Interview: Richard Chizmar

The author of Gwendy’s Button Box, A Long December, and Midnight Promises sits down with GH editor Joshua Demarest to talk about writing, editing, the future of the genre, and the success of Cemetery Dance Publications. Richard Chizmar is the founder/publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint. He has edited more than 30 anthologies and his fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and The Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won two World Fantasy awards, four…

Book Review: My Best Friend’s Exorcism

Book Review: My Best Friend’s Exorcism Horror is a genre that is meant to be experienced. And for the most part, traditional publishers have been slow to adapt to the changes the horror genre has seen. But not all traditional publishers fall victim to playing it safe. Quirk Books has been leading the charge on the new wave of horror books. Their best-known title is 2011’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. which featured a story built around a collection of strange old photographs. In their latest blockbuster, Quirk has…

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…