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Appalachian Undead takes a look at the dark side of Appalachia, where the Undead walk, driven by old magic and worse, their hunger for us.
Almost Heaven…or is it?
The mountain's enduring beauty holds something dark. Something dreadful. Something hungry for our flesh, our brains. Something dead yet not quite dead, driven by magic as old as the coal seams and the hills.
Come see the dark side of the mountains where the undead walk. Appalachia stands against an ever-hungry, never-tiring army created by the region's own mysteries and lore. Appalachian Undead collects intriguing zombie tales by some of the best names in horror, including John Skipp, Jonathan Maberry, Gary A. Braunbeck, Tim Lebbon, Elizabeth Massie, Lucy Snyder, Bev Vincent, Tim Waggoner and many more.
When Granny Comes Marchin’ Home Again— Elizabeth Massie
Calling Death—Jonathan Maberry
Hide and Seek—Tim Waggoner
Twilight of the Zombie Game Preserve…—S. Clayton Rhodes
Being in Shadow—Maurice Broaddus
Sitting up with the Dead—Bev Vincent
The Girl and the Guardian—Simon McCaffery
Repent, Jessie Shimmer!—Lucy Snyder
Almost Heaven—Michael Paul Gonzalez
On Stagger—G. Cameron Fuller
We Take Care of Our Own—John Everson
Company’s Coming—Ronald Kelly
Black Friday—Karin Fuller
Miranda Jo’s Girl—Steve Rasnic Tem
Times Is Tough in Musky Holler—John Skipp & Dori Miller
Long Days to Come—K. Allen Wood
Hell's Hollow—Michael West
Brother Hollis Gives His Final Sermon from a Rickety Make-Shift Pulpit in the Remains of a Smokehouse that now Serves as His Church—Gary A. Braunbeck
Preface by editor Eugene Johnson
Introduction by S.G. Browne (author of Breathers: A Zombie's Lament)
Special Afterword by Fangoria Magazine editor Rebekah McKendry
by Cortney Skinner
"Appalachian Undead has the best frights you can find in life. The nightmares next door, the ones that will haunt and live inside your head because you can't stop thinking of the possibilities. Proceed to read if you dare."
--Tony Todd, star of Night of the Living Dead (1990), Final Destination, and The Rock
Appalachian Undead is a no-brainer when it comes to zombie anthologies. It grabs you by your innards and won't let go!"
--Scott Spiegel, screenwriter of Evil Dead II and From Dusk Till Dawn II
"A fresh and varied approach to the living dead, brought to life by a great crop of writers who were obviously energized by the idea of taking the ultimate survival scenario and staging it in a place where survival has always been a hard won achievement for anyone brave enough to live there."
--Fearnet, Blu Gilliand
Eugene Johnson has been a storyteller since childhood when he would make up his own comic books and stories. In college he started working in the film industry, working with the Huntington Film Commission and on the films We Are Marshall, Burning Annie, Unbroken (with Tony Todd), as well as a handful of independent films. In 2009, he was executive producer of the short film Leftovers, a zombie movie that screened at Scream Fest in Los Angeles and at Dragon*Con in Atlanta. His story “Bitten” was featured in The Zombie Feed, Volume One, an anthology edited by Bram Stoker-nominated Jason Sizemore. He was also editor of The Zombie Feed website. Eugene Currently lives with his family in West Virginia. For more information, visit www.eugene-johnson.com.
Jason Sizemore is a twice-nominated Hugo Award nominee and a one time Stoker Award nominee for his work as an editor. He was raised in southeast Kentucky, the bloody heart of Appalachia. He currently owns and operates Apex Publications out of Lexington, KY. For more information visit http://www.jason-sizemore.com.