Sixth Anniversary – FREE and reduced Kindle book prices!

Welcome to Dark Hall Press, a quality horror fiction publisher and reviewer. It is a happy coincidence that this week of horror promotion (thanks to Sam Missingham at Horror Lounge) coincides with the run-up to the sixth anniversary of our founding on this Halloween. We are pleased to join our fellow publishers, authors, and fans… Continue reading Sixth Anniversary – FREE and reduced Kindle book prices!

Review: Fatal Journeys by Lucy Taylor

Revenants, demon lovers, shape-shifters, sacrificial rituals -- Fatal Journeys is a terrifying collection full of twisted surprises. Taylor's writing style is sensual and worldly, lush with natural beauty. From the frozen north to the sweaty depths of the tropics, the settings become characters of their own: a town in Japan steeped in tradition, a seedy… Continue reading Review: Fatal Journeys by Lucy Taylor

Review: A God In The Shed by J-F. Dubeau

J-F. Dubeau has firmly established himself as a skilled practitioner of the long form. To hold multiple narrative threads together at length without losing the reader or sacrificing rhythm is no small feat, as any writer can tell you. The artfulness with which he slips the reader into this rich tale of darkness and magic… Continue reading Review: A God In The Shed by J-F. Dubeau

Guest Blog: T.R. Hitchman

When people, whether it be friends, family or casual acquaintances discover I write, I get the usual ‘what’ followed all too quickly by ‘are you the new JK Rowling’ (of course she is obviously the only famous woman writer on the planet)? But then what follows is a usually a little trickier for me to… Continue reading Guest Blog: T.R. Hitchman

Review: Secrets of the Weird by Chad Stroup

I'm beginning to sound like a broken record in praising Grey Matter Press for their recent efforts, but they just keep hitting balls out of the park. Talent should never be overlooked, and that's exactly what author Chad Stroup brings to the table with this stunning, dynamic, and engrossing debut. A fine example of body… Continue reading Review: Secrets of the Weird by Chad Stroup

Guest Blog: Author Israel Finn

WHY I WRITE HORROR by Israel Finn I’ve always wanted to tell stories. I remember when I was about seven and sitting on the floor with my best buddy, Mark Benningfield. Our trusty GI Joes were there between us, their expressions remaining calm and resolute even in the face of certain death. I recall Mark… Continue reading Guest Blog: Author Israel Finn

Review: A Life of Death by Weston Kincade

Visceral and unsettling, A Life of Death is an artfully developed novel featuring many relevant themes in regard to young adult readers. The nature of life and death is explored, as is the horror of physical/emotional abuse, the importance of family, and the meaning of grief. Through our narrator, Alex, who finds himself gifted with… Continue reading Review: A Life of Death by Weston Kincade

Review: Seeing Double by Karen Runge

Mind-rape is perhaps the most fitting description of this book. Ms. Runge holds nothing back as she walks the line between poetry and pornography. (I was reminded of "Heat" by Denis Johnson - "...this exhaustion mutilated to resemble passion...") Here we explore the haunted nature of lust, focused at a remove through a desperate lens… Continue reading Review: Seeing Double by Karen Runge