For new fans - or newcomers considering delving into Stephen King's novels and stories - King's immense body of work can be daunting, overwhelming, even. My hope is that this list can provide an easily digestible menu potential King readers can cross-reference with their own interests, thereby providing insights into where they might want start or what they might want to read next.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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~"
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 features reviews of the Hellraiser, Pulse, Feast, Leprechaun, and Boogeyman franchises as well as classic horror films like Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things, Keep My Grave Open, Beast of the Yellow Night, The Vampire's Night Orgy, and more.
Ten tales of worlds gone wrong: "The Mold of Memory" - Nanotech run amok.
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.
Janell making phone calls to demonic lovers in front of her husband is just the beginning. The horrors hit home for two young men telling ghost stories while driving through the thickest fog of the year. An aging hunter summons the spirit of the Bavarian wilderness as his abilities and will begin to fade. A teacher opens his mouth to instruct his students - and finds himself speaking in the voice of his newly deceased mentor. A young woman, pregnant out of wedlock in the late 1950s, is "sent away" only to find her new home harbors strange secrets.
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.
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.
David Bain presents six tales of small town supernatural horror.
"Well read story.."
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 "
Doug and Joanne Moore have moved to North Wales with their two daughters, eight-year-old Raine and four-year-old Ivy. They hope to make a fresh start in the cheap house next to the lake. Perhaps there, Doug can defeat his demons and control his drinking. Almost immediately, a strange doll begins tormenting Ivy, threatening the child with a terrible end. Doug's attempt to rid his family of the doll turns ugly when the worried father is himself attacked by a creature out of local nightmare - an 18th-century revenant.
The Angel Hill Podcast explores the mysteries surrounding this strange Midwestern town, asking questions that shouldn't be asked, seeking answers best left unspoken. And someone, or something, has been stalking the podcast's host, hoping to stop his investigation.
Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting for the faithful when they receive the sign of the cross in an effort to bring others to the church. But when 14-year-old Mary Western received the sign, something happened and she was suddenly seeing a series of grisly murders from the perspective of a violent killer. In desperation, Mary turned to the church, insistent she'd been possessed by a demon. Can a visiting priest at St. Michael's help save Mary's soul? In Angel Hill, nothing is certain.
Angel Hill has always been a place where the unexplainable is commonplace. The residents have accepted this in a don't ask, don't tell sort of way. But one man, Sean, feels these forces are out to get him. He can't go out. He can't make a noise. And when one of "them" walks into his apartment, he takes the only action he can in defending himself.
Burn-scarred and already something of a legendary small-time criminal, Mike Menger was last seen at the end of David Bain's crime/horror novel Gray Lake, driving headlong out of Green River, Michigan, under cover of night, screaming in rage and despair. Now he's back, though still in hiding, doing dirty deeds his new boss, Phan, needs doing - like tonight's adventure. Seems one of Phan's other lackeys, Kundo, lost Phan's nightclub called The Nice-Nice in a game of chance.