Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Arriving 21 February from Kaaron Warren, Aaron Dries and J. S. Brukelaar, Vandal, part of Crystal Lake Publishing’s Dark Tides series
Three unflinching novellas of cursed objects, folk horror, and dark family secrets… Featuring three novellas, ‘The Deathplace Set’ by Kaaron Warren, ‘We Called It Graffitiville’ by Aaron Dries, and ‘Quicksilver’ by J. S. Brukelaar, Vandal is perfect for fans of Folk horror books, Horror mystery, Haunted Houses, Mystery Thrillers, Australian Horror, the South Pacific, Survival Horror, curses, demonic possession, and deals with the devil. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.
Available now from editor Darrell Schweitzer and Drugstore Indian Press, Mountains of Madness Revealed
In his celebrated novella At the Mountains of Madness, H.P. Lovecraft told of the discovery of a vast, alien city buried beneath Antarctic ice: millions of years old, filled with shocking secrets about the history of life on Earth, and not entirely uninhabited. After the Miskatonic University expedition of 1930 came to a disastrous end, further exploration was either discouraged or suppressed. The city of the Elder Things slept once more, and the world seemed safe from whatever the Mountains of Madness still harbored.
Decades later, global warming melts ice caps and glaciers retreat. That which was once hidden is hidden no longer. So what happens when that horror-filled city of Elder Things and shoggoths is in plain sight, its existence impossible to deny? How will mankind deal with the realization we are masters of the Earth only by sheer chance? Something is stirring, that mastery may be coming to an end. What happens next? Denial? Exploitation? The rise of strange cults? Maybe even an ill-advised attempt at tourism? Or will the cosmic forces now awakened engulf the entire planet? Available now in a trade paperback edition, you can grab your copy here.
A woman on the brink. A long, endless hike. Something waiting in the woods. There’s something waiting for her along the Appalachian Trail. Watching. Following. She knows it. She can feel their eyes on her at every corner. It’s only a matter of time before they catch up… In the aftermath of a horrible traumatic incident, a woman sets out on a solo long-distance hiking trip along the Appalachian Trail. Despite her insistence to push through, dark forces manifest in strangers’ faces and terror sets in. With every turn through the dense, dark wood, she discovers that running away from her past is more difficult than it seems, and in the end, it just doesn’t go away. Available now in paperback and eBook, you can get yours here.
Four horror authors with four vulnerable egos, square off against one another in the virtual world to find out who is the scariest. Welcome to Arcranium™, a powerful technology that fuses with the author’s mind to stimulate their best possible creation, immersing other participants in the narrative. It’s all in good fun, but with so much pride at stake, things are bound to get a little bumpy once the gloves come off. So, strap your headset on, and don’t forget the safe word. The future of literature is about to get an upgrade. The future is … Arcranium™. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.