Terror Tuesday: ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAYS edited by Alicia Hilton

ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAYS (edited by Alicia Hilton and Bob Brown) is an anthology that takes a dark—and sometimes humorous—look at many of our favorite holidays.

You will be transported from the bottom of the sea to Mount Olympus, from shopping malls in hell to a bathtub in a cheap motel. Cthulhu awakens. Cupid becomes a vigilante. Santa grants deadly wishes. And that is just the beginning of your journey into alternative visions of the holidays we know, love, and sometimes fear.

Be prepared to be shocked, titillated, and petrified. Alternative Holidays presents 43 works by award-winning and critically acclaimed authors of horror, science fiction, fantasy, and mystery.

TERROR TUESDAY: Michael Picco

DHC member Michael Picco has published over two-dozen short stories; produced two award-winning collections; and has received numerous accolades for his brand of literary horror which “explores the dark and disturbing recesses of what is possible.”

Pick up his latest collection, CORPSE HONEY: A BANQUET OF GRUESOME TALES on Amazon.

Reviews of THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR

A list of some of the reviews of THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR!

Publishers Weekly:

“A superior anthology with a fascinating origin story…[that] demonstrates the compatibility of Jewish tradition, history, and folklore with the horror genre.”

Bookishly Jewish:

“Marginalized writers are taking back the genre, using it to confront some of their own demons and show the world the horrors they personally experience. Instead of making me feel nauseous and sick, these stories inform and empower.”

Midwest Book Review:

“Each tale comes steeped in a background of Jewish lives and traditions. Each holds a powerful key to understanding the varied sources of horror in adversities that challenge heart, soul, and spiritual wellsprings alike.”

Horror Addicts:

“A dark, informative and entertaining read…it carries the weight of one of the oldest traditions in the world.”

HorrorNews.Net:

“The Jewish Book of Horror beckons a vast audience to enlighten, entertain and terrify…This collection of dark, ancient and contemporary mayhem can be equally enjoyed with an initial perusal and returning to the promised land time and again.”

Unsettling Reads:

“There were so many real life horrors mentioned in many of the stories in the collection, which added another layer of emotion for me… There were moments when I knew I was reading a fictional horror collection, but it was hard to differentiate the fine line between the truth of the past and the creative fiction of the authors.”

One-Sentence Reviews:

“The best anthology I’ve read all year!”

The Horror Tree:

“An anthology well worth reading.”

Recording of JEWISH HORROR 101 on YouTube!

JEWISH HORROR 101 features five authors from THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR revealing secrets about famous and lesser-known creatures from Jewish folklore and mythology appearing in their stories, including the golem (Simon Rosenberg), Lilith (Molly Adams), the dybbuk (John Baltisberger), mazzikim (Emily Ruth Verona), the alukah (Michael Picco), and the Watchers.

JEWISH HORROR 101: Virtual Celebration of THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR | Sunday, Nov. 28

On the first night of Hanukkah, November 28 at 5 pm PT / 6 MT / 7 CT / 8 ET Denver Horror Collective hosts “Jewish Horror 101,” an hour-long virtual Zoom event celebrating the publication of the award-winning small press’ third horror fiction anthology, THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR, available online and at bookstores across the U.S.

RESERVE YOUR FREE SPOT through Eventbrite.

Whether it’s pirate rabbis or demon-slaying Bible queens, concentration camp vampires or beloved, fearless bubbies, THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR offers you twenty-two dark tales about the culture, history, and folklore of the Jewish people, selected by award-winning editor and horror author Josh Schlossberg, with a foreword by Rabbi John Carrier and introduction by Molly Adams of the Jewish Horror Review.

“Jewish Horror 101” will feature five anthology authors revealing secrets about famous and lesser-known creatures from Jewish folklore and mythology appearing in their stories, including the golem (Simon Rosenberg), Lilith (Molly Adams), the dybbuk (John Baltisberger), mazzikim (Emily Ruth Verona), the alukah (Michael Picco), and the Watchers.

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