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.
It's a good day for Stephen King fans. Along with our previous story in which the prolific scribe reads an except from his upcoming novel Under the Dome, his latest short story, "Premium Harmony", has appeared online in full for your reading pleasure.
In celebration of the publication of his new book Frostbite, a tale of werewolves in the frozen north that hits stores October 6th, horror author David Wellington has a gift for you. Thirty little gifts, actually, sure to delight and enthrall. That is, if you dare to read them...
Hellbound Hearts is one of the coolest literary projects happening in the horror genre right now. In fact, short of Barker getting off his bum and giving us the goddamn third book of the Art, there isn't much else that could get me this excited!