Classic Horror Summer Reading – A Video Recommendation

 

Hello, Horror Addicts! Kristin Battestella aka Kbatz here again on video, braving the sunshine poolside to chat about why you should be revisiting some Classic Horror Reads this Summer!

 

Press play for some thoughts on Dracula, Anne Rice, Shakespeare, Stephen King, The Bronte Sisters, and more!

Don’t forget you can be part of the conversation – By Horror Addicts, for Horror Addicts! – on our Facebook Group. Tell us what kind of videos, media, and Horror coverage you’d like to see and what scary stories you’re reading!

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HorrorAddicts.net, 156 Christine (C.A.) Verstraete

Horror Addicts Episode# 156

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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cursed numbers

c.a. verstraete | stagefright | devil times five, 1974 | barren baker’s muffins

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116 days till halloween

terror trax: russell, stagefright, welcome: makeup, hot weather, subscription boxes, frightening flix: kbatz, devil times 5, morbid meals: dan, barren baker’s muffins, dogtooth: dj, cursed numbers: 39 afganistan, 4 china and japan, 9 in japan, august in russia, 17 in italy, 13 pagans, last supper, judas, 13 full moons, monks, calendar, kings of templar, mayan calendar, triskaidekaphobia, stephen king, friday 13th, tuesday the 13th, spanish, tuesday 13th unlucky in greece, friday 17th italy, lucky numbers, unlucky numbers, music review, jeffery, a place both wonderful and strange, nin, hurt, lionel, kieran, diana, backend job call, nightmare fuel: dj, black aggie, travelling, vampire, immortality dreams, horroraddicts.net news, the other woman, jesse orr, hive, murder weapons, reaperscoob, free words wednesday, infested, killswitch, tech horror, black mirror, within the darkness, vampire killer caught in zimbabwe, the first purge, july 4th, serial killers, the quiet neighbor next door, ghastly games, daphne dead men tell no tales, oak island, pirate treasure, author tip: steve mix, promotion, dead mail: jeff, humanoids from the deep, carrie, horror romance tropes, egyptian tomb, lighthouse, ghost mansions, hidden passages, the boy, hank, jespa, night’s knights 3?, sepultura, guy portman, reviewed by dj, chilling chat, naching, c.a. verstraete, lizzie borden zombie hunter, belfry network

C.A. Verstraete

https://twitter.com/caverstraete

Stagefright

https://www.facebook.com/StagefrightSF

Humanoids from the Deep

Lizzie Borden Zombie Hunter Voices

Judge: Ezra Barany
https://www.facebook.com/ezra.barany

Narrator, Lizzie, Zombie: Emerian Rich

http://emzbox.com

 

HorrorAddict.net Sub Call Kill Switch

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Emerian Rich

s t a f f

Dan Shaurette, KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Mimielle, D.J. Pitsiladis, Jesse Orr, Naching T. Kassa, Daphne Strasert, Russell Holbrook.

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HorrorAddicts.net, 155 Courtney Mroch

Horror Addicts Episode# 154

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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cursed objects

courtney mroch, protea, friday the 13th season 3, genie in a bottle

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130 days till halloween

terror trax, russell, protea, down with summer, night person, cursed, sims 4, vampires, julien from night’s knights, minecraft, sl, frightening flix, kbatz, friday the 13th season 3, morbid meals, dan, genie in a bottle, dogtooth, dj, cursed objects, stolen and looted, dolls, hope diamond, busbys stoop chair, crying boy painting, vyne ring, j.r.r. tolkien, lord of the rings, knitter’s curse, nightmare fuel, tulpas, olivia mabel, death causing insanity, insanity bring back from the dead, news, queen mary casting, gruesome, terry m. west, gypsy blood, jeff gunhus, bad man, dathan auerbach, goth, kbataz, jesse, the other woman, liz vemlicka, infected, anne rice house for sale, AHS 8, emma roberts, peters, paulson, kathy bates, joan collins, jessica lange, horroraddicts.net compound, ghastly games, daphne, one night ultimate werewolf, author tip, christine feehan, dark series, shadow keeper, dead mail, flight of fancy, fiona jayde, blood and chocolate, castlevania, heather, van helsing werewolf transformation, randy, mean emails, bad review, celinanna, horror theater productions, phantom of the opera, lestat, i want more, claudia, dance of the vampires, seize the night, michael crawford, evil dead musical, evil eddie bit part demon, love never dies, devil takes the hindmost, dr. jekyll and mr. hyde musical, confrontation, youtube, musical geek friendly, jolene a ghost story, casey wickstrom, ariel, chilling chat, naching, courtney mroch, the gypsy curse

 

Courtney Mroch

http://courtneymroch.com

Christine Feehan

https://www.christinefeehan.com

 

The Gypsy Curse

Robert: Jesse Gilbert
https://www.facebook.com/RazTSlasher

Julie: Naching T. Kassa
https://www.facebook.com/NachingTKassa

Matt: Dave Strom
https://davemstrom.wordpress.com

Samantha: Emerian Rich

http://emzbox.com

 

 

Crescendo of Darkness:

https://www.amazon.com/Crescendo-Darkness-Jeremiah-Donaldson/dp/1987708156

HorrorAddict.net Sub Call Kill Switch

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Emerian Rich

s t a f f

Dan Shaurette, KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Mimielle, D.J. Pitsiladis, Jesse Orr, Naching T. Kassa, Daphne Strasert, Russell Holbrook.

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HorrorAddicts.net, 154 Crescendo of Darkness

Horror Addicts Episode# 154

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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theater/theatre curses

crescendo of darkness, special guest: h.e. roulo, ornamenti d’oro, phantom of the opera, witches stew

Find all articles and interviews at: http://www.horroraddicts.net

144 days till halloween

ornamenti d-oro, russell, terror trax, catch up, h.e. roulo, baycon, harp, michele roger, imagination fair, cosplay, books, comettv, giveaway monster summer, loren rhoads, em markoff, mercy hollow, search magazine, face painting, dr. who selfie, boffers, lightsaber challenges, horroraddicts, emerian rich, trinity adler, j. malcolm stewart, book trailer, live reading, steve mix, horroraddicts.net panel, laurel anne hill, sumiko saulson, jonathan fortin, master class, loren rhoads, getting out of the slush pile, jay hartlove, baycon cards (see links below), time tunnel, land of the giants, giant kitty, dogtooth, cursed theatres, the moore theater, seattle, foxwood theatre, pa, macbeth, witches, shakespeare, cleanse ritual, ghostlight, norm the theater sequin sweeper, movie theater, atuk, poltergeist, superman, dan shaurette, witches stew, news, the other woman, jesse orr,  apocalypsis, beware, upgrade, comettv monster summer, killswitch, king of tokyo, daphne, firefly, halloween version, kbatz, goth trivia, author videos, phantom of the opera, theater talk, love never dies, michael crawford, sarah brightman, phantom love, meg, tale of two cities, broken characters, devil take the hindmost, lestat, i want more, hunchback of notre dame, northanger abbey, dead mail: allan, best worse werewolves, blood and chocolate, brotherhood of the wolf, ginger snaps back, underworld, sleepy hollow, twilight, being human, american werewolf in london, teen wolf, sara, spitting on your nails, witches, the dna question, dark magic, spit on baby to bless it, shawn, alien video games, dead space, x-com, giger, alien movie, ripley’s daughter, plants vs. zombies, vampyr video game, 2d vampire game (i meant castlevania), nightmare fuel, tulpa, dj, imaginary friends, before i wake, author tip: tim reynolds, mountain of the dead, stephanie, jeremy bates, horrortree.com, crescendo of darkness, reading of become the music, h.e. roulo, last lullaby, emerian rich, genie in a bottle wish, teleportation, immortality, heaven

 

 

BayCon People:

Loren Rhoads

https://lorenrhoads.com

E.M. Markoff

http://www.ellderet.com

Mercy Hollow
http://www.mercyhollow.com

SEARCH Magazine
http://www.searchmagazine.net

Trinity Adler

http://www.trinityadler.com

J. Malcolm Stewart
https://www.amazon.com/J.-Malcolm-Stewart/e/B0088I39XG

Steve Mix
http://stevenmix.ghost.io

Laurel Anne Hill
http://laurelannehill.com

Sumiko Saulson
https://sumikosaulson.com

Jonathan Fortin
https://www.facebook.com/Jonathan-Fortin-Author-236802956354780

Jay Hartlove

https://www.jaywrites.com

R.I. Partridge

http://www.ripartridge.com

Horror Writers Association

http://www.horror.org

Dorian Graves

http://www.doriangraves.com

Maureen O Betita

http://www.maureenobetita.com

Daniel Potter

http://fallenkitten.com

Steampunk Explorer

http://steampunk-explorer.com/articles/day-baycon-2018

Fiona Jayde

http://www.fionajaydemedia.com

Carnival of Stars

http://carnivalofstars.net

Sinister Creature Con

http://www.sinistercreaturecon.com

Vampire Ball

http://www.shannonmccabe.com

Time Traveller’s Bazaar

https://www.facebook.com/timetravelersbazaarsacramento/

Crescendo of Darkness:

https://www.amazon.com/Crescendo-Darkness-Jeremiah-Donaldson/dp/1987708156

HorrorAddict.net Sub Call Kill Switch

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/submission-call-tech-horror-kill-switch

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h o s t e s s

Emerian Rich

s t a f f

Dan Shaurette, KBatz (Kristin Battestella), Mimielle, D.J. Pitsiladis, Jesse Orr, Cyrstal Connor, Lisa Vasquez, Kenzie Kordic, Naching T. Kassa, Daphne Strasert, Russell Holbrook.

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Crescendo of Darkness Tour: Six String Bullets

Crescendo of Darkness from HorrorAddicts.net Press.

“Six String Bullets” by Cara Fox

The pull of a busker’s song becomes too much for a young woman to resist.

Cara shares her thoughts about her story with us below.

My story, ‘Six String Bullets’, was inspired by a chance encounter more than ten years ago now. I was living in Bristol, England. It’s a beautiful city with a ton of history, and one of my favourite parts of it is a winding network of cobbled streets by the name of the Corn Exchange. Sprawled across them are dozens of independent shops and traders, their individual stalls punctuated by my favourite part of the Georgian heart of the city – the street music. No matter what day of the year it is, you can’t walk along the cobbles without finding musicians ranging from a lively Caribbean calypso right through to whiskey-soaked blues.

It was one of these musicians who inspired my story. On a hectic day not long before Christmas, with commuters and shoppers alike hurtling to their destination with barely a glance to spare for each other, let alone the buskers trying to carve out a living on the rain-soaked streets, a distinctive riff caught my attention and pulled me out of the pedestrian flow. To my delighted surprise, a busker seated cross-legged with a battered guitar was flawlessly playing an acoustic version of a song from one of my favourite bands, The Wildhearts. It was so incongruous that I stopped to listen, and it struck me then that nobody else even seemed to have noticed the dreadlocked busker and the song that he played. For a few moments, as he realised I was listening, it felt like the two of us had stepped out of time together. The world carried on around us, but we were no longer a part of it.

Once the song came to an end, the spell was broken. I threw some coins in the busker’s guitar case, wished him a Merry Christmas and carried on with my life with a barely another thought for that strange moment in time until last summer, when I was kicking back with a bottle of bourbon and Springsteen’s Born In The USA blasting out of the speakers. When I reached the sixth track and heard that heartbreakingly raspy voice croon about a “six inch valley” in his skull, the image of a six string bullet immediately found itself a place in my mind. The concept of music as a weapon that could cut straight to the soul stayed with me and took me back to that encounter with the busker that only I seemed to see. From that fractured ghost of a memory, ‘Six String Bullets’ was born.

www.carajfox.com

Crescendo of Darkness

Edited by Jeremiah Donaldson

Cover by Carmen Masloski

HorrorAddicts.net Press

 Let music unlock your fear within.

Crescendo of Darkness Tour: Keep the Beat

Crescendo of Darkness from HorrorAddicts.net Press.

“Keep the Beat” by Calvin Demmer

A young girl questions why her tribe plays the djembe drums every night and finds it may be more than just a tradition.

Calvin shares his thoughts about his story with us below.

“Keep the Beat” Inspiration

By Calvin Demmer

Being from South Africa, I wanted to remain on the continent for the main flavor of my story “Keep the Beat.” I didn’t zone in on one specific culture, but tried to see what most of the tribes in Africa had in common in their past. Some of the habits they shared were the various rituals they practiced and their unique beliefs in spirits or the afterlife. I immediately knew my story would have a strong supernatural angle.

To incorporate the music theme, I wished for the instrument to be something interesting that would work well with the ideas I had for rituals; and fortunately I quickly knew what I would use. Then it was all about creating my own world, tribe, and specific reason for the instrument. This all actually came together pretty easily and the “Beat” part was somewhat inspired by an earlier short story I’d written called “Forbidden Fruit.”

As I worked on the story more, and through various early drafts, it kept taking a darker and darker road. The stakes needed to be high for my main character and I wanted there to be a harsh penalty for ill conceived actions.

Overall, if a supernatural African world, where spirits linger and time honored rituals must be obeyed to avoid great consequences, is what intrigues a reader, then “Keep the Beat” will definitely be a fun and interesting experience.

 

Calvin Demmer is a dark fiction author. His debut collection, The Sea Was a Fair Master, was released in June 2018. When not writing, he is intrigued by that which goes bump in the night and the sciences of our universe. You can find him online at www.calvindemmer.com or follow him on Twitter @CalvinDemmer.

Crescendo of Darkness

Edited by Jeremiah Donaldson

Cover by Carmen Masloski

HorrorAddicts.net Press

 Let music unlock your fear within.