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About bmoviemonster

Horror author Mark McLaughlin’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in more than one-thousand magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies, including Cemetery Dance, Black Gate, Galaxy, Fangoria, Writer’s Digest, Midnight Premiere, Dark Arts, and two volumes each of The Best of the Rest, The Best of HorrorFind, and The Year’s Best Horror Stories (DAW Books). He is the author of many books of horror, so be sure to visit his Amazon Author's Page at http://www.amazon.com/Mark-McLaughlin/e/B008QCY4TC/

GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES

This year, collaborators Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin researched and wrote GHOSTS OF THE QUAD CITIES, a nonfiction paperback, for national publisher Arcadia Publishing/The History Press. They’re very excited about this project, since they both love the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities. The … Continue reading

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PYRAMID OF THE SHOGGOTHS: Novelette with Bonus Story

A Lovecraftian Adventure Novelette with Bonus Story: PYRAMID OF THE SHOGGOTHS by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. FREE on Kindle Unlimited: US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VRXF8XX/  UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07VRXF8XX/ PYRAMID OF THE SHOGGOTHS, a Lovecraftian novelette, is a modern-day sequel to H.P. Lovecraft’s novella, “At … Continue reading

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“The Power Of Azalareon” — A Story From HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS

The Power Of Azalareon by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. Mamie Saunders walked along the beach, scanning the sand with her metal detector. So far, the morning had been good to her. She’d found about six dollars in loose … Continue reading

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THE IDOL IN THE HEDGE MAZE: A Lovecraftian Novelette

THE IDOL IN THE HEDGE MAZE: A Lovecraftian Novelette by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr. FREE on Kindle Unlimited: US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SGMR1B3/ UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SGMR1B3/ THE IDOL IN THE HEDGE MAZE is a modern-day sequel to H.P. Lovecraft’s novella, “The Shadow … Continue reading

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LOVECRAFT 101: The Basics Of Cthulhu Mythos Fiction

by Mark McLaughlin Because I’ve written many Cthulhu Mythos stories, people often ask me questions about the creator of the Mythos, Howard Phillips Lovecraft. They usually know that he was an author from an earlier time and that his fiction … Continue reading

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“The Gateway to Carcosa” – A Story from HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS

Below you will find the story, “The Gateway to Carcosa,” from the Lovecraftian fiction collection, HORRORS & ABOMINATIONS: 24 Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos by Mark McLaughlin & Michael Sheehan, Jr.  Enjoy! The paperback collection is available on Amazon:  US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1791560520/ UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1791560520/ … Continue reading

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Top 13 Lovecraftian Movies NOT Based on Lovecraft

by Mark McLaughlin There are plenty of great movies based on the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, creator of the Cthulhu Mythos. And, there a lot of great movies of a Lovecraftian nature that aren’t based on his stories – but … Continue reading

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The 10 Greatest Stories Of H.P. LOVECRAFT

by Mark McLaughlin I’ve always loved the works of H.P. Lovecraft – even when I was a little boy. My parents used to drop me off at the library when they went shopping, and I’d spend the afternoon reading horror … Continue reading

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Post-Apocalyptic Novel Offers Hope For The Future

    Above, the cover of the new book, APOCALYPSE AMERICA!, and the authors, Michael McCarty (in glasses) and Mark McLaughlin. APOCALYPSE AMERICA! is available in both paperback and Kindle formats. Please use these links to find out more about … Continue reading

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At The Mustache Of Madness: Revisiting “The Dunwich Horror”

by Mark McLaughlin It can’t be easy, trying to make a movie out of an H.P. Lovecraft story. If you’re a fan of his work, you might wonder why there aren’t more Lovecraftian movies. After all, his stories are all … Continue reading

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