“[T]he way in which the shack progressively takes over Mark reminds me of stories like The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson or Hell House, by Matheson, due to the way in which the evil housed in these mythical buildings takes advantage of the pre-existing weaknesses in its inhabitants, either to destroy them, as in the aforementioned classics, or to, in some way, possess or transform them, as in this novel …”
Mike Thorn’s new story, “Erosion”, featured on Tales to Terrify
“Welcome to episode 586. We have three tales for you this week. First, when Apollo 11 lands on the moon, it’s not only those on Earth that watch with keen interest. Then, a woman exorcises her hatred for the rose garden her husband planted for her. Finally, a malicious app finds its way onto a man’s phone with dire consequences.”
Mike Thorn presenting at 2023 Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice
Thorn’s session, Anthroposcream: Fiction Writing in the Climate Crisis, will explore the challenges of writing through environmental catastrophe, the relationships between humans and animals in ecologically tenuous times, and more.
The event will feature several other panels, as well as two VR films about climate change in Canada.
L. J. Zapico reviews Un Refugio para los Condenados, the Spanish translation of Shelter for the Damned
“The story, in its last third, plunges into dark depths, with touches of cosmic horror and weird , finishing off its construction of adolescent obsessions, parent-child relationships and youth psychology.”
Soraya Murillo Hernandez reviews Un Refugio para los Condenados (Spanish translation of Shelter for the Damned)
“Mike Thorn updates the psychological horror novel, taking it to cosmic horror and the most stark realism, using a scathing and sometimes excessive style, not suitable for everyone, really raw at times, he has written a brilliant exposition on the truth for urban youth. Like life itself.”