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Nightmare #2 - November 2012
Edited by John Joseph Adams
Cover Artist: Maxim Verehin
Review by Sam Tomaino
Nightmare Magazine / eZine  
Date: 28 November 2012

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Here's the second issue of Nightmare Magazine, from the publisher and editor-in-chief of Lightspeed. Again, the focus here is on horror. It features stories by Desirina Boskovich, Joe Haldeman, Poppy Z. Brite, and Ramsey Campbell, along with Author Spotlights on all of them (and Artist Spotlight on cover artist Maxim Verehin), as well as Part 2 of a Feature Interview with Peter Straub by John Langan and the second installment of a regular monthly feature, "The H Word: The Ghosts of November" by R.J. Sevin

Here's the second issue of Nightmare Magazine, with two original stories in this issue. You can find the issue and how to pay (or not) for it at

Here are my reviews of the two new stories in this issue.

The first original story is "Construction Project" By Desirina Boskovich. Sarah and Eli await the coming of the beast that killed their parents. Even though they live in a rented apartment They board the windows up and build a safe room. Then, the beast arrives and they take action. This had a good build-up, but I did not care for the conclusion.

The other original story is "At Lorn Hall" by Ramsey Campbell. Randolph is driving around in the middle of nowhere when he sees a storm approaching. He stops at a strange-looking old house with a white van outside. He enters the house, sees some travel pamphlets there, along side some dusty sets of ear phones. He puts the earphones on and is addressed by a voice he assumes is (or was) the owner of the mansion, Lord Crowcross. The voice from the earphones leads him through the rooms of the house, each with a portrait of a man Randolph assumes is Lord Crowcross. While the conclusion of this story might seem anticipated, the description of the various rooms and portraits makes this latest from horror master worth reading indeed.

The second issue of Nightmare Magazine is now online. You can access the stories for free. Check out their web site and support them, if you want to, in some way.

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