WARNING: THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART OR WEAK OF STOMACH. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO READ THIS BOOK IF YOU'RE NOT READY TO CHALLENGE YOUR CONCEPT OF TERROR OR IF YOU'RE UNWILLING TO QUESTION WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS THE DEFINITION OF HORROR.
Almost three decades ago, a literary movement forever changed the landscape of the horror industry. Splatterlands: Reawakening the Splatterpunk Revolution is a collection of personal, intelligent and subversive horror with a point. This illustrated volume of dark fiction honors the truly revolutionary efforts of some of the most brilliant writers of all time with an all-new collection of visceral, disturbing and thought-provoking work from a diverse group of modern minds.
Exploring concepts that include serial murder, betrayal, religious fanaticism, physical abuse, societal corruption, greed, mental instability, sexual assault and more, Splatterlands delivers on the promise of the original Splatterpunk movement with this collection of honest, intelligent, ground-breaking and hyper-intensive horror.
HEIRLOOM - Michael Laimo
After the death of her mother, Father is all Lucienne's got. But she's in a competition for his affection with an antique rifle. Her admiration for the weapon is far greater than she imagined.
VIOLENCE FOR FUN AND PROFIT - Gregory L. Norris
Economic collapse hurts everyone, except the greedy. For one newly-homeless it's a time to discover all-new talents that open doors to vicious opportunities.
EMPTY - A.A. Garrison
Navigating the streets of a tortured, future city, a devoted wife will stop at nothing to help her husband regain his faith in religion. But, from the faithless, questionable gods require a dire payment.
AMPUTATIONS IN THE KEY OF D - Jack Maddox
Danny is a rock star and charlatan. After a routine surgery changes his life, he discovers there's far more painful methods of finding one's true talent.
HOUSESITTING - Ray Garton
A suburban housewife agrees to housesit for her neighbors when a routine visit to feed the pets changes her world forever. She soon realizes the definition of a horrifying secret.
DIS - Michele Garber
Things aren't going well for Dr. Tony Weiss. He can't deal with his patients or his quadriplegic wife. Then there is the demon that escapes from his nightmares and enters his waking world.
DWELLERS - Paul M. Collrin
During a fateful trip into the desert to evangelize to a congregation of drug-addicted souls, a would-be prophet opens the schism between Heaven and Hell. He and his atheist partner soon become participants in terrifying battle over religion.
PARTY GUESTS - Chad Stroup
On the outside, Geoffrey seems like most young men. Some might say he's the life of the party. But on the inside he's very different. And he'll take you on a horrifying journey into mania that you won't soon forget.
THE VISCERA OF WORSHIP - Allen Griffin
Inherent in all of us is the desire to belong. Searching for his place in the world, one man takes steps down a path into true darkness to find his ultimate purpose.
THE DEFILED - Christine Morgan
On the run from their enemies, a group of vicious thieves and rapists seek refuge within a community of swamp dwellers. It isn't long before they realize their safety is anything but certain.
THE ARTIST - James S. Dorr
There are countless mediums for an artist to choose in which to ply their trade. Vince is drawn to the unusual--creating masterpieces from slabs of meat. After all, isn't art intended to be shared?
A LETTER TO MY EX - J. Michael Major
While on a trip to Paris there's a dire change of plans for divorced Alan and his nine-year-old daughter. It's only then that Alan pens the horrifying letter no parent wants to receive.
DEVIL RIDES SHOTGUN - Eric Del Carlo
Joaquim Abito is a burned out cop who's seen all the horrors that humanity has to offer. Desperate to solve the difficult case of grisly murders, he enlists some help. But it's help that's frighteningly expensive.