BELOW Creates a Haunting World to Explore Alone

My favorite kind of gaming experience is one where I can immerse myself in an interesting world and explore it by myself. So much of my writing is both inspired by games, and fueled by the time they provide for me to be in my own head. I cannot tell you how many times I've worked through story ideas on an almost subconscious level while wandering around the world of a game. It just puts me in a creative space. When I find a game that provides this kind of experience, and has a horror element to it, I cherish it. And Capybara Games' Below is one such game for sure[...]


Great Horror Book Alert: THE FISHERMAN

I had a work trip coming up recently and wanted to bring a good horror novel along with me. A lot of my reading as of late had been nonfiction, and I was really looking for some good, Lovecraftian horror to immerse myself in. I did a little research, and one book in particular popped up in a few different places--The Fisherman by John Langan. So, I took a chance, and picked up what turned out to be the best Lovecraftian horror (and one of the best horror novels, period) that I have read in years. Langan perfectly captures the mounting dread of a good Lovecraft st[...]


Whispers of Poe: The Cask of Amontillado

A little while back, I wrote about ASMR–Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (or ASMR), the tingly feeling some people experience when getting close personal attention like a haircut, eye exam, scalp massage, etc. Anyway, there is a ton of ASMR content out there on YouTube now, and since a lot of ASMR content involves whispering and speaking softly, a lot of people also use the video to help them fall asleep, or cope with stress and anxiety. A while back a friend and I started a YouTube channel that features gaming videos with soft spoken and whispered com[...]


Celebrate Stuart Gordon’s Birthday With These Lovecraft-Inspired Classics

Stuart Gordon is one of my top three horror directors of all time (John Carpenter and Sam Raimi being the other two). His birthday was August 11th, and to celebrate I'm going to recommend three of my favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations that he directed. *Note: These trailers contain some foul language, plenty of blood, and one (Dagon) features brief nudity. Re-Animator (1985) https://youtu.be/6NOcRIHiRtc Based on the H.P. Lovecraft story Herbert West--Reanimator, Jeffrey Combs plays Dr. Herbert West, a man who has created a serum that reanimates the dead. As y[...]