July 17th-20th: This past week was heavy with amazing new releases I have had my eyes on for a while. Check them out and let me know YOUR favorite new release in the comments below.
CAMP DAMASCUS by Chuck Tingle
Welcome to Neverton, Montana: home to a God-fearing community with a heart of gold. Nestled high up in the mountains is Camp Damascus, the self-proclaimed “most effective” gay conversion camp in the country. Here, a life free from sin awaits. But the secret behind that success is anything but holy. And they’ll scare you straight to hell.
THEY LURK by Ronald Malfi
Five terrifying collected horror novellas newly reissued from the “modern-day Algernon Blackwood”.
After three teenagers disappear in a forest, a private detective is hired and uncovers a terrible local secret.
Marcus arrives in Germany to find his friend up-and-coming prizefighter Charlie in a deep depression. But soon Charlie's behavior grows increasingly bizarre. Is he suffering from a nervous breakdown, or are otherworldly forces at work?
Set a rural Florida parking lot, David returns to his car to find a stranger sat behind the wheel. The doors are locked and there’s a gun on the dashboard. And that was when then the insanity started…
After the Fade
A girl walked into a small Annapolis tavern, collapsed and died. Something had latched itself to the base of her skull. And it didn't arrive alone. Now, the patrons of The Fulcrum are trapped, held prisoner within the tavern's walls by monstrous things, trying to find their way in.
Plus, an unrevealed story!
A CRACK IN THE FOUNDATION by C.M. Guidroz
His days are spent on the streets, but not out of necessity. He's not poor; he's a panhandler by choice. Until one day, he is drawn to a woman's intoxicating scent. After weeks he surrenders to his obsession, unable to resist the allure that permeates the air around her.
As his fixation intensifies, he follows her every move, learning her patterns and her routines. One fateful night, driven by his uncontrollable longing, he decides to break into her home, searching for anything that carries her essence. But fate, cruel and unforgiving, intervenes when the couple unexpectedly returns, forcing him to hide in the darkest depths of their basement.
ALL THE RAGE by David Hardy
Childhood trauma doesn't change people, it breaks them. Nathan Burns would be no different! Once a caring teen, now a diagnosed sociopath in the state penitentiary for murder.
Then he is thrown into a chaotic world where everything involves RAGE! The parasitic worms make animal to human transfer sending the world into a frenzy of apocalyptic bloodshed. For once he can let himself free destroying all that get in his way.
That is until he meets her. His one true trigger from years ago. An illusion at best but accompanied by another what shares his same fate. Will he be able to break his diagnosis or will they all end up as a pile of flesh, bone and blood!
PILLOWFACE RULES by Kristopher Rufty
Thirteen years ago, Joel Olsen befriended a brutal slasher and accidentally unleashed carnage on everyone around him. Joel barely made it through that summer vacation alive.
All grown up, he’s made a horror movie that’s become a surprise hit for its unique storyline, and its titular character, Pillowface, has become a fan favorite. But the fans don’t realize the terror depicted on screen really happened to Joel when he was a twelve-year-old boy. Now he’s a guest at a horror convention and has unknowingly attracted the attention of killers he thought were dead. Joel finds himself plunged into another massacre as his old slasher friend returns to defend him from the pack of sadistic killers.
This time, the genre Joel loves is also a target. But horror has welcomed a new symbol —Pillowface. And he’s fired up his chainsaw again to kill whoever gets in his way.
INVASION OF THE BRAIN TENTACLE by P.J. Thorndyke
The year is 1957. Rockets, hot rods and rock ‘n’ roll! When the meteorite landed on the outskirts of Ralston, California, it made the headlines and was forgotten in a week. But Claire Weldon, a scientist working for the United States rocket program, is convinced that the mysterious space rock was carrying something dangerous which has now slipped into the town’s water supply. With an alien influence exerting its control over the town’s populace, it falls to Claire’s children – Judy and Tommy – to deal with the fallout. And the kids at Ralston High have no idea what’s coming. Judy is a straight A student but longs for acceptance in a hipper crowd. Her little brother Tommy is a greaser and is attracted to a local hot rod gang. But how far is too far when trying to fit in? And what if the decision is made for you by something that wants everybody in its club …?
An action-packed sci-fi horror inspired by alien invasion and juvenile delinquent B movies of the 1950s.
STATIC AND OTHER STORIES by Jason Nickey (narrated by CJ Grey)
Don't adjust your tracking. Let the static transport you to a world where a first date can end with a cursed Snuff film, hitching a ride with a holy man can take a dangerous turn, a hot tub rendezvous can end up stranger than fiction, and other nefarious things can happen.