Category: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES


ROCK THE BODY

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David Cronenberg has got to be filmmaking’s Maestro of unwelcome attacks on the human form, and his films have some of the greatest of these transformative effects. From Videodrome to The Fly to Scanners to Existenz to The Brood to Dead Ringers, our Canadian lord of the weird has given us more than enough reasons not to mess with our biology. In the third of Eighth Towers’ great Dark Fiction Trilogy of tributes, we experience The Body of Horror: Stories Inspired by the Cinema of David Cronenberg.

Stories by: Glynn Owen Barrass, Sarah Walker, John Edwin Buja, Richard Alan Scott, Andrew Coulthard, John Chadwick, Michael Housel, Nora B. Peevy, Andy Paciorek, Andrew Freudenberg.

Purchase Link:

https://smile.amazon.com/Horror-Stories-Inspired-Cinema-Cronenberg/dp/B09TR39JHJ/ref=sr_1_3?crid=ZW725QAJWLQY&keywords=the+body+of+horror&qid=1648694474&s=books&sprefix=%2Cstripbooks%2C343&sr=1-3

I’m certain you will be surprised and delighted by my offering: QINGLONG, the story of a good man who regains his strength after an illness, in a gigantic way.

Purchase directly from Eighth Tower:

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/the-body-horror-book?fbclid=IwAR0HmvVF_VzxcAy37I0wAk8v5xw3hO3zWHmTYWBtUdvukZWesTflFApnQ-s

Book and CD Bundle:

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-body-of-horror-music-inspired-by-the-cinema-of-david-cronenberg-2?fbclid=IwAR2Zt_mzkevjJuuMeU4LZ8sDP8iiW-8soO5Ss1lnsIxh_6DEfLAuc7zSUpc

Eighth Tower Records is proud to release a compilation of music inspired by the cinema of the legendary Canadian director David Cronenberg, sound companion to the upcoming literary ANTHOLOGY. More than a cult filmmaker, a true legend of the contemporary cinema, Cronenberg inspired an unimaginable number of artists all over the world and in every field of artistic expression. Cronenberg’s signature is a mix of graphic sex and violence broadly known as “body horror.” His work explores human fears and desires not commonly expressed in cinema, such as disease, aging, mental illness, and sexual fetishism. “Everybody’s a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We’re all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.” – David Cronenberg

Previously unreleased music by:
Sigillum S (Italy), Desiderii Marginis (Sweden), Sonologyst (Italy), Mario Lino Stancati, Schloss Tegal (US), dodenskald (Iran), UNCODIFIED (Italy), Jarl (Sweden), Mortar Devotions (Italy /Finland), Kloob (Spain).

Mastered by Raffaele Pezzella (Sonologyst)

Purchase or just listen, digital and CD:

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-body-of-horror-music-inspired-by-the-cinema-of-david-cronenberg-2

Artwork by John Chadwick

BEYOND THE BEYONDS

My latest hot Merch from Eighth Tower Books out of Italy is the tribute anthology to master Lucio Fulci’s Death Trilogy of horror films, THE BEYOND. I have a novelette in this one so you can really get emerged in it. SON OF NO ONE is at once a character study and itself a nerve-jittering search for a serial killer in 1970’s New York City, featuring hedonists, psychics, nosy reporters, serial killers and Satanists, it’s a nail biting dive into adult supernatural noir. Narrated by a street-wise character from New Yawk back in the day, readers may think I have lost my mind.

Leading the cast is Fulci’s heroine of comely psychic Mary Woodhouse, who was portrayed by Fulci regular Catriona Maccoll, from his 1981 shocker, “City of the Living Dead.” This was the groundbreaker that treated its viewers to a man’s head being skewered by an electric drill, amongst other delights. My story contains dozens of Fulci and “City” Easter Eggs for the ultra-rabid fan.

Featuring all-new terrifying tales by: B. E. Dantalion, Glynn Owen Barras, Sarah Walker, J. Edwin Buja, Richard Alan Scott, Andrew Coulthard, John Chadwick, David Voyles, Michael Housel, David Agranoff, Anthony Trevino, Nora B. Peevy.

We have much to discuss. You can get the book, Hardcover, Paperback or Ebook at this purchase link:

https://smile.amazon.com/Beyond-Stories-Inspired-Lucio-Trilogy/dp/B09JBQJ27R/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1635042880&sr=1-1

You can buy direct from the publisher if you prefer:

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/book

You can get a bundle with the Dark Ambient CD that is a must to complement your reading. Featuring soundscapes and music by: Nàresh Ran, Mario Lino Stancati, Kloob, Bad Girl, Progetto No Name + DuoSerpe. The artists at Eighth Tower have outdone themselves with this one.

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/book-cd

Or lastly, you can bundle it with our previous anthology in the Dark Fiction series, THE BLACK STONE: STORIES FOR LOVECRAFTIAN SUMMONINGS.

http://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/dark-fiction-bundle

“CREATURES” COMFORT

New England Horror Writers Association is proud to present their 8th Anthology of the finest writing this side of Route 95 in “WICKED CREATURES” a compendium of uncomfortable tales designed to keep you up at night, starring the greatest array of shadows, ghosts, monsters and nightmares ever to enter your consciousness. We have beasties that fly, bite, scream and kill and is there nary a person that can intercede?

For sixteen years I have submitted and longed to be included in this bi-annual amalgam of warped sensibilities, but have been left crying in my pillow along with hundreds of other members of the cold-climate creators club here in the far reaches of this town we call America. Bucket-list achievement unlocked! And speaking of crazy thoughts, I warrant that you may just enjoy my meager contribution “The Quality of Mercy” a supernatural smackdown between Rhode Island’s own horror luminary HP Lovecraft and the little seen but always feared Mercy Brown and her whole VAMPIRE clan. It’s a showdown for the ages and you’ll experience it in the weird master’s own testimony, Lovecraft himself.

Featuring work by K. H. Vaughan, James A. Moore, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Cindy O’Quinn, David Bernard, Rob Smales, Victoria Dalpe, Katherine Silva, Errick Nunnally, Richard Alan Scott, Morgan Sylvia, Trisha J. Wooldridge, J. Edwin Buja, D.E. Ladd, Daniel R. Robichaud, Peter N. Dudar, Patricia Gomes, John C. Foster, Howard Odentz, John Grover, Paul McMahon, Timothy P. Flynn, F. R. Michaels, and Nick A. Zaino III. With Cover art by Ogmios.

See, in Boston we say “wicked” a lot. Get it? Dig it? I knew that you would.

https://smile.amazon.com/Wicked-Creatures-Anthology-England-Writers/dp/0998185450/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1634442125&sr=1-2

Art by the handsome Ogmios

Eighth Tower Records is proud to release a tribute CD to the Italian master of horror cinema Lucio Fulci, and his Death Trilogy.
THE BEYOND – MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE LUCIO FULCI DEATH TRILOGY (pre-order – 200 copies limited edition, 6 panels CD).

This new Eighth Tower Records project, dedicated to the Lucio Fulci’s “Trilogy Of Death”, a unique and unrepeatable achievement in the history of Italian “supernatural cinema”, tries to imagine an alternative soundtrack for those movies. 

The several souls of Fulci’s movies are evoked by the musicians through a variety of music styles (electroacoustic, dark ambient, concrete music, progressive rock, drone music). 

The accompanying Anthology (Release Date TBA) will include Mr. Scott’s supernatural/noir novelette, SON OF NO ONE.

Purchase or listen link:

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-beyond-music-inspired-by-the-lucio-fulci-death-trilogy?fbclid=IwAR0VSy7x_Hin2JibTow0RihsHMkVcR61NwqOCt7AXLO72m4lNN9k5nJtFOw 

Once again a story of mine has been accepted as exclusive content for Crystal Lake Publishing’s Patreon page:

More voodoo stories! Voodoo entry 2 of 15: “Resurrection Cemetery” by Richard Alan Scott

“This pissed-off bride ain’t letting DEATH ruin her big day, nuh-unh!”

https://www.patreon.com/posts/51009636?fbclid=IwAR3j5xA80CI0LBZTIYFBXV0K-gK90ZKxe3RBrxkMD-IzuoqL43h58RZ8f3I

It’s time you got in touch with your sense of cosmic dread by ordering this anthology of chilling tales from Eighth Tower Publishing in eBook or paperback. The Black Stone: Stories for Lovecraftian Summonings includes twenty seven of today’s top writers all committed to stimulating your dormant eldritch gland: Ramsey Campbell, Brian M. Sammons, Glynn Owen Barrass, Lucy A. Snyder, Elizabeth Black, Chris Kelso, Andrew Coulthard, Stephen Mark Rainey, Kevin Lewis, Richard Alan Scott, Russell Smeaton, J. Edwin Buja, Brent Millis, David Agranoff, Pete Rawlik, Brian C. Short, Michael Housel, John Chadwick, David Voyles, Konstantine Paradias, Edward Morris, Parry Milton, Phil Breach, Garrett Cook, Andrew Freudenberg, Love Kölle, Sarah Walker. Don’t forget to have the full aural (sex) experience by ordering the companion CD of ambient sound or save money with the BOOK and CD bundle at Bandcamp.

Purchase Link:Purchase BOOKhttps://www.amazon.com/BLACK-STONE-Stories-Lovecraftian-Summonings/dp/B08XY44MT6/ref=sr_1_1?fbclid=IwAR2kdPgB-45ThnjfCp1L3Wa-93hqhtedFbI-73IrdvvgoB4WXLJheWNyxP8

Purchase BOOK and CD Bundle:https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/the-black-stone-stories-for-lovecraftian-summonings-book-cd?fbclid=IwAR0XopypKp5m32az6Zen6dD6p0XLUVVXlOPWCu9lT3bvGXHddg9Sbr3Uipo

Purchase just CD or simply listen:https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-black-stone-music-for-lovecraftian-summonings

BRING ON THE PAIN

Crystal Lake Publishing, one of the world’s top independents, has a superior ongoing series of horror short stories called STILL WATER BAY. The series tells of a coastal Georgia resort town with waters that have health benefits but also hide a dark secret; a Hellmouth which allows ungodly monstrosities to seep through into our world. The town’s good guy team, known as The Guild, fight for the regular citizens and their safety from these eldritch terrors, while the avaricious Robert Jackson works only to supplicate the Demons and offer sacrifices to them at his resort, in order to maintain his financial hold on the area. Guest authors are sometime invited to pitch an idea for an episode, joining creators Joe Mynhardt and Naching T. Kassa. My idea was pitched, written and accepted!

So without further ado, read my episode entitled “The Pain Merchant,” offered free this one time only at Crystal Lake here:

https://www.patreon.com/posts/46434420

Or better yet, become a PATREON subscriber and unlock all of the exclusive content at this purchase link:

https://www.patreon.com/CLP

Art by Arturo Louga

THE BLACK STONE

When invoking the Elder Gods, we all enjoy a little ambient accompaniment. In partnership with the upcoming print anthology from Eighth Tower Books of Italy, here at long last is the Dark Audio album of your eldritch dreams, The Black Stone: Music for Lovecraftian Summonings. The book will include my story “Assault at Innsmouth” which is among the many by amazing writing colleagues that have inspired this recording. It’s too late to play it at your holiday gatherings but there’s always next year. For that burgeoning Goth in your life or just for drifting into the Unknown by candlelight, this compilation of several dark Aural masters is available in Digital or gorgeously packaged CD. Free Digital Download with every CD purchase. Sample for free as well on the same page in Bandcamp at the link below. Includes Mind-Altering Artwork by John Chadwick, and Featuring: Mombi Yuleman, Martyrya, Mario Lino Stancati, Lars Bröndum, Reza Solatipour, Alphaxone, C. Bocci, D. Barbiero, M. Cosottini, Dead Space Chamber Music, Kloob, Asthoreth, NEW RISEN THRONE, Moloch Conspiracy, Dēofol, SÍLENÍ. Compiled and Mastered by Sonologyst himself, my partner in European crime, Raffaele Pezzella.

Purchase Link: https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-black-stone-music-for-lovecraftian-summonings

Art by John Chadwick

Shroud Magazine #7 with “Assault at Innsmouth.” Some land dwellers may find the story disturbing.

Purchase Link:

https://www.amazon.com/Shroud-Quarterly-Journal-Dark-Fiction/dp/0981989446

“Assault at Innsmouth” (short story) appeared in 2009