Fiction from Daniel Mills, Steven J. Dines, Steve Rasnic Tem, Michael Griffin, Caspian Gray, Jason Gould & Carole Johnstone, Columns from Lynda E. Rucker and Stephen Volk: on Dennis Potter's oeuvre. Plus Peter Tennant starts his Case Notes with a close focus on ghosts, reviewing 66 ghost stories and a non-fiction book in the first 8 his of his 28 book reviews. Tony Lee reviews other ghastly events on DVD.
Black Static is essentially a fiction magazine containing short stories in the horror and dark fantasy genres. But it covers other aspects of the genre via reviews of books, movies, DVDs and TV. Fiction this issue: Isaac's Room by Daniel Mills Men Playing Ghosts, Playing God by Steven J. Dines The Monster Makers by Steve Rasnic Tem Arches and Pillars by Michael Griffin Summer Girls by Caspian Gray What Would You Say If I Asked You To Love Me? by Jason Gould If You Can Read This, You're Too Close by Carole Johnstone The issue's artists are Richard Wagner (cover & interior), Richard Sampson, Vincent Sammy, Dave Senecal & Geoffrey Grisso Peter Tennant's Case Notes reviews include The 13 Ghosts of Christmas editor Simon Marshall-Jones Dark World: Ghost Stories editor Timothy Parker Russell Hauntings editor Ellen Datlow This House is Haunted John Boyne The White Devil Justin Evans A Haunting of Ghosts Maynard Sims In a Season of Dead Weather Mark Fuller Dillon A Natural History of Ghosts Roger Clarke Darker Minds editors Ross Warren and Anthony Watson Shadows Edge editor Simon Strantzas Roadkill Joseph D’Lacey Touch Me With Your Cold, Hard Fingers Elizabeth Stott The Jungle Conrad Williams An Antique Land John Shire Everything is Always Wrong Graham Tugwell Little Red Transistor Radio From Trieste Dragan Todorovic Girls & Monsters Anne Michaud Soul Screams Sara Jayne Townsend Busy Blood Stuart Hughes & D.F. Lewis’ Danse Macabre editor Nancy Kilpatrick Vampyric Variations editor Nancy Kilpatrick The Texas Chain Saw Massacre James Rose The Descent James Marriott The Shadow Out Of Time H.P. Lovecraft, Graphic adaptor N.J. Culbard The Castle Franz Kafka, Graphic adaptors David Zane Mairowitz & Jaromir 99 Tony Lee's DVD reviews this issue: CURANDERO: DAWN OF THE DEMON, IN THEIR SKIN, TEXAS CHAINSAW, APARTMENT 1303, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, MAMA, WARM BODIES, MANIAC, STOKER BLACK SABBATH, THE BROOD, KURONEKO, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, THE MAN WHO HAUNTED HIMSELF, MOTEL HELL, SPIDER BABY THE INCIDENT, KILL FOR ME, DEATH GAME, STATIC