All posts by Thomas Overlook

Thomas Overlook is a writer and critic living in upstate New York. After receiving his doctorate in English literature, Thomas left the academy and became a freelance writer. He writes fiction that blurs the lines between genres. When he is not working or writing, Thomas raises chickens and enjoys silence.

Vampire Cinema: The First One Hundred Years

A charming visual guide offers the convincing case that the vampire genre tells us more about who we are than we may think.

/ October 30, 2022

The Watkins Book of English Folktales

This reissue, one of the most comprehensive on English folklore ever published, is a gift to the whole world, not just England.

/ October 5, 2022

Sick & Beautiful

A surreal psychodrama charged with urban decay and all the hopeless decadence a 21st Century audience could ever want.

/ July 3, 2022

Lingering

A psychological depth that pushes the meaning of ‘haunting’, urging readers to question the origins and nature of evil.

/ June 22, 2022

England On Fire

A enchanted wonderland to change the way you see England, not for showing anything new, but what has been there all along.

/ April 28, 2022

Kissing the Lizard

Justin David tells a touchingly twisted tale, a story with a spinning compass that won’t let you figure out where home is.

/ March 23, 2022

Soaking in Strange Hours

Teeming with macabre delights, Erik Hofstatter’s story is one that you don’t so much read as ravish.

/ December 12, 2021