Videodrone highlights some of Ben’s incredibly entertaining video reviews which are intelligently written and often packed with humour & innuendo. I hope you enjoy Ben’s work as much as I do.
Ben Walker presents…Videodrone
Milestone: Kealan Patrick Burke
Somewhere out West there is a town called Milestone. You will not find it on any map. If you’re lucky, you won’t find it at all.
Once a thriving mining community, the few souls who still dwell there know nothing of hope and everything of damnation. Because Milestone may appear near-death, a ghost town in the making, but it is very much alive.
There are the stories of invisible barriers that open and close the borders on a whim, sometimes fatally, the whispers of a man in a top hat who comes cycling up out of the darkness of the abandoned mine to change the fate of the town, the buried music box that summons him, the people with unnatural powers, the old man who counts stacks of pennies and prays they never fall…and the fires that burn brightly with the sounds of screams.
Milestone is very much alive, and those unlucky souls trapped within its borders have little choice but to learn the true nature of their prison, or become its latest victim.
And even as they fight against the inevitable, the borders continue to expand.
Milestone is growing.
We Live Inside Your Eyes: Kealan Patrick Burke
In the ruins of an old parking garage, there is an effigy lashed to a pillar.
To anyone else, the remains of the woman with the goat skull head is a warning.
To a lonely young boy looking for escape, it is a god of salvation.
At its feet lay tattered old notebooks, scattered stories, tales of strange encounters, of broken people and monstrous things, and of corrupt hearts and evil minds.
In order to complete his transfiguration, the boy must read these stories, but he has no idea the fate that awaits him.
30 Minutes Or Less: Matthew Vaughn
Bella has the house to herself for the weekend. She invited a couple of her close friends over to watch some movies. They order some pizza and listen to some music. But when the pizza arrives they get more than they were expecting. Now their night of harmless fun has tuned into a night of pure terror.
Tales From The Crust: Various
The toppings: Terror and torment.
The crust: Stuffed with dread and despair.
And the sauce: Well, the sauce is always red.
Whether you’re in the mood for a Chicago-style deep dish of darkness, or prefer a New York wide slice of thin-crusted carnage, or if you just have a hankering for the cheap, cheesy charms of cardboard-crusted, delivered-to-your-door devilry; we have just the slice for you.
Bring your most monstrous of appetites, because we’re serving suspense and horrors both chillingly cosmic and morbidly mundane from acclaimed horror authors such as Brian Evenson, Jessica McHugh, and Cody Goodfellow, as well as up-and-coming literary threats like Craig Wallwork, Sheri White, and Tony McMillen.
Tales from the Crust, stories you can devour in thirty minutes or less or the next one’s free. Whatever that means.
Ben got a taste for terror after sneaking downstairs to watch The Thing from behind the sofa at age 9. He’s a big fan of extreme & bizarre horror and well as more psychological frights, and most things in between. When he’s not reading, he’s writing, and when he’s not writing he’s on twitter @BensNotWriting or reviewing books on his YouTube channel, BLURB.