Brian James Lane is a published playwright and author with many credits to his name, usually in the dark, foreboding and otherworldly vein. He has quite literally penned several hundred horror stories. Readers have compared his work to The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt.
Lane has lived his entire life in the American Southwest and has resided in all four-corners states (currently in Salt Lake City, Utah). He lives a double life with one foot planted firmly as a doting husband and family man and the other leg mired in the morbid and macabre. This raises the question – which life is real and which is the façade?
He also writes, narrates, and produces a podcast featuring a trio of horror stories in each episode. These are released twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The podcast is called CreepyGram and the Mourning Show and features a ghost-host sideshow barker named Charlie.
Here are what readers and critics have said about Brian James Lane’s work:
“…some of the best horror shorts I’ve ever read, anywhere, by anybody, of period. Brian is destined to become known as an author who belongs in the same horror circles as King, Koontz, Lovecraft, Hitchcock, Poe, and others of their ilk.”
“…natural for those who want old fashioned scary stories for Halloween, around the campfire or fireplace, or just a fun read…”
“It felt like Halloween reading these stories. All scary and chilling. A great read.”
“…imaginative, surprising, and always left you with a good case of the creeps…”
“…The endings are all surprises, and there are no ‘happy’ endings here. I love the macabre sense of writing this author has…”
“…fun and spooky and the kind of book I would choose to read on a dark stormy Halloween night…”
“…Original stories with fun twists…”
“…a mixture of nostalgic horror regulars (vampires, zombies, witches, etc) with surprising new elements and twists…”
“…remind me of Twilight Zone episodes (or perhaps Tales from the Crypt might be a better comparison). They vary from genre, but still stay within the lines of macabre…”
Brian lives with his wife and three children in Salt Lake City, Utah. They have a dog and fish and something that stalks the gardens under the deck feeding on barbecue scraps. Correspondence, complaints and otherwise can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.