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The Orpheus Process by Daniel H. Gower
John Everson - 2013
Instead it offered the start of a nightmare, when an unknown breed of flies migrated through the area, leaving painful bites in their wake. The media warned people to stay inside until the swarm passed. But the flies didn't leave. And then the radios and TVs went silent. That's when the spiders came. Spiders that could spin a deadly web large enough to engulf an entire house overnight. Spiders that left stripped bones behind as they multiplied. Spiders that, like the flies, sought hungrily for tender flesh...through Violet Eyes.
On This, the Day of the Pig
Josh Malerman - 2019
Pearl. Sitting on his ass like a person might, his front hooves limp at the sides of his belly, his head was cocked slightly to the side, his pink ears straight high above his head. His bad eye looked dark, hidden, but his good one was fixed on Jeff.In it, Jeff saw an intelligence that scared him.A half smile appeared under the pig's snout, or maybe it was just the way his lips naturally curled up at their ends.Jeff fingered the latch. Pearl watched him. Staring. Assessing. Planning?Jeff pulled his fingers away. A streak of shame ran down his back, like he'd come close to letting something very bad out of the pen...
They Came with the Rain
Christopher Coleman - 2020
And rain wasn't in the forecast.Then one June night, a day after the opening of a massive sinkhole at the town's edge, torrential rain descends on Garmella.The rain brings relief to the town, but that's not all that comes with the rain.By morning, an ancient evil has consumed the town. An evil responsible for countless deaths and disappearances over the centuries.Now, Ramon Thomas, sheriff of Garmella, and his deputy Allie, as well as a small group of survivors, must confront the evil before it spreads beyond Garmella to the rest of the world, threatening the destruction of civilization.
Joe Hill Collection: Heart-Shaped Box, 20th Century Ghosts, Horns, and NOS4A2
Joe Hill - 2014
Each publication of Hill is beautiful textured, deliciously scary, and greeted with the sort of overwhelming critical acclaim that is rare for works of skin-crawling supernatural terror. Read on if you dare to see what all the well-deserved hoopla is about.
Alan Ryker - 2012
A new breed…a new evil… Hidden deep beneath its landfill lair of trash and filth, a strange new organism has come to life. When an accidental fire drives it out, the mysterious creature escapes across the drought-blasted Kansas prairie and finds the home of elderly hoarder Anna Grish. In desperate need of shelter, it burrows in, concealed amidst the squalor and mess.When Adult Protective Services force Anna to vacate her junk-riddled home, she moves in with her son and his family. But there is something wrong with Anna, something more than her declining mental condition and severe hoarding disorder. Something sinister has taken hold of her, and it’s not only getting stronger, it’s spreading. Amidst the wide-open Kansas plains, with endless blue sky above and flat, open vista stretching from one horizon to the next, there is nowhere to hide from…THE HOARD.
Rick Chesler - 2020
His jugular vein punctured with a foot-long T-rex claw. However, the claw is not a fossilized one. A simple note signed by the scientist reads, “I’m sorry.” A team of researchers and park rangers is hastily and quietly assembled to find out what it is he’s apologized for, suspecting he has unleashed a genetically altered animal atrocity into the wild. Unsure of exactly what to look for, the expedition sets out into the Everglades in a desperate search of what they fear might be a living predator not seen on Earth for millions of years. What they find is even worse—The entire Everglades has been transformed into an illicit breeding ground for the living, breathing results of unauthorized genetic tampering with extinct predators. Will the harried band of park rangers and scientists be able to contain the most outlandish bio-threat the world has ever seen? Or will the terrifying genetic EDITs made by the rogue scientist prove too ferocious to contain? "Michael Crichton meets Matthew Reilly in this action-packed creature thriller!" ~ USA Today Bestseller David Wood, author of Primordial "Awesome. Simply Awesome. Chesler strikes again with another unpotdownable saga." ~ USA Today Bestseller, Nick Thacker, author of the Harvey Bennett Thrillers
Michael Laimo - 2005
And it keeps getting worse and worse. No, unfortunately for Bev, he's completely sane. What's taking control of him is far more terrifying than insanity. And it has an unimaginable purpose. Bev has become an innocent pawn in an infernal game, a victim of hellish forces beyond understanding. His visions of blood and debauchery are growing more ghastly every day. Some of them the most shocking are real. Bev can feel his mind, his body, his very soul slipping away. Will his only hope or his eternal damnation come from the demonologist?
Resurrection: Zombie Epic
Tim Curran - 2009
It began at an ultra-secret government laboratory. Experiments in limb regeneration-an unspeakable union of Medieval alchemy and cutting edge genetics result in the very germ of horror itself: a gene trigger that will reanimate dead tissue...any dead tissue. Now it's loose. It's gone viral. It's in the rain. And the rain has notstopped falling for weeks. As the country floods and corpses float in the streets, as cities are submerged, the evil dead are rising. Andthey are hungry. Limited Edition 666 page Hardback.
Graham Masterton - 2013
He wakes to find himself in the hospital of a small town in Montana. There he convalesces and gradually becomes acquainted with the local community, most of whom seem to be clever and charming, although some are arrogant and difficult to get on with. In particular he forms a relationship with a smart and pretty local girl. He learns that he has been in a coma for weeks and that his friend’s remains have already been sent back to California for cremation. He keeps in touch with his family through emails and phone calls.As time goes by, however, and he gradually recovers his mobility, he begins to notice odd things about the community. People disappear without explanation and nobody ever mentions them again. Strangers come and go on a regular basis but the local people seem to ignore them. He is about to leave and go back home when his new girlfriend disappears. He stays to investigate. He gradually begins to come to the terrible conclusion that he is actually dead and that everybody in the town knows that he is no more than a ghost. The truth, however, is far more shocking...
J.F. Gonzalez - 2011
A year after the auto accident that killed his wife, Vince Walters is finally beginning to move forward with his life. With the support of friends, he's digging back into his career and even beginning to date again. When his estranged mother, Maggie Walters, is murdered, Vince is stunned by the hideous nature of the crime. Maggie lived a quiet life in a small, rural, Pennsylvania town, attending church, reading the Bible, and subscribing to an increasingly paranoid view of the End Times as prophesized in The Book of Revelations. Her brutal killing, which bears all the signs of being related to a sinister satanic cult, is inexplicable given her life of faith. However, a visit from a childhood playmate confirms what Vince is beginning to uncover about his mother's past: that she was involved with a cult during his early childhood, but later defected and went into hiding with him. As hard as Maggie worked to bury her dark past, it seems that they found her. Now they've found Vince. And this time, they are not going to give him up. They have plans for him.Black Voltage Series #10
Sarah Pinborough - 2009
Spidery creatures straight out of a nightmare have infested the city, skittering after their human prey, spinning sticky traps to catch their food…A few desperate survivors have banded together, realizing their only hope for survival is to flee the dying city. Their route will take them through wrecked streets, into an underground train station. Only too late will they discover their deadly mistake: their chosen tunnel is home to the hungry creatures' food cache, filled with cocooned but still living victims. Instead of escape, the group has run straight into the heart of a… Feeding Ground.
Jon Athan - 2017
After ditching the hitchhiker, the families set up camp and begin their vacation. However, they soon find themselves stalked by a group of feral, cannibalistic people lurking in the woods... The author of Butcher Road and Camp Blaze invites you to experience another brutal slasher inspired by classic horror movies. Can you handle a visit to Cannibal Creek? WARNING: This book contains scenes of graphic violence, including some sexualized violence. This book is not intended for those easily offended or appalled. Please enjoy at your own discretion.
The Other Ann
Amy Cross - 2019
A version of you that has survived an apocalyptic event. A version of you who somehow lived through the end of the world. Ann Garland lives alone, avoiding human contact wherever possible. She's perfectly happy. She just doesn't like being around people. And then an inter-dimensional portal opens, allowing two billion survivors to flood through from a post-apocalyptic alternate reality where the world has been destroyed. As humanity struggles to cope, governments worldwide implement a new law. Under the terms of the Rutherford Act, all citizens now have a duty to take in their doppelgangers from the other world. And that includes Ann. Ann's double is like her in every way, except that she's lived through World War 3. Soon, Ann begins to suspect that her double is hiding something. Her suspicions grow, until finally she comes to believe that the other Ann is out to kill her. Is Ann merely paranoid, or is her double aiming to take over her entire life and replace her? The Other Ann is a psychological horror story about a woman who has to face her double, and about the dangers that lurk within us all.
Ricky Fleet - 2015
Portsmouth, England. A global particle physics experiment releases a pulse of unknown energy with catastrophic results. Scientists in their laboratories search desperately for a solution to the broken fabric of existence, but they are already too late, the sanctity of the grave has been sundered. There is no virus or bacteria to combat, just chaos and horror as a million graveyards expel their tenants from eternal slumber. The world is unaware of the impending apocalypse, realisation only dawns with the appearance of the mouldering corpses who devour everything they encounter. Governments crumble and armies are scattered to the wind. Kurt Taylor, a self-employed plumber, witnesses the start of the horrifying outbreak. Desperate to reach his family before they fall victim to the ever growing horde of shambling corruption, he flees the scene, watching the unfolding cannibalism and destruction in his rear view mirror. In a society with few guns, how can people hope to survive the endless waves of zombies that seek to consume every living thing? With ingenuity, planning and everyday materials, the group forge their way and strike back at the Hellspawn legions. Rescues are mounted, but not all survivors are benevolent. The evil that is in all men has been given free rein in this new, dead world. With both the living and dead to contend with, is there any hope for the Taylor family?