Ginger Nuts of Horror
Struggling to find something to read for Halloween? Then stop panicking Ginger Nuts of Horror is here to help you find some great horror reads for Halloween.
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Seven stories of the macabre attempt to answer the most important of questions - Are zombies victims of discrimination? Does Death really care? Are ghosts or humans more evil? Does what side you wake up on make you either a saint or the Devil incarnate? If cows that keep out of the sun, have they lost interest in grass for something more bloody? How would a bedtime story go in a world over run by the brain eating undead? And what if a little girl's clown toy came to life with murderous intent?
Over 280 pages of heavily illustrated literature that delivers many a sleepless night!
'Last Year, When We Were Young' brings together 16 tales that defy conventions of genre and style, every one with an edge sharper than a razor and darker than a night on Neptune.
From the darkly hilarious 'All the Clowns in Clowntown', to the heart-breaking and disturbing title story, this debut collection from multi-award nominated author and illustrator Andrew McKiernan pulls no punches.
"McKiernan is a magician. He performs magic tricks in every story, spinning us around, making us believe one thing before showing us we were wrong all along. His stories are pure magic, staying with you like an echo long after reading." -- Kaaron Warren, author of 'Slights' and 'Walking the Tree'
Based on real events and places….
…a haunted house on the shore of Loch Ness…
…a bloody history of death and slaughter…
…a demonic ritual summoning the Princes of Hell…
Four friends visit Boleskine House, former residence of the infamous occultist Aleister Crowley, in search of its macabre atmosphere. But they are unprepared for the supernatural forces that grow in power and intensity, driving them to the brink of madness.
Frenzied animals, insect swarms, loch-bound monsters and visions of gore assail them as the present blurs with the past, with no prospect or escape through the shrouding fog or sanctuary in the sinister village on the edge of the loch.
Their friendship is torn to shreds as long-buried tensions stretch to breaking point, leading to death and betrayal, as they are forced to unravel the obscure Abra-Melin Ritual, delving into the mysteries beneath the mountains and in the depths of the loch itself.
Will any of them survive three nights enduring the horrors of Boleskine House?
“Yeitso brought me back to those glorious Saturday afternoons of my youth watching Creature Double Feature.”
— Peter Schwotzer, Famous Monsters of Filmland
Veteran detective Russell Andrews has seen the dangers of big-city life: rape, murder, gangs. It’s not a place he wants to raise a teenage daughter on his own. After his divorce, he moves with her to serve as the sheriff of a sleepy New Mexican town. But the desert has dangers of its own—deadly secrets that eat men alive. Secrets growing in power. Andrews comes face-to-face with a thing out of myth, a force without a name in the modern world. The Navajo, though, call it Yeitso.
“Scott M. Baker builds tension and explores characters like a seasoned pro, all before offering them up as dinner for some of the creepiest crawlies you'll experience on the page. Yeitso is the perfect blend of small town quirk and pulpy monster madness that will leave you cringing and wanting more!”
— Ryan C. Thomas, author of Salticidae and Hissers
Desert survival is hard, even without a cannibal cult in the mix. Five people will find that out as they embark on the most terrifying journey of their young lives . . . only none of them are what they seem--and neither is anything else!--in this gut-wrenching tale of horror. Written by award-winning novelist and comic book writer Jeff Mariotte (DESPERADOES, ZOMBIE COP, THE SLAB, SEASON OF THE WOLF), with art by award-winning, internationally acclaimed illustrator Daniele Serra (PRAY FOR DEATH, VEINS AND SKULLS), FADE TO BLACK is, as bestselling author Jonathan Maberry writes in his introduction, ". . . the darkest and most delicious kind of comic book fun."