I was very pleased to learn that Helen Marshall and Sandra Kasturi chose to include my 2013 story "A Cavern of Redbrick" in Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, forthcoming from the excellent ChiZine Publications. The anthology has tremendous Canadian talent. And a beautiful cover.

It was also a pleasant surprise to have the wonderful Ellen Datlow grant Honourable Mention to three of the four stories I had published in 2013. This list is the adjunct to her annual Best Horror of the Year anthology series. It may be viewed here.

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Nine Horrors for Halloween

In honour of Samhain, here is a list of nine of my favourite Horror films:

1. L'arcano incatatore (1996) (dir. Pupi Avati)
"Wherever you may flee, you will be eternally bound to our pact."

2. Vampyr (1932) (dir. Carl Dreyer)

"...a young man whose studies of devil worship and vampires have distorted his perceptions..."

3. Born of Fire (1986) (dir. Jamil Dehlavi)

"I'm looking for the Master Musician..."

4. The Innocents (1961) (dir. Jack Clayton)

"What shall I sing to my Lord from my window?"

5. The Last Wave (1977) (dir. Peter Weir)

"A dream is a shadow...a shadow of something real."

6. I Walked with a Zombie (1943) (dir. Jacques Tourneur)

"Everything good dies here. Even the stars."

7. Beyond Dream's Door (1989) (dir. Jay Woelfel)

"Beyond dream's door, where horror lies..."

8. Rosemary's Baby (1968) (dir. Roman Polanski)

"All of them witches."

9. La rose de fer (1973) (dir. Jean Rollin) 

"Search, my love. Search further. The land under the ground."

"The Old Pageant" on Weird Fiction Review

I'm pleased to report that my story "The Old Pageant" is now available online, courtesy of the excellent Weird Fiction Review. The story can be read here.

"The Old Pageant" is my foray into the carnivorous fictional cosmos of my great friend Laird Barron. It is also included in the fabulous anthology The Children of Old Leech edited by Ross E. Lockhart and Justin Steele. This book can and should be obtained here.