Synopsis: A ship crashes down on a wasted world, in the midst of a vast desert. Two survivors, Shapiro and Rand, find themselves caught in desperate circumstances due to the question of supplies. If that was not enough, the dunes themselves have a mysterious, hypnotic power all their own. Rand succumbs to this power, watching […]Read more "Life’s a Beach: Stephen King’s “Beachworld” (Sunday Shorties)"
Here is a new feature on ConsideringStories: Sunday Shorties will present brief views of short fiction. I don’t see this turning into a regular weekly column any time soon. We will start out as a once a month thing, unless we really get inspired! Our first Sunday Shorties offering comes from from Trista, as she considers […]Read more "Sunday Shorties: Ramsey Campbell’s “The Tugging”"
Private detective Mike Shayne gets a call from Mr. Piralta, a wealthy expat Cuban currently living in Florida. The job is big news: that wealthy cat’s wife’s emerald bracelet got pinched, the thing is worth six figures, and the police have been making zero headway on recovering it. The redheaded detective knows the score: if […]Read more "One Tough Dick: Brett Halliday’s The Careless Corpse"
Reviewed by: Daniel R. and Trista K. Robichaud Synopsis: Elaine is a beautiful young witch from San Francisco, starting over in a new town. Personal tragedy behind her, she befriends interior decorator Trish and bonds with the local Wiccan group. Elaine’s heart’s desire, however, is to be properly loved by a man. Her witchcraft-assisted quest […]Read more "The Alamo Cinema Massacre presents: THE LOVE WITCH"
Synopsis: When six college students head out into the California desert in search of Indian artifacts to dig up and bring back to their college campus, they awaken ancient rubber mask forces with a burning, yearning desire to possess the living in order to slaughter the living. # Some films are composed with the […]Read more "No use warning city folks: Fred Olen Ray’s Scalps"
Sherry Decker will soon return to the horror genre with a new novel, A Summer With the Dead, and ConsideringStories has had a chance to check it out early. Ms. Decker sent us an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. The book will be appearing from Elder Sign Press in Spring 2017. # […]Read more "Bones in the Well and Ghosts Downstairs: Sherry Decker’s A Summer With the Dead"
Verity Price comes from a long line of monster hunters. Well, not quite. The monsters are really misunderstood cryptids, as in those sorts of beings that technically fall into the supernatural realm of the zoological spectrum; also, they can be friendly. Her family tries to assist the helpful cyptids (aka supernatural species that humans mistake for […]Read more "Crowded house or monster mash?: Seanan McGuire’s Midnight Blue-Light Special"