With Cinestate resurrecting Fangoria magazine this fall with an exciting creative team of new and familiar faces, horror fans already have a lot to anticipate this Halloween season, but readers who enjoy thrills and chills on the printed page can also look forward to a new line of novels under the "Fangoria Presents" banner, the first of which will be Our Lady of the Inferno, an ’80s-set story from acclaimed writer Preston Fassel.

Featuring deadly women, a killer New York setting, and a violent date with destiny, Fassel's new novel will be the first in the Fangoria Presents line of books, which will feature exciting voices in the genre and shine a horror-loving spotlight on thought-provoking stories that should excite readers of the top-shelf terrors found in Fangoria magazine.

Below, we have a look at the synopsis and cover art Our Lady of the Inferno (coming out this September), and be sure to visit Amazon for more info on how to purchase Fassel's new novel.


Spring, 1983. Sally Ride is about to go into space. Flashdance is a cultural phenomenon. And in Times Square, two very deadly women are on a collision course with destiny-- and each other.

At twenty-one, Ginny Kurva is already legendary on 42nd Street. To the pimp for whom she works, she's the perfect weapon-- a martial artist capable of taking down men twice her size. To the girls in her stable, she's mother, teacher, and protector. To the little sister she cares for, she's a hero. Yet Ginny's bravado and icy confidence hide a mind at the breaking point, her sanity slowly slipping away as both her addictions and the sins of her past catch up with her...

At thirty-seven, Nicolette Aster is the most respected woman at the Staten Island Landfill. Quiet and competent, she's admired by the secretaries and trusted by her supervisors. Yet those around her have no idea how Nicolette spends her nights-- when the hateful madness she keeps repressed by day finally emerges, and she turns the dump into a hunting ground to engage in a nightmarish blood sport...

In the Spring of 1983, neither Ginny nor Nicolette knows the other exists. By the time Summer rolls around, one of them will be dead."

  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.