By Ronald Kelly, Brad Smith, Crossroad Press

ISBN-10: 0983221170

ISBN-13: 9780983221173

From the grasp of Southern-Fried Horror comes a set of news that may in simple terms beat at nighttime, diseased center of Dixie...- An deserted furnace, filled with shadow and haunted through tormented ghosts, stands as a grim testomony to a time whilst cruelty and the abuse of human flesh used to be woefully commonplace...- A man's obsession with mysterious roadkill on a lonesome kingdom road awakens a scary starvation that cannot be satisfied...- boys permit interest get the higher of them and realize collector of monster motion picture memorabilia is whatever greater than a retired grasp of greasepaint and latex...- A dimwitted projectionist at a small-town drive-in theatre upsets a Saturday evening crowd while he unwilling releases a depressing mystery from a dusty and forgotten movie can...- A grandfather's Christmas Eve tale of a unfinished trip by way of a drunken peddler captivates a tender boy and brings concerning the supply of a xmas present as soon as regarded as endlessly lost...- It began as not anything greater than a shortcut home... a detour via a shadowy stretch of wooded area often called Tanglewood. yet what awaited an unsuspecting driving force, amid the comb and bramble, made an easy flat tire look like a scary trip into madness... 22 terrifying stories of Southern darkness and depravity from Ronald Kelly, the acclaimed writer of worry, Blood family members, Hell hole, and middle of the night Grinding & different Twilight Terrors.

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That whole damned house isn’t going to protect you. He doubted that the vault of the Harlan County Bank & Trust would hold up to this demon’s ceaseless hunger. As the thing pounced and landed atop him, Paul thought of his mother and some of the quirky sayings she used to pass on to him. One came to mind as he felt the thing’s claws meticulously, almost tenderly, separate the back of his leather jacket and the cloth of the shirt just beyond. Curiosity killed the cat? No, that wasn’t it. It’s best to let sleeping dogs lie.

The last window to gloss over with gore was the driver’s window. The thing turned and grinned at him with those awful, four-inch teeth. Pieces of Jill clung inbetween. Her ear, the ruptured sack of an eye, the bottom half of those ruby red lips he had kissed so passionately following their wedding vows seven years ago. The thing licked its glistening gray lips, then turned back to the ugly, jagged sack of seat-belted carrion that had once been Paul Stinson’s wife. Rivulets of blood obscured the horrible sight from view… but far from mind.

He had come to town in the early 1900’s and soldhis tonic for croup, anemia, and dysentery. And, in the process, poisoned half the children of Harmony. Legend had it that the menfolk had armed themselves with guns and pitchforks and, like a mob in an old Frankenstein movie, had chased Leech out of town. Deep down into a shadowy place called Hell Hollow… never to be seen again. Some kids in town had dared to explore the hollow, but I never did. I wasn’t a child for taking risks. Not with the share of tragedy fate had given me in my younger years.

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