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Cover Reveal: PEEL BACK AND SEE by Mike Thorn

Cover Reveal: PEEL BACK AND SEE by Mike Thorn

 

PEEL BACK AND SEE by Mike Thorn

Cover Artist: Mikio Murakami

Pre-Order from JournalStone

 

In spaces both familiar and strange, unknowable horrors lurk.
From the recesses of the Internet, where cosmic terror shows its face on an endless live feed, to a museum celebrating the sordid legacy of an occultist painter, this chilling collection of sixteen short stories will plunge you into the eerie, pessimistic imagination of Mike Thorn.
Peel Back and See urges...


Guest Post: DARKEST HOURS Playlist by Mike Thorn

Guest Post: DARKEST HOURS Playlist by Mike Thorn

Heavy metal has always shared a close relationship with the horror genre. From metal grandaddy Black Sabbath’s very name (lifted from Mario Bava’s 1963 anthology film) to the occult aesthetics of black metal and the grisly imagery of death metal, this diverse sonic universe overlaps with horror in varying noteworthy ways. Indeed, I found my gateways into heavy music around the same time I discovered horror fiction and cinema, and it all seemed somehow connected. At twelve years old, I felt an indescribable link between the menacing vibes of AC/DC’s Highway to Hell (1979), the ominous cover art for Korn’s...


Cover Reveal: DARKEST HOURS Expanded Edition by Mike Thorn

Cover Reveal: DARKEST HOURS Expanded Edition by Mike Thorn

Cover Artist: Mikio Murakami

Publisher: JournalStone

Description

Between the covers of Darkest Hours, you will find academics in distress; humans abusing monsters; demons terrorizing people; ghostly reminiscences; resurrected trauma; and occult filmmaking. Ranging from satirical to dreadful, these sixteen stories share a distinct voice: urgent, sardonic, and brutal.  

This expanded edition includes a new foreword by Sadie Hartmann (Mother Horror) and author notes for every story describing Thorn’s process, influences, and...


Playlist for SHELTER FOR THE DAMNED by Mike Thorn

Playlist for SHELTER FOR THE DAMNED by Mike Thorn

Introduction

Music plays an integral role in my creative process, almost as integral as the role it plays in my memories. Set in an environment modeled partially after the suburbs of my own youth, my debut novel Shelter for the Damned echoes feelings from the bands and artists who carried me through periods of adolescent angst (Alice Cooper, Korn, Rob Zombie, David Bowie, and The Cure, among others).  

I have curated two playlists that aim to capture the novel’s spirit, one with vocals and one without. The former playlist includes songs recorded...


Cover Reveal: SHELTER FOR THE DAMNED by Mike Thorn

Cover Reveal: SHELTER FOR THE DAMNED by Mike Thorn

 

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...