Dark Jesters available at Horror Mall!

Yep, they’ve got Dark Jesters, an anthology of humorous horror, ready to go over at Horror Mall. It includes my story, “Wolf Plugs,” which offers a unique way to ward off werewolves.

ORDER IT NOW!

Dark Jesters

10 authors/10 tales–1000 laughs—a couple of screams!

FOSSILIZED BRAAAINS by William A. Veselik

THE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN by Matthew Fryer

TONGS AND THE ROACH by David T. Wilbanks

BLESS THE BEASTLY CHILDREN by Laura Cooney

WOLF PLUGS by Jerrod Balzer

HACKS by Sam Battrick

PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG by Robert Guffey

CURSE OF THE BLIND EEL by James Roy Daley

RETIREMENT by Rob Brooks

DEADNECK WOMAN by Mark Justice

Over at the Metal Crypt, we had Nick Cato on a few weeks back to talk about it, and had lots of fun. Check it out:

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3 Responses to “Dark Jesters available at Horror Mall!”

  1. how do those two concepts mix? they seem so exclusive of each other

  2. If done right, they can create a really wild experience. When something is nothing but terrifying throughout, it can bog the story down to where it’s almost depressing. While this works for some stories, it can take the fun out of many others.

    In movies, Shaun of the Dead is a great example of mixing well, imo, but there are many others like Evil Dead 2, Tremors, Dead Alive (or Braindead outside the US). You get that feeling of terror and helplessness, but then something funny happens and the sudden shift from fear to laughter is exhilarating.

    For some, it comes rather easy in writing while others have a difficult time pulling it off. I haven’t read the other stories in this anthology yet (my contributor copy is on the way) but I imagine you’ll find worthy examples in there.

    You may also want to look up books by Mark McLaughlin or Jeff Strand. I love the way they mix humor and horror. In fact, the very talented New York editor, Ellen Datlow, calls Mark McLaughlin the “Clown Prince of Horror.”

    I hope that helps!

  3. This looks like fun. And blood-freezing terror. Look forward to reading it!

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