Horror

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An iconic president and band of survivors fight for survival after the USSR launches a biological weapon at the mainland during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.

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They all thought Dane was just crazy, but the dark recesses of her mind hold the secret to the numbers. (24 min)

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If you disappeared, would anyone notice?

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Post image for “The Lords of Zero” by Tony Richards

The gang’s leader only ever showed up after evening fell … but where exactly was he coming from? [32 min]

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Never betray an old friend, especially the one who knows where the treasure is buried. [17 min]

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Post image for “Willow Pond” by April Grey

What lurks beneath the black mirror surface of the pond? Do memories lie therein or dark fantasies? [18 min]

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Post image for “The Softness of Her Throat” by John Hayes

On Halloween, two adults invade the home of a bachelor whose life is still dominated by his dead mother. As the evening and his fear progress, they force him to their life style.

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Post image for “One Free Go” by Michelle Ann King

Any good party needs an entertainer, and the fortune-teller at Darren’s makes it a night that at least one of his kids will never forget. Excerpt It’s really getting out of hand lately, all this Halloween business. When I was a kid, a party meant a couple of ghost stories, some bat-shaped gingerbread, a bag […]

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Post image for “The Deepest Hour” by Tina Lonergan

In the deepest hour of the night, nightmares come. Trapped in a hospital bed, a patient listens as death moves through the room toward him. Can he get help in time? Excerpt: The nights were never quiet. Even the nurses’ soft-soled shoes seemed loud in the rarefied atmosphere of the hospital at night. The ward […]

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Inspiration for murder can come from the darnedest places. There always was something suspicious about Ol’ Tricky Dick. Excerpt: “Nice night for a murder, wouldn’t you agree, Mr. President?” Nick Singletary watched the people walk past on the sidewalk outside his ground floor apartment. He glanced back at the Richard Nixon bobble head on his […]

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After his family is killed, Connor O’Riley experiences a revelation: he’s Absolution, God’s avenging angel. He obeys the call to silence the wicked until his war on crime leads him to a corrupt priest, forcing him to choose between man’s justice and God’s will. [34 min] Excerpt: Absolution believed in angels and the power of […]

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Michael has discovered an amazing thing: he can control other people’s actions with his thoughts. For a 16-year-old boy, the opportunities are endless. This is going to be fun! At least, it is for him.

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Here’s a story with teeth! “Jaws” meets “Schindler’s List.” Old Benjamin Crab has kept his terrible secret for many years, but there’s a worse secret waiting for him at the bottom of the Atlantic. [22min]

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There are places of malevolent energy in the world—places that feed on their ill-fated visitors. 9 Curzon Place is just such a place. This London flat is assembling a hell of a band. [min]

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A time-travel love story where pain, pleasure, and music will flow over you like honey and broken glass. [22min] Excerpt: Hurt. He heard their voices first. They broke his reverie, and he sat up, looking at his watch. They emerged from the trees by the path. As he made to stand up, the first blow […]

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School’s out, eighth grade’s over, a time for celebration. But not for Ben, a simple boy who’s been left behind the last two years. [11min] Excerpt: Ben swung back and forth across the sand, his shoes gliding across the surface as he scrunched his eyes and stared at the top of the sun disappearing behind […]

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A dark intersection, a brutal attack, and a moment of panic. They said he was lucky, but there are penalties worse than life in prison. [5min] Excerpt: They time-shared me to Chuckie Lee Wilson after he died. If you take a life, you give your life. That’s the law now. No excuses, no shades of […]

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Grandparents can seem very strange. They come from another time, after all. The scariest part about staying in my grandmother’s house was her dentures… or so I believed. [6min] Excerpt: Gram kept her teeth in a glass at the sink. The water inside the glass distorted them. I never could look at them directly. When […]

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A couple, grieving the loss of their son in Iraq, returns home to find their living room ransacked, and the police have no answers. (6min) Excerpt: It has been four years since their son vanished in a massive truck bomb explosion in Baghdad. Witnesses said he was standing right next to it when it went […]

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Possessed by a force he cannot resist, James takes a detour to save his soul. Unable to forgive himself for a past betrayal, he calls upon the one person that can explain why he deserves to be forgiven. [19min]

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