Originally published by Fear Zone, 2007
What do Jeff Strand, headless chickens, and screaming babies all have in common? Well, even in the darkest times, at moments when life seems grey and overburdened and a clear way is nowhere in sight, each of these wonderful creatures has the ability to make you smile and even laugh a little despite what angst you may be otherwise facing. But as cute as babies can be and as hilarious as a dancing headless chicken might appear, it’s Jeff Strand that delivers the goods each and every time. Seriously, the guy can’t miss. I first came to know Jeff Strand through the pages of Insidious Reflections during his days as the Seriously Whacked Point Of View columnist and he’s never ceased to make me laugh. With about ten novels under his shiny belt, from his Andrew Mayhem series to a fistful of chapbooks to one or two more serious pieces of work, it’s clear the man is here to stay with us for a very long time. This is a very good thing, really. With titles like Casket For Sale (Only Used Once), The Sinister Mr. Corpse, and Two Twisted Nuts, a world without Jeff Strand books is like, well, it’s just not all that fun to imagine. Hell, if you can get through a Jeff Strand book without laughing your ass off then you, my friend, may very well already be dead in your blue skinned suite. For the rest of you who enjoy a few good laughs with your horror, you’ve come to the right place.