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Releases You May Have Missed! By Christina Pfeiffer

Releases you may have missed July 20-28

Man, oh man has this week been intense. While you were being busy and working for a living, I was scouring the interwebs for any amazing releases you may have missed.



SILVER NITRATE by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Montserrat has always been overlooked. She’s a talented sound editor, but she’s left out of the boys’ club running the film industry in ’90s Mexico City. And she’s all but invisible to her best friend, Tristán, a charming if faded soap opera star, though she’s been in love with him since childhood.

Then Tristán discovers his new neighbor is the cult horror director Abel Urueta, and the legendary auteur claims he can change their lives—even if his tale of a Nazi occultist imbuing magic into highly volatile silver nitrate stock sounds like sheer fantasy. The magic film was never finished, which is why, Urueta swears, his career vanished overnight. He is cursed.

Now the director wants Montserrat and Tristán to help him shoot the missing scene and lift the curse . . . but Montserrat soon notices a dark presence following her, and Tristán begins seeing the ghost of his ex-girlfriend.

As they work together to unravel the mystery of the film and the obscure occultist who once roamed their city, Montserrat and Tristán may find that sorcerers and magic are not only the stuff of movies.



SHAKESPEARE UNLEASHED edited by James Aquilone


From the blood of Macbeth and the ghosts of Hamlet to the dark fantasy of The Tempest and the twisted love of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare Unleashed reimagines the Bard’s greatest works as short horror stories…as well as horror sonnets.

With new stories by Ian Doescher, Hailey Piper, Gwendolyn Kiste, Tim Waggoner, Jonathan Maberry, Lee Murray, Seanan McGuire, John Palisano, Philip Fracassi, Geneve Flynn, Simon Bestwick, Lisa Morton, Gemma Files, Steve Rasnic Tem, Epiphany Ferrell, James Chambers, JG Faherty, Dan Coxon, Donna J. W. Munro, Marisca Pichette, Amanda Dier, Kenneth W. Cain, Zachary Rosenberg, Jo Kaplan, Joe R. Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale.

Dark sonnets by Jessica McHugh, Alessandro Manzetti, Linda D. Addison, Lucy A. Snyder, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Sara Tantlinger, Vince A. Liaguno, Maxwell I. Gold, Michael Nethercott, Ahlissa Eichhorn, Megan Kiekel Anderson, Mary Berman, Lindy Ryan, Rebecca Cuthbert, L. Marie Wood, Stephanie Ellis, and Cindy O’Quinn.

DEAD RIVER by Brian J. Smith


Colin McCoy coasts through southeastern Ohio on his pontoon boat named ALICIA to avoid the walking dead. He’s not just looking for a way out of a danger zone but he’s carrying a tremendous weight on his shoulders that he could never shake off. To pay the price for his guilt, he will remain a shadow of his former self.

When he bumps into a teenage girl named Stacey, her little brother Jason and her baby sister Rosie in an abandoned restaurant, they ask him for safe passage out of Ohio and into a safe zone inside the heart of Texas. After he is left stranded, he must lead the stranded kids along with a local cop, a cook and a gangster’s girlfriend across a dead and empty city where the stakes have never been higher.



COW SHARK by Brian Berry

During a Navy SEAL raid on the high seas, shit goes south. An explosion rocks the waves, and a shark is caught in the fallout. Fast forward to the isolated coastal campground, Eerie Rock Bay. A place renowned for its solitude, beautiful waters, and forests turns into a nightmare when the local cows that range the grassy fields come into contact with a germ.


Halloween night, 1994.

Even with a murder in the neighborhood, all that 12-year-old Pete O’Connell wants to do is trick-or-treat with his friends, go to a Halloween party, and kiss the pretty zombie cheerleader who lives up the street.

But tonight, they will all discover why the neighborhood animals have gone missing, and what lurks inside Old Mr. Buyrack’s bathroom. Is Mr. Buyrack a serial killer, or is something far more sinister happening right under their noses? The answer might kill them all…



MORBID CURIOSITIES 1, 2, and 3 by Aron Beauregard

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