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Cover Reveal: SHELTER FOR THE DAMNED by Mike Thorn


Cover Art: Trevor Henderson
Publisher: JournalStone


Synopsis/Advance Praise
"A full-throttle descent into visceral terror, Shelter for the Damned grabs you by the throat and never lets go. This haunting tale heralds the arrival of Mike Thorn as a horror writer to watch."
— Jeffrey Reddick, creator of Final Destination

"A terrifying descent into suburban addiction and male shame, Shelter for the Damned is a gripping, uncanny tale cut from the same cloth as Stephen King and John Carpenter."
— Daniel Goldhaber, director of Cam

"Impressive is an understatement. Mike Thorn is a fresh voice in horror with a distinct vision well worth your attention."
— John Claude Smith, author of Occasional Beasts: Tales and the Bram Stoker Award®-nominated Riding the Centipede

While looking for a secret place to smoke cigarettes with his two best friends, troubled teenager Mark discovers a mysterious shack in a suburban field. Alienated from his parents and peers, Mark finds within the shack an escape greater than anything he has ever experienced.

But it isn't long before the place begins revealing its strange, powerful sentience. And it wants something in exchange for the shelter it provides.

Shelter for the Damned is not only a scary, fast-paced horror novel, but also an unflinching study of suburban violence, masculine conditioning, and adolescent rage.
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Mike Thorn is the author of the short story collection Darkest Hours. His fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, anthologies and podcasts, including VastarienDark Moon DigestThe NoSleep Podcast, and Prairie Gothic. His film criticism has been published in MUBI NotebookThe Film Stage, and Vague Visages. He completed his M.A. with a major in English literature at the University of Calgary, where he wrote a thesis on epistemophobia in John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness. For more information, visit his website:


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