The Incident

Byakhee

Not wholly human, nor completely vespertilian, their bodies glistened as they came, tumbling through the night sky with abhorrent and deliberate ease. Their wide, empty, white eyes pierced the darkness which cloaked them. They struck with frightening voracity, precise in every manner, their three-clawed feet stretched out to welcome their prey. James was first; the razor-sharp claws pierced his torso and closed around his ribs, blood running from the incisions. It closed a stunted, clawed hand around James’ head to

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

A Short Story by Washington Irving The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. Some residents say this town was bewitched during the early days of the Dutch settlement. Other residents say an old Native American chief, the wizard of his

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Chasing Cthulhu: The Lovecraft Movie Grail

Cthluhu

I read HP Lovecraft in my teens and early twenties. Like many of my friends, we all enjoyed a good scare and Lovecraft provided something primeval in his mythos. Films such as the Evil Dead and Reanimator supported this stage of life, but were they really any good and true to the books? Returning to the stories 20+ years on with talk of a movie that will ‘finally’ give us the Lovecraft movie we have all been waiting for (after

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The Millenium Murders

Evening has drawn its inky velvet curtains across the tapestry of the day and only the faint memories of once magnificent stars now dot the skies, keeping only the full moon as their guide in the darkness. You sit in the back of a black 1920 Citro...