To celebrate the paperback debut of my short, dark fantasy novel FROM HELL’S HEART, I thought I would take a look at this work and its origins. Less inspired by the Tolkein school of fantasy than writers like Leigh Brackett and Louis Lamour, it’s an apocalyptic dark fantasy that owes quite a bit to the […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: DANIEL R. ROBICHAUD’S FROM HELL’S HEART"
Synopsis: When seven young friends decide to head out to a remote cabin in the woods and enjoy some young person past times (sex, good food, walks in the woods, swims in the ponds) none of them expects to end up inside a horror movie. Scratch that. ONE of them expects to end up in […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE"
In the South American country of Descalzo, three guys enact a desperate plan to smuggle a golden statue across the borders by hiding it among a bunch of fake copies destined for New York. However, their plan goes awry when the expected package gets diverted before it can end up in the safe place they […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: DANCING AZTECS"
This week sees the release of my new 30k word collection of fiction, GATHERED FLOWERS, STONES, AND BONES: FABILIST FICTIONS. To celebrate, I will discuss one of the included tales and include that piece as an excerpt. # My First Pro-Rate Sale Daniel R. Robichaud Around 2005, the famed site HELLNOTES decided to run a […]Read more "TUESDAY TEASE: GATHERED FLOWERS, STONES, AND BONES"
Synopsis: While researching a book about murders committed some twenty years prior by a fiendish strangler, James Rankin (Boris Karloff) finds plenty of evidence to support his “wild” claims that the wrong man was hanged for the crime. In fact, Rankin’s explorations into the macabre affair seem to have unlocked a ghastly specter from the […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: THE HAUNTED STRANGLER"
Stephen Volk brings THE DARK MASTERS TRILOGY to a close with NETHERWOOD, a short novel that brings popular occult novelist Dennis Wheatley together with infamous occultist Aleister Crowley. The two men are not friends, per se, but they are known to each other. This stems from a time while the novelist was researching black magic, […]Read more "A Clash of Wills: Stephen Volk’s NETHERWOOD"