“By constantly re-emphasizing Jacalyn’s inability to confront the undeniable horror of the unfolding scenario, Rocksteady achieves a powerfully oneiric tone throughout.”
My fiction has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines, including DarkFuse #5, Turn to Ash Vol. 0, and Straylight Literary Arts Magazine. My criticism has appeared recently in MUBI Notebook, The Film Stage, and Vague Visages. Darkest Hours, my debut short fiction collection, is slated for a November release with Unnerving. Connect with me on Twitter @MikeThornWrites.
“On the levels of craft and form, this is undoubtedly the work of a skilled writer.”
Vague Visages Short Stories #6: Speaking of Ghosts by Mike Thorn (Calgary, Alberta)
“Above all, it’s about style. LaValley plays fast and loose with grammar and punctuation, paying mind to cadence and tone.”
Devious Dialogues: A Horror-Themed Column by Mike Thorn and A.M. Novak
“‘Contempt’ is a daunting and formally labyrinthine work, calling its own fallibility to question even as it submits completely to the romance of cinema.”
“Kozelek is present, combative and always original. He forces you to listen to his music on its own terms.”