Peter Straub's Ghost Story opens with a question: "What's the worst thing you've ever done?" The Nightmare Factory Book Club would like to answer that question with one of its own: "How much time you got?" For the last six years, The Nightmare Factory has met around the campfire at BookPeople every month to tell each other … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Celebrates The Fear Of Growing Old With Peter Straub’s GHOST STORY!
The Nightmare Factory Book Club has long prided itself on presenting for your consideration only the most eloquent and refined morsels of literary esoterica, and it is in this spirit that, this month, we offer our humblest apologies. It would seem that, despite our noblest efforts to provide the silkiest, distinguished wheat to our supplicants, … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Has Truly Seen That Which Is THE BEAUTIFUL THING THAT AWAITS US ALL!
As you are locked into an eternity of solitary confinement, the prison guards stare sidelong with unchecked revulsion. Your days bleed into your nights as your dreams become indistinguishable from your waking purgatory. From this moment forward, you will have nothing to drown out the strychnine silence of your hollow thoughts but the protest of … Continue reading “FELLSIDE Is GHOST Meets ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” So Sayeth The Nightmare Factory Book Club
Quiet on the set! The Nightmare Factory is about to start shooting, and tonight we're going to make you a star. Join us at 7:00 p.m. at BookPeople for a lively discussion of Bradford Tatum's open casket look at classic movie monsters Only the Dead Know Burbank. It's bound to be a scare, so bring … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Tours Classic Hollywood ‘Cause ONLY THE DEAD KNOW BURBANK!
The third Tuesday of the month is upon us, and the things that go "bump" in the night are starting to bump harder and with greater alacrity. All the cemetery things have begun oozing out of their crypts to turn our fair city into Bummersville, USA - population: us. Luckily, one book club is fighting … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Has Been Bitten By A Werewolf AND A Vampire in Caitlin R. Kiernan’s BLOOD ORANGES
Sometimes it's weird the things you remember. I mean your first kiss, sure that makes sense, but the first time you remember hearing "Maneater" by Darryl Hall and John Oates? That's weird one. In spring of 1983 I was in second grade and we were doing "Jazzercise" for P.E. Our teacher popped "Maneater" into the … Continue reading Tonight At BookPeople……..It’s JOHN OATES
To know the Nightmare Factory Book Club is to revel in genetic anomaly. Our members are celebrated for their exquisite, phenotypic eccentricity, and our pursuit of absolute, biological perfection has been known to turn heads the full 360°. To this end, we were delighted to indulge in Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism by David … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Explores The Darkness That Hides in Eutopia
Statisticians tell us that, in any group of people, roughly one-third of their members are secretly cloth-and-porcelain simulacra assembled from scraps by the Mad Puppeteer. Look to your left. Now, look to your right. If there were no marionette strings ascending to the heavens from the arms and legs of your neighbors, odds are you're … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Plays In The Dollhouse That Is The House Of Small Shadows
When your luck runs out on the midway, and the tilt-a-whirl has wrenched the last of the funnel cake from your heaving gullet, take a swallow of courage from your hip flask and wander back to the darkest part of the carnival where you're not likely to see anyone you know, to be recognized, to … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Reads THE RIB FROM WHICH I REMAKE THE WORLD
In this time of terror and monsters, the impermanence of the human body with all its casual indignities and inherent shortcomings must come as a bittersweet salve to our wounded psyches. Despite our fundamental differences, we are all equals to the worms under our inevitable grave dirt. The dead, they say, shed all pretension in … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Rides The Moebius Strip With Brian Lumley’s NECROSCOPE!