BOOK DEAL: Attack from the ’80s
Raw Dog Screaming Press to Publish Hardcover Attack from the ‘80s Anthology
Raw Dog Screaming Press (RDSP) has signed to publish the hardcover edition of the anthology Attack from the ‘80s, edited by Bram Stoker Award® winning editor Eugene Johnson and featuring over twenty Bram Stoker Award® winning and best-selling authors!
Cover and internal illustrations have been done by Luke Spooner. This is just the first of several collaborations with RDSP and Johnson. Approaching soon, the book will be released early fall 2021 and pre-orders are open now!
Johnson’s enthusiasm for the decade and the theme, as well as the process of putting this anthology together, shines through. “I grew up in the ’80s, having been raised off and on by my grandparents,” Johnson said. “My grandma passed on her love of horror and creativity to me. Because of this, the 1980s have always had a special place in my heart. I’ve been wanting to create this book and others like it for a very long time. It’s a passion project.”
Johnson continues to say how fortunate he feels to be able to have the amazing contributions in the book from authors such as Westen Ochse, Joe R. Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale, Stephen Graham Jones, Grady Hendrix, Lee Murray, Tim Waggoner, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Mick Garris. F. Paul Wilson, Lisa Morton, John Skipp, Ben Monroe, Cindy O’Quinn, Lucy A. Snyder, Mort Castle, Vince Liaguno, and so many more.
“They, and everyone else involved in the production, helped make this amazing book come to life. I can’t wait to see it in print next month,” he said.
As far as working now with RDSP to produce and publish the hardcover, Johnson is as pleased as we are and excited for its release. “I’m loving working with RDSP,” Johnson said. “Jennifer and John are two of the kindest and hardest working people in the business. It’s been a great partnership and I hope to be able to create more projects with them in the future.”
RDSP is just as thrilled to bring this project to readers and create a blast from the past featuring one of the most well-loved decades in horror. “We’re very excited to be working with Eugene Johnson on some of his Plaid Dragon projects,” RDSP managing editor Jennifer Barnes said. “He has several in the works, all with stellar author line-ups. He’s also one of the most author-centric and conscientious editors out there so we think it will be a fantastic partnership.”
What’s the Anthology Have on Rewind?
Modern technology has brought some new twists and turns to horror. Found footage, cell phone-based viruses, literal ghosts in the machines but maybe it’s time for a throwback. It’s time for some new tales of slumber party horrors, VCR monsters, and problems that can’t be solved with a smart phone. We want tales of unstoppable monsters, sewer-dwelling creatures, looming threats of cold-war chaos. Give us fear under the neon lights of an arcade, people fighting for their lives against the backdrop of a hot city night and a cheesy sax solo. Take us back to a time when latchkey kids had to fend for themselves and the only thing left to stop an unspeakable horror was a plucky band of high school kids. Make it bloody. Make it gnarly. Make it 80s!
Table of Contents –
Introduction “Yin and Yang: The Eighties” by Mick Garris
“Top Guns of the Frontier” by Weston Ochse
“Snapshot” by Joe R. Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale
“The Devil in the Details” by Ben Monroe
“Return of the Reanimated Nightmare” by Linda Addison
“Taking the Night Train” by Thomas F. Monteleone
“Catastrophe Queens” by Jess Landry
“Your Picture Here” by John Skipp
“Permanent Damage” by Lee Murray
“Slashbacks” by Tim Waggoner
“Munchies” by Lucy A. Snyder
“Ten Miles of Bad Road” by Stephen Graham Jones
“Epoch, Rewound” by Vince A. Liaguno
“Demonic Denizens” by Cullen Bunn
“The White Room” by Rena Mason
“Ghetto Blaster” by Jeff Strand
“Haddonfield, New Jersey 1980” by Cindy O’Quinn
“When He Was Fab” by F. Paul Wilson
“Welcome to Hell” by Christina Sng
“Perspective: Journal of a 1980s Mad Man” by Mort Castle
“Mother Knows Best” by Stephanie M. Wytovich
“Stranger Danger” by Grady Hendrix
“The Garden of Dr. Moreau” by Lisa Morton
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Advanced Praise for Attack from the ‘80s –
“Attack from the ’80s sends us rollicking back into the pop culture madness of that genre, and does it with creeps, fun, and great storytelling from today’s top horror writers!” —Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of Ink and Rot & Ruin
“Deliriously, deliciously gruesome, Attack from the ’80s is a treat for horror fans looking for the hard stuff. An all-star lineup of writers inspired by that gnarliest of decades. Rad!” —David Wellington, Marvel Zombies, Monster Island
“Reading Attack from the ’80s brings on a nostalgia tinged with blood. It’s like being impaled on a time machine and dragged through sickly houses haunted by serial killers, spooky fairgrounds where kids vanish, woodlands stalked by unnameable beasts … and it is wonderful. I’m in my teens again, and the horrors are more terrifying than ever.”—Tim Lebbon, author of Eden
About the Editor, Eugene Johnson –
Bram Stoker Award®-winner Eugene Johnson is a best-selling editor, author, and columnist. He has written as well as edited in various genres, and created anthologies such as the Fantastic Tales of Terror, Drive in Creature Feature with Charles Day, the Bram Stoker Award®-nominated nonfiction anthology Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre and many more. As a filmmaker, Eugene Johnson worked on various movies, including the Requiem, starring Tony Todd and directed by Paul Moore. His short film Leftovers, a collaboration with director Paul Moore, was featured at the Screamfest Film Festival in Los Angeles as well as Dragoncon. Eugene is currently a member of the Horror Writers Association. He resides in West Virginia with his partner Angela, daughter, and two sons.
About the Publisher, Raw Dog Screaming Press –
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