A Trailer Arrives for Short Story Collection Shadows: Supernatural Tales by Masters of Modern Literature
A few months ago we brought to your attention the short story collection Shadows: Supernatural Tales by Masters of Modern Literature, and to help refresh your memory, Uninvited Books has released a new trailer featuring editor Robert Dunbar reading from his introduction.
You have to wonder if the creators behind Twitter had any idea of how influential and informative the site would become. For instance, author R.L. Stine has used it not only to announce the renewal of his TV show, "The Haunting Hour", but also to unveil a new very short story.
We know a lot of our readers are always on the lookout for new and different stories to add to their bookshelves and Kindles so when news of J.S. (Jake) Bannerman's debut compilation of short stories and prose entitled The Pitchfork Diaries: Volume One crossed our desks, we just had to share.
Stephen King fans sure have a lot to look forward to. Along with his new novel 11/22/63, the eBook Mile 81, Carrie: The Musical's rebirth, and A&E's upcoming Bag of Bones adaptation, two new short stories are being published this fall! Read on for the details of each.
Since we know a lot of our Dread Central regulars are avid book readers, we're always on the lookout for new stories and anthologies to share with them. Today we have two collections of horror tales that sound like good candidates for a summer reading list: Decayed Etchings and Shadows: Supernatural Tales by Masters of Modern Literature.
Love short stories but don't have a lot time to read them? Have an iPhone/iPod/iPad or an Android? Then you'll be interested in 3:15, a collection of nine standalone, spooky stories based on urban legends, B-movie horror, and classic ghost stories from innovative author Patrick Carman (Skeleton Creek). From the Press Release:
For a guy who first started talking about retiring back in 2002, Stephen King doesn't seem to be quite ready to settle down in the old rocking chair just yet. In fact, he has a new short story coming out in the May issue of The Atlantic.
In February, 2011, MHB Press will release Shadow Writer, the 10th Anniversary Edition of UK-based horror and dark fantasy author Paul Kane’s celebrated short story collections Alone (In the Dark) and Touching the Flame.
Looking for something a little different to read on Halloween night? How about a new eBook anthology called Farrago that includes an entry from Dread Central's own Morgan Elektra entitled "Red Flag"?
Download Classic Exploitation Films from Digital Grindhouse Retro & Hardcore Horror Stories from Macabro Xtreme
Indie filmmaker Jeff Chitty is hard at work doing post-production on his upcoming feature, The Taking of Savannah, but that's not stopping him from launching a few other ventures: exploitation/cult film download site Digital Grindhouse Retro and hardcore horror/splatterpunk short story download site Macabro Xtreme Publishing. Here are the details:
Those of you who have been reading Dread Central for a while may recall seeing the byline Ryan "Plagiarize" Acheson, mostly on video game reviews. Well, Ryan left us some time ago to pursue other ventures, including following his dream of writing fiction, and as of today that dream has come to fruition. Prepare to enter the twisted world of Tropes.
Working for Dread Central leaves me little time to read for pleasure, but one author I always make room for on my schedule is Alan Draven so I'm happy to pass on the news that he has a new book hitting the market: The Bitternest Chronicles, a collection of five previously published short stories and two brand new novellas.