Welcome to Angel Hill, Missouri, a town that shot blood from the ground at its own groundbreaking. There are only two roads in or out of town, and everything within those borders is subject to the whims of reality. Those who grew up here are immune to the town's peculiarities. But Jack and Liz have just moved here, and for their young son, Joey, it's almost like coming home again.
"Great Scary Story"
In a time when the undead bloodsuckers of legend have become a shadow of their former selves thanks to watered-down romance novels like Twilight and the Sookie Stackhouse series, horror author C. Dennis Moore returns the icons to their former glory with his collection of six short stories, Icons to Ashes. Featuring three previously published stories plus three all-new tales, Icons to Ashes doesn't shy away for one moment from the bloodshed and ferocity of these killing machines.
Oliver Mark has found the perfect house. Old, abandoned, on the outskirts of Angel Hill where no one lives - it's the perfect place for him and his girlfriend to make a life together. But when Oliver breaks into the place to explore his new treasure, he finds himself lost in a maze of confusion and spatial anomaly. After losing his job and getting kicked out of his friend's house, Oliver just wants a place to build a new life, but this house wasn't constructed using the physical laws we all take for granted.
Paranormal investigator Will Castleton's psychic friend Mazie calls on Will to accompany her when she's forced to return to her horror-infested hometown of Angel Hill, Missouri - a town she fled decades before, having been psychologically shattered by a harrowing vision in the woods. A death in the family pulls Mazie back to Angel Hill, but soon after stepping foot on her native soil, she and Will are caught up by spectral forces that twist a ghastly crime from the town's past into an all-too-terrifying present.
"An Excellent Will Castleton Novel; Loved it."
What qualifies a house as haunted? Brian is still grieving over the loss of his parents when something resembling his mother slithers out from behind the bed and screams at him to get out of the house. With nowhere to turn, he tries the empty house he and his partners have just started renovating. The house on Irving has never seen a death inside its walls, and there are no ghosts lurking in its shadows. But that night, Brian senses something waiting in the dark outside the bathroom door for him.
Angel Hill is not a place to be taken lightly. For many, it's the sort of town you escape from, not one you move into. And those who do often find the ghosts of their past have a way of following them. When Todd Morgan finally moved out on his own, the last thing he expected was the feeling of isolation that came with breaking his leg in a new town, far from his home. That feeling only got worse when the man in the window showed up, a small somehow familiar man who did nothing, just stood there and stared at him.
"I enjoyed "The Third Floor". This? Not so much."
Horror author C. Dennis Moore returns to the short story form with this latest collection, The Dichotomy of Monsters, 15 terrifying tales of things that aren't what they seem. Moore's reality will leave you questioning your own senses and doubting the proof right in front of your eyes.
"A good read"
David Reed is struggling. He's working two jobs to make ends meet, trying not to resent the fact his wife makes so much more than he does, and to top it all off, he's just totaled his car after swerving to avoid hitting a very large animal in the middle of the road. But an empty bank account and no car soon turn out to be the least of David's worries, when he begins to think the animal he almost hit might be stalking him.
"SHE HAD PEANUT BUTTER LEGS"
It's New Year's Day, a time for new beginnings and setting the stage for things to come. Factory worker Kevin usually starts with a day off, but this year he's working the year-end inventory. He is disgruntled but doing as he's asked until he can get out of there and return home to his wife and kids.
Mandy is about to start as a caregiver at the Mertland Childrens' Home in Angel Hill, Missouri, a town that keeps its secrets by hiding them in plain sight. For the Mertland Home, this means ghosts. Word around town is the place is haunted, and for the workers at Mertland, they make no bones about it: it is. There are menacing reflections, the third floor hallway, and a dark force lurking in the woods out back.
Fifteen stories of hellish horrors come together in C. Dennis Moore's latest collection, What the Blind Man Saw. Rudy finds a dead baby in his trash can. Another man will do anything to escape Hell and take vengeance on Heaven. Cody has done a bad thing, and a disfigured goblin is set on making him pay. Sean Leonard goes out for pizza one night, but on the way back home finds himself on an endless highway, and the clocks have stopped moving.
There are many ghosts that wander the halls of the Mertland Childrens' Home in Angel Hill. The story of what happened to Carlotta Valdez has grown into legend, but the truth is very, very different. For one angry young woman, Mertland has a way of paying back what's due.
"Excellent short story "
A man frozen in time...Geoffrey was an experiment in cryogenics. But someone forgot to wake him up...50 years ago! Now he's awake and finding out the world isn't exactly the way he left it. Hell on Earth...The Lord led the righteous to Heaven and left Hell to literally open up on Earth. And Hell is spreading like an infection. Unfortunately, it's inside that infection where Geoffrey has to go in search of answers, the most important being: Why wasn't he taken?
Jim and his high school girlfriend Monica have just moved into a third floor apartment in a secure building to start a life together. Everything's going well at first, even though Jim finds adjusting to living with another person difficult. Then one night one of the residents in the building is murdered. With the security lock on the front door, and considering Jim was the only one in the building who couldn't prove his whereabouts at the time, all fingers point to him.
"Apartment Living Terror~"
The werewolves were dead and David Reed just wanted life for his family to return to normal. But a mysterious wooden box found in the woods suggests that word has a whole new meaning, one he's not prepared for. As he tries to uncover the secrets of the box, a new threat emerges from the night, and it's targeting those closest to him. David has to unlock the mystery of the box in order to uncover the face in the darkness and the source of those horrible sounds coming from down the hall.
Horror author C. Dennis Moore (author of The Third Floor and Revelations) takes you to the streets of Camdigan, a town literally in the middle of nowhere, the place where the dead come to live. David has wound up there by accident, but a chance encounter with a little girl brings him face to face with the wife he lost years ago. Now he'll do anything to get out of Camdigan, and Camdigan will do anything to keep David there.
""Lost Highway" Updated As Horror~"
This collection of three novellas from different genres - supernatural horror, mystery suspense, and historical romance - all blend together to form a perfect mash-up of all things imaginative.
In Terrible Thrills, Moore packs a punch with some of his shortest stories, proving brevity really is the key to effective communication. The horrors inside include a late night Halloween attraction that traps half a dozen people in an underground catacomb. Lost in the dark with no way out, one guest treads a dark path into madness and paranoia in a story that combines the atmosphere of Edgar Allan Poe with the scares of Stephen King.
Yahto, a Lakota man running from his part in the massacre at Little Bighorn, is seeking solitude in the mountains of Canada when he stumbles upon a mysterious woman named Yoko. She too is on the run, and together they try to find shelter and comfort with each other. But Yahto soon learns there's much more to Yoko than he thought.
This is a very old book, going back to 1995 and the days of the DIY chapbooks we used to print off my old Brother word processor. I've known these guys longer than I've had kids and [they] taught me more in those early days of my own writing than I could ever repay. So to celebrate my two best friends, I wanted to finally let this collection be seen the way it never could in 1995. I hope you like it. And if not, well, I hope they like it at least. Most of the works here are pretty old, but I think they still hold up pretty well.