Buffalo-based Gregory Lamberson is both an author and a filmmaker, and coming in March is his twelfth novel, Black Creek. To celebrate this milestone, he’s providing us with three signed copies to give away to a trio of lucky Dread Central readers.
Black Creek will be released by Medallion Press on March 15th. The contemporary eco-horror novel, which pits residents of Black Creek Village and neighboring Cayuga Island against cannibal mutants during a snowstorm, revisits the Love Canal environmental disaster from the 1970s.
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Black Creek presents a community under siege by a snowstorm and humanoid mutants living beneath the containment zone. The storm was inspired by the blizzard of ’77, a snowstorm which buried Western New York.
“I did a lot of research on Love Canal, but I experienced the blizzard of ’77 firsthand,” says the author. “I wanted to take these two events from my childhood and deal with them in a fictional horror setting. The history of Love Canal is found within the novel – the corporate assault on the environment, the denials by the local government, and the efforts of advocates to expose what had been done to this community – but at the end of the day, this is a straight-on horror novel, a violent, gory survival yarn. My goal was to entertain, but in this case I also wanted to educate. When I speak to people who have no idea what happened in Love Canal, I know all that research I did was worthwhile.”
In 1979, the US government relocated more than eight hundred families from Love Canal, New York, after decades of toxic contamination. Not all of the residents left: Some remained in their homes on the outskirts of the disaster area. Others went underground. Hiding. Changing. Breeding.
Almost four decades later, Love Canal has been renamed Black Creek Village and restored for inhabitation. The residents there and on neighboring Cayuga Island remember the tragedy of Love Canal but have no knowledge of the monsters living below the surface. When the worst snowstorm in forty years isolates all of western New York, the forgotten inhabitants of Love Canal emerge from hiding to reclaim what once belonged to them.
And they are hungry…