No I suppose I’ll have to tell you a little about it, otherwise it defeats the point of a review.
Well, yet again, Jack Bantry, Editor in Chief at Splatterpunk Zine has conjured yet another brilliant collection of horror from some of the best emerging talents. Usually I can pick a favourite form the usual four stories on offer, but this time, I found it impossible. From the Bizarro menace brought upon by Kristopher Rufty in his unnerving tale of sacrifice “The Chomper” to the similar slice of further Bizarro in “Pas de Deux” in which an indestructible lust brings two strangers together in the bloodiest and strangest of meetings. Adam Cesare’s “Readings off the Chart” is a punchy little supernatural piece about how far amateur ghostbusters are willing to go in order to get proof of the spirit world. “Awakening” by Jeff Strand is an extremely likable piece that brings a balance of humour to the collection with an absent minded serial killer with comic consequences, it’s an absolute delight that helps stabilise a horrific quartet with a healthy dose of mirth.
The stories are short, but the content is heavy and varied enough to appeal to every angle of horror, Monsters, Ghosts and Psychopaths. What more could you want?
As well as several reviews, Jeff Burks gives a discourse on his (utterly justified) defence of Eli Roth, pleading his argument and coming off as almost sane.
It’s Splatterpunk. I love it. And so should you.