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message 1: by Thomas (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:22PM) (new)

Thomas | 6 comments Hey, fellow horror fans.

Just wanted to share a couple of links to some great audio horror fiction I have been enjoying online.

First, check out:
http://pseudopod.org/
There are some excellent free short stories posted every week at this site. A personal favorite story is:

http://pseudopod.org/2007/02/23/pseud...

Another good site is:
http://www.zombieastronaut.net...
the last few entries have been old horror movies, but click back several months for some excellent horror and sci fi audio.

And if you are a science fiction fan too, the best audio fiction site on the web is:
http://escapepod.org/

I am a big fan of all this high quality fiction available for free on the web. Great for commuting.

Enjoy!


message 2: by Tressa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:22PM) (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 16902 comments Thanks for the links, Tommy. I'll have to check them out when I get some alone time.


message 3: by Mark (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:03PM) (new)

Mark Nemcoff (wordsushi) | 4 comments There is so much great horror online in audio form. Check out "Diary of a Madman", which you can subscribe to for free at http://feeds.feedburner.com/myndiaryo...


message 4: by Thomas (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:11PM) (new)

Thomas | 6 comments Thanks for the link, Mark. I am really into listening to audio books online, and a link to an entire novel is always welcome. I will check out the first chapter this week.


message 5: by Mark (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:12PM) (new)

Mark Nemcoff (wordsushi) | 4 comments Tommy,
You can also find the audiobook version of my horror novel "Shadow Falls: Badlands" online before it goes to print next year. http://shadowfalls.podshow.com


Best,
M


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Voices in the Dark has a few public domain horror stories, including some Lovecraft.

http://voicesinthedark.com/content.ph...


message 7: by Thomas (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:48PM) (new)

Thomas | 6 comments Hey there Mark. I started listening to 'Diary of a Madman' at work, but had to stop. People kept coming into my shop, and invariably a murder was being planned or graphically described in that cold, dead pan voice. It was really freaking out my coworkers and the boss. When I reached the sex scene, I decided it would be a better thing to listen to at home.
I gotta say, you aren't messing around when you warn about graphic violence! Honestly, the lack of a break from the sociopath narrator was starting to fray my nerves. Providing the reader a redeemable character, though it does not fit the diary structure, would have helped to balance the book, which was starting to feel 100% nihilistic to me. But then again, maybe that's what you're after.
I'm sure you are aware of the similarities that exist between 'Diary' and 'Dexter.' I've only watched Dexter as a show, but from the start I have felt his character seemed far too sympathetic. The vigilante serial murderer you portray is far more convincing in a true crime sort of way.
I took a look at the Badlands stuff, which seems like more of what I'm in the mood for anyhow. Always love mixing horror and western. So now I'm going to give that a try, but if I do so at work, you can bet I'll be wearing headphones.


message 8: by Thomas (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:48PM) (new)

Thomas | 6 comments Greg, thanks for the Lovecraft link. His books always creep me out when read aloud. I love 'The Rats In The Wall'
Too bad Lovecraft's name for the cat makes the audio version offensive, and unplayable at work. Found this out the hard way.


message 9: by Mark (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:49PM) (new)

Mark Nemcoff (wordsushi) | 4 comments Tommy,

LOL... yeah, I should put a disclaimer on that stuff that it's "NSFW".

Basically DoM is a story about one man's descent into madness as told from his skewed point of view and is definitely not for everyone. Since 80 percent of my listeners over the past couple of years listen on headphones I always forget to take into account there might be someone playing it on a boombox where unsuspecting ears may catch it. For some it will probably work better in print so look for it later in 2008 when it comes out.

It's funny, I was aware of Dexter in that I knew there was a show with that name that starred the guy from Six Feet Under but I had no idea what it was about until later. But yes while DoM and Dexter may appear the same from 10 thousand feet off the ground, they are very different stories.

And let me know what you think of Badlands. Had a blast writing that one and I'm quite happy with how it turned out.

And then there's always my next horror novel "Junkyard" coming in audio early next year that'll be there when you're ready.

Best,
MYN


message 10: by Thomas (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:49PM) (new)

Thomas | 6 comments Mark,
To be clear- I never for a moment thought you were biting off 'Dexter.' In fact, I gleaned from listening that any similarities were probably a total coincidence. It is something that happens all the time, and I think it will only increase with the growth of the Internet, as our group thoughts become mingled, overlapping steam (idea via Alan Moore)
I enjoy the show Dexter, but from the start, it never rang true to me. He says in the narration that he lacks human feelings, but it is obvious he loves his sister, his girlfriend, ect. Thus, he never seems remotely as vile as a serial murderer should be. I thought about this a lot when I was listening to your story. The sick mind you portrayed, with thoughts like an angry hornet's nest, rang chillingly true to me. The guy is trying to be some kind of hero, but he's utterly poisonous.
Shit, I should just finish listening to it. Time to freak out the neighbors now. These Brooklyn apartment walls are thin!


message 11: by Mark (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:49PM) (new)

Mark Nemcoff (wordsushi) | 4 comments Oh dude, no worries. I've gotten the "this sounds like Dexter" thing quite a bit because when you start telling people your book is about a "serial killer who kills serial killers" people now think of Dexter right away which is why I now say DoM is about a "serial killer who thinks he's a vigilante".

And yes, if you really want to freak your neighbors out, cue up the whole batch of DoM, turn the speakers toward the walls and let it play. There's a good chance nobody will take your clothes out of the dryer in the laundry room again.

Best,
M


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