Treating canceled where you live due to #Coronageddon? Talk to me – in the comments, or email ShadowGirl@BeckisBookBlog.com . Until next time… Stay safe, not scared!
I’m about to start my binge on the latest show in the ‘Murphyverse’ – RATCHED. It sounded (at first) like it was to be the origin story of Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest… (OMG, how cool is this gonna be!).
Well, as much as I try to avoid anyone elses reviews before I read/watch/consume anything, a few opinions have gotten past my blinders. That doesn’t mean I’m making any judgements, but I think I’m going to go be more prepared for AHS: Pandemic Placeholder. That’s still awesome in my book! Besides, I’m going to miss this year’s American Horror Story post/discussion, so this will help.
I know Ryan Murphy CAN do the story I want, because I thought FEUD was great! It didn’t have the signature AHS feel, even though you knew it was Ryan Murphy’s show. ( I feel the need to keep repeating – That IS a good thing!)
But it is looking like it is not going to be the tragic story behind Ken Kesey’s (or even Miloš Forman’s) Nurse Ratched that I’m about binge. The article that slipped past my radar says that if you changed the name of the title character, you could just re-name this asAmerican Horror Story: Asylum – But Not That One.
So, maybe I will be getting my AHS:2020 after all…
So, I’m still excited! The trailer looks fun & fucked up, as do the characters. Is anyone else going to be watching tonight? I’m curious to hear what other rego people like me are thinking right now, and after the first episode. IDC about all the other reviews, but what’s our horror community saying? Please, let’s discuss!!
I’ll keep you posted. Until then… stay safe, not scared!
After finding a bloody face mask in the street during an epidemic outbreak, a concerned neighbour calls his home-isolating friends to check on them. Meanwhile the friends are experiencing their own horrors in their homes during lockdown.
The five short films are made under the rules:
Shoot in your place of isolation;
Shoot on your phone;
Make horror films.
The five filmmakers came up with their own concepts, goals, style and expression under these rules creating five very different horror short films, using few resources and limited technical gear available, inspired by the lockdown, and strung together by producer Nicolai Kornum.
So, like I said… want to watch a horror movie with me? Sorry we can’t NETFLIX & CHILL, but we can YOUTUBE AND BLOG! (I wish I would have set up the chat here, it would have been like the good ol’ days back at Zombie Fiend!)
I’m going to wait a little bit, then watch it here. Want to join me? It’s only about 25 minutes long, and looks pretty cool. We can text in the comments maybe? Idk how it will work out, but if you’d like to stare at a screen at the same time as me – meet me back here at say… 5:00ish (in about an hour and a half ). We might not even be able to communicate, but we’ll never know if we don’t try sometime! If I don’t see you then, then I’ll see you later. Until then, stay safe, and stay scary – not scared!
These two authors are a match made in… well, Heaven for me!
I’ve been a fan of Matt’s for a very long time. When I stumbled across Sam’s work not very long after, the two people who introduced me to Matt said I’d enjoy Sam’s writing as well – (thank you Suzanne and Cathy!) – and they were right.
IMO, Sam West’s stories have been getting increasingly better this year, and this collaboration came at the perfect time for both of them.
“Two Minds” is told through the viewpoint of the two characters living the story.
The woman – convinced the man she is talking to is responsible for her sister’s disappearance – and the man… Who is he? Did he have anything to do with the sudden disappearance of Samantha’s sister or is he nothing more than an innocent bystander?
Only one thing is for sure… After this night, neither of them will be the same again.
I wish the ending were a little… ‘beefier’ (for lack of a better term, or perfect tongue in cheek?). I just felt like I needed a bit more there, but that’s only one readers opinion. I love how it was written. It’s a great style, and I bet we’ll see more authors experimenting with it. This story, (plus the little preview I had), has got me even more excited for The Devil’s Guests!! Have you been looking for something a bit more twisted than usual? The Devil’s Guests is gonna do things to you that no book has done before – trust!
A note to the authors… your introduction(s) made me laugh out loud at work. Thank you for helping convince my boss I’m a lunatic for sitting down to read “50 SHADES OF FUCKED UP” on my break, and giggling.
Its official! Episode 1 of the podcast is out now!
It’s the inaugural episode of the internet’s latest piece of attention seeking audio: Are You Sure? With Smitherd and Shaw! In this debut show they weigh up the pros and cons of the hot non-issues of the day: Zoos and Selfies. We find out that Matt doesn’t know what the word inaugural means, and hear about Luke getting offended at the London Book Fair. Plus: an all-too-brief visit from Officer Bronkowitz, Matt teeing off camera-based tourist troubles, and Luke inventing something that, as it turns out, already exists. There’s also the first instalments of soon-to-be regular features Transatlantic Swearing, It’ll Never Work, Power Rants with Kit Power and Book Or We Can’t Say Here Or We’ll Get In Trouble. Get on board now and you can say you were an AYSWSAS fan while it was still in the gutter. The bottom of the gutter, really. Download and subscribe here!
Here are two new releases that I’m very excited about, and just bought them both…
William Malmborg’s Santa Took Them
feels like a Christmas-y version of HALLOWEEN – I can’t wait to read it. Here’s a quote from one Amazon reviewer – “Santa Took Them is a fun horror read for the season.”
Christmas Eve 2005. Eight year old Michelle Harper is the only survivor in a horrific massacre that has left her four siblings decapitated, and her mother slowly dying as her innards ooze out onto the second floor landing, the words SANTA TOOK THEM written in blood on the bedroom wall.
Ten years later, having been released from a psychiatric hospital for children, Michelle disappears, her uncle and his girlfriend found hacked to death with a knife before being decapitated, the words SANTA TOOK THEM once again written in blood on the wall.
Dr. Samantha Loomis had no plans for the holidays, and was hoping to spend the time simply relaxing in her home. That all changes when the police begin asking her questions about Michelle, questions that make it fairly clear that they believe her to be guilty of the recent slayings.
No one in Holly Brook, IL has forgotten the horror that unfolded on Christmas Eve all those years ago, and now, as a terrifying blizzard descends upon the small isolated town, and teens begin disappearing one by one, it looks as if that gruesome night was only the beginning.
Matt Shaw’s A Christmas Cackle: F*cked-Up Festive Shorts is from his Fucked Up Shorts collection – written mainly for KU subscribers, but still a steal at $.99! (IMO: All the books in the white cover series are worth owning!)
“These Christmas short stories are for hardcore horror fans.”
Christmas is a time for love and peace and…. oh, bollocks to that! Bah Humbug and all that! Give me Halloween over Christmas any time! Think of me as The Grinch! Think of me as Scrooge! Think of me as the miserable git who won’t be buying you a present this year because… Well…. You don’t deserve one and I am tighter than a duck’s arse! And – as for this book – think of this as short stories based around Christmas in typical Matt Shaw style. An ‘up yours’ to the festive period containing dark tales of horror and twists that you don’t see coming no matter how many Shaw books you have read.
Contained within this book:
The Night Before
Author Facts (based around Christmas no less)
And the short story “This is HORROR” which introduces you to a key character coming in 2016…
PLEASE NOTE: There is VERY bad language in this book. If easily offended – do yourself a favour and sod off. This book isn’t for you.