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And the Devil Cried

When Jackie is released from prison, his boss Pino sends a limo to pick him up. Even fresh out of the joint, ruthless Jackie is ready to work, collecting money for the mob and using his special training to take care of bad accounts—permanently.
But when a drunk driver kills Pino’s young son, he gives Jackie a task that goes against every moral code. The drunk driver has a pre-teen daughter, and Pino doesn’t just want vengeance—he wants an eye for an eye.
Jackie accepts the job, but once he finds the girl he starts making plans of his own…
And the Devil Cried is a dark thriller from Kristopher Triana, the award-winning author of Gone to See the River Man and Full Brutal. It is a vicious, unflinching novel that’s bound to keep you burning.

The Evil Cookie Publishing

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The Night Stockers

Attention shoppers!

The employees of the Freshway grocery store aren’t too happy about having to do an overnight shift, but they’re about to be even unhappier. Their rival store, Devil’s Food, is about to lay siege upon them with extreme prejudice. This is no ordinary grocery chain. Devil’s Food is run by a cult of murderous Satanists committed to killing the competition—literally.

Armed with hatchets, knives, maces and motorcycles, they enter the store and start picking off their victims in the most ghastly and depraved ways possible. The Freshway’s only chance of survival is to fight, and this leads to a bloody battle royal of crazed cashiers, knife-wielding demo ladies, brutal butchers, and teenage clerks determined to make their favorite death metal albums come true.

The Night Stockers is a gory horror comedy by Splatterpunk Award-Winning authors Kristopher Triana and Ryan Harding, the men who brought you Full Brutal and Genital Grinder. Filled with bone-crushing carnage and the heaviest metal, this one promises customer satisfaction.


Grindhouse Press

Cemetery Dance

Festa (German translation)

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Gone to See the River Man

Super fans. Groupies. Stalkers.

These people will give anything for the idols they worship, be they rock stars, actor, or authors. Or even serial killers.

Lori’s obsession is with Edmund Cox, who was convicted of butchering more than twenty women. She will do anything to get close to him, so when gives her a task, she accepts.

She has no idea of the horror that awaits her.

Edmund says she must go to his cabin in the woods and retrieve a key to deliver to a mysterious figure known only as The River Man.

She brings along her sister, and the trip becomes a surreal nightmare, one that digs up Lori’s personal demons, the ones she feels bonds her to Edmund. Soon she will learn The River Man is not quite fact or folklore, and definitely not human . . . at least not anymore.


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The Thirteenth Koyote

An evil has returned to the town of Hope’s Hill. When a grave robber unearths the corpse of Jasper Thurston, a piece of the body is stolen, one that will call the Koyotes from across the plains. They are a vicious company of outlaws, part madmen and part wolves. Their leader is Glenn the Dreadful, and he’s out to gather the power of the Menhir, a particle from an ancient evil. The fate of Hope’s Hill—and perhaps the world—rests in the hands of unlikely heroes. A rugged U.S. Marshall, a teenage girl out for revenge, an emancipated slave, a nun with a dark secret, and a mysterious half-breed with the number thirteen tattooed on his neck.

The Thirteenth Koyote is a werewolf western from Splatterpunk-Award-winner Kristopher Triana, author of Gone to See the River Man and Full Brutal. Filled with gunfights as well as ghouls, it is a horror epic as big as the open range.


Blood Bound Books

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They All Died Screaming

It’s called The Scream…

Once you get it, you simply cannot stop screaming.

You can’t eat or sleep. It drives you more and more insane until you can’t stand to be alive a second longer.

When the phenomenon hits Chuck’s city, the chronically unemployed pervert joins a band of misfits to make his final stand.

Can Chuck, a bitter bartender, a dockside prostitute, a conspiracy theorist, and a homeless man find a way out of the apocalypse…

Or will they all die screaming?

They All Died Screaming is a plague novel by Splatterpunk Award-Winning author Kristopher Triana. It is a pitch black book about the lowly and downtrodden being the last people on earth.

Praise for Triana’s Work:

“Kristopher Triana is without question one of the very best of the new breed of horror writers.”

–Bryan Smith, author of Depraved

“Kristopher Triana pens the most violent, depraved tales with the craft and care of a poet describing a sunset, only the sunset has been eviscerated, and dismembered, and it is screaming.”

–Wrath James White, author of The Resurrectionist

“Jesus! And I thought I was sick!”

–Edward Lee, author of Header

“Whatever style or mode Triana is writing in, the voice matches it unfailingly… it’s a safe bet we’ll be seeing his name a lot in the years to come.”

–Cemetery Dance


Grindhouse Press

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Blood Relations

FAMILY.

They create us and shape us, love us and traumatize us. We cling to them by a primal instinct to survive, but our ties to them make our family more capable of destroying us than anyone else. We’re bound to them for life by our very flesh and blood.

Blood Relations is a collection of eight short stories and two novelettes from Kristopher Triana. Every story revolves around family, be it fathers hunting their sons, murder duo siblings, parental impostors, or children facing the end of the world. Ranging from conventional to extreme horror, this collection crafts a terrifying family album for readers, one with pages smudged by bloody thumbprints.

THICKER THAN WATER

MY NAME IS CHAD

WOMB

KIN

NANA’S SECRET

DOG YEARS

THE SOLUTION

SKYSCRAPER

JAILBAIT FRANKENSTEIN

WE ALL SCREAM


Grindhouse Press

Dunwich Edizioni (Italian translation)

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The Long Shadows of October

When Joe and Danny take on the job of housesitting Snowden Manor, they fail to realize they won’t be in the house alone. Inside the walls swarms a specter made of equal parts ghost, succubus and witch, and she uses the manse as a prison for souls. Now that October’s supermoon is falling over the mountains, she is ready to rise and reclaim her flesh.

Kayla has a crush on Joe, so when he asks her to come to a party at the manor she accepts his invitation. But no sooner do they get there than strange things start to unfold. People go missing, a mysterious dog appears, and then the boys begin to change . . .

Wraiths warn Kayla to save her friends before they’re devoured by the seductive witch. But she must hurry. For as Halloween approaches, the manor becomes a vessel for the black magic of the mountains, and the shadows that rule the woods return home.


Blood Bound Books

Festa (German translation)

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Toxic Love

What’s your weirdest fantasy?

Whatever it is, it can’t be more bizarre than Mike Ashbrook’s

With his life in the dumps, Mike takes a job as a crime-scene cleaner.

His biggest problem now, besides wiping up blood, guts, and other nastiness, is his new co-worker, Sage. She’s young, beautiful, and the only other employee who doesn’t quit after a week. She may also be totally insane.

Sage is not just an enigma—she’s toxic.

And now Mike’s fantasies are too!

Toxic Love is a darkly comedic and erotic nightmare from the master of blood-soaked horror, Kristopher Triana. Throughout this tale of perversion, gore, and gangsters, Triana pens powerful characters who will move you just as deeply as they’ll repulse you.

Curious? You know what they say:

No Guts, No Glory Hole!


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Festa (German translation)

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Full Brutal

Kim White is a very popular cheerleader. She’s pretty, healthy, and comes from a well-off family. She has everything a girl of sixteen is supposed to want. And she’s sick to death of it.

In search of something to pull her out of her suicidal thoughts, she begrudgingly decides to lose her virginity, having heard it’s a life-changing event. But Kim doesn’t want to do it the same way her peers do. She seduces one of her teachers, hoping to ruin his life just for the fun of it. This starts Kim on a runaway train of sadism, and she makes every effort to destroy the lives of those around her. But soon simple backstabbing is not enough to keep her excited, and she nosedives into sabotage, violence, and even murder.

When Kim finds out she’s pregnant with her teacher’s child, a new madness overtakes her, and she realizes there’s only one thing that will satisfy her baby’s hunger…

“One part Heathers and Mean Girls, another part Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer, Kristopher Triana’s Full Brutal lives up to its title in the juiciest, goriest way imaginable. It’s a deep plunge into madness and murderous frenzy for the pure hell of it. At the same time, it is intricately clever in the way it delivers its carefully calculated doses of eye-popping brutality. Full Brutal is a damn good hardcore horror novel.”

–Bryan Smith, author of 68 Kill

“Nobody writes bat-shit crazy like Triana. And I will gladly line up for my slice, every time.”

–Ginger Nuts of Horror

“Cheerleader from hell Kim White makes Patrick Bateman look like a well-adjusted gentleman you’d really like to get to know. Arguably Triana’s finest and most disturbing work to date, and I’m a little terrified to see how he’s going to outdo this one in the future.”

–Chad Stroup, author of Secrets of the Weird


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The Detained

When Phoebe McBride returns to Bonneville for her twentieth high school reunion, she tells herself it’s the best way to confront what has haunted her since her senior year. There was one boy who never lived to see graduation, and in a way she blames herself for this tragedy. Now a child psychologist, Phoebe is determined to face her demons by going back, but those demons may be fresher than she realizes. When she arrives at the school there are only three of her old classmates present–a bad boy turned writer, a fallen football hero and a popular girl whose life isn’t all she’d thought it would be.

Bonneville isn’t even set up for a party–it’s set up for detention. Tables are aligned and her old P.E. teacher sits waiting. He always hosted detention back in her school days, but now he thinks he’s here to accept an award for all his years of service. Soon the guests discover gruesome keepsakes waiting on their chairs. Horror and paranoia sink their claws into the class of ’96 as they are forced to revisit the worst memory from their youth, and ultimately pay for their past.

“Triana does an excellent job of exploring each of the characters while keeping the story moving forward… His imagery is extremely vivid, especially towards the end of the book when the supernatural presence really comes out to play. All of this, combined with Triana’s dark story-telling style, delivers an engaging and entertaining read that will keep you gripped from beginning to end.”

–This is Horror

“An author of exceptional talent and if you’ve yet to experience his brand of horror, I can’t recommend this book highly enough as a gateway drug to the rest of his work.”

–Shotgun Logic

The Detained is largely driven by the psychological horrors the characters face after digging up old memories, but there is no shortage of supernatural scares sure to delight horror fans.”

–The Horror Bookshelf


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Blood Bound Books

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Shepherd of the Black Sheep

Vermont winters harden more than the land.

After the sudden death of his daughter, rancher Tom Hardgrave is given sole custody of his granddaughter—ten-year-old Paige. He desperately wants to be a good guardian, but the personal hardships keep coming for him and the child.

When an unknown assailant takes the life of Paige’s best friend, the police are baffled and the small town of Middlebury grows fearful and suspicious.

A murdered child, a missing murder weapon, a shattered community, family secrets, and second chances forge a twisted path through Kristopher Triana’s latest thriller.


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Blood Bound Books

Festa (German translation)

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Body Art

Art comes in many forms.

The human body is a canvas, and as an undertaker, Harold considers himself an artist. His expertise is bringing the appearance of life back to the dead for their wakes. But when his ex-lovers start arriving in body bags, Harold believes he’s receiving a message to create a new masterpiece.

Rutger and Kandi also make their art with flesh. The duo found fame in the golden age of pornography, releasing huge hits in the ’80s and living extravagant lives. Now under the pressure of a new market, one that craves more vile and taboo movies, Rutger hires Kandi once again. This time the job is to create the most shocking porno imaginable. They even draw in two curious teenagers, Toby and Jessica, whose cabin vacation has landed them in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Attracted by all of these creations, a mysterious red dust surrounds these unique artists, bringing their worlds together.

“Definitely poised for a place alongside the likes of Wrath James White and Monica J. O’Rourke.”

–The Horror Fiction Review

“Triana’s novel is an 80s style video nasty that will shock readers.”

–The Grim Reader

“It’s the lost collaborative film from Larry Flynt and David Cronenberg.”

–Splatterpunk Zine


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The Ruin Season

Jake Leonard has more than his share of trouble.

He’s close to forty now and still suffers from bipolar disorder and the painful memories of the psychotic episodes that derailed his life and sent him behind bars as a youth. He lives in the rural south where he spends his days breaking horses and his nights training dogs in solitude. His nineteen-year-old girlfriend, Nikki, is the daughter of the sheriff, and she’s just getting worse with drugs, alcohol and satanic metal, eventually leading into heroin and low-budget porn. When Jake reconnects with his ex-wife, things become even more complicated, and the limits of love and sanity get pushed to the breaking point.

The Ruin Season is a haunting tale of a mentally ill man struggling in a violent and heartless world. It is a story of unrequited love, rage, and bloody revenge. It moves forward in the style of gritty southern gothic novels, in the tradition of Larry Brown, Harry Crews, Daniel Woodrell, Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Conner. It shows both the tender and horrible sides of insanity as well as the seedy underbelly of the American, backwoods suburbs.

The Ruin Season bristles and lurches powerfully with lust and dope, violence and satanic music, but make no mistake, it’s a runaway train whose engine is pure heart, and Kristopher Triana keeps it on the tracks just long enough to give you hope that the little engine can. Makes it hurt true. Hell of a crash.”

–Jedidiah Ayres, author of Peckerwood

“I’ve written that a way to judge the health of a genre is to gauge the number of emerging young, good writers. Kristopher Triana is one of the newest bumper crop of good ones. His prose is excellent, his plots compelling. The Ruin Season has these same qualities… Check out a rising star.”

–Gene O’Neill, author of The Cal Wild Chronicles & Entangled Soul with Chris Marrs

“The Ruin Season is like the literary equivalent of Springsteen’s classic Nebraska. It’s a book with a stripped back feel, brooding with raw emotion and atmosphere where Triana allows his characters to bare their souls and bleed onto every page… I wouldn’t be surprised to find this on a few ‘best of’ lists by the end of the year.”

–Adrian Shotbolt, BeavistheBookhead

“The Ruin Season portrays mental illness and small town dynamics with a grit and a fearlessness I’ve rarely seen before. The compounded, unpredictable and patient storyline really worked a number on me… Triana is a smart and patient storyteller and an underrated tragedian.”

–Benoit Lelievre, author of Dead End Follies


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Growing Dark: A Collection of Short Stories

A Must Read.

–Rue Morgue Magazine

“Whatever style or mode Triana is writing in, the voice matches it unfailingly… Going by the strength of these stories, it s a safe bet we ll be seeing his name a lot more in the years to come.”

–Cemetery Dance

“Triana has a voice unmatched by other writers in his field. His short stories pack more punch than your average novel. Beware of this man’s words, for they are dangerous and contagious.”

–Max Booth III, author of Toxicity

“Triana’s work really brings the thunder!”

–Jon Mikl Thor, Musician, Bodybuilder and Actor (Rock N’ Roll Nightmare, Zombie Nightmare)

‘At times reminiscent of early Lansdale, while sometimes toeing that chalkline that the splatterpunks drew on the asphalt.”

–Ginger Nuts of Horror


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Blood Bound Books

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DOA III: Extreme Horror Anthology

Featuring Triana’s new novelette “The Bitch,” as well as stories by Bentley Little, Jack Ketchum, Wrath James White, John McNee, Shane McKenzie, Richard Christian Matheson, Edward Lee, Ryan Harding, John Skipp, Lloyd Kaufman, and many more! Do you dare take a dip into this bucket of blood?


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Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 1

“Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, the 19 stories in this new best-of annual anthology feature episodes of graphic gore and violence—including torture, dismemberment, self-mutilation, and home abortion—that are designed to push buttons as well as boundaries. In the best stories—which include Kristopher Triana’s “Dead End,” a character study about a hell-bound serial killer… —violent incidents help to bring the brutal lives of their characters into sharp focus and set up poetically just endings. ”

–Publisher’s Weekly


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Selfies from the End of the World: Historical Accounts of the Apocalypse, Volume 2

I’m such a big fan of this collection, which takes a simple premise — there are a lot of different ways the world could end, and a lot of different people who could tell those stories — and pulls together a set of stories that shows how diverse, how complicated, and how lovely it can be.

While the collection strikes a lot of tones — funny, contemplative, heartbreaking, loving, hopeful, afraid — it feels focused and polished throughout.

Some of my favorites are Sylvia Heike’s “Winter in My Bones,” Caroline Yoachim’s “An Impromptu Guide to Finding Your Soulmate at a Party on the Last Night of the World,” Nathan Crowder’s “The Last Real Man,” Dusty Wallace’s “Not Even a Whimper,” Kristopher Triana’s “Dog Years,” and Mary Mascari’s “Limbo.”

–Amazon.com Review


Chilling Horror Short Stories

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Chilling Horror Short Stories

A deluxe edition of original and classic short stories, packed with monsters, vampires and a host of weird creatures. Tales of shadows and voices in the dark from the likes of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Hope Hodgson are cast with previously unpublished stories by some of the best writers of horror today. A dazzling collection of the most gripping tales of horror, vividly told.


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D.O.A. II (Dead on Arrival II)

“Make sure your health insurance covers psychiatric counseling before reading this book, because you’re gonna need it. The experience of this collection may be likened to getting run over by a 666-car locomotive engineered by Lucifer. This is the cream of grotesquerie’s crop, a Whitman’s Sampler of the heinous, and an absolutely gut-wrenching celebration of the furthest extremities of the scatological, the taboo, the unconscionable, and the blasphemous.

–Edward Lee, author of Header

“Every single story they wrote blew me away. The collection starts off with the perfect set piece, a story by Kristopher Triana called “The Devouring,” that sets the mood for all the other stories to follow. Once I read his story, that was it! The rest I just sort of burned right through. I thought, “man if this is what they start with, what the heck will they end with?”

–Amazon.com review


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THE GHOST IS  THE MACHINE

“I read this from Start-to-Finish. So many brilliant stories, well written and beyond belief. A KEEPER.”

–Amazon.com review


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Chiral Mad 4: An Anthology of Collaborations

4 short stories, 4 novelettes, 4 novellas, and 4 graphic adaptations make up this mammoth book of wonders, but here’s the catch: every single story in this anthology is a collaboration. Bram Stoker Award winners Michael Bailey and Lucy A. Snyder even co-edited the anthology to bring you an incredibly diverse and entirely collaborative dark fiction experience!


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The Binge-Watching Cure II: An Anthology of Horror Stories

You know you want to read more. You remember losing yourself in books. You recall how exciting the adventures were, how late you stayed up following your favorite characters, and how you cried, gasped, or bit your nails. But how to start reading again when binge-watching TV is so easy and — let’s be honest — fun? You start slowly, of course. Baby steps. First, with a story that’s only twitter-sized in length. Then the next, a mere seventy-five words. Then a few hundred words, followed by progressively longer tales until you’re reading novels without even knowing it. That’s assuming you survive the terror. That’s The Binge-Watching Cure II, a collection of petrifying tales, each longer and more frightening than the one before. The first edition of The Binge-Watching Cure encompassed a range of genres, but BWC II is all about the things that scare us. In this book, you’ll discover what happens when the color red disappears from the world, learn why a man and his son are doing nightly drills to prepare for a mysterious threat, read about a man’s romantic entanglement with a werewolf, enjoy steampunk dystopia, be horrified by the side effects of a new weight-loss drug, discover an aspect of zombies more terrifying than you ever imagined, feel the speed that accompanies ghosts when they crash drag races, and more. So kick off your shoes and cure your binge-watching. And be sure to leave a light on.


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Chew on This!

Are you hungry for horror?

Chew on This! has everything you need to satiate your appetite for the strange and macabre.

Tonight’s menu is a fifteen-course meal of subtle and atmospheric tales all the way down to the grisly, blood-drenched extremes.

Creepy restaurants, treacherous take-out, forbidden feasts, and more!

We’ve got horror so good you can taste it!

Dig in!

Featuring: Kristopher Triana – K. Trap Jones – Nikki Noir – Mark C. Scioneaux – Vivian Kasley – Chad Stroup – John McNee – Victorya Chase – Armand Rosamilia – Sarah Johnson and Robert Bose – S.C. Mendes – Shenoa Carroll-Bradd – Sylvia Anne Telfer – Tonia Brown – Ronald Kelly – Chad Lutzke


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Crash Code

The pinnacle of technology meets the depths of depravity…

We build new technology—artificial limbs, neural interfaces, artificially intelligent sex dolls—and what do we get?

Glitches.

Malfunctions.

Corruption.

Crash Code is an anthology of cyberpunk horror, exploring 27 stories where human life depends on every single line of code running perfectly.

A virtual reality game that refuses to be shut off. A time travel drug that drives its users mad. New tech that lets you look like anyone—even your neighbors. End-of-life care that lets its users live their best days on loop and much more.

We are excited to see the return of several Blood Bound Books authors for this project as well as a great mix of new writers:

Kristopher Triana – “The Deepest Fake” – Dean H. Wild – “God Finger” – K. Trap Jones – Respawn Inc – Aaron Thomas Milstead – “A Silent Auction” – Daniel I. Russell – “Mechanism” – T. Fox Dunham – “The Children’s Crusade” – Sean Eads & Josh Viola – “Eunuch’s Code” – KJ Moore – “The Blue Schnooklybob” – Luciano Marano – “The Fate You Are” – Alex Franco – “Mr. Companion” – Nathan Batchelor – “Recursion by Nashville Moonlight” – Eric Lewis – “Cold Calculations” – Odin Oxthorn – “The Weight of the Lotus” – David Shultz – “Nervana” – Christopher Wilson – “Grinder” – John Pedersen – “Control Vipectus” – Matt Thompson – “Purity” – Damascus Mincemeyer – “Time Share” – Patrick Meegan – “A Leg Up” – Melanie Rees – “Attrition of the Soul” – Rachel Nussbaum – “Bleed Over” – Addison Smith – “Hard Memory” – Hannah Trusty – “Auto” – Morgan Chalfant – “Little Neon” – Sebastian Hetman – “First to Fight” – Neil Hudson – “One Survivor”


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Bludgeon Tools: Splatterpunk Anthology

BLUDGEON TOOLS: Built to withstand any situation and endure whatever elements Mother Nature throws their way, Bludgeon Tools are built to last. Constructed for light weight swing ability, no job is too complicated and with a guaranteed splatter radius per pound, Bludgeon Tools is sure to put a wide grin on even the most sinister of faces. 13 authors put the tools to the test by placing them in various splatterpunk situations. The results are a toolbox full of grimy and gory tool stories guaranteed to leave a stain.

ALL NEW STORIES BY:

– Brian Keene
– Matt Shaw
– Wrath James White
– Kristopher Triana
– Gregory Norris
– Christine Morgan
– Dustin LaValley
– Stephen Kozeniewski
– Wile E. Young
– Jonathan Butcher
– Sam Richard
– Vic Kerry
– Anton Cancre

“This is a must-read for hardcore horror fans!”

–Edward Lee, author of The Bighead