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I think before I write my review for this set of horror shorts, I should give you a bit of background on One Buck Horror:

One Buck Horror is an e-book anthology series that features the best in short horror fiction from new and established writers Volumes are available for the low price of one dollar (hence the One Buck Horror – Clever right?) and can be purchased from major online e-book retailers, such as Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com

The stories in One Buck Horror are classic horror tales in the tradition of giants such as Stephen King, Richard Matheson and Ray Bradbury. New volumes will be released bi-monthly, with plans to offer new volumes monthly according to demand. Each volume features 4-6 stories from new and established authors in the horror

Each volume features up to six stories from new and established authors in the horror genre, and are all less than 3000 words in length, making for a quick accessible read. One Buck Horror is edited by a husband and wife team from Chicago, Illinois and they are currently open to submissions for future volumes.

Right then, now you know how awesome these guys are why don’t I mention the short stories.

  • Jenny’s House is a great place to play, but an unexpected playmate makes for a dark session of show-and-tell
  • Three kids seek to steal from a travelling carnival and get more than they bargained for in A Lullaby for Caliban
  • In The Last Nephew, Nephew yearns to be free of Uncle’s depredations, but when Uncle leaves his pocket watch behind one night, it gives him the key to his escape.

 

  • Crossing The Cornfield is harrowing on the best of winter nights, but this night, Jack turns to see eyes in the darkness and knows that something is following him…,
  • In The Ginger Men, mother is baking a special ingredient into a treat for father, an ingredient that gives her pie dough a life of its own.

 

Featuring stories by Ada Hoffmann, Julie Jansen, Mark Onspaugh, Mike Trier, and Elizabeth Twist, One Buck Horror – Volume One is definitely an insight into great things to come. Each short is written and edited to a professional standard and contains a gripping plot on every page. Although not all of the shorts contain huge amounts of blood and gore, they more than make up for it with eerie storylines and satisfying endings that only the best can provide. One Buck Horror is sure to become a renowned anthology of great horror works, so if that’s not an incentive to buy I don’t know what is!

If you are intrigued and want to purchase a copy click one of the following links:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/One-Buck-Horrorebook/dp/B00584MMG8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1309092927&sr=8-2

Barnes & Noble

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/One-Buck-Horror/Christopher-Hawkins/e/2940012887566

 

If you want any further information about One Buck Horror visit www.onebuckhorror.com

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

 

It’s been a while since I’ve sat back and read a collection of horror shorts, but after reading a great bunch this past week, I’ll definitley be giving them a go more often. I’m sure many people, like myself, struggle to find the time to enjoy their daily fix of horror whilst trying to lead everyday lives. With horror shorts we’re able to do just that. Even if you only find ten minutes to spare, that’s often enough to read a short story and come away with a feeling of satisfaction.

Fear in Words: Volume one by Jason Darrick is a prime example of  why horror shorts are a key part of our dark culture. Five short stories of varying lengths and multiple topics including: cannibalism, torture and extreme S&M. These tales of macabre will satisfy even the most twisted minds, with blood and gore practically oozing from the pages as you are drawn deeper into Darrick’s sadistic world of mankind at its worst. Each story engages the reader, enticing us to read on. The dialogue flows well and description, particularly of the gore-filled scenes, is of the highest detail.

Jason Darrick has certainly established himself within the horror community, but being an indie author means he needs your help. If you want to do your bit for our horror culture, click the link below to purchase Jason’s book or click one of the other links for further information about the author and his upcoming projects.

Buy the ebook here:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057OC8KY

Visit Jason’s blog here:  http://jasondarrickfiw.blogspot.com

Or follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Fear_In_Words

Here’s another one for all you horror fans who like to know about up and coming indie flicks. It’s called ‘A Flash of the Blade

This one will begin shooting in a couple of months, and as always, if you like the sound of the plot why not get involved? Donate a bit of spare cash to this worthy cause.

Want to know more? Here it is:

 

Nick Blakeman, an alcoholic, suicidal loner, witnesses the brutal murder of reporter Jessica French. Jessica was covering a local serial killer and is believed to be his latest victim. Nick quickly becomes obsessed with her murder and launches his own investigation.

While researching the case, Nick is disturbed to learn that he and the killer have something in common: a psychological profile. Like a moth to the flame, he is drawn closer and closer to the source of the murders until he becomes a target himself

 

Sounds good right? Here’s more info as always

More about the movie: http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Flash-of-the-Blade/123635701038141?v=info

I’ll update as and when I get more info.

Enjoy!

Inner Demon

Here’s another little gem I’ve discovered whilst trawling through the blood and gore that is our perfect horror society!

The movie is called Inner Demon and although it hasn’t started shooting yet, will need all the help it can get when it starts up. Keep an eye on this one and if you find yourself with a bit of cash to spare then why not donate to this great cause.

Evil Comes From Within!

Inner Demon is a supernatural horror about a teenage girl, the victim of a brutal assault, who finds refuge in a desolate farmhouse, only to discover it is also home to a malevolent spirit.

Influenced by horror films dubbed the “New French Extremity”, Inner Demon aims to be in the vein of thriller/horror standouts High Tension, Buried and Enter the Void. It is a horror film that starts off as an abduction thriller, and then finishes up as a supernatural revenge film.

The target audience is 25 to 45 year old intelligent horror fans

 

Pretty cool huh? If you want to learn more check out the links below

For more info on the movie check out: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/innerdemon

For more info on the director, check out http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/ursula.dabrowsky