Halloween Carnival Volume 1
Published: October 3rd by Random House Publishing
STRANGE CANDY by Robert McCammon
Chocolate bars and sour suckers are trick-or-treat staples, but beware the odd sweet at the bottom of your bag. You never know who it’s from—or what it might do to you.
THE RAGE OF ACHILLES by Kevin Lucia
Father Ward should have heeded the warnings about hearing confession on All Hallow’s Eve. Because a man is about to tell him a secret more haunting than any he has heard before.
DEMON AIR by John R. Little
Fear of flying is not uncommon. But on this transpacific airline, the real danger isn’t the flight itself. It’s whoever—or whatever—is up in the air with you.
LA HACIENDA DE LOS MUERTOS by Lisa Morton
Trick McGrew, former cowboy star of the silver screen, has never believed in tall tales. But down in Mexico, the land of La Llorona, he’s about to find out just how real urban legends can be.
#MAKEHALLOWEENSCARYAGAIN by Mark Allan Gunnells
Some people will go to any lengths to rack up retweets, likes, and follows on social media, no matter who they end up hurting . . . or even killing.
Make Halloween Scary Again. That’s what our protagonist Dustin Davis asks of the internet in the short story #makehalloweenscaryagain. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens.
#makehalloweenscaryagain is a short story that is both a horror story and a thrilling mystery as Greer City, South Carolina is terrorized by the hashtag killer. A murderer dressed as a scarecrow who leaves an interesting calling card that is both the title of this tale and a hashtag created by one of its central characters, a small time author of horror novels whose simple desire to bring fear back to his favourite holiday entangles him in the case of the hashtag killer.
An engrossing horror story, deftly written by Mark Allan Gunnells as he takes us all across a city gripped by terror, telling the story from multiple perspectives as we see a cop chase after a murderer, a reporter chase after a story and man desperate to have his quiet life back. This short story is a Halloween treat worth your time this scary season.
***Review by guest blogger Cody Boyd***