Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Available now from editor James Aquilone, Crystal Lake Publishing and Black Spot Books, Classic Monsters Unleashed
Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Moreau, the Headless Horseman, the Invisible Man, the Phantom of the Opera, the Wicked Witch of the West—they’re all here, in this collection of horror short stories that reimagine, subvert, and pay homage to our favorite monsters and creatures. Written by the biggest names in the genre—including Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Owl Goingback, Richard Christian Matheson, Maurice Broaddus, Dacre Stoker, Seanan McGuire, Linda D. Addison, Alessandro Manzetti, Tim Waggoner, John Palisano, Mercedes M. Yardley, Lucy A. Snyder, Gary A. Braunbeck, Rena Mason, and Monique Snyman. And monstrously illustrated by Colton Worley and Mister Sam Shearon. Proudly represented by both Crystal Lake Publishing and Black Spot Books. Available now in hardcover, paperback, eBook and audiobook formats, you can get you copy here.
The land has been in the family for centuries, divided and passed down over generations. Caleb knew when he agreed to move to his husband’s family plot in rural North Carolina that it would come with its headaches. What he never imagined, however, is that their efforts to rebuild a marriage torn apart by infidelity would soon take a back seat to the pale, skeletal thing that haunts the basement. The shadowy figure that moves about in the barn. The hateful blackness just below their feet. It rots. It ruins. It fights to be remembered… As dead things do. Available for pre-order now in paperback and eBook formats, you can guarantee your copy here.
When Chloe turns the key to Small Angels, the church nestled at the edge of Mockbeggar Woods where she is to be married, she is braced for cobwebs and dust.What she doesn’t expect are the villagers’ concerned faces, her fiancé’s remoteness, or the nagging voice in her head that whispers to her of fears she didn’t even know she had. Something in the woods is beginning to stir, to creep closer to the sleeping houses. Something that should have been banished long ago. Whatever it is, it’s getting stronger, and pretending it’s not there won’t keep the wedding, or the village – or Chloe - safe. Available to pre-order now in hardcover, eBook and audiobook formats, you can guarantee your copy here.
Spinal Remains, the third short fiction collection from writer Chad Lutzke, coming 9 August from Cemetery Gates Media
In his third short story collection, Lutzke offers yet another blender-tossed concoction of fiction colored dark. Fourteen tales covering a multitude of subgenres, including: psychological, crime, extreme, human horrors, bizarre, coming-of-age, and humor. Available to pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.
Shadow Seasons and other genre writing workshops announced by Alex Davis Events
Including face-to-face and online events, this summer and autumn, writer, editor and teacher Alex Davis will be offering a series of writing workshops and sessions. Including such events as Other Worlds Writing Weekend, Horror Bites, Shadow Seasons Autumn Horror Writing School, and Darkness in the Fields Folk Horror Day, you can find all the information and buy tickets at the event website, here.
Out now from writer Gemma Paul and Red Cape Publishing, Bone Carver and Other Stories, a collection of short fiction
Step into a world of the bizarre, journeying from London’s Victorian streets to futuristic nightmares, from horrifying twists on old favourites to unique tales of terror. Bone Carver is a collection of sixteen varied and compelling stories from author Gemma Paul. Available now in eBook and paperback, with an audiobook to follow, grab your copy here.