Darkest Hours: Expanded Edition Featured in Calgary Herald

Calgary author Mike Thorn. Photo by Anita Jeanine.

In the introduction to Calgary writer Mike Thorn’s short-story collection, Darkest Hours: Expanded Edition, American horror aficionado Sadie Hartmann offers a list of the complex subgenres found inside.

Hartmann, who goes by the name Mother Horror, found traces of everything from “gross-out body horror,”  to “satirical black comedy,” “slasher,” “urban legends” and even the “Satanic panic” of the 1980s in Thorn’s work.

Read the full article in the Calgary Herald.

Mike Thorn Discusses Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” on Staring Into the Abyss

Author Mike Thorn (Shelter for the Damned) joins us for a spoiler-filled discussion of the 1843 short story, “The Black Cat,” by Edgar Allan Poe. Before that, though, we each discuss our Week In Horror with brief reviews of John Lees’s latest comic series Hotell, Sci-Fi & Scary’s body horror anthology Twisted AnatomyAlien: The Cold Forge by Alex White, Joanna Koch’s The Wingspan of Severed Hands, John Farris’s The Axman Cometh, and Alessandro Manzetti’s collection of horror poems inspired by Jack the Ripper, Whitechapel Rhapsody.

Listen to the episode.

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