Do you pine for the days when a stack of Fear Street paperbacks were always within arm's reach, or when Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark held a permanent residence on your nightstand? If so, then you'll likely dig the cemetery-set scares that authors John Brhel and Joe Sullivan are cooking up with their new story collection Corpse Cold: New American Folklore.
A collection that is enjoying a successful Kickstarter campaign, Corpse Cold: New American Folklore includes eye-popping artwork by Chad Wehrle that will remind you of illustrator Stephen Gammell's seminal work for Alvin Schwartz's chilling stories.
We have additional details and a look at some of Wehrle's eerie artwork below, and to learn more about this story collection, which is expected to arrive on bookshelves late this year, visit the book's official Kickstarter page.
From the Press Release: "Corpse Cold: New American Folklore features 17 chilling campfire-style legends, written in homage to classic horror series like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Fear Street, intended for adult readers. The book is co-written by authors John Brhel and Joe Sullivan, and each story is accompanied by a macabre illustration by artist Chad Wehrle.
“We grew up watching Twilight Zone and Are You Afraid of the Dark? and reading books like Washington Irving’s TheSketch Book and various American horror anthologies,” said Brhel. “The unsettling stories and imagery found in books like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark made an impact on Joe, Chad, and myself, all the way back in elementary school. In fact, those books are one of the biggest reasons why we write today. With Corpse Cold, we hope to provide that same sort of reading experience for people like us — readers who are grown up, but still nostalgic for creepy art and new takes on well, and lesser known, urban legends and folktales.”
Brhel and Sullivan have co-written several books of paranormal and weird fiction, including Tales From Valleyview Cemetery (2015) and At The Cemetery Gates: Year One (2016). They are launching their Kickstarter campaign to cover production costs for the book, as well as artist fees.
A selection of stories to be included in Corpse Cold: New American Folklore:
“Moss Lake Island”
A carefree getaway in the Adirondacks takes a terrifying turn when two friends stumble upon an island inhabited by witches…
“Two Visions, 1984”
A journalist on his way to cover an event with President Ronald Reagan picks up a hitchhiker with a series of visions regarding his future…
“The Woman on the Campus Green”
A college student with a dark family history finds himself the subject of a strange secret admirer…
Two teenage brothers encounter the strange creature that their father had warned them about since childhood, while hunting in the woods near their home…
A man falls asleep watching a playlist of internet videos and ends up playing a clip he was never supposed to see…
To view a preview of the Corpse Cold Kickstarter campaign, visit http://bit.ly/corpsecold.
For more information on Brhel and Sullivan, visit the following pages.