Corpse Cold: New American Folklore, a new book inspired by horror from the 1980s and 1990s, is coming to Kickstarter on Sept 30.
Corpse Cold: New American Folklore features 17 chilling campfire-style legends, written in homage to classic horror series like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Fear Street, intended for adult readers. The book is co-written by authors John Brhel and Joe Sullivan, and each story is accompanied by a macabre illustration by artist Chad Wehrle.
“We grew up watching Twilight Zone and Are You Afraid of the Dark? and reading books like Washington Irving’s TheSketch Book and various American horror anthologies,” said Brhel. “The unsettling stories and imagery found in books like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark made an impact on Joe, Chad, and myself, all the way back in elementary school. In fact, those books are one of the biggest reasons why we write today. With Corpse Cold, we hope to provide that same sort of reading experience for people like us — readers who are grown up, but still nostalgic for creepy art and new takes on well, and lesser known, urban legends and folktales.”
Brhel and Sullivan have co-written several books of paranormal and weird fiction, including Tales From Valleyview Cemetery (2015) and At The Cemetery Gates: Year One (2016). They are launching their Kickstarter campaign to cover production costs for the book, as well as artist fees.
A selection of stories to be included in Corpse Cold: New American Folklore:
“Moss Lake Island”
A carefree getaway in the Adirondacks takes a terrifying turn when two friends stumble upon an island inhabited by witches…
“Two Visions, 1984”
A journalist on his way to cover an event with President Ronald Reagan picks up a hitchhiker with a series of visions regarding his future…
“The Woman on the Campus Green”
A college student with a dark family history finds himself the subject of a strange secret admirer…
Two teenage brothers encounter the strange creature that their father had warned them about since childhood, while hunting in the woods near their home…
A man falls asleep watching a playlist of internet videos and ends up playing a clip he was never supposed to see…
To view a preview of the Corpse Cold Kickstarter campaign, visit http://bit.ly/corpsecold.
For more information on Brhel and Sullivan, visit the following pages.