Back in 2015, we were incredibly lucky to publish The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud. After Dan Howarth and I read and loved North American Lake Monsters we reached out to Nathan to see if he’d write a novella for This Is Horror. To our delight, Nathan said yes and we’re honoured that The Visible Filth and Nathan Ballingrud are part of the This Is Horror story. But all good things must come to an end and as of 1 January 2019 the This Is Horror version of The Visible Filth will be out-of-print. So, if you’d like to own The Visible Filth, the time to act is right now (check out the links below).
With that said, it’s over to Nathan Ballingrud—and, believe me, there are some exciting things in the future for Ballingrud readers.
“By January 1 2019, The Visible Filth, as published by This Is Horror, will be out of print. A slightly revised and updated version will be included in my next collection of short stories, currently titled THE ATLAS OF HELL, which will be available in early March of 2019 from Saga Press. A month later, a movie based on The Visible Filth (title still pending)—directed by Babak Anvari and starring Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz, and Dakota Johnson—will be released in theaters.
“To say this novella has been a wild ride would be an understatement. Michael Wilson and Dan Howarth contacted me in February of 2014 and asked me to write a novella for them. Knowing their previous work with writers like Gary McMahon, Conrad Williams, and Stephen Graham Jones, I jumped right in. Over the next seven months I crawled through this story, doubting its worth every minute of the way. In September I turned in a draft, and in October it was done. (In my memory it took me much longer to write. This one did not come easily.) Since then, The Visible Filth has changed my life.
“I want to thank Michael and Dan for prodding this story into existence, and especially every single reader and reviewer out there who gave it life. I owe you everything.”—Nathan Ballingrud
A huge thank you once again to Nathan Ballingrud. We can’t wait to see the film adaptation of The Visible Filth and read Nathan’s forthcoming collection.
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