Night Worms Guest Post: DARKEST HOURS Playlist by Mike Thorn

“Heavy metal has always shared a close relationship with the horror genre. From metal grandaddy Black Sabbath’s very name (lifted from Mario Bava’s 1963 anthology film) to the occult aesthetics of black metal and the grisly imagery of death metal, this diverse sonic universe overlaps with horror in varying noteworthy ways. Indeed, I found my gateways into heavy music around the same time I discovered horror fiction and cinema, and it all seemed somehow connected.”

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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.

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