Fear casts a long shadow, and shadows take many shapes…
From award-winning editor, Jeani Rector, who brought you the terrifying anthology, WHAT FEARS BECOME, comes a wicked brew of spine-tingling fiction. Featuring never before published works from best-selling authors such as Bentley Little, Yvonne Navarro, Scott Nicholson, Melanie Tem, Elizabeth Massie, Earl Hamner, Simon Clark, Cheryl Kaye Tardif, Ronald Malfi, Lisa Morton, Jeff Bennington, JG Faherty and many others, this chilling collection of works also includes a foreword from Joe R. Lansdale.
From classic horror and exciting suspense to Twilight Zone-type speculative fiction with twisted endings, SHADOW MASTERS: An Anthology from The Horror Zine delves into the darkest corners of our nightmares and delivers the shivers.
ISBN: 978-1-927792-03-2 (Kindle ebook); $4.99 US; May 27, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-927792-04-9 (Trade paperback); $17.99 US; May 27, 2013
“This anthology is chock-full of wonderfully horrific stories from noted authors as well as talented unknowns. I especially liked “Reanimator” by editor Jeani Rector. It deals with a young widow whose loving husband has come back to life, and it explores not just the wrenching emotional issues surrounding such an experience, but also the enormous cultural, legal and societal issues that would be involved. And it has a powerfully flippant surprise ending!” —John Russo, co-writer of the original film Night of the Living Dead
“Veteran editor Jeani Rector delivers the scares again! I have no idea how she manages to pack so much talent between her covers, but she does it over and over, and Shadow Masters is her best anthology yet. If you had doubts about the health of the modern horror story, doubt no more. Jeani Rector and her amazing stable of writers have got all the proof you'll ever need that the genre remains vital and compelling. I loved this book!” —Joe McKinney, author of The Savage Dead
“Read the first half of Shadow Masters straight through; it was like eating potato chips, I couldn’t stop! Didn’t bother pacing myself through the second half, either. Some old favorites in here, like Bentley Little, Christian Larsen, and Elizabeth Massie. I was also blown away by some new discoveries for me, like Yvonne Navarro and Melanie Tem. A great collection that hits all the big notes: demons, cannibalism, the dead and unquiet, and some subtle surprises. These people are twisted!” —Susie Moloney, author of The Thirteen
“When you’re stuck in a crypt with only a flashlight and one thing to read, make damn sure it’s your copy of Shadow Masters. Presenting stories from veterans of their craft, Shadow Masters is another winner for Jeani Rector and The Horror Zine.” —Charles P. Zaglanis, Editor in Chief of White Cat Publications LLC