Horror Books

Jonathan Wood's No Hero Sequel Yesterday's Hero Arrives September 9th

If you enjoy horror from the literary side of the fence, you should be interested in learning more about Yesterday’s Hero, the follow-up to Jonathan Wood's rip-roaring sci-fi/horror detective novel No Hero.

Sergey Kuznetsov's Butterfly Skin Enters the Dark Depths of Contemporary Russia

Next month Titan Books is releasing the first English translation of Butterfly Skin, the cult psychological thriller by Moscow native Sergey Kuznetsov, which takes readers into the dark depths of contemporary Russia.

1970s Vamps Battle Evil in Author Christopher Buehlman's The Lesser Dead

Christopher Buehlman's The Lesser Dead, a ferocious and funny look at vampires living in 1978 New York City, is told by Joey Peacock—a perpetually fourteen-year-old vampire who lives underground in the city's tunnels. It arrives October 7th from Ace Hardcover.

Read an Exclusive Excerpt from Dana Fredsti's Plague World

Earlier this month we told you about Plague World, Chapter 3 in Dana Fredsti's Ashley Parker Trilogy, and with the book hitting stores and online outlets Tuesday, August 26th, we're back with an exclusive excerpt as promised.

Anne Rice Unveils the Updated UK Artwork for Prince Lestat

At the end of July author Anne Rice revealed her UK publisher, Chatto & Windus', artwork for the upcoming Prince Lestat; and it was, to say the least, rather underwhelming. Well, they listened to the fans and have modified it.

Rumor Mill Begins for Universal/Imagine's The Vampire Chronicles Films; Josh Boone in Talks to Direct?

Well, that didn't take long. Less than two weeks after Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment acquired the rights to adapt author Anne Rice's entire The Vampire Chronicles series, a director is apparently in early talks for the first film.

Cherie Priest's The Borden Dispatches Kick Off with the Lovecraftian Maplecroft

Heading our way September 2nd is Maplecroft, the first book in the new "The Borden Dispatches" series from award-winning author Cherie Priest. It offers an inventive and daring take on the story of Lizzie Borden.

Check Out Toula Mavridou-Messer's Fantasy Whodunit Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery

If an "old fashioned fairy tale of intrigue, murder, cannibalism, and incest" sounds intriguing, read on to learn more about today's third horror book announcement: Toula Mavridou-Messer's Mortal End: A Simmering Pit of Jiggery Pokery, available now.

Terry M. West's Heroin in the Magic Now Available August 31st

One thing we try to do here at Dread Central is keep you as up-to-date as possible on all the latest literary horror news, and this morning we have info on Terry M. West's intriguingly titled Heroin in the Magic Now, due out on August 31st.

Cemetery Dance Announces October Dreams II: A Celebration of Halloween

If you're a rabid fan of literary horror, this announcement from Cemetery Dance should make your week! October Dreams II: A Celebration of Halloween, the long-awaited follow-up to one of the most acclaimed Halloween anthologies ever, is on its way.

Film Adaptation of Anne Rice's The Tale of the Body Thief and More Back On at Universal

Thus far adaptations of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles have been a mixed bag, but it looks like her fans have a lot to look forward to now that Universal Pictures has acquired movie rights to her entire The Vampire Chronicles series for Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment.

Plague World, Chapter 3 in Dana Fredsti's Ashley Parker Trilogy, Coming August 26th

Plague World, the conclusion of the zombie apocalypse trilogy begun by author Dana Fredsti in Plague Town and continued in Plague Nation, arrives online and in stores on August 26th from Titan Books.

#SDCC14 Exclusive: Anne Rice Talks Prince Lestat, Future Vampire Chronicles, Updates on Her Werewolves, Witches, and More!

With vampires and witches descending on SDCC today, we squeezed in a few moments with someone who knows a thing or two (or 20) about both types of creatures: author Anne Rice, in town to promote Prince Lestat.

UK Artwork Unveiled for Anne Rice's Prince Lestat

Later this week Anne Rice is heading to San Diego for Comic-Con, but first she gave her overseas fans a treat in the form of the UK artwork for Prince Lestat, arriving in late October. Check it out, and look for more from Ms. Rice soon as we're scheduled to speak with her during SDCC.