Interview: Father Gary Thomas

Sitting down with America’s Leading Exorcist The classic movie The Exorcist is one of the most iconic films in the horror genre. Who can forget Regan MacNeil levitating off her bed, spewing pea soup, and spinning her head completely around? But how much of that is trope, and how much of that is real? Gallows Hill sat down with Father Gary Thomas, America’s leading exorcist and inspiration behind the movie The Rite to find out. “For many people, even today, there are images in that film that are forever indelible,”…

From the Depths, Risen

From the Depths, Risen JASON NUGENT At 10:17 am, as Mrs. Joiner’s high pitched, off-key voice rose above the rest of the choir singing “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear,” a tower of flame burst through the Third Avenue Baptist Church, and disappeared as suddenly as it had come. The choir director Dr. Sorbane was killed instantly, the eruption opening directly beneath his feet filling the church with the scent of charred flesh and burnt hair. Flames shot high in the choir loft as a column of pure fiery destruction…

Tell No Man

Tell No Man T. J. TRANCHELL Elder Blain Griffen held the small, plastic vial of oil between his fingers, ready to twist the lid off and drip the contents onto the head of the young Chilean mother sitting before him. Elder Rey Montoya, Griffen’s junior companion, stood still, waiting for Griffen to pour the oil before placing his hands on the mother’s head. “¿Hermana Molina, estás lista?” Elder Griffen said. After more than a year in the mission field, the Spanish language came quickly to Griffen, just as it would…

Carry Me Home

Carry Me Home Joshua Demarest Felicity woke up on less than half of the ratty Queen—size that dominated Room 8 of the Blackpeak Motel. Eddy had managed to push her nearly off the bed during the night. She glanced at his still, sleeping figure and gingerly swung her legs off the edge of the bed. She eased herself off of the mattress and grimaced at the loud thwang! that followed. Fel padded across the carpeted floor on the balls of her feet and pulled her timeworn Adidas gym bag out…

Relaunch!

Greetings, horror fans! The team here at Gallows Hill is back. So let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room. What happened after the first issue? The first issue of Gallows Hill Magazine went out for Halloween 2017. Many things happened for that first issue, but ultimately the team wasn’t ready to replicate its success. After a few months of digging through the slush pile of submissions and coordinating new interviews, reviews, columns, and more, we decided to take a brief hiatus. While our readers begged for more, we…