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House of Hollow

Seventeen year old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, something they can’t quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half moon scar at the base of their throats.

Iris has spent most of her teenage years trying to avoid the weirdness that sticks to her like tar. But when her eldest sister, Grey, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Iris learns just how weird her life can get: horned men start shadowing her, a corpse falls out of her sister’s ceiling, and ugly, impossible memories start to twist their way to the forefront of her mind.

As Iris retraces Grey’s last known footsteps and follows the increasingly bizarre trail of breadcrumbs she left behind, it becomes apparent that the only way to save her sister is to decipher the mystery of what happened to them as children.

The closer Iris gets to the truth, the closer she comes to understanding that the answer is dark and dangerous – and that Grey has been keeping a terrible secret from her for years.

The Drowning Kind

Be careful what you wish for.

When social worker Jax receives nine missed calls from her older sister, Lexie, she assumes that it’s just another one of her sister’s episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie has pushed Jax away for over a year. But the next day, Lexie is dead: drowned in the pool at their grandmother’s estate. When Jax arrives at the house to go through her sister’s things, she learns that Lexie was researching the history of their family and the property. And as she dives deeper into the research herself, she discovers that the land holds a far darker past than she could have ever imagined.

In 1929, thirty seven year old newlywed Ethel Monroe hopes desperately for a baby. In an effort to distract her, her husband whisks her away on a trip to Vermont, where a natural spring is showcased by the newest and most modern hotel in the Northeast. Once there, Ethel learns that the water is rud to grant wishes, never suspecting that the spring takes in equal measure to what it gives.

Blessed Monsters (Something Dark and Holy, #3)

The girl, the monster, the prince, the queen.

They broke the world.

And some things can never be undone.

In Emily A. Duncan’s Blessed Monsters, they must unite once to fight the dark chaos they've unleashed—but is it already too late?

The startling conclusion to the instant New York Times bestselling Something Dark and Holy trilogy.

The Mary Shelley Club

New York Times –bestselling author Goldy Moldavsky delivers a deliciously twisty YA thriller that's Scream meets Karen McManus about a mysterious club with an obsession for horror.

New girl Rachel Chavez is eager to make a fresh start at Manchester Prep. But as one of the few scholarship kids, Rachel struggles to fit in, and when she gets caught up in a prank gone awry, she ends up with enemies than friends.

To her surprise, however, the prank attracts the attention of the Mary Shelley Club, a secret club of students with one objective: come up with the scariest prank to orchestrate real fear. But as the pranks escalate, the competition turns cutthroat and takes on a life of its own.

When the tables are turned and someone targets the club itself, Rachel must track down the real life monster in their midst . even if it means finally confronting the dark secrets from her past.

Near the Bone

A woman trapped on a mountain attempts to survive than one kind of monster, in a dread inducing horror novel from the national bestselling author Christina Henry.

Mattie can't remember a time before she and William lived alone on a mountain together. She must never make him upset. But when Mattie discovers the mutilated body of a fox in the woods, she realizes that they're not alone after all.

There's something in the woods that wasn't there before, something that makes strange cries in the night, something with sharp teeth and claws.

When three strangers appear on the mountaintop looking for the creature in the woods, Mattie knows their presence will anger William. Terrible things happen when William is angry.

Whisper Down the Lane

Inspired by the McMartin preschool trials and the Satanic Panic of the ‘80s, the critically acclaimed author of The Remaking delivers another pulse pounding, true crime based horror novel.

Richard doesn’t have a past. For him, there is only the present: a new marriage to Tamara, a first chance at fatherhood to her son Elijah, and a quiet but pleasant life as an art teacher at Elijah’s elementary school in Danvers, Virginia. Then the body of a rabbit, ritualistically murdered, appears on the school grounds with a birthday card for Richard tucked beneath it. Richard doesn’t have a birthday—but Sean does .

Sean is a five year old boy who has just moved to Greenfield, Virginia, with his mother. Like most mothers of the 1980s, she’s worried about bills, childcare, putting food on the table . and an encroaching threat to American life that can take the face of anyone: a politician, a friendly neighbor, or even a teacher. When Sean’s school sends a letter to the parents revealing that Sean’s favorite teacher is under investigation, a white lie from Sean lights a fire that engulfs the entire nation—and Sean and his mother are left holding the match.

Now, thirty years later, someone is here to remind Richard that they remember what Sean did. And though Sean doesn’t exist any, someone needs to pay the price for his lies.

The Helm of Midnight (The Five Penalties, #1)

A legendary serial killer stalks the streets of a fantastical city in The Helm of Midnight, the stunning first novel in a new trilogy from acclaimed author Marina Lostetter.In a daring and deadly heist, thieves have made away with an artifact of terrible power the death mask of Louis Charbon. Made by a master craftsman, it is imbued with the spirit of a monster from history, a serial murderer who terrorized the city with a series of gruesome murders.

Now Charbon is loose once , killing from beyond the grave. But these murders are different from before, not simply random but the work of a deliberate mind probing for answers to a sinister question.

It is up to Krona Hirvath and her fellow Regulators to enter the mind of madness to stop this insatiable killer while facing the terrible truths left in his wake.

Mina and the Undead

New Orleans Fang Fest, 1995.
Mina’s having a summer to die for.

17 year old Mina, from England, arrives in New Orleans to visit her estranged sister, Libby. After growing up in Whitby, the town that inspired Dracula, Mina loves nothing than a creepy horror movie. She can't wait to explore the city's darkest secrets vampire tours, seedy bars, spooky cemeteries, disturbing local myths

And it gets even better when Mina lands a part time job at a horror movie mansion and meets Jared, Libby's gorgeous housemate, co worker and fellow horror enthusiast.

But the perfect summer bliss is broken when, while exploring the mansion, Mina stumbles upon the body of a girl with puncture marks on her neck, clutching a lock of hair that suspiciously resembles Libby's Someone is replicating New Orleans' most brutal supernatural killings. Mina must discover the truth and prove her sister's innocence before she becomes the victim of another myth.

Instinct

New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough dives headfirst into the world of thrillers with this explosive new tale! Welcome to Silvertown, Washington. Population 602 (for now).Despite its small size, the small mountain town is home to conspiracy theories than any other place in America. Officer Mary Whittaker is slowly acclimating to the daily weirdness of life here, but when the chief of police takes a leave of absence, she is left alone to confront a series of abnormal incidents—strange even by Silvertown standards.An “indoor kid” who abhors nature dies on a random midnight walkabout with no explanation.A hiker is found dead on a trail, smiling serenely after being mauled by a bear.A woman known for being a helicopter parent abandons her toddler twins without a second thought.It’s almost as if the townsfolk are losing their survival instinct, one by oneAs Whittaker digs deeper into her investigation, she uncovers a larger conspiracy with twists and turns than a mountain road, and danger around every corner. To save Silvertown, she must distinguish the truth from paranoia fueled lies before she ends up losing her own instinctsand her life!

Remedy

Cara's been sick all her life . but in this case the cause might be shocking than the cure. A creepy, ripped from the headlines thriller perfect for fans of true crime.

It's a mystery why is Cara so sick? It feels like she's been sick all her life . but she and her mom have never stayed in one place long enough for doctors to really understand what's happening to her. Now, at fourteen, Cara is tired of being tired, and sick of being sick. She's trying to get better . but it's only getting worse.

Unable to afford the care she needs, Cara's mom starts a Caring for Cara campaign online. The money starts pouring in. But something's not right to Cara. And the harder she looks, the less she understands.

From Eireann Corrigan, the spellbinding author of Creep and You Remind Me of You, Remedy is the gripping story of a girl solving the mystery of her own health . before it's too late.

Poison Priestess (Lady Slayers, #2)

Book 2 in the Lady Slayers series, about French murderess and fortune teller Catherine Monvoisin

In 17th century Paris, 19 year old Catherine Monvoisin is a well heeled jeweler’s wife with a peculiar taste for the arcane. She lives a comfortable life, far removed from a childhood of abject destitution—until her kind spendthrift of a husband lands them both in debt. Hell bent on avoiding a return to poverty, Catherine must rely on her prophetic visions and the grimoire gifted to her by a talented diviner to reinvent herself as a sorceress. With the help of the grifter Marie Bosse, Catherine divines fortunes in the IIle de la Citee—home to sorcerers and scoundrels.

There she encounters the Marquise de Montespan, a stunning noblewoman. When the Marquise becomes Louis XIV’s royal mistress with Catherine’s help, her ascension catapults Catherine to notoriety. Catherine takes easily to her glittering new life as the Sorceress La Voisin, pitting the depraved noblesse against one other to her advantage. The stakes soar ever higher when her path crosses with that of a young magician. A charged rivalry between sorceress and magician leads to Black Masses, tangled deceptions, and grisly murder—and sets Catherine on a collision course that threatens her own life.

Sixteen Horses

Sixteen horses dead. Each buried with a single eye facing the sun .

In the dying English seaside town of Ilmarsh, the heads of sixteen horses are found buried in circles, with only their eyes exposed to the light of the low winter sun. The local police call upon forensic veterinarian Cooper Allen to assist with this uniquely disturbing case.

In the weeks that follow, investigators uncover evidence of a chain of crimes in this community: disappearances, arson, and mutilations, all culminating in the reveal of something deadly lurking in the ground itself. And as the town panics, not everything in Ilmarsh is as it seems. Dark days follow, then Cooper finds herself working with local police detective Alec Nichols to uncover a frightening mystery.

A literary thriller from a stunning new talent, Sixteen Horses is about enduring guilt, trauma and punishment, set in a small seaside community the rest of the world has left behind.

Gideon Falls, Vol. 6: The End

The mind bending conclusion to the Eisner Award winning series by New York Times bestselling writer JEFF LEMIRE and artist ANDREA SORRENTINO (the creative team behind Green Arrow and Old Man Logan), with the talents of Eisner Award winning colorist DAVE STEWART (Hellboy)!

As all the universes of Gideon Falls finally converge, can the combined forces of this rag tag band of adventurers be enough to stop the Laughing Man and his limitless legions of evil?! Find out the answers to all your questions! This volume include loads of behind the scene extras from this ground breaking series.

Collects GIDEON FALLS #27.

Composite Creatures

In a society where self preservation is as much an art as a science, Norah and Arthur are learning how to co exist in their new little world. Though they hardly know each other, everything seems to be going perfectly—from the home they're building together to the ring on Norah's finger.

But survival in this world is a tricky thing, the air is thicker every day and illness creeps fast through the body. And the earth is becoming increasingly hostile to live in. Fortunately, Easton Grove is here for that in the form of a perfect little bundle to take home and harvest. You can live for as long as you keep it—or her—close.

Idols Fall (Iconoclasts, #3)

“AT LONG LAST, EVEN GODS WILL KNOW REGRET…”

Agnes Manteo now bears her father’s sentient Djao sword, along with a terrible revelation—the gods are charlatans, ancient sorcerers who draw their strength from the suffering of humanity. She and her Syraeic companions have but one duty: to track down those pretenders and end their reign of cruelty and lies, no matter the cost. To that end, the magical blade—mighty, single minded Szaa’da’shaela—won’t allow any wavering of their commitment.

But the empire is in turmoil with the sudden passing of its undying queen. Noble houses clash and threaten civil war, murderous barbarians mass on the frontier in preparation for a bloody invasion, and all feel the aching void left by the clergy, whose temples were devastated by a great fire. Can the kingdom survive should Agnes succeed in tearing away its very foundations?

And if she fails? What might sorcerers with nearly godlike powers do to exact their revenge?


Idols Fall
is the thrilling conclusion to the compelling Iconoclasts trilogy.

A Natural History of Transition

A Natural History of Transition is a collection of short stories that disrupts the notion that trans people can only have one transformation. Like the landscape studied over eons, change does not have an expiration date for these trans characters, who grow as tall as buildings, turn into mountains, unravel hometown mysteries, and give birth to cocoons. Portland based author Callum Angus infuses his work with a mix of alternative history, horror, and a reality heavily dosed with magic.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 5: The Biggest Bad

WHO WATCHES THE WATCHERS? Willow has returned to Sunnydale with a secret about Buffy and the Scooby Gang that’ll change everything you they ever that they knew! There’s just one problem Willow can’t share this secret just yet. But a countdown may have have started on Buffy’s time as a Slayer, as the rotten truth about the Watcher’s Council that binds Robin, Giles and the Slayer Before will be revealedstarting with a young Watcher named Wesley. Award winning writer Jordie Bellaire (Redlands) and Ramon Bachs (Marvel Rising, Star Wars: Rebellion) set the stage for the biggest Buffy story you’ve ever read with secrets and revelations and then secrets, of course that you never expected. Collects Buffy The Vampire Slayer #17 20.

The Night Library of Sternendach

Kunigunde is destined to become the next in a long line of Heller clan vampire hunters—but her soul is drawn to books, poetry, and the vampire Graf. Set in 1960s Europe, The Night Library of Sternendach is an unabashedly melodramatic opera in sonnets that weaves a sweeping, suspenseful tale readers won't be able to put down.

Such Pretty Things

A terrifying story of ghosts and grief, perfect for fans of Shirley Jackon's The Haunting of Hill House and Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, in award winning author Lisa Heathfield's first adult novel.

Clara and her younger brother Stephen are taken by their father to stay with their aunt and uncle in a remote house in the hills as their mother recovers from an accident. At first, they see it as a summer to explore. There's the train set in the basement, the walled garden with its secret graves and beyond it all the silent loch, steady and waiting.

Auntie has wanted them for so long—real children with hair to brush and arms to slip into the clothes made just for them. All those hours washing, polishing, preparing beds and pickling fruit and now Clara and Stephen are here, like a miracle, on her doorstep.

But the reality of two children—their noise, their mess, their casual cruelties–begins to overwhelm Auntie. The children begin to uncover things Auntie had thought left buried, and Clara can feel her brother slipping away from her. This hastily created new family finds itself falling apart, with terrifying consequences for them all.

Such Pretty Things is a deeply chilling and haunting story about the slow shattering nature of grief, displacement, jealousy and an overwhelming desire to love and be loved.

The Between

While landscaping his backyard, ever conscientious Paul Prentice discovers an iron door buried in the soil. His childhood friend and perpetual source of mischief, Jay Lightsey, pushes them to explore what's beneath.

When the door slams shut above them, Paul and Jay are trapped in a between worlds place of Escher like rooms and horror story monsters, all with a mysterious connection to a command line, dungeon explorer computer game from the early '80s called The Between.

Paul and Jay find themselves filling roles in a story that seems to play out over and over again. But in this world, where their roles warp their minds, the biggest threat to survival may not be the Koŝmaro, risen from the Between's depths to hunt them; the biggest danger may be each other.

Aliens: Infiltrator

The official prequel to the huge new Alien video game from Cold Iron Studios, as a Weyland Yutani scientist arrives at Pala Station and finds the researchers there courting disaster of the Xenomorph kind.

Dr. Timothy Hoenikker arrives on Pala Station, a Weyland Yutani facility. Lured there by the promise of alien artifacts, instead he finds a warped bureaucracy and staff of misfits testing the effects of Xenomorph bio materials on living creatures. Unbeknownst to the personnel, however, there is an infiltrator among them whose actions could spell disaster. Also on staff is Victor Rawlings, a former marine who gathers together other veterans to prepare for the worst. As the personnel receive a delivery of alien eggs, the experiments spin out of control, and only the former Colonial Marines can stand between the humans and certain death.

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The Hatak Witches

After a security guard is found dead and another wounded at the Children’s Museum of Science and History in Norman, Oklahoma, Detective Monique Blue Hawk and her partner Chris Pierson are summoned to investigate. They find no fingerprints, no footprints, and no obvious means to enter the locked building. Monique discovers that a portion of an ancient and deformed skeleton had also been stolen from the neglected museum archives. Her uncle, the spiritual leader Leroy Bear Red Ears, concludes that the stolen remains are those of Hatak haksi, a witch and the matriarch of the Crow family, a group of shape shifting Choctaws who plan to reestablish themselves as the powerful creatures they were when the tribe lived in Mississippi. Monique, Leroy, and Chris must stop the Crows, but to their dread, the entities have retreated to the dark and treacherous hollow in the center of Chalakwa Ranch. The murderous shape shifters believe the enormous wild hogs, poisonous snakes, and other creatures of the hollow might form an adequate defense for Hatak haksi. But what no one counts on is the unexpected appearance and power of the Old Ones who guard the lands of the Choctaw afterlife. Blending tribal beliefs and myths into a modern context, The Hatak Witches continues the storyline of Choctaw cosmology and cultural survival that are prominent in Devon A. Mihesuah’s award winning novel, The Roads of My Relations.  

Lonely Receiver

A Horror/Breakup Story in Five Parts

Catrin Vander, a lonely video producer, buys an Artificial Intelligence partner that’s meant to bond for life. After ten years together, her holographic wife suddenly disconnects without a warning. The breakup drives Catrin to the point of near insanity. She’s alone for the first time in years and reeling from a loss she can’t comprehend.

Set in the new future, drenched in pastels and sunshine, LONELY RECEIVER is a horror/breakup story in five parts. Written by Zac Thompson (UNDONE BY BLOOD, THE REPLACER, HER INFERNAL DESCENT, No One’s Rose, X Men) and illustrated in color by Jen Hickman (MOTH WHISPER, Test).

Hellblazer: Rise and Fall

At 12 years old, John Constantine and his friends try and fail to summon something. Truth be told, they have no idea what they re doing on the riverbed on the outskirts of town. They re just messing with what they ve been told not to mess with, and that s enough for John. Witness the adolescence of John Constantine, a rebellious and clueless kid who unwittingly unleashes a demon. A demon who haunts a nation 30 years later by selling the irredeemable one percent on a scam to get into heaven, one that causes evil men with angel wings to fall from the sky. Will John stop this demon from obtaining empires and ruining the world as we know it? Will he be happy to let a few rich bastards fall first, like a vindictive Robin Hood? Or will sacrifices need to be made?

The Silver Coin #1

Eisner winning artist MICHAEL WALSH (Star Wars, Black Hammer/Justice League) teams with an all star lineup of collaborators—CHIP ZDARSKY (STILLWATER), KELLY THOMPSON (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), ED BRISSON (Old Man Logan), and JEFF LEMIRE (GIDEON FALLS)—on a new horror anthology miniseries for mature readers. Each issue will tell a tale of terror in a shared supernatural world. The story starts in 1978 with a failing rock band whose fortune suddenly changes when they find the mysterious Silver Coin. Little do they know that fame comes with a cost, and a curse is always hungry.

Chopping Spree

Eden Hills, Minnesota is famous for one thing—its '80s inspired Fashion Mall. When high school junior, Penny, lands a job at one of its trendy stores, she notices her teen coworkers all wear a strange symbol they won’t explain. Suspicious but wanting to belong, she agrees to stay after closing for a party in the closed store. Her fun turns to terror when Penny discovers a mortally wounded boy and learns there is a killer loose in the mall. Soon the teens are running for their lives.

Will Penny discover the truth behind the mall cabal and survive to slay another day, or will she fall victim to the galleria of gore?

Book 27 in the Rewind or Die series: imagine your local movie rental store back in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, remember all those fantastic covers. Remember taking those movies home and watching in awe as the stories unfolded in nasty rainbows of gore, remember the atmosphere and textures. Remember the blood.

Shadow Service Vol. 1

Worried your partner is cheating? Need a missing person found? Gina Meyers is the Private Investigator for you. Sure, she’s a witch who worries that her powers make her of a monster than the crooks she’s trying to catch, but it’s not like London’s criminal underworld is literally going to hell… is it? Spy craft meets black magic in the shadowy world of MI666.

Collects Shadow Service issues #1 4.

The Silence That Binds

The world is cursed. A monstrous fog consumes and remakes all things infected with the black fog. A community of Seers push back against the curse. These seers are all women who have been orphaned. They live and train together in an ancient temple past the bone labyrinth. They perform elaborate and beautiful rituals to appease the ghosts of the world, and hold back the tide of the curse.

Their leader, Naomi, is missing.

Mazi, her adopted daughter, and her friend, Talia, embark on a dangerous quest to the center of an infected city, seeking out their lost mother. Without knowing it, they enact a deadly drama as old as time, where ghost hearts, curses, wicked prophets, and seers, all wrestle with the fabric of reality, itself.

Tales of Yog-Sothoth

Yog Sothoth, known as the Key and the Gate and a host of other names, is H.P. Lovecraft's most enduring creation after the Necronomicon and Great Cthulhu itself. An eldritch god that occupies all time and space, Yog Sothoth is most known for his role as the antagonist in The Dunwich Horror but has played a role in many other Cthulhu Mythos stories. Sometimes as a being invoked for spells, others as a monster trying to enter reality, and a few places as a giver of hidden wisdom.

TALES OF YOG SOTHOTH features several stories centered around the creepy deity and its monstrous intelligence. Featuring the work of several Neo Mythos authors who have already dabbled in the world of cosmic horror. C.T. Phipps (Cthulhu Armageddon), David Niall Wilson (The Call of Distant Shores), David Hambling (Harry Stubbs), Matthew Davenport (Andrew Doran), and David J. West (Let Sleeping Gods Lie).

Whether pulpy heroes punching evil cultists, robed assassins hunting unnatural monsters, or rednecks dealing with monsters in their back yard, you won't be disappointed with the results. This book is a follow up to TALES OF THE AL AZIF.

Proctor Valley Road #2

* August, Rylee, Cora Jennie are the prime suspects in the disappearance of the missing boys, but the authorities have no idea what monsters roam the Proctor Valley Road.

* As the town and even their families closes in on the girls, August makes a choice to visit that haunted road one last time.

* And even if she survives, an even greater threat may have its eyes on these four friends

Nocturnas. Historias vampíricas

Tras completar su trilogía Las Antiguas La perra de Alejandría (2003), Lobas de Tesalia (2015) y El amante germano (2018) , en la que Pilar Pedraza (Toledo, 1951) nos ofrece una visión inquietante de la Grecia y Roma milenarias avalada por su gran conocimiento del mundo clásico, la autora regresa al formato de la narración breve. Nocturnas. Historias vampíricas reúne quince relatos que nos enfrentan a la tragedia y la fatalidad que arrastran los no muertos marcados por su penosa condición.

Protagonizadas todas ellas por mujeres «nocturnas», estas historias proponen diferentes interpretaciones del vampirismo, desde la versión más clásica a la sublimación simbólica del mito universal.

Así, el lector encontrará en este volumen relatos como 'El dhampiro', donde un cazavampiros de raza gitana se ve obligado a «redimir» a su propia esposa y prima; 'Rubí, la gulí', que narra la aparición de una gul oculta en una excavación arqueológica de una catedral; 'Madame guillotine, fantasía en tres actos', dedicada a Alexandre Dumas, que nos describe la ejecución y avatares postmortem de una feminista guillotinada por la Revolución Francesa; 'La voivodina rehén', donde conoceremos el triste destino de una doncella transilvana cautiva en el harén de un sultán otomano y cómo se vengó de él; o 'Pobres zombis', en el que Pedraza nos relata de un modo desenfadado el encuentro fortuito de la protagonista con una gulí en plena pandemia del coronavirus.

Abbott: 1973 #4

Elena has assembled a force of unlikely allies to mount an important rescue mission but with vengeful gangsters and the deadly Umbra closing in, this is a fight they may not be able to win.

* The secret to victory may lie with one of Elena's old friends and the dark truth behind the Umbra's return.

Death House

Nature is a haunted house but Art is a house that tries to be haunted.
Emily Dickinson

You know the house. The one at the end of the road down the long driveway that seems to have a permanent shadow hanging over its head. One that sends shivers up the spines of people who pass as they quicken their pace and bow their head in the hopes nothing will happen to them. The one that is the gossip of the water cooler, yet no one really knows why.

In Death House, several talented authors take us on a journey through the houses they see in their nightmares. Ones that contain all manner of haunts, horror, death and destructions. Houses that may not simply be plucked from the imagination, but may in fact exist in reality.

Be wary of the house whose door you step through.
You can never be sure what is on the other side.

Nightmare Magazine, Issue 104 (May 2021)

NIGHTMARE is a digital horror and dark fantasy magazine. In NIGHTMARE's pages, you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror.

Welcome to issue one hundred and four of NIGHTMARE! We have original short fiction from Tim Waggoner (Negative Space) and Maria Dong (The Cabbit). Our Horror Lab originals include a flash story (Getting Control of Your Life in Five Easy Steps) from P H Lee and a poem (Julia, Forever) from Eugie Foster. We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, The H Word, plus author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with two professors trying to organize the world's largest horror archives.

Later

#1 bestselling author Stephen King returns with a brand new novel about the secrets we keep buried and the cost of unearthing them.

The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.

Later is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King's classic novel IT, Later is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.

Down Comes the Night

He saw the darkness in her magic. She saw the magic in his darkness.

Wren Southerland’s reckless use of magic has cost her everything: she’s been dismissed from the Queen’s Guard and separated from her best friend—the girl she loves. So when a letter arrives from a reclusive lord, asking Wren to come to his estate, Colwick Hall, to cure his servant from a mysterious illness, she seizes her chance to redeem herself.

The mansion is crumbling, icy winds haunt the caved in halls, and her eccentric host forbids her from leaving her room after dark. Worse, Wren’s patient isn’t a servant at all but Hal Cavendish, the infamous Reaper of Vesria and her kingdom’s sworn enemy. Hal also came to Colwick Hall for redemption, but the secrets in the estate may lead to both of their deaths.

With sinister forces at work, Wren and Hal realize they’ll have to join together if they have any hope of saving their kingdoms. But as Wren circles closer to the nefarious truth behind Hal’s illness, they realize they have no escape from the monsters within the mansion. All they have is each other, and a startling desire that could be their downfall.

Allison Saft’s Down Comes the Night is a snow drenched romantic fantasy that keeps you racing through the pages long into the night.

Love makes monsters of us all.

Bridge of Souls (Cassidy Blake, #3)

Where there are ghosts, Cassidy Blake follows unless it's the other way around?

Cass thinks she might have this ghost hunting thing down. After all, she and her ghost best friend, Jacob, have survived two haunted cities while travelling for her parents' TV show.

But nothing can prepare Cass for New Orleans, which wears all of its hauntings on its sleeve. In a city of ghost tours and tombs, raucous music and all kinds of magic, Cass could get lost in all the colourful, grisly local legends. And the city's biggest surprise is a foe Cass never expected to face: a servant of Death itself.

Cass takes on her most dangerous challenge yet

The Last House on Needless Street

This is the story of a serial killer. A stolen child. Revenge. Death. And an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street.

All these things are true. And yet they are all lies

You think you know what's inside the last house on Needless Street. You think you've read this story before. That's where you're wrong.

In the dark forest at the end of Needless Street, lies something buried. But it's not what you think

Our Last Echoes

Kara Thomas meets Twin Peaks in this supernatural thriller about one girl's hunt for the truth about her mother's disappearance.

Sophia's first memory is of drowning. She remembers the darkness of the water and the briny taste as it fills her throat. She remembers the cold shock of going under. She remembers her mother pulling her to safety before disappearing forever. But Sophia has never been in the ocean. And her mother died years ago in a hospital. Or so she has been told her whole life.

A series of clues have led Sophia to the island of Bitter Rock, Alaska, where she talked her way into a summer internship at the Landon Avian Research Center, the same center her mother worked at right before she died. There, she meets the disarmingly clever Liam, whose own mother runs the LARC, as well as Abby, who's following a mystery of her own: a series of unexplained disappearances. People have been vanishing from Bitter Rock for decades, leaving only their ghostly echoes behind. When it looks like their two mysteries might be one and the same, Sophia vows to dig up the truth, no matter how many lies she has to tell along the way. Even if it leads her to a truth she may not want to face.

Our Last Echoes is an eerie collection of found documents and written confessionals, in the style of Rules for Vanishing, with supernatural twists that keep you questioning what is true and what is an illusion.

All the Murmuring Bones

Long ago Miren O'Malley's family prospered due to a deal struck with the Mer: safety for their ships in return for a child of each generation. But for many years the family have been unable to keep their side of the bargain and have fallen into decline. Miren's grandmother is determined to restore their glory, even at the price of Miren's freedom.

A spellbinding tale of dark family secrets, magic and witches, and creatures of myth and the sea; of strong women and the men who seek to control them.

The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories

Ghost stories tap into our most primal emotions as they encourage us to confront the timeless question: What comes after death? Here, in tales that are by turn scary, funny, philosophic, and touching, you'll find that question sharpened, split, reconsidered and met with a multitude of answers.

A spirit who is fated to spend eternity reliving the exact moment she lost her chance at love, ghostly trees that haunt the occupant of a wooden house, specters that snatch anyone who steps into the shadows, and parakeets that serve as mouthpieces for the dead: these are just a few of the characters in this extraordinary compendium of one hundred ghost stories. Kevin Brockmeier's fiction has always explored the space between the fantastical and the everyday with profundity and poignancy. As in his previous books, The Ghost Variations discovers new ways of looking at who we are and what matters to us, exploring how mysterious, sad, strange, and comical it is to be alive or, as it happens, not to be.

Down World

As the site of a former military base, there have always been rumors that East Township High School was the site of experiments with space and time. For years, students have whispered in the hallways of a doorway created within the school, one that can access multiple timelines and realities, a place known as the Down World.

As the new kid in school and still reeling from the unexplained death of her brother Robbie, Marina O'Connell is only interested in one thing: leaving the past behind. But a chance encounter with handsome Brady Picelli changes everything. He will lead Marina to a startling discovery. The Down World is real and the past, present, and future are falling out of balance.

Brady is determined to help Marina discover what really happened to her brother. However, what is taken from one world, must be repaid by another. And Marina is about to discover that even a realm of infinite possibilities has rules that must be obeyed.

Dead Space

An investigator must solve a brutal murder on a claustrophobic space station in this tense science fiction thriller from the author of Salvation Day.Hester Marley used to have a plan for her life. But when a catastrophic attack left her injured, indebted, and stranded far from home, she was forced to take a dead end security job with a powerful mining company in the asteroid belt. Now she spends her days investigating petty crimes to help her employer maximize its profits. She's surprised to hear from an old friend and fellow victim of the terrorist attack that ruined her life—and that surprise quickly turns to suspicion when he claims to have discovered something shocking about their shared history and the tragedy that neither of them can leave behind.Before Hester can learn , her friend is violently murdered at a remote asteroid mine. Hester joins the investigation to find the truth, both about her friend's death and the information he believed he had uncovered. But catching a killer is only the beginning of Hester's worries, and she soon realizes that everything she learns about her friend, his fellow miners, and the outpost they call home brings her closer to revealing secrets that very powerful and very dangerous people would rather keep hidden in the depths of space.

Creatures of Passage

With echoes of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Yejidé’s novel explores a forgotten quadrant of Washington, DC, and the ghosts that haunt it.

Nephthys Kinwell is a taxi driver of sorts in Washington, DC, ferrying ill fated passengers in a haunted car: a 1967 Plymouth Belvedere with a ghost in the trunk. Endless rides and alcohol help her manage her grief over the death of her twin brother, Osiris, who was murdered and dumped in the Anacostia River.

Unknown to Nephthys when the novel opens in 1977, her estranged great nephew, ten year old Dash, is finding himself drawn to the banks of that very same river. It is there that Dash reeling from having witnessed an act of molestation at his school, but still questioning what and who he saw has charmed conversations with a mysterious figure he calls the River Man, who somehow appears each time he goes there.

When Dash arrives unexpectedly at Nephthys's door one day bearing a cryptic note about his unusual conversations with the River Man, Nephthys must face both the family she abandoned and what frightens her most when she looks in the mirror.

Creatures of Passage beautifully threads together the stories of Nephthys, Dash, and others both living and dead. Morowa Yejidé's deeply captivating novel shows us an unseen Washington filled with otherworldly landscapes, flawed super humans, and reluctant ghosts, and brings together a community intent on saving one young boy in order to reclaim themselves.

Skyward Inn

Skyward Inn, within the high walls of the Western Protectorate, is a place of safety, where people come together to tell stories of the time before the war with Qita. But safety from what?

Qita surrendered without complaint when Earth invaded; Innkeepers Jem and Isley, veterans from either side, have regrets but few scars. Their peace is disturbed when a visitor known to Isley comes to the Inn asking for help, bringing reminders of an unnerving past and triggering an uncertain future.

Did humanity really win the war?

A thoughtful, literary novel about conflict, identity and community; a fresh new perspective in speculative fiction from critically acclaimed writer Aliya Whiteley. Jamaica Inn by way of Jeff Vandermeer, Ursula Le Guin, Angela Carter and Michel Faber, Skyward Inn is a beautiful story of belonging, identity and regret.

Asylum

Like all children living at Rose Hill Asylum, Kyle Hampton wanted freedom from the abusive staff and violent residents. When at nine he was adopted into a loving family, he left his younger brother behind and didn't look back. Twenty eight years later, his choices have returned to haunt him.

Now a family man, Kyle has hidden his true childhood from his wife, only to stir up the past when, as a lark, he revisits the underground tunnels and the abandoned asylum with a friend. A dark figure wants revenge and emerges ready to destroy Kyle and everyone he loves. But Kyle isn't going down without a fight—he's played in the shadows before.

Will his childhood, rooted in terror, be what saves him?

Burning Girls and Other Stories

A Most Anticipated in 2021 Pick for The Independent Buzzfeed The Nerd Daily
When we came to America, we brought anger and socialism and hunger. We also brought our demons.


In Burning Girls and Other Stories, Veronica Schanoes crosses borders and genres with stories of fierce women at the margins of society burning their way toward the center. This debut collection introduces readers to a fantasist in the vein of Karen Russell and Kelly Link, with a voice all her own.

Emma Goldman yes, that Emma Goldman takes tea with the Baba Yaga and truths unfold inside of exquisitely crafted lies. In Among the Thorns, a young woman in seventeenth century Germany is intent on avenging the brutal murder of her peddler father, but discovers that vengeance may consume all that it touches. In the showstopping, awards finalist title story, Burning Girls, Schanoes invests the immigrant narrative with a fearsome fairytale quality that tells a story about America we may not want but need to hear.

Dreamy, dangerous, and precise, with the weight of the very oldest tales we tell, Burning Girls and Other Stories introduces a writer pushing the boundaries of both fantasy and contemporary fiction.

With a foreword by Jane Yolen

Goddess of Filth

“Five of us sat in a circle doing our best to emulate the girls in The Craft, hoping to unleash some power to take us all away from our home to the place of our dreams. But we weren’t witches. We were five Chicanas living in San Antonio, Texas, one year out of high school.”

One hot summer night, best friends Lourdes, Fernanda, Ana, Perla, and Pauline hold a séance. It’s all fun and games at first, but their tipsy laughter turns to terror when the flames burn straight through their prayer candles and Fernanda starts crawling toward her friends and chanting in Nahuatl, the language of their Aztec ancestors.

Over the next few weeks, shy, modest Fernanda starts acting strangely—smearing herself in black makeup, shredding her hands on rose thorns, sucking sin out of the mouths of the guilty. The local priest is convinced it's a demon, but Lourdes begins to suspect it’s something else—something far ancient and powerful.

As Father Moreno's obsession with Fernanda grows, Lourdes enlists the help of her “bruja Craft crew” and a professor, Dr. Camacho, to understand what is happening to her friend in this unholy tale of possession gone right.

The Second Bell

In a world which believes her to be a monster, a young striga fights to harness the power of her second heart, while her mother sacrifices everything to stop her

In an isolated mountain community, sometimes a child is born with two hearts. This child is called a striga and is considered a demon who must be abandoned on the edge of the forest. The child's mother must then decide to leave with her infant, or stay and try to forget.

Nineteen year old striga, Salka, and her mother, Miriat, made the choice to leave and live a life of deprivation and squalor in an isolated village. The striga tribe share the human belief that to follow the impulses of their other hearts is dangerous, inviting unspoken horrors and bringing ruin onto them all.

Salka, a headstrong and independent young woman, finds herself in a life threatening situation that forces her to explore the depths of her true nature and test the bonds between mother and child

Orakel

Op een mistige winterochtend zien Luca Wolf en Emma Reich een achttiende eeuws zeilschip in een bollenveld bij de duinen liggen. Orakel, staat er op de achtersteven. Het ligt er, in alle opzichten, verkeerd. Emma kan haar nieuwsgierigheid niet bedwingen en gaat het luik op het hellende dek binnen. Niemand ziet haar ooit nog terug. Luca blijft verbijsterd achter: hij wilde haar wel achterna gaan, maar iets hield hem tegen. De uitdrukking op haar gezicht toen ze door het luik ging, heeft hem bang gemaakt

Niet veel later zijn er elf mensen verdwenen, worden Luca en zijn moeder afgesloten van de wereld vastgehouden in een beveiligde instelling en staan de geheime diensten voor een raadsel. Alles moet uit de kast worden getrokken om een mediastorm te voorkomen. Maar als men graaft in een ver verleden om het mysterie van de Orakel te ontrafelen, ontdekt men dat het schip een voorbode is van iets onheilspellends. Iets dat ons aller toekomst op het spel zet.

Redder Days

Twins Anna and Adam live in an abandoned commune in a volatile landscape where they prepare for the world ending event they believe is imminent. Adam keeps watch by day, Anna by night. They meet at dawn and dusk.Their only companion is Koan, the commune's former leader, who still exerts a malignant control over their daily rituals. But when one of the previous inhabitants returns, everything Anna and Adam thought they knew to be true is thrown into question.Dazzling, unsettling and incredibly moving, Redder Days is a stunning exploration of the consequences of corrupted power, the emotional impact of abandonment, and the endurance of humanity in the most desperate of situations.'So immense and beautiful, it's both gorgeously composed and an addictive page turner. Sue Rainsford is an extraordinary writer' DONAL RYAN'Unnervingly, thrillingly strange . a masterpiece of literary horror' CAL FLYN'Lyrical, hypnotic and provocative, I devoured Redder Days in a single, slightly furious sitting and have been haunted by it ever since' JAN CARSON

Dark Lullaby

For fans of Black Mirror and The Handmaid's Tale, in Dark Lullaby a mother desperately tries to keep her family together in a society where parenting standards are strictly monitored.

When Kit decides to have a child, she thinks she's prepared. She knows how demanding Induction is. She's seen children Extracted. But in a society where parenting is strictly monitored under the watchful gaze of OSIP (The Office of Standards in Parenting), she is forced to ask herself how far she will go to keep her family together.

Night Rooms

“In a horror movie, an infected character may hide a bite or rash, an urge, an unwellness. She might withdraw or act out, or behave as if nothing is the matter, nothing has happened. Any course of action opposite saying how she feels suggests suffering privately is preferable to the anticipated betrayal of being cast out.”

Night Rooms is a poetic, intimate collection of personal essays that weaves together fragmented images from horror films and cultural tropes to meditate on anxiety and depression, suicide, body image, identity, grief, and survival.

Whether competing in shopping mall beauty pageants, reflecting on childhood monsters and ballet lessons, or recounting dark cultural ephemera while facing grief and authenticity in the digital age, Gina Nutt’s shifting style echoes the sub genres that Night Rooms highlights—spirit haunted slow burns, possession tales, slashers, and revenge films with a feminist bent.

Refracting life through the lens of horror films, Night Rooms masterfully leaps between reality and movies, past and present—because the “final girl’s” story is ultimately a survival story told another way.

A Growing Need to Die: And Other Modern Nightmares (Never Sleep Again: Best Creepy Tales)

A dangerous wave of madness is sweeping across a city. A young girl becomes the conduit for a haunted house. An abandoned theater is the gateway to a darker world.

Do you believe in ghosts? You will. This collection of the best stories from award winning NoSleep horror author Kyle Harrison will have you questioning your sanity while you keep the light on reading page after page.

Bright World (The Hazards of Love #1)

The Hazards of Love follows the story of a queer teen from Queens who makes some mistakes, gets dragged into a fantastical place, and tries to hustle their way back home.Amparo's deal with the talking cat was simple: a drop of blood and Amparo's name to become a better person. Their mother and abuela would never worry about them again, and they'd finally be worthy of dating straight A student Iolanthe. But when the cat steals their body, becoming the better person they were promised, Amparo's spirit is imprisoned in a land of terrifying, flesh hungry creatures known as Bright World. With cruel and manipulative masters and a society that feeds on memories, Amparo must use their cleverness to escape, without turning into a monster like the rest. On the other side, Iolanthe begins to suspect the new Amparo has a secret, and after the cat in disguise vanishes, she's left searching for answers with a no nonsense medium from the lesbian mafia and the only person who might know the truth about Bright World.

The Follower

A YA thriller, based on a still unfolding true story  Instagram famous triplets Cecily, Amber, and Rudy—the children of home renovation superstars—are ready for a perfect summer. They’ve just moved into the site of their parents’ latest renovation project when they begin to receive chilling messages from someone called The Follower. It soon becomes clear that this anonymous threat is than a simple Internet troll, and he can’t wait to shatter the Cole family’s perfect veneer and take back what’s his.

Stillwater by Zdarsky & Perez, Vol. 1

Nobody dies.

In the town of Stillwater, that's not just a promise.

It's a threat.

Join superstar writer CHIP ZDARSKY (DAREDEVIL, THE WHITE TREES) and Eisner Award winning artist RAMON PEREZ (TALES OF SAND, JANE) as they dive into a world of horror and intrigue in this new Skybound original series.

Collects STILLWATER #1 6.

Rogue Planet

Rogue Planet is an old fashioned throwback to wild science fiction sagas of yesteryear, punctuated with unbridled storytelling and bold, imaginative artwork. — SyFy WireRogue Planet is a twisting descent into cosmic horror from an all star creative team including the writer of the runaway hit The Sixth Gun and the artist of Doctor Strange!Salvage vessel Cortes tracks the Lonely Orphan, a planet with no star system to call its own. Somewhere on this hostile rock is a payload fit for a king. To attain it, though, the crew of the Cortes must brave razor rock, poisonous vapors, treacherous footing, and… the most mind numbing horrors imaginable. Struggling to stay alive, they are beset at every turn by horrors from their own nightmares. Now, they have discovered that they are not alone on the planet, and the other inhabitants welcome them… as sacrifices to an elder god.Stranded on a vicious, murderous, seemingly intelligent planet, the crew of the Cortes must reevaluate what it truly means to survive, and what they are willing to do in order to spare their own lives. 

Your Turn to Suffer

Lorelai Palumbo is harassed by a sinister group calling themselves The Cabal. They accuse her of having committed unspeakable crimes in the past, and now she must pay. The Cabal begins taking her life apart one piece at a time – her job, her health, the people she loves – and she must try to figure out what The Cabal thinks she’s done if she’s to have any hope of answering their charges and salvaging her life.

Domy i inne duchy

W miasteczku, w którym mgły jest więcej niż życia, ciągle znikają dzieci. Ekscentryczna pracownica kina dokonuje na porannej zmianie makabrycznego odkrycia. Dom stojący nad przepaścią wywołuje w ludziach obłęd. Dręczony kryzysem twórczym autor horrorów osiedla się na wsi i żeni z kobietą, która szybko odkrywa przed nim swoją mroczną stronę. Te i wiele innych niepokojących historii kryje się na kartach tego przesiąkniętego grozą zbioru.

,,Domy i inne duchy to dziesięć opowieści otwierających w głowie małe drzwi, o których istnieniu wolelibyśmy nie mieć pojęcia

A Broken Darkness (Beneath the Rising, #2)

The highly anticipated sequel to Beneath the Rising, which was named one best science fiction and fantasy books of the year by The Washington Post.

It’s been a year and a half since the Anomaly, when They tried to force their way into the world from the shapeless void. Nick Prasad is piecing his life together, and has joined the secretive Ssarati Society to help monitor threats to humanity – including his former friend Johnny.

Right on cue, the unveiling of Johnny’s latest experiment sees portals opened to Them, leaving her protesting her innocence even as the two of them are thrown together to fight the darkness once …

Nocterra #1

“FULL THROTTLE DARK,” Part One
Ten years after the world is plunged into an everlasting night that turns all living creatures into monstrous shades, the only way to survive is to stay close to artificial light. Enter Valentina “Val” Riggs, a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along deadly unlit roads with her heavily illuminated eighteen wheeler.

This March, legendary creators SCOTT SNYDER (Dark Knights: Death Metal, WYTCHES) and TONY S. DANIEL (Batman, Deathstroke) unveil horrors beyond any shade in this extra sized first issue.

I Would Haunt You If I Could


I would haunt you


The debut short story collection from Seán Padraic Birnie does indeed haunt. Sown with seeds of sorrow and grief, and imbued with disquieting bodily horrors, the tales in I Would Haunt You If I Could are the product of an uncanny and febrile imagination. Birnie's writing balances on the knife's edge of the horror and literary divide. Stories that cut and bleed. Stories that linger and haunt.

if I could.

A History of the Vampire in Popular Culture: Love at First Bite

Our enduring love of vampires the bad boys (and girls) of paranormal fantasy has persisted for centuries. Despite being bloodthirsty, heartless killers, vampire stories commonly carry erotic overtones that are missing from other paranormal or horror stories.Even when monstrous teeth are sinking into pale, helpless throats especially then vampires are sexy. But why? In A History Of The Vampire In Popular Culture, author Violet Fenn takes the reader through the history of vampires in 'fact' and fiction, their origins in mythology and literature and their enduring appeal on tv and film. We'll delve into the sexuality and sexism of vampire lore, as well as how modern audiences still hunger for a pair of sharp fangs in the middle of the night.

Monster Blood Is Back (Goosebumps SlappyWorld, #13)

This is Slappy's world you only scream in it!

Sascha Nelson and her best friend Nicole Miller love to cook! After school, they spend their time concocting new dishes in the kitchen. So when their favorite TV show Kids Big Chef Food Fights comes to their school for a special competition, they're ecstatic! But with school cheaters Ashli and Diggs also in the show, things don't seem as fun any. When Sascha and Nicole buy a mysterious can called Monster Blood is Back, they use it to get back at Ashli and Diggs. But as the Monster Blood grows and grows, can the two get the slime under control or will it swallow up the competition?

The Neighbor

Claire Vogel is a recently divorced mother of four girls and a successful counselor living in a planned and prestigious community. She knows all her neighbors, and they know her. But Claire has a secret. To cope with hidden, deep rooted pain, she often participates in risky, reckless behavior.

When the mysterious Steel Nolan moves in next door to Claire, their flirtation quickly develops into a deeper attraction. But soon after, Claire and her children contend with sleepwalking, shadow men, and disembodied voices.

As Claire begins to remember childhood memories and learns about her new neighbor's past, her concern for her children's safety grows. Is Steel Nolan the man of her dreams … or the stuff of nightmares?

Terrifying and disturbing, The Neighbor explores the thrill of danger, the depths of evil, and the dark and sinister elements that can haunt us for a lifetime.

Nailbiter, Vol. 8: Horror in the Sun

JOSHUA WILLIAMSON MIKE HENDERSON'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIT HORROR SERIES CONTINUES!

The Nailbiter's secrets turned a fun game from High School into a deadly war between serial killers! His daughter, Sheriff Crane and Agent Finch must return to the destroyed Buckaroo to find the horrific Mastermind behind the bloodshed before it spreads!

Collects NAILBITER RETURNS #6 10

Shadecraft #1

Zadie Lu is afraid of her own shadow. She’s a teenager, so she REALLY should have grown out of it by now, right? But something weird is happening in her small town. Zadie could swear the shadows are coming to life. Watching her. Trying to KILL her. But how do you fight something you can’t even touch? And how does all of this tie into her FAMILY, of all things?

From the creative team that brought you the Eisner nominated SKYWARD, writer JOE HENDERSON (showrunner of Netflix’s Lucifer) and artist LEE GARBETT (Captain Marvel). Join Zadie Lu as she ventures into the shadows to face her fears and discovers a legacy she never knew she had.

Vampire: The Masquerade Volume 1

Immerse yourself in the hit comic series based in the world of the international best selling tabletop role playing game, Vampire: The Masquerade!

When Cecily Bain, an enforcer for the Twin Cities' vampiric elite, takes a mysterious new vampire under her wing, she's dragged into an insidious conspiracy.

Will she be able to escape with her unlife and protect her aging, Alzheimer's afflicted sister, or will she be yet another pawn sacrificed to maintain the age old secret: that vampires exist among the living.

Proctor Valley Road #1

Perfect for fans of Paper Girls and Die, visionary writer Grant Morrison (Klaus), Alex Child (BBC's Holby City) and Naomi Franquiz (Tales from Harrow County) present a chilling new horror series about the mysterious monsters that haunt Proctor Valley Road and the four misfit teenagers who must stop them.

August, Rylee, Cora Jennie have organized a Spook Tour with their classmates on the most haunted, demon infested stretch of road in America to fund attending the concert of their dreams.

When their visit turns deadly, these four friends race to rescue the missing students before the town tears them limb from limb.

Now they must slay the evils roaming Proctor Valley Road along with the monsters lurking in the hearts of 1970s America.

Rosie Shadow

Whatcha crying for, sissy? Why don’t you grow a pair?’ Rosie says to her mother…‘Send me to school and I’ll rip off your arm! Beat you with the stump.’

Abandoned by her terrorised mother at the age of six, Rosie Shadow will do anything to win the affection of her father Archie, an undead cannibal in charge of Her Majesty’s Prison Shortbury, now operating as a visitor attraction.

Clare is sent reeling into Archie’s arms with the grief of losing her boyfriend in a mysterious car accident when he collides with an ancient yew tree.

The secrets in the Medieval dungeon beneath the prison are under threat when Clare becomes suspicious of Archie’s true identity and his progeny.

Rosie Shadow is Book I in The Black Tongue Series.

Cardinal Rules

The end of May approaches, and college is done for the spring semester. Professors prepare for their summer courses while students go home to their families for a much needed break. Everybody except for DJ, who decides to stay behind and reflect on his damaged history with his abusive father and the recent loss of his mother. It wasn't until his very close friend Aurora invites him to go with her for a getaway at her hometown's gay pride party to live it up for the weekend. With reluctance towards the LGBTQ+ community, he decides to go. He invites his sister, Sierra, along with her friends, Greg and Justin to join them for a fun filled weekend that they would never forget.

At first, DJ has a great time making new friends and getting involved with a community that he was apprehensive about being a part of since he began living fully as his authentic self. His adventures were quickly soiled by a stalker lurking around to torment him. It's not just any old stalker.

It's a cardinal!

One by one, patrons go missing at the hands of the deranged killer. Can DJ save himself and his acquaintances before the masked cardinal takes their lives? Will this pride be canceled from all of the mysterious murders?

Cardinal Rules is a twist between '80s and '90s slasher horror and the LGBTQ+ community, filled with blood, gore, and a little glitter. It's time to put pride back in murder!

Specter Inspectors #2

After encountering a real (after) life demon while looking for ghosts in the most haunted town in America, Noa, Ko, Gus, and Astrid are on the hunt for this particular devil's true name, to try and free Astrid from its demonic influence.

But they might just uncover about the dark truth about idyllic Cape Grace, and the secrets surrounding its famous founding Mayor while they're at it

Abbott: 1973 #3

The dark forces terrorizing Detroit have struck Elena Abbott where it hurts most and she's going to strike back.

But even after pulling together an uneasy alliance with the last people she expected, Abbott is about to learn her enemies are one step ahead of her

and it might cost Abbott the person she loves most.

Killer Scarecrow

The old, dead oak tree in Benny Billings’ front yard had been irrationally feared for years because of its rud, haunted history which makes it the perfect place to showcase his latest D.I.Y. Halloween projectan ominous scarecrow decoration. However, tragedy strikes that evening, leaving many victims of emotional distress, remorse, and death.

More than a year has now passed, and as the people who were there that night continue to cope with its horrific events, the scarecrow who remains in front of the tree, serving as a selfish and morbid memorial comes alive. Is there someone who has an evil and deadly agenda stalking the neighborhood during the cold nights? Or is there truth to the rud “haunted grounds” in which the scarecrow now stands? As the bodies begin to pile up, the shocking and horrifying truth will be revealed.

The Dark Magazine, Issue 70: March 2021

Each month The Dark brings you the best in dark fantasy and horror! Selected by award winning editor Sean Wallace and published by Prime Books, this issue includes four all new stories:

“Where We Will Go On Together” by J.S. Breukelaar
“Little Doors” by Clara Madrigano
“A Cold Yesterday in Late July” by David Tallerman
“Immortelle” by Jelena Dunato

Nightmare Magazine, Issue 103 (April 2021)

NIGHTMARE is a digital horror and dark fantasy magazine. In NIGHTMARE's pages, you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror. Welcome to issue one hundred and three of NIGHTMARE! This month we have original short fiction from A.T. Greenblatt (Family in the Adit) and Marc Laidlaw (Paradise Retouched). Our Horror Lab originals include a flash story (When the Snowshoe Hare Turns White) from Eileen Gunnell Lee and a creative nonfiction piece from Paul Crenshaw. We also have Nightmare alum Stephanie Malia Morris writing about her family's supernatural stories in The H Word. Plus we have author spotlights with our authors and a book review from Terence Taylor.

It Accumulates

Sometimes you don't realize how sick you are until it is too late.

The Autumnal #7

The Autumnal Society has found its sapling. As Kat and Sybil are led into the town's darkest, hungriest belly, gruesome truths are revealed that upend everything we knew about Comfort Notch.

I received an ARC of this comic from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I found this compilation to be very interesting The whole concept would be fascinating for anyone really Imagine if Superman were pulled into the Twilight Zone what would happen to him How would his reality melt or alterTh I saw this title and thought really I used to love the twilight zone but the Shadow That was from the 1930s and

I Never Understood It But 
never understood it But now what I was pleasantly surprised This version where The Shadow is thrown into the Twilight Zone we actually get to get inside his head The story works and is a uick enjoyable readHighly recommend it if you like though old Radio or Pulp version and especially if you didn t like The ShadowThanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review I thought this pretty well captured the slightly unearthly or supernatural uality of the original Twilight Zone TV series This is a great idea A fictional character particularly a superhero type with an alter ego gets thrust into a scenario or in this case multiple scenarios that make him uestion his own reality There are so many facets to be explored Maybe because I m not all that familiar with the character of The Shadow the intertwined stories all seemed to be edgy with a sense of mystery and strange unfamiliarity The characters embody that classic Twilight Zone feel the eerie sensation of not Shotgun Wedding (Silhouette Yours Truly, knowing what s happening IF it s happening while at the same timenowing it must be happening Good stuffThe art work is first rate and the stories are interesting I think the Twilight Zone aspect adds alot to the fun of the overall story Recommend to anyone with an interest in The Twilight Zone The Shadow or just interesting alternate reality type situations Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy and allowing me the opportunity to review this graphic novel even though I m so old fashioned I still consider it a comic book When I first heard about this crossover I didn t think it made any sense but it this crossover I didn t think it made any sense but it works Each issue begins with the Shadow waking up within another aspect of his character Whether it be a voice actor for the radio show the author of the pulp novels etc It s all very meta and I dig it There is the Shadow and then there is the Twilight Zone While I Life Changing Smiles know and have seen parts of the tv series called the Twilight zone and even got the odd series on dvd bargain basement release it was a show that for me was mostly hit and miss The Shadow on the other hand has remained a favorite of mine and these Dynamite releases are actually mostly good to very goodWe see the Shadow entering the twilight zone after interrupting a festive meeting of the representatives of the bermensch controlled Party and they are not amused We see in 4 parts the Shadow traveling through the various versions of himself even the Orson Welles radio version and as the original writer of the magazines himself Easy to follow if you like menow a bit about the Shadow lore perhaps a tad incomprehensible for the average reader who got excited about the Twilight zone moniker Dynamite comics really does its best to try to give the rights they have with the Shadow a full workout and this one is original and enjoyable The Twilight Zone The Shadow by David Avallone with art by Dave Acosta had me a little worried at first I wasn t sure how these two properties could combine I needn t have worried We meet The Shadow as he is breaking up a group of American nazis His zeal for justice overrides the personal bystanders He feels they are guilty "By Association But Margo "association but Margo it differently since the bystanders are women and children This event sets The Shadow tumbling into The Twilight ZoneHe is suddenly Lamont Cranston his alter ego from the radio show not Kent Allard He nows he is The Shadow but he can t convince those around him The outward spinning continues as The Shadow moves further away from his true self and into his fictional portrayals Will this journey provide the lesson in justice he needs to learn and. Picture if you will in your own world you're a fearsome crime fighter who stalks the night But you wake up today in another world whe.

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The Twilight Zone The ShadowThis cover Thanks you Netgalley and Dynamite Entertainment for providing me with a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review How many Shadows does a Shadow cast The Twilight Zone The ShadowThe Twilight Zone The Shadow by David Avallone is the graphic novel release of four comic books issues A long time fan of both The Shadow and The Twilight Zone I was skeptical as to whether or not a combination of the two would be worth reading Putting it bluntly the idea of this crossover might strike you as bat shi erm crazySo is this crazy graphic novel worth your time Absolutely Some background nowledge of The Shadow will help readers understand why this is such a cool idea As in the Old Comics The Shadow Is A Former WWI Veteran Pilot comics The Shadow is a former WWI veteran pilot Kent Allard Only a Whisper known in Asia as the opium lord Yin Ko One of his disguises is the millionaire playboy named Lamont Cranston The actual Cranston lets Allard use his identity as a cover In both the radio show and the movie with Alec Baldwin there s only Lamont In the film he s portrayed as having lost his way succumbing to wanton violence and drug use Original Radio Broadcasts from the 1930s don t mind the copy of Preludes and Nocturnes below it In this particular graphic novel The Shadow s identities blend intentionally While I don t want to give away any spoilers justnow that some confusion in the beginning is normal The Shadow is literally the protagonist s dark side Trained in the ways of the Orient while in East Asia the protagonist learns to overcome his own inner shadow and obtain the powers of hypnosis and obfuscation The Shadow s alter egos combined with his mastery of the mind makes The Twilight Zone The Shadow a really creative idea It explores the concept of burying one s identity to the point of an existential dilemma As the synopsis states Cranston exhibits signs of being The ShadowAllard remembering details from the others life he shouldn t now There s a lot of mind switching going on but I ll let the story speak for itself The story is very reminiscent of the 1960 Twilight Zone episode A World of DifferenceThe overarching story in the background involves combating Nazis and the lengths to which The Shadow will go to combat evil The graphic novel features racist language and is strictly for adults Rest assured that the alter egopsychological elements are the story s primary strengthThe 3rd party Rod Serling narrative the dialogue itself and character portrayals are all Shadow Another cool aspect is that the writing is very reflexive AllardPreston notes that the turning invisible power is a myth lazy writing on the part of The Shadow designers an interesting comment since this was a real criticism after the radio show airedThe art style is really terrific Dave Acosta s panel composition is well done and favors uick action seuences Blurb coloring is uniue and changes depending on which character is speaking I highly recommend this graphic novel to
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of The Shadow or readers looking for a creative new comic It s short and sweet but really nails The Shadow perfectly while also managing to add its own uniue flair 55 This book was received from the publisher for a fair and honest review Not bad I see this as a The Shadow book than The Twilight Zone though Being a big fan of both those series I felt it really helped to now The Shadow s history going in Shadow is working a case when Margo makes comments to him about how he s lost compassion and mercy and perhaps he should revisit Kent Allard After a car crash he enters the Twilight Zone and visits several versions of himself to teach him a lesson in humanity First he s Kent Allard the man he was born as and whose death he faked to become The Shadow aka Lamont Cranston There were scenes between Kent and Lamont which are both him and they were pretty cool Then things really go Twilight Zone as he successively finds himself an actor playing The Shadow on radio in a world where he is only fictional then the writer of the magazine stories and finally he meets Justice as he shrinks down to fit on the page of his story Pretty good. Just a 22 year old prodigy with an impressive voice and a lot of uestions an honored guest who has been invited into the Twilight Zo. Will he ever get back to his true selfI liked what was done here I think it works because the Shadow has had a iterations and lives in print radio and now comics The a iterations and lives in print radio and now comics The Zone element is a framing element of each issue like it should be The art is okay I like Francesco Francavilla s work but the covers on these didn t do much for me All in all not a bad storyI received a review copy of This Graphic Novel From graphic novel from Entertainment Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley in exchange for An Honest Review Thank You honest review Thank you allowing me to review this graphic novel Kent Allard s past took him down the path of becoming The Shadow but now that path has led him into The Twilight ZoneConsider if you will a man wearing many masks cloaking himself in lies until no one is sure of the truth Such a man will uickly find himself trapped in the Twilight ZoneWhile I dig The Shadow I m a tremendous fan of the original Twilight Zone How could I pass something like this up I wasn t sure how the story would work but I was ultimately uite pleasedAfter a raid on some American Nazis The Shadow and Margo Lane are arguing about the Shadow losing some of his humanity when there is an explosion an explosion that sees The Shadow waking up in different realities as different aspects of himself complete with opening and closing narration by Rod Serling The Shadow s best weapon proves to be his mind and he manages to pull through of courseFrancesco Franavilla provides some sweet covers and Dave Acosta does good work on the interiors About the only thing I can really gripe about is that I wish the interior was black and white instead of color in Brooklyn's Song keeping with the Twilight ZoneSometimes a man s expectations can be exceeded in strange ways and he can learn unexpected lessons in the Twilight ZoneFour out of five stars The Twilight Zone The Shadow by David Avallone4 starsAnyone whonows me pretty well nows that I have a secret obsession with the Twilight Zone I love to watch the marathons that play on TV on the Fourth of July and if I get up early enough in the morning I watch a few of the timeless episodes Hell I even went on the Tower of Terror at Disney just because I love Rod Serling as a narrator and wanted to experience the ride for myself I m never getting on it again Naturally when I saw this was available on Netgalley I hit that green button and I don t regret it Not only did this feed my love for the Twilight Zone but it also introduced me to a pretty fascinating storyline A story that I think Rod Serling would have loved to have on his show because it captured the essence of what lurks within the Twilight Zone The story is seemingly simple enough a superherovigilante under the alias of the Shadow has just shot multiple people in a Nazis American rally His friend and possible lover Margo implies that he has lost his humanity and the man that he is under the mask After an accident the Shadow wakes up in alternate universes that uestion the authenticity of the shadow It s a complex outline that fits the Twlight Zone format uite brilliantly and for that alone I would give this novel 5 starsWhimsical Writing Scale 4But just because it s Twilight Zone inspired doesn t mean that it can completely save the story I highly enjoyed the story but it s not a favorite or anything remarkable I did love the Nazis American concept the Justice theme but the characters felt a little distant I like the Shadow but I don t care about the Shadow and don t see myself ever wanting to return to his worldCharacter Scale 3The art is the best I do like the noir crime style because it s very different It felt very retro and I think that matched up excellently with the Twilight Zone because it s a black and white show so it makes to have art reflective of the era I m just not totally in love with but the idea is brilliantArt Scale 375Overall I highly recommend checking this one out if you are a fan of The Twilight Zone because it s a great edition to this world and something i think fans like me will enjoyPlotastic Scale 45Cover Thoughts I love the Twilight Zone so I m digging. Re the fearsome crime fighter is just a character you play in a radio show that bears his name You are no longer a man with a mission.

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