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old school weird style.

Posted by jaborwhalky on 2008.07.13 at 03:57

The Willows is a year old

and they are now offering 50% off subscriptions throughout July! Sale ends August 1st!
That's 10 bucks for a whole year of good stuff, humans.

They are also running sales on ad space. Contact the editor for more info on that

Ben has gone out of his way to thank everyone for helping The Willows make it.

It's a good mag, the people putting it together really care and its a one of a kind.

To read some excerpts go here:

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the willows any one?

Posted by jaborwhalky on 2008.05.11 at 04:19
Current Mood: amusedamused
The Willows is the only magazine of classic-style weird fiction, in the style of Bierce, Blackwood, Hodgson, Dunsany, Machen, etc.
We are also pioneering the new movement of steampunk horror, as exemplified in the writing of G. D. Falksen, Paul Marlowe, etc.

Edogawa Rampo

Posted by caliprea on 2007.11.23 at 21:48
Anyone familiar with Rampo's oeuvre?

"Edogawa Rampo" is a pseudonym based on the Japanese pronunciation of Edgar Allan Poe.

New and/or Obscure Weird Fiction?

Posted by caliprea on 2007.11.23 at 18:22
Anyone find anything interesting lately in the area of weird fiction?


Posted by caliprea on 2007.11.22 at 17:21
I just had the distinct pleasure of watching the HPLHS silent film version of The Call of Cthulhu. I know, it's been out for a couple of years, but I somehow hadn't heard of it until recently. What an excellent job they've done! The sets, props, and overall mood of the film were overwhelming. Perhaps my expectations were low. The feel is straight-up vintage, and I can only spot a few moments when this illlusion is broken. According to CthulhuLives.org, they're working on a similar adaptation of Lovecraft's "The Whisperer In Darkness" -- which is a great idea, but I'd love to see "The Colour Out of Space" done up HPLHS style.

I only wish I could say that Return of the Ghostbusters was this awesome.

Dracula was framed.

Posted by paulbibeau on 2007.11.08 at 11:02

Maybe that's going too far.  But I have created a blog devoted to completely rewriting, reinterpreting, and generally kicking the tires on Stoker's novel.  It's called "The Dracula Innocence Project," and it's at http://draculawasframed.blogspot.com


Or check out my funny book on Stoker's masterpiece and all the crazy vamp children it spawned -- Sundays with Vlad (www.vladlives.com).  It has plenty of Store lore and myth-busting, including a trip to see the Stoker notes in Philly.

Anti-Christ: A Satirical End of Days

Posted by antichrist_book on 2007.10.10 at 17:41
Current Location: Louisville, KY
Current Mood: curiouscurious
 I myself am a writer of odd fiction. I self-published one novel, a mean-spirited satire on religion, politics, self-help movements, and more. God's in a wheelchair, Buddha rules part of Heaven, Jesus is a megalomaniac, and the world is nearing the Apocalypse which features a four way battle between Heaven, Hell, Man, and Zombies. Zombies man!!! Just take a glimpse over at my site, www.anti-christ.biz to see what I'm talking about. I also have a large collection of smaller works on my blog located on said site. Enjoy my warped mind!


The Willows

Posted by orrin on 2007.06.19 at 20:16
I recently found a fiction magazine that I think would be of interest to a lot of people here. It's called The Willows (named for the Blackwood story) and it's devoted exclusively to publishing "classic-style weird fiction" set before World War II. It's aesthetic is definitely right up this community's alley, with old-fashioned stories of the supernatural mixed with a mocked-up Victorian ad or two. I picked up the May issue and was impressed with most of the writing, and the stuff coming the July issue sounds ever better. And I don't say this just because I've got a nonfiction article on "How the Universal Monsters Killed Weird Fiction" (among other things) appearing in it, although that certainly helps.

(This is cross-posted to a few communities that I'm a member of, so apologies if you see it twice or thrice.)


Modern Weird Fiction?

Posted by orrin on 2007.06.04 at 18:25
It looks like things haven't been very active around here recently, but I'm hoping to help change that. My name's Orrin Grey, and I'm a (very) semi-professional writer of what I consider to be weird fiction, and the definition of weird fiction on this community seems to embody exactly the sort of thing I try for when I'm writing. As a result, I've thought a lot about the relevancy and functionality of the weird fiction classification as it applies to modern genre fiction, and I'm curious to have your input.

We all know who the great weird fiction authors were, but whose work among those writers working today (or recently) would you consider to be weird fiction? And do you think that the classification still has any function in the modern industry?

Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis"

Posted by clemm on 2006.07.26 at 17:39
Current Mood: amusedamused
New to the site
Upon venturing into this group the first title that came to mind was Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis." Although I haven't read the full story I'm sure someone will find this truly weird.
Here is a link to an ebook:


Also a link to an adaptation to this famous story (very cool):


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