(Re)Join the DHC Cult!

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year: Denver Horror Collective membership renewal!

During 2020 and 2021—the first two years of the pandemic—we gave all existing DHC members a free renewal, but this year we’re asking folks to pay the piper. Or, more specifically, $20 via PayPal (submissions at denverhorror dot com) or Venmo (Denver Horror Collective – @denverhorror) so we can keep this here DHC pirate ship afloat!

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Dark Lit Market: INCARNATION READ hosted by C.S.W.

It’s #TERRORTUESDAY, so we’re promoting another DHC member’s work from our DARK LIT MARKET!

This week, tune in to INCARNATION READ, a horror fiction podcast by C.S.W.

INCARNATION READ is a podcast of horror tales, tales of inhuman impulses, of gaps between reality and nightmare, of things that are seen that can’t possibly be real––stories for a listener to hear, and to experience.

The 4th Circle: Interview with Lawrence Berry

-Interview by Desi D

1. What is your favorite line in a book/movie? And why?

LARRY BERRY: The worm that often destroys us is the temptation to agree with our critics by Thomas Harris, Hannibal. This serpent’s tooth of cynicism serves as a reminder to be an unrepentant rebel when you sit in your writing chair. It is more important to write from core memories than to follow anyone’s advice, no matter how well-meant. To be an original is uniquely American, and from Jack Kerouac to H. P. Lovecraft it is the original talents I admire and value.

2. As a writer, why horror? And what is your writing process when working on a new story? Pantser? Plotter? Or somewhere in between?

LB: Why horror? I was an outstanding school crossing guard. In my hometown of Salina, Kansas, Oakdale Elementary awarded me a pass to the Strand Theater each Saturday to watch the triple feature matinee they put on for the kids in town. My mother didn’t know that these were horror films (I don’t think any of the mothers did—these passes were a great 6-hour babysitter). The pass was good for three years, and I saw every horror film ever made. If it wasn’t love at first sight, it certainly was 148 films later.

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Terror at 5280′ Audiobook Available Now!

A neighborhood won’t let its residents forget the past. One taste draws two lovers into a nightmarish addiction. A harsh winter forces strange creatures down from the mountains.

At sea level, where it’s safe, things like this can’t happen. But when you’re sky high in Denver, Colorado, anything goes…including your sanity.

Beware of Terror at 5280’, Denver Horror Collective’s (Denver Post bestselling, winner of the Fiction Anthology category & finalist for Horror Fiction in The 2020 Best Book Awards from American Book Fest) local horror fiction anthology featuring 22 dark tales set in and around Denver and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains penned exclusively by local authors (including Stephen Graham Jones, Carter Wilson, and others).

Audiobook out now via Audible

Unleashing the Terror at 5280′ Audiobook!

A neighborhood won’t let its residents forget the past. One taste draws two lovers into a nightmarish addiction. A harsh winter forces strange creatures down from the mountains.

At sea level, where it’s safe, things like this can’t happen. But when you’re sky high in Denver, Colorado, anything goes…including your sanity.

Beware of Terror at 5280’, a #2 Denver Post bestselling & award-winning local horror fiction anthology featuring 22 dark tales set in and around Denver and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains penned exclusively by local authors (including Stephen Graham Jones, Carter Wilson, and others).

Audiobook available SOON via Audible on Amazon.com, narrated by Kendra Lords. Sign up for The Epitaph newsletter for info on its release!

Paperback available NOW via Indiebound.org, Powells.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com and select bookstores.

E-book available NOW for Kindle and Nook.

CONSUMED: Tales Inspired by the Wendigo emerging on Black Friday!

Hunger. Insatiable hunger. Hunger that changes you…consumes you…turning you into a nightmare version of what you once were.

On the heels of the success of its Denver Post best-selling and critically acclaimed Terror at 5280’, Denver Horror Collective is spawning another horror fiction anthology!

CONSUMED: Tales Inspired by the Wendigo will contain stories based on the Wendigo, a part-human monster or possessing spirit that instigates acts of murder, insatiable greed, and cannibalism, originating in the oral tradition of First Nations Algonquian tribes. 

The brainchild of master editors Hollie & Henry Snider (formerly of Strigidae Publishing), CONSUMED: Tales Inspired by the Wendigo will feature Wrath James White (author of Succulent PreyEveryone Dies Famous in a Small Town, and Population Zero), Steve Rasnic Tem (author of UboDeadfall Hotel, and over 350 short stories), Dana Fredsti (author of The Spawn of LilithBlood Ink, and the Plague Town trilogy), Owl Goingback (author of CrotaDarker than Night, and Coyote Rage), and many more seasoned and emerging horror authors.

In an effort to help communities struggling the most with the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 percent of net profits will go towards Southern Ute Indian Tribe coronavirus relief.