Reviews!

PRAISE FOR GREG CHAPMAN

For Netherkind

“Dark, tragic, vengeful, and epic in scale, NETHERKIND is the type of fantasy horror that leaves the reader reeling from sensory overload; it is a ‘feast’, both of flesh and of lurid reading pleasure!” – Eric J. Guignard, award-winning author and editor, including That Which Grows Wild and A World of Horror

“Greg Chapman’s NETHERKIND is an unpredictable, unsettling tragedy set in a chilling, post-modern world all its own. The Fleshers are a welcome reimagining inside an immersive, dark new mythology. Loved it!” – John Palisano, Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of Ghost
Heart, President of The Horror Writers Association

“Chapman’s third novel surpasses his previous work in sophistication and imaginative flair… There is true vision here; of seething, anonymous cities, of secret, millennial wars, of humanity as ferals to be culled. If more is implied than is explained, and if the prose occasionally explodes, the story proceeds at a rocketing pace and the climax, as well as drawing things together, brings metaphor and method to a culmination that is actually quite beautiful. ” – Tabula Rasa

“For sharp-toothed, page-turning horror, look no further than Greg Chapman, one of dark fiction’s most imaginative and distinctive voices. His latest novel, Netherkind, is guaranteed to get under your skin!” – James Chambers, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Kolchak, the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe

For Hollow House

“A truly disturbing tale of horror and twisted minds. If you live on the same street as Hollow House – MOVE!” -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Ghostwalkers and Patient Zero

“The real hauntings in Greg Chapman’s compelling, unnerving Hollow House don’t happen in the title structure, but in the finely-observed families surrounding it. This unusual, sometimes horrifying and sometimes tragic tale may well make you look at your own neighborhood in a whole new (dark) light. Highly recommended!” – Lisa Morton, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Castle of Los Angeles

“With his debut novel, Greg Chapman takes the standard haunted house trope and puts it through a bloody ringer. Hollow House, an engrossing yet horrifying tale about that nondescript, near-to-condemned house-next-door we have all encountered at some point in our lives, joyfully reeks of the dark memories of Poe and Lovecraft. A first-rate thriller, don’t read this one alone, or in the deep of night, because that creak you hear might be more than just the old bones of your house settling. Yes, it might be much more.” – Brian W. Matthews, author of Forever Man, Revelation, and The Conveyance

“Hollow House is a taut, unnerving and often heartbreaking look at the horrors that surround us and the madness within. Chapman turns a familiar suburban neighbourhood into a living nightmare and paints a very bleak portrait of human behaviour. A chilling debut novel.” – Brett McBean, author of The Mother, Wolf Creek: Desolation Game, and The Invasion

“A real page-turner, packed full of powerful horror imagery…” – Mark Smith-Briggs, Chronos Award-winning author

“As pure a slice of American Gothic as you will ever find, with Robert Bloch and Stephen King never far away.” – Glam Adelaide Magazine

“Hollow House is much more than a simple haunted house story…this is a dark and gruesome tale, with an ever-increasing creep factor.” – Frank Michaels Errington, Horrible Book Reviews

“Hollow House is Chapman’s first novel. It promises much, and it delivers on its promises. Traditional yet unconventional, familiar in details yet eerily different and twisted, it does something entirely different with the Bad House…and makes it much Worse.” – Collings Notes

“Chapman’s story has moments of pure body horror countered by unnerving elements of psychological thriller and the occasional whispers of Lovecraftian horrors from beyond the stars.” – Horror Novel Reviews

“Hollow House, by Greg Chapman is a haunted house story on steroids. This is the first story I’ve read where the house haunts the whole neighborhood and it was this concept that made the story original. I’ve read a lot from Greg Chapman and was really looking forward to this book and it didn’t disappoint.” – Horror Addicts

“Hollow House packs a rather dark punch with a very different take on the classic haunted house tale.”
– THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW

For The Noctuary: Pandemonium

“A nightmarish exploration of free will and the power of words. Chapman has delivered a frightening read.” – Kaaron Warren author of The Grief Hole

“Greg Chapman shows once again why he’s at the forefront of Australian horror. Pandemonium is a heady mix of psychological thriller and supernatural scares that is sure to satisfy. You’d be insane not to pick up a copy.” – Daniel I. Russell, author of Entertaining Demons

“The Noctuary is one of those stories that pushes the boundaries of storytelling, self-referential and recursive, at times self-consciously oblique, at other times frighteningly clear and precise. Once captured, the reader has no choice but to continue, to hold out hope in a world increasingly depicted as without any hope at all. Highly recommended.” – Collings Notes

“The Noctuary: Pandemonium is a visceral, chilling read. Good stuff. Highly recommended.” – Gene O’Neill, author of Lethal Birds and Frozen Shadows

“THE NOCTUARY: PANDEMONIUM is definitely a demonic and psychological read. I hope Greg Chapman expands on this universe. My jaw hit the floor more than once while reading this book. I don’t know what took me so long to read this author, but I need to read the rest of his work.” – Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews

“It would be easy to dismiss The Noctuary: Pandemonium as an excuse for some slasher fiction, but the device of the reality-altering book ultimately gives it the edge and makes it a satisfying read.” – Glam Adelaide Magazine

For Torment

“The power of Christ compels us to sprinkle some holy water on this book!” – Scaryminds

“… a more than entertaining yarn from an Australian author with grand potential and many more tales to come.” – Hellnotes

“… Torment is good stock standard ghost/possession story with some promising passages. I’ll be keeping an eye on Greg Chapman.” – The Adventures of a Bookonaut

“Torment features some genuinely scary moments and keeps you guessing…” – The Horror Fiction Review

“There are points in Torment when this novella is truly a torment to read, but in all the right ways. Chapman inexorably draws the reader into Jessica Newman’s terrifying world to the point where there are two choices – put the story down to still your beating heart, or read on into the complex mystery, rightly fearing what lies on the next page. This is at once a tale of demonic and ghostly terror, as well as a compelling nod to the core imagery of classic horror. I don’t expect I’ll forget this tale any time soon, and that may not be a good thing!” – Rocky Wood, author of Stephen King: The Non-Fiction and Horrors! Great Tales of Fear and Their Creators

“Torment echoes The Exorcist with its tale of tortured souls and questions about faith. A chilling, tightly written story from a new voice in horror.” – Brett McBean, author of The Mother, Tales of Sin and Madness, and Concrete Jungle

“Well-placed dark fiction doused in history, ritual and intrigue.” – Mark Farrugia, editor, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

For The Noctuary

“Here, Greg has created the infant seeds of a new mythology – and one that is rich enough for an encore performance.” – Hellnotes

“Chapman’s latest novella is a sort-of homage to Clive Barker, but unlike other “homages” this one has its own voice and style. THE NOCTUARY blends supernatural and real-life horrors quite well.” – The Horror Fiction Review

“Greg Chapman’s The Noctuary romped along like a particularly vivid nightmare keeping me happily engaged from first word to last.” – Scaryminds

“The Noctuary has all the elements to making a perfect horror story. It’s stories like this that remind me why horror is my favourite genre and this is a story that all horror fans will enjoy.” – Horror Addicts

“Aussie horror writer, Greg Chapman, is someone worth paying attention to. The name may not be familiar to you right now, but it soon will be… It is easy to immerse one’s self in the world Chapman has created here.” – Horrible Book Reviews

“Fantastic, gory, intense, with imagery you can take to bed with you at night, Chapman has created a novella that is insistently relentless and grim. Highly recommended!” – Benjamin Kane Ethridge, author of Black & Orange

“Both elegant and visceral, violent and darkly witty, Greg Chapman’s The Noctuary is an insightful look at the processes of creation and the birth of horror. His sinister muse, Meknok, is one of the most intriguing new horror characters since Clive Barker unleashed Pinhead, and indeed The Noctuary is occasionally reminiscent of Barker’s grim beauty, while being very distinctly its own beast. The Noctuary is rich, compelling, and unsettling, and Greg Chapman is obviously a writer in complete possession of his own sinister muse.” —Lisa Morton, four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award and author of The Halloween Encyclopedia

“Greg Chapman’s The Noctuary is straight from the depths of Hell. Here the past is a very difficult geography. Fresh and original it takes the reader on a frantic ride to regret; and may well provide the nightmares horror fiction often promises, but rarely delivers.” —Rocky Wood, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Stephen King: A Literary Companion

For Vaudeville and Vaudeville and Other Nightmares

“A fable for the modern age, Greg Chapman shows a strong grasp of the modern narrative” – Scaryminds

“Vaudeville is a great horror story that touches on themes of sorrow, alienation and loss.” – Horror Addicts

“The greatest hook with Vaudeville is probably its cavalcade feel – that sense of carnival tied with innocence whose roots are to be found in tales like Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.” – Hellnotes

“These stories range from fairy tale inspired dark fantasy to full-on hardcore screamers of the most graphic sort. Astutely introduced by fellow Australian author Brett McBean, VAUDEVILLE AND OTHER NIGHTMARES storms onto the horror stage with unflinching brio.” – The Tomb of Dark Delights

“Vaudeville has that evil carnival vibe, reminiscent of Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes and is just one of 21 stories which will reach out and grab you and won’t let go until you’ve read the last word on the final page. I’m not going to give a synopsis of every story, but a few of my favorites include “Lost Lake,” where a pedophile gets what he deserves, “Human Resources,” where a dream job turns into your worst nightmare, and “Chthonic,” a delightfully creepy story of a boy who buries his best friend alive. No subject is off limits, no taboo is too great. Chapman takes them all on. Not even Saint Nicholas is safe, as evidenced in, “Christmas Mourning.”” – Horrible Book Reviews

“For those who are regular readers of horror, or those looking to dip their toe into the extensive pool of the genre, Vaudeville and Other Nightmares comes highly recommended as a great example of the breadth of horror writing.” – SQ Mag

“Greg Chapman is a new voice in horror and brings fresh angles to our genre, which too often recycles unoriginal stories. There is a cinematic quality to his storytelling, which lodges itself in your imagination, deepening the bold and disturbing tales he delivers. Approach Vaudeville and Other Nightmares with care and whatever you do, leave the lights on!” – Rocky Wood, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Stephen King: A Literary Companion

“I’ve been an unabashed fan of Greg Chapman’s extraordinary fiction since I read his first book, The Noctuary, and what I said about that book applies to all of his work – it’s elegant, violent, witty, and packs an emotional wallop. This collection should provide a feast for gourmets of horror who appreciate an artfully crafted, disturbing tale.”- Lisa Morton, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Zombie Apocalypse: Washington Deceased

“Vaudeville and Other Nightmares is a murderer’s row of horror stories. Greg Chapman’s dark and original visions of ghosts, good versus evil, horrific entities, and worlds gone mad are inventive, chilling, and rich with unique imagery. An utterly irresistible collection.” – James Chambers, author of The Engines of Sacrifice and Three Chords of Chaos

For The Last Night of October

“Not very often does a tale come along that breathes new life into the Halloween storyline. With THE LAST NIGHT OF OCTOBER, Greg has delivered a story that you will want to read again and again as you get ready for our favorite time of the year. Nothing gets me in the mood for the Halloween season more than a good Halloween story, this isn’t a good Halloween story, this is a great Halloween story.” – Famous Monsters of Filmland

“This novella solidifies the fact that I need to delve further into Mr. Chapman’s catalogue as I truly enjoyed every moment of “The Last Night of October”. It’s great anytime read and a perfect addition to my list of annual seasonal reads. Fit snugly between Norman Partridge’s “Dark Harvest” & Ray Bradbury’s “The Halloween Tree”. I will definitely be revisiting this. When the nights are murky, the wind is bellowing and the candle’s flame is flickering, I will answer the knock at the door. Check it out.” Halloween Forevermore

“The Last Night of October is about friendship, survival, making choices and living with the consequences of those choices. For someone who didn’t grow up with the Halloween traditions, the author does an exceptional job of capturing the feel of the holiday.” – Horrible Book Reviews

“The Last Night Of October sees author Greg Chapman delivering not only his best work to date but also arguably the best ghost story of 2013.” – Scaryminds

“A quick read that will linger much longer than a bag of cheap Halloween candy. Don’t wait until next Halloween to give this one a shot – The Last Night of October will deliver chills all year ’round.” – The October Country

“Greg has weaved up a creepy Halloween tale with his newest novella, THE LAST NIGHT OF OCTOBER, expected to be released next month from Bad Moon Books. Being a huge fan of Halloween, I was anxious to dive into this book right away. That said, it was a pleasure to be introduced to a new twist on the holiday. From the very first page we are introduced to Gerald, who fears this one night every year. And rightfully so as someone, or should I say something, is coming to his front door for more than tricks-or-treats, determined to get to poor Gerald every year on this last full night of October. Get ready my fans of horror and dark fiction, this Halloween tale is full of twists and turns, creeps and crawlies, as we learn the true reason behind Gerald’s worst nightmare. Two bony thumbs up and a complimentary bow from the evil Jester and myself!!” – Charles Day, Bram Stoker Award®-nominated Author of THE LEGEND OF THE PUMPKIN THIEF and THE HUNT FOR THE GHOULISH BARTENDER

“If you’re a sucker for Halloween stories, as I am, then you’ll find Greg Chapman’s “The Last Night of October” well worth a look. It’s a creepy little spook story, an All Hallow’s tale of vengeance from beyond the grave, reminiscent in many ways of the old Tales from the Crypt-era pulps, with some truly spine-chilling scenes. Most of all, it’s fun, and these days that’s an ingredient that too often gets overlooked.” – Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy, Kin, and The Tent

For The Eschatologist/The Followers

“…A story of family, sacrifice, and the scary idea that even in a world that has completely fallen apart there will always be a lunatic fringe.” ★★★★ – Horrible Book Reviews

“Greg Chapman introduces us to the enigmatic figure of Amos in a post-apocalyptic landscape every bit as evocative as King’s Midworld. Here, the domestic aspect is strong … as a small family of memorable characters battles the blasted landscape and a prophet. A great premise all rendered in Chapman’s signature prose.” – Matthew Tait, author of Davey Ribbon

“Madness and murder and miracles all abound in The Eschatologist. Reminiscent of Barker’s early work, the end of the world has never been so bleak.” –Tim Marquitz, author of The Demon Squad

1 Response to Reviews!

  1. Vaudeville is great! The stories are so good you can’y wait t read the next one. Each new world is better than the last. And the characters are like people you meet everyday. I’ve got a new author to read and that’s great for me. Can’t wait to read more. Donna Alden Griffin

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