Deep and Dark and Dangerous (A Ghost Story)
Mary Downing Hahn - 2007
She knows the two children in it are her mother, Claire, and her aunt Dulcie. But who’s the third person, the one who’s been torn out of the picture?Ali figures she’ll find out while she’s vacationing in Maine with Dulcie and her four-year-old daughter, Emma, in the house where Ali’s mother’s family used to spend summers. All hopes for relaxation are quashed shortly after their arrival, though, when the girls meet Sissy, a kid who’s mean and spiteful and a bad influence on Emma.Strangest of all, Sissy keeps talking about a girl named Teresa who drowned under mysterious circumstances back when Claire and Dulcie were kids, and whose body was never found. At first Ali thinks Sissy’s just trying to scare her with a ghost story, but soon she discovers the real reason why Sissy is so angry. . . . Mary Downing Hahn is at her chilling best in this new supernatural tale that’s certain to send shivers down her readers’ spines.
Scott Sigler - 2007
It is not the same book as the 2012 edition.Scott Sigler reinvented the alien-invasion story in his bestselling novels Infected and Contagious… rebooted the biotech thriller in Ancestor…now, in his most ambitious, sweeping novel to date, he works his magic on the paranormal thriller, taking us inside a terrifying underworld of subterranean predators that only his twisted mind could invent. Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having—dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him—not disgust, not horror, but excitement? As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence “Pookie” Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem. For the victims are all enemies of a seemingly ordinary young boy—a boy who is gripped by the same dreams that haunt Bryan. Meanwhile, a shadowy vigilante, seemingly armed with superhuman powers, is out there killing the killers. And Bryan and Pookie’s superiors—from the mayor on down—seem strangely eager to keep the detectives from discovering the truth. Doubting his own sanity and stripped of his badge, Bryan begins to suspect that he’s stumbled into the crosshairs of a shadow war that has gripped his city for more than a century—a war waged by a race of killers living in San Francisco’s unknown, underground ruins, emerging at night to feed on those who will not be missed. And as Bryan learns the truth about his own intimate connections to the killings, he discovers that those who matter most to him are in mortal danger…and that he may be the only man gifted—or cursed—with the power to do battle with the nocturnals. Featuring a dazzlingly plotted mystery and a terrifying descent into a nightmarish underworld—along with some of the most incredible action scenes ever put to paper, and an explosive, gut-wrenching conclusion you won’t soon forget—Nocturnal is the most spectacular outing to date from one of the genre’s brightest stars.
Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents
Stephen Thrower - 2007
That's because, between 1970 and 1985, American Exploitation movies went berserk. With censorship relaxed, and the gate to excess wide open, horror - the Exploitation genre par excellence - offered a vibrant alternative to the mainstream of American cinema. Luridly titled wonders like The Headless Eyes, Scream Bloody Murder and Hitch Hike to Hell were everywhere, from the drive-ins of Texas to the grindhouses of New York, touting a combination of mind-bruising violence, weird sex and drug-soaked delirium. Massively popular around the world, American exploitation movies added immensely to the richness of the nation's cinema, but they have remained persona non grata in most serious studies of American film. Until now... Built on five years of research, Nightmare USA explores the development of America's subterranean horror film industry, spotlighting some of the wildest films imaginable from an era unchecked by censorship or 'good taste.' Ranging from cult favourites like I Drink Your Blood to stylish mind-benders like Messiah of Evil and ultra-violent shockers like Don't Go in the House, Nightmare USA goes where no other in-depth study has gone before, revealing the fascinating true stories behind classics and obscurities alike. Stephen Thrower, author of Beyond Terror, the definitive book on Italian gore maestro Lucio Fulci, has explored the attics and cellars of American cinema, delved beneath the floorboards, peered between the walls, searching for the strangest, most exotic cine-lifeforms... Nightmare USA is the reader's guide to what lies beyond the mainstream of American horror, dispelling the shadows to meet the men and women behind fifteen years of screen terror: the Exploitation Independents! This massive overview of the Horror genre's development through the 1970s and 1980s features: -- In-depth EXCLUSIVE interviews with twenty-five grindhouse movie makers, many of whom are discussing their work for the first time ever in print. -- Over 175 individual films reviewed, with full cast and crew credits compiled by world-renowned cinema archivist Julian Grainger. -- Vast quantities of previously unpublished stills, posters, press-books, plus behind-the-scenes photographs from the filmmakers' own collections.
Dan Simmons - 2007
As part of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, the first steam-powered vessels ever to search for the legendary Northwest Passage, they are as scientifically supported an enterprise as has ever set forth. As they enter a second summer in the Arctic Circle without a thaw, though, they are stranded in a nightmarish landscape of encroaching ice and darkness. Endlessly cold, with diminishing rations, 126 men fight to survive with poisonous food, a dwindling supply of coal, and ships buckling in the grip of crushing ice. But their real enemy is far more terrifying. There is something out there in the frigid darkness: an unseen predator stalking their ship, a monstrous terror constantly clawing to get in.When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. With them travels an Inuit woman who cannot speak and who may be the key to survival, or the harbinger of their deaths. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear that there is no escape.
Thomas Ligotti - 2007
The cycle of narratives that includes the title work of this collection, for instance, introduces readers to a freakish community of artists who encounter demonic perils that ultimately engulf their lives. These are selected examples of the forbidding array of persons and places that compose the mesmerizing fiction of Thomas Ligotti.
30 Days of Night: Official Novelization of The Film
Tim Lebbon - 2007
And as the darkness continues and the thirty days of night seemingly have no end in sight, Barrow's only remaining hope lies with Sheriff Eben Oleson and Deputy Stella Oleson, a husband and wife who are torn between saving the town they love and their own survival...
Hellboy: The Dragon Pool
Christopher Golden - 2007
He questions the unknown -- then beats it into submission. In the upper reaches of the Himalayas, Hellboy's ex-girlfriend, archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, believes she has found the location of the legendary "Dragon King Pool" -- thought to be the ancient dwelling of an evil dragon who inflicted horrific devastation on the land and its people. Every year the villagers would sacrifice a child to placate the beast, until one day an unlikely hero fought the dragon and won, bringing peace and prosperity to the land.But Anastasia's triumph at her discovery is short-lived. Soon unearthly creatures are seen lurking around the dig site, someone is sabotaging the excavation with dire results, and the young daughter of one of the dig leaders goes missing. It looks like a job for Hellboy -- but his toughest challenge might be putting his past with Anastasia behind him....
Guilty Pleasures #3 (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
Laurell K. Hamilton - 2007
It is included in the graphic novels Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, Volume 1 and Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, which collect comics #1-6 and #1-12 respectively.
The Demonata Vol. 5 & 6: Blood Beast & Demon Apocalypse
Darren Shan - 2007
He has cheated death, defeated demons. But Grubbs is torn between the world of magic and his wolfen genes. Can he fight the beast inside or will he fall victim to his tainted blood...?"Demon Apocalypse"- One boy's life ripped to shreds before his eyes...- One wrathful demon master hellbent on revenge...- An army of grisly Demonata on the rampage...It's the end of the world as we know it..."
The Door to Saturn
Clark Ashton Smith - 2007
Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and various published versions of the stories, creating a definitive preferred text for Smith's entire body of work. This second volume of the series brings together 20 of his fantasy stories. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a "New York Times" bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors."
The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt Volume 2
Al Feldstein - 2007
Reprints 24 stories from Tales from the Crypt with a foreword by Joe Dante, director of Gremlins. Reprints issues #7-12 (24 stories) of the comic book Tales From the Crypt, originally published in 1951 and 1952, and the inspiration for the hit movie and HBO series!
Joe Hill - 2007
She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . .Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .
Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Vol. 1: Birds, Bees, Blood & Beer
Ben Templesmith - 2007
Things are awakening in the city. Things that have a nasty habit of leaving mutilated bodies in their wake and it all reeks of demons and dark gods up to no good. Owing a favor to his lazy ghost cop buddy Trotsky, Wormwood, the gentleman corpse and his oddball entourage are brought in to investigate the case (or at least hopefully not stuff it up too much.) This collection compiles the first miniseries (issues #1-4), the original "Taster" issue, and covers, sketches, pin-ups and other cocktail napkin scribblings from Templesmith.
The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt Volume 1
Al Feldstein - 2007
Psychiatrist Fredric Wertham and Senator Estes Kefauver's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency attacked horror comics as causes of the rise in juvenile delinquency and crimes by minors. These comic books were accused of having no redeeming value to society and were effectively banned by the actions of these groups in creating the Comics Code. EC Comics were superior to other comics of the 1950s because of a higher quality of writing and artwork, and they were widely imitated by other comics publishers. The subject matter for EC Comics were horror, science fiction/fantasy, crime stories, war stories and stories with a social message that generally had a twist or "shock" ending. This volume reprints the first six complete issues (24 stories) of the comic book Tales From the Crypt, originally published in 1950, and features classic horror stories of vampires, werewolves, ghouls and monsters in the vein of hte early Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man movies. This title was EC's best seller, and was the inspiration of several feature films and the HBO series of the same name.
A Vintage From Atlantis
Clark Ashton Smith - 2007
Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and various published versions of the stories, creating a definitive "preferred text" for Smith's entire body of work. This third volume of the series brings together 21 of his fantasy stories.
The Imago Sequence and Other Stories
Laird Barron - 2007
P. Lovecraft's "Pickman's model" - was nominated for a World Fantasy Award, while "Proboscis" was nominated for an International Horror Guild award and reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 19. In addition to his previously published work, this collection contains an original story.
The Devil's Rose
Brom - 2007
Escapees from hell fill the pages of this book, terrifying and slaying the living as they try to flee their guards from the underworld. Cole, one of the undead, has been sent to reclaim these souls in flight and return them to the fiery depths. But one escaped soul is not like the others: Rath. He in fact wants to return to hell. But why? And why does Cole, a tormented soul from hell strive to capture his fellow mates? It has to do with a woman named Rose, who he did wrong and a pact he made with the devil.
American Supernatural Tales
S.T. Joshi - 2007
American Supernatural Tales celebrates the richness of this tradition with chilling contributions from some of the nation’s brightest literary lights, including Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and—of course— Stephen King. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, this is a frighteningly good addition to Penguin Classics.
Grindhouse: The Sleaze-Filled Saga of an Exploitation Double Feature
Quentin Tarantino - 2007
Together with cast and crew, Tarantino and Rodriguez chronicle the making of not one but two motion pictures: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror. Compiling never-before-seen production artwork, hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, exclusive interviews and enough blood, flesh and gore for two books, Grindhouse: The Sleaze-Filled Saga Of An Exploitation Double Feature offers fans the definitive insider's guide to the world of Grindhouse!
Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire
Mike Mignola - 2007
Reminiscent of the illustrated tales of old, here is a lyrical, atmospheric novel of the paranormal—and a chilling allegory for the nature of war. “Why do dead men rise up to torment the living?” Captain Henry Baltimore asks the malevolent winged creature. The vampire shakes its head. “It was you called us. All of you, with your war. The roar of your cannons shook us from our quiet graves…. You killers. You berserkers…. You will never be rid of us now.”When Lord Henry Baltimore awakens the wrath of a vampire on the hellish battlefields of World War I, the world is forever changed. For a virulent plague has been unleashed—a plague that even death cannot end.Now the lone soldier in an eternal struggle against darkness, Baltimore summons three old friends to a lonely inn—men whose travels and fantastical experiences incline them to fully believe in the evil that is devouring the soul of mankind.As the men await their old friend, they share their tales of terror and misadventure, and contemplate what part they will play in Baltimore’s timeless battle. Before the night is through, they will learn what is required to banish the plague—and the creature who named Baltimore his nemesis—once and for all.
V.C. Andrews - 2007
A world where her troubled relationship with her cold mother and competitive sister was hidden behind a veneer of wealth. Where untamed passions, like those that roiled inside young Megan, were not acceptable. In college, Megan falls in love with a man who would also be unacceptable in her world. Their love was powerful and real, and together they dreamed of the future. But fate would have other plans... and soon all that remained of their love was a precious child that Megan would not be allowed to raise as her own or even see again.A beautiful baby girl named Rain....From www.completevca.com
20th Century Ghosts
Joe Hill - 2007
She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945.... Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town.... Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing....John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead....The past isn't dead. It isn't even past...
Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Films, 1931-1946
Tom Weaver - 2007
Trekking boldly through haunts and horrors from The Frankenstein Monster, The Wolf Man, Count Dracula, and The Invisible Man, to The Mummy, Paula the Ape Woman, The Creeper, and The Inner Sanctum, the authors offer a definitive study of the 86 films produced during this era and present a general overview of the period. Coverage of the films includes complete cast lists, credits, storyline, behind-the-scenes information, production history, critical analysis, and commentary from the cast and crew (much of it drawn from interviews by Tom Weaver, whom USA Today calls ?the king of the monster hunters?). Unique to this edition are a new selection of photographs and poster reproductions and an appendix listing additional films of interest.
The Scary States of America
Michael Teitelbaum - 2007
With Jason Specter—the nation's unofficial collector of all things paranormalÑas your guide meet the girl in Illinois who can start fires with her mind, the Skunk Ape of Florida that knocks victims flat with its stench, the mischievous Shadow People of Arkansas, the Jersey Devil, the extraterrestrials who take human organs as a souvenir of their trip to Washington, and the wailing ghost of a teenage girl trapped forever in an Oregon lighthouse. Some of these visitors from other worlds don't mean to hurt anyone . . . and some of them do.Warning: All of these stories are based on true events. Are you ready to face the terror in your state?
The Sinister Mr. Corpse
Jeff Strand - 2007
A regular guy who dies, is brought back to life as a ghastly walking cadaver, and becomes the international sensation hailed by the press as The Amazing Mr. Corpse. Fame! Wealth! Groupies! Despite his ghoulish appearance, Stanley finds himself living the dream.But in many ways, it’s harder to be a celebrity than a zombie. The suits behind Project Second Chance want to tell him how to behave in public. It’s difficult to enjoy a simple restaurant meal in peace. There’s constant pressure coming at him from all sides–-not to mention that many people consider him a vile blasphemy that should be erased from existence.And does Project Second Chance have Stanley’s best interests in mind, or is the real reason behind his reanimation something much more...sinister?"With loads of relentless action and characters that make reading seem more like eavesdropping, THE SINISTER MR. CORPSE will have even the biggest stiffs among us laughing all the way to the grave." -- Rue Morgue“Those expecting the typical apocalyptic world full of flesh eating corpses will quickly realize they are in for a different treat altogether. For those familiar with Mr. Strand’s popular Andrew Mayhem novels, take the witty banter, sharp one liners and laugh out loud moments, then turn it up a notch or three.” -- Horror World
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Mark Salisbury - 2007
Lovett, Sweeney's amorous accomplice, who creates diabolical meat pies... The cast also includes Alan Rickman,Timothy Spall and Sacha Baron Cohen.Produced in close co-operation with Tim Burton and the production team, this lavish, full colour hardcover official companion volume to the film will include a Foreword by Tim Burton, over 200 photos, concept drawings and production designs, extracts from the screenplay and interviews with the cast and crew.
The Memory Tree
John R. Little - 2007
But below the surface, there are scars.Then his world changes. For reasons he doesn't understand, Sam is thrust back in time to 1968, the summer he turned thirteen. He meets his parents and his own childhood self.That summer changed Sam's world. Monsters walked the streets of his hometown, and now Sam will come face to face with those monsters again, this time as an adult.Nothing will ever be the same.
Horror Films of the 1980s
John Kenneth Muir - 2007
This time, Muir surveys 300 films from the 1980s. From backwards psychos (Just Before Dawn) and yuppie-baiting giant rats (Of Unknown Origin), to horror franchises like Friday the 13th and Hellraiser, as well as nearly forgotten obscurities such as The Children and The Boogens, Muir is our informative guide through 10 macabre years of silver screen terrors. Muir introduces the scope of the decade's horrors, and offers a history drawing parallels between current events and the nightmares unfolding on cinema screens. Each of the 300 films is discussed with detailed credits, a brief synopsis, a critical commentary, and where applicable, notes on the film's legacy beyond the 80s. Also included is the author's ranking of the 15 best horror films of the 80s.
BioShock Signature Series Guide
Doug Walsh - 2007
Caught between powerful forces, and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. Comprehensive Walkthrough Horror is waiting around every corner; use this guide to survive unscathed. Learn how to fend off the Splicers, bring down the Big Daddies, and overcome the lunatics that populate the underwater metropolis of Rapture. Illustrated Maps Discover the best route to each of your objectives and learn the location of every safe, secret, and enhancement that this strange world holds. Evolve Today Uncover the secret powers of plasmids and unlock your genetic potential. With these genetic mutations you can shock, freeze, and incinerate enemies, use telekinesis to move objects, and enrage foes to make them fight against each other. U-Invent Use our guide to create valuable upgrades to all of your weapons. Exclusive Foldout An exclusive poster features art from the game and a full list of Xbox 360 achievements on the reverse. Platform: Xbox 360 and PC Genre: ShooterThis product is available for sale worldwide.
Scott Sigler - 2007
Funded by the biotech firm Genada, Dr. Claus Rhumkorrf seeks to recreate the ancestor of all mammals.By getting back to the root of our creation, Rhumkorrf hopes to create an animal with human internal organs. Rhumkorrf discovers the ancestor, but it is not the small, harmless creature he envisions. His genius gives birth to a fast-growing evil that nature eradicated 250 million years ago — an evil now on the loose, and very, very hungry.
Trick 'r Treat: Tales of Mayhem, Mystery, and Mischief
John Griffin - 2007
Get the book and explore the weird world of Trick 'r Treat!Trick 'r Treat tells the story behind this personal and spooky movie, from Dougherty's initial inspiration through the development process, the painstaking production design and the roots of Halloween traditions. It celebrates the yearly ritual that we all participate in but only dimly understand, explaining why we do all the activities associated with the holiday. Michael Dougherty is a screenwriter who is known for his work on the scripts for Bryan Singer's films, including X2 and Superman Returns. Dougherty attended the Tisch School of Arts at New York University in the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, which is where he produced Season's Greetings (1996). He was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. His directorial debut, Trick 'r Treat, is based on his own script, and was produced by Bryan Singer (Superman Returns, Usual Suspects).
Joe R. Lansdale - 2007
Lansdale's largest, most varied collection to date. Weighing in at 488 pages and 150,000 words, these stories, poems, and novellas--supplemented by the author's introduction and by an invaluable set of story notes--move effortlessly from horror, adventure, and suspense to literary pastiche. It is, by any measure, a major addition to an already impressive body of work.The volume opens with 'Torn Away,' in which a small town sheriff encounters a man on the run from his own predatory shadow. The stories that follow come from all points of the narrative compass. In 'Morning, Noon, and Night,' a young boy stumbles across a monstrous, multi-faceted killer from which there is no escape. 'The Bleeding Shadow' is a tale of music, monsters, and deals-with-the devil set in post-WWII Texas. In 'Star Light, Eyes Bright,' an ordinary husband makes a startling discovery, one that leads to an unimaginable act of personal transformation. Elsewhere, the author offers us twisted Christmas stories ('Santa at the Cafe'), tales of a zombie apocalypse ('A Visit with Friends'), and one story--'Christmas with the Dead'--that encompasses both of these elements. Other highlights include a pair of informed, affectionate acts of literary homage. 'Metal Men of Mars' pays tribute to the Martian novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, while in 'Dread Island,' the masterful novella that concludes this collection, the world of Huckleberry Finn merges seamlessly with the worlds of H. P. Lovecraft and Joel Chandler Harris.Sometimes funny, often horrifying, and always compulsively readable, this generous gathering of stories--few of which have previously appeared in book form--constitutes a significant publishing event. Bleeding Shadows is an indispensable, vastly entertaining volume, one that no admirer of Joe R. Lansdale's distinctive brand of fiction can afford to miss.
Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula
Stephen Seitz - 2007
"Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula" recounts the Great Detective's search for Jonathan Harker, his confrontation with the Count, the truth behind the Great Hiatus, and Dracula's terrible legacy.After Mina Murray asks Sherlock Holmes to locate her fiancee, Holmes and Watson travel to a land far eerier than the moors they had known when pursuing the Hound of the Baskervilles. The confrontation with Count Dracula threatens Holmes' health, his sanity, and his life. Will Holmes survive his battle with Count Dracula?
The Peabody-Ozymandias Traveling Circus and Oddity Emporium
F. Paul Wilson - 2007
Paul Wilson's fiction from the FREAK SHOW anthology. The events here take place a year after the Oddity Emporium's encounter with Repairman Jack in ALL THE RAGE, with an extra ten-thousand words of new characters and new subplots that weave the story into the Adversary Cycle.Description:"It will be a long trip, brothers and sisters," Oz said as he walked among the members of his troupe. "Long in distance and in days."And perhaps it is good that we make a full circuit of this country - better yet if we could make a circuit of the globe - for it will allow us a chance to see it and remember it as it was - if we care to."He let his gaze range over them as he allowed the words to sink in.All the important ones were here. The special ones, the ones like him. Three-eyed Carmella sat with melon-headed Leshane Burns, flashing sidelong glances at George Swenson who sat alone; the bovine Clementine also sat alone, but not necessarily by choice; woody-skinned Bramble sat near green-skinned Haman who appeared to be staring at the closed tent flap while the eyeless Gerald Gaines stared at nothing yet saw everything; Delta Reid coiled around her chair as Janusch waved his stalked eyes. Others sat scattered about. The troupe had no unity yet. They were not yet a team. But by the end of this tour they would be. They'd be family. The troupe. The freak show. People with green skin, white skin, furry skin, reptile hide, no eyes, extra eyes, no digits, extra digits, people with visions, with no vision, with one face, with two faces. A gathering to give many a towner nightmares for life. But to Oz they were beautiful. Because they were kin. Brother and sister were not forms of address he took lightly. Truly kin. For they shared a common parent, a third parent that had left an indelible imprint on their genes.The Otherness. Each had been touched by the Otherness.And so begins a hunt . . . for the pieces of a Device, a Contraption, a Thing-a-ma-jig. Call it what you will, it has power . . . it straddles the worlds - the one we know and another we cannot see.
Delta Green: Eyes Only
Dennis Detwiller - 2007
Delta Green: Eyes Only brings together three of Pagan Publishing's long sought after Delta Green chapbooks - Machinations of the Mi-Go, The Fate, and Project Rainbow - as well as three scenarios and source material on tradecraft and policing millennial NYC.
Wayne Barlowe - 2007
The Fallen, those banished demons who escaped the full wrath of Heaven, have established a limitless and oppressive kingdom within the fiery confines of Hell. Lucifer has not been seen since the Fall and the mantle of rulership has been passed to the horrific Prince Beelzebub, the Lord of the Flies. The Demons Major, Heaven's former warriors, have become the ruling class. They are the equivalent to landed lords, each owing allegiance to the de facto ruler of Hell. They reign over their fiefdoms, tormenting the damned souls and adding to their wealth.One Demon Major, however, who has not forgotten his former life in Heaven. The powerful Lord Sargatanas is restless. For millennia Sargatanas has ruled dutifully but unenthusiastically, building his city, Adamantinarx, into the model of an Infernal metropolis. But he has never forgotten what he lost in the Fall--proximity to God. He is sickened by what he has become. Now, with a small event--a confrontation with one of the damned souls--he makes a decision that will reverberate through every being in Hell. Sargatanas decides to attempt the impossible, to rebel, to endeavor to go Home and bring with him anyone who chooses to follow . . . be they demon or soul. He will stake everything on this chance for redemption.
Masques of Satan: Twelve Tales and a Novella
Reggie Oliver - 2007
Introductory'The Man in the Grey Bedroom''Grab a Granny Night''The Children of Monte Rosa''Mr Poo-Poo''The Silver Cord''The Road from Damascus''Mmm-Delicious''Puss-Cat''The Old Silence''Music by Moonlight''Blind Man's Box''Shades of the Prison House, a novella''The End of History'
Dracula (Classic Starts)
Tania Zamorsky - 2007
Moving from Transylvania to London, the timeless vampire serves up thrills and chills as he imprisons and terrorizes the innocent Jonathan Harker, and then goes after his fiancee, Mina, and her friend Lucy. From creepy, insect-eating Renfield to Dr. Van Helsing--who valiantly fights Dracula's evil--the characters and drama are spellbinding.
Tales from the Woeful Platypus
Caitlín R. Kiernan - 2007
Kiernan surprised her readers with, Frog Toes and Tentacles, a small-form hardcover of ?darkly weird erotica.? Now Kiernan follows that sold-out volume with a second collection of her unique brand of erotica, Tales from the Woeful Platypus. Like its predecessor, this book will be illustrated by acclaimed artist Vince Locke (The Sandman, Batman, A History of Violence, Deadworld, etc.), and also like the first volume, it is unlikely ever to be reprinted.
Brandon Swarrow - 2007
After certain chapters you might even find yourself looking around to make sure you are alone.The main character, Daniel Reese, is a proud father and husband who recently purchased his family's dream home; or so he thought! The terror unfolds when he realizes that he is dealing with a force far greater than his mental and physical capacity. Daniel Reese had no idea that opening those massive barn doors would reveal so many dark, bizarre secrets.
Luis Scafati - 2007
Dead while the sun illuminates the world, Count Dracula awaits the return of the shadows that will awaken him to search, like a nocturnal animal, for new victims whose blood will feed his immortality.Award-winning artist Luis Scafati vividly captures the classic vampire myth in the eerie darkness of his ink.
The Taint and Other Novellas
Brian Lumley - 2007
P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos by one of horror's biggest legends. This volume contains the very best of Brian Lumley's Mythos novellas. Table of ContentsIntroductionThe Horror at OakdeeneBorn of the WindsThe Fairground HorrorThe TaintRising with SurtseyLord of the WormsThe House of the Temple
More Horowitz Horror: More Stories You'll Wish You'd Never Read
Anthony Horowitz - 2007
Funerals are just the beginning. How about a day at the beach that ends in a mischievous murder? Or a cell phone that has a direct dial to . . . the dead? From the creator of the blockbuster Alex Rider Adventures and The Diamond Brothers Mysteries comes eight more fantastically frightening tales. Whatever you do, don’t take this book to bed with you!This edition includes; 1. The Hitchhiker2. The Sound of Murder3. Burned4. Flight 7155. Howard's End6. The Elevator7. The Phone Goes Dead8. Twist Cottage9. The Shortest Horror Story Ever Written
How to Survive a Horror Movie
Seth Grahame-Smith - 2007
Be Very Afraid.From ghosts, vampires, and zombies to serial killers, cannibalistic hillbillies, and haunted Japanese videocassettes, How to Survive a Horror Movie shows how to defeat every obstacle found in scary films. Readers will discover:- How to Perform an Exorcism - What to Do If You Did Something Last Summer - How to Persuade the Skeptical Local Sheriff - How to Vanquish a Murderous Doll - How to Survive an Alien Invasion - How to Tell If You've Been Dead Since the Beginning of the Movieand much, much more. Complete with useful instructions, insane illustrations, and a list of 100 important films to study, How to Survive a Horror Movie is essential reading for prom queens, jocks, teenage babysitters, and anyone employed by a summer camp.
Richard Gavin - 2007
OMENS is a haunting collection of short stories for the discriminating horror fiction enthusiast. The tales are reminiscent of the work of Robert Aickman, relying moreso on atmosphere & imagery to convey the sense of the unknown and unexplained, and also of the works of Thomas Ligotti, conveying an unsettling sense of the unimagineable.
Kealan Patrick Burke - 2007
He is a midlister, those thankless souls who labor in the shadows of sometimes better, sometimes luckier writers, and it's starting to take its toll.Meet Kent Gray, wildly popular author of a string of so-called "sex-fi" novels. He's wealthy, handsome, and the object of Jason Tennant's professional jealousy.Welcome to Baltimore, Maryland, and the Aurora Science Fiction & Horror Convention, where these two men, midlister and bestseller, will meet for the first time, and the midlister motto "Better Read Than Dead" will be put to the ultimate test.
Scared to Death
Alan Gibbons - 2007
Redman immediately charms Paul as well as Jude—a girl they meet on a night on the town. A few days later, Paul learns that Jude has mysteriously died, and Redman has disappeared. Soon after, one of Paul's teacher dies suddenly—frightened to death—near where Jude's body was found. Paul senses that Redman is involved. His new friend is dangerous. But so, we learn, is Paul. In uncovering the truth about Redman he learns shocking facts about himself. There's an evil curse loose in his family and Paul is the latest inheritor. The spree of death—camouflaged as copycat Jack the Ripper-style murders—will continue until Paul confronts the demon in himself head on.
American Gothic: Sixty Years of Horror Cinema
Jonathan Rigby - 2007
Jonathan Rigby examines a great many of the seminal films, including Cat People, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, The Fly, Frankenstein, Freaks, House of Wax, The Invisible Man, and She. He also looks at the actors and directors--Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Vincent Price, to name but a few. For fans and students of the horror classics, American Gothic is an essential work. This is the genre as it flourished from Univeral's early-thirties cycle and which culminated in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece Psycho, a film which forever changed and expanded the possibilities of horror cinema.
Triple Dare To Be Scared: Thirteen Further Freaky Tales
Robert D. San Souci - 2007
San Souci obliges them with 13 more spine-tingling horror stories in "Triple-Dare to Be Scared." Each elegantly crafted vignette draws readers into the life of a young person like themselves just as a bad decision or an act of fate brings the characters face-to-face with the supernatural. Each story hurtles through twists and turns toward a surprise ending much more compelling than in a traditional spook story. " Second Childhood" wonders where to take shelter from a recently awakened child-ghost? (Answer: Not its former home!) " Plat-Eye" features twins who learn why they should be afraid of a big, bad shapechanger who' s paying a little too much attention to them. " Far Site" expands a video game into something much larger -- and more frightening! " Field of Nightmares" turns an innocent baseball game on old man Fletcher' s field into a fight for life. These exciting stories feature children of various ethnicities taking on all manner of threats from beyond the grave -- and beyond logic -- while David Ouimet' s creepy illustrations add that extra twinge of terror.
In and Down
Brett Alexander Savory - 2007
Through their father's emotional absence and abuse, they come to believe women do not truly exist. One of the boys draws into himself, looking for answers to the confusion in his life, and throughout this descent, he experiences his past as though through a distorted carnival mirror. When he emerges from his inner journey, he is forced to confront a secret that has been buried deep inside for over thirty years.
Strangers and Pilgrims
Walter de la Mare - 2007
500 copies. Contents: Introduction, A:B:O., The Moon's Miracle, The Riddle, The Giant, The Quincunx, The Pear-Tree, The Bird of Travel, Seaton's Aunt, The Vats, Promise at Dusk, The Creatures, Miss Jemima, The Looking-Glass, Out of the Deep, Winter, The Green Room, The Scarecrow, Alice's Godmother, Mr Kempe, A Recluse, All Hallows, The Game At Cards, Crewe, The House, 'What Dreams May Come', Strangers and Pilgrims, A Revenant, The Guardian, An Anniversary, Music, Bad Company, Bibliographical Information.'Walter de la Mare's stories have a claim to be the most subtle and strangely powerful depictions of the supernatural in English fiction of the twentieth century.' So says Mark Valentine in his introduction to these thirty-one uncanny tales. Amongst this selection are some of the best known of de la Mare's stories: 'Seaton's Aunt', 'Out of the Deep', 'All Hallows', and also some of the more obscure: 'Miss Jemima', 'A Game at Cards', Alice's Godmother'. All illustrate the writer's enigmatic relationship with alternative layers of existence and a sense of the unknown, conveyed in beautifully restrained prose.There are few overt exterior forces encountered; de la Mare's characters 'do not have to face monstrosities of any sort: but they are haunted nevertheless; by loneliness, by lovelessness, by loss.' This concentration on 'queerness and quiet tragedy' is tempered by the writer's poetic powers of description, particularly his depiction of the English countryside. Strangers and Pilgrims is the definitive collection of de la Mare's supernatural and psychological stories.
Mayra Calvani - 2007
Captivated by her beauty as well as her views on good and evil, he spends the next several days with her. Soon, however, he begins to notice a strangeness in her, especially the way she seems to take pleasure in toying with his conscience.The young woman, Kamilah, invites him to Rize, Turkey, where she claims her family owns a cottage in the woods. In spite of his heavy workload and the disturbing visions and nightmares about his sister’s baby that is due to be born soon, Gabriel agrees to go with her.But nothing, not even the stunning splendor of the Black Sea, can disguise the horror of her nature. In a place where death dwells and illusion and reality seem as one, Gabriel must now come to terms with his own demons in order to save his sister’s unborn child, and ultimately, his own soul…
Children of the Night: Classic Vampire Stories
David Stuart Davies - 2007
In this unique collection of vampire stories you will find some of the earliest depictions of these fearful creatures as in John Polidori's 'The Vampyre' and James Malcolm Rymer's 'Varney, the Vampyre', a tale which held readers in thrall when it was first published in the mid-nineteenth century. As well as these rare stories and those featuring the more well known bloodsuckers such as Le Fanu's 'Carmilla' and Stoker's 'Dracula', there is a clutch of lesser known but equally frightening tales written by expert practitioners in the art of raising goose pimples. Children of the Night is a volume filled with the rich blood of chilling vampire fiction.
Dan Vado - 2007
Each contributor tells a story based on the characters and scenes presented in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, and a beautifully illustrated story in four parts tells how the mansion came to be haunted in the first place!
Paul Jennings' Spookiest Stories
Paul Jennings - 2007
To celebrate 20 years of stories by Paul Jennings, Penguin has put together collections of his work. Hand-picked by Paul, each book contains 20 - 25 stories from the UnCollected series, Tongue-tied and the Super Diaries. Paul Jennings' Funniest Stories has already appealed to audiences, having sold over 40000 copies to date, Paul Jennings' Weirdest Stories has also been snapped up by readers, and Paul's Spookiest looks set to follow!
Greg Cox - 2007
. . and as night falls and evil rises, Johnny Blaze becomes his bounty hunter -- the Ghost Rider -- a flaming host of vengeance and twisted justice annihilating anything daring to escape from the depths of the abyss.Now charged with destroying Mephistopheles' greatest nemesis, Blackheart, Johnny Blaze's curse becomes his power, and perhaps his destiny. . . .
Jack's Magic Beans
Brian Keene - 2007
One moment, customers are happily shopping in the Save-A-Lot grocery store. The next instant, they are transformed into bloodthirsty psychotics, interested only in slaughtering one another and committing unimaginably atrocious and frenzied acts of violent depravity. Only Jack, Sammi, Angie and Marcel seem immune to the insanity that has infected the rest of the town. But can they stay alive long enough -- and trust each other long enough -- to unravel the secret of Jack's magic beans... Deadite Press is proud to bring one of Brian Keene's bleakest and most violent novellas back into print once more. This edition also includes four bonus short stories: "Without You", "I Am An Exit", "This Is Not An Exit", and "The King, in: YELLOW".
Welcome to Hell
Tom Piccirilli - 2007
Piccirilli lets you know from the start that writing is serious business, but at the same time, the book is full of his offbeat, scathing humor. ..".if anybody tells you that all you need is a lucky break, then tell them to shove off. Luck is about the worst thing that can happen in this biz, and it's no substitute for knowledge, experience, and skill." -Tom Piccirilli, from Welcome to Hell
The Kolchak Papers: The Original Novels
Jeff Rice - 2007
This spine-tingling novel of supernatural terror became an instant bestseller and served as the basis for the film of the same name, starring Darren McGavin and adapted by legendary Twilight Zone screenwriter Richard Matheson. After The Night Stalker became the one of the highest rated television movies of all time, a sequel, The Night Strangler, was released the following year to great acclaim. Now, after more than three decades out of print, Kolchak's creator Jeff Rice has released the original novels which sparked a television phenomenon! At last, The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler are together in one volume...
The Complete Ghost Stories of M.R. James, Volume 1
M.R. James - 2007
This volume contains 14 stories including such famous tales as: "Canon Alberic's Scrap Book", "The Mezzotint"; "Oh Whistle", "I'll Come to You, My Lad"; "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas"; and, "Casting the Runes". It also comes with original music by Leigh Odlin.
Fantazius Mallare: A Mysterious Oath
Ben Hecht - 2007
Rather than commit suicide, his doting madness dictates that he must revolt against all evidence of life that exists outside himself. He destroys all of his work and then seeks out a woman who will devote herself to his Omnipotence. What follows is a glorious trek into a horrifying enlightening insanity.
The Shadows, Kith and Kin
Joe R. Lansdale - 2007
Lansdale whips up yet another batch of stories to amaze, surprise, and entertain you.His new offering covers a lot of territory, producing what may be his best short story collection yet.One tale concerns an East Texas mule race in the early 1900s that proves to be an unexpected turning point and learning experience for the main character, a lifelong loser. It also chronicles the unusual circumstances of the race, which include a friendship between a rare white mule that can run like the wind, and his friend, a loyal, spotted pig.Another tale drops us into the disturbed mind of a mass murderer and his friendship with the shadows.Two others stories reintroduce us to the supernatural adventures of Reverend Rains, the flawed hero from Lansdale's cult favorite novel, Dead in the West. Here ghouls prowl and werewolves howl.There's a poetic collaboration with Melissa Mia Hall about the nature of loneliness and loss that echoes back to science fiction stories of an earlier time, as well as a famous, award winning novella reprinted here for the first time in several years about a clutch of unusual crime solvers.Read about a world where the dead almost rule, and venture into an alternate universe that is the background for perhaps the strangest tale of all, an adventure concerning an earnest and horny steam shovel named Bill, and his challenge to do the right thing at all costs.It's the usual wild and crowd pleasing display of what has become a subgenre of modern literature as only Joe R. Lansdale can present it: Tales Lansdalien.Welcome to his world.
Midnight in New England: Tales of the Strange and Mysterious
Scott Thomas - 2007
P. Lovecraft, this collection of original stories is set in 18th and 19th century New England--when restless spirits seemed to roam more freely. Not quite horror, not quite mystery, these dark yet spellbindingly eloquent tales hover on the edge, threatening at every page to plunge the characters into madness.
Best New Horror
Joe Hill - 2007
This short story was originally published in Joe Hill's collection 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS.Eddie Carroll is sick to death of editing the collection America's Best New Horror, sick of reading through second-rate stories in order to find the few "best new." But one afternoon he stumbles across a new story so remarkable that he soon embarks on a quixotic quest to find its author - a quest he may not live to regret.
J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 4
J. Sheridan Le Fanu - 2007
Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 4 is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.Contains the titles: Ghost Stories of Chapelizod The Drunkard’s Dream The Ghost and the Bonesetter The Mysterious Lodger
I Luv Halloween, #3
Keith Giffen - 2007
We won't completely spoil the surprise, but this volume inlcudes an alien invasion, defiled corpses, more lame candy, and some new, sick characters, including Kevin Kyle Kramer--a.k.a Triple K--and Monica, a charming thirteen-year-old who really REALLY hates dogs. This Halloween, you won't know what crazy is... "I Luv Halloween is pure filth.... I have never been utterly disgusted and insulted by a comic book." â"fanboyplanet.com
Untcigahunk: Stories and Myths of the Little Brothers
Rick Hautala - 2007
But the "untcigahunk" are no one's imagination. Hideous forest creatures who feed every five years on human flesh and now they are back. Only this time, there will be no escape for the young boy.This collections contains the novel Little Brothers with six short stories and three “myths".Dark Essentials Series: Volume 4, Book 2
Kolchak The Night Stalker: The Lovecraftian Horror
C.J. Henderson - 2007
Lovecraft's enduring world of gods and monsters! Kolchak has seen it all, from vampires and zombies to witches, ghosts and even the minions of Hell, itself. By rights, nothing should shake this indomitable reporter anymore. But, when he starts to follow the trail begun by the photographing of a strange sea creature, one more reminiscent of the creature from the black lagoon than a shark or tuna, he suddenly finds himself being drawn into a nightmare world so fantastic, so utterly alien and frighteningly dark that even his massive psychic defenses begin to crumble. For once, Kolchak isn't just following a story. This time, he's crossing the threshold into another reality. One which could possibly destroy both his mind, and the entire world!
Over The Darkening Fields
Scott Thomas - 2007
A Young woman explores the mysteries of death through the paintings of an enigmatic artist. A young couple discovers a restless antique doll in a cemetery. The charred bodies of homeless men appear in the snowy alleys of Boston. A strange mural with an appetite for bones haunts a deserted house. In the past... A woman roams the slums of London hoping to be Jack the Ripper's next victim. Night after night a man dreams of his lonely lover and her trip to a strange museum. Following a tragic accident, a widow orders the construction of a secret chamber with walls thick enough to muffle screams. In a strange city, long ago... Women are blinded at birth; this has been the law for 500 years. Now they can see, and they are coming back from the grave to take their revenge. A cryptographer struggles to solve the mystery that may save the living from the dead. 26 Stories From The author of Westermead and Cobwebs and Whispers.
Greg Stolze - 2007
Ignorance is no excuse for the cops and creeps and exterminators whose desires shaped the world. Knowledge is a little power, a dangerous thing, to the cross-dressers and risk-takers who understand enough to damage the world more to their liking. They all collude and collide on a driverless ride, each trying to be the one to break the secret heart of the world. But only one can claim the prize of being the cosmos' corrupt ward boss. Only one can be the Godwalker.
Pray for Death
Cash Pawley - 2007
Detective Steve Layton was assigned to the case and hunted this relentless attacker who lurked in the shadows of Asheville's darkest areas, with an agenda much greater than anyone could have imagined. The routine investigation became a personal manhunt for the Detective, when he found out his own personal ties to the psychopath. Eventually, he came to trust no one, and would stop at nothing to catch this sick and twisted individual! ** If you like any of the following Authors, then you will love this Novel: Stephenie Meyer, John Sandford, Elizabeth George, James Patterson, Lisa Scottoline, Susanna Moore or Sandra Brown. *** Be sure to watch for the Sequel to this book... "PRAY FOR MERCY" coming soon!
It Came from the Kitchen: Monstrously Delicious Celebrity Recipes from Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, & Assorted Aliens And Beyond!
Geoff Isaac - 2007
From Bela Lugosi's Cabbage Rolls to Ray Bradbury's Peach Kuchen, this book contains a treasure trove of favorite recipes from actors, writers, directors, special effects and makeup people past and present that will appeal to both new converts and old connoisseurs of the genres. Scattered throughout are quotes, trivia, bloopers, anecdotes and musings all related to film and television. What was Gene Barry having for breakfast just before a Martian spaceship crashed into his house in WAR OF THE WORLDS? What food was served aboard the ship in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY? What foods must one avoid in order to survive in a horror film? And just what does Jell-O have to do with special effects and spacemen? Whether you want to know more about your screen favorites or simply want to embellish you own table at Halloween, IT CAME FROM THE KITCHEN will provide culinary and cinematic treats for years to come.
Whispers in the Night
Brandon Massey - 2007
. . Quench your insatiable thirst for terror at a bar where the drinks are abominable and the patrons never leave. Relive the infamous, harrowing Middle Passage that brought millions of African slaves to America, but this time with a spellbinding twist. . .Lie Your Deepest Fears. . .From scenes of pulsating ecstasy to unspeakable tragedy, surrender yourself to a world inhabited by bizarre sex cults and violent gangs. Meet the malevolent entities that feed on human misery in the midst of a hurricane's wrath. Endure a sweltering summer on a swamp inhabited by mischievous spirits intent on possessing the most innocent within their slimy grasp. Submit to the tantalizing temptation and the irresistible pull of the unknown in eighteen stories that will illuminate the horrors within--and without. And whatever you do, don't turn off the lights. . ."Showcases the best in horror and suspense by noted African American writers." --"Library Journal "on "Dark Dreams""Funny. . .horrifying. . .the end is always unexpected. . .a book worth reading if you like looking over your shoulder or peering into dark corners." --"The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers "on "Voices from The Other Side: Dark Dreams II""Strong. . .a volume whose universal human themes will resonate with many readers." --"Publishers Weekly "on "Dark Dreams"
The Hollow Earth
Steven Savile - 2007
One such archaic tablet was stolen from the British museum and with it something from the deepest catacombs of the earth has been released. It has been whispered in occult circles that the tablet holds the secret to discovering the location of the Catamine Stair, the endless spiral that descends all the way into the hollow heart of the earth. Days later a demonic looking corpse is found crucified on the cupola of St Paul's Cathedral. Something has been let lose... Challinor and Millington, adventurers from the fabled Greyfriar's Club in old London Town, are hell bent on finding out the truth before it is too late . . . This is #6 in Bloodletting's chapbook series.
Rick R. Reed - 2007
Cass must venture out in it to hunt for her son, seven-year-old Max. Lightning strikes a tree near her and a branch to the head knocks her unconscious. When Cass awakens a couple days later, she sees into the deepest secrets of those around her. Worse, some teenage girls have gone missing, and Cass sees their grisly fates. The discovery opens the door to a whole new life. The police are suspicious. The press wants to make her a celebrity. And the killers are desperate to know how she found their carefully concealed grave. Cass finds an ally in Dani Westwood, a local reporter. The two women begin to probe into the disappearances/murders and start to forge a romance. When Cass's little boy, Max, disappears, Cass must race against the clock to find him...before it's too late. "Horror fiction's most original voice knows how to spin a tale that makes a reader double check the door locks and windows. It is at once smart and twisted." ~NY Times Bestselling Author Gregg Olsen "Rick R. Reed moves to the head of the graveyard with this bone-chilling story of a reluctant psychic, a pair of maniacal killers, and the slaughter of innocence. Fiendishly good!" ~Victor J. Banis, author of Come This Way
Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: At the Mountains of Madness
NOT A BOOK - 2007
There, the expedition meets tragedy and its survivors uncover cosmic horrors beyond all measure.Lovecraft considered At the Mountains of Madness to be his best and most ambitious story. One of his longest tales, this story languished for more than five years before it was first published in Astounding Stories magazine. Our old-time radio adaptation features a cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and a thrilling original musical score by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for The Call of Cthulhu). Sit down, dim the lights, fire up the wireless and enjoy 77 minutes of exciting Lovecraftian drama, suspense and cosmic horror.
Tales of Terror: The World's Most Terrifying Stories Presented by a Leading Icon of Fear
Boris Karloff - 2007
In 1943 - a good year for terrors both foreign and domestic - beloved acting great Boris Karloff released the stellar hardcover anthology, TALES OF TERROR. Selected and presented by the Master himself, this collection of vintage ghost stories and strange tales featured renowned writers of the weird such as Bram Stoker and Algernon Blackwood, and included the now-acknowledged classics, "Beast With Five Fingers," "The Damned Thing," and many others. Karloff's lengthy introductory essay, written with the elegance, wit and grace that were hallmarks of the man, expounds on his theory of "horror" and "terror," and provides revealing insights into the psychology and philosophy that he personally brought to the genre, both as anthologist and actor.
Peter A. Balaskas - 2007
Since 1966, Dr. Johann Wagner has guided his team of paranormal investigators and psychologists in solving supernatural crimes and unlocking the secrets of the human mind. But now a horror from his past has come back to destroy not only Wagner, but everything he has built. Wagner once used his paranormal powers to escape the horrors of the Holocaust, but can his aging mind and body stop the terror that has returned to claim him?