HORROR

Jack and Allen need a break. They’ve decided to spend the summer before their senior year of college out in Western Massachusetts. But their quest for rest and relaxation comes to an end when they arrive in Greifsfield, MA. Their friendship is tested by a mysterious beauty and her razor sharp smile, then broken when they’re caught up in a rash of mysterious disappearances. How will these two friends cope with the truth behind a town that craves raw meat? And how will they survive beneath the glow of the full moon? Werewolves are real and there’s no such thing as escape. This vacation’s about to get a little hairy. “An ambitious, balls-to-the-wall werewolf extravaganza. You can feel the lifetime of passion for horror in every paragraph.” – Horror Drive-In


The Thing in the Woods
By Matthew W. Quinn, Digital Fiction

Seventeen-year-old James Daly's father bought a house in small-town Edington, Georgia to go with a promotion at his Atlanta law firm, only to lose his job when the housing bubble popped and the economy tanked. Now James has to work at the Edington Best Buy to help pay the mortgage they're underwater on. He can't wait until he turns eighteen and can leave Edington forever. But when a local boy challenges him to an ATV race near a tree farm most people avoid, things get much worse. James' rival is dismembered alive by a tentacled horror emerging from a nearby pond. The monstrosity has been worshiped by a murderous coven since before the Civil War, and its devotees don't take kindly to their secrets being threatened.


The Man of Legends
By Kenneth Johnson

During the forty-eight hours that surround New Year's Eve 2001 in New York City, a catastrophic event unites Will, Jillian, and Hanna—and puts them in the crosshairs of a centuries-old international conspiracy. Together, the three must unravel an ancient curse that stretches back two millennia and beyond, and face a primal evil that threatens their lives and thousands more. Award-winning science-fiction mastermind Kenneth Johnson blends epic adventure, romance, and evocative drama into an intense supernatural thriller rooted in one of the great untold legends of human history.


Eyes On You: A Ghost Story
By Steven Jenkins

Having found the perfect flat, Matthew and Aimee settle into their new home with all the hopes of a young couple in love. But something hideous resides within its walls. Before long, curious incidents turn violent, and it becomes increasingly difficult for the skeptic Matthew to deny that an unholy ghost has descended upon his happy home. Tormented by the wrath of this angry spirit, Matthew and Aimee's relationship begins to crumble under the weight of their terror, and have no choice but to flee into the night, leaving their beloved flat behind. But you can never run from your past...because dark secrets have a way of hunting you down.


Santa Took Them
By William Malmborg

Christmas Eve 2005. Eight-year-old Michelle Harper is the only survivor in a horrific massacre that has left her four siblings decapitated, and her mother slowly dying, the words Santa Took Them written in blood on the bedroom wall. Ten years later, having been released from a psychiatric hospital for children, Michelle disappears, her uncle and his girlfriend found hacked to death with a knife before being decapitated, the words Santa Took Them written in blood on the wall. No one in Holly Brook, IL has forgotten the horror from that Christmas Eve all those years ago, and now, as a terrifying blizzard descends upon the small isolated town, teens begin disappearing one by one.

For some, ghosts are no more than the wounds loved ones leave in their wake, haunting the living only with their absence. Others take a more literal view...Kate Bennett, presenter of paranormal investigation cable TV show, "Where the Dead Walk", isn't sure what she believes, other than she seems cursed to lose all those closest to her. After investigating a neglected cliff-top house, empty for a decade because it's "haunted", Kate is convinced a spirit within holds the answers to a childhood she can't remember and an unimaginable crime. What she can't know is that the house's owner, Sebastian Dahl, is searching for something too, and he intends to get it, whatever the cost.


Horror in the Woods
By Lee Mountford

For Ashley and her three friends, it was supposed to be an adventure-filled weekend. A chance to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life, and experience the peaceful tranquility of nature. But when they ventured into those woods, their trip turned into a horror far beyond what they could have ever imagined. Because these four friends have wandered into the territory of the violent, grotesque Webb family. A group of psychopaths who have a taste for human meat. And they are hungry! Ashley and her friends must face this evil head-on, and worse, discover the shocking secret behind the family's existence...


SLITHERS
By WW Mortensen

From the international #1 best selling author of Eight comes a new tale of horror and suspense.
On a remote country road, Tobe West and his friends pick up two hitchhikers. No-one could have predicted the freak car accident that is about to change their lives. Stranded in the middle of nowhere, Tobe and the others are faced with a landscape suddenly unfamiliar, in a universe that has come loose from its moorings. Strange things slither in the woods, and spectral lights hover just off the road. A petrol station, shining brightly in a world otherwise dark and frightening, promises safe haven, but Tobe learns the biggest threat lies within the very people he’s trying to protect. As reality breaks down and dangers multiply, Tobe must uncover the hidden agenda of one of the survivors...and keep the others safe from something lurking in the darkness. Something that is hunting them all.


Postal
By Matt Shaw, J R Park

It was a bold move, an initiative by a truly inspirational leader. The scheme was a simple one. Each month a letter would be sent to selected people; thirteen in total. Within that month the receiver of the letter was given the lawful right to kill one person. It didn’t matter who it was or how they did it. The receiver granted the right to commit murder with no legal consequences. Each month people wondered whether this time they’d be randomly selected. Whether they’d be chosen to make their lives that little bit easier by killing the person who was making it unnecessarily harder.


To Hell in a Handbasket
By Willow Rose

What's more frightening than finding out that the kindly old ladies living across the street from you are anything but? As a child, Tim Robertson is selling cookies with his best friend Damien when they knock on the door of the house across the street from him. Two old ladies open the door and Tim never sees his best friend again. Twenty years later, Tim has tried to move on and forget what happened back then. He is married, has a son, and just bought the house of his dreams in small town Cocoa Beach. When the house across the street from them is sold, they are all looking forward to getting new neighbors, until Tim realizes the old ladies are back to haunt him and the rest of the town.


Vampire Hunt
By Alan Hardy

It is 1914. Dr Joseph Aymon returns to his youthful haunts in Transylvania where he used to accompany the famous vampire-killer, Professor Van Helting, on his vampire hunts. In a world fast throwing off the superstitious clutches of medieval terrors and mythical monsters, Joseph is on a personal quest to prove the existence of vampires. He can’t wait to come face-to-face with the Undead, and prove all his detractors wrong. It is also his aim to discover the whereabouts of Bella, his first and only love, who vanished years ago, in mysterious circumstances.


One morning during his daily run to the beach, Danny Lynch witnesses the strangest and most incredible thing he's ever seen. A dark, man-like figure emerges from the ocean, stands for just a few moments on the beach, and then retreats back to the surf. Danny's perspective on the world changes in an instant, and as the only eyewitness to this event, his mission now is to convince anyone who will listen that what he saw was real. But with only a vague photo and a dubious story, that task is proving almost impossible, and his only hope may be in finding a mysterious woman who was at the beach earlier that morning, and who may hold the terrifying secret that could cost Danny his life.


Stephen
By Amy Cross

Fresh from the convent, Beryl Seaton accepts a position as governess for the Brooks family. When she arrives at the family's remote house, however, she discovers that a terrible secret is waiting for her in the nursery. Stephen is a horror novel about a young woman who finds herself torn between two worlds. Desperate to help her employers in their hour of need, she nevertheless struggles to look after their son. What happened to Stephen, to leave him the way he is? What happened to the previous governess at Grangehurst? And what causes the sobbing sounds that seem to drift through an empty room? By the time she uncovers the awful truth about the family, and about little Stephen, it might be too late for Beryl to ever leave.


Wildlife - A Dark Thriller
By Jeff Menapace

Deep in the remote backwaters of the Florida Everglades, a horrific accident ignites a deadly feud between two families. Meanwhile, a young writer, his girlfriend and her family take a boat ride into the isolated wilds of the Everglades for research on a new book, only to become unwitting witnesses to a brutal crime. Now, as night falls, forced to travel on foot, they must flee through the treacherous wilderness while avoiding the dangerous wildlife...and the far more lethal human predators that are hunting them.


For Hank and Amy Ramsey it is supposed to be a fresh start. Rest and relaxation in the country is their intention when they move to Gravel Switch, one of the smallest towns in central Kentucky. The Ramseys easily settle into the community, but when the house reveals itself to be more than they bargained for the couple face a nightmare reality far beyond the limits of their imaginations. Their new abode is a portal to a nightmare dimension inhabited by the spirits of the former tenants and controlled by a demon of vampiric strangeness and evil. The spirits of the house have been stirred. A scary, disturbing, supernatural thriller that shows even the smallest of towns can hold the most sinister of secrets.


A Sound In The Dark
By Kyle Alexander Romines

For Zack Allen, it was supposed to be a chance to get away and relax. A weekend camping trip with a small group of friends seemed like the perfect distraction from a messy personal life, but as Zack and his friends made their way to the camping ground at Drifter’s Folly Memorial Park, he couldn’t shake the feeling something was terribly wrong. Zack should have listened to his gut, because he and his friends aren’t the only ones in the forest. Someone else is watching—someone with dark intentions. And he wants to play a game.


Walk the Sky
By Robert Swartwood, David B. Silva

Things are bad for Clay Miller and George Hitchens. For starters, they’re on the run from a posse out for blood. Then, as they ride through the Utah desert, the two come across the crumpled body of a young boy on the brink of death. The boy can’t speak, but it’s clear he’s frightened of something nearby. When asked what’s got him so scared, the terrified boy writes three letters in the dirt: DED. By nightfall, Clay and George are tied up in jail. They can’t move. They can’t speak. They can do nothing but listen to the boy, outside, screaming for his life. Yes, things are bad for Clay and George. And they’re only going to get worse.


It is 1951 and a remote mining village on the North Staffordshire Moors is hit by one of the worst snowstorms in living memory. Cut off for over three weeks, the old and the sick will die; the strongest bunker down; and those with evil intent will bring to its conclusion a family vendetta spanning three generations. Inspired by a true event, The Soprano tells the story of Grace Holland - a strikingly beautiful, much admired local celebrity who brings glamour and inspiration to the grimy moorland community. But why is Grace still here? Why doesn't she leave this staunchly Methodist, rain-sodden place and the isolated farmhouse she shares with her mother? Riddled with witchcraft and tales of superstition, the story is mostly narrated by the Whistler family who own the local funeral parlor, in particular six year old Louise - now an elderly lady - who recalls one of the most shocking crimes imaginable.


I live next to a haunted house. I began to suspect something was wrong with the Gothic building when its family fled in the middle of the night, the children screaming, the mother crying. They never came back to pack up their furniture. No family stays long. Animals avoid the place. Once, I thought I saw a woman’s silhouette pacing through the upstairs room...but that seems impossible; no one was living there at the time. A new occupant, Anna, has just moved in. I paid her a visit to warn her about the building. I didn’t expect us to become friends, but we did. And now that Marwick House is waking up, she’s asked me to stay with her. I never intended to become involved with the building or its vengeful, dead inhabitant. But now I have to save Anna...before it’s too late for the both of us.


College professor Stephen Barlow needs cash. Badly. When a student asks him to head a new campus organization that centers around paranormal research, he puts his skepticism aside and signs on in the hopes of scoring a fat bonus.
Enter Chaythe Asylum—a long-shuttered and controversial institution where patients were allegedly subjected to unethical experiments. Closed in 1989 after a series of grisly murders, Stephen deems the old building as good a place as any to explore the possibility of the supernatural and arranges to take a tour with his students. But it turns out the asylum is not as abandoned as it seems. There is something sinister in the building. It has watched and waited for nearly three decades, and when Stephen and his students enter, they find themselves at the center of a nightmare 28 years in the making.


Ted and Susan Merchant have been coming to the Pine Lakes Resort for nearly twenty years. In that time, their annual getaway has become a tradition, a peaceful week nestled in the picturesque mountains of northern Pennsylvania. For them, it isn’t just a simple vacation spot, but a magical destination where time slows and they become one with nature’s magnificence. When a freak summer storm forces Ted to lose control of their car and plummet off the road, they’re relieved just to have survived, but relief quickly turns to dread as they find out all too soon they’re not alone. Strange lights in the forest, whispered warnings, the insurmountable threat of unseen forces lurking in the shadows; nothing could have prepared them for the horrors that lie ahead. Escaping the wreck is just the beginning.


Devil's Island
By Mark Lukens

Devil's Island...an abandoned island in the Caribbean Sea with a dark and bloody past ... an island with a terrible secret. Nick Gorman, billionaire movie producer, assembles a team of ghost hunters and scientists to investigate the Thornhill Manor on Devil's Island—the most haunted place in the world that no one's ever heard of. He's there to find proof of ghosts, evidence of an afterlife...but he's also there to uncover the secret that is hidden on the island...to possess it.


Tears of Abandon
By Oliver Phipps

Several college friends start planning a two week kayak trip down an Alaskan river during late summer 1992. Soon there are five young people headed to Alaska for a river expedition. As the trip unfolds and the group gets farther into the wilderness a strange whispering sound attracts their attention. The wonderful vacation begins to take a turn for the worse when they follow the sounds and find something long lost and quiet unexpected.


Mike has seven stages until he kills his family. He remembered his own excitement as a child, innocent and sweet, and just wanted to give his daughters a present to remember. They certainly won't forget this dollhouse. It's cursed, and he doesn't know how to stop it, and all he wanted to do was be a good father. Can he stop himself?