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Spring into Terror

image by Bret Jordan



"Spring into Terror"  is a collaborative effort to give readers of horror fiction insight into some of this year's recent releases.


 For librarians, “Spring into Terror” is an opportunity to get reviews and information you need to recommend appropriate titles for readers and make informed decisions about collection development.  In addition to providing reviews of horror titles you might be interested in adding to your collection, “Spring into Terror” highlights participating horror fiction review sites that cover both small press and mainstream horror.  


                Collaborating review sites include:, Horror Fiction Review,, Horror-Web, Dread Central, and Dark Scribe Magazine. 


For this year's Spring into Terror is presenting interviews with three authors Fran Friel, Louise Bohmer, and Nancy A Collins


We present a list of some of the horror titles coming out this spring.


We are also holding an art contest surrounding the theme of reading horror.


Note: The project is set to start April 1st, as participating sites post their reviews we will link to them.



  Horrorworld reviewing The Nobody by Tom Piccirilli

  Hellnotes reviewing The Society of S by Susan Hubbard


Dread Central reviewing The Living Dead edited by John Joseph Adams


  Dark Scribe Magazine's Spring into Terror page

                          Dark Scribe Magazine reviewing Bone Soup by T.W. Wright

                         Dark Scribe Magazine reviewing Last Days by Brian Evenson

                               Dark Scribe Magazine reviewing Gunpowder by Joe Hill

                               Dark Scribe Magazine reviewing Jake's Wake by John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow reviewing The Price by Alexandra Sokoloff

               reviewing The Black Act by Louise Bohmer

               reviewing Garbage Man by Joseph D’Lacey

               reviewing The Severed Nose by Jeff Strand

               reviewing The Good Humor Man by Andrew Fox

               reviewing The Kill Crew by Joseph D’Lacey

               reviewing Sloppy Seconds by Wrath James White

               reviewing Experiments in Human Nature by Monica O’Rourke

               reviewing The Good Humor Man by Andrew Fox

               reviewing Hollow-Eyed Mary by Andre Duza

               reviewing The Mysterious Flame by Orrin Grey

               reviewing The Absence by Bill Hussey



  Horror-Web's Spring into Terror Page

                           Horror-Web reviewing 
Dead and Gone by Harry Shannon

Horror-Web reviewing
The Big Book of NECon edited by Bob Booth

                           Horror-Web reviewing ShadowedSummer by Saundra Mitchell



The Horror Fiction Review's Spring into Terror Page

                                      The Horror Fiction Review reviewing Red by Paul Kane

                                      The Horror Fiction Review reviewing The Monster Within Idea by R. Thomas Riley

                                       The Horror Fiction Review reviewing As Fate Would Have It by Michael Louis Calvillo


        The Green Man Review reviewing The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan


Spring Releases

Here is a list of titles coming out this spring for your reading pleasure.

    Blue Canoe Wright, T.M. PS Publications
    Dead Science Fuchs, A.P. Coscom
    The Watchers Trade Edition Meikle, William Black Death Books
    Different Skins McMahon, Gary Screaming Dreams
    Tormentor Shrewsbury, Steven L. Lachesis Publishing
    Mercer's Bayou Snodgrass, Patricia Samhain Publishing
    Benjamin's Parasite Strand, Jeff Delirium Books
    Cold Black Hearts Mariotte, Jeff Penguin/Jove
    Bats! Dunbar, Robert Tricorner
    Pressure Strand, Jeff Leisure
    Swarm of Flying Eyeballs Ranalli, Gina Novello Publishers
    Liquid Diet McCarty, Michael Black Death Books
    The Nameless Wallace, Ray Black Death Books
    The Unseen Sokoloff, Alexandra St. Martin's Press
    Cold Black Hearts Mariotte, Jeff Penguin's Jove
    Market Adjustment and Other Tales of Avarice Prunty, Anderson Cargo Cult Press
    The Kult Jeffrey, Shaun Leucrota Press
    Dreams in Black and White Little, John Morning Star Press
    At Play with Ravenous Wolves Treagus, Christopher Stone Garden Publishing


Spring into Terror Art Contest and a number of other horror fiction review sites are conducting our second annual Spring into Terror horror fiction review project. As part of Spring into Terror we are holding an art contest to celebrate reading horror this spring.
Theme: Reading horror (books or graphic novels)

Deadline for submissions: 4/15/09

Prize: A Spring into Terror grab bag of horror and thriller books including at least one limited edition title.

The criteria for entries are:
File format: JPG
File Size: 2 Megs or Less
Medium: Digital, painting, or illustration
Dimensions: Any, but the larger the picture the larger the file
Send submissions to:

By submitting art work as part of the contest you are giving permission to use the submitted work


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