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Ellen Datlow - 2014
All of these queer marvels and more can be found at the Nightmare Carnival!Hugo and Bram Stoker award-winning editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound, Supernatural Noir) presents a new anthology of insidious and shocking tales in the horrific and irresistible Nightmare Carnival! Dark Horse is proud to bring you this masterwork of terror from such incredible creative talents as Terry Dowling, Joel Lane, Priya Sharma, Dennis Danvers, and Nick Mamatas!
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
Christopher Ransom - 2012
A CURSE But his gift leaves Noel alone and afraid - and the more he tries to control it, the nearer he comes to madness. A DISCOVERY When Noel learns that some people can see him - and that his power has unleashed an otherworldly evil - he must discover the source of his 'fading'. But the truth is dark and dangerous - an unpredictable, shocking twist unlike any you have ever read. From the internationally bestselling author of The People Next Door comes a story worthy of Stephen King - a story of terror like you've never seen.
The Left Right Game
Jack Anderson - 2018
But then he receives a batch of files, seemingly e-mailed by Alice, that point toward a dreadful fate. It turns out that Alice fell in with an older man named Robert, intent upon making a news story out of his peculiar obsession: a seemingly harmless pastime known as the Left/Right game, where people set out in their cars for literally wherever the road takes them. But for Alice, it takes her into a supernatural otherworld that she and the other members of Robert’s expedition cannot handle. Or survive.
Through a Mirror, Darkly
Kevin Lucia - 2015
With elements of mystery, suspense, and otherworldly horror, Through a Mirror, Darkly successfully delves into the worlds of Lovecraft, Grant, and the mysterious Carcosa. “Arcane Delights. Clifton Heights' premier rare and used bookstore. In it, new owner Kevin Ellison has inherited far more than a family legacy, for inside are tales that will amaze, astound, thrill...and terrify.An ancient evil thirsty for lost souls. A very different kind of taxi service with destinations not on any known map. Three coins that grant the bearer's fondest wish, and a father whose crippling grief gives birth to something dark and hungry.Every town harbors secrets. Kevin Ellison is about to discover those that lurk in the shadows of Clifton Heights.”Through a Mirror, Darkly is a Supernatural Thriller collection masked as a novel. With elements of mystery, suspense, and otherworldly horror, Through a Mirror, Darkly successfully delves into the worlds of Lovecraft, Grant, and the mysterious Carcosa. “Kevin Lucia writes my favorite kind of horror, the kind not enough folks are writing anymore.” – Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy and Kin."Through a Mirror, Darkly serves as Kevin Lucia's early-warning system to the horror field - Brace yourselves, folks." - Gary Braunbeck, Bram Stoker Award-winner of To Each Their Darkness, Destinations Unknown, and the forthcoming A Cracked and Broken Path “Literate and stylish, yet fast-paced and accessible, Through a Mirror, Darkly is a thoroughly engrossing read. Kevin Lucia is a major new voice in the horror genre.” – Jonathan Janz , author of The Nightmare Girl" Through a Mirror, Darkly earns Kevin Lucia a literary place alongside these enduring philosophical horror crafters.” – Mort Castle"He is a skillful guide through Clifton Heights, telling tales of mystery and horror in a town where dark secrets and ancient evils lurk to prey upon those who read Through a Mirror, Darkly." – Rena Mason, Bram Stoker Award® winning author of The Evolutionist.“With Through a Mirror, Darkly, Kevin Lucia proves once again that it’s only a matter of time before he’s one of the genre’s biggest names." – James Newman, author of The Wicked and Animosity Through a Mirror, Darkly follows on the success of Lucia's Things Slip Through collection.
13 Views of the Suicide Woods
Bracken MacLeod - 2017
A young woman waits for her father to come home from the place where no one goes intending to return. A single word is the push that may break a man and save a life. The end of a marriage unravels the world. And a still day beneath the sun illuminates the quiet sorrow of the last feather to fall.Bracken MacLeod is the author of Mountain Home, White Knight, and, most recently, Stranded, which has been optioned by Warner Horizon Television. He lives in New England with his wife and son.
Tales from the Darkside: Scripts by Joe Hill
Joe Hill - 2016
TV's loss is your gain as these all-new tales break out of the shadows and spring to vivid life at Hill's command, accompanied by striking illustrations provided by Charles Paul Wilson III (Wraith). Fans of horror, Darkside, and Hill will not be disappointed.
Lee Mountford - 2018
A woman's brutal assault. Can she face her darkest fear before a demon is unleashed from hell?Kirsty Thompson is no stranger to trauma. But when a vicious attack leaves her drugged and disoriented, she never expected to wake up to a permanent scar. She starts having demonic visions, all linked to the ancient symbol carved deep into her back…With the help of her best friend Amanda, Kirsty discovers that the mark originates from The Devil's Bible and forges a connection between her and a terrifying entity. As they track the man who assaulted her to a satanic cult, the presence hunts them from the shadows. Can Kirsty escape the devil worshippers and her bond with the heinous demon to save herself from eternal damnation?The Mark is a terrifying standalone horror novel. If you like mysterious depraved forces, tales of the occult, and stories that will have you looking under the bed, then you’ll love Lee Mountford’s gripping tale!Buy The Mark to confront your darkest fears today!
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010
Paula GuranNorman Prentiss - 2009
We can find darkness anywhere: in a strange green stone etched with mysterious symbols; at a small town's annual picnic; in a ghostly house that is easy to enter but not so easy to leave; behind the dumpster in the alley where a harpy lives; in The Nowhere, a place where car keys, toys, people disappear to; among Polar explorers; and, most definitely, within ourselves. Darkness flies from mysterious crates; surrounds children whose nightlights have vanished; and flickers between us at the movie theater. Darkness crawls from the past and is waiting in our future; and there's always a chance that Halloween really is a door opening directly into endless shadow. Welcome to the dark. You may never want to leave. This inaugural volume of the year's best dark fantasy and horror features more than 500 pages of dark tales from some of today's finest writers of the fantastique. Chosen from a variety of sources, these stories are as eclectic and varied as the genre itself.Contents 9 • What the Hell Do You Mean By "Dark Fantasy and Horror?" • essay by Paula Guran13 • The Horrid Glory of Its Wings • (2009) • shortstory by Elizabeth Bear23 • Lowland Sea • (2009) • novelette by Suzy McKee Charnas41 • Copping Squid • (2009) • novelette by Michael Shea56 • Monsters • (2009) • novelette by Stewart O'Nan73 • The Brink of Eternity • (2009) • shortstory by Barbara Roden85 • Frost Mountain Picnic Massacre • (2009) • shortstory by Seth Fried95 • Sea-Hearts • (2009) • novella by Margo Lanagan138 • A Haunted House of Her Own • (2009) • shortfiction by Kelley Armstrong153 • Headstone in Your Pocket • (2009) • shortstory by Paul G. Tremblay [as by Paul Tremblay ]166 • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown • (2009) • novelette by Holly Black182 • Strange Scenes from an Unfinished Film • (2009) • shortstory by Gary McMahon190 • A Delicate Architecture • (2009) • shortstory by Catherynne M. Valente196 • The Mystery • (2009) • shortfiction by Peter Atkins205 • Variations on a Theme from Seinfeld • (2009) • shortstory by Peter Straub211 • The Wide, Carnivorous Sky • (2009) • shortfiction by John Langan251 • Certain Death for a Known Person • (2009) • novelette by Steve Duffy267 • The Ones Who Got Away • (2009) • shortfiction by Stephen Graham Jones274 • Leng • (2009) • shortfiction by Marc Laidlaw292 • Torn Away • (2009) • shortfiction by Joe R. Lansdale301 • The Nowhere Man • (2009) • shortfiction by Sarah Pinborough314 • The Bone's Prayer • (2009) • shortstory by Caitlín R. Kiernan327 • The Water Tower • (2009) • shortstory by John Mantooth337 • In the Porches of My Ears • (2009) • shortstory by Norman Prentiss348 • The Cinderella Game • (2009) • shortstory by Kelly Link355 • The Jacaranda Smile • (2009) • shortstory by Gemma Files366 • The Other Box • (2009) • shortfiction by Gerard Houarner388 • White Charles • [Kyle Murchison Booth] • (2009) • novelette by Sarah Monette406 • Everything Dies, Baby • (2009) • shortstory by Nadia Bulkin414 • Bruise for Bruise • (2009) • shortstory by Robert Davies422 • Respects • (2009) • shortstory by Ramsey Campbell433 • Diamond Shell • (2009) • shortstory by Deborah Biancotti446 • Nub Hut • (2009) • shortstory by Kurt Dinan452 • The Cabinet Child • (2009) • shortfiction by Steve Rasnic Tem458 • Cherrystone & Shards of Ice • (2009) • shortstory by Ekaterina Sedia469 • The Crevasse • (2009) • shortstory by Nathan Ballingrud and Dale Bailey482 • Vic • (2009) • shortfiction by Maura McHugh490 • Halloween Town • (2009) • novella by Lucius Shepard543 • The Long, Cold Goodbye • (2009) • novelette by Holly Phillips562 • What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night • (2009) • shortstory by Michael Marshall Smith
Graveyard Shift, and Other Stories from Night Shift
Stephen King - 1988
Now listeners can chill to this second dramatic unabridged production of short stories from his best selling book, Night Shift. It brings Stephen King's demonic stories fully to life - and the terror even closer to home. Dropout drifter Hall has crossed the country doing whatever comes his way. Working the "Graveyard Shift" in a decaying Massachusetts mill under a bullying foreman is just one more leg in his crazy quilt journey, until it leads to a nether realm where the Rat Queen defends her empire. Things are never as they seem, as "The Man Who Loved Flowers" proves one perfect Spring evening on the sidewalks of New York. In "The Last Rung on the Ladder" beautiful Kitty hangs from dizzying heights above a hideous fate and, in "Night Surf," a group of teenagers on a late summer beach watch the world end in a gruesome, viral whimper. The mind-numbing secrets of "Jerusalem's Lot" wait in an ancestral mansion where blood binds the Boone family to a timeless history of unspeakable evil.