NEW REVIEW: Splatterpunk Zine - Issue 4 (2013)

March 25, 2017
With issue eight of Jack Bantry’s highly revered ‘Splatterpunk Zine’ due out any time now, it really was about time that DLS Reviews caught up with the dissections of each issue.  So without further ado, DLS Reviews offers up a full blood-drenched dissection of ‘Splatterpunk Zine – Issue 4’ (2013)…

 

NEW REVIEW: Richard Ayre - A Hatful Of Shadows (2016)

March 15, 2017
British author Richard Ayre may not be a household name in the world of horror fiction quite yet, but with novels such as the pulpish bloodbath ‘Minstrel’s Bargain’ (2015) and sci-fi horror ‘Point Of Contact’ (2016) already under his belt, he’s definitely heading in the right direction.

As we eagerly await the sequel to ‘Minstrel’s Bargain’ (2015), Ayre keeps the bed warm with the publication of a short story collection entitled ‘A Hatful Of Shadows’ (2016) which offers u...
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NEW REVIEW: Joseph Freeman - The Cold Heart Of Summer (2013)

March 9, 2017
James Herbert left behind one hell of a legacy.  His novels had such an impact upon the world of horror.  Left such an impression upon so many of us.  God alone knows how many authors have been (and will continue to be) influenced by the great man’s writing.

One such writer is undoubtedly British author Joseph Freeman.  His novel ‘The Cold Heart Of Summer’ (2013) is practically a homage to Herbert’s work.  It’s a dark and unnerving vision of cosmic horror set in a quintessentially Br...
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NEW REVIEW: James McCulloch - Little Girl Black (2016)

February 25, 2017
The unapologetic deviant of bad taste that is Matt Shaw described James McCulloch’s graphic novel as “Deliciously dark and seriously sick”.  I don’t know about you, but when Matt Shaw says something’s seriously sick I take note.  And…I’m not too ashamed to say…become more than a little interested.

The graphic novel Shaw was referring to is a delightful piece of extreme psychological horror entitled ‘Little Girl Black’ (2016).  And trust me, extreme is the correct word of ch...
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NEW REVIEW: Daniel Marc Chant - Into Fear (2016)

February 22, 2017
One author I’ve (quite criminally) not read enough of is Daniel Marc Chant.  Already proving himself to be somewhat of a master of Lovecraftian style short stories, he’s also got one hell of an imagination and dark sense of humour on him.  One of my plans for 2017 is to read more of Chant’s work.  And that starts here with the first full DLS review of one of his books – ‘Into Fear’ (2016).

As is the way with the short story collection reviews on DLS Reviews, it’s a story-by-story...
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NEW REVIEW: Clive Barker - Seduth (2009)

February 19, 2017
One of those comics that’s been quietly sitting there on my ever-expanding ‘To Be Reviewed’ pile for a number of years is Clive Barker’s standalone comic ‘Seduth’ (2009).  Co-written by Chris Monfette and sporting artwork by Gabriel Rodriguez and Jay Fotos the comic was nothing short of a top-quality offering from IDW.  Furthermore, the comic was converted into 3-D, with cardboard glasses provided, by the talented Ray Zone.

If you’re a Barker fan (or even if you’re not) then th...
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NEW REVIEW: Clive Barker - Hellraiser Epic Comics #7 (1991)

February 18, 2017
After a short break DLS Reviews is back in the driving seat with reviewing the original Hellraiser graphic novels.  Next up we have ‘Hellraiser: Book 7’ (1991) which marks the beginning of ‘The Devils Brigade’ story.  Enjoy…


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NEW REVIEW: Matt Shaw - The Devil's Guests (2017)

February 10, 2017
What happens when you let thirteen hard-hitting horror authors loose on a collaborative novel?  Furthermore, what happens when this messed-up project is headed-up and compiled by one of the leading names in extreme horror?  The answer: all hell breaks loose.

DLS Reviews takes you by the hand, one contributory chapter at a time, through the sadistic corridors of Shaw’s Hotel from Hell.

Welcome boys and girls to ‘The Devil’s Guests’ (2017)…


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NEW REVIEW: Mike Duke - Ashley's Tale: Making Jake (2016)

January 21, 2017
Back in October of 2015 US author Mike Duke released his debut novella – ‘Ashley’s Tale’ (2015).  It was a hardboiled revenge-thriller that knocked the living shit out of you.  It also left many unanswered questions surrounding one of the principal characters in the story – Jake.

Mike Duke has returned to the ‘Ashley’s Tale’ story with his equally gritty prequel – ‘Ashley’s Tale: Making Jake’ (2016).  If you’ve not yet read the original story then I strongly advise yo...
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NEW REVIEW: Paul Kane - The Rot (2016)

January 17, 2017
Continuing Horrific Tales Publishing’s premium novella line we have British author Paul Kane’s post-apocalyptic novella ‘The Rot’ (2016).  To quote the review:

“A veritable masterclass in emotion-rich post-apocalyptic fiction.”



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