After finding a bloody face mask in the street during an epidemic outbreak, a concerned neighbour calls his home-isolating friends to check on them. Meanwhile the friends are experiencing their own horrors in their homes during lockdown.
The five short films are made under the rules:
Shoot in your place of isolation;
Shoot on your phone;
Make horror films.
The five filmmakers came up with their own concepts, goals, style and expression under these rules creating five very different horror short films, using few resources and limited technical gear available, inspired by the lockdown, and strung together by producer Nicolai Kornum.
So, like I said… want to watch a horror movie with me? Sorry we can’t NETFLIX & CHILL, but we can YOUTUBE AND BLOG! (I wish I would have set up the chat here, it would have been like the good ol’ days back at Zombie Fiend!)
I’m going to wait a little bit, then watch it here. Want to join me? It’s only about 25 minutes long, and looks pretty cool. We can text in the comments maybe? Idk how it will work out, but if you’d like to stare at a screen at the same time as me – meet me back here at say… 5:00ish (in about an hour and a half ). We might not even be able to communicate, but we’ll never know if we don’t try sometime! If I don’t see you then, then I’ll see you later. Until then, stay safe, and stay scary – not scared!
*Warning* This story may contain graphic materials that not everyone finds suitable.
Ember Oaks is not your typical asylum and these are not your typical stories. Within these walls are deep dark secrets that give the entire building it’s depth. Each patient tells their chilling and terrifying stories about how they ended up at Ember Oaks. These stories will have your mind twisted sideways as they keep you up at night.
TWISTED SIDEWAYS is #FREE on Amazon right now. But you better hurry, the sale only lasts a couple days, and trust me – you don’t want to miss this one! If you DO miss this sale, it’s also available on Kindle Unlimited.
“Another week of being stuck at home? OK – here’s a FREE book!”
The individual, collected works of Andrew Lennon to date. All included in one collection.
26 stories including three novellas!
This book contains the following:
Tears of a Clown
A Life to Waste
Throw A Punch
I killed a man so it is only right I am put to death…
The execution was scheduled and the last meal consumed. The coolness of the poisons entering the blood system slowed the heart rate and sent him on the way to Judgement. He had paid for his crime with years on Death Row waiting for this moment – now he would pay for them again as the judgment continued…
Matt Shaw, author of Sick B*stards, PORN and 2016: A Year of Horror and Pain, is giving us a #FREE DOWNLOAD of this short, psychological horror. HURRY! Limited Time Offer!!
January is national blood donor month. And Blood Bound Books appreciates that act of giving more than you know.
If you donate blood this month, and post your picture to the FB EVENT PAGE, or to their main FB page with #BooksForBlood, they will send you a free digital book from the Blood Bound Books catalog (Kindle, Nook, etc).
Dennis Cooper has broken the cool people’s internet with Zac’s Haunted House. It’s part of a “cycle-in-progress of novels” inspired by visual artist Zac Farley.
Dennis Cooper’s tenth novel, [#ZHH], bears all of the earmarks of his legendary and controversial work – intricate formal & stylistic play, disturbing content, an exploration of the borderline between fantasy and reality, concern for the emotions and dilemmas of youth, etc. – but it is both something unique in his body of writing and possibly something of a world’s first in the novel genre itself.
Instead of gathering materials from language, sentences, and the developmental character and narrative possibilities allowed and restricted by written fiction, Cooper has turned his characteristic inventiveness on the animated gif, employing gifs’ tightly wound, looping visual possibilities, nervous rhythms, tiny storylines, and their status as dismembered, twitching eye candy to compose a short novel of unexpected complexity, strangeness, poetry and comedy.
“Zac’s Haunted House” is as fun and eerie to explore as its namesake attraction, and, the more closely one searches and decodes its carefully detailed sequences and construction, a deep and fraught fiction puzzle.
The Watkins’ house on Amity Road has a violent history. Once home to a witch named Raven, the land was the scene of several deaths – both mysterious and brutal. After decades of unexplained supernatural phenomenon, Raven has returned on Halloween to take revenge on the city that burned her alive.
Over the next six weeks, they’ll be giving away three free eBooks, followed by the release of three brand new, (highly anticipated), SHB titles, all in the summer of 2014! This week’s promo runs until Sunday July 14th.
Keven Strange kicks off the event with his dystopian fantasy novelette THE HUMANS UNDER THE BED. It’s been described as “Monsters, Inc. meets Full Metal Jacket if directed by David Cronenberg.”
500 years after monsters wiped out the human race, a quiet calm has settled over the population of nightmare creatures that go bump in the night. They work their monster jobs, raise their monster families, tend to their monster homes, and generally enjoy the peace and prosperity of life without their sworn enemies, the human scourge, that so blighted the land for so many centuries.
In fact, the only inhabitants of this new monster world that even still speak of human kind are the children who share hushed secret fairy tales about evil humans coming up from underneath their beds, pulling the little monsters to their deaths. But of course these are just stories. Of course all the awful humans are dead. Or are they?
Daniel Brewster tries not to panic as he paces around the corpse of the old woman. He could hear Mike’s voice in his mind… “Get the job done, Danny-Boy! What’s done is done.” His brother’s voice doesn’t help to calm him down, though.
With his brother is in jail, and his mamma – who resembles this old woman in a remarkable way, off in the home where Mike sent her five years ago, Danny is lonely.
At home, he sorts through the meager haul that he lifted from the old woman. He’d even removed the ring from her slowly cooling finger.
Thirty bucks. Thirty measly dollars, and a few trinkets that couldn’t be worth much of anything. The ring he took off of the old woman’s finger, though… THAT was pretty snazzy.
Was it worth her life?
Danny is feeling woozy. He forgot to eat, and his body was chanting ‘pay the price, pay the price…’ Mike said that big guys like him needed to watch their sugar. Mike said that low blood sugar would make him feel really bad.
As he reaches out to grab an apple, his hand brushes across something else, something that’s definitely NOT an apple!
He touches …wth?! The old woman’s face?!
That’s not possible!
She’s dead! I killed her!
Danny Boy cries, and cries, and cries. He misses his brother, and wants him to come home – he’d get that old woman to leave!
When Danny answers the ringing phone the next morning, he’s relieved, and surprised, to hear Mike’s voice on the other end. Mike has a big surprise for his baby brother!
Danny Boy lowers the phone in his hand, and slowly turns to look down the hallway – and at the bloody footprints .
The links for this issue, the ones that I’ve had for ages, just decided to NOT work anymore. They were working a week ago, but… Not anymore. ::sigh::
You can see all the info about this issue HERE, but the download link on that page is also broken.
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ABOUT DARK VALENTINE ~
Dark Valentine is a quarterly journal devoted entirely to dark fiction, which we define as any story in any genre that is disturbing, provocative, haunting, scary, dangerous, or any combination of those things.
Think of classic stories like “The Mummy’s Paw,” “The Open Window,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Lady or the Tiger?” Think of Jack London’s “To Build a Fire,” William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” Harlan Ellison’ “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream,” J.D. Salinger’s “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” and Tanith Lee’s “Because Our Skins are Finer.”
The world is a dangerous place, as full of shadows and moonlight as it is sun and blue sky. We want the stories that come from the dark places—words that sear and scar and bewitch and bedazzle. Words that are as dangerous to hear as they are to tell.
Tell us a story.
From the author of “Asylum – 13 Tales of Terror” an Amazon Horror/Anthology Chart #1, “Gated” & “Abra-Cadaver” comes volume two of a new horror anthology, 10 full length short stories of horror, murder, mystery and the macabre.
“More proof that Matt is a master of the short horror story. Matt Drabble is a name that will one day be as widely recognized as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and others who have claimed their niche in horror history.” – READERS’ FAVORITE
Here are 10 new tales to read with the light on.
TALE #1 – “Safe House”
TALE #2 – “Love Bites”
TALE #3 – “Commission”
TALE #4 – “Petard Hoisting”
TALE #5 – “Airwaves”
TALE #6 – “Different shit same day”
TALE #7 – “Last Stand”
TALE #8 – “The Agency”
TALE #9 – “Overdue”
TALE #10 – “Three’s a crowd”
You might also like to check out other works of mine including a sequel to “Gated” out now “Gated II: Ravenhill Academy”
“Abra-Cadaver” 24 years ago they locked him away. Now something’s heading home with a whole new bag of tricks” a winner of a prestigious Indie Book of the Day award.
“After Darkness Falls – Volumes 1 & 2”- a new horror anthology collection
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