That invisible line… the one that signifies where you shouldn’t go beyond, or you’ve had it up to…
Yeah. That one.
For the longest time I thought I was just a freak, that I didn’t have that line in the sand. Maybe I was born a serial killer who wasn’t living up to her potential? We can all let out that collective sigh of relief, cuz I DO HAVE IT! It was all fresh, clean, and pink. Then Rayne skips by and flicks it.
Seriously, I’m having a good ole time, then one sentence walks up and kicks me in the crotch towards the end. Shit got too real for about 17 words. Thank Dog she comes back and finishes with the blackest of humor that is sure to offend the masses 🖤
I’m giving you no synopsis. Go in blind like I did, trust that you’re spending your 50¢ on an author you know you like. I’m serious, 50¢!! You can’t beat that with a stick!
This one is not available on Amazon kids. Do I have to post more of a warning label than that? This fact led me to another kick ass site that you must check out if you find yourself looking for more fun than Amazon can provide. (With a capital ‘F’, and to the nth degree!) Go check out GODLESS for your copy of Muckbang Princess, and a ton of other titles that you’ll die if you don’t own. Like… they have BLOOD FOR YOU! The G.G. Allin tribute anthology I’ve wanted since they were taking submissions, tee hee hee! The rock stars of Splatterpunk are selling their wares, also some OG authors you’ll be remembering fondly while you kiss your stimulus goodbye, one page at a time!
Let’s hope you’re not like me, and curiosity doesn’t get the best of you. But you know what Stephen King says… “Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back!” If you do feel the need to look deeper into this subject matter, set aside a hunk of time, and don’t go forth with a full belly. I’m intrigued by the strangest things, and fell down the rabbit hole. I’ve learned some things, read a good book, and got to chat with you a bit – it’s been a good day.
If you got a rando invitation from a company that produces snuff films, to appear in your very own [film], what would you do? Well, let break that down into two groups: are we the snuffer, or the snuffee? *¹ Assuming that it’s an invite to do some psycho shit with no repercussions, I bet a lot of people would jump at the chance, even if they won’t admit it.
The genius of snuff is not its existence but rather its universal appeal. While totally repugnant, it is still more enticing than the filthiest porn.”
Wrath James White
Well, that’s exactly what happened to Wesley, and it’s a wet dream come true! “Normal”, vanilla sex just doesn’t do it for him anymore. Besides, what if they see what he can do and offer him a contract?! (collective eye roll here for his ‘dude-bro’ way of thinking). He filled out his paperwork, and was on his way to an appointment that could potentially change his way of life forever!
And, did it ever!
Yes, this is extreme horror, and yes, it’s totally snuffalicious, but it was a fun read for me! It was way easier on my nerve than BOYS WILL BE BOYS, and I was left with a feeling of [sick] satisfaction🤘. We get a dash of the blackest of humor, and there’s a Girl Power vibe to it strong enough to almost call for an anthem.
Don’t go into this lightly just cuz I’m a psychopath – this is a gore drenched, blood splattered story, that very well might give you nightmares, especially the gentleman.
Optical Delusion centers around a gag-gift, ordered from the back of comic book, that begins to consume a man’s life.
Martin can’t stop peeking – but, for him, it’s all in the name of science! ::dramatic eye roll:: The fun is long over when Martin realizes that he has taken peeping too far, and there are just some things just can’t be unseen.
I love how Hunter Shea builds the story up!
You can feel the main characters inner conflict & turmoil in the beginning, but his desire to see more soon overrides any sense of guilt he may have once had.
It’s so much fun riding along as Martin loses his grip, and slides faster & further down that slippery slope!
I know I’d be in the same boat, My need to poke my nose into everything is already out of control – having x-ray specs would turn me into a fa-reak!
* originally published for the 2013 Holiday Horror Binge & Purge event on DECEMBER 29, 2013
I’ve completed my [Goodreads] ˙·٠•●♥ 2013 Reading Challenge ♥●•٠·˙– (ahead of schedule, and beyond my personal goal – go, me!) But, I’m still sitting here wishing I had read so much more! I need more time! More hours in the day, more days in the week… UGH! It’s so frustrating! I started reading titles from StrangeHouse Books in 2013, and I wish I could say that I’m ending this year all caught up, that I’ve devoured them all quicker than aCannibal in Fat Camp!::sigh:: That, however, is not the case. But, it gives me a goal for 2014!!
“This collection of 9 twisted tales of Christmas horror brings together weirdo literary talent from around the world, all with the sole purpose of turning the most sacred of holidays on its head, and making sweet, sweet love to its defenseless ear holes!”
“Join SHB ring leader Kevin Strange, as well as StrangeHouse anthology alumni Rich Bottles Jr., Jesse Wheeler, KM Tepe, and newcomers like Lindsey Goddard and MP Johnson on this sometimes magical, always fucked up journey to the north pole. We promise you’ll never look at Christmas the same way ever again!”
For last year’s‘HOLIDAY HORROR BINGE & PURGE’event, my main Holiday book to read, and review, wasA HACKED-UP HOLIDAY MASSACRE. (It turned out to be a book of all holidays, not just Christmas, but ‘Irreverent Merriment, Diabolical Debauchery, and Gory Good Times‘ were had by all!!)This year, I started earlier and got to fit in many more books from my holiday horror wish list. Two of this year’s reads are fighting for the top spot on my Happy List – A Very StrangeHouse Christmasis one of the two.
Kafka’s Run byBilly Tea: The Kafka’s are Gift Heads & they’re in the run. Gift Heads are a slave race to the fat man. Raised in prison camps, tended to by elves, and eventually beheaded when they reach maturity. Their severed gift-heads are offered as sacrifice to appease the tiny Earth Gods. Fantastic story.
Do Not Buyby MP Johnson: A ‘Tickle This’ kind of story! Quick, gross, and wonderful!
The Unlistedby Jesse Wheeler: YOU WANT NAUGHTY? You got it with this story! Sex, debauchery, violence, & more!
Things in here had me cracking up (in between a gag, or a cringe) – one hilarious fact about these elves… they shit the cookie dough that Mrs. Claus bakes for Santa. When TSHTF, there’s a line about an elf who got so scared “he nearly nogged his pants”!! (It makes perfect sense that they pee egg nog, if they shit dough, right?!) WARM & FRESH!
Dear Santa Clausby K.M. Tepe: A letter to Santa from the Naughty K.M. Tepe – If I were the fat man, I’d make sure every item on that list was specially delivered with added bows made of cash…
*Message for K.M. Tepe: Ever since I opened up my very first MySpace account, I’ve used the same line in the About Me section of practically every account – still using it today. After reading your bio in the back of this book, I just wanted to make a note of it just in case you see it yourself somewhere. There’s no “This town ain’t big enough fir the both of us” reasoning or mentality behind this note – It’s more like a brunch invitation! If you’re ever in Detroit, look me up… we can hang out in the alley behind Poetry Slam, guzzling coffee, and poking the corpse of Wino Willie!
Blood On The Highwayby Lindsey Goddard: The anguish of a mother’s loss is not bound by species. A woman, her husband, and his brother are driving through a terrible storm, on they’re way for what was supposed to be a relaxing holiday. This is a very good SS! I’m hoping that Lindsey sees this and can recommend a better pic – one that looks like the inside of her brain!
Kathi the Sexy Elfby Rich Bottles Jr.: A department store Santa, who is following in his dad’s footprints as the jolly fat man for the same store, decides to do something remarkably sweet for his ‘Helper’ this year. The helper, Kathi, makes a very sexy elf, and she has some surprises of her own in store for Santa… I can’t wait to read some of the stories in Rich’s ‘humorrorotica‘ genre! Some links are provided at the bottom.
Christmas with the Familyby Jonathan Byrd: This one should be called“A FUCKED UP FAMILY CHRISTMAS”. Other Jonathan Byrd titles on Amazon include – BIG, The Jar, UNSHACKLED, and The Mommies Club. But, after reading this short, I’m not entirely convinced that it’s the same guy!! 🙂
The Witch who Fucked Christmasby Kevin Strange: This story is a tie in to one of Kev’s movies, but it stands alone just fine. Set in STRANGEVILLE, ILLINOIS, a worn out & broke down Santa is about to go head to head with The Hag of Horrors herself – Sasparilla, The Weed Witch. The victor will hold the bag that contains all the magic of Christmas. But, you can’t expect the Hag of Horrors to play fair… can you? Nixon and Hogan Smoke Christmas YouTube trailer Hack Films / Kevin Strange on YouTube
I’m Dreaming of a White Doomsdayby Mike Lombardo: Save the best for last, Kev? Yeah. I’m going to get this review posted, then go slit my wrists. xxoo ♥
After Notes, Links, & Other Randomly Strange[House] Fun
I’ve been adding and updating this section since the original post, and I’m still not finished. I would like to include as much info as possible for each author that is/was involved with SHB while the books below were published. This section will eventually become a StrangeHouse Spotlight Page **If YOU are one of those authors, please – contact me! I’d like to post any info/links that you would like fans to know about!!***
VOYEURISM, in 140 characters or less – @_StrangeHouse @kevinthestrange @freaktension @BillyTea_AMDAD @tusitalabruni @SFerrariFOS
Other Books from Rich Bottles Jr. ‘LUMBERJACKED‘ “[…] makes Deliverance look like a family raft trip down the Lower Gauley” ‘Hellhole West Virginia‘ “Eco-friendly vampires, beach-yearning zombies and sex-starved she-devils.” ‘The Manacled‘ “What happens when twin brothers lease out the former West Virginia State Penitentiary with the false purpose of filming a documentary on supernatural phenomena, but their true intention is to make a pornographic movie? Chaos ensues as the disturbed spirits of murdered convicts, along with the reanimated dead from the neighboring Indian Burial Mound, take their vengeance on the unwary and undressed trespassers. Zombies, ghosts, mobsters and porn collide in this bizarro tale from horror author Rich Bottles Jr.” *I HAVE TO GET THIS BOOK!* (Update – Rich sent me a copy of this, along with some awesome author swag! Thanks, Rich!!)
Check out ‘Gross-Out Author’ Jesse Wheeler’sDinner at the Vomitropolis –I have this, but haven’t had the nerve to start reading it yet.
Visit the official website of Mike Lombardo’sReel Splatter Productions! They’re a small independent horror-comedy troupe based out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania whose goal is to prove artistic expression can involve necrophilia & chainsaws! Visit RSP now, and see some horrible monstrosities commit unspeakable acts! YAY!!
Writer/Director/FX Artist and author of this book’s SS titled‘I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE DOOMSDAY‘– Mike “Dr.Chud” Lombardo just released‘THE STALL‘on DVD and it is ready to ship! It’s the story of a young pizza shop employee whi finds himself trapped in a public restroom during the Lovecraftian apocalypse. The DVD contains buckets of exclusive bloody extras that aren’t available on YouTube.
“This is A SHORT STORY. It is intended for the members of Kindle Unlimited who have been requesting short, sick, bedtime stories. As part of Kindle Unlimited they are able to download this title for free. If you wish for a longer story to read, please do not purchase any of the ‘F*cked-Up Shorts’. ”
SNUFF is loosely based on Dan Brownlie‘s idea for a faux snuff film (‘2 Girls, 1 Victim’ – screenplay also written by Matt Shaw).
Expect twists galore and sheer brutality!
Nikki and Jamie have taken SNUFF mainstream* – serving up punishment when the court system fails, and vigilante justice has never been sexier!
*Well, as mainstream as you can be online without getting caught. There are actually only a select few who know of the show, each member personally invited.
Tonight’s episode of ‘Two Girls, One Victim’ has a very special guest – a rapist named Jack Goodall. Specific tools chosen just for the guest of honor are laid out, and gleaming under the set’s lights. Pliers, a hammer, nails, screws, hacksaws, piano wire, rope, duct tape, an adult sex-toy, and what appeared to be a small bottle of lube. Things might get messy, and the members are definitely going to get their money’s worth from this show!
His heart was in the right place. His mind, though, was in a much darker place.
If horror movies have taught us anything, it’s that the big, beautiful house that you’re looking at – the one that is priced WAY too low to be able to believe – is being sold for a reason! Just look what happened in Amityville!
Becky & Kevin have obviously never watched a horror movie, and are moving in to their nice, new, creepy AF home – with the added bonus of getting to keep the previous tenant’s belongings! YAY! Those hospital beds in the attic will sure come in handy!
The couple doesn’t have to worry about the walls bleeding, or flies taking over the bedroom. Their house isn’t haunted. This isn’t the Amityville Horror! Becky & Kevin’s horror story is only beginning, and their fate is much, much worse.
Fun excerpt from LAB RAT:
“You like to read?” the realtor asked – hoping to find a common interest to make her more of an option to purchase from.
“I do,” Becky’s answer was short and sweet.
“Who’s your favorite? I’m a sucker for Stephen King. The way he builds his characters up, adding layer, upon layer… He is a true master of his craft.”
“He is,” Becky answered. Again, keeping it short and sweet.
“My wife prefers… Oh… What are their names… Matt Not Shaw and Iain Rob Wrong.”
Matt Shaw may have set off to just give readers a fun exploitation ride, but ASHES: A novella of horror, gore and cannibalism is so much more than that!
The story’s flashbacks that lead to present day circumstances had me fully invested in the characters – rooting for one, while hoping for another’s grisly demise. (Don’t judge me – there are always characters that deserve to die horribly! Look at The Cat In The Hat…)
It’s been about a year since I reviewed the book The Bighead by Edward Lee – (see reviewHERE). I had heard rumors at the time about there being a movie adaptation in the works, but anyone who’s read the book knows that a movie of this book would be very hard to make/release!
…the more I read, the more convinced I became – convinced that the film cannot be done! At least, not in regards to the book! This graphic sex, rape, bodily fluid, and scat filled book was enough to literally make me nauseous – almost losing the battle once or twice! If you haven’t read the book, then the movie might turn out to be one of the best horror / torture porn movies since the original HOSTEL. But, movie goers who did read the book first – they’ll be expecting #MurderPorn/#TorturePorn, and nothing short of Bighead’s descriptive culinary experiences will abide. It’s going to be a rough road for director Michael Lee. As for the fans – it’s hard to say… ~ Shadow Girl 5/18/2014
As luck would have it… someone shared my post with Michael Lee, and he was awesome enough to chat with me about it. (comments, updates, and links are all posted HERE).
I just messaged Michael to get permission to share a video with you, and he’s still up for doing a little Q & A with yours truely – YAY!
You gotta love my Michigan Madmen! So… yes, you heard me correctly – ‘share a video with you’! It’s time to put the kiddies to bed, put away the snacks, and grab your huggy pillow to watch
Edward Lee’s The Bighead-The ROUGH Cut
“This is our initial cut of the flick, while it is a bit rough (in more ways than one), we wanted to share it with our fans as thanks for all the support! Hope y’all enjoy it, and remember to hide the kids before watching!!” ~ Michael Ling
REJECTED is a JEA anthology for the stories that are so wicked, so gory, nasty, icky, vomitrocious, and slimy that anyone normal would reject them (and bonus stars if they have been rejected already!). These are the ones they want to show off in this disgusting book!
“We aren’t gonna be nice…you need to be REJECTED!” ~ JEA
Clarence, an unemployed junkie, needs to find some quick cash before the last of his stash is used up. Finding quick cash is, fortunately, something that Clarence is still adept at. Tonight’s venture out wasn’t as lucrative as he’d hoped, but, hey… scoring some bottles of pills ain’t all bad! And, these extra needles will always come in handy… When he wakes up next, the withdrawal sickness seems to be the least of his worries! Here is an alternate cover I found, too… image: