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A Life In the Cinema is the first book from award-winning filmmaker Mick Garris. This collection of eight prickly tales and a screenplay reach under the skin of real life and reel life to take you places you never realized you wanted to go. The title story, “A Life in the Cinema” and its sequel, “Starfucker”, are set in the author’s hometown of Hollywood, and provide a yellow-jaundiced look at a world you only thought was glamorous. So welcome to a dark side of Hollywood you’ve never seen before…
“”It will take a reader with a strong stomach to traverse the trail of gore and death, but those who absorb such descriptions as part of a greater good will find this story marches with a special purpose… Everyday Monsters is a captivating read that excels in unpredictable twists, strong characterization, and a plot that slowly reveals the real monsters in this world. Warning: they’re not what the reader expects.”
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
It starts with a letter, a job, a head and a mysterious book – and only gets weirder from there! Deliciously dark, with humour as black as sin and evocative descriptions of all the outlandish grotesques on display; I especially liked the Moogle! In short, this romp was huge amounts of fun to read.”
Paul Kane (bestselling and award-winning author of Before, Arcana and Monsters.)
The Animus Chronicles – Book 1
In the darkness of humanity lies the world of monsters! Everyday Monsters is the first book in an expanded universe, which tells the tale of an undead man, dragged through a prophecy as the world around him falls. What seems as a quick and easy messenger job, quickly descends into a race to change the very fabric of existence. In a world which makes increasingly little sense, he must try to stay alive to bring a new balance to reality.
What is the Animus?
The Animus is a collection of books written by Christian Francis. They are separated into two sections, “The Chronicles” and the “Tales From“. “The Chronicles” are novels about the large scale world changing stories, the “Tales From” are the novellas which are the smaller, more intimate tales which occur out of the scope to the main novels but dwell within that world. Neither “The Chronicles” or “Tales From“. are told in order. They are fragments of a larger much more terrifying picture.
They called it porodyne. A bizarre by-product of bio-engineering, porodyne has been found — quite accidentally — to have some very special properties. Properties that could render cosmetic surgery obsolete. Properties that could turn Barrows Industries into a billion-dollar gold mine. The changes porodyne makes in human skin are permanent. It could mean new life for burn victims, people scarred by accidents, old folk yearning to be young again, models who insist on being more beautiful…
It is hungry.
It is thirsty.
It lives next door to Charley Brewster.
Charley has seen the coffin and the bodies drained of blood. He knows he will be the vampire’s next victim. But no one will believe him: not the police, not his girlfriend Amy, not even the school weirdo, Evil Ed. Charley’s last chance is to enlist the help of Peter Vincent, Vampire Killer, star of a hundred horror movies and host of TV’s Fright Night.Nobody thinks he’s telling the truth—until Evil Ed becomes a vampire and Amy is dragged into his next-door neighbor’s evil, foul-smelling house of death!
With its exploration of the “insect” inside us all, In Darkness Waiting proves more relevant today than ever. A parasitic part of humanity since primitive times, they have been responsible for the worst human atrocities in history. When a psychology experiment goes out of control in remote Jasper, Oregon, the town swarms with Gray Pilots, whose stings bring out the cold-blooded killer in everyone and initiate an orgy of sociopathic slaughter. First published in 1988, the novel has been updated with references to Beirut, Bosnia and Abu Ghraib prison. Shirley works a crafty variation on the smalltown horror novel, making it an effective vehicle for his dark sociological speculations, and shows that his story’s worst horror is its continuing relevance.
“Horrifying and hysterical. I love this batsh*t book!”
Mark Miller (Hellraiser : The Toll, Next Testament)
William Malone (House on Haunted Hill, Creature)
The Animus Chronicles – Book 2
Throughout history there have always been those who tasked themselves with a mission to vanquish evil. None more so than those who would be seen as monsters themselves. Monsters who accept that the only way to conquer the darkness is to descend to the place where it was born, and meet it head on. Hell is what you make of it, and for Rebecca, Hell is what others have made for her, as her world crumbles into chaos and the fabric of reality tears in two. Even those she loves, hide a demons face…
What is the Animus?
The Animus is a collection of books written by Christian Francis. They are separated into two sections, “The Chronicles” and the “Tales From“. “The Chronicles” are novels about the large scale world changing stories, the “Tales From” are the novellas which are the smaller, more intimate tales which occur out of the scope to the main novels but dwell within that world. Neither “The Chronicles” or “Tales From” are told in order. They are fragments of a larger much more terrifying picture.
FIRST THEY FEASTED ON FARM ANIMALS. THEN THEY FOUND HUMANS…A little girl was dead, attacked and mutilated by some things, creatures of nightmare that were spreading outward like the Black Death, stripping the entire town bare of life.The death toll mounted, with bodies maimed or ripped to shreds, and thousands cowered in the shadows, hiding fearfully from the death out of the skies, the millions of sucking probosci eagerly reaching out for the attack. And terror erupted into uncontrollable panic, as a lone scientist worked feverishly to save a dying population and destroy the KILLER FLIES!