The Simply Scary Podcast has featured another one of my ghost stories! This time, storyteller Otis Jiry performs Windows to the Soul. If you’re tired of waiting for new stories from The Noctrium, check out the Simply Scary podcast. They release new audio performances every week!
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Pages of Dust has been featured on The Simply Scary Podcast, a series of terrifying stories from a variety of horror authors. Check out the latest episode to hear audio performances of The Forgetful House, Doors, and Unit 319.
I’m pleased to announce the release of Pages of Dust: Volume 3! Twenty tales of ghosts, vampires, and other supernatural horrors from The Noctrium Library, just in time for Halloween.
The greatest scarecrow-builder around also turns out to be a great writer. Check out his work:
A while ago I finished reading the novel Nyctophobia by Christopher Fowler,a delightfully creepy book that I would highly recommend.
The Others is my favorite horror movie. Everything about it—the setting, the music, the story—fills me with a late-autumn rush.
I’ve been re-reading my favorite ghost story anthology. The Dark, edited by Ellen Datlow, was my first serious foray into horror literature, and it scared me senseless. I don’t think I’ve read a more frightening book since.
I’m a strange breed of horror fan who’s wary of an R rating. I don’t want to be drenched with gore, and an hour and a half of people screaming every foul word they can think of gets on my nerves. For moral reasons, I won’t even consider a movie with nudity. The Conjuring contains none of these. Yes, there’s some blood and some strong language, but the movie’s rating is earned almost entirely on scares.
With the fall season starting, the wife and I decided to re-watch the anime series Shiki. It’s one of my favorite shows, and I’d recommend it to anyone who likes vampires.
Interesting article about ghost stories: How Ghost Stories Work. There is a strong emphasis on the psychological and tragic elements that I appreciated very much.
I just finished reading The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories, and I must say I have mixed feelings. It is, as the title suggests, a very large collection, and I came away with the impression that the quantity of ghost stories was favored above overall quality. I do not want to leave you with the impression that it was entirely rubbish; there were a handful of selections that made the whole thing worth it (Ghost Hunt and Napier Court, to name a couple). If, like me, you are in the business of expanding your library, then it may be worth your time. I would advise looking through your own ghost story collection to make sure you are not getting too many duplicates before buying this book.