Vampires! Ancient sunken temples! Mist-wrapped moors! Monster team-ups! Evil in Technicolor edited by Joe M. McDermott and published by Vernacular Books in October 2020 has it all, offering up an anthology packed with original novelettes putting new twists on classic monsters inspired by Hammer horror films. Contributors include E. Catherine Tobler, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Nick Mamatas, Craig Laurence Gidney, and more. The anthology also includes my own contribution “A Thousand Faces Minus One”, which combines Hammer horror movies with the music of Kate Bush to tell the story of a man haunted by his past who grows increasingly paranoid and begins to believe that the haunting is literal.
Kirkus gave the anthology a starred review, and included it on its list of Best Indie Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Paranormal Books of 2020.
Intrigued? You’re in luck. Now’s a chance to grab a copy of your very own! I have three e-book copies of the anthology to give away, and I’d love to send you one. Saunter on down to the comments and tell me about your favorite movie monster, Hammer horror or otherwise. It could be a classic like Dracula, a relative newcomer like the Babadook, or you could tell me about a monster you’d love to see realized on the big screen who hasn’t gotten their turn in the spotlight yet.
Comment between now and Saturday, February 13, 2021, and on Sunday, I’ll pick three winners to receive a copy of this excellent anthology. Get to it!
ETA: Thank you to everyone who entered. The random number generator has declared Miriam Tessmer, Jennifer Crow, and Martha Linbo-Terhaar the winners. A copy of the anthology is on its way to each of you!