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Author Archives: Sheila M. Merritt

Sheila Merritt wrote book reviews for Mystery Scene Magazine. For several years, she had contributed reviews, articles and conducted interviews for the Hellnotes.com newsletter. She was friends with a British ghost hunter who happened to be the author of a biography of Boris Karloff. She’s had a brief and embarrassing conversation with Christopher Lee in a department store, but also had a much more relaxing exchange with director-writer Frank Darabont at a horror convention. She became enamored of horror films and dark fiction as a child. Mother didn't approve of them. The rest, as they say, is history.

Apex Predator (Book Review)

Horror fiction has often addressed the notion of “the lesser of two evils.”  With a recent book review, we’ve looked at Dracula combatting Nazis. In Apex Predator, by S.M. Douglas, werewolves are pitted against plutocracy. More than just Lycanthropes vs. ...

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The Cambria Scarecrow Festival

Situated roughly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is Cambria, a charming California coastal town with a population of 6,032.  In October, the local organizations and businesses of Cambria participate in an annual seasonal ritual:  The Cambria Scarecrow Festival ...

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