Black Static #34 Horror Magazine
This issue's fiction comes from Nina Allan, Joel Lane, Ilan Lerman, Andrew Hook & Sean Logan with stories SFRevu describes as 'exceptional', 'nightmarish', 'good', 'unsettling' and 'classic' respectively. Features include the 1st of Lynda E. Rucker's new column, Blood Pudding, Stephen Volk on theatrical horror plus his Whitstable is reviewed by Peter Tennant. Mark Morris is interviewed & reviewed. More
Black Static is essentially a fiction magazine containing short stories in the horror and dark fantasy genres. But it covers other aspects of the genre via reviews of books, movies, DVDs and TV.
The issue's artists are Ben Baldwin (cover & interior), Martin Hanford, Tara Bush, Richard Wagner and Joachim Luetke.
Peter Tennant's Case Notes reviews 3 books from Mark Morris; 'Long Shadows, Nightmare Light', 'Vampire Circus' and 'It Sustains' before Pete interviews Mark.
After that come reviews of Stephen Volk's Whitstable, wherein Peter Cushing is the hero, 2 graphic novels; 'Interview with the Vampire:Claudia’s Story and 'Adamtine', John Llewellyn Probert's latest ('Ward 19' and 'The House That Death Built'). Then 2 tributes to Stephen King get a once over from Pete. (The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book and The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book)
Pete also reviews 2 chapbooks; 'Creakers' by Paul Kane & 'The Fox' by Conrad Williams and 7 of Darkfuse Novellas' most recent 'Snowblind' & 'F9' by Michael McBride, 'Clockwork Dolls' by William Meikle , 'Children of No One' by Nicole Cushing, 'The Mourning House' by Ronald Malfi, 'House of Rain' by Greg F. Gigune and 'Stalking You Now' by Jeff Strand.
Mike O'Driscoll's TV column finds fault with 'The Following' but likes Lorna Jowett and Stacey Abbott's view of the relationship between television and horror in their book 'TV Horror'.
Tony Lee's DVD reviews this issue:
SLEEP TIGHT, THE ECHO, BAIT, THE COLLECTION, SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED, WHITE TIGER, SLICE & DICE: THE SLASHER, FILM FOREVER, TRUE BLOOD SEASON FIVE, THE HIDDEN FACE, SCANNERS, SCANNERS II: THE NEW ORDER, SCANNERS III: THE TAKEOVER, BLOOD SIMPLE, EVIL DEAD 2, KNIGHTRIDERS, BARON BLOOD and THE FACILITY
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