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Horror Book Release Dates July 2024 | Fearsome Fiction

https://fearsomefiction.com/news/horror-book-release-dates/

July 2024 9 July 2024

  • A is for Alien – Charles Gould – Little Golden Book teaching kids the alphabet
  • Bury Your Gays – Chuck Tingle – Horror movie horror
  • Death Cult – Janelle Schiecke – Splatterpunk cult horror

10 July 2024

  • Beyond the Bounds of Infinity – Raw Dog Screaming Press – Horror anthology

12 July 2024

  • A Terrible Place and Other Flashes of Darkness – D.L. Winchester – Horror collection

15 July 2024

  • Baying the Moon – Jennifer R. Donohue – Werewolf horror – Book 2 in Learn to Howl

16 July 2024

  • The Building That Wasn’t – Abigail Miles – Haunted building horror
  • I Was a Teenage Slasher – Stephen Graham Jones – Slasher horror
  • The Ojanox 1: Scream in the Dark – Daemon Manx – Cosmic horror – Book 1 of The Ojanox Series
  • Portrait of a Shadow – Meriam Metoui – YA psychological horror
  • Smothermoss – Alisa Alering – Ghost horror
  • That Which Stands Outside – Mark Morris – Folklore horror
  • Trespass Against Us – Leon Kemp – YA supernatural horror

19 July 2024

  • Not the Worst Monster in Town – Chisto Healy & C.A. Baynam – Supernatural carnival horror
  • Wings of Sorrow – Yolanda Sfetsos – Gothic horror

23 July 2024

  • Bleeding Hart – Conor Metz – Noir horror
  • The Body Harvest – Michael J. Seidlinger – Body horror
  • Chisel the Bone – Renee S. DeCamillis – Cult horror
  • The Deading – Nicholas Belardes – Dystopian horror
  • The Dissonance – Shaun Hamill – Dark fantasy horror
  • In the Lonely Hours – Shannon Morgan – Ghost horror
  • No Road Home – John Fram – Ghost horror
  • So Witches We Became – Jill Baguchinsky – YA psychological horror
  • The Vermin Sleep – James Watjen – Vigilante horror

25 July 2024

  • I’m Sorry If I Scared You – Mae Murray – LGBTQ+ horror

30 July 2024

  • The Blonde Dies First – Joelle Wellington – Supernatural sapphic horror
  • Castle of the Cursed – Romina Garber – YA vampire horror
  • The Creepening of Dogwood House – Eden Royce – YA supernatural horror
  • Ghost Camera – Darcy Coates – Ghost horror
  • Ghostly, Ghastly Tales – Anastasia Garcia – Middle grade illustrated horror collection
  • Heads Will Roll – Josh Winning – Supernatural horror
  • It Came from the Trees – Ally Russell – Middle grade bigfoot horror
  • Stay on the Line – Clay Chapman – Supernatural horror
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Think Not of the Morrow | Creepypasta

Creepypasta by unknown

Read by kuhlmader1 (video)

It’s been nearly twenty years since I had a conversation that would change my life. Twenty years since that boy came into my office and told me perhaps the most fantastical story I would hear all my life. A story that’s stuck in my mind so clearly all of these years. Of course, I didn’t believe it then; but now, after so many years, after the life that I’ve lived since that conversation, I cannot help but think back on that day with guilt and regret, and now finally fear.

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I was a headmaster then, at a Primary school in Northamptonshire, about six years away from retiring. A boy called Chris was sent into my office for locking two other students in the tech cupboard, a room where we kept equipment for the science lessons taught at the school. I knew of him, knew he was a good student; he’d once shared some work in a school assembly. He had always seemed to me quite bright and a little shy. Not so that day. He was making a great fuss, I remember, about being sent to see me.

“It’s not right, this isn’t right” he repeated over and over as Judy, his teacher, practically carried him in. She explained the situation to me and then left to get back to her class. I remember I sat silently staring at him from behind my desk, the stern look I reserved for such situations across my face. Again and again he said it:

“This isn’t right; it’s not supposed to be like this.”

He looked odd; panicked and upset, though not in the way one would expect a ten year old to be on being sent to the headmaster’s office. His eyes darted back and forth, as my own have many times when in bursts of rapid thought. Eventually I spoke over him.

“Christopher. This is very disappointing.”

I always used a full first name if I was giving a child a telling off, it sounds so much more serious. He took little notice and carried on repeating those same words, glancing this way and that, looking utterly confused.

“Christopher. Christopher. Look at me when I’m speaking. Christopher!”

I remember I raised my voice almost to a shout as I said his name that last time, something I rarely did. His eyes snapped onto mine as he fell silent. I expected to see them gloss over, it’s a dreadful thing to make a child cry, and so I began again in a calmer tone:

“It’s disappointing to have you sent-”

“Look, something’s gone wrong somewhere. This isn’t supposed to happen like this.”

I was shocked to be interrupted, but what startled me, what left me speechless for those few moments as he carried on, was the way he spoke. His voice was that of a young boy, to be sure, but as if under the control of someone far older. His enunciation was clear and precise, his tone somehow mature and serious.

“I just need to think for a moment, I can sort this out. I just need to think.”

His eyes went back to their darting to and fro. I had found my voice by now.

“I expect you to listen when I am talking to you young man. Do not interrupt me when I am speaking.”

His eyes fixed onto my own again and he spoke before I could continue.

“Sure, sure, Ok. Look, just give me five minutes to talk ok. Five minutes, that’s all I’m asking.”

I’m not sure what made me do it; perhaps it was just the peculiarity of the whole situation so far. I sat back in my chair, took the pipe out of my top drawer and began to fill its end with tobacco, for one was still allowed to smoke indoors at this point in Britain.

“Five minutes.”

I lit the pipe and popped it into my mouth, gesturing that he sit down in a chair next to my desk, which he did, and let him speak.

“Ok, how do I… I’ve been here before, well not in this situation, but at this school, at this time; I’ve lived through this before. I’ve… have you ever seen the film Groundhog Day?”

I shook me head.

“Ok, well… have you ever thought about going back in time, back to an earlier point, but as you are now? Travelling back to redo some of your life with the knowledge you have now? Well, that’s what’s happened to me, only… only I can’t control it, and I can’t stop it.”

He sat back a little further on the chair now, his face became grim as he looked out of a window across the room.

“I live life normally until my thirtieth birthday, and then I wake up a four year old, back in a house I haven’t lived in for twenty four years. It sounds great, being young again, getting to go back and do things better… but it’s a nightmare. The first time through, I showed off, I’d been a doctor of philosophy before I went back, I could do advanced mathematics, quote Shakespeare, play the piano; it was fun. I was a prodigy. But all the attention I got for me, got taken away from my younger brother. He wasn’t the same brother I’d known before. And what was worse-“

For the first time I saw his eyes become glazed and that piercing voice began to tremble.

“With so much time and effort put into me, my parents never had any more children. I had another brother and sister before, and suddenly they didn’t exist, and it was because of me. I tried to tell people about what was going on, but it’s a hard thing to prove. I’d tell them sports results that hadn’t yet happened, warn them of natural disasters. When it became apparent that my predictions were right I was taken off to study. Drugged in a white walled room. You can’t imagine how long twenty years can take in a padded cell…”

He went silent for a moment, staring blankly out of the window. Then his eyes came back to me.

“But it happened again, I woke up one morning in my parent’s house twenty six years younger. That second time round my parents had two more children, but they weren’t the brother and sister I should have had. They were different, and the others were gone. Now if I try to get the first ones back I’m writing two other kids out of existence. You can’t imagine the guilt…”

He stood up then, and walked over to look at me over the desk, his head only just reaching over it so he could see me.

“Now I need your help. This is my twelfth time. I think if I can make it right, if I can keep everything the way it was supposed to be, maybe it’ll go on. Maybe I won’t have to keep doing this. I wasn’t supposed to be sent here, you aren’t supposed to talk to my mother about this. Look-”

He grabbed a piece of paper and a pen and began scribbling something down. He handed it over after a moment. I forget what he had written exactly; some extremely complex looking mathematical proof.

“No ten year old should know this stuff.”

He grabbed another sheet and began furiously writing again. Names, dates, events, he passed it to me.

“I know it sounds crazy now, but just, just look. These are all things yet to come, you’ll see, take it. Bet on the results, make some money. But please, don’t interfere now, or again. You aren’t supposed to be involved in this.”

I remember only a little of the conversation after that. It was ridiculous, what he was saying, how could I possibly believe it. I told him to stop talking such nonsense and sent him back to his class. I called his mother into my office when she came to collect him and told her about his misbehaving and this strange outburst. I kept his list though, I’m not sure why I did it, but I kept it, safely filed away in my study at home.

I read in a paper a few years later that Chris had killed himself, around the time he told me his second brother should be born. I learnt later that his mother had miscarried. I worry now whether that was my doing. Maybe if I’d done as he asked things would have gone differently, who knows what effect that conversation with her had.

It is now the afternoon of July 21st 2017, the day before Chris would be due to turn 30. Everything on the list that boy furiously scribbled down that day has happened. World cup victories, Hurricanes, the bombing of the twin towers over in the US. Everything just as he wrote it.

But now my thoughts turn to tomorrow. What happens to me? What happens to my daughter, to my grandchildren? If everything goes back so he can live through it again, where do we go? Do we carry on without him? Or will we just never wake up; just disappear?

I’ve lived a long life and I’ve done a great many things, but none haunt me so much as that conversation, and I’ve never felt as much dread as I do today. If we really do start over, I hope I listen the next time through.

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SCP D-Classified: The Feature Film

SCP D-Classified is the story of Omar Minhaj, a death row inmate imprisoned by a top-secret organization known as the SCP Foundation (Secure, Contain, and Protect). The Foundation is responsible for capturing, containing, and studying supernatural objects and creatures for the protection of the entire human race. Omar serves as one of the Foundation’s many D-Class personnel, or expandable human test subjects utilized to study dangerous entities of interest. While Omar is unable to remember much about his life prior to his imprisonment or what heinous act he could have performed to earn such a cruel fate, he believes that one mysterious figure from his past may be the key to uncovering the nefarious plot lurking behind his incarceration. Will he be able to reconcile his past and achieve his destiny, or will he succumb to the perilous hazards posed by the abominations he is forced to face off with? Tune in to find out!

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Godzilla 8mm - Found Footage / Analog Horror

An amazing fanmade short movie

Music: 'The Old Ones' by Scott Buckley - released under CC-BY 4.0. www.scottbuckley.com.au

Made using Blender 3D, rendered in Eevee

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  • Should You Hug a Sloth? Spurred by social media, attractions where visitors interact with animals have surged. Advocates are sounding alarms.
  • If someone thinks they can treat a living animal as a mere push toy just for fun and to post some content on his social, then I won't shed a tear if said animal will decide to show them exactly how its species has managed to survive natural selection all this time.

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    You can browse more instances and communty here: https://lemmyverse.net/

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  • Cosmic Horror in Art | medium.com [Article]
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  • Deimos by Dragan Bibin (oil on panel) 🇷🇸
  • Amazing film, Justin Benso is a diamond in the rough. In case you've missed it, you should also watch the prequel "Resolution" this two movies should be view together to appreciate the full story. But honestly all his movies are amazing.

  • Cosmic Horror in Art | medium.com [Article]

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    Cosmic horror, as shaped through Lovecraft’s perspective, has inspired numerous artists, from writers to visual artists and musicians. Below are only a few creators who have drawn inspiration from the author’s fantastical universe.

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    • Paul Lehr

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    • Suguru Tanaka

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    • H.R. Giger

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    • Zdzislaw Beksinski

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    Deimos by Dragan Bibin (oil on panel) 🇷🇸

    https://www.draganbibin.com/

    Dragan Bibin is a Serbian painter known for his work that explores themes of the human condition, particularly the darker aspects of human psyche and the struggles, fears, and anxieties that humans face. His art often involves the use of animals and eerie interiors to create a sense of unease and isolation. Deimos was the god of terror in ancient Greece, he was the son of Ares and Aphrodite, and the twin brother of Phobos, god of horror.

    >With this work I am exploring terror, rather than horror. The distinction was first characterized by the Gothic writer Ann Radcliffe. Terror is characterized by “obscurity” or indeterminacy in its treatment of potentially horrible events; it is this indeterminacy which leads to the sublime. She says in her essay that it “expands the soul and awakens the faculties to a high degree of life”.

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    >Dead of Night - oil on panel, 50x80 cm

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    >Cave Dwellers - oil on linen, 195x95 cm

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    New York bridge gets stuck open after getting too hot
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  • 10 Most-Anticipated Thriller & Horror Books Coming Out In July 2024 | screenrant.com

    https://screenrant.com/most-anticipated-thriller-horror-books-july-2024/

    • A Darker Mischief by Derek Milman
    • I Was a Teenage Slasher by Tolly Driver
    • So Witches We Became by Jill Baguchinsky
    • The Drowning House by Cherie Priest
    • What Have You Done? by Shari Lapena
    • Look in the Mirror by Catherine Steadman
    • The Grandest Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    • Like Mother, Like Daughter by Kimberly McCreight
    • Pink Slime by Fernanda Trías
    • Bury Your Gays by Chuck Tingle
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    Simpsons - Two Party System Will Doom Us All - I Voted for Kodos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7l9QmtiXHU

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    The Dawn Is Your Enemy | Creepypasta

    Source

    You guys all know that Adult Swim sign-off bumper "THE DAWN IS YOUR ENEMY"? There's a reason they don't show it anymore. The last day the bump was used as a sign-off, instead of a normal running time of (estimated) nine seconds, it ran for an extended period of time until the automated services were overtaken by manual operation.

    We all know the sound that shook our childhoods (or teen years). The resonating metal, the rumbles, the sound of metal scraping against metal. Feel free to look it up if you're a bit rusty.

    spoiler

    Now, when the audio cut, it doesn't sound complete, it's not finished, not over. The producers of AS/CN were purposely cutting off the rest of the sound, and for good reason. The rest that followed was the exact reason why you'll never see this bumper again on the air.

    Once again, it's supposedly only run for about nine seconds, and this is a rough transcript of the usual audio: Resonating metal, followed by a rumble, followed by scraping metal, and other rumble. End bumper. So what could you put together with that? Nothing rings a bell, right? Exactly.

    This part that they used is utilized effectively to scare off children that have still tuned in to Adult Swim. It even gives adults goose bumps because it's that good. It's closely rivaled with the hammer clinks in the "William Street" production card in nightmare fuel.

    Getting back on topic, usually a Cartoon Network employee would enter the control room left by an Adult Swim crew member and take over for a day. It wasn't quite the case that day, however. The usual man schedule to cue the sign-on and such programming for CN for some reason did not start up the day schedule. No one knows if he did this purposely, and whether or not his contract was terminated. This was the least of problems CN had at the time. What followed the common nine-seconds was an extended two-minute broadcast of some of the most horrifying audio ever heard on public television.

    The metal continued to resonate, and the scraping continued. Slowly, an uncontrollable sobbing came clearer. Not one person was crying, but a multitude of people were screaming and yelling.

    As the metal scraped, the screaming grew louder. Soon, you could hear the slicing of flesh, the grinding of bones, the gushing of blood, and the guttural death rattles of people dying.

    All across the United States, millions of children and adults were being exposed to what sounded like a barbaric mass murder. People were calling in all across the country, crying or screaming or begging for it to be turned off. Something kept their eyes attached to the screen and kept them listening to the broadcast.

    People assume the control room was finally gotten into, and the bump was shut down, ending a traumatic experience no one could undoubtedly forget. In the last few moments as the resonating metal grew into an unbearable volume, the channel showed the peeking sun winking at the viewer, and the channel cut to Bars and Tones.

    How was Cartoon Network going to cover this up? No one knows their exact tactic to this day. Multiple theories have been thought of, ranging from a pre-emptive "cease and desist" to possible news articles to subliminal viewer hypnosis over the following weeks.

    While all public evidence does not officially exist, Cartoon Network officials do acknowledge a hijacking of the channel's frequency on the day but go into no further detail. All late morning bumps, including TDIYE, were replaced with the corresponding ones from the 1:30 AM timeslot. Word is, however, that somewhere hidden in an onion site (accessible only via Tor) is a recording of the bump played that morning.

    The question asked the most among the few who remember this is how Cartoon Network got the audio in the first place.

    (click for full story)

    AS: The Dawn Is Your Enemy (Full video)

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    Cosmic Horror: The Dark Philosophy Of HP Lovecraft’s Cosmicism

    Today, we’ll be plunging into the dark and enigmatic philosophy of H.P. Lovecraft's Cosmicism.

    • 0:00 - Intro
    • 0:23 - What is Cosmicism?
    • 2:31 - How Cosmicism differs from existential philosophies
    • 3:46 - Key Works Illustrating Cosmicism (The Call of Cthulhu, At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow over Innsmouth, The Dunwich Horror)
    • 9:04 - WHo was HP Lovecraft?
    • 11:25 - Lovecraftian Horror and its influence
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    SCP: The Doctor | Live Action Film

    SCP: The Doctor is a short film based on the SCP wiki.

    Written, directed, and edited by Noah Crawford.

    "SCP-049" was created by Gabriel Jade. The story was rewritten by djkaktus and Gabriel Jade. Original story: https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-049

    "SCP-7122" was created by Dr Emil J Svensson. Original story: https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-7122

    All music in this short film is original work created by Athem (Leif Eriksson). Check out his channel here: / @athem_lae

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    Canvas is coming Back! (July 12th)

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16717737

    > https://toast.ooo/post/3740832

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    AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS by Brom [Artworks]

    | Art work | Gallery |

    Brom is an acclaimed fantasy and horror artist known for his dark, imaginative paintings and illustrations. After starting out as a commercial illustrator in Atlanta, Brom broke into the fantasy art scene in the 1980s, working extensively for TSR on their popular role-playing game worlds like Dark Sun.

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    >From the Depthsb- OIL 2016

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    >JUDGEMENT - OIL 2016

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    >The Plucker, 2004, oil

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    >RED GHOST - OIL 2017

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    The Fisherman by John Langan (2016)

    The Fisherman is a horror novel by John Langan that won the 2016 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. The story follows two widowers, Abe and Dan, who bond over their shared grief and a passion for fishing. When they hear rumors of a mysterious and cursed fishing spot called Dutchman's Creek, they decide to investigate, despite warnings from locals. Soon, the men find themselves drawn into a tale as deep and old as the Reservoir. It's a tale of dark pacts, of long-buried secrets, and of a mysterious figure known as Der Fisher: the Fisherman. It will bring Abe and Dan face to face with all that they have lost, and with the price they must pay to regain it.

    Reviews - grimdarkmagazine.com | goodreads.com |

    Lovecraft Done Right | The Fisherman by John Langan - Book Review (video)

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    SCP-096 Is In Your Area - DO NOT LOOK OUTSIDE ☣️ | SCP EAS SCENARIO

    Based on: "SCP-096" by Dr Dan, from the SCP Wiki. Source: https://scpwiki.com/scp-096.

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    Fallen Angels in Hell by John Martin (1841) 🇬🇧

    John Martin

    Created around 1841, depicts a dramatic scene from John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". The painting shows the fallen angels, led by Satan, entering the fiery depths of Pandemonium, the capital city of Hell.

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    The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum - 1822

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    The Great Day of His Wrath - 1851

    https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/john-martin-371

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    [Forever-Free Friday] Knightfall: A Daring Journey on Steam

    store.steampowered.com Knightfall: A Daring Journey on Steam

    Two knights, a strong bond, and a long journey. Take up the race for the rose, ride from town to town and take shelter before nightfall by any means necessary! If your bond is strong and your horse drifts well, you can be the recipient of the fabled rose. Luckily you brought guns!

    Knightfall: A Daring Journey on Steam

    Two knights, a strong bond, and a long journey. Take up the race for the rose, ride from town to town and take shelter before nightfall by any means necessary! If your bond is strong and your horse drifts well, you can be the recipient of the fabled rose. Luckily you brought guns!

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