Ibn Saud grew to manhood living the harsh traditional life of the desert nomad, a life that had changed little since the days of Abraham. Equipped with immense physical courage, he fought and won, often with weapons and tactics not unlike those employed by the ancient Assyrians, a series of astonishing military victories over a succession of enemies much more powerful than himself. Over the same period, he transformed himself from a minor sheikh into a revered king and elder statesman, courted by world leaders such as Churchill and Roosevelt.
"Short-est Way to Learn about the Modern Day Saudia"
Following a power outage, Billy sends his wife and son to stay with family whilst he awaits the arrival of the man from Trans-Energy to come and restore power to their isolated country home. Darkness draws near, and with it comes the engineer - a giant of a man who calls himself 'Grant'. Billy lets the man into his home, only to find that he is anything but normal.
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.
It was supposed to be a fresh start. A place for Steve and Melody Samson to begin their new life together away from the noise and crime of the city. However, their new home and an idyllic cottage nestled deep within the dense solitude of Oakwell forest - has a disturbing history, hidden for generations by the locals. There is evil in Hope House, and the cursed forest that surrounds it. Evil that has awakened after lying dormant for decades, and has terrifying plans for the young couple. Once you hear the whispers, it may already be too late.
"Great story, poor narration"
The town of Oakwell is no more, an abandoned and overgrown relic left in the wake of the massacre at Hope House. When Emma Barrett discovers the secret to the Hope House curse and how to stop it, the evil responds by awakening the deranged and catatonic Henry Marshall, who escapes to the town he once called home. As Emma gathers around her those who can bring an end to the Gogoku curse, a brutal game of cat and mouse begins amid the decaying remnants of the town.
When a mysterious sinkhole opens in a suburban street, nobody could ever foresee the horror that was to come. Eight-year-old Adam Pettinger knows things. He has dreamed of the dark place and knows what resides in it. Brian Embry is dying. With his cancer terminal, he no longer has any desire to live. Now, these two residents of Chestnut Avenue will learn that they are connected in ways they could never imagine, and that they are the only ones who can possibly stop the thing from the dark place. It may, however, be too late.
A man who makes an unscheduled stop gets more than he bargained for in "Candyland". A group of teens discover a terrible secret on Samsonite farm in "Scarecrows". A schoolyard bully and his former victim reunite with horrifying results in "Long Tall Coffin." A high school party becomes an arachnid nightmare for one unfortunate guest in "The Boy Who Saw Spiders". These are just some of the horrors hidden within the darkest recesses of the funhouse.
"pick your narrators wisely "
Seven years have passed since the fire at Hope House. Despite surviving, the lives of Steve and Melody Samson have changed for the worse. Steve has become a virtual recluse, while Melody is consumed by guilt, and sees in their son a constant reminder of the man Steve used to be. The town of Oakwell has become a tourist hotspot for paranormal enthusiasts, eager to learn more about the "Hope House Haunting", becoming everything the residents of the once sleepy town fought so hard to prevent.
What lurks within the darkness? What crawls outside of our perception? What happens when the world as we know it stops making sense? When reality isn't what it seems, and the rules no longer apply...
"FIRST TIME BRAY"
When a genetic experiment on a team of military operatives goes wrong with devestating consequences, the world must unite to face a threat that could see the extinction of the human race, as the genetically superior cult, led by the maniacal Joshua, put into play a deadly plan to eradicate humanity from existence and shape the world in their own image.
In this homage to grindhouse, low-budget horror, tongue-in-cheek action movies of the 70s and cheesy 80s horror, Cody Rexell is back in a brand-new adventure! Are you ready to groan along with the one liners and relive the cheesy horror/action vibe of yesterday?
When three teenagers decide to explore the urban legend of the crazy old man on Samsonite farm and the army of scarecrows he has built, they soon discover that not all urban legends are false, and sometimes the biggest threat comes from within.
Welcome to Grueber's, the brand-new all-night supermarket chain with a difference. For its unfortunate customers, the ordinary looking store could be the last trip they ever make; for its shelves are stacked with horrific delicacies made from human flesh, and the store boasts a meat aisle that has to be seen to be believed. The unlikely group of unwitting shoppers must come together to not only survive, but to try to find a way to escape from the store and the inhuman staff who are keen for them to stay forever.
"I'm Never Going to the Store Again!"
When an earthquake strikes, it unleashes a horror in the shape of a 60-foot flesh-eating worm, which has existed away from humanity for centuries. With the military unable to stop it, President Eisenhower is forced to take drastic if unorthodox action.
"So bad it's funny."
A short, dark, psychological thriller, Shoebox is a story that follows Schofield on a spiraling journey into paranoia, madness, and insanity. Nobody can be trusted. Nobody is safe. The shoebox belongs to Schofield, and he will do whatever it takes to protect it.
"This One Will Mess With Your Head"
Melvyn Briggs is a con man, a rip off artist who preys on the rich elderly in order to fleece them of their life savings. When his one big job goes wrong and Melvyn ends up on the run from a violent gangland boss, he finds himself in a coastal town hiding out and trying to figure out his next move. It is here that he stumbles on a pawn shop called Just the Ticket.
An adrenaline-filled action-packed thriller on a global scale blending elements of horror, thriller, science fiction and post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction, Eradication continues the story started in Project Apex and takes the listener on another rollercoaster ride as humanity battles for the survival of its species, even if it means becoming monsters themselves.
The cabin deep in the woods holds a secret. A secret that has the power to rip a family to pieces. When an 11-year-old boy stumbles upon it, a tense cat and mouse game begins that reaches closer to home than he ever dared imagine.
Frederick and Joan Mirfield have purchased the house in order to enjoy the peace of retirement in solitude. When Frederick encounters a delirious and wounded man when walking in the woods, he helps him back to Hope House and the couple nurse him back to health. They soon realize, however, that there is more to the man than meets the eye, and as the evil embedded in the walls of the property begins to stir and exert its influence, it will take control of all three lives with devastating and brutal results.