I’m pleased to announce that my story “beautiful animal” will appear in Perry Ruhland and Astrid Rose’s tribute anthology to Lucio Fulci. The wonderful cover art is the work of Trevor Henderson. My story is a tip of the hat to the more unusual, hallucinatory, and melancholic aspects of Fulci’s films. Unfortunately, there is no eyeball violence in “beautiful animal”, but it does have a hitman, plenty of mad science, and blow up dolls. It’s a macabre, psychosexual weird tale with its roots in Fulci, nunsploitation, and noir.

Beyond the Book of Eibon will also include stories by the following excellent writers:

  • Adam Cesare (Clown in a Cornfield, Video Night)
  • Gemma Files (Experimental Film, The Hexslinger trilogy)
  • Orrin Grey (Guignol and Other Sardonic Tales, Painted Monsters and Other Strange Beasts)
  • Michael Hoarty (Akashic Imprint OdditiesThe Bodies Bear Traces of Parasitic Infection forthcoming)
  • H.K. Lovejoy (Funerary artist, The Black in Between forthcoming) 
  • Kai Perrignon (Static Vision, The Melbourne International Film Festival)
  • Jonathan Raab (The Hillbilly Moonshine Massacre, Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI: The Official Novelization)
  • Perry Ruhland (The Last Nautilean & Other Seaside Phantasmagoria, Sungazer)
  • Zin E. Rocklyn (Nox Pareidolia, Flowers for the Sea forthcoming)
  • Astrid Rose (Morbid Tales: An Anthology of Weird Fiction, Bullet Points Monthly)
  • Matt Serafini (Rites of Extinction, Under the Blade)
  • William Tea (Mannequin: Tales of Wood Made Flesh, In Stefan’s House: A Weird Fiction Tribute to Stefan Grabiński)
  • Mike Thorn (Darkest Hours, Shelter for the Damned forthcoming)
  • Mer Whinery (Trade Yer Coffin for a Gun, The Little Dixie Horror Show)

Death Wound Publishing is looking at a February, 2021 release date.