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MY TRILOGY OF HORRORS

  I’ve always wanted to write a set of story collections addressing my three great loves: zombie stories, Lovecraftian stories, and seriously weird, dark horror tales. And here are those collections, released by Wildside Press: HIDEOUS FACES, BEAUTIFUL SKULLS: http://www.amazon.com/Hideous-Faces-Beautiful-Skulls-McLaughlin/dp/1479401889/Continue reading

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A LOVING LOOK BACK at ’70s Horror Movies

Thinking back, it seems to me that horror movies stopped being scary back in the 1970s. Is it the movies, or is it me? I was younger then, so maybe it didn’t take much to scare me. Or maybe the … Continue reading

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FEAR TIMES TWO: Two Long Excerpts from BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE

Feast your Internet-glazed eyes on these long excerpts from two of the 33 zombie and monster stories in BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE… EXCERPT No. 1: The opening pages of the story, “Tell Your Secrets to the Slime”  “Mom,” I had asked her, … Continue reading

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THE BOUNDARIES OF HORROR

Some people say, horror can ONLY happen in a mold-streaked castle or a moonlit forest. Some people say, horror should NOT feature comedic elements. Some people say, zombies MUST follow the rules of certain specific popular movies. To all that, … Continue reading

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BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE: Zombilicious Excerpts

EXCERPT No. 1: All of the ooze-streaked criminals were dreamily uttering their secrets – some of the things they had to say were truly appalling. Secrets of violence, sexual abuse, greed, deception and more, more, more. Mom was there, too, … Continue reading

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These Movies Don’t Exist – BUT THEY SHOULD!!!

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A New Year’s Message of Encouragement from a Horror Writer

I want to wish you all a Happy New Year! Your support of my writing in 2012 has been wonderful. I grew up in a grim, rural household where I was discouraged from writing, so your encouragement has meant everything … Continue reading

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