Best of
Horror

2007

Deep and Dark and Dangerous (A Ghost Story)


Mary Downing Hahn - 2007
    She knows the two children in it are her mother, Claire, and her aunt Dulcie. But who’s the third person, the one who’s been torn out of the picture?Ali figures she’ll find out while she’s vacationing in Maine with Dulcie and her four-year-old daughter, Emma, in the house where Ali’s mother’s family used to spend summers. All hopes for relaxation are quashed shortly after their arrival, though, when the girls meet Sissy, a kid who’s mean and spiteful and a bad influence on Emma.Strangest of all, Sissy keeps talking about a girl named Teresa who drowned under mysterious circumstances back when Claire and Dulcie were kids, and whose body was never found. At first Ali thinks Sissy’s just trying to scare her with a ghost story, but soon she discovers the real reason why Sissy is so angry. . . . Mary Downing Hahn is at her chilling best in this new supernatural tale that’s certain to send shivers down her readers’ spines.

Servant of the Bones and The Feast of All Saints


Anne Rice - 2007
    

Nocturnal


Scott Sigler - 2007
    It is not the same book as the 2012 edition.Scott Sigler reinvented the alien-invasion story in his bestselling novels Infected and Contagious… rebooted the biotech thriller in Ancestor…now, in his most ambitious, sweeping novel to date, he works his magic on the paranormal thriller, taking us inside a terrifying underworld of subterranean predators that only his twisted mind could invent. Homicide detective Bryan Clauser is losing his mind. How else to explain the dreams he keeps having—dreams that mirror, with impossible accuracy, the gruesome serial murders taking place all over San Francisco? How else to explain the feelings these dreams provoke in him—not disgust, not horror, but excitement? As Bryan and his longtime partner, Lawrence “Pookie” Chang, investigate the murders, they learn that things are even stranger than they at first seem. For the victims are all enemies of a seemingly ordinary young boy—a boy who is gripped by the same dreams that haunt Bryan. Meanwhile, a shadowy vigilante, seemingly armed with superhuman powers, is out there killing the killers. And Bryan and Pookie’s superiors—from the mayor on down—seem strangely eager to keep the detectives from discovering the truth. Doubting his own sanity and stripped of his badge, Bryan begins to suspect that he’s stumbled into the crosshairs of a shadow war that has gripped his city for more than a century—a war waged by a race of killers living in San Francisco’s unknown, underground ruins, emerging at night to feed on those who will not be missed. And as Bryan learns the truth about his own intimate connections to the killings, he discovers that those who matter most to him are in mortal danger…and that he may be the only man gifted—or cursed—with the power to do battle with the nocturnals. Featuring a dazzlingly plotted mystery and a terrifying descent into a nightmarish underworld—along with some of the most incredible action scenes ever put to paper, and an explosive, gut-wrenching conclusion you won’t soon forget—Nocturnal is the most spectacular outing to date from one of the genre’s brightest stars.

Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents


Stephen Thrower - 2007
    That's because, between 1970 and 1985, American Exploitation movies went berserk. With censorship relaxed, and the gate to excess wide open, horror - the Exploitation genre par excellence - offered a vibrant alternative to the mainstream of American cinema. Luridly titled wonders like The Headless Eyes, Scream Bloody Murder and Hitch Hike to Hell were everywhere, from the drive-ins of Texas to the grindhouses of New York, touting a combination of mind-bruising violence, weird sex and drug-soaked delirium. Massively popular around the world, American exploitation movies added immensely to the richness of the nation's cinema, but they have remained persona non grata in most serious studies of American film. Until now... Built on five years of research, Nightmare USA explores the development of America's subterranean horror film industry, spotlighting some of the wildest films imaginable from an era unchecked by censorship or 'good taste.' Ranging from cult favourites like I Drink Your Blood to stylish mind-benders like Messiah of Evil and ultra-violent shockers like Don't Go in the House, Nightmare USA goes where no other in-depth study has gone before, revealing the fascinating true stories behind classics and obscurities alike. Stephen Thrower, author of Beyond Terror, the definitive book on Italian gore maestro Lucio Fulci, has explored the attics and cellars of American cinema, delved beneath the floorboards, peered between the walls, searching for the strangest, most exotic cine-lifeforms... Nightmare USA is the reader's guide to what lies beyond the mainstream of American horror, dispelling the shadows to meet the men and women behind fifteen years of screen terror: the Exploitation Independents! This massive overview of the Horror genre's development through the 1970s and 1980s features: -- In-depth EXCLUSIVE interviews with twenty-five grindhouse movie makers, many of whom are discussing their work for the first time ever in print. -- Over 175 individual films reviewed, with full cast and crew credits compiled by world-renowned cinema archivist Julian Grainger. -- Vast quantities of previously unpublished stills, posters, press-books, plus behind-the-scenes photographs from the filmmakers' own collections.

Cirque Du Freak Boxed Set #3 (Cirque Du Freak, #9-12)


Darren Shan - 2007
    Filled with grotesque creatures, murderous vampires, and a petrifying ending, Cirque Du Freak chills, thrills, and leaves readers begging for more.

The Terror


Dan Simmons - 2007
    As part of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, the first steam-powered vessels ever to search for the legendary Northwest Passage, they are as scientifically supported an enterprise as has ever set forth. As they enter a second summer in the Arctic Circle without a thaw, though, they are stranded in a nightmarish landscape of encroaching ice and darkness. Endlessly cold, with diminishing rations, 126 men fight to survive with poisonous food, a dwindling supply of coal, and ships buckling in the grip of crushing ice. But their real enemy is far more terrifying. There is something out there in the frigid darkness: an unseen predator stalking their ship, a monstrous terror constantly clawing to get in.When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. With them travels an Inuit woman who cannot speak and who may be the key to survival, or the harbinger of their deaths. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear that there is no escape.

Pop Art


Joe Hill - 2007
    She kisses like a movie star and knows everything about every film ever made. She's also dead and waiting in the Rosebud Theater for Alec Sheldon one afternoon in 1945. . . .Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse. It isn't easy to make friends when you're the only inflatable boy in town. . . .Francis is unhappy. Francis was human once, but that was then. Now he's an eight-foot-tall locust and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing. . . .John Finney is locked in a basement that's stained with the blood of half a dozen other murdered children. In the cellar with him is an antique telephone, long since disconnected, but which rings at night with calls from the dead. . . .

Hellboy: The Dragon Pool


Christopher Golden - 2007
    He questions the unknown -- then beats it into submission. In the upper reaches of the Himalayas, Hellboy's ex-girlfriend, archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, believes she has found the location of the legendary "Dragon King Pool" -- thought to be the ancient dwelling of an evil dragon who inflicted horrific devastation on the land and its people. Every year the villagers would sacrifice a child to placate the beast, until one day an unlikely hero fought the dragon and won, bringing peace and prosperity to the land.But Anastasia's triumph at her discovery is short-lived. Soon unearthly creatures are seen lurking around the dig site, someone is sabotaging the excavation with dire results, and the young daughter of one of the dig leaders goes missing. It looks like a job for Hellboy -- but his toughest challenge might be putting his past with Anastasia behind him....

30 Days of Night: Official Novelization of The Film


Tim Lebbon - 2007
    And as the darkness continues and the thirty days of night seemingly have no end in sight, Barrow's only remaining hope lies with Sheriff Eben Oleson and Deputy Stella Oleson, a husband and wife who are torn between saving the town they love and their own survival...

Guilty Pleasures #3 (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)


Laurell K. Hamilton - 2007
    It is included in the graphic novels Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, Volume 1 and Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures, which collect comics #1-6 and #1-12 respectively.

A Vintage From Atlantis


Clark Ashton Smith - 2007
    Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and various published versions of the stories, creating a definitive "preferred text" for Smith's entire body of work. This third volume of the series brings together 21 of his fantasy stories.

The Bone Key: The Necromantic Mysteries of Kyle Murchison Booth


Sarah Monette - 2007
    Ghosts, ghouls, incubi: all have one thing in common. They know Booth for one of their own . . .

The Door to Saturn


Clark Ashton Smith - 2007
    Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and various published versions of the stories, creating a definitive preferred text for Smith's entire body of work. This second volume of the series brings together 20 of his fantasy stories. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a "New York Times" bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors."

The Demonata Vol. 5 & 6: Blood Beast & Demon Apocalypse


Darren Shan - 2007
    He has cheated death, defeated demons. But Grubbs is torn between the world of magic and his wolfen genes. Can he fight the beast inside or will he fall victim to his tainted blood...?"Demon Apocalypse"- One boy's life ripped to shreds before his eyes...- One wrathful demon master hellbent on revenge...- An army of grisly Demonata on the rampage...It's the end of the world as we know it..."

The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt Volume 2


Al Feldstein - 2007
    Reprints 24 stories from Tales from the Crypt with a foreword by Joe Dante, director of Gremlins. Reprints issues #7-12 (24 stories) of the comic book Tales From the Crypt, originally published in 1951 and 1952, and the inspiration for the hit movie and HBO series!

The EC Archives: Tales from the Crypt Volume 1


Al Feldstein - 2007
    Psychiatrist Fredric Wertham and Senator Estes Kefauver's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency attacked horror comics as causes of the rise in juvenile delinquency and crimes by minors. These comic books were accused of having no redeeming value to society and were effectively banned by the actions of these groups in creating the Comics Code. EC Comics were superior to other comics of the 1950s because of a higher quality of writing and artwork, and they were widely imitated by other comics publishers. The subject matter for EC Comics were horror, science fiction/fantasy, crime stories, war stories and stories with a social message that generally had a twist or "shock" ending. This volume reprints the first six complete issues (24 stories) of the comic book Tales From the Crypt, originally published in 1950, and features classic horror stories of vampires, werewolves, ghouls and monsters in the vein of hte early Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man movies. This title was EC's best seller, and was the inspiration of several feature films and the HBO series of the same name.

Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Vol. 1: Birds, Bees, Blood & Beer


Ben Templesmith - 2007
    Things are awakening in the city. Things that have a nasty habit of leaving mutilated bodies in their wake and it all reeks of demons and dark gods up to no good. Owing a favor to his lazy ghost cop buddy Trotsky, Wormwood, the gentleman corpse and his oddball entourage are brought in to investigate the case (or at least hopefully not stuff it up too much.) This collection compiles the first miniseries (issues #1-4), the original "Taster" issue, and covers, sketches, pin-ups and other cocktail napkin scribblings from Templesmith.

Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror


Chris Priestley - 2007
    But as the stories unfold, a newer and more surprising narrative emerges, one that is perhaps the most frightening of all.

Voluntary Committal


Joe Hill - 2007
    This short story was originally published in Joe Hill's collection 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS.

Kissyman and the Gentleman


Scott Sigler - 2007
    

The Imago Sequence and Other Stories


Laird Barron - 2007
    P. Lovecraft's "Pickman's model" - was nominated for a World Fantasy Award, while "Proboscis" was nominated for an International Horror Guild award and reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 19. In addition to his previously published work, this collection contains an original story.

Dracula (Classic Starts)


Tania Zamorsky - 2007
    Moving from Transylvania to London, the timeless vampire serves up thrills and chills as he imprisons and terrorizes the innocent Jonathan Harker, and then goes after his fiancee, Mina, and her friend Lucy. From creepy, insect-eating Renfield to Dr. Van Helsing--who valiantly fights Dracula's evil--the characters and drama are spellbinding.

The Rising: Selected Scenes from the End of the World


Brian Keene - 2007
    Nowhere is safe from the zombie invasion.

Grindhouse: The Sleaze-Filled Saga of an Exploitation Double Feature


Quentin Tarantino - 2007
    Together with cast and crew, Tarantino and Rodriguez chronicle the making of not one but two motion pictures: Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror. Compiling never-before-seen production artwork, hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos, exclusive interviews and enough blood, flesh and gore for two books, Grindhouse: The Sleaze-Filled Saga Of An Exploitation Double Feature offers fans the definitive insider's guide to the world of Grindhouse!

Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire


Mike Mignola - 2007
    Reminiscent of the illustrated tales of old, here is a lyrical, atmospheric novel of the paranormal—and a chilling allegory for the nature of war. “Why do dead men rise up to torment the living?” Captain Henry Baltimore asks the malevolent winged creature. The vampire shakes its head. “It was you called us. All of you, with your war. The roar of your cannons shook us from our quiet graves…. You killers. You berserkers…. You will never be rid of us now.”When Lord Henry Baltimore awakens the wrath of a vampire on the hellish battlefields of World War I, the world is forever changed. For a virulent plague has been unleashed—a plague that even death cannot end.Now the lone soldier in an eternal struggle against darkness, Baltimore summons three old friends to a lonely inn—men whose travels and fantastical experiences incline them to fully believe in the evil that is devouring the soul of mankind.As the men await their old friend, they share their tales of terror and misadventure, and contemplate what part they will play in Baltimore’s timeless battle. Before the night is through, they will learn what is required to banish the plague—and the creature who named Baltimore his nemesis—once and for all.

Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Films, 1931-1946


Tom Weaver - 2007
    Trekking boldly through haunts and horrors from The Frankenstein Monster, The Wolf Man, Count Dracula, and The Invisible Man, to The Mummy, Paula the Ape Woman, The Creeper, and The Inner Sanctum, the authors offer a definitive study of the 86 films produced during this era and present a general overview of the period. Coverage of the films includes complete cast lists, credits, storyline, behind-the-scenes information, production history, critical analysis, and commentary from the cast and crew (much of it drawn from interviews by Tom Weaver, whom USA Today calls ?the king of the monster hunters?). Unique to this edition are a new selection of photographs and poster reproductions and an appendix listing additional films of interest.

The Sinister Mr. Corpse


Jeff Strand - 2007
    A regular guy who dies, is brought back to life as a ghastly walking cadaver, and becomes the international sensation hailed by the press as The Amazing Mr. Corpse. Fame! Wealth! Groupies! Despite his ghoulish appearance, Stanley finds himself living the dream.But in many ways, it’s harder to be a celebrity than a zombie. The suits behind Project Second Chance want to tell him how to behave in public. It’s difficult to enjoy a simple restaurant meal in peace. There’s constant pressure coming at him from all sides–-not to mention that many people consider him a vile blasphemy that should be erased from existence.And does Project Second Chance have Stanley’s best interests in mind, or is the real reason behind his reanimation something much more...sinister?"With loads of relentless action and characters that make reading seem more like eavesdropping, THE SINISTER MR. CORPSE will have even the biggest stiffs among us laughing all the way to the grave." -- Rue Morgue“Those expecting the typical apocalyptic world full of flesh eating corpses will quickly realize they are in for a different treat altogether. For those familiar with Mr. Strand’s popular Andrew Mayhem novels, take the witty banter, sharp one liners and laugh out loud moments, then turn it up a notch or three.” -- Horror World

Gathering Clouds


V.C. Andrews - 2007
    A world where her troubled relationship with her cold mother and competitive sister was hidden behind a veneer of wealth. Where untamed passions, like those that roiled inside young Megan, were not acceptable. In college, Megan falls in love with a man who would also be unacceptable in her world. Their love was powerful and real, and together they dreamed of the future. But fate would have other plans... and soon all that remained of their love was a precious child that Megan would not be allowed to raise as her own or even see again.A beautiful baby girl named Rain....From www.completevca.com

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Mark Salisbury - 2007
    Lovett, Sweeney's amorous accomplice, who creates diabolical meat pies... The cast also includes Alan Rickman,Timothy Spall and Sacha Baron Cohen.Produced in close co-operation with Tim Burton and the production team, this lavish, full colour hardcover official companion volume to the film will include a Foreword by Tim Burton, over 200 photos, concept drawings and production designs, extracts from the screenplay and interviews with the cast and crew.

The Complete H.P. Lovecraft Reader (68 Stories)


H.P. Lovecraft - 2007
    

The Scary States of America


Michael Teitelbaum - 2007
    With Jason Specter—the nation's unofficial collector of all things paranormalÑas your guide meet the girl in Illinois who can start fires with her mind, the Skunk Ape of Florida that knocks victims flat with its stench, the mischievous Shadow People of Arkansas, the Jersey Devil, the extraterrestrials who take human organs as a souvenir of their trip to Washington, and the wailing ghost of a teenage girl trapped forever in an Oregon lighthouse. Some of these visitors from other worlds don't mean to hurt anyone . . . and some of them do.Warning: All of these stories are based on true events. Are you ready to face the terror in your state?

The Memory Tree


John R. Little - 2007
    But below the surface, there are scars.Then his world changes. For reasons he doesn't understand, Sam is thrust back in time to 1968, the summer he turned thirteen. He meets his parents and his own childhood self.That summer changed Sam's world. Monsters walked the streets of his hometown, and now Sam will come face to face with those monsters again, this time as an adult.Nothing will ever be the same.

Criminal Macabre: The Complete Cal McDonald Stories


Steve Niles - 2007
    The natural and the supernatural. Cal McDonald is a detective with one foot in the real world, and one in the world of magic. For Cal, the horrors we all dream about in the fevered darkness of the night are all too real, kept at bay through an almost constant influx of drugs to numb the pain, but never erase it.

Horror Films of the 1980s


John Kenneth Muir - 2007
    This time, Muir surveys 300 films from the 1980s. From backwards psychos (Just Before Dawn) and yuppie-baiting giant rats (Of Unknown Origin), to horror franchises like Friday the 13th and Hellraiser, as well as nearly forgotten obscurities such as The Children and The Boogens, Muir is our informative guide through 10 macabre years of silver screen terrors. Muir introduces the scope of the decade's horrors, and offers a history drawing parallels between current events and the nightmares unfolding on cinema screens. Each of the 300 films is discussed with detailed credits, a brief synopsis, a critical commentary, and where applicable, notes on the film's legacy beyond the 80s. Also included is the author's ranking of the 15 best horror films of the 80s.

The Peabody-Ozymandias Traveling Circus and Oddity Emporium


F. Paul Wilson - 2007
    Paul Wilson's fiction from the FREAK SHOW anthology. The events here take place a year after the Oddity Emporium's encounter with Repairman Jack in ALL THE RAGE, with an extra ten-thousand words of new characters and new subplots that weave the story into the Adversary Cycle.Description:"It will be a long trip, brothers and sisters," Oz said as he walked among the members of his troupe. "Long in distance and in days."And perhaps it is good that we make a full circuit of this country - better yet if we could make a circuit of the globe - for it will allow us a chance to see it and remember it as it was - if we care to."He let his gaze range over them as he allowed the words to sink in.All the important ones were here. The special ones, the ones like him. Three-eyed Carmella sat with melon-headed Leshane Burns, flashing sidelong glances at George Swenson who sat alone; the bovine Clementine also sat alone, but not necessarily by choice; woody-skinned Bramble sat near green-skinned Haman who appeared to be staring at the closed tent flap while the eyeless Gerald Gaines stared at nothing yet saw everything; Delta Reid coiled around her chair as Janusch waved his stalked eyes. Others sat scattered about. The troupe had no unity yet. They were not yet a team. But by the end of this tour they would be. They'd be family. The troupe. The freak show. People with green skin, white skin, furry skin, reptile hide, no eyes, extra eyes, no digits, extra digits, people with visions, with no vision, with one face, with two faces. A gathering to give many a towner nightmares for life. But to Oz they were beautiful. Because they were kin. Brother and sister were not forms of address he took lightly. Truly kin. For they shared a common parent, a third parent that had left an indelible imprint on their genes.The Otherness. Each had been touched by the Otherness.And so begins a hunt . . . for the pieces of a Device, a Contraption, a Thing-a-ma-jig. Call it what you will, it has power . . . it straddles the worlds - the one we know and another we cannot see.

BioShock Signature Series Guide


Doug Walsh - 2007
    Caught between powerful forces, and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters.   Comprehensive Walkthrough Horror is waiting around every corner; use this guide to survive unscathed. Learn how to fend off the Splicers, bring down the Big Daddies, and overcome the lunatics that populate the underwater metropolis of Rapture.   Illustrated Maps Discover the best route to each of your objectives and learn the location of every safe, secret, and enhancement that this strange world holds.   Evolve Today Uncover the secret powers of plasmids and unlock your genetic potential. With these genetic mutations you can shock, freeze, and incinerate enemies, use telekinesis to move objects, and enrage foes to make them fight against each other.   U-Invent Use our guide to create valuable upgrades to all of your weapons.   Exclusive Foldout An exclusive poster features art from the game and a full list of Xbox 360 achievements on the reverse.   Platform: Xbox 360 and PC Genre: ShooterThis product is available for sale worldwide.

Ancestor


Scott Sigler - 2007
    Funded by the biotech firm Genada, Dr. Claus Rhumkorrf seeks to recreate the ancestor of all mammals.By getting back to the root of our creation, Rhumkorrf hopes to create an animal with human internal organs. Rhumkorrf discovers the ancestor, but it is not the small, harmless creature he envisions. His genius gives birth to a fast-growing evil that nature eradicated 250 million years ago — an evil now on the loose, and very, very hungry.

Vacation


Jeremy C. Shipp - 2007
    But instead of seeing the world, Bernard is captured by terrorists, becomes a key figure in secret drug wars, and, worse, doesn't once miss his secure American Dream.

Bleeding Shadows


Joe R. Lansdale - 2007
    Lansdale's largest, most varied collection to date. Weighing in at 488 pages and 150,000 words, these stories, poems, and novellas--supplemented by the author's introduction and by an invaluable set of story notes--move effortlessly from horror, adventure, and suspense to literary pastiche. It is, by any measure, a major addition to an already impressive body of work.The volume opens with 'Torn Away,' in which a small town sheriff encounters a man on the run from his own predatory shadow. The stories that follow come from all points of the narrative compass. In 'Morning, Noon, and Night,' a young boy stumbles across a monstrous, multi-faceted killer from which there is no escape. 'The Bleeding Shadow' is a tale of music, monsters, and deals-with-the devil set in post-WWII Texas. In 'Star Light, Eyes Bright,' an ordinary husband makes a startling discovery, one that leads to an unimaginable act of personal transformation. Elsewhere, the author offers us twisted Christmas stories ('Santa at the Cafe'), tales of a zombie apocalypse ('A Visit with Friends'), and one story--'Christmas with the Dead'--that encompasses both of these elements. Other highlights include a pair of informed, affectionate acts of literary homage. 'Metal Men of Mars' pays tribute to the Martian novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, while in 'Dread Island,' the masterful novella that concludes this collection, the world of Huckleberry Finn merges seamlessly with the worlds of H. P. Lovecraft and Joel Chandler Harris.Sometimes funny, often horrifying, and always compulsively readable, this generous gathering of stories--few of which have previously appeared in book form--constitutes a significant publishing event. Bleeding Shadows is an indispensable, vastly entertaining volume, one that no admirer of Joe R. Lansdale's distinctive brand of fiction can afford to miss.

Delta Green: Eyes Only


Dennis Detwiller - 2007
    Delta Green: Eyes Only brings together three of Pagan Publishing's long sought after Delta Green chapbooks - Machinations of the Mi-Go, The Fate, and Project Rainbow - as well as three scenarios and source material on tradecraft and policing millennial NYC.

God's Demon


Wayne Barlowe - 2007
    The Fallen, those banished demons who escaped the full wrath of Heaven, have established a limitless and oppressive kingdom within the fiery confines of Hell. Lucifer has not been seen since the Fall and the mantle of rulership has been passed to the horrific Prince Beelzebub, the Lord of the Flies. The Demons Major, Heaven's former warriors, have become the ruling class. They are the equivalent to landed lords, each owing allegiance to the de facto ruler of Hell. They reign over their fiefdoms, tormenting the damned souls and adding to their wealth.One Demon Major, however, who has not forgotten his former life in Heaven. The powerful Lord Sargatanas is restless. For millennia Sargatanas has ruled dutifully but unenthusiastically, building his city, Adamantinarx, into the model of an Infernal metropolis. But he has never forgotten what he lost in the Fall--proximity to God. He is sickened by what he has become. Now, with a small event--a confrontation with one of the damned souls--he makes a decision that will reverberate through every being in Hell. Sargatanas decides to attempt the impossible, to rebel, to endeavor to go Home and bring with him anyone who chooses to follow . . . be they demon or soul. He will stake everything on this chance for redemption.

The Taint and Other Novellas


Brian Lumley - 2007
    P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos by one of horror's biggest legends. This volume contains the very best of Brian Lumley's Mythos novellas.   Table of ContentsIntroductionThe Horror at OakdeeneBorn of the WindsThe Fairground HorrorThe TaintRising with SurtseyLord of the WormsThe House of the Temple

American Gothic: Sixty Years of Horror Cinema


Jonathan Rigby - 2007
    Jonathan Rigby examines a great many of the seminal films, including Cat People, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, The Fly, Frankenstein, Freaks, House of Wax, The Invisible Man, and She. He also looks at the actors and directors--Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Vincent Price, to name but a few. For fans and students of the horror classics, American Gothic is an essential work. This is the genre as it flourished from Univeral's early-thirties cycle and which culminated in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece Psycho, a film which forever changed and expanded the possibilities of horror cinema.

Dracula


Luis Scafati - 2007
    Dead while the sun illuminates the world, Count Dracula awaits the return of the shadows that will awaken him to search, like a nocturnal animal, for new victims whose blood will feed his immortality.Award-winning artist Luis Scafati vividly captures the classic vampire myth in the eerie darkness of his ink.

Scared to Death


Alan Gibbons - 2007
    Redman immediately charms Paul as well as Jude—a girl they meet on a night on the town. A few days later, Paul learns that Jude has mysteriously died, and Redman has disappeared. Soon after, one of Paul's teacher dies suddenly—frightened to death—near where Jude's body was found. Paul senses that Redman is involved. His new friend is dangerous. But so, we learn, is Paul. In uncovering the truth about Redman he learns shocking facts about himself. There's an evil curse loose in his family and Paul is the latest inheritor. The spree of death—camouflaged as copycat Jack the Ripper-style murders—will continue until Paul confronts the demon in himself head on.

Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula


Stephen Seitz - 2007
    "Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula" recounts the Great Detective's search for Jonathan Harker, his confrontation with the Count, the truth behind the Great Hiatus, and Dracula's terrible legacy.After Mina Murray asks Sherlock Holmes to locate her fiancee, Holmes and Watson travel to a land far eerier than the moors they had known when pursuing the Hound of the Baskervilles. The confrontation with Count Dracula threatens Holmes' health, his sanity, and his life. Will Holmes survive his battle with Count Dracula?

The Barn


Brandon Swarrow - 2007
    After certain chapters you might even find yourself looking around to make sure you are alone.The main character, Daniel Reese, is a proud father and husband who recently purchased his family's dream home; or so he thought! The terror unfolds when he realizes that he is dealing with a force far greater than his mental and physical capacity. Daniel Reese had no idea that opening those massive barn doors would reveal so many dark, bizarre secrets.

Tales from the Woeful Platypus


Caitlín R. Kiernan - 2007
    Kiernan surprised her readers with, Frog Toes and Tentacles, a small-form hardcover of ?darkly weird erotica.? Now Kiernan follows that sold-out volume with a second collection of her unique brand of erotica, Tales from the Woeful Platypus. Like its predecessor, this book will be illustrated by acclaimed artist Vince Locke (The Sandman, Batman, A History of Violence, Deadworld, etc.), and also like the first volume, it is unlikely ever to be reprinted.

Omens


Richard Gavin - 2007
    OMENS is a haunting collection of short stories for the discriminating horror fiction enthusiast. The tales are reminiscent of the work of Robert Aickman, relying moreso on atmosphere & imagery to convey the sense of the unknown and unexplained, and also of the works of Thomas Ligotti, conveying an unsettling sense of the unimagineable.

Triple Dare To Be Scared: Thirteen Further Freaky Tales


Robert D. San Souci - 2007
    San Souci obliges them with 13 more spine-tingling horror stories in "Triple-Dare to Be Scared." Each elegantly crafted vignette draws readers into the life of a young person like themselves just as a bad decision or an act of fate brings the characters face-to-face with the supernatural. Each story hurtles through twists and turns toward a surprise ending much more compelling than in a traditional spook story. " Second Childhood" wonders where to take shelter from a recently awakened child-ghost? (Answer: Not its former home!) " Plat-Eye" features twins who learn why they should be afraid of a big, bad shapechanger who' s paying a little too much attention to them. " Far Site" expands a video game into something much larger -- and more frightening! " Field of Nightmares" turns an innocent baseball game on old man Fletcher' s field into a fight for life. These exciting stories feature children of various ethnicities taking on all manner of threats from beyond the grave -- and beyond logic -- while David Ouimet' s creepy illustrations add that extra twinge of terror.

Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted Tales


Neal Shusterman - 2007
    Or caught on one of the most terrifying roller coasters of all time, when suddenly the tracks ahead just disappear. Enter the world of Darkness Creeping, where hollow-eyed skulls arrive in the mail and nothing is as it seems. Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner and beloved author Neal Shusterman walks on the dark side with this classic collection of masterfully creepy stories so horrifying, you may have to read them twice to remind yourself they’re not real.Contents:• Foreword (Darkness Creeping: Twenty Twisted Tales) (2007) - essay by Neal Shusterman• Catching Cold (2007)• Who Do We Appreciate? (2007)• Soul Survivor (1995)• Black Box (1993)• Resting Deep (1993)• Security Blanket (1995)• Same Time Next Year (1993)• The River Tour (2007)• Flushie (1993)• Monkeys Tonight (1993)• Screaming at the Wall (1993)• Growing Pains (1995)• Alexander's Skull (1993)• Connecting Flight (1995)• Ralphy Sherman's Root Canal (2007)• An Ear for Music (1995)• Riding the Raptor (1995)• Trash Day (1995)• Crystalloid (1995)• Shadows of Doubt (1993)

Friday the 13th


Justin Gray - 2007
    As the slaughter begins & Jason closes in, they formulate a desperate plan to survive - but who, if anyone, will make it out in just one piece?

O Fortunate Floridian: H.P. Lovecraft's Letters to R.H. Barlow


H.P. Lovecraft - 2007
    P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is almost as famous for his letters as for his supernatural fiction. Of the estimated one hundred thousand letters that he wrote, one hundred and fifty-nine of them collected for the first time in this volume were written to Robert H. Barlow (1918-1951). . . . Barlow was only a teenager, living with his family in DeLand, Florida, when the famous writer began corresponding with him. He was enthusiastic for all things related to weird fiction, the pulp magazines and the people who wrote for them, and the emerging community of active fans. Like other fans of the period, Barlow published a fanzine, wrote stories and poems, and even tried his hand at printing. All of these endeavors the equally precocious Lovecraft encouraged. . . . The reader will find references to familiar names like Weird Tales, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and Harry Houdini. Lovecraft s letters to Barlow record much about that vanished time and prove to be among the liveliest of all his published correspondence. . . . While the letters in this volume touch mainly on literary matters, they also record Lovecraft's love of Florida. He visited the state several times twice as Barlow's guest and was enthralled by the vistas of live oaks and Spanish moss. He occasionally felt homesick for Florida when he was at home in Rhode Island, and he never yearned more to be in the Sunshine State than during cold New England winters. There was no doubt where he wished to be when he addressed a letter to Barlow, during the depths of one winter, as O Floridian More Fortunate than you can Realise. . . . In addition to letters, the reader will find an insightful introduction by the editors providing details and anecdotes about the friendship between Lovecraft and Barlow. The book is further enriched by Barlow's poignant memoir of Lovecraft in Florida, a glossary of notable people mentioned in the letters, autobiographical pieces by Barlow, and an invaluable index.

Call of the Forbidden Way


Robert Owings - 2007
    Despite his resistance to the Call, he is ineluctably drawn into a realm of shamans, priestesses, deities, and plant-medicine work, where he becomes engaged in a searing struggle with extra-dimensional forces that threaten the future of humanity as we know it.

Midlisters


Kealan Patrick Burke - 2007
    He is a midlister, those thankless souls who labor in the shadows of sometimes better, sometimes luckier writers, and it's starting to take its toll.Meet Kent Gray, wildly popular author of a string of so-called "sex-fi" novels. He's wealthy, handsome, and the object of Jason Tennant's professional jealousy.Welcome to Baltimore, Maryland, and the Aurora Science Fiction & Horror Convention, where these two men, midlister and bestseller, will meet for the first time, and the midlister motto "Better Read Than Dead" will be put to the ultimate test.

Children of the Night: Classic Vampire Stories


David Stuart Davies - 2007
    In this unique collection of vampire stories you will find some of the earliest depictions of these fearful creatures as in John Polidori's 'The Vampyre' and James Malcolm Rymer's 'Varney, the Vampyre', a tale which held readers in thrall when it was first published in the mid-nineteenth century. As well as these rare stories and those featuring the more well known bloodsuckers such as Le Fanu's 'Carmilla' and Stoker's 'Dracula', there is a clutch of lesser known but equally frightening tales written by expert practitioners in the art of raising goose pimples. Children of the Night is a volume filled with the rich blood of chilling vampire fiction.

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: At the Mountains of Madness (Audio Drama)


H.P. Lovecraft - 2007
    There, the expedition meets tragedy and its survivors uncover cosmic horrors beyond all measure.Lovecraft considered At the Mountains of Madness to be his best and most ambitious story. One of his longest tales, this story languished for more than five years before it was first published in Astounding Stories magazine. Our old-time radio adaptation features a cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and a thrilling original musical score by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for The Call of Cthulhu). Sit down, dim the lights, fire up the wireless and enjoy 77 minutes of exciting Lovecraftian drama, suspense and cosmic horror.

Strangers and Pilgrims


Walter de la Mare - 2007
    500 copies. Contents: Introduction, A:B:O., The Moon's Miracle, The Riddle, The Giant, The Quincunx, The Pear-Tree, The Bird of Travel, Seaton's Aunt, The Vats, Promise at Dusk, The Creatures, Miss Jemima, The Looking-Glass, Out of the Deep, Winter, The Green Room, The Scarecrow, Alice's Godmother, Mr Kempe, A Recluse, All Hallows, The Game At Cards, Crewe, The House, 'What Dreams May Come', Strangers and Pilgrims, A Revenant, The Guardian, An Anniversary, Music, Bad Company, Bibliographical Information.'Walter de la Mare's stories have a claim to be the most subtle and strangely powerful depictions of the supernatural in English fiction of the twentieth century.' So says Mark Valentine in his introduction to these thirty-one uncanny tales. Amongst this selection are some of the best known of de la Mare's stories: 'Seaton's Aunt', 'Out of the Deep', 'All Hallows', and also some of the more obscure: 'Miss Jemima', 'A Game at Cards', Alice's Godmother'. All illustrate the writer's enigmatic relationship with alternative layers of existence and a sense of the unknown, conveyed in beautifully restrained prose. There are few overt exterior forces encountered; de la Mare's characters 'do not have to face monstrosities of any sort: but they are haunted nevertheless; by loneliness, by lovelessness, by loss.' This concentration on 'queerness and quiet tragedy' is tempered by the writer's poetic powers of description, particularly his depiction of the English countryside. Strangers and Pilgrims is the definitive collection of de la Mare's supernatural and psychological stories.

Horror Hour: Nightmare Hour and The Haunting Hour


R.L. Stine - 2007
    Stine.

Dark Lullaby


Mayra Calvani - 2007
    Captivated by her beauty as well as her views on good and evil, he spends the next several days with her. Soon, however, he begins to notice a strangeness in her, especially the way she seems to take pleasure in toying with his conscience.The young woman, Kamilah, invites him to Rize, Turkey, where she claims her family owns a cottage in the woods. In spite of his heavy workload and the disturbing visions and nightmares about his sister’s baby that is due to be born soon, Gabriel agrees to go with her.But nothing, not even the stunning splendor of the Black Sea, can disguise the horror of her nature. In a place where death dwells and illusion and reality seem as one, Gabriel must now come to terms with his own demons in order to save his sister’s unborn child, and ultimately, his own soul…

The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith: The End Of The Story


Clark Ashton Smith - 2007
    

The Shadows, Kith and Kin


Joe R. Lansdale - 2007
    Lansdale whips up yet another batch of stories to amaze, surprise, and entertain you.His new offering covers a lot of territory, producing what may be his best short story collection yet.One tale concerns an East Texas mule race in the early 1900s that proves to be an unexpected turning point and learning experience for the main character, a lifelong loser. It also chronicles the unusual circumstances of the race, which include a friendship between a rare white mule that can run like the wind, and his friend, a loyal, spotted pig.Another tale drops us into the disturbed mind of a mass murderer and his friendship with the shadows.Two others stories reintroduce us to the supernatural adventures of Reverend Rains, the flawed hero from Lansdale's cult favorite novel, Dead in the West. Here ghouls prowl and werewolves howl.There's a poetic collaboration with Melissa Mia Hall about the nature of loneliness and loss that echoes back to science fiction stories of an earlier time, as well as a famous, award winning novella reprinted here for the first time in several years about a clutch of unusual crime solvers.Read about a world where the dead almost rule, and venture into an alternate universe that is the background for perhaps the strangest tale of all, an adventure concerning an earnest and horny steam shovel named Bill, and his challenge to do the right thing at all costs.It's the usual wild and crowd pleasing display of what has become a subgenre of modern literature as only Joe R. Lansdale can present it: Tales Lansdalien.Welcome to his world.

J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 4


J. Sheridan Le Fanu - 2007
    Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 4 is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.Contains the titles: Ghost Stories of Chapelizod The Drunkard’s Dream The Ghost and the Bonesetter The Mysterious Lodger

Paul Jennings' Spookiest Stories


Paul Jennings - 2007
    To celebrate 20 years of stories by Paul Jennings, Penguin has put together collections of his work. Hand-picked by Paul, each book contains 20 - 25 stories from the UnCollected series, Tongue-tied and the Super Diaries. Paul Jennings' Funniest Stories has already appealed to audiences, having sold over 40000 copies to date, Paul Jennings' Weirdest Stories has also been snapped up by readers, and Paul's Spookiest looks set to follow!

Haunted Mansion


Dan Vado - 2007
    Each contributor tells a story based on the characters and scenes presented in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, and a beautifully illustrated story in four parts tells how the mansion came to be haunted in the first place!

Ock Von Fiend


Luke Edwards - 2007
    When he gets down about being different, Ock remembers the advantages - super hearing, night vision, vanishing power, and how cool are those teeth?

Encyclopedia Horrifica: Terrifying Truth About Vampires, Ghosts, Monsters, and More


Joshua Gee - 2007
    But beware! Surprises lurk at the turn of every page. . . .Discover a time line of ALIEN LIFE on earth--beginning 4 billion years ago! Meet a man recruited by the U.S. government to become a PSYCHIC SUPERSPY. Spend a dark and stormy night with professional GHOSTBUSTERS. Visit a mysterious library in search of DRACULA's shocking origins. Witness new photos of the actual sea monster that inspired the mythical KRAKEN. And much more!

Ghost Rider


Greg Cox - 2007
    . . and as night falls and evil rises, Johnny Blaze becomes his bounty hunter -- the Ghost Rider -- a flaming host of vengeance and twisted justice annihilating anything daring to escape from the depths of the abyss.Now charged with destroying Mephistopheles' greatest nemesis, Blackheart, Johnny Blaze's curse becomes his power, and perhaps his destiny. . . .

Television Fright Films of the 1970s


David Deal - 2007
    This critical survey lists films, with credits, plot synopsis and critical commentary included for each.

Best New Horror


Joe Hill - 2007
    This short story was originally published in Joe Hill's collection 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS.Eddie Carroll is sick to death of editing the collection America's Best New Horror, sick of reading through second-rate stories in order to find the few "best new." But one afternoon he stumbles across a new story so remarkable that he soon embarks on a quixotic quest to find its author - a quest he may not live to regret.

Midnight in New England: Tales of the Strange and Mysterious


Scott Thomas - 2007
    P. Lovecraft, this collection of original stories is set in 18th and 19th century New England--when restless spirits seemed to roam more freely. Not quite horror, not quite mystery, these dark yet spellbindingly eloquent tales hover on the edge, threatening at every page to plunge the characters into madness.

The Ruskin Bond Horror Omnibus


Ruskin Bond - 2007
    And there is only one way to survive.Master your fear.This is a collection of some of the spookiest tales ever written. Terror fans will surely devour these incredible spine-chillers from masters of the genre. Featuring Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’s Guest’, Jerome K. Jerome’s ‘The Skeleton’, C.A. Kincaid’s ‘The Werewolf’, Thomas Burke’s ‘The Hollow Man’, and other period chillers, this volume will surprise and horrify hardcore devotees of the genre and newcomers alike.So prepare to be haunted, and retell these grisly tales to your friends to see if you can make their spines tingle.

Over The Darkening Fields


Scott Thomas - 2007
    A Young woman explores the mysteries of death through the paintings of an enigmatic artist. A young couple discovers a restless antique doll in a cemetery. The charred bodies of homeless men appear in the snowy alleys of Boston. A strange mural with an appetite for bones haunts a deserted house. In the past... A woman roams the slums of London hoping to be Jack the Ripper's next victim. Night after night a man dreams of his lonely lover and her trip to a strange museum. Following a tragic accident, a widow orders the construction of a secret chamber with walls thick enough to muffle screams. In a strange city, long ago... Women are blinded at birth; this has been the law for 500 years. Now they can see, and they are coming back from the grave to take their revenge. A cryptographer struggles to solve the mystery that may save the living from the dead. 26 Stories From The author of Westermead and Cobwebs and Whispers.

Whispers in the Night


Brandon MasseyTish Jackson - 2007
    . . Quench your insatiable thirst for terror at a bar where the drinks are abominable and the patrons never leave. Relive the infamous, harrowing Middle Passage that brought millions of African slaves to America, but this time with a spellbinding twist. . .Lie Your Deepest Fears. . .From scenes of pulsating ecstasy to unspeakable tragedy, surrender yourself to a world inhabited by bizarre sex cults and violent gangs. Meet the malevolent entities that feed on human misery in the midst of a hurricane's wrath. Endure a sweltering summer on a swamp inhabited by mischievous spirits intent on possessing the most innocent within their slimy grasp. Submit to the tantalizing temptation and the irresistible pull of the unknown in eighteen stories that will illuminate the horrors within--and without. And whatever you do, don't turn off the lights. . ."Showcases the best in horror and suspense by noted African American writers." --"Library Journal "on "Dark Dreams""Funny. . .horrifying. . .the end is always unexpected. . .a book worth reading if you like looking over your shoulder or peering into dark corners." --"The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers "on "Voices from The Other Side: Dark Dreams II""Strong. . .a volume whose universal human themes will resonate with many readers." --"Publishers Weekly "on "Dark Dreams"

Shades


Geoff Cooper - 2007
    A secret that threatens the lives of Danny, his friends, and the mysterious old Russian known as Gustav...

Legends of the Mountain State


Michael KnostScott Nicholson - 2007
    A unique and eerie anthology, this volume includes thirteen chilling accounts of Mountain State ghostly manifestations, myths and mountain mythology, based on known legends from West Virginia. Rural hauntings and stories of the macabre take center stage. Topics and stories covered include the Mothman monster, the Ethel coalmine spector, Silver Run, the Chapmanville high school haunting, the Ghost of Holden #22 Mountain and many, many others. West Virginia noted horror writer Michael Knost, of Logan County, WV, aptly serves as the anthology's editor; and writers for this special project are an amalgamation of nationally respected authors in the horror, science fiction and fantasy fields. There are also several up-and-comers included who are from in and around the state. All 13 of these disquieting accounts take place in rural West Virginia and are surprisingly of a family-friendly nature. However, Knost laughingly suggests that these are not the types of stories to be read late at night. He added, "The thirteen tales are more than just documented biographies of legends, ghosts or spooky events. These are individual cases as told by some of the best storytellers in the business. Buckle up your seatbelt and enjoy the ride."

The Strange Man


Greg Mitchell - 2007
    Twenty-two and unemployed, he is content to hide in the shadow of adolescence with a faith that he professes but rarely puts into action.But when a demonic stranger arrives and begins threatening his friends, Dras is drawn into a battle that forces him to choose which side he is on. In a race against the clock, he must not only fight these evil forces, but also somehow convince his best friend, Rosalyn, to join him--before she is lost forever.

Selections from Dreamsongs 2: Stories of Fantasy, Horror/Sci-Fi, and a Man Called Tuf: Unabridged Selections


George R.R. MartinClaudia Black - 2007
    R. Martin is a giant in the field of fantasy literature and one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. Now he delivers a rare treat for readers: a compendium of his shorter works, collected into two stunning volumes, that offers fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master.Whether writing about werewolves, wizards, or outer space, George R. R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, highlighted in this dazzling collection.  Included here in Volume II are acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Award winner “The Skin Trade” as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, “The Hedge Knight,” plus two never-before-published screenplays. Featuring extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs, Volume II, is an invaluable chronicle of a writer at the height of his creativity–and an unforgettable reading experience for fans old and new.

Proverbs for Monsters


Michael A. Arnzen - 2007
    Arnzen. Hand picked by the author, these are the stories "flash fictions," and poems most cherished by readers, most enjoyed at live performances, most celebrated by editor of year's best collections, and most recommended for literary awards from across his career. AN INFANT VAMPIRE BITES HARDEST In Proverbs For Monsters you'll get advice for growing your own maneating plant. You'll ride the movies at Exorcystland - the scariest amusement park ever created. You'll attend a bizarre grade school for assassins. You'll meet a dentist with a very disturbing collection of baby teeth. You'll encounter strange children - from the boy who carries his heart in a metal case attached to his chest to the girl who is completely encased in the carapace of her own giant scab. You'll ride a deseased elephant and witness the death of the last vampire and learn more than you ever wanted to know about a perpetual embalming machine. You'll wince and laugh and wince again. FORTUNE FAVORS THE CLEAVER Whether you're never read Michael Arnzen before or are already a fan of his gleefully twisted imagination, you're in for a very dark treat with this generous collection of thirty stories and thirty poems, many of them impossible-to-find or never seen before. Proverbs for Monsters offers the most delightful and disturbing retrospective of this acclaimed author's career. Winner of Three Bram Stoker Awards and the International Horror Guild Award "[Arnzen's] ingenuity of plot and startling resolutions rival the work of any horror author publishing short fiction...As time passes it will become increasingly obvious that Michael A. Arnzen is a strong and important voice in horror fiction." -- Cemetery Dance "...one of the most inventive and outrageous talents in the horror genre." -- Karl Edward Wagner, fmr. editor of The Year's Best Horror Stories "Mike Arnzen is the finest zombie poet who ever lived, then died and came back." -- John Skipp, author of The Long Last Call

Jack's Magic Beans


Brian Keene - 2007
    One moment, customers are happily shopping in the Save-A-Lot grocery store. The next instant, they are transformed into bloodthirsty psychotics, interested only in slaughtering one another and committing unimaginably atrocious and frenzied acts of violent depravity. Only Jack, Sammi, Angie and Marcel seem immune to the insanity that has infected the rest of the town. But can they stay alive long enough -- and trust each other long enough -- to unravel the secret of Jack's magic beans... Deadite Press is proud to bring one of Brian Keene's bleakest and most violent novellas back into print once more. This edition also includes four bonus short stories: "Without You", "I Am An Exit", "This Is Not An Exit", and "The King, in: YELLOW".

Art of Hideshi Hino


Hideshi Hino - 2007
    This volume features a selection of his artwork and three new short manga stories.

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twentieth Annual Collection


Ellen DatlowSarah Monette - 2007
    Witches and warlocks, fairy rings and gothic tales, this work presents some of the best short stories and poetry published in this genre.

Ugly Heaven, Beautiful Hell


Jeffrey Thomas - 2007
    UGLY HEAVEN At one point in time, Heaven was a paradise. It was a blissful utopia full of wonders far beyond human comprehension. But that was a long, long time ago. The afterlife is now in ruins. It has become an ugly, lonely wasteland populated by strange monstrous beasts, masturbating angels, and sad man-like beings wallowing in the remains of the once-great Kingdom of God. As two recently departed souls arrive in Heaven, they discover their eternal home is not one of divine peace but of nightmarish ugliness. So they go on a quest to explore this dead alien landscape, desperately seeking answers, allies, and some sort of place they can forever call home. BEAUTIFUL HELL A writer named Frank Lyre finds himself damned to an afterlife where Demons and Angels are equally sadistic and conflicted, where torturers become seducers, where Jesus likes to sit for a pleasant chat and God is not only going through monstrous changes to His body, but a personal crisis that might forever change His vision of creation. Beautiful Hell is a sequel of sorts to Jeffrey Thomas's acclaimed novel Letters From Hades, but stands on its own as a harrowing study of damnation and regeneration, physical passion and emotional pain, faith and rebellion, and the conflict between the spirit and the flesh.

Misfit Sisters: Screen Horror as Female Rites of Passage


Sue Short - 2007
    Drawing parallels with folk tales it evaluates the trials female protagonists undergo in their journey to womanhood, arguing that the focus given to female characters and experiences, the powers they are given, and the ways in which they are tested demand that the genre be critically re-appraised.

Hellblazer: With A Little Help For My Friends


Mike Carey - 2007
    Constantine happens upon an argument between twin sisters that turns into a hunt through London for mysterious items to quell the sibling fire. But when a bizarre sickness begins to shadow him, he realizes he'll need help from some 'special' friends to get him out of this terrifying, deadly mess.

It Came from the Kitchen: Monstrously Delicious Celebrity Recipes from Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, & Assorted Aliens And Beyond!


Geoff Isaac - 2007
    From Bela Lugosi's Cabbage Rolls to Ray Bradbury's Peach Kuchen, this book contains a treasure trove of favorite recipes from actors, writers, directors, special effects and makeup people past and present that will appeal to both new converts and old connoisseurs of the genres. Scattered throughout are quotes, trivia, bloopers, anecdotes and musings all related to film and television. What was Gene Barry having for breakfast just before a Martian spaceship crashed into his house in WAR OF THE WORLDS? What food was served aboard the ship in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY? What foods must one avoid in order to survive in a horror film? And just what does Jell-O have to do with special effects and spacemen? Whether you want to know more about your screen favorites or simply want to embellish you own table at Halloween, IT CAME FROM THE KITCHEN will provide culinary and cinematic treats for years to come.

Pray for Death


Cash Pawley - 2007
    Detective Steve Layton was assigned to the case and hunted this relentless attacker who lurked in the shadows of Asheville's darkest areas, with an agenda much greater than anyone could have imagined. The routine investigation became a personal manhunt for the Detective, when he found out his own personal ties to the psychopath. Eventually, he came to trust no one, and would stop at nothing to catch this sick and twisted individual! ** If you like any of the following Authors, then you will love this Novel: Stephenie Meyer, John Sandford, Elizabeth George, James Patterson, Lisa Scottoline, Susanna Moore or Sandra Brown. *** Be sure to watch for the Sequel to this book... "PRAY FOR MERCY" coming soon!

Charlie Chan Omnibus


Earl Derr Biggers - 2007
    His cheeks were as chubby as a baby's, his skin ivory tinted, his black hair close-cropped, his amber eyes slanting.’A family secret leads to murder in a house without locks… Someone is prepared to kill to procure a valuable set of pearls, and a parrot fluent in Chinese knows too much… A Scotland Yard Inspector is about to close his final case, but someone is prepared to kill to keep the mystery unsolved… Three very different crimes, with one thing in common… He's Honolulu's greatest detective - prepare to savour the wisdom of Charlie Chan. From Hawaii to San Francisco, no crime is too baffling, no clue too insignificant for Charlie.Long out of print, Charlie Chan's first three cases, The House Without a Key, The Chinese Parrot, and Behind That Curtain, have been collected in one volume for your entertainment and bafflement.

Kolchak The Night Stalker: The Lovecraftian Horror


C.J. Henderson - 2007
    Lovecraft's enduring world of gods and monsters! Kolchak has seen it all, from vampires and zombies to witches, ghosts and even the minions of Hell, itself. By rights, nothing should shake this indomitable reporter anymore. But, when he starts to follow the trail begun by the photographing of a strange sea creature, one more reminiscent of the creature from the black lagoon than a shark or tuna, he suddenly finds himself being drawn into a nightmare world so fantastic, so utterly alien and frighteningly dark that even his massive psychic defenses begin to crumble. For once, Kolchak isn't just following a story. This time, he's crossing the threshold into another reality. One which could possibly destroy both his mind, and the entire world!

End Times


Rio Youers - 2007
    Determined to rebuild his life, he has buried the memories and moved on … until he finds her, Mia Floats Softly, shimmering in the rain. Alive with fire and as beautiful as his pain, she awakens his reckless desire. The dark memories come flooding back, and Scott knows that Mia Floats Softly is tethered to his past … and that she has returned because she means to destroy him.Wherever you go, I’ll be waiting.As broken as the life-lines on his ruined hands, Scott must face the darkness he has tried so hard to escape from. His journey leads him from the cold streets of England to the wild prairies of South Dakota, where he will learn the truth about Mia, and himself … and where he must face the destructive power of desire one final time.

In and Down


Brett Alexander Savory - 2007
    Through their father's emotional absence and abuse, they come to believe women do not truly exist. One of the boys draws into himself, looking for answers to the confusion in his life, and throughout this descent, he experiences his past as though through a distorted carnival mirror. When he emerges from his inner journey, he is forced to confront a secret that has been buried deep inside for over thirty years.

Discouraging at Best


John Edward Lawson - 2007
    On the pages within are five interlinked tales that, when pieced together, paint a panorama of apathy, greed, and manipulation. We follow the self-inflicted plight of working class families and their efforts to step on others in the race to get ahead. We watch the petty wars of Nobel laureates. We become immersed in the minds of those caught in an ankle-biters rebellion. We are drawn into the intrigues and incompetence of those pulling the strings at the highest level of government. And, ultimately, we wonder: why? Here the absurdity of the mundane expands exponentially creating a tidal wave that sweeps reason away. For those who enjoy satire, bizarro literature, or a good old-fashioned slap to the senses, Discouraging at Best offers extra helpings of each.

Horror 101: The A List Of Horror Films and Monster Movies


Aaron ChristensenAndreas Charalambous - 2007
    320 pages with 122 photos from 110 films covered in 101 essays by 78 horror fans from 12 different countries

Defining Moments


David Niall Wilson - 2007
    This book collects a lot of stories written over a lot of years. It was first published by Welsh publisher Sarob Press. Defining Moments was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award as a collection. The story "The Gentle Brush of Wings" first published in this collection, WON the Bram Stoker Award for short fiction. The collection was originally issued in only limited and lettered states, and is long sold out. Copies go in excess of fifty dollars apiece.Contents:Preface by David Niall Wilson.Defining MomentsThe Lost Wisdom of InstinctFor These Things I Am Truly ThankfulCockroach Suckers*More Than WordsThe Call of Farther ShoresBloody Knife and Morning StarThe Gentle Brush of Wings*The Death-Sweet Scent of LiliesTo Dream of ScheherazadeA Taste of Blood and RosesThe Milk of Paradise’Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky*All previously published stories have been newly revised by the author for this collection. *Previously Unpublished.

Biosecurity in the Global Age: Biological Weapons, Public Health, and the Rule of Law


David P. Fidler - 2007
    The book examines the renewed threat from biological weapons, and explores the new world of biological weapons governance. Gostin and Fidler argue that the arms control approach in the Biological Weapons Convention no longer dominates. Other strategies have emerged to challenge the arms control approach, and the book identifies four important policy trends—the criminalization of biological weapons, regulation of the biological sciences, management of the biodefense imperative, and preparation for biological weapons attack.The book also explores the challenges to public health resulting from new security threats. The authors look at the linkages between security and public health policy, both at the national and international level. For instance, Gostin and Fidler scrutinize the difficulty of developing policies that improve defenses against both biological weapons and the threat of infectious diseases from new viral strains.The new worlds of biological weapons and public health governance raise the importance of crafting policy responses informed by the rule of law. Thinking about the rule of law underscores the importance of finding globalized forms of biosecurity governance. The book explores patterns in recent governance initiatives and advocates building a "global biosecurity concert" as a way to address the threats biological weapons and infectious diseases present in the early 21st century.

Beneath and Beyond


David Stricklen - 2007
    When twelve-year-old Tommy swims to the bottom and never resurfaces, everyone in the small farming town believes he has drowned. Everyone, that is, except his older brother, Brian. Days after the disappearance, and urged on by a haunting voice, he desperately plunges himself into the dark waters.Despite overwhelming odds, Brian has chosen to enter into a dangerous otherworld in and effort to save his brother. Beneath and Beyond is a fast-paced, modern day tail of fantasy, mystery and adventure. It champions the cause of Good versus the darkness of evil in this very unique and compelling story.See www.blackwaterpond.com to order. Free shipping.

The Hollow Earth


Steven Savile - 2007
    One such archaic tablet was stolen from the British museum and with it something from the deepest catacombs of the earth has been released. It has been whispered in occult circles that the tablet holds the secret to discovering the location of the Catamine Stair, the endless spiral that descends all the way into the hollow heart of the earth. Days later a demonic looking corpse is found crucified on the cupola of St Paul's Cathedral. Something has been let lose... Challinor and Millington, adventurers from the fabled Greyfriar's Club in old London Town, are hell bent on finding out the truth before it is too late . . . This is #6 in Bloodletting's chapbook series.

Vegetation


Mark Laflamme - 2007
    A chilling tale of floral justice by Maine author Mark LaFlamme.

Deadly Vision


Rick R. Reed - 2007
    Cass must venture out in it to hunt for her son, seven-year-old Max. Lightning strikes a tree near her and a branch to the head knocks her unconscious. When Cass awakens a couple days later, she sees into the deepest secrets of those around her. Worse, some teenage girls have gone missing, and Cass sees their grisly fates. The discovery opens the door to a whole new life. The police are suspicious. The press wants to make her a celebrity. And the killers are desperate to know how she found their carefully concealed grave. Cass finds an ally in Dani Westwood, a local reporter. The two women begin to probe into the disappearances/murders and start to forge a romance. When Cass's little boy, Max, disappears, Cass must race against the clock to find him...before it's too late. "Horror fiction's most original voice knows how to spin a tale that makes a reader double check the door locks and windows. It is at once smart and twisted." ~NY Times Bestselling Author Gregg Olsen "Rick R. Reed moves to the head of the graveyard with this bone-chilling story of a reluctant psychic, a pair of maniacal killers, and the slaughter of innocence. Fiendishly good!" ~Victor J. Banis, author of Come This Way

Frankenstein: A Cultural History


Susan Tyler Hitchcock - 2007
    At a time when the moral universe was shifting and advances in scientific knowledge promised humans dominion over that which had been God's alone, Mary Shelley envisioned a story of human presumption and its misbegotten consequences. Two centuries later, that story is still constantly retold and reinterpreted, from Halloween cartoons to ominous allusions in the public debate, capturing and conveying meaning central to our consciousness today and our concerns for tomorrow. From Victorian musical theater to Boris Karloff with neck bolts, to invocations at the President's Council on Bioethics, the monster and his myth have inspired everyone from cultural critics to comic book addicts. This is a lively and eclectic cultural history, illuminated with dozens of pictures and illustrations, and told with skill and humor. Susan Tyler Hitchcock uses film, literature, history, science, and even punk music to help us understand the meaning of this monster made by man.