Ok folks there’s a lot to catch up on.

Despite being ill, I had submitted some stories written before 2017 which are now coming to publication.

One story is “Aberration” which is now available to read in the awesome horror magazine, SUBCUTANEOUS. find issues here, http://www.subqmag.com/issues.html remember the story is in issue 3 but I also have 2 stories in issue 2.

Next will be the story, X-Ray Specs in the anthology book, Horror Reincarnate.

There is one story, “Corn on the Macabre” that was planned for release this month, for which I finally sent a notice of withdrawal of submission. I’m going to post the story here on PoH with the details of trying to get it published. The online outlet had the story for over a year and I finally said, Enough is enough…

Later in the year there will be a story called ‘The Tree of Reckoning’ which may remind some of the recent film, VVitch.

A little bit about my health… My biggest disappointment is not being able to see the new King Kong: Skull Island movie which I’ve heard a lot of good things about. The cancer has made my right leg unusable, it has no power in it at all. I had to buy a wheel chair. So it’s a new journey for me. And I don’t mean to be grim but none of the recent cancer treatments seem to be working. If they don’t find something that works I’ll just keep sliding downhill. Eventually it will be, Off to Never, never land.

I’m also gonna’ post about some model kits I had built and never posted up here.



Parlor of Horror 5th Year anniversary


It’s my anniversary! My blog is 5 years old as of Dec. 9th, or Dec. 13th, the day I posted my very 1st blog 🙂

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Parlor of Horror is now 5 years old. I’ve noticed many blogs wane and become silent after a few years and only the resilient bloggers make it to their 5th year.

There’s a bunch of bloggers that had started around the same time as me here on WordPress. I call them the Long-Time Bloggers Club. I’ve made this award honoring the achievement of blogging for five years or more. Below are the bloggers that started very close to when I started.

Members of the Long-Time Bloggers Club…


Feel Free to post this Award on your Blog

John at Written in Blood

Kim at Tranquil Dreams

Robbin from Robbinsrealm

Zoe from Sporadic Chronicles of a BB

Laura from FU Only Knew

Vic at Vic’s Movie Den

Kim at By Hook or Book

Emma at emmakwallexplainsall

Fringevoid at FringeVoid

Ryan from The Missing Reel

Eric at The IPC

Brian & Brad at Hard Ticket to Home Video

Wednesday’s Child from Seven Doors of Cinema

FilmScoreHunter from The Cinematic Frontier

Paul Bower from Scifi Jubile

MarkMc2012 from Lasers, Monsters and Barbarians, Oh My!

Geoff from The Telltale Mind

Dave from Side Kick Reviews

Bubbawheat from Fights, Tights, and Movie Nights

Leo Craven at Leo Craven.com

ArcaneHalloween at Precinct1313

Vinnieh from Vinnieh, movie reviews…

Bob Bois at Sitting in Darkness.com

John at Movies Films, and Flix

Dr Humpp’s Curious Collection

Cinema Parrot Disco

Vern at Vern’s Video Vortex

Anna at FilmGrimoire

The Devil’s DVD Bin

Joe at Pen of the Damned

If I’ve missed anyone, let me know, I’ll add you to the list. You must be close to 5 years of blogging or more…


If you’ve reached 5 years you can post the LTBC Award on your blog. If you have not reached it yet, save the award and post it on your 5th Anniversary. Once again thanks for all your posts, likes, comments and interesting articles through the years. Here’s to the next five.




Tis the Season!

Tis the season to be Merry!


Hope this adds to your holiday enjoyment…

Guess the movie:

all these lines sound like they could have been in a horror flick 🙂

1 – “If I woke up with my head sown to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now…”

2 – “The bitch hit me with a toaster!”

3 – “You’ll shoot your eye out, you’ll shoot your eye out…”

4 – “Smells like fried pussycat.”

5 – “Meatloaf Beatloaf, double shmeatloaf…”

6 – “Would you please, for the love of god, stop the goddamn hammering!”

7 – “It’s a Bone ya’ fat dog!”

1) Christmas Vacation, 2) Scrooged, 3) A Christmas Story, 4) Christmas Vacation,

5) A Christmas Story, 6) Scrooged, 7) Scrooged

Happy Thanksgiving – Thanksgiving Day Surprise!

A Happy Thanksgiving to all my followers that celebrate. For this day I offer you my Holiday Horror Story from Last year, Thanksgiving Day Surprise! Yes, I’m recycling…

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Happy Thanksgiving for those readers who celebrate this holiday. 

Typically, I know there’s not much to do for the men on this Holiday besides watch football and eat turkey. For the women, I imagine you’ll be busy cooking, but if you have a few free moments, you may want to escape the day by reading this short.

For those of you that need a little horror entertainment I offer you this story,
Thanksgiving Day Surprise!
You may want to wait until after you eat to read this, Yeah it’s that kind of story.

Here’s my Thanksgiving Day present to you…

Thanksgiving Day Surprise
Michael Thomas-Knight

Millions of turkeys marched through suburban streets pecking and screeching, attacking anyone that happened to be caught outside. Their beaks pounded like sharpened jack hammers, breaking skin, shredding clothing, ripping flesh and leaving mangled corpses in their wake. They smashed their beaks into glass…

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A Bunch of Fun Horror Stuff and News for the week!

Lauren over at “Requiem: A Hymm for the Dead” (haunted spaces) blog did a feature on me and Parlor of Horror this week. If you’d like to check it out click here:

Also check out Lauren’s articles/posts about Haunted places in her local area, NJ/PA


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Here’s some new books for reading choices during the holiday season:

The Blood Parade by Joseph F Parda  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N91JEHC/

Skin Deep/Ordinary Monsters by Frank Martinhttps://goo.gl/hRHLHL

PODS and other Supernatural Tales by DF Holland – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0CFK72/  

Written in Red Dreams by Robbie D. – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1537792555/





Here’s a fun pastime for the horror fan:

Horror Crossword Puzzles from Fringevoid


Shadows of thanksgiving past:

WOR Thanksgiving Monster Movie marathon



Just a reminder, if anyone has a book review they did in 2016 and would like to have it featured  in my Horror Fiction Book Review Blogathon, just send me the link to the review.

Or you can post the link in the comments on this page: https://parlorofhorror.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/horror-fiction-book-review-blogathon-join-the-fun/


What’s in a Name? What’s in a Title?

Here’s an article on Story titles that I wanted to re-share with my writer/followers. It was originally published on another website but has been taken down.

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On Writing:

What’s in a Name? What’s in a title?

What’s with horror authors and their mundane, cliché and overused titles for their stories and books? 

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Come read my book, The Shadowed Blackness, Tales of Dark Horror, The Dark and Stormy Night, The Darkest Dark Shadow in the Blackest of Night

What’s in a Title?
I find it hard to believe that so many horror authors, striving to make some headway in today’s oversaturated marketplace, would title their short stories, story collections and book releases with generic titles. There are millions of books on Amazon.com. What is going to make a reader purchase your book over another’s?
One of the repeated writing jokes is about the often used cliché for an opening line in a book; It was a dark and stormy night. Every writer knows this opening line has been used more times than a politician spouts the…

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Bizarre Book Club – Spooky Halloween All Hallows Read Horror Special

Here’s three books for the Horror Fiction Blogathon! from the ever interesting blogger/author Madeleine Swann. I’m reblogging this now but there will be the Official Master List towards the end of November 🙂

Madeleine Swann

This post is brought to you by the Parlour of Horror Blog Tour. Parlour of Horror, nothing keeps your teeth whiter.


Last week I went to The Sherlock Holmes pub in London, near Trafalgar Square, and took some pretentious pictures for my next batch of mini-reviews:  sherlock-holmes-pub-1sherlock-holmes-pub-2

I genuinely liked it in there, the weird Victoriana made me feel all warm and fuzzy. Anyway, on to the horror.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The night when the whole world as one raises the dead and eats so many sweeties (candy) that we glow iridescent with e numbers.

I’m sorry that I can’t send these out to you personally as you’re supposed to for All Hallows Read, but maybe you can pass them on after purchasing them this year. Let’s begin!

The Haunted Book by Jeremy Dyson.

As well as being a member of The League of Gentlemen and…

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