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Black Static #43 Horror Magazine (Nov - Dec 2014)

Length: 212 pages2 hours


The November–December issue has new dark fiction by Ralph Robert Moore, Usman T. Malik, Simon Bestwick, Annie Neugebauer, Andrew Hook, Aliya Whiteley. The cover art is by Ben Baldwin (for 'Drown Town' by Ralph Robert Moore), and interior illustrations are by Ben Baldwin, Tara Bush and Dave Senecal. The usual features are present: Coffinmaker's Blues by Stephen Volk and Blood Pudding by Lynda E. Rucker (comment); Blood Spectrum by Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); Case Notes by Peter Tennant (book reviews), which includes an extensive interview with James Cooper.

So Black Static is essentially a fiction magazine containing short stories in the horror and dark fantasy genres. But it covers other aspects of the genre via comment columns, reviews of books, movies, DVDs and TV.

Fiction this issue
Drown Town by Ralph Robert Moore
Ishq by Usman T. Malik
Night Templar by Simon Bestwick
Hide by Annie Neugebauer
Black Lung by Andrew Hook
Many-Eyed Monsters by Aliya Whiteley

The issue's artists are
Ben Baldwin
Tara Bush
Dave Senecal

Peter Tennant's Case Notes book and novella reviews this issue include
CHARACTERS IN TURMOIL: JAMES COOPER: Dark Father, Strange Fruit, author interview
TIM CURRAN: Worm, Nightcrawlers, Deadlock
ALISON LITTLEWOOD: The Unquiet House (guest review by Stephen Theaker)
RICHARD FARREN BARBER: The Power of Nothing, The Sleeping Dead
PENDRAGON PRESS: The Derelict by Neil Williams, Drive by Mark West
TIM LEBBON: APOCALYPSE X2: Still Life, Shifting of Veils
TELOS PUBLISHING: The Darkness Within + Kat on a Hot Tin Airship + What's Dead Pussykat by Sam Stone, Absinthe & Arsenic by Raven Dane, The Fall by Simon Clark, The Immortalists by Andrew Hook

Tony Lee's DVD reviews this issue:
Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection, The Island of Dr Moreau (1977), The Walking Dead Season 4, Devil's Knot, The Hour of the Lynx, Leprechaun Origins, Dark Touch, Found, WolfCop, Cold in July, Grand Piano, Oculus, All Cheeleaders Die, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Graduation Day, See No Evil 2, Devil's Tower, Nailbiter, Afflicted, Reaper, Kidnapped, Open Grave, Treehouse, Bad Milo!, Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort, Dark Tourist, Blood Shot

Non Fiction this issue;
Blood Pudding - Lynda E. Rucker - columnist
Coffinmaker's Blues - Stephen Volk - columnist
Blood Spectrum - Tony Lee - DVDs/Blu-Ray reviews
Case Notes by Peter Tennant - book reviews + guest reviewer Stephen Theaker.
Interviewee - James Cooper

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