Here’s a mesmerizing book trailer for Zachary T. Owen’s short story collection, Burn Down the House and Everyone In It.
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You and your friends visit an old theater on the seedy side of town. You pay for a double feature and take your seats. The lights go down and your palms get sweaty.
A juvenile delinquent is sent to an isolated Catholic boarding school for troubled and runaway teens. Abigail’s parents are hoping the experience will straighten their daughter out, but the nuns at St. Apollonia have something else in mind. They’re about to introduce Abigail to the obscure saint they’ve come to worship in a ceremony neither of her parents would approve of.
You get up to use the bathroom and get some more popcorn, then barely make it back in time when the second feature begins…
An NYU anthropology professor has just received troubling footage from a colleague on an unsanctioned assignment in South America. Doctor Ridgeway’s crew has been murdered by a local tribe and his whereabouts are unknown. With the help of a wealthy student’s father, professor Buchanan travels to the southernmost city of Ushuaia to search for his long time friend as well as the legendary Guaranez tribe. But there’s a catch: said student’s father works for the Museum of Natural History and has hired a team of mercenaries to bring members of the tribe back to Manhattan…
You and your friends have barely kept your theater snacks down. Possessed nuns. Third World Cannibals. Religious cults. Machete and chainsaw-wielding mayhem. All just the initial offerings of The Atrocity Vendor …
A cat’s glistening wound houses something monstrous. A brother and sister are haunted by the ashes of their uncle. A hipster falls prey to a murderous sorcerer. Three sexless, immoral beings climb out of a woman’s head. These are the tales of Burn Down The House And Everyone In It, a collection of fiction ranging from the comically absurd to the deeply disturbing.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR BURN DOWN THE HOUSE AND EVERYONE IN IT
“Owen’s writing is a masterful mix of sly humor and absolute terror. The stories presented here could easily be found in a Stephen King/George Romero collaboration.”
– William Pauley III, author of Hearers of the Constant Hum, The Brothers Crunk, and The Doom Magnetic Trilogy
“Horror is a city, and the Absurd is one of its neighborhoods. Zachary T. Owen just moved in and he’s inviting you around to the house warming, to meet the Junk Man, Little Danny, Ruffles, the Limb King, all three of the Dandies… the whole damn family! You should accept his invite. Fuck knows what’ll happen to you if you don’t.”
-Kevin Sweeney, author of Damnation 101, Exeunt Alice, and co-author of the Sideshow P.I. series
Cherie Drew is tormented by the little neighbor girl. Young Maggie Kerr is in her flowerbed, in her yard, in her house, even in her dreams. Over the course of one surreal night, Maggie takes Cherie on a horrific journey where the past and future collide with a startling revelation.
Grindhouse Press #025
9.95 paperback / Ebook Coming Soon!
Zombies. Werewolves. Vampires. Mummies. Satanic cults. Unspeakable cosmic horror. Andersen Prunty welcomes you to Twin Springs, Ohio, in his latest collection of horror stories.
New York City, 1989. The Metro is the last theater to feature adult films projected on actual film, something manager Herschell Schwartzbaum takes much pride in. But the city is attempting to buy the theater to continue sanitizing Times Square. Despite barely making ends meet and having to deal with a small staff not as devoted as himself, Herschell refuses to budge. When one of his employees goes missing, Herschell is forced to hire a newbie. And just as he’s learning the ropes from Herschell and ace projectionist Cleon, The Metro begins to display some truly odd interior damage they won’t be able to hide from city officials forever. Now Herschell and his staff must prepare for a battle against corrupt bureaucrats and their arsenal of unusual devices … and they’re about to get some help from The Metro itself …