Dark Ink Books, the publisher of Kane Hodder’s official biography, is back with Skeletons in the Attic, a collection of horror short stories from author Michael Gore. Skeletons in the Attic, which contains fifteen gruesome, terrifying new stories, will be available on June 13.
Skeletons in the Attic is the second anthology for Gore, a mortician and reclusive writer from New England. Gore’s first short story collection, Tales from a Mortician, has been optioned to be turned into an anthology film.
“With fifteen dark and twisted tales, the mortician is back to terrify you once again,” says publisher Michael Aloisi. “The author of the hit horror anthology Tales from a Mortician has masterfully weaved a new collection that will turn your stomach, have you checking under your bed, locking your doors, and forcing you to leave your lights on as you read.”
Skeletons in the Attic opens with the story ‘Paralyzed,’ which presents a disturbing portrait of a suicidal quadriplegic who finds meaning in life, in the most gruesome way possible. The book’s titular story, ‘Skeletons in the Attic,’ is about two brothers who unearth a dead body in their parents’ attic.
‘Four Halloweens’ tells the story of an anguished mother who pursues a diabolical form of revenge against the man who abducted and murdered her son. “Finding a body in your parents’ attic, encountering serial killers, cannibals, werewolves, gut-wrenching Halloween tricks,” says Aloisi, describing the book’s contents. “Skeletons will disgust, enthrall, and terrify everyone who dares to read it. However, be warned: The content is graphic and will be upsetting to some readers.”
Skeletons in the Attic will be available as a trade paperback, and it will also be available in the form of an audio book and an e-book. In October, Dark Ink plans to release another as-yet-untitled anthology book, which will be entirely devoted to Halloween-themed short stories.