Westside Fairytales: Horror and Dark Fiction Stories

"    Westside Fairytales: Horror and Dark Fiction Stories " Podcast
Demons, desperate souls, and eldritch horrors. Strange and varied original stories that will linger long after you've finished listening. The Westside Fairytales horror and dark fiction podcast is written, read, and produced by Tyler Bell. New episodes are released the first Friday of every month.

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Season: 1 Episode: 1
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Have you ever stood at the edge of a tall building or ledge and just had that urge to jump? In this first episode of the Westside Fairytales podcast, we follow a young woman who travels into the woods and finds it hard to leave.

Season: 1 Episode: 2
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Some passions are darker than they first seem.

Season: 1 Episode: 3
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An odd book leaves a trail of bloodshed through the ages. As its readers drop dead one by one, an insidious purpose is revealed.

Season: 1 Episode: 4
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What would you do if somebody gave you the choice of dying now, or killing people just to die a bit later?

Season: 1 Episode: 5
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To recap part one of this week's story, a mentally disadvantaged inmate named Zeke is being forced to make Glory State Penitentiary’s first electric chair.

Season: 1 Episode: 6
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A disgraced former professor is forced to take a job as a night watchman after his career and life fall apart. After spending some time alone in the dark on his night patrols, he finds his new station in life is far from the worst of his worries.

Season: 1 Episode: 7
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A well-respected food critic finds he's no longer able to enjoy food after emergency surgery to remove tumors from his brain. Not only is he unable to enjoy food, but it tastes utterly foul to him.

Season: 1 Episode: 8
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This episode is the second half of Gourmand Gourmet, in which David has found he can no longer keep any traditional food down after emergency brain surgery.

Season: 1 Episode: 9
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Today’s story is a sort of sci-fi western, set at the edge of space in a time unknown. Our small cast of protagonists are escorting a sick man to the far edge of the frontier, ostensibly to die.

Season: 1 Episode: 10
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Have you ever felt trapped, even when, technically, you were free as a bird? Today we’ll hear the story of a man trapped by his life decisions, a man who smiles at everybody through bars only he can see. But as he becomes trapped in a monolithic war...

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Hey everybody, we're just checking in on you and letting you know how things are coming along for Season Two of the Westside Fairytales Podcast.

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Hey everybody, here's the first of the offseason releases, titled "Sound Test One." It's a gift from our corporate sponsors at Blackwell Innovations*, a technology company based out of the midwest that's been a staunch supporter of the podcast since...

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Today's minisode is just a trifle. A snatch of memory.

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Minisode Three - In which the things you own end up owning you.

Season: 2 Episode: 1
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Today's story is about a woman who feels trapped in a life she never expected to live.

Season: 2 Episode: 2
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A man sits down to drinks at a strange bar the other patrons seem unable, or unwilling, to leave.

Season: 2 Episode: 3
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Today’s tale is the story of a woman’s journey from a war torn country to one of safety and prosperity. It is a time of sickness, of death, and the specter of death itself follows her on her voyage in the form of an ugly doll made of plaster.

Season: 2 Episode: 4
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Everybody knows what it's like to be afraid of drowning. The conclusion of The Water-Rotted Doll.

Season: 2 Episode: 5
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A fledgling member of a street-gang is forced to confront the results of his actions.

Season: 2 Episode: 6
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Sometimes the only thing you can do is run.

Season: 2 Episode: 7
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Today’s story is about just that sort of man, a reserved individual sent to a small village in a seemingly medieval country, tasked with finding out why people passing by the town are being branded as criminals and hanged.

Season: 2 Episode: 8
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Life has a pace, a rhythm. It’s always unsettling when things disturb it. The death of a friend, an injury, an accident, when the unexpected comes calling it usually visits with bad news in tow.

Season: 2 Episode: 9
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Today’s story is about a man trapped in a relationship he despises.

Season: 2 Episode: 10
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Today’s tale is the story of a woman who wakes up to a life that isn’t hers, that she doesn’t want to live, and that certain forces, certain people, won’t allow her to leave.

Season: 2 Episode: 11
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Tonight’s minisode is about a man who takes his elderly grandfather on a late night surf trip.

Season: 3 Episode: 1
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Today’s story is about a man trapped in the grind, by his own desire to become the master of the great millstone itself. But his preoccupation with success is getting to him, coloring every new day a darker shade than the last.

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I’m coming to you this Halloween-eve with a preview of the up-and-coming collaboration project between myself, Jack Luna of the Dark Topic Podcast, and Mike Boudet of the Sword and Scale Podcast.

Season: 3 Episode: 2
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In today’s story, we follow a veteran who faces a similar problem, coming to terms with the guilt of surviving something many others did not.

Season: 3 Episode: 3
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Today’s story is about a man living alone, with little more than the glow of his computer to keep him company. But something from beyond the veil of death and time may soon enter into the life of this modern hermit, whether he wants it to or not.

Season: 3 Episode: 4
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Last episode, we left the subject of our story, a young man named Barden, on his lonesome in his hermitage of a flat in Paris.

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Here it is everybody, Monstruo! Available now wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more at MonstruoPodcast.com.

Season: 3 Episode: 5
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Today’s story will let us see the furthest limits to which loyalty might push us, by putting us in the shoes of a soldier faced with unthinkable duties.

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Season: 3 Episode: 6
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In this, the first of a four-part series, we join a young person, a human animal cast loose of the nest by a sudden death of one parent, and the just as unexpected madness of another

Season: 3 Episode: 7
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It’s on the Great Planes where we resume our story, the tale of a young person named Alex traveling across the country to the resting place of a barely known father.

Season: 3 Episode: 8
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In this continuation of the four-part series Tota Americana, Alex continues traveling through the wide open spaces of the American Great Plains, coming across an odd, lonely girl sitting by herself on a train platform.

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This is new a monthly bonus episode series where host Tyler Bell goes into detail about the month's random horror and literature recommendations.

Season: 3 Episode: 9
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Everything that begins, must end. This episode, we bring you the long-awaited finale of the four-part story, Tota Americana.

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On this month’s episode of the Horror and Lit Club, I ramble at length on some books I’ve been reading, HBO’s new miniseries “Chernobyl,” and the Westside Fairytales literature and random horror recommendations for June 2019.

Season: 3 Episode: 10
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Some people are invisible to most of us, but that doesn’t make them any less important.

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This retrospective episode is a much larger version of a thing I do on the Patreon and I thought it’d be a nice bonus for you guys at the end of the season.

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In this episode of the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club, I discuss the recommendations for July 2019: John Carpenter’s 1983 horror film “The Thing,” and Jeannette Walls’ 2004 memoir, “The Glass Castle.”

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Show your support for the Westside Fairytales by making a purchase from our merch store at westsidefairytales.com/merch.

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The Westside Fairytales returns Oct. 4 with 10 new, horrific stories. Tell your friends.

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Joe Exotic loves his animals, his husbands and his animals. He’s a liger-breeding, gun-slinging, polygamous zoo owner from Oklahoma. And throughout his career, he’s made some major enemies.

Season: 3 Episode: 11
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This summer’s minisode is about just such a person who, whether he deserves it or not, is killing himself with regret over the past.

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The Mysterious Mr. Epstein explores how Epstein was able to use his wealth to buy status and credibility, to buy power, and ultimately to buy himself freedom from justice.

Season: 4 Episode: 1
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A strange creature hunts a group of friends through their last year of highschool.

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An off-the-cuff discussion of October’s literature and random horror recommendations, Dead by Daylight from Behavior Interactive and “It,” by Stephen King. For “It” we discuss not only the novel, but the television miniseries and recent movies as well.Check out True Crime Horror StorySupport us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove

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Audioboom presents: What Makes a Killer. Listen to new episodes of What Makes a Killer for a look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses. What Makes a Killer premieres 10/31. Subscribe to What Makes a Killer on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-makes-a-killer/id1483611909

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Season: 4 Episode: 2
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The residents of a wealthy community isolated in the hills of West Virginia put aside civility as a world-ending cataclysm draws closer.

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In this month’s Horror and Lit Club is a discussion on Toni Morrison’s seminal work, “Beloved,” and the 1989 body-horror film “Society” directed by Brian Yuzna.

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Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers

Season: 4 Episode: 3
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In this episode of the Westside Fairytales, we join a young man contracted as a hospice nurse to a mute, elderly woman living in an aged mansion beside a swamp.

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BLOOD TIES: A scripted audio series starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, and Amy Landecker.

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An off-the-cuff discussion of December's recommendations, "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris and "The Witch" dir. by Robert Eggers.

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The December episode of the Horror and Lit Club, in which we discuss this month's recommendations: "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris and "The Witch" directed by Robert Eggers.

Season: 4 Episode: 4
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A longtime sailor begins to slip into madness as his obsession with a small Pacific island intensifies.

Season: 4 Episode: 4
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A longtime sailor slips into madness as his obsession with a small Pacific island intensifies.

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An off the cuff discussion of Dan Simmons' novel "The Terror," its adaptation by AMC, and some things I've been watching recently.

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An off the cuff discussion of Dan Simmons' novel "The Terror," its adaptation by AMC, and some things I've been watching recently.

Season: 4 Episode: 5
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A peasant girl working as an agave farmer is given a second chance a new life, but the sacrifices she'll have to make may not be worth it.

Season: 4 Episode: 5
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A peasant girl working as an agave farmer is given a second chance a new life, but the sacrifices she'll have to make may not be worth it.

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This month's horror and lit club is a discussion of "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros and "REC" directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza.

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This month's horror and lit club is a discussion of "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros and "REC" directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza.

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The Dating Game Killer transports you to a time when serial killers terrorized cities from coast to coast.


In the middle of a string of murders, one of these deranged men appeared as a contestant on the popular television show The Dating Game. And he won. How was it that a cold blooded serial killer made it onto a TV show that millions of people watched, and no one could see what he really was?


Rodney Alcala was one of the most deadly serial killers in American history. Police believe that he murdered five people, but the real number might be closer to 100. 


From Wondery, the team that brought you Over My Dead Body and Hollywood and Crime, comes The Dating Game Killer - the gruesome story of the most famous serial killer that you’ve never heard of. 


You’re about to hear a preview of The Dating Game Killer. While you’re listening, be sure to subscribe to The Dating Game Killer on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you’re listening right now.


https://wondery.com/shows/the-dating-game-killer/



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Season: 4 Episode: 6
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In today's story, a lone soldier stalks the ruins of a post-apocalyptic city, following the last orders he was given at the end of an unknown war. But as he hunts his quarry through broken buildings and desolate streets, he realizes he's not just the hunter, but the hunted as well.

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This month’s recommendations:

Literature recommendation: “Night of the Hunter” by Davis Grubb

Random horror recommendation: Night of the Hunter, directed by Charles Laughton


Season: 4 Episode: 6
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A lone soldier stalks a group of men through the ruins of a post-apocalyptic city, but he's not the only thing hunting amongst the desolate streets and broken buildings.

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A discussion of this month's dual recommendations, Davis Grubb's debut 1953 novel "Night of the Hunter" and its 1955 film adaptation by Charles Laughton.

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A discussion of this month's dual recommendations, Davis Grubb's debut 1953 novel "Night of the Hunter" and its 1955 film adaptation by Charles Laughton.

Season: 4 Episode: 7
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This month’s story concerns a handful of men working for a small moving company tasked with emptying an ancient woodland mansion. As they dig deeper into the house, however, they find more than just cobwebs lingering in the halls.

Season: 4 Episode: 7
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This month’s story concerns a handful of men working for a small moving company tasked with emptying an ancient woodland mansion. As they dig deeper into the house, however, they find more than just cobwebs lingering in the halls.

Season: 4
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This month's HLC is a discussion of "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro and "Session 9" dir. by Brad Anderson

Season: 4
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This month's Horror and Lit Club episode is a discussion of "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro and "Session 9" directed by Brad Anderson

Season: 4 Episode: 8
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Something inhuman hunts a survivor of an industrial accident on a remote space station.

Season: 4 Episode: 8
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An industrial accident on a space station orbiting a distant star imperils the lives of the few remaining aboard during a skeleton shift. As one of the workers tries to make his way out of the floundering station, he finds something inhuman hunting for th

Season: 4
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This month’s episode of the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club is a discussion of the ceaseless flow of time, as well as this month’s recommendations, “Hyperion” by Dan Simmons and “Event Horizon” directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

Season: 4
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Today’s episode is a discussion of the ceaseless flow of time, as well as this month’s recommendations, “Hyperion” by Dan Simmons and “Event Horizon” directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

Season: 4 Episode: 9
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Love isn't always a wonderful thing.

Season: 4 Episode: 9
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Love isn't always a wonderful thing.

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In this Horror and Lit Club I talk about Maya Angelou's seminal 1969 work "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," and Guillermo del Toro's masterpiece of horror-fantasy, "Pan's Labyrinth."

Season: 4
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In this Horror and Lit Club I talk about Maya Angelou's seminal 1969 work "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," and Guillermo del Toro's masterpiece of horror-fantasy, "Pan's Labyrinth."

Season: 4 Episode: 10
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A young man is attacked walking home after a night at the bar. When he wakes the next morning, he finds his life has changed forever.

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This month's recommendations:

Literature Recommendation: "Voices of Glory," by Davis Grubb

Random Horror Recommendation: "The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs"


Season: 4 Episode: 10
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A young man is attacked walking home after a night at the bar. When he wakes the next morning, he finds his life has changed forever.

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A lengthy rundown of some behind-the-story information for every episode in the fourth season of the Westside Fairytales. Thank you so much for supporting my little show!

Season: 4
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The last Horror and Lit Club for season four is a discussion of "Voices of Glory" by Davis Grubb and "The Last Drive-in With Joe Bob Briggs," as well as excessive rambling about anime and representation and the importance of taking a break now and then.

Season: 4
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The last Horror and Lit Club for season four is a discussion of "Voices of Glory" by Davis Grubb and "The Last Drive-in With Joe Bob Briggs," as well as excessive rambling about anime and representation and the importance of taking a break now and then.

Season: 5
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Scars in Time is the 20-episode fifth season of the Westside Fairytales. Journey to Gun Cotton, West Virginia and experience the nightmare October 2nd.

Season: 5
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Scars in Time is the 20-episode-long fifth season of the Westside Fairytales. Journey to Gun Cotton, West Virginia and experience the nightmare October 2nd.

Season: 5 Episode: 1
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This season, the Westside Fairytales takes you to Gun Cotton, West Virginia, a small, eclectic mountain town where the ever-thickening mists hold untold and horrifying secrets

Season: 5 Episode: 2
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Ash wraps up the last threads of her life in Colorado as she and Darcy prepare to move to Gun Cotton, West Virginia.

Season: 5
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A discussion of this month's recommendations - "Kill Six Billion Demons" by Abbadon and American Horrorplex Haunted House - and reviews of Lovecraft Country, Hubie Halloween, and Books of Blood.

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