What makes you afraid to sleep with the lights off? Several fans were asked this very question and were asked to submit the ideas that most frightened them. These were then turned into stories featuring those fans. From a chilling case of a shadow man called "Preacher Black" and a road rage incident turned into something life threatening on a global scale to a tale of isolation like no other and a story in which every heartbeat could be the last, Fan Fears, the fourth short story collection by Michael Bray, explores those things that make us most afraid.
The Nameless Dark debuts a major new voice in contemporary weird fiction. Within these minutes, you'll find whispers of the familiar ghosts of the classic pulps - Lovecraft, Bradbury, Smith - blended with Grau's uniquely macabre, witty storytelling, securing his place at the table amid this current Renaissance of literary horror.
So what do we have? A husband who glimpses his sinister future; a man haunted by his vivid nightmares; homicidal maniacs; creatures from the deep depths of the ocean, and a bullied child who fights back. We also drop in on an auditor on the brink of insanity; a young girl haunted by her dead best friend; a surgeon on a bloody, vengeful mission; a tale of the undead, and a vengeful clown.
"Short on originality/wrap-ups"
Editors Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax put the call out to horror writers and editors of extreme stories, the hardcore stuff that breaks boundaries and trashes taboos, the transgressive tales you can't "unread" (as Chuck Palahniuk says). Some of the stories you'll find here are loaded with very graphic descriptions of violence, sex, and depravities, while others may contain only one shocking moment of brutality. In others, the hardcore aspect may be less graphic and subtler than you might expect.
Prepare for extreme horror. This collection of 10 stories features a range of international talent: award-winning authors, masters of horror, rising stars, and fresh new voices in the genre. Take care as you reach into these dark places, for the things here bite, and you may withdraw a hand short a few fingers. Authors included in this collection: Antonio Simon Jr., Trevor Boelter, Mia Bravo, Mark Meier, J.S. Watts, Paige Reiring, and Rich Phelan.
"Ten flavors of horror brilliantly narrated"
Reality slides into madness again in these eleven tales from some of New England's finest storytellers. Feel your heartbeat quicken as your senses drift to dark places: the howls of horror, terrifying visions, a hint of mystery in the air, and the bitter taste of death. You may never sleep with the lights off again.
"Narrator does disservice to authors and stories"
In 'The Poppet' a faceless wooden doll holds the secret to a chilling curse.... In 'Hell in the Cathedral', a bunch of tourists are marooned at the mercy of a voracious sea beast.... Check out these and other nerve-shredding tales...if you dare!
In her debut short story collection, M.J. Pack offers up a new breed of terror sure to delight any true horror fan. Don’t miss out on tales of telepathic twins, a campfire ghost story gone terribly wrong, pills that induce life-threatening nightmares, and the disturbing new sideshow at Coney Island: Lady Alligator. Take a haunting trip down infamous Bubblehead Road and follow Danny around the country as he’s pursued by unseen (and unrelenting) creatures.
"COUPLE, LOOKOUT POINT, HOOK IN DOOR"
In Click and Other Stories, Alexis Radcliff spins four creepy tales of the unseen, unexplained, and gruesome things that happen on the secret edges of everyday life. Where the light brushes the darkness, the ordinary turns creepy, and reality gets a little accidental bump into the terrifying realm of the possible....
Take a journey into the night with Slivers in the Dark. Odd things happen when darkness falls so be prepared to hear some of the frightening happenings when the sun goes down. Slivers in the Dark has four short horror stories that will tug at your worst fears and show you what you have to fear. Make sure you listen to these at night, preferably alone, so you can experience the terror our characters did as you listen along from story to story.
Psychotic killers, devious ghosts, alien monsters, howling storms, undead creatures, and other dark forces haunt the highways and the truckers who drive them in these 18 chilling tales. A ghostly voice on a trucker's CB radio knows more about his life than it should.... Two drivers find their cargo gives them inhuman appetites.... A boy in a truck stop encounters a supernatural force that threatens to destroy the world.... The hypnotic singing lulling a driver to sleep might not be coming from the tires....
"Surprising for horror stories"
Greed, terrorism, and simple bad luck conspire to bring mankind to its knees as a viral infection spreads out of control, reducing those infected to undead horrors that feed upon the rest. It's a time of misery and death for most, however there are some who are lucky, some who are fast, and some who are just too damned tough to go down without a fight. This is their story.
"Decent story at heart, cluttered by author issues"
A collection of the twisted and bizarre. From a murderous game designer to a deadly poet, here are a dozen dark stories to feed your horrific side.
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