Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

I’m always looking for something new to read. I tend to read fantasy in the summer months, but I always reach for horror in autumn and winter. I first discovered Hex on Goodreads, and picked it up in Waterstones almost immediately. What was it about Hex that drew my attention? I was interested in Hex not only because the reviews promised a chilling read with several sleepless nights, but also because its premise was something…

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Ophelia Wears Black by Segovia Amil

Ophelia Wears Black by Segovia Amil

Ophelia Wears Black was released in late 2015 by Segovia Amil. I was drawn to this poetry collection as soon as I saw it. It is described online as a journey to understand the perfection and necessity of inner darkness, which I found incredibly appealing. I seldom buy poetry collections but I am very glad that I purchased this one. Ophelia Wears Black is split into four sections: ‘The First Blush’, ‘On Solitude & Abandon’, ‘Burials’ and…

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Crimson Peak Novelisation by Nancy Holder Review

Crimson Peak Novelisation by Nancy Holder Review

This book purchase was a really unusual one for me. I don’t usually read film novelisations because I usually presume that they will be little more than a poor attempt to promote the film and I therefore never have very high expectations for them. However, I saw the novelisation of Crimson Peak for sale a few weeks ago for a very reasonable price and I couldn’t resist it. I still have not seen the film…

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Interview with Wolfgang Parker

Interview with Wolfgang Parker

Wolfgang Parker does 7 impossible things before breakfast and makes us all feel like we are just lazing about. He is an artist of many mediums and  seemingly endless inspiration.  We chased him down and made him tell us all about himself, his work and cats: Hello! Thank you for joining us here at Altvenger. We know you have about a million things going on at all times and we appreciate you taking the time…

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Mortis Comoedia by Aurora Walderhaug – A Collection of Dark Comics to Tickle Your Humerus

Mortis Comoedia by Aurora Walderhaug – A Collection of Dark Comics to Tickle Your Humerus

  Who says Death has to be disguised as a Grim Reaper? He might as well be the Grim Peeper or the Prim Reaper! According to Swedish artist behind Mortis Comoedia, Aurora Walderhaug, the Grim Reaper has various aliases. However, not all of them have to be somber and morbid. Melancholy is sometimes a choice and Aurora´s Reaper seems to put the whimsy back in melancholy. Whether he is wearing lingerie or high heels or…

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The Art of Gothic by Natasha Scharf

The Art of Gothic by Natasha Scharf

  Books focusing on the whole “concept” known as the Gothic subculture are much more than a rarity, especially if you want to hear the story from someone who stems from within the subculture rather than from a witty historian who decided to channel his “inner-Goth”. After the huge success of her first book, Worldwide Gothic, Natasha Scharf returns with her latest mesmerizing piece of artwork, The Art of Gothic. The Art of Gothic is…

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This House is Haunted by John Boyne Review

This House is Haunted by John Boyne Review

I have always been one to enjoy scary stories. I am immediately drawn to dark, faded covers in bookshops, and I always hope that the story inside is as captivating as the cover. I am especially inclined to pick up some of my old favourites at this time of this year, as I adore curling up on a dark autumn evening with an appropriately disconcerting read. Eliza Caine begins the novel by asserting that ‘I…

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Looking beyond the cover: Book to movie adaptations!

Looking beyond the cover: Book to movie adaptations!

If you are a fellow bookworm, you might feel the urge to see your favorite books made into movies! I know I always find myself wondering if a certain scene or emotion in my mind can become part of a film! Truth be told, if they managed to pull off film adaptations of Tolkien´s work, anything is possible. However, one finds certain emotions and scenes tougher to portray on film than a “mere” Hobbit or…

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