Moving Horror and Bizarro Book Sale

May 28, 2019

It looks like in the not distant future I will be moving. I’m not going to have as much space, so I’m selling a ton of things from my collection. If you are interested in any of the titles or have questions – contact me at riotmelody at gmail dot com

US only (sorry!) and all prices include shipping.

HARDBACKS

INFERNALLY YOURS: A DESCENT INTO EDWARD LEE’S VISION OF HELL – edited by Gak and stories by Edward Lee, John Shirley, John Everson, Brian Keene, Charlee Jacob, M.P.N. Sims, Gerard Houarner, and Bryan Smith – signed by all authors and numbered 210/450 – in near mint condition – $120.00

J.F. Gonzalez and Wrath James White – The Killings – Signed by both authors – Sinister Grin hardback edition number 140 of 150 – dust jacket shows some wear – $60.00

Edward Lee – Header 2 – Camelot hardback edition limited to 400 copies – signed and numbered “PC” – in near mint condition – $25.00

Monica O’Rourke – What Happens in the Darkness – Sinister Grin hardback – dust jacket shows minor wear – $25.00

Shane McKenzie – Drawn and Quartered – Signed “hard rain” hardback edition limited to 99 copies from Thunderstorm Books – in near mint condition – $40.00

Wrath James White – Prey Drive – Sinister Grin hardback – in near mint condition – $25.00

RARE PAPERBACKS

Adam Cesare – Tribesmen (OOP) – Deadite Press – In near mint condition – $20.00

Carlton Mellick III – The Kobold Wizard’s Dildo of Enlightenment +2 – Eraserhead Press – signed by the author and in near mint condition – $15.00

Jeff Burk – Shatnerquake – Eraserhead Press – I’ll sign it for you! – $15.00

Jeff Burk – Shatnerquake German edition (OOP) – Voodoo Press – in near mint condition – $20.00

Jase Daniels – The Grubby End (OOP) – Crossing Chaos – book shows shelf wear and is in very good condition – $25.00

Nate Southard – Lights Out (OOP) – Deadite Press – in near mint condition – $20.00

Nate Southard – Red Sky (OOP) – Deadite Press – in near mint condition – $20.00

Sam W. Aderson, Shane McKenzie, and Erik Williams – Escape from Shit Town (OOP) – Deadite Press – in near mint condition – $30.00

DEADITE PRESS PAPERBACKS (all in this section are like new and $10 each or three for $25)

Andre Duza – Dead Bitch Army

Andre Duza – Jesus Freaks

Andre Duza – Necro Sex Machine

Andre Duza – No Gig Is Too Small

Andre Duza – Technicolor Terrorists

Brian Keene – A Gathering of Crows

Brian Keene – Castaways

Brian Keene – City of the Dead

Brian Keene – Dark Hollow

Brian Keene – Darkness on the Edge of Town

Brian Keene – Dead Sea

Brian Keene – Ghost Walk

Brian Keene – Ghoul

Brian Keene – Kill Whitey

Brian Keene – Urban Gothic

Bryan Killian – Welcome to Necropolis

Bryan Smith – The Dark Ones

Bryan Smith – The Killing Kind

David Agranoff – Punk Rock Ghost Story

David Agranof – Ring of Fire

Garrett Cook – Crisis Boy

Garrett Cook – You Might Just Make It Out of this Alive

Monica J. O’Rourke – In the End, Only Darkness

Rober Devereaux – Deadweight

Robert Devereaux – Santa Claus Conquers the Homophobes

Robert Devereaux – Santa Claus Saves the World

Shane McKenzie – Monsters Don’t Cry

Shane McKenzie – Toilet Baby

Wrath James White – Skinss

DEADITE PRESS PAPERBACKS (all in this section are like new and $7.50 each or three for $20)

Andre Duza and Wrath James White – Son of a Bitch

Brian Keene – An Occurrence in Crazy Bear Valley

Brian Keene – Entombed

Brian Keene – Last of the Albatwitches

Brian Keene – Take the Long Way Home

Brian Keene – Tequila’s Sunrise

Brian Keene – The Cage

Brian Keene – The Rising: Deliverance

Brian Keene – White Fire

David Agranoff – The Vegan Revolution with Zombies

Erik Williams – Bigfoot Crank Stomp

J.F. Gonzalez and Wrath James White – Hero

Jack Bantry – The Lucky Ones Died First

Wrath James White – His Pain

Wrath James White – Like Porno for Psychos

CHAPBOOKS

Andre Duza – Dead Bitch Army…the Early Years – IndieGods Publishing – $10.00

Ash Lomen – Swallowed by the Horizon – Bucket ‘O’ Guts Press – $10.00

Cody Goodfellow and Mike Dubish – The Electric Eye – Perilous Press – $10.00

Cody Goodfellow and Mike Dubish – The Corpse’s Crusade – self-published – $10.00

David Kopaska-Merkel – Results of a Preliminary Investigation of Electrochemical Properties of Some Organic Matrices – Eraserhead Press – $10.00

David W. Barbee – The Wrestlorcist – Self-released – $10.00

G. Arthur Brown – Chapbook 2014 (short stories) – Self-released – Spin has some stains – $5.00

G. Arthur Brown – We Tape the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and other tales of media terror – the Straight Edge – $5.00

Garrett Cook – Coming Down in Three Part Harmony – Dunhams Manor Press – Cover has a minor crease in the top corner – $10.00

Garrett Cook – handmade, collage poetry construction paper collection – signed by Garrett Cook – $15.00

John Wayne Comunale – John Wayne is Dead issues 1 and 3 – Self-released – $5.00 for both

Patrick Wensink & MacKenzie Haley – Sex Dungeon for Sale: the Coloring Book – Self-released – $5.00

Scott Cole – Two More Short Stories – self-released mini-chapbook – $5.00

Splatterpunk Zine #1 – OOP – Featuring Jeff Strand, Tim Curran, Jack Bantry, WD Gagliani & Dave Benton – First Printing – Spine has minor creases – $25.00

Splatterpunk Zine #2 – OOP – Featuring Barry Hoffman, Jeff Strand, Ronald Malfi, and Shane McKenzie – $10.00

Splatterpunk Zine #3 – OOP – Featuring J.F. Gonzalez, Ryan C. Thomas, Robert Ford, and Nathan Robinson & Jack Bantry – $10.00

Splatterpunk Zine #7 – OOP – Featuring Jeff Strand, Adam Cesare, Kristopher Rufty, and Garrett Cook – $10.00

Sydney Leigh – Baby’s Breath – Villipede Publications signed and numbered #34 – $10.00

Ramsey Campbell, Bentley Little, and Ray Garton – Cut Corners Vol. 1 – Sinister Grin – $10.00

OTHER RARE MAGAZINES

THE IMPERIAL YOUTH REVIEW #1 – Edited by Garrett Cook and Chris Kelso – Stories and art by Edward Morris, Nick Mamatas, Nikki Guerlain, Steve Aylett, Alan M. Clark, and many others – Dog Horn Publishing – $10.00

POLLUTO #3 – Stories by Adam Lowe, Garrett Cook, and others – signed by Adam Lowe and numbered 67/500 – $10.00

VICE V.15 N.12 – first appearance of Candy-Coated by Carlton Mellick III – $20.00

Really want something but don’t like the price I’m asking? Send me a message, maybe we can work something out.


New Releases from Deadite Press

May 24, 2019

In the past few months, the final batch of books I selected for publication at Deadite Press have been starting to come out. Right now you can read:

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This is a serial cannibalistic killer’s wet dream come true. The author Wrath James White had written something beyond dark, beyond morbid.
– John Rizo, HorrorNews.Net

“The Resurrectionist by Wrath James White the kind of novel that can unsettle even the most hardened gore fanatic. White writes the kind of horror that gets under your skin, and reading his brand of hardcore fiction may have the unintended side effect of making you feel…wrong. Seriously wrong.
– I.E. Lester, Dark Scribe Magazine

Fifteen years ago Joseph Miles was abducted, tortured and almost killed by a serial killer with the taste for blood, but Joseph got away. He is the only survivor. Now Joseph has a problem – he is convinced that his torturer passed a virus on to him. A sickness that will turn him into a serial killer. Joseph must find a cure before the woman he loves – the woman who is currently chained to his bed – becomes his next victim.

Click here to get the paperback

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“Lakehouse Infernal is the coolest, ball-bustingest, most outrageous, and most ENTERTAINING horror novel you’re likely to find in a long time.
– Edward Lee author of CITY INFERNAL

Lake Misquamicus was an unremarkable lake in Florida, unremarkable that is until suddenly it was filled with six billion gallons of blood, bile, pus, piss, shit and …things… directly from the pits of Hell. First, the public was in shock, then the government built a wall, and as time passed it became another urban legend. But for some, it has become a travel destination. Spring-breakers, drug-runners, and religious nuts. But a weekend getaway on the shores of Hell, may not be the safest idea…

With an introduction by an officially endorsed by splatterpunk legend Edward Lee, LAKEHOUSE INFERNAL is an official entree in Lee’s infamous INFERNAL series. Christine Morgan (SPERMJACKERS FROM HELL) expands on this universe with her own twist of hardcore horror tourism.

Think Spring Break, only instead of a beach house, it’s a lakehouse, but the lakehouse IS IN FUCKIN’ HELL, that’s right, a chunk of Hell that’s been upheaved and pushed up into our pretty little world–sunny Florida, no less!
– Edward Lee

Click here to get the paperback

Click here to read on your kindle

You can see the rest of the releases to come here.

And stay tuned very soon for some announcements about my new project, Section 31 Productions.


I was nominated for a Splatterpunk Award!

February 5, 2019

I was shocked to discover that my newest collection, THE VERY INEFFECTIVE HAUNTED HOUSE, was nominated for best collection for the 2018 Splatterpunk Awards to be given at the 2019 KillerCon in Austin, TX. Click here to see all the nominees for all the categories.

The collection has evil toasters, giant monsters, a haunted house that just wants to be an artist, and an essay about how dinosaurs worship Satan, If you haven’t checked it out yet, click here or on the cover below to cop yourself a copy.

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I’ve Parted Ways with Eraserhead Press and Deadite Press

February 5, 2019

In case you missed the news last week.

Here’s my official statement on the situation:

Ten years ago, I started working with Eraserhead Press. In that time, I wrote four books, oversaw the production of over a hundred titles, and worked behind the scenes on dozens of more projects. Today, with a heavy heart, I am announcing that due to artistic and creative differences I am parting ways with Eraserhead Press and stepping down as the head editor of Deadite Press. Thanks to everyone I worked with over the years, everyone I partied with at conventions, and extra special thanks to Rose O’Keefe and Carlton Mellick III for giving me so many chances and opportunities in this highly volatile and difficult industry.

More info on my next publishing project to come soon…


Time Again for My Top Ten Movies of the Year

January 6, 2019

I once again did my annual write-up of my ten favorite movies of the year.

Head over to BizarroCentral to check it out! 


Cleaning the shelves book sale!

November 6, 2018

I need to free up some space in my room so I’m having a book sale! If you are interested in any of the titles or have questions – contact me at riotmelody at gmail dot com

US only (sorry!) and all prices include shipping.

HARDBACKS

J.F. Gonzalez and Wrath James White – The Killings – Signed by both authors – Sinister Grin hardback edition number 140 of 150 – dust jacket shows some wear – $60.00

Brian Keene – Apocrypha – Signed Maelstrom hardback edition limited to 260 copies – numbered “BK” from the author’s personal stock – in near mint condition – $70.00

Brian Keene and Steven Shrewsbury – King of the Bastards – Maelstrom hardback edition limited to 260 copies – not numbered or signed – in near mint condition – $50.00

Edward Lee – Header 2 – Camelot hardback edition limited to 400 copies – signed and numbered “PC” – in near mint condition – $30.00

Edward Lee – The Minotauress – Necro hardback edition limited to 400 copies – signed and numbered “PC” – in near mint condition – $40.00

Edward Lee – The Pig and the House – Necro hardback edition signed and numbered 239 of 300 – dust jacket shows minor wear – $40.00

Monica O’Rourke – What Happens in the Darkness – Sinister Grin hardback – dust jacket shows minor wear – $30.00

Cameron Pierce and Jim Agpalza – Fantastic Earth Destroyer – Signed Sinister Grin hardback – in near mint condition – $40.00

Shane McKenzie – Drawn and Quartered – Signed “hard rain” hardback edition limited to 99 copies from Thunderstorm Books – in near mint condition – $50.00

Wrath James White – Prey Drive – Sinister Grin hardback – in near mint condition – $30.00

PAPERBACKS

Jeff Burk – Shatnerquake German edition (OOP) – Voodoo Press – in near mint condition – $20.00

Jase Daniels – The Grubby End (OOP) – Crossing Chaos – book shows shelf wear and is in very good condition – $30.00

CHAPBOOKS

Ash Lomen – Swallowed by the Horizon – Bucket ‘O’ Guts Press – $10.00

Cody Goodfellow and Mike Dubish – The Electric Eye – Perilous Press – $10.00

David Kopaska-Merkel – Results of a Preliminary Investigation of Electrochemical Properties of Some Organic Matrices – Eraserhead Press – $10.00

David W. Barbee – The Wrestlorcist – Self-released – $10.00

Forrest Armstrong – Gasoline Monk: Basement Music – BizarroCon 2009 exclusive – self-released and comes with soundtrack CD – $20.00

G. Arthur Brown – Chapbook 2014 (short stories) – Self-released – Spin has some stains – $5.00

G. Arthur Brown – We Tape the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and other tales of media terror – the Straight Edge – $5.00

Garrett Cook – Coming Down in Three Part Harmony – Dunhams Manor Press – Cover has minor crease in the top corner – $10.00

Garrett Cook – handmade, college poetry construction paper collection – signed by Garrett Cook – $15.00

John Wayne Comunale – John Wayne is Dead issues 1 and 3 – Self-released – $5.00 for both

Patrick Wensink & MacKenzie Haley – Sex Dungeon for Sale: the Coloring Book – Self-released – $5.00

Scott Cole – Two More Short Stories – self-released mini-chapbook – $5.00

Sydney Leigh – Baby’s Breath – Villipede Publications signed and numbered #34 – $10.00

Ramsey Campbell, Bentley Little, and Ray Garton – Cut Corners Vol. 1 – Sinister Grin – $10.00

Really want something but don’t like the price I’m asking? Send me a message, maybe we can work something out.


31 Days of My Favorite Horror Books – The Complete List

October 31, 2018

For the month of October, I wrote brief pieces about my 31 favorite horror books.

Here’s every book that I talked about:

1: THE BEST OF H.P. LOVECRAFT by H.P. Lovecraft

2: THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by Anne Rivers Siddons

3: GENITAL GRINDER by Ryan Harding

4: BOOK OF THE DEAD edited by John Skipp and Craig Spector

5: HELL HOUSE by Richard Matheson

6: SURVIVOR by J.F. Gonzalez

7: THE DRIVE-IN by Joe Lansdale

8: WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks

9: BRAIN CHEESE BUFFET by Edward Lee

10: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells

11: THE STORE by Bentely Little

12: THE BLOODY CHAMBER AND OTHER STORIES by Angela Carter

13: IT by Stephen King

14: THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jack Ketchum

15: A GOD OF HUNGRY WALLS by Garrett Cook

16: THE BOOKS OF BLOOD VOLS 1-6 by Clive Barker

17: ISLAND by Richard Laymon

18: THE RUINS by Scott Smith

19: A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul Tremblay

20: THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS by John Wyndham

21: SUFFER THE FLESH by Monica J. O’Rourke

22: THE RAW SHARK TEXTS by Steven Hall

23: WZMB by Andre Duza

24: SPLATTERPUNKS 1 and 2 edited by Paul M. Sammon

25: FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley

26: MUERTE CON CARNE by Shane McKenzie

27: HOUSE OF LEAVES by Mark Z. Danielewski

28: THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS by David Wong

29: THE TROOP by Nick Cutter

30: SIXTY-FIVE STIRRUP IRON ROAD by Brian Keene, Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, J.F. Gonzalez, Bryan Smith, Wrath James White, Nate Southard, Ryan Harding, and Shane McKenzie

31: EARTHWORM GODS by Brian Keene


31 Days of My Favorite Horror Books – Day 31 – EARTHWORM GODS by Brian Keene

October 31, 2018

For the month of October, I will be writing brief essays about my 31 favorite horror books.

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Brian Keene is one of the greatest modern pulp horror writers. All of his books are super exciting stories packed with monsters and crazy action. The one that really gets me going is EARTHWORM GODS. The basic premise is that one day it starts raining all over the world and it doesn’t stop, leading to worldwide flooding and also giant man-eating worms coming out of the ground. And if that’s not crazy enough, there’s also mermaids and Cthulhu himself has a cameo.

I first discovered this book when it was published by Leisure Books and it had this ridiculous cover of a bad photoshop of a gummy world bursting out of a city street. I thought the cover was so nuts and stupid that I had to immediately buy it. I ended up adoring the story and little did I know that years later I would be working with Keene and rereleasing the book with a new cover painted by Alan M. Clark (which, just to brag, I own the original painting that Clark made for the Deadite reissue).

You can buy this book here.

And if you’ve already read EARTHWORM GODS or are just looking for more Keene books to read, today is the release of the newest Brian Keene Deadite Press book – WHITE FIRE. This time Keene sets his pulp horror sights on the pandemic story and tells a story about a small town that is overrun with a biological weapon.

WHITE FIRE by Brian Keene

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Looking for more Halloween reading? Check out the newest titles from Deadite Press:

NO GIG IS TOO SMALL by Andre Duza

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CRISIS BOY by Garrett Cook

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31 Days of My Favorite Horror Books – Day 30 – SIXTY-FIVE STIRRUP IRON ROAD by Brian Keene, Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, J. F. Gonzalez, Bryan Smith, Wrath James White, Nate Southard, Ryan Harding, and Shane McKenzie

October 30, 2018

For the month of October, I will be writing brief essays about my 31 favorite horror books.

Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road Cover

I know I said each author was only getting one book and this is a co-authored book featuring nine authors and several of them have already appeared but fuck it. This project came about as a charity effort to benefit Tom Piccirilli who was facing health issues at the time (he has since passed away). In the beginning, it was each author attempting to one-up each other on gore and gross-out scenes (that’s what happens when you let Edward Lee write the first chapter). But as it goes on, the book turns into something very different. The authors themselves enter the story and the book becomes a meta-commentary about why people like extreme horror and why these authors write in the sub-genre.

It started as an effort to raise money for medical bills for a friend and the project turned into a dissection and discussion of one of the most misunderstood parts of horror. As a huge fan of the more extreme end of horror (which should be obvious if you look over my list for this project), I loved reading the biggest and best names in hardcore horror giving their thoughts and insights into why we love such vile and disgusting entertainment.

It also ends on a really hilarious joke to any extreme horror or Deadite Press fan.

You can buy this book here.

Looking for more Halloween reading? Check out the newest titles from Deadite Press:

NO GIG IS TOO SMALL by Andre Duza

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CRISIS BOY by Garrett Cook

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WHITE FIRE by Brian Keene

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31 Days of My Favorite Horror Books – Day 29 – THE TROOP by Nick Cutter

October 29, 2018

For the month of October, I will be writing brief essays about my 31 favorite horror books.

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Nick Cutter is the pen name of Craig Davidson (at least it’s one of them – he writes under multiple names). He’s been writing genre fiction but I didn’t stumble upon him until the 2014 release of THE TROOP. I got a copy of it for free at a convention and it sat on my shelf for a while. Randomly, one evening I picked it up and ended up staying up all night reading the entire novel in one sitting. To say I loved it may be a bit of an understatement.

The story follows the doomed camping trip of a Boy Scout troop on an island in the Canadian wilderness. A deadly parasite infection begins to spread among the scouts and scoutmasters that twists the mind and deforms the body. The story is a combination of body horror, monster freak-outs, torture porn, and it’s all written in the fashion of a classic thriller. In terms of a pure adrenaline horror adventure, it doesn’t get much better than this.

You can buy this book here.

Looking for more Halloween reading? Check out the newest titles from Deadite Press:

NO GIG IS TOO SMALL by Andre Duza

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CRISIS BOY by Garrett Cook

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WHITE FIRE by Brian Keene

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