Two titans of modern horror-Brian Keene and Bryan Smith-team up for the terrifying crossover sequel to both Keene’s URBAN GOTHIC and Smith’s THE FREAKSHOW.
The Westgate Galleria Mall was once a sprawling, shining monument to American consumerism and suburban growth. Now, it is a crumbling reminder of how both have fallen-an architectural ghost, haunting the outskirts of society. That makes it the perfect filming location for a YouTube channel devoted to the exploration of abandoned places. But the mall isn’t as empty as it seems and the residents have sinister obscene plans for them. Now, with the daylight still hours away, both the hunters and the hunted will fight to stay alive…and desperately try to make it home.
SUBURBAN GOTHIC by Brian Keene and Bryan Smith-Home is where is the severed heart is…
We are developing a project that we can’t keep quiet about any longer…
Here at Deadite Press in Portland, Oregon we are entering our 14th week of downtown protests for black lives and we have barely recovered from the shock of unidentified federal officers illegally abducting people off the streets in unmarked vans. Today is the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. And the image for this post is a photograph taken Monday night in Kenosha, Wisconsin at a protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday. The fight for civil rights and equality in this country is far from over and this is the time for action.
To contribute to the cause and engage our community of creators and readers, I can share with you now that we are putting together an anthology of extreme horror stories about police brutality and systemic racism. In true Deadite Press style this anthology will be brutal and uncompromising. We have already reached out to many of our favorite horror writers and the responses have been inspiring! We will also be opening up for submissions soon.
The project is being edited by Andre Duza and Wrath James White. 100% of the net profits from this anthology will benefit NAACP Legal Defense Fund and The Equal Justice Initiative.
Here’s their official statement about the anthology:
BURN THA MOTHERFUCKA DOWN!
(Anti-fascism, Anti-racism, Extreme Horror tales of Justice, Anarchy, Revolution, and Revenge)
Edited by Andre Duza and Wrath James White
Systemic racism is hardwired into the US justice system. From police shootings and brutal beatings of unarmed black people, to mass incarceration and longer prison sentences for minorities and people of color, conviction of innocent men due to prosecutorial misconduct, laws that target minority communities with harsher sentences for marijuana and crack than for cocaine, designer drugs, and prescription opioids, anti-immigration laws that overwhelmingly target black and brown countries, bathroom bills and denial of healthcare for transpersons, the gay/ trans panic legal defense and the failure to prioritize and prosecute the murder of transwomen, it is clear the system is rigged against us. So, what is there left for us to do, but burn this motherfucker down!
100% of the net profits from this anthology will benefit NAACP Legal Defense Fund and The Equal Justice Initiative.
Burn Tha Motherfucka Down! will be published by Deadite Press in paperback and ebook formats with an anticipated release date in early 2021.
Stay tuned as things develop for information about how you can get involved!