Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Set in a post-apocalyptic, not-so-distant future, six strangers find refuge from pillaging cannibals in an abandoned house. What they don’t realize is that by going inside, they have awakened something far more dangerous than their pursuers. Something that can only return to full strength by spilling the blood of its newfound inhabitants. Something that will stop at nothing to survive … Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can get hold of your copy here.
Released today from author Alyson Fae and Demain Publishing, The Night Visitor
In the long hot summer of 1976 there is something ancient, and hungry stirring in the woods surrounding the peaceful town of Brintwood. First the pets begin to go missing, then the daytime streets are emptier and Amy knows her best mate, Robin, is no longer himself. She is forced to go on the run, find new allies and face the horror hunting her; a monster created by a madman’s long ago evil acts. The night visitor and his army are on the move … Available now in eBook with a paperback edition to follow soon, you can grab your copy here.
Lola and Ian had what they thought was the perfect relationship. Vacations. Fine dining. A healthy sex life. But when their childless lifestyle begins impacting their social lives, they decide to take the natural next step. But what happens when that next step cracks the perfect foundation Lola and Ian have built? What happens when that next step is anything but natural? Robert P. Ottone’s The Vile Thing We Created is a terrifying vision of parenthood in the tradition of Ira Levin and Thomas Tryon. Available for pre-order now in eBook and paperback editions, you can guarantee your copy here.
Out now from writer Kenneth W. Cain and Cemtery Gates Media, Hell, Delaware: One Town’s History of Horrific Happenings
Go to Hell! No, really. Head on over to the lovely beaches of Hell, Delaware, where the horrors of our world come to light. Behold our famous wild horses in “In the Shadow of the Equine.” Bask in the sun and experience our many eateries, or enjoy some home cooking like we see in the story “Frog Song.”
We have arcades and mini golf and demons, like those in “Roadkill,” or witches like our delightful host, Nula, as well as some scenic water parks. Our history is rich in mining, with stories dating back to the Old West like “An Unfortunate Night at the Oakwood Theater” and “Rage,” and science like experimentation in genome editing as we see in “Fat Green Rat,” as well as demonology—Lenny and Thomas are sure to delight.
We have it all. All of it! The fire and brimstone and death and decay, bodies strewn across the landscape, blood soaked into our soil, becoming one with the evils of this world. We will kill—Oops. Sorry about that folks, I’m feeling better now. Anyway, take your family on a wonderful getaway to the wonderful Hell beaches. It will be the last vacation you ever take. We’ll make you suffer for all eternity. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.
Frank Franklin has one goal in life, to be the world’s most memorable serial killer. But he’s grown bored with his routine and craves something fresh and inspiring. He longs for something that will cement his place in the history books. A late-night infomercial might be the answer to his prayers, in a most unexpected way. Available for pre-order now in eBook and paperback editions, you can guarantee your copy here.
Out now from editors John Brhel and Joe Sullivan, and Cemetery Gates Media, Seasons of Severance
Seasons of Severance is an anthology of four mini horror collections, featuring new fiction from Sara Tantlinger, Corey Farrenkopf, Jessi Ann York, and Red Lagoe. Each author brings out the dark, creepy, and weird through their own personal style. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab yours here.