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
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!
There is a thought so insidious it cannot be exorcised. It is a nagging mosquito deep inside your ear that asks endlessly, forever needling at your eardrums with its barbed insinuation, "Are you safe inside your own head?". The Nightmare Factory Book Club is here to answer that prickling discomfort definitively to the contrary. You … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Stares At The Yellow Wallpaper That Is A Head Full Of Ghosts
As dusk settles in, the streetlights blink on one by one, and the neighborhood children are sent scattering to illusions of wholesome meals, sweet tea, and the Late Show before bed. Little do they know that as their block buzzed in the suburban afternoon and they explored the culverts and no-man's-lands that stitched their block … Continue reading Things Wither When The Nightmare Factory Book Club Confronts Domestic Horror….
Like an ooze of unknown origin, dribbling at first, then spurting volcanically through your mind, the horror takes you. So gradually you don't even notice, unease becomes dread becomes apoplexy, and, when the dam ruptures, and the bile runs crimson – that's when you know that the nightmare has noticed you. That's when you feel … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Fears The Deadly Eyes of THE RATS!!!!!!!!!
Melanie is a prodigy with a genius-level IQ. Her spatial reasoning and grasp of complex social and behavioral structures are off the charts. In a doomed world, she may be humanity's last hope. She is ten years old, and today she is scheduled for dissection. The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Opens The Pandora’s Box That Is The Girl With All the Gifts
There will be no survivors of this month's Nightmare Factory Book Club. After an hour of discussing The Terror by Dan Simmons, those who haven't been picked off by the Creature that prowls the cafe will have died of scurvy or resorted to cannibalism. This Tuesday January 20th at 8:00 p.m., BookPeople will be transformed into … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Book Club Is Frozen In Terror
~post by Steve(n) The spells and enchantments protecting the Nightmare Factory Book Club from malevolent interlopers are as powerful as they are horrifying. If a malfeasant spy intrudes upon our discussion of The Necromancer's House by Christopher Buehlman on Tuesday October 21st at 8:00 p.m., for example, their arms will become spider's arms, which shall … Continue reading THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY BOOK CLUB Harbors Known Practitioners of Magic
~ Post by Steven W. There is something very wrong with the BookPeople cafe. It is not haunted, per se – it is too new for that – but it is a bad place, and it attracts bad people. Case in point, THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY book club will convene there tonight to discuss a damning … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory knocks on The House Next Door
~Post by Joe T. So, it's October. Somehow, it's become the month most emblematic of horror even though true fans of the genre know that spring is truly the most horrific part of the year. Anyway, it's October and the BookPeople Horror Book Club, The Nightmare Factory, has a new book for you (and me) … Continue reading The Nightmare Factory Book Club Reads ‘The Darkest Part of the Woods’