Thursday, 28 January 2016

February's Book Choices

Our next meeting is Wed the 17th of Feb in The Long Stone Pub
We'll be reading Jeff Strand's short story collection Dead Clown Barbecue for it.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

January's Book Choices

Another er, successful Fright Club meeting. We didn't really discuss books or suggest books and most of us didn't read the books but we did have a lot of fun and we ate an actual mountain of food. 

Our next meeting is Wed Jan 27th in The Long Stone Pub
The books we will be reading for it are-
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James 

and 
House of Leaves by by Mark Z. Danielewski


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Fright Club Christmas Meeting

The books we've voted on for Decembers meeting on Wed the 16th are-
Krampus, the Yule Lord by Bromhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0062095668

and the short stories-
The Dead Smile by Francis Marion Crawford
Available for free here http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0605421.txt


and
Stephen King's N.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i454o7ijabI (if you need a synopsis of this one ask Conor, you won't regret it...)

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Fright Clubs November Book Choices

Our next meeting is Nov 18th in The Long Stone Pub
We'll be in the Snug from 7

The books we'll be reading for it are-
Vampyrrhic by Simon Clark

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0154MTH16
and
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Free here http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1952/1952-h/1952-h.htm

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Octobers Book Choices

Our book choices for our October meeting are..
-The novel A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Head-Full-Ghosts-Paul…/…/0062363239/ 


and the short stories....
-A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

(Audio book here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVeT8av8PXA)

-The Things by Peter Watts 

(audio book here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-G-k9-y1NA)

-The Bell In The Fog by Gertrude Atherton
We look forward to seeing you all in the Snug of The Longstone at 7 on Oct 21st 

Saturday, 5 September 2015



Dark tidings to all our dark minded Ghouls and Ghoulettes who imbibed in our Augustian gathering, and to the fresh blood who were brave enough to join us for the evening too. 

Good to see you ....departed un-bitten.



This month we shall be emanating from our haunt, the Snug (aka FrightClub Central) at The Long Stone Pub on the 23rd of September from 7pm.  We hope to see you there... in whatever form you choose to take; familiars and innocents are, as always, very welcome. 

This month's delights include....

Our Novel -




Firstly we have Life's Lottery by Kim Newman.  In this book you adopt the persona of Keith Marion and through the decisions you make you choose the outcome of his story. Reports in from some of our ghouls say this book has taken them on some most fair and foul adventures, a must read! For those who have yet to lay their claws on a copy it's available here....


Unfortunately even my unholiest of sources could not obtain links to a free downloadable or printable version of Life's Lottery.


Venturing onwards to our selection of short stories -


Our First Offering - 

This is the delightful, darkly comic tale of The Yattering and Jack by Clive Barker. an absolute delight which comes from volume one of Barker's Books of Blood series and was also adapted for the television series Tales from the Darkside.

This is the tale of Jack Polo, a gherkin importer who is haunted by a demon called the Yattering by command of the Devil himself.  Can Jack turn the tables on the Yattering's increasingly terrifying antics and earn himself a slave??



For those of you special creatures who prefer to lurk in your lairs, or creep about on your travails I have uncovered some links to satisfy your curiosity... 


Clive Barker's The Yattering and Jack readings - 



Want to watch the original from the series Tales from the Dark Side?  - 





Our Second Offering - 

From Joe Hill's first anthology Twentieth Century Ghosts we give you the short story Best New Horror

Eddie Carroll editor of the annual anthology of stories known as America's Best New Horror is tired. He's tired of rejecting thousands of stories and wonders if there's something out there that can re-ignite his passion for horror. Until one day he discovers "Buttonboy" a disturbing tale by Peter Kilrue. Revived at last he sets out to find this elusive Mr. Kilrue and claim what he believes to be the ultimate story... Eddie may get more than he bargained for...




You can dig your fangs into a copy on Amazon and Google Books using the link below -



For those of you who would like to sample the entire collection of dark tales from Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts - 



All of these books are available on Google Books  in print and also digital format.  Just download the App from the Play Store to get started - 




Finally - 

As a little treat for all of you planning to roost in hotels over the coming weeks; it being the time of festivals and conventions, I will leave you with this little offering located whilst performing my usual skulking research across the web.. Be wary on your room choices fellow fiendlings! 

Stephen King's Room 1408 - 





Enjoy.... 





Tuesday, 28 July 2015



Thanks to all who showed up for our last meeting, you were awesome, and a big shout out to our new members who were brave enough to find their way to our lair and share their love of all things horror. 

Our next meeting takes place at the usual haunt - The Long Stone Pub at Townsend Street Dublin 2 on Wednesday the 19th of August and the ghouls should be gathered by 7pm in the snug. 


As per ye olde tradition we have chosen a selection of books and short stories for reading and discussion at our next huddle - enjoy! 



Our first offering is Dweller by Jeff Strand - 


When boy meets monster and embarks on a friendship that will last for decades.  How far will this friendship take them, and what horrors lie ahead?





Our second offering is Popsy by Stephen King 


Another Stephen King short story makes the cut this month.  From his collection of tales Nightmares and Dreamscapes we bring you Popsy. When you have a predilection it's always best practice to choose your victims wisely..... 







Our third offering is The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs - 

Three wishes to the owner of the monkey's paw.... but what is the price for your most desperate hopes and dreams? 





All of these books are available on Amazon in print and also digital format for those who have a kindle.  However, for anyone who hasn't access to either you can read the following books for free here -

Stephen King Nightmares and Dreamscapes - Popsy
The story begins halfway down page 66 and the link takes you direct to that page.

http://www.3reads.com/nightmares-and-dreamscapes-stephen-king?page=0,65


W.W. Jacobs - The Monkey's Paw
Again, The story starts about halfway down the page.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12122/12122-h/12122-h.htm

Link here for different reading formats - 

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12122

Unfortunately despite all efforts (including channeling and invocation) I was unable to find a suitable (or safe) link to Jeff Strand's Dweller but if anyone has any links feel free to let us know; all contributions grave-tly appreciated! 


And finally a little compendium of treats for those who want to listen or watch while about on your prowls I have added a selection of links below to satisfy your appetite for all things gory and ghoulish. Just copy and paste the link into your browser, relax and enjoy...from the edge of your seat, bed, crypt, rookery, lookout...

Popsy by Stephen King


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogRsSA91MSM



The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmYDQcaB2c8


September's reading -

One of the books we will be reading for September's meeting is Life's Lottery by Kim Newman.  This is a book where you can choose your own beginning, adventure and ending. We wanted to give you an early warning on this one so that you can get a copy in advance as there are no free online reading links available.  You can get it on Amazon for Kindle and in print copy - 

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lifes-Lottery-Kim-Newm…/…/1781165564

Happy reading.....