Over the next few weeks I’ll be showcasing several publishers, with a Christmas Selection Box of some of their titles that I hope the Fiends of Kendall Reviews will support, retweet and maybe even buy a few of.
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Today I’m delighted to showcase the Sinister Horror Company
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The Sinister Horror Company Advent Calender
Behind each number is a festive-themed horror story or poem. Each one, a different author.
Each number is currently locked to stop people cheating and ending up on the naughty list.
The stories will all stay live once revealed 7th January.
We know an advent calendar should stop at Christmas, but in 2020 we feel we should pack in the treats, so we have a new story everyday throughout the whole of December.
Discover each days story or poem by visiting Sinister Horror HERE
John McNee’s Doom Cabaret by John McNee
Elegant prose and assured story telling meet head on in an unsettling seductive blood bath.
This is the stage. These are the players.
A young woman’s sexual appetites prove too powerful to be undone by death.
Hedonistic clubbers covet a drug that warps flesh rather than the mind.
A wealthy cannibal encounters a meal too beautiful to be eaten.
The Lullaby Man ushers another eager victim into his clockwork lair.
Here is where such stories are told.
Blood and beauty, defilement and deformity, musicians and monsters.
Welcome to the Doom Cabaret.
Sinister: Doom Cabaret
Amazon: Doom Cabaret
My Dead & Blackened Heart by Andrew Freudenberg
A collection that explores fatherhood, childhood, loss and grief within its far-reaching range, from folk-horror to outerspace.
14 stories of terror, dread and fatherhood.
From the isolation of space, to the ever-watchful eyes in a darkening wood, Andrew Freudenberg takes us on a journey exploring the themes of friendship, fatherhood and loss, as we pick through the remains of his dead and blackened heart.
Featuring the stories: Something Akin To Despair, A Bitter Parliament, Charlie’s Turn, Pater in Tenebris, Milkshake, Nose to the Window, The Cardiac Ordeal, Meat Sweets, Scorch, The Teppenyaki of Truth, Before The Meat Time, Hope Eternal, The Last Patrol & Beyond The Book.
A hardback edition featuring 3 additional stories and author notes for each story was also released.
Sinister: My Dead & Blackened Heart
Amazon: My Dead And Blackened Heart
Corpsing by Kayleigh Marie Edwards
A collection of short stories that skillfully blends horror and comedy, without blunting its claws.
“Kayleigh Marie Edwards packs a great deal into this short story, great characters that rise above their genre stock heritage thanks to some wonderful witty dialogue and self-referential actions. This is a clever well written story that is sure to raise a smile on the face of even the most hardened of zombie fans.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror on Bitey Bachman.
Kayleigh Marie Edwards has been entertaining and chilling audiences with her own eclectic mix of horror and comedy. Now, for the first time, this popular author has collected her works together, reviewing and revising each one to bring you the definitive versions of her unique tales.
From murderous children to nightmarish trips to an ill-fated zombie apocalypse, Corpsing will send you running for the light switch, but smiling as you do it.
Featuring the stories: Bitey Bachman, Bits and Bobs, Siren, Now You See Them, Skin, ‘S’ Day, Barry’s Last Day & ’Twas The Night Before Christmas.
The Unheimlich Manoeuvre by Tracy Fahey
Nominated for a BFS award for ‘best collection’, this powerful collection of short stories has been described as ‘domestic gothic’.
The Unheimlich Manoeuvre explores the psychological horror that occurs when home is subverted as a place of safety, when it becomes surreal, changes and even disappears…
In these stories, a coma patient wakes to find herself replaced by a doppelgänger, a ghost state reflects doubles of both houses and inhabitants, a suburban enclave takes control of its trespassers, and a beaten woman exacts revenge.
Just as the Heimlich Manoeuvre restores order, health and well-being, The Unheimlich Manoeuvre does quite the opposite.
This new edition contains revised versions of the original stories and a brand new tale, Something Nasty In The Woodshed.
Also released in a deluxe hardback edition with additional stories and story notes.
Sinister: The Unheimlich Manoeuvre
Amazon: The Unheimlich Manoeuvre
Death Dreams at Christmas by J. R. Park
A festive-themed collection of short stories that range in style and execution, as J. R. Park continues his exploration of narration and form, bending pulp horror into new forms.
J. R. Park lends his particular brand of new-wave pulp horror to the festive season, with twelve twisted tales of yuletide terror. From ghosts to psycho-Santas to killer nativity scenes, the turkey’s not the only thing that’s getting served.
Featuring the stories: Once A Year, The Girl With The Reindeer Tattoo, Christmas Wrath, A Christmas Tradition, Black Aura, Fragmented, Behold All The Angels, A Touch Of Frost, Dear Constance, The Thirteenth Day and The Wassailer.
Also containing A Demon In Santa, written by the author when he was ten years old.
‘J. R. Park is a much needed shot in the arm for gritty pulp horror.’ – DLS Reviews
Sinister: Death Dreams At Christmas
Amazon: Death Dreams At Christmas
Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space! by Duncan P. Bradshaw
Theme as a summer blockbuster, gone straight to book, Cannibal Nuns from Outer Space is a deliriously wild ride, mixing horror, comedy and bizzarro.
With an encyclopaedic knowledge of cake, and exclusive access to the church’s stockpile of holy weapons, the Order of the Crimson Rosary are on the frontline in the eternal war between good and evil. Whether it’s repelling demonic possession, judging the authenticity of supposed miracles or having the final say on the colour of bunting at church fetes, the organisation’s members sacrifice their own freedom to keep the world safe.
Father Flynn, the top operative in the UK, has been responsible for a number of recent high profile gaffs. Given an ultimatum, he must choose between returning to his old job of preserving the last microfiche machine in the church’s library, or submit himself for rehabilitation.
Yet evil doesn’t take a ticket and wait in line, as the dreaded cannibal nuns from outer space land to begin their annual harvest. Can Flynn get himself sober enough to repel their evil machinations? Or will another idyllic British village become the nun’s latest buffet?
One thing’s for certain, to beat them, Father Flynn is going to have to kick the habit.
Sinister: Cannibal Nuns From Outer Space!
Amazon: Cannibal Nuns From Outer Space!
Mad Dog by J. R. Park
A werewolf in a prison break. A pulp horror story told in an unusual manner.
“You don’t need my expert opinion of the esoteric to know there was something very, very wrong with him.” – Father Matthews
Mad Dog Mooney was a ghost story. A legend that spooked even the most hardened of criminals. But when he came to Darkdale prison he proved all too real.
The inmates are shell shocked by his arrival and rumours persist of his strange behaviour, whilst accusations of cannibalism from the media are not forgotten.
As tensions grow amongst the prison population, a jail break is planned to take place under the ethereal glow of a full moon.
Mad Dog is an oral history, a compilation of testimonies from witnesses to the atrocity that befell Darkdale prison.
Sinister: Mad Dog
Amazon: Mad Dog
Maniac Gods by Rich Hawkins
Hawkins’ brand of beautiful bleakness takes a hallucinatory trip into the world of a sinister cult.
One rainy night in Penbrook, Albie Samways’ family disappeared along with the rest of the village’s population, spirited away by unknown forces. In those abandoned streets and houses he encountered hellish creatures, madness and death, ending in a confrontation with the sadistic Doctor Ridings and his cultists.
He barely made it out alive.
Five years later, he lives in a squalid bedsit, miserable and heartbroken, suffering from nightmares and visions of monstrous things. He mourns. He mourns for his daughter, Milly, most of all. Then one day she returns. However she is not the same girl he once knew, and tells him about terrible places, thin places, where gods and monsters reside in the darkness, waiting to enter our world.
But there is worse to come. Doctor Ridings and his followers are back, and they have plans for her. Horrific plans of black magic and sacrifice. With no other option, Albie and Milly are forced to go on the run, beginning an epic chase across the country.
He is all that stands between the monsters and his little girl.
Sinister: Maniac Gods
Amazon: Maniac Gods
The Charnel Caves by Guy N. Smith
Guy N Smith is back with those over-sized killer crabs that kickstarted his career.
In 1975 an army of gigantic crabs, the result of an underwater nuclear experiment, attacked the Welsh coastline. The battle was bloody, many lives were lost until the crustacean invaders were defeated.
Over the ensuing years they turned up in the oceans of the World with further terrible slaughter of humans. Finally, though, it was believed that these monsters from the deep had been eradicated. Only memories of their invasions of land remained with the older inhabitants, tales of their depredations on mankind were whispered but often ridiculed by the modern generations.
Until a few of the survivors returned to the Welsh coast and began breeding secretly in a maze of caverns beneath the cliffs, preparing for a further attack on mankind.
Sinister: The Charnel Caves
Amazon: The Charnel Caves
The Old One and the Sea by Lex H. Jones
One for both the kids and horror-loving big kids, as Lex H Jones reimagines HP Lovecraft’s childhood.
Howard is a lonely, isolated boy who lives in the run-down seaside town of Innsmouth. Most of the town’s men left to fight the Great War and didn’t come back, and those that did, like Howard’s neighbour Mr Derleth, brought their own scars and strange stories with them. None quite so strange as what is about to happen to Howard, however.
An undersea earthquake brings a strange black reef to the surface just off the coast of Innsmouth, and with it something else. Something old, and forgotten, and every bit as lonely as the young boy who discovers it. What follows is a unique and secret friendship that will change the life of both Howard and his bizarre new friend forever.
Sinister: The Old One And The Sea
Amazon: The Old One And The Sea