Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
A mercilessly queer entry into the body horror genre, TRANSMUTED follows Isa, a trans woman and video game streamer on the verge of celebrity status. When Isa loses the money she crowdsourced for facial feminization surgery, she turns to a mysterious doctor offering an experimental, cost-free treatment that promises her the face and body of her dreams. At first, Dr. Skurm’s gruesome methods give her seemingly unbelievable results — but Isa’s body won’t stop changing, taking her from super model to super mutant. Now, Isa must discover the secret behind her metamorphosis — before the unwanted changes become irreversible. Written during Harms’ own recovery from facial feminization surgery — including scenes she hand-wrote blind while her eyes were still swollen shut — TRANSMUTED is a raw, authentic exploration of the fears and difficulties involved in transitioning. Available in paperback and eBook, you can grab your copy right now, here.
Coming 3 August from writer April A. Taylor and Midnight Grasshopper Books, Evil Eye: A Slasher Story
Six strangers get stuck on an island during a roaring hurricane. They have nothing in common, but five of them will have to join forces to survive the night. Meanwhile, the sixth wants nothing more than to kill every single one of them. Join Annette, Chad, Heather, Spencer, and Kate on the worst night of their lives. Can they survive or will the killer maniacally laugh while eviscerating them? Filled with gore, terror, and the little moments between humans that can make or break their budding friendships. Available for pre-order in eBook with a paperback edition to follow, you can pre-order your copy right now, here.
Coming 20 July from Silver Shamrock Publishing and writer Brennan LaFaro, Slattery Falls
Travis, Elsie, and Josh, college kids with a ghost-hunting habit, scour New England for the most interesting haunted locales. Their journey eventually leads them to Slattery Falls, a small Massachusetts town living in the shadow of the Weeks House. The former home of the town’s most sinister and feared resident sits empty. At least that’s what the citizens say. It’s all in good fun. But after navigating the strange home, they find the residents couldn’t be more wrong. And now the roles are reversed. The hunters have become the hunted. Something evil refuses to release its grip, forcing the trio into one last adventure. Available to pre-order in eBook, with the paperback available on release, you can guarantee your copy here.
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