horror

The uneasy alchemy of Aurora Consurgens

By Adam Myers / December 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

The unknown illustrator of the Aurora Consurgens, an obscure alchemical treatise of the 15th century, produced metaphor-rich artworks that are strange, disturbing, raw — and curiously intriguing.

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All That I Left Behind (We Are)

By L.S. Johnson / October 31, 2018 / 1 Comment

L.S. Johnson’s chilling tale of pyschological horror is a seasonal gift from all of us at The Fabulist to you, the hapless reader. Happy Halloween!

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Strange Hybrids: The Art of Robert W. Walker

By Robert Walker / June 19, 2018 / 1 Comment

The art of Ohio-based painter Robert Walker leaps from genre tropes to the nakedly reactive core of your id, creating images that are visceral, beautiful, full of intrigue — and real danger. From his “environmental surrealism” to a gorgeously disturbing Wonderland, you are advised to proceed with caution.

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Let Them Eat Cake: The Gross Food Porn of Craig Latchaw

By Craig Latchaw / January 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

Somewhere between a punk-rock Harvey Kurtzman and R. Crumb guesting on “Top Chef” are Craig Latchaw’s gleefully gross gourmet recipes, seasoned with all the farmworker abuses, assembly-line injuries, and accumulated factory filth of today’s food industry.

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"Milanese Soothsayer," illustration by Adam Myers

Household Gods

By Tara Isabella Burton / October 31, 2014 / 0 Comments

Happy Halloween from The Fabulist, with our first horror story, “Household Gods,” a lurid shocker by Oxford divinities scholar Tara Isabella Burton. It is a dire telling, and the protagonist’s travails are vividly described, caveat lector. Illustration by Adam Myers.

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Illustration by Adam Myers

A Secret Mother

By John Zic / October 29, 2014 / 0 Comments

Don’t mind the gnawing sense of dread that comes with reading California author John Zic’s chilling Fabulist debut, “A Secret Mother.” It’s an immersive narrative of two teenagers on a certain sort of road trip — and a nerve-wracking spiral into their sociopathic alternate reality.

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