Monster Smash-Ups by Scary Tales Publishing is a 40-page horror anthology comic that features mash-ups between the likes of a swamp creature and zombies. We have details on the first issue, which even includes a story written by Nicola Cuti. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a new clip from the film Viral and cover artwork and first details for Glitterbomb.

Scary Tales Publishing Announces Debut of Monster Smash-Ups: Press Release: "Los Angeles, Calif., July 15, 2016. Indie horror comic label Scary Tales Publishing has announced the publication of their newest horror anthology comic magazine, “MONSTER SMASH-UPS”. This new 40-page magazine format comic book was inspired by the classic Warren Publishing B&W horror comic mags of yesterday. The premier issue even includes a story written by frequent Warren contributor, comic legend, Nicola Cuti. Each of the six stories has its own unique style and was illustrated by a different artist, from industry veterans like Manuel Martin and Bob Berry to talented newcomers assembled from around the world.

All of the stories are mash-ups; the villagers attacking the monsters in “The Diary of Anne Frankenstein”, a swamp creature vs. zombies in “The Bogman Cometh”, Dracula vs. an Arthurian knight in “Unholy Grail”, vicious predators vs. space miners in “Harvest”, a renown naturalist vs. unnatural terrors in “Mr. Darwin’s Zoo of Horrors”, and even an Arabian legend vs. a horde of menacing mummies in “Ali Baba and the Mummy Thieves”.

Kevin M Glover, the publisher of the relatively new indie comic label, said: "We’re very excited to present this more serious collection of horror shorts. Each tale of terror ends with an ironic twist, ala the old ‘Tales from the Crypt’. People really seemed to love our companion comic mag, the frighteningly funny ‘FRACTURED SCARY TALES’, (currently launching its 3rd print run), but they also asked if we could make a book that was more scary than parody. ‘MONSTER SMASH-UPS’ is that book. Just don't read it alone in the dark!"

The first issue of the semi-annual publication has over forty pages of content, with six chilling short stories. The suggested retail price is $14.95, but is selling for an introductory price of only $10.00. It can be purchased online at: Publisher Kevin M Glover is perhaps best known as the producer of the cult films, “Dinosaur Valley Girls” and “Venus Flytrap”. He is also a multi-award winning screenwriter, published author and active member of the Horror Writers Association. He can be contacted through his website:"

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    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).