Twilight Ridge

The home for news, opinions, reviews, and interviews (as well as anything else that rhymes) focusing on the horror and suspense small press scene is


In addition to publishing horror related news and reviews (some of which will eventually appear), there are hopes to use this website to maintain a comprehensive list of active horror blogs and resources.

The creation of this site was inspired by the owners mother, partner, and mentors. For those that read, thank you for taking the time out of your day.

Oh, and in case anyone was truly curious, the "Twilight" in the site's name actually comes from "The Twilight Zone," not the younge adult books and movies.

Various columns that do not necessarily fit into the theme of small press has ben subsequently archived. The above column was first published in Dark Discoveries Magazin and ran for several issues in The Scream Factory before moving on to Cemetery Dance.

Twilight Ridge's Top Books

The requisite "best of..." post is now available. It is, of course, restricted to the books of horror, a group that, in a clear indication of devotion to the nature of this website. Without further ado, the top three are as follows:

Anti Lebanon

By Carl Shuker


North American Lake Monsters

by Nathan Ballingrud

Everything You Need

by Michael Marshall Smith


Top Book Reviews

"I had high expectations of Anti Lebanon. These expectations were exceeded. In my view, Shuker's latest novel stands on par with, and in most respects is superior to, the work of Arundhati Roy, Michael Ondaatje, Kazuo Ishiguro, and James Kelman. It is that good."


"This collection of short stories is nothing short of stellar. The characters are down on their luck, desperate people, haunted by their choices and the state of their lives. There’s something beautifully disturbing in these characters horrific evolutions as the story events forever change them."


"In addition to his knack for probing life's darker side, [Michael Marshall Smith] is a skilled, insightful explorer of human feelings and frailties, as shown in "Sad,Dark Thing", the superb "Substitutions," where the desire to live a different life and to share it with a different person cruelly turns into an horrific outcome, and the splendid, technological but compassionate "The Good Listener" where a man tracks down his deceased father's last days during a trip in California. [This is] a marvellous collection which simply cannot be missed."