“If you’re a fan of extreme horror, you’re going to love this.”
“O’Rourke writes with rare confidence and style. Though undoubtedly disturbing and sometimes brutal, still her work has something quite rare and special-heart.”
-Tim Lebbon, author of Echo City
Raw, brutal, and unapologetic, this collection features the twisted and shocking world of Monica J. O’Rourke. Turn back now if you are faint of heart, or be prepared to encounter the consequences of a gynecological visit gone horribly wrong, discover a unique form of circumcision, fear the roving packs of homicidal cannibal babies that come out at night, and worship genital mutilation as art.
In the tradition of writers such as Jack Ketchum and Edward Lee, and movies such as Saw and Hostel-In the End, Only Darkness is a visceral collection of horror that explores the pain possible in the human heart and body. O’Rourke demonstrates once again that she is one of the most vicious and disturbing writers of extreme fiction.
Fan favorite ex-Amish occult detective Levi Stolzfus, the star of Ghost Walk and A Gathering of Crows, returns in two novellas of demons and monsters!
The Witching Tree
In the woods of Pennsylvania there is a clearing with only one lone tree in the center. And from that tree, there comes only death.
Levi has been brought in to investigate the mysterious killings. In doing so, he must face a force much older than mankind-an evil that will threaten to take his life and faith.
The Last of the Albatwitches
There’s an old legend about the forest surrounding Chickies Rock – how it’s the home to a reclusive race of Sasquatch-like creatures known as the Albatwitches. But after a recent murder, Levi suspects there might be some truth to the stories.
Now he must race against both the Cryptid Hunters reality television team and a squad of private security contractors from the mysterious Globe Corporation, to unravel the source of the legend and determine what manner of monster has turned the forest into a killing ground.
Grampa Fitzpatrick has a fortune to leave behind when he dies – he’s just not sure if any of his heirs has what it takes to earn the money. So he does what any loving grandfather would do, he kidnaps his six grandchildren and leaves them in Shit Town – Grampa Fitzpatrick’s very own ghetto populated with serial killers and assorted psychos.
Now his grandkids and their friends find themselves fighting for their lives. And whoever is not dead by dawn – will be rich!
From the same demonic visionaries that brought you UNICORN HOLOCAUST and CANNIBAL SUNDAY SCHOOL, comes their latest technicolor-splatter-a-thon…
ESCAPE FROM SHIT TOWN!