Nonfiction Index

In addition to his work at October Country, Blu Gilliand provides news, reviews and interviews for a variety of online publications. Check here often for links to articles appearing outside of October Country.


Interview: Ben Meares (Books of Blood Motion Book)
Horror World
April 3, 2015

Interview: Christian Francis (Books of Blood Motion Book)
Horror World
March 27, 2015


Book Review: Exponential by Adam Cesare
Ain’t It Cool News
December 19, 2014

Book Review: Alien – The Archive: The Ultimate Guide to the Classic Movies
Ain’t It Cool News
December 5, 2014

Book Review: Obsidian Heart Book One: The Wolves of London by Mark Morris
Ain’t It Cool News
Dec. 1, 2014

Interview: Mark Miller on Clive Barker’s The Scarlet Gospels
Ain’t It Cool News
October 14, 2014

Book Review: Disease by M.F. Wahl
Ain’t It Cool News
October 9, 2014

Book Review: Dead Man’s Hand edited by John Joseph Adams
Ain’t It Cool News
June 6, 2014

Book Review: The First One You Expect by Adam Cesare
April 14, 2014

Book Review: Rose of Sharon and Other Stories by Gary A. Braunbeck
April 10, 2014

Book Review: Joe Ledger: Special Ops by Jonathan Maberry
April 2, 2014

Interview: Jonathan Maberry
Horror World
April 2014

Book Review: The End is Nigh edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey
March 27, 2014

Book Review: City of Devils by Justin Robinson
March 19, 2014

Full Moon Gets Glossy (and Gory) with Delirium #1
March 11, 2014

Book Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter
March 6, 2014

Interview: Author Nick Cutter on the old-school horror of The Troop
February 27, 2014

Book Review: Dust Devils by Jonathan Janz
February 19, 2014

Book Review: Alien: Out of the Shadows by Tim Lebbon
February 11, 2014

Book Review: Horror Library Volume 5 edited by R.J. Cavender and Boyd E. Harris
February 6, 2014

Five Books We’re Dying to Read in 2014
January 27, 2014

Book Review: The Way of All Flesh by Tim Waggoner
January 23, 2014

Book Review: Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road
January 15, 2014

Interview: Christopher Payne of JournalStone
Horror World
January 2014

Book Review: And the Night Growled Back by Aaron Dries
January 7, 2014


Best Horror Fiction of 2013
December 30, 2013

Book Review: The Influence by Bentley Little
December 30, 2013

Book Review: Candy House by Kate Jonez
December 18, 2013

Book Review: The Summer Job by Adam Cesare
December 10, 2013

Interview: Adam Cesare
Horror World
December 2013

Book Review: Turn Down the Lights edited by Richard Chizmar
December 3, 2013

Book Review: Terminator Vault by Ian Nathan
Ain’t It Cool News
November 29, 2013

Book Review: The Bones of You by Gary McMahon
November 25, 2013

Book Review: The Dead Run by Adam Mansbach
November 19, 2013

Book Review: Bone Whispers by Tim Waggoner
November 12, 2013

Book Review: Bleeding Shadows by Joe R. Lansdale
November 4, 2013

Review: Eaters of Men (Script) by Gayne Young
Ain’t It Cool
October 29, 2013

Book Review: Mister October Volume II edited by Christopher Golden
October 28, 2013

Book Review: Mister October Volume I edited by Christopher Golden
October 22, 2013

GoreZone Shows Guts (And A Whole Lot More) In Triumphant Return
October 15, 2013

Book Review: On Location in Blairstown: The Making of Friday the 13th
Ain’t It Cool News
October 11, 2013

Book Review: Jack and Jill by Kealan Patrick Burke
October 10, 2013

Book Review: Everyman by Justin Robinson
October 4, 2013

Interview: Aaron Dries
Horror World
September 2013

Book Review: Limbus, Inc.
September 26, 2013

Book Review: Running Home by Julie Hutchings
September 24, 2013

Small Press Spotlight: JournalStone Publishing
September 13, 2013

Book Review: Summer’s End by Lisa Morton
September 4, 2013

Book Review: Tales of Jack the Ripper edited by Ross E. Lockhart
August 27, 2013

Book Review: The Bell Witch by John F.D. Taff
August 21, 2013

Book Review: The Revelations of Preston Black by Jason Jack Miller
August 13, 2013

Interview: Robert Liparulo
Horror World
August 2013

Looking Ahead at a Fright-Filled Fall
August 5, 2013

Book Review: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman, Hans Ake Lilja and Kevin Quigley
Ain’t It Cool News
August 2, 2013

Book Review: Holes For Faces by Ramsey Campbell
July 30, 2013

Book Review: Impossible Monsters edited by Kasey Lansdale
July 26, 2013

Book Review: The Fallen Boys by Aaron Dries
July 22, 2013

Clive Barker in Comics, Part Five: IDW and The Thief of Always
July 8, 2013

Book Review: Elizabeth Massie’s Desper Hollow
July 3, 2013

“The Ugly Twin Locked in the Basement”
Editor Spills on Gorezone‘s Return
June 24, 2013

Jailhouse Shock: Nate Southard’s Lights Out is a Real Riot
June 18, 2013

Interview: Weston Ochse
Horror World
June 2013

Truth in Advertising: This Book Will Give You the Shivers
June 11, 2013

Mantooth Makes Powerful Debut with The Year of the Storm
June 5, 2013

Clive Barker in Comics, Part Four: Hell Goes BOOM!
May 28, 2013

Kealan Patrick Burke gets camp-y with The Tent
May 20, 2013

Douglas Warrick Breaks Exciting New Ground with Plow the Bones
May 14, 2013

Interview: Lee Thompson
Horror World
May 14, 2013

Review: Peter Cushing: A Life in Film by David Miller
Ain’t It Cool News
May 10, 2013

Book Review: What Makes You Die by Tom Piccirilli
May 8, 2013

More Morton: Interview with Shane Morton on the Southern horror scene, monster wrestling and Halloween II
May 6, 2013

Hell’s Designer: An Interview with Shane Morton
April 30, 2013

Clive Barker in Comics, Part Three: Raising “Hell” at Marvel
April 23, 2013

Interview: Chris Morey of Dark Regions Press
Horror World
April 17, 2013

Hell on Wheels: Joe Hill’s Career Turns a Corner with NOS4A2
April 16, 2013

McCammon stakes claim on vampire genre with I Travel By Night
April 8, 2013

Drug-Crazed Bigfoot Holes Up in Remote Cabin!
April 1, 2013

R.I.P. to Three Giants of the Genre
March 26, 2013

Explore Your Own Dark Faith with Apex’s Anthology Sequel Dark Faith: Invocations
March 19, 2013

Review: Hell Comes to Hollywood edited by Eric Miller
Ain’t It Cool News
March 15, 2013

Clive Barker in Comics, Part Two: Eclipse and the Books of Blood
March 11, 2013

Interview: Elizabeth Massie
Horror World
March 2013

Mark Miller on creating a New Genesis with Clive Barker
March 4, 2013

Dead Space Translates Well from Consoles to Comics
February 26, 2013

Clive Barker in Comics, Part One: Tapping the Vein
February 19, 2013

Wicked Good Talk with James Newman
February 11, 2013

James Newman’s Novel is Wicked Good Fun
February 7, 2013

Interview: Jason Brock
Horror World
February 2013

Tom Piccirilli scales new Walls, reaches new heights in latest novella
January 28, 2013

Coldbrook Unites Sci-fi and Horror in Out-of-This-World Zombie Tale
January 22, 2013

Deadlines: A Master Class in Horror: Prime Evil
White Cat Publications
January 20, 2013

Spread the Gospel of the Pale Preachers
January 15, 2013

Review: The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book (Revised & Updated)
January 8, 2013

Doctors, Vampires and Preachers, Oh My! The Most Anticipated Reads of 2013
January 1, 2013


Sherlock Holmes and Dracula: A Match Made in Hell
December 26, 2012

The Best Reads of 2012
December 25, 2012

Don’t turn a Blind Eye to Eric A. Jackson’s novella
December 17, 2012

Review: It Follows by Joe Bannerman
Ain’t It Cool News
December 14, 2012

Charles Burns burrows deep into The Hive
December 11, 2012

Blurring the lines of reality in The Buffalo Hunter
December 4, 2012

Adam Cesare on the Video Nasties behind Video Night
November 28, 2012

The Visceral Thrill Ride of Video Night
November 19, 2012

Reviewed: The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain
White Cat Magazine
November 18, 2012

Hellbender finds magic and murder in the mountains
November 15, 2012

The Dark doesn’t quite make it into the light
November 6, 2012

Mountain Living (and Dying) Isn’t Easy in Appalachian Undead
November 1, 2012

Puppet Masters Golden and Mignola Return with a Potent New Novella
October 22, 2012

Deadlines: Fall brings a bounty of new books
White Cat Magazine
October 19, 2012

I’m Not Sam continues the compelling partnership of Ketchum and McKee
October 16, 2012

Nightmare Magazine a dream come true for genre fans
October 8, 2012

Scratch: B-movie material from an A-list talent
October 2, 2012

Interview: Dacre Stoker
Horror World
October 1, 2012

Book Review: The Back of Beyond by Alan Peter Ryan
September 24, 2012

Brian Keene’s Alone – Quietly Terrifying
September 18, 2012

Deadlines: A Master Class in Horror: Dark Forces
White Cat Magazine
August 16, 2012

Review: Tyler’s Third Act by Mick Garris
September 10, 2012

Review: Monster Town by Garrett Vander Leun
Ain’t It Cool News
September 7, 2012

Interview: David Niall Wilson
Horror World
September 2012

Small Press Spotlight: Apex Publications
September 3, 2012

Review: The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter
White Cat Magazine
August 27, 2012

The Horror of James A. Moore’s Homestead
August 27, 2012

Dueling Minds: One Painting, Six Authors, One Amazing Collection
August 20, 2012

Small Press Spotlight: Subterranean Press
August 13, 2012

Writers You Should Be Reading: Gary Braunbeck
August 6, 2012

Review: The Last Kind Words by Tom Piccirilli
White Cat Magazine
August 2, 2012

Reboots, Remakes…Rewrites?
August 1, 2012

Characters Add Punch to Brutal This Dark Earth
July 23, 2012

Book Review: Die, You Bastard, Die! by Jan Kozlowski
July 17, 2012

Interview: Justin Beahm on Halloween: The Complete Authorized History
Ain’t It Cool News
July 12, 2012

Horror comes full Circle in Bentley Little’s latest
July 10, 2012

Interview: Lee Thomas
Horror World
July 10, 2012

Deadlines: An Interview with Tom Piccirilli
White Cat Magazine
July 10, 2012

Deadlines: Size Matters
White Cat Magazine
June 28, 2012

A Special Edition Wish List
June 26, 2012

Old-world Horrors Abound in McCammon’s The Providence Rider
June 25, 2012

Interview: Robert McCammon
Horror World
June 15, 2012

A (Last) Day in the Life of a Cult: Eric Shapiro’s The Devoted
June 12, 2012

Interview: Rocky Wood
Horror World
June 5, 2012

Thomas produces lean, powerful story in Torn
June 5, 2012

Mignola and Golden find pulp perfection in Joe Golem and the Drowning City
May 30, 2012

Quiet Horror Thrives in House of Quiet Madness
May 22, 2012

Deadlines: To Be Continued….?
White Cat Magazine
May 15, 2012

Adams, Creeping Hemlock Team Up to Kickstart New Horror Magazine
May 15, 2012

Hollywood Loves Comics – So Why Are Horror Comics Ignored?
May 8, 2012

Interview: Ben Larken
Horror World
May 7, 2012

Review: Edge of Dark Water by Joe R. Lansdale
White Cat Magazine
May 2, 2012

Tim Lebbon invites you to take another look at The Cabin in the Woods
May 1, 2012

Review: Demonic and Other Tales by Garon Cockrell
Aint’ It Cool News
April 27, 2012

Adam Cesare’s Tribesmen: A debut with guts
April 24, 2012

Review: Reanimated Americans by Martin Mundt
April 17, 2012

The Best in Behind-the-Scenes Books
April 10, 2012

Review: The Sorrows by Jonathan Janz
April 3, 2012

Review: Screamplays edited by Richard Chizmar and Martin H. Greenberg
Ain’t It Cool News
March 26, 2012

Review: It’s For You by Keith Minnion
March 19, 2012

Interview: John Skipp
March 13, 2012

Interview: Ben Marcus
Horror World
March 2012

“Review: ‘Joe Golem and the Copper Girl’ by Mike Mignola & Christopher Golden”
March 5, 2012

Review: The Woman by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee
Ain’t It Cool News
March 2, 2012

“You haven’t read _____?!?!”
February 28, 2012

“Spring Reading Roundup”
February 23, 2012

“Clive Barker: An Appreciation”
February 13, 2012

“Interview: John Pelan on The Century’s Best Horror Fiction (Part 2)”
February 8, 2012

“Interview: John Pelan on The Century’s Best Horror Fiction (Part 1)”
February 7, 2012

“Review: The Crossing: A Zombie Novella by Joe McKinney”
January 30, 2012

“Small Press Spotlight: Thunderstorm Books”
January 24, 2012

“Review: Horror Library Volume 4 edited by R.J. Cavender”
January 18, 2012

Interview: Linda Addison
Horror World
January 2012

“Writers You Should Be Reading: Norman Partridge”
January 10, 2012

“Future Shocks: Coming in 2012”
January 3, 2012

Review: Timber Gray by Ronald Kelly
White Cat Publications
January 2, 2012

Review: Smoke & Mirrors edited by Richard Chizmar
White Cat Publications
January 2, 2012


“New eBook reader? Here’s where to start.”
December 30, 2011

“Interview: Brian James Freeman on It: The 25th Anniversary Special Edition”
December 23, 2011

“Review: The Hammer Vault by Marcus Hearn”
December 13, 2011

Interview: Mort Castle
Horror World
December 2011

“Writers You Should Be Reading: Kealan Patrick Burke”
December 5, 2011

“Book Review: The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners edited by Joe R. Lansdale”
November 29, 2011

“Some Things to be Thankful For”
November 22, 2011

“A Literary Wish List”
November 15, 2011

“Book Review: Christmas with the Dead by Joe R. Lansdale”
November 8, 2011

“Rise Up and Be Counted: The Zombie Census is Here”
November 1, 2011

“No Tricks, Just Treats in these Halloween Reads”
October 25, 2011

“Small Press Spotlight: Deadite Press”
October 18, 2011

“Book Sequels: To Be, Or Not 2 Be”
October 11, 2011

Interview: John  Shirley
Horror World
October 2011

“Could Baltimore’s Poe House Soon Be ‘Nevermore’?”
October 4, 2o11

“‘Zone One’ and ‘Dracula’ Limited + Cafe Doom Writing Contest”
September 27, 2011

“Writers You Should Be Reading: Tom Piccirilli”
September 20, 2011

“Small Press Spotlight: Creeping Hemlock Press”
September 12, 2011

“Samhain Publishing’s New Horror Slate”
September 5, 2011

Interview: Scott Sigler
Horror World
September 2011

Interview: William F. Nolan
Horror World
July 2011

Interview: Barbara Hambly
Horror World
June 2011

Interview: Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon
Horror World
May 2011

Review: Catching Hell by Greg Gifune
Dark Scribe Magazine
March 30, 2011

Review: They That Dwell in Dark Places by Daniel McGachey
Dark Scribe Magazine
March 13, 2011

Interview: Norman Prentiss
Horror World
March 2011

Interview: Ian Martin of Atomic Fez Publishing
Horror World
February 2011


Review: Curse of the Full Moon edited by James Lowder
Dark Scribe Magazine
December 13, 2010

Review: The Painted Darkness by Brian James Freeman
Dark Scribe Magazine
December 13, 2010

Interview: Matt Staggs
Horror World
December 2010

Interview: Nate Southard
Horror World
November 2010

Review: Johnny Halloween: Tales of the Dark Season by Norman Partridge
Dark Scribe Magazine
October 29, 2010

Review: Halloween: New Poems edited by Al Sarrantonio
Dark Scribe Magazine
October 29, 2010

Interview 5.5.5.: Tom Piccirilli on the Future
October 21, 2010

Interview 5.5.5.: Tom Piccirilli on the Digital Age of Publishing
October 20, 2010

Interview 5.5.5.: Tom Piccirilli on Writing Crime
October 19, 2010

Interview 5.5.5.: Tom Piccirilli on His Early Days in Horror
October 18, 2010

Interview 5.5.5.: Tom Piccirilli on Writing
October 17, 2010

Review: Dark Faith edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon
Dark Scribe Magazine
October 26, 2010

Review: Evolve edited by Nancy Kilpatrick
Dark Scribe Magazine
October 26, 2010

Review: Secretary of Dreams Volume Two by Stephen King and Glenn Chadbourne
October 10, 2010

Interview: Horror World Conversation with F. Paul Wilson
October 5, 2010

Interview: Horror World Conversation with Scott Nicholson
October 5, 2010

Review: Haunted Heart by Lisa Rogak
Dark Scribe Magazine
August 13, 2010

Interview: RJ and Julia Sevin of Creeping Hemlock Press
August 2010

Review: He Stepped Through by Nate Southard
Dark Scribe Magazine
July 27, 2010

Interview 5.5.5.: Norman Partridge on the Future
July 23, 2010

Interview 5.5.5.: Norman Partridge on Lesser Demons
July 22, 2010

Interview 5.5.5.: Norman Partridge on Dark Harvest
July 21, 2010

Interview 5.5.5.: Norman Partridge on Short Stories vs. Novels
July 20, 2010

Interview 5.5.5.: Norman Partridge on Writing
July 19, 2010

Interview: Brian James Freeman discusses The Painted Darkness
July 15, 2010

Interview: Horror World talks to Ellen Datlow
June 2010

Review: When the Night Comes Down edited by Bill Breedlove
Dark Scribe Magazine
May 31, 2010

Interview: Talking Sparrow Rock with Nate Kenyon
May 10, 2010

Interview: A Conversation with Roger Ma
May 2010

Interview: Maurice Broaddus has Dark Faith
April 27, 2010

Interview: Editor of the Night: A Chat with Bill Breedlove
April 21, 2010

Review: Lesser Demons by Norm Partridge
Dark Scribe Magazine
April 11, 2010

Review: Blockade Billy by Stephen King
Dark Scribe Magazine
April 11, 2010

Interview: Norman Prentiss talks Invisible Fences
April 6, 2010

Review: Invisible Fences by Norman Prentiss
Dark Scribe Magazine
March 31, 2010

Review: Under the Dome by Stephen King
Dark Scribe Magazine
March 21, 2010

Review: Last Exit for the Lost by Tim Lebbon
Dark Scribe Magazine
February 21, 2010

Review: Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror Vol. 3 edited by Angela Challis
Dark Scribe Magazine
February 15, 2010

Interview: Jonathan Maberry adapts The Wolfman
February 2, 2010

Interview: Brock talks Bleeding Edge
January 20, 2010


Review: Futile Efforts by Tom Piccirilli
Dark Scribe Magazine
November 26, 2009

Interview: King’s Companion: An Interview with Bev Vincent
October 7, 2009

Review: Hell Hollow by Ronald Kelly
Dark Scribe Magazine
September 22, 2009

Review: Personal Demons by Gregory Lamberson
Dark Scribe Magazine
September 17, 2009

Review: Lovecraft Unbound edited by Ellen Datlow
Dark Scribe Magazine
September 17, 2009

Review: The Shimmer by David Morrell
Dark Scribe Magazine
September 16, 2009

Interview: D. Harlan Wilson
Dark Scribe Magazine
August 8, 2009

Review: Valley of the Dead by Dr. Kim Paffenroth
Dark Scribe Magazine
August 1, 2009

Interview: Ronald Kelly
June 8, 2009

Review: The Advenures of Mr. Maximillian…by Clive Barker
Dark Scribe Magazine
May 18, 2009

Interview: Kim Paffenroth
May 21, 2009

Interview: Victoria Blake of Underland Press
Dark Scribe Magazine
Ma7 18, 2009

Review: Midnight Grinding by Ronald Kelly
Dark Scribe Magazine
May 7, 2009

Review: The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliot
Dark Scribe Magazine
April 11, 2009

Review: Last Days by Brian Evenson
Dark Scribe Magazine
April 2, 2009

Review: Bone Soup by T.M. Wright
Dark Scribe Magazine
April 2, 2009

Review: Gunpowder by Joe Hill
Dark Scribe Magazine
March 9, 2009

Interview: R.J. and Julia Sevin of Creeping Hemlock Press
Dark Scribe Magazine
February 15, 2009

Review: Flesh Is Fleeting…Art Is Forever by Gary Braunbeck/Thin Them Out by Kim Paffenroth, R.J. and Julia Sevin
Dark Scribe Magazine

February 8, 2009

Review: The Reach of Children by Tim Lebbon
February 4, 2009

Review: All You Despise by Tom Piccirilli
January 14, 2009


Review: Elsewhere by William Peter Blatty
Dark Scribe Magazine
December 24, 2008

Review: Brimstone Turnpike edited by Kealan Patrick Burke
Dark Scribe Magazine
November 1, 2008

Review: Occasional Demons by Rick Hautala
Dark Scribe Magazine
August 28, 2008

Review: Children of the New Disorder
by Tim Lebbon & Lindy Moore

Dark Scribe Magazine
July 4, 2008

Review: “A Very Tight Place’ by Stephen King
(from McSweeney’s Issue 27)

Dark Scribe Magazine
June 25, 2008

Interview: Gary Braunbeck
Dark Scribe Magazine
June 3, 2008

Review: Coffin County by Gary Braunbeck
Dark Scribe Magazine
June 3, 2008

Interview: Joe Hill
Dark Discoveries
Issue #11, May 2008

Review: Seldom Seen In August by Kealan Patrick Burke
Dark Scribe Magazine
May 5, 2008

Review: Twilight by William Gay
Dark Scribe Magazine
March 12, 2008

Review: Duma Key by Stephen King
Dark Scribe Magazine
March 11, 2008

Review: Losing Latitude by Cory Cramer
Dark Scribe Magazine
February 25, 2008

Review: Hard Roads by Steve Vernon
Dark Scribe Magazine
January 28, 2008

Review: Monkey Love by John Paul Allen
January 16, 2008

Review: Five Strokes To Midnight edited by Gary Braunbeck and Hank Schwaeble 
Dark Scribe Magazine
January 7, 2008


Review: Disposal by Jeff Strand
Dark Scribe Magazine
December 4, 2007

Review: The Shallow End of the Pool by Adam-Troy Castro
Dark Scribe Magazine
November 24, 2007

Review: The Hammer Story by Marcus Hearn & Alan Barnes
Dark Scribe Magazine
November 12, 2007

Review: 30 Days of Night by Tim Lebbon
Dark Scribe Magazine
October 22, 2007

Interview: Tim Lebbon
Dark Scribe Magazine
October 19, 2007

Interview: Kealan Patrick Burke
Dark Scribe Magazine
September 29, 2007

Review: Midlisters by Kealan Patrick Burke
Dark Scribe Magazine
September 27, 2007

Review: The Fever Kill by Tom Piccirilli
September 14, 2007


Interview: Jon F. Merz
Dark Discoveries
Issue #4, Spring 2005

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