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Celebrating National Metal Day!

Heavy Metal & Horror – A Match Made For Screaming!

Celebrating National Metal Day by watching horror movies is easy. It’s FUN, but the hardest part will be deciding what movie to watch FIRST. If you’re in a state where you’re still strongly encouraged to stay self-isolated, picking up a book and getting lost in a blend of music & madness sounds much more appealing! But – what to read? Here are a few choices…


We’ll be celebrating doubly hard since The Dark Defender & I Joined Forces nine years ago today.

Joined Forces 11/11/11

If you don’t already have THE SCREAM by John Skipp & Craig Spector then this is the book you should pick up and start reading today. It’s HORROR. It’s SPLATTERPUNK. It’s ROCK AND ROLL.

Rock ‘n’ Roll. Hell. Two great tastes that taste great together. Long before Elvis gyrated on the Sullivan Show or the Beatles toiled the smoky red-light bars of Hamburg, music has been sowing the seeds of liberation. Or damnation. With each new generation the edge of rebellion pushed farther. Rhythms quickened. Volume increased. Lyrics coarsened. The rules continued to be broken, until it seemed that there were no rules at all.
And as waves of teens cranked it up and poured it on, parents built walls of accusation to explain their offspring’s seeming corruption. Sex and drugs, demon worship and violence are the effects. Music is the cause. Or so the self-styled guardians of morality would have us believe.
Meet The Scream. Just your average everyday mega-cult band. Their music is otherworldly. Their words are disturbing. Their message is unholy. Their fans are legion. And they’re not kidding. They’re killing. Themselves. Each other. Everyone. Their gospel screams from the lips of babes. Their backbeat has a body count. And their encore is just the warm-up act to madness beyond belief.
It emerged from a war-torn jungle, where insanity was just another word for survival. It arrived in America with an insatiable lust for power and the means to fulfill it. In the amplified roar of arena applause there beats the heart of absolute darkness
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As your punk rock horror hostess in this event, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show you this ‘battle’ anthology!

• Thirteen Rounds. • Twenty Six Stories. • No Holds Barred.

Grab your guitars, turn the volume to eleven, and launch yourself into a world where heavy music rules over all!

Your teammates we will include 13 of these authors as you battle head to head for the Ultimate Title! David Owain Huges, Michelle Garza and Melissa Lawson – The Sisters of Slaughter, James H. Longmire, Dani Brown, Robert Holy, Andrew Freudenberg, Easel Pratt, Kitty Kane, Sebastian Crow, J.L. Lane, G.H. Finn, Jason Morton, Brian Barr, Michael Noe, Jim Richardson, Seth Moore, R.E. Lyons, Toneye Tyenot, William Bradley, John P. Collins Jr., Lucretia Stanhope, Brian Glossup, K. Trap Jones, Michael Fischer, and Jim Golforth.


I love the vibe happening right now, so the 3rd place tie between THE RITUAL by Adam Neville and SHOCK ROCK edited by Jeff Gelb has just been broken! ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO SLAY …

The stars of shock fiction know what metalheads & moralists, punksters & preachers have known all along. Rock and roll. With its hot licks and raw glitter, has a dark side too – where the party stops and the terror begins.

Put on your headphones. Open this electrifying book. Rock to the world of horror where martyred musical super-legends return from the dead at 120 decibels… where radio stations sponsor ghastly giveaways that no living soul could want … where other-earthly pirates bootleg not records, but human souls… where people are strange … and the devil rocks all night.

THE NEW SOUND OF HORROR comes from Stephen King, F. Paul Wilson, David J. Schow, Nancy A. Collins, Ronald Kelly, Don D’Ammassa, Graham Masterton, Paul Dale Anderson, Michael E. Garrett, Brian J. Hodge, R Patrick Gates, Rex Miller, Bill Mumy & Peter David,R Richard Christian Matheson, Michael Newton, Mark Verheiden, Ray Garton, John L. Byrne, Thomas Tessier, and John Shirley.

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Extreme Horror Horror horrotica New Release splatterpunk

Hot Off The Presses!

MAGGOT GIRL

Episode 1: A Maggoty Metamorphosis

Maggot Girl is sick, violent and dangerous.

She leaves a trail of brutal pornographic perversion in her wake. Add mind-blowing gore fans of extreme horror and Splatterpunk will love! Nothing will be left to the imagination in this utterly disturbing and sickening series. Maggot Girl is definitely not the girl next door, unless you live next door to a psychopathic nymphomaniac from Hell!

Get your copy of MAGGOT GIRL on Amazon, and don’t forget to leave a review, (just a couple words helps more than you realize). It’s not on Goodreads yet, but my bet is that it will be posted by the end of the day.

I’ll edit in an author bio ASAP – Otis Bateman is a name you won’t soon forget!

Let me know what you think!

P, L, & N💋 (seems more relevant today, huh? haha!)

sg

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Book Reviews Horror horrotica splatterpunk

Regina Watts – ‘Dolcett Horrotica’

This work of transgressive horrotica explores concepts that some readers may find disturbing. Discretion is strongly advised.

Harold loves Dottie. Dottie loves Harold. Dottie and Harold both love Dolcett. Welcome to the first entry in a flavorful billionaire love story like you’ve never read before: American Psycho meets 50 Shades on a bad acid trip.

Harold Fleetwood is pathetic. Despite being the billionaire CEO of a major Fortune 500 company, he’s a divorcé in his mid-fifties who can hardly look a woman in the eye. His dark compulsions and sick fantasies fill him with shame and leave the Internet as his only outlet, not just for titillation, but for intimacy–until the day he discovers bratty Dottie Shipman, the sexiest secretary in the office, has a dirty little secret she’s been hiding.

Turns out, Dottie is as intrigued by taboo fantasies as Harold is. Not only that, but she’s the artist he’s spent countless hours fantasizing with while wasting time in his filthy-minded chat room for fellow lonely perverts. He’s terrified, and thrilled. After all these years of hiding his intense, twisted desires from everyone except the prostitutes he employs, sharing himself with this almost too-perfect woman seems like a recipe for deadly consequences from which no amount of money can save him.

Luckily for Harold, though, Dottie’s got another secret. An unbelievable secret. A secret that’s destined to change everything.

I cannot believe how awesome this turned out to be! No matter how hard I try, it’s hard to not start a new book without certain expectations… preconceived notions. I’m very happy to tell you how wrong those notions were! Don’t pick this up if you’re expecting a night of guilty pleasures – a bottle of wine, assorted cheeses, and fresh batteries aren’t on the menu tonight, because this isn’t a trashy bodice ripper. It ain’t your typical love story either, but Harold’s search for love and intimacy is a rocky road. Know what you’re reading, because seeing people leave shitty reviews in spite of the many, MANY warnings they were given is grating my sanity. (Amazon has hidden my reviews, yet I’m still reading reviews from people who state right there that they did not read the book!)

DOTTIE FOR YOU is a study in the extremity and violence of the human desire for intimacy.

Regina Watts

I know this isn’t my typical read, so this is far from a typical review, but this isn’t typical reading. There’s a whole new wave of horrotica coming, and it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. No matter the sexuality, or the kink, everyone will be able to find something to ride out the wave on! (#fuckthoseclosets) I will most definitely be tearing through the rest this series, and I’ll be screaming its praises the entire time, so be prepared!

Stalk the author! Find Regina Watts on her website, on Painted Blind Publishing website, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook, follow @WritesWatts on Twitter, BookSprout, and be sure to pick up Dottie, and all of Regina’s other books, on Amazon.

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Book Reviews Extreme Horror Unrelenting Human Horror

Lovesick

by Jon Athan

WARNING: This novel contains graphic content. Reader discretion is advised.

Mark Murray loves his girlfriend, Rebecca Lucio, but she doesn’t love him. She believes their love has withered away and she has already fallen for another man, but she struggles to formally end her relationship with Mark. But Mark knows everything already—the lies, the deceit, the cheating. He has a plan to punish Rebecca in the most violent, disgusting way possible. He is going to make her sick… unbelievably sick.

Jon Athan goes back to his roots, and reinvents the definition of ‘lovesick’ in this disgusting, gag-inducing, and extremely violent horror novel.

(Taken, in part, from missing Amazon review.)

Jon Athan “reinvents the definition of ‘lovesick’”!

And he does it soo violently that it turned my stomach a few times! 👍 Good Job! Haha!
I highly recommend this to everyone, but an extra special recommendation to anyone going through a nasty break-up 💔 You’ll feel much better!
I’d be a little worried about the author (from this story) if I didn’t read his letters to his readers in every book. Since we know he’s head over heels in love with his fiance, and getting married soon, it just proves once again what an amazing and versatile writer he truly is.
But – I wonder if she’s read this one…🤔
Just teasing, Jon! Congratulations, again!
I’m impatiently waiting the wrap-up in Lovelorn, (and, of course, Do Not Disturb, just cuz it’s going to be great!).

Some Reading Notes From My Kindle:

Love-sick. Sickness. Bacteria. Diseases.”

Isn’t love itself, in fact, a disease? (Who’s bitter? I’m not bitter, you’re bitter. Shut up.

-sg

From the author’s notes: “Did You Research Bartholin’s cysts after reading it?

Yes, thank you so much for the new nightmares, but…good appetite suppressant! Too bad I’m already skinny AF…

~sg

“My books are usually a little longer than others in the genre, too.”

There’s another reason you are my first Amazon inquiry each visit!

~sg

LIKE Jon Athan on FacebookGoodreads & @Jonny_Athan on Twitter. 

P, L & N 💋

~sg

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Horror

COMING SOON – Splatterpunk #9 — splatterpunkzine

Because you don’t get ‘zines in other genres! I’m really looking forward to this 🥴

First new issue in 3 years, featuring fiction from Patrick Lacey, Matt Shaw, CM Franklyn and Daniel Eaves. Accompanying art by Dan Henk, Robert Elrod and Jorge Wiles. Plus: A Guide to the Apocalypse; Jack Bantry’s Top Ten Splatterpunk & Extreme Horror Novels and more… ** The zine is currently at the printers and will […]

COMING SOON – Splatterpunk #9 — splatterpunkzine

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Book Reviews Horror

PIGS Wade H. Garrett

This is an extremely sadistic story that should only be read by the seasoned extreme-horror reader.’

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5/5 Piggies

Synopsis:  Jake lost his wife and unborn daughter on a West Texas highway when three police officers abused their authority. The pigs thought they had got off scot-free until Jake took justice into his own hands. 

First thing first – I’ve waited way too long to pick up Wade’s work. Truth? I’m the farthest thing from a book snob – we know this, but…  I think that (maybe) I did judge the books by their covers at first ::cringe:: I know! It’s inexcusable! I realized I’d misjudged Wade when I read his short in Matt Shaw’s The Devil’s Guests.  So, I picked up Insane Bastards right when it came out, (the synopsis sucked me right in!), and knew I had been missing out. (Dark & twisted humor gets me every time!) I went ahead and grabbed the complete “A Glimpse into Hell” series instead of picking them up one by one, and I’m glad I did because I couldn’t stop!

PIGS is an extremely satisfying story!

If you’re ever been in a situation involving the cops, you know it’s hard to remain calm, and if you’re being bullied by that superiority complex in a blue suit – your blood just boils in your helpless body. You might think you know what Jake was going through when he was pulled over while rushing his pregnant wife to the ER, but you have no idea! That shit is infuriating! I was getting pissed when I was reading, and The Dark Defender told me to be quiet – twice.
Wade’s writing goes next level sick & twisted, but… all of his torture is very original, and there are damn good stories under all the carnage! Every time I had to stop reading because life came calling I was so frustrated! Learn from my mistake, and don’t hesitate to grab anything of his. They’re all available with KU, too.

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You gotta love Shakespearean word play THIS damn good!

Buy PIGS on Amazon, and wadehgarrett.com
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Book Reviews Horror New Release

MY LOVELY WIFE by Dani Brown

MY LOVELY WIFE
by Dani Brown
Print Length: 72 pages
Publisher: MorbidbookS. Everything Bleeds.

A story told by the most patient man in the world, his love at first sight and his obsession to make every perverse sexual fantasy a reality.
Despite the length of this book, it took me a little bit to finish it. I’d get squeamish, and have to put it down – only finding myself wondering what happened next.
Is it sexist to say that I was surprised that it was written by a woman? I hope not, because that’s the last thing that I am. I think that I’m just surprised that Dani Brown has such a strong command of this man’s psyche, and, well… his cock. Some of the detail, and descriptions, are just so spot on – IDK… I’ve seen men write from the women’s perspective, and not many have gotten it down to the point that I’d forget it was a man writing the story.
I didn’t realize this book was just released. I don’t remember how I ran across it, either. Surfing through bizarro blogs, I’m sure, but I wish I could remember exactly. While putting this post together, and gathering links, I found a great #FF – MorbidBooks & The Grim Reverend Steven Rage seem to be linked with LegumeManBooks (GN Braun, Matthew Revert, Bradley Sands, etc.), and that’s bonus points in my book! MorbidBooks has a WP site, (all the cool kids do!) – where everything bleeds, and I’ll most definitely be checking out more of their books, and writers.
I might need a break in between. Maybe go take a few showers, and a few Xanax. Watch some cartoons. Try to start eating again….

AMAZON SYNOPSIS:
Publication Date: July 24, 2014
He had to have her the moment he saw her trachea ring. Six months later she was his lovely wife. He performed his duties as a husband and she as a wife. He tolerated a house filled with references to her late first husband and the children they had together. He put up with her prudish ways. He waited. He was patient. He planned. He was adaptable. He was rewarded over the course of a week in her basement. He turned his perverse sexual fantasies of worms and maggots and her lovely crusty trachea ring into a gruesome reality.

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MorbidbookS Is A Grotesque Bizarro Ballet Where The Most Profane Things Occur. An Impious And Perverse Dwelling Of Dark Revulsion. A Cozy Cottage Where Torture Porn And Brutal Bible Tales Are Devised. A Quiet Place To Relax And Spin Tales Of Depravity And Wickedness. A Halfway House For The Disturbed Where Rules No Longer Apply. A Safe Haven For Deviant Serial Killers To Hatch Their Wretched Schemes. Far, Far Off The Reservation. Bring Your Pets. The Tasty Ones Are Always Welcome.

MorbidbookS, Where Everything Bleeds, is brought to you lovingly by
The Grim Reverend Steven Rage.
Always remember and Never forget … Jesus may not Love you,
but The Reverend always will.
Now why in the Holy Hell is my glass empty?
Who’s The Reverend gotta fuck to get a cocktail around here?!
Jesus-suck-me-sideways-Christ!

Show some love to Dani Brown’s new horror cinema & collectibles shop – Doomsday

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Horror

The Bighead by Ed Lee

Never have I been so ashamed of myself for laughing so hard at something so utterly depraved!

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“She stove the baby’s head in with a cast-iron skillet. The head burst like a pale, ripe fruit.” So begins splatterpunk author Lee’s infamous 1997 novel, the reading of which has become a rite of passage for gore-hounds everywhere. Many call it the grossest book ever written—and, for once, the hype ain’t hyperbole. Two new friends, big-city nyphomaniac Jerrica and small-town nymphomaniac-in-training Charity, travel to the latter’s Appalachian hometown, where they meet a foul-mouthed priest who has been tasked with restoring a mysterious abbey. Elsewhere in town, two slobbering, insane, and horny backwoods moonshiners tirelessly rape and murder random people in ways that are, shall we say, creative. Also entering into the fun is the hydrocephalatic cannibal known as the Bighead, “a deformed, woods-rompin’, brain-eatin’, pussy-bustin’ retart!” How to review something so revolting? There must be 50 over-the-top sex scenes, half of them assaults, and many of them involving orifices not typically awarded the spotlight. (Spoiler: one involves a colostomy bag.) The problem for those looking to chuck this book into the wood-chipper is that Lee can actually write, and in those rare moments when he’s not giving into his deviant obsessions, his expansive vocabulary and ear for hill-country slang make for some swell readin’: “Gawd damn, but weren’t it good ta et a raw brain busted fresh out the skull!” Got a strong stomach? Fine, then, but we’d still recommend having a barf bag at the ready. –Daniel Kraus —

I am following the Facebook page for the movie they’re trying to make. (Edward Lee’s The Bighead – The Movie)
The more I read, the more convinced I became – convinced that the film cannot be done! At least, not in regards to the book!
This graphic sex, rape, bodily fluid, and scat filled book was enough to literally make me nauseous – almost losing the battle once or twice!
If you haven’t read the book, then the movie might turn out to be one of the best horror / torture porn movies since the original HOSTEL. But, movie goers who did did read the book first – they’ll be expecting #MurderPorn, and nothing short of Bighead’s descriptive culinary experiences will abide. It’s going to be a rough road for director Michael Lee. As for the fans – it’s hard to say…
*(EDITED IN NOTE: News from a fan, and from the director – “…we have managed to get the short film made and are still in talks to get a feature version going (sometime soon, we hope).”.

I’ve read a lot of stories from Ed Lee, (I’m on an extreme horror / splatterpunk binge), and I am always looking forward to starting something by him that ALL my friends have read -but I wasn’t prepared to dwell into the places that The Bighead considered home!
I did enjoy reading this, in spite of Lee’s over-the-top-ness! I had moments where my laughter would accidentally turn into, or cause, a gag – but I’d still be cracking up!
I think the 5th star would have made it, if the poo hadn’t been there!
P, L, & N

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UPDATE – 5/21/14


Update from Dread Central, includes VIDEO TRAILER

The HollyShorts Film Festival is held annually in August, but to keep the momentum going all year, the organizers have monthly screenings of outstanding short films. As it turns out, one of them, The Bighead, was a little too much for the audience to handle. Read onfor the details…

Read more: http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/72129/bighead-causes-uproar-hollyshorts-monthly-screening#ixzz32OPa6H1W

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Horror New Release

She’s batshit crazy & has a fetish for murder – Roxie is BACK!!

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How did this sneak past me? Sneaky sneaky Bryan Smith!

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After years of hiding out and evading the law, infamous serial killer Missy Wallace, popularly known as “Roxie”, reemerges with a vengeance.
Rob Scott, the love of her life, has been released from prison. Roxie has spent their time apart hatching new ways of perpetrating acts of epic bloodshed, and soon it’ll be time to hit the road again.
Other serial killers join them on a cross-country tour of murder and atrocity designed to make legends of them all and cement a legacy of spectacular carnage.
Get on the bus and take the ride…if you dare.

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FUN FACT (#FF)
The cover art for The Killing Kind 2 was done by horror author Kristopher Rufty

TODAY’S RANDOM QUESTION…
Who is Paul Synuria II, and how do I reach that level of SuperFan?

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Book Reviews Horror

SHUT THE FUCK UP AND DIE! By William Todd Rose

Shut The Fuck Up And Die! by William Todd Rose

Created in SPLATTER-VISION
What a great cover!!

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Outstanding Read!!
It’s a book that lives up to its warnings, and that was a blessing! I can’t tell you how many times I was falsely lured into reading a story that was nothing like the warnings, synopsis, or even the cover!
At one point, I was convinced that I was the sick & twisted one for wanting to read something…more. Now I now that I was just looking in the wrong places.
I’m not comparing WTR’s work to anyone, I’m only saying that this book now shares a shelf with Lee, Laymon, and Shaw, (to name a few).
I hate to use a term that has been so over-used, but it is fitting here – so when I call this family backwoods, know that terms like “culturally backward” or “unsophisticated” just don’t describe the kind of fu©ed up that they are! When a newlywed couple with car trouble crosses paths with the brothers, things really get fun!
You can expect blood & graphic details, but you won’t expect the twists & turns!

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– Check them out HERE or download from Smashwords
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