Edited by Oliver Davenport.
"You want to hear about the play? 'The King in Yellow', it was called. Sure, I knew that it was bad news, I'd heard the rumours that it was cursed.The old man had approached me and offered me more money than I'd ever seen in my life to run the play for him. How could I refuse? I'd directed many plays before this one, so it should have been simple. Straightforward. A piece of cake. That was when the disasters started. That was when the chaos awoke. How was I to know the night would in blood, and fire, and madness, and that damnable yellow sign which haunts me to this day?"
In his breakthrough short story "Return to 'Return to Oz'", Justin MacCormack created a shocking and disturbing tale of raw psychological horror, which has been hailed as 'shocking and personal'!
This, the second anthology of his short stories, collects further tales of Genre-Bending Dark Fantasy and Horror, including the popular "Cthulhu Doesn't Dance" and many more!
Included here is the shocking paranormal crime thriller "Where the Dead Lay" - Detective Mendez, struggling with the ghost of her own fight with cancer, is determined to track down a brutal serial killer of children before he can butcher another innocent kid. But when she finds her steps are being followed from beyond the grave, only the darkness of her own inner terror awaits...
Also included is the disturbing nightmare tale "The Road to Kyoto" which was too terrifying for conventional magazine publication - a young monk in feudal era Japan undertakes a pilgrimage, but his aunt always warned him of monsters along the trail. When he stops for the night at an inn, he encounters a surreal descent into love, paranoia, and gut-wrenching fear that will leave him wishing that he had listened to his aunt's words of warning...
And more tales of dark fantasy and horror!