Barrymore Tebbs


Barrymore Tebbs' writing combines the brooding atmosphere of the Gothic novel with the unexpected twists and turns of the Psychological Thriller to create "historical, doom-laden creepfests about people struggling (and often failing) to make sense of the situations they find themselves in."

He is as much inspired by the garish imagery and overwrought story lines from Hammer Films and Dark Shadows as he is by the subtle finesse of 20th Century writers such as Shirley Jackson, Daphne Du Maurier, and Thomas Tryon.

He is also the owner of the weblog, The Midnight Room, where he writes occasional commentary about Gothic art, fiction, and film.

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Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do. It was a short werewolf story called The Lycanthrope. I was about eleven or twelve years old when I wrote it. I turned the paper sideways and typed it like it was a book. I've recently used the same premise for a short novel called Night of the Lycanthrope.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was an avid reader as a child, but around age ten I started discovering gothic fiction and the monsters - Dracula, Frankenstein. - and Poe and Lovecraft. I would think Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart had a startling impact on my mind at that young age.
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Where to find Barrymore Tebbs online


The Haunting at Blackwood Hall
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,450. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
In the tradition of the great Gothic Romances, The Haunting at Blackwood Hall is a thrilling ghost story brimming with bold new twists on the beloved conventions of a bygone era.
Night of the Pentagram
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,000. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
For lovers of drive-in B movies and vintage paperback horror novels, this blood spattered Gothic potboiler plunges the reader back to the year 1968 - a time of mini skirts and ironing board straightened hair, when pot smoking and peace signs walked hand in hand, and the Hollywood Jet Set routinely made pacts with the Devil. Once you check into the Abernathy Clinic, you might not check out - alive!
Shelter From the Storm - A Ghost Story for Christmas
Price: Free! Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(4.14 from 7 reviews)
A weary traveler finds himself stranded on the doorstep of two proper Victorian ladies during a wild winter storm.
The Yellow Scarf
Price: Free! Words: 13,850. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00 from 1 review)
Five London swingers drop acid and spend the night in the house of notorious Satanist, Basil Townsend. Sex, drugs, rock and roll, and Playboy bunnies.

Barrymore Tebbs' tag cloud

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