“Thorn’s mastery of prose is an absolute delight to read. His creativity is refreshing. His subtle ability to make the horror sneak up on the reader is a gift. I compared these stories many times to my favorites from Poe, and they indeed share the chilling truth that the worst monsters are the ones within.”
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Darkest Hours is one of the books covered in Books in the Freezer Episode 21: Canadian Horror. Listen now!
On the latest episode of the Lovecraft eZine podcast, I talked about Darkest Hours, horror movies, Catholic school and other things.
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“On top of having this super cool cover, within these pages I discovered some of the best short, dark fiction I’ve read in a long while! Let’s talk about it, shall we?
When I was young and couldn’t afford bookstores, I often went to the library. (I still do, actually, because I love them, not because I have to.) I developed a love of horror back then, but our library’s collection consisted of about two shelves. Once I read those, I started reading all of their anthologies and collections, in the hopes of finding new authors. In this way, I discovered Richard Matheson, Steve Rasnic Tem, Dennis Etchison, Ray Bradbury and other writers that I still love to this day. DARKEST HOURS brought me back to that time of discovery-horror and dark fiction in all of its glorious, different forms. Reading this collection made me feel like a kid again.”
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The host of That’s What She Read discussed Darkest Hours in her latest video, with special shout-outs to “Hair” and “Fear and Grace.”
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An English major can be a complex and confusing thing. Join Elias, Jaclyn, and Mike on English Major YOU to hear their stories on how to obtain and put an English major to good work. They talk about the important communication and analysis skills that the major will teach, and how those skills can be applied professionally.
Marc Tams laid down psychedelic, shoegazey accompaniment to excerpts from Mike Thorn’s “A New Kind of Drug.” Listen here.
A young man finds himself faced with a bizarre moral dilemma when he agrees to try out a new kind of drug.
Released June 26, 2018
Narration – Mike Thorn
Score and engineering – Hush
“A New Kind of Drug” features in Mike’s short story collection Darkest Hours, which can be purchased on Amazon here.