Dark Screams: Volume 4
Featuring Clive Barker, Heather Graham, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, and Ed Gorman
Richard Chizmar and I joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to launch a series of horror eBook anthologies that collects stories by the best authors in the business. Each volume features different types of chills and thrills, a little something for every type of horror fan, and this page is for Dark Screams: Volume Four.
About the Book:
Clive Barker, Heather Graham, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, and Ed Gorman lead readers down a twisted labyrinth of terror, horror, and suspense in Dark Screams: Volume Four, from Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the revered Cemetery Dance Publications.
THE DEPARTED by Clive Barker
On All Hallows’ Eve, a dead and disembodied mother yearns to touch her young son one last time. But will making contact destroy them both?
CREATURE FEATURE by Heather Graham
What could be better publicity for a horror convention than an honest-to-goodness curse? It’s only after lights out that the hype—and the Jack the Ripper mannequin—starts to feel a little too real.
THE NEW WAR by Lisa Morton
Mike Carson is a war hero and a decorated vet. He doesn’t deserve to be trapped in a hospital with some black thing sitting on his chest as patients die all around him. His only hope is to take out the nurse—before it’s his turn.
SAMMY COMES HOME by Ray Garton
It’s what every family prays for: a lost pet returning home. But when Sammy, the Hale family sheepdog, appears on their doorstep, he brings back something no parent would ever wish upon his or her child.
THE BRASHER GIRL by Ed Gorman
Cindy Marie Brasher is the prettiest girl in the Valley, and Spence just has to have her. Unfortunately, Cindy has a “friend” . . . a friend who tells her to do things . . . bad things.
Reviews & Praise:
“These quarterly anthologies are turning out to be among the most consistent and enjoyable anthology series on the market. They are a great way to sample new authors without shelling out the cash for an entire book or to simply enjoy a new story by an old favorite… Dark Screams is one of the best values on the horror market.”
— Adventures Fantastic
“Indeed, every volume has surpassed its predecessor in terms of quality, making Volume Four the best yet. Part of what makes this entry to the series so great is its thematic through-line of acceptance, a concept we see pop up in all five stories… Collectively, Volume Four constitutes the most cohesive, narratively enriching and entertaining Dark Screams entry to date. Be it the presence of genre icons Barker and Morton, stories from the lesser-known but equally talented Garton and Gorman, or the pure fun of Graham’s tale, fans of horror of every variety will find something to love in these pages.”
— Christopher Shultz, LitReactor
• Hydra / Random House
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
• Tantor Audio
Publication Date: November 24, 2015