Reprint: The Real Dracula’s Castle — Stop 2 of the World’s Greatest Horror Locales

Bună dimineața! I published this on my website a few years ago, but this morning I thought I would re-post just for my followers in Romania. Enjoy.  If you live in Romania or are from there originally, I would like to see your comments on this article. Tell me if I am on the spot … Continue reading Reprint: The Real Dracula’s Castle — Stop 2 of the World’s Greatest Horror Locales

Kazuo Ishiguro: A Review of the Film Versions of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go

Last week while in Albuquerque, I attended the Tuesday night meeting of Southwest Writers.  It was a pleasant evening with Jim Tritten giving an enjoyable and quite professional  presentation on why writers should write short stories (he had a long list of reasons, which I won't even try to list here, but they were on … Continue reading Kazuo Ishiguro: A Review of the Film Versions of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go

Review of “The Disappointment’s Room”

I am not very enthralled with "The Disappointment's Room" .  I started to nod off to sleep once and I found myself checking my e-mail when a major denouement occurred.  Nonetheless, it's an okay film to which I give a C+ (slightly above average). It's  a typical, low-key haunted house plot.  A family consisting of a mother, father, and … Continue reading Review of “The Disappointment’s Room”

Announcing the Advent of “The Chamber” Magazine

Beginning in January 1, 2017, this will be the location of a new on-line quarterly magazine for short stories, poetry, and other short works of the horror genre.  Please feel free to start submitting as of September 9, 2016.  You can find the guidelines for submissions on my current Submissions and Announcements page, which will remain the same, with … Continue reading Announcing the Advent of “The Chamber” Magazine

New Prose Poetry: “Remains” by Larry Thacker

I am bound to only the portions of books you’re paging through, a forced patience as you deliberate over the aged leather bindings and titles, of chapter and verse, of gradual plot developments and story arcs, the lovingly slow conflicts unraveling over black on beige onion skin thinness, so hauntingly unrushed even for me with … Continue reading New Prose Poetry: “Remains” by Larry Thacker

Announcement: Phil Slattery Teams with Darksomnia Productions to Produce Documentary of a Haunting

My fiancée (Francene Kilgore) and I are teaming with Darksomnia Productions of Farmington, NM to produce a documentary/dramatization of a haunting that occurred in south Texas from about 2006-2010.  Filming is taking place.  Parts of the documentary will be dramatized by actors while my fiancee and I appear discussing the events.  The video should be completed within … Continue reading Announcement: Phil Slattery Teams with Darksomnia Productions to Produce Documentary of a Haunting

Reminder: Submissions of Works of Horror Being Considered for Publication

If you would like to submit a short horror story (flash fiction of less than 1,000 words preferred), an article or book/movie review on the art of writing horror fiction, or just on the art of writing, please send it to horror@philslattery.com.   Everything must be submitted by e-mail either in the body of the e-mail … Continue reading Reminder: Submissions of Works of Horror Being Considered for Publication