Updated: September 4, 2004

Things That Go Bump In the Night

I love horror. I have ever since I was kid, getting up early on Saturday mornings to watch old monster movies with horrible special effects on TV. I don't much care for fantasies set in contemporary times, but horror - dark fantasy - is great. Perhaps because the fantasy elements are only on-screen for a short time in a horror story, I find it easier to suspend disbelief.

I don't much care for Dean Koontz and other writers where you are guaranteed a happy ending. Neither do I like the authors where you know everything will always end badly. I like the authors who keep you guessing. Sometimes the good guys win, sometimes they lose, sometimes it's a draw. And if they win, it might be at great personal cost.


       The Trench, by Steve Alten  

       The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

       The Gorgon and Other Beastly Tales, by Tanith Lee

       The Throne of Bones, by Brian McNaughton

       Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos, by Robert M. Price (editor)

       Body Dump, by Fred Rosen

PC Games

       Clive Barker's Undying