Today we harness strange forces – occult studies, fiction, art and even role-playing – to bring you an exclusive and extended feature on paranormal adventurer Bob Freeman. From folklore and fiction to Tarot and character generation, we dance the Weird Fantastic. And we also get to ask ‘Who is the real Bob Freeman?’
We would give you a more detailed introduction, except that we pretty much talk about everything during the interview, so why waste words? On with the shadows… Continue reading Games & Portents: The Paranormal Worlds of Bob Freeman
Recently we’ve been sorting through the many new magazines coming out for lovers of weird, supernatural or speculative fiction – Skelos, Ravenwood Quarterly, Turn to Ash, Gamut, Cirsova and more. We’re trying to cover these newcomers as we go along, but there is one magazine which has been at this game for nearly sixteen years – Supernatural Tales, edited and published by David Longhorn. So perhaps this is the right time to highlight that publication’s virtues.
Continue reading Supernatural Tales: Quiet Horrors for Your Delight
“Too much modern weird seems to me to lack the full courage of its premises or imaginative convictions…” Yes, today’s mega-interview is thought-provoking and a bit different. If you like your weird fiction to be on the safe side, you might not want to go much further. We’re interviewing Paul St.John Mackintosh, a writer who challenged us, not because of his poetic prose but because of his themes and content. So we’ll explain.
Continue reading Transgression, Lovecraft and Inner Demons: Paul St.John Mackintosh
A sense of place is a wonderful thing when it comes to weird fiction and folk horror. A sense of plaice, on the other hand, is an underlying fear that flat-fish have developed an obsession with you. We’ll go with the first one today. Two contemporary authors who have done much to burrow into strange places are Matthew M Bartlett and Tom Breen, with their tales of Leeds, Massachusetts and Orford Parish respectively.
Continue reading Tag Team Horror: Matthew M Bartlett and Tom Breen Exposed!