Booklist review

I’m pleased as punch about the Booklist review of my upcoming novel BEDFELLOW. Here’s a snippet:

“Readers will obsessively turn the pages to see what is coming next, even as they are afraid to know. Filled with claustrophobic fear within a terrifying occult frame, this is a great choice for readers who like their horror with a side of intense psychological suspense, as in Peter Straub’s A Dark Matter (2010), Paul Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World (2018), and Jennifer McMahon’s The Winter People (2014).”

Upcoming book release: BEDFELLOW

It broke into their home and set up residence in their minds…

Check out the disturbing cover for Jeremy C. Shipp’s Bedfellow, a bold and original tale of horror that will stick with you long after it’s over.

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Bedfellow is available November 13th from Tor.com Publishing. From the catalog copy:

When the… thing first insinuated itself into the Lund family household, they were bemused. Vaguely human-shaped, its constantly-changing cravings seemed disturbing, at first, but time and pressure have a way of normalizing the extreme. Wasn’t it always part of their lives?

As the family make more and greater sacrifices in service to the beast, the thrall that binds them begins to break down. Choices must be made. Prices must be paid. And the Lunds must pit their wits against a creature determined to never let them go.

It’s psychological warfare. Sanity is optional.

Buy Bedfellow from:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

The Atrocities is out today!

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The summoning spells finally worked, and my gothic novel THE ATROCITIES is out today!

You can order the book on Amazon, or wherever books are sold. You can also ask a demonic hedgehog to recite the entire tale into your ear while you sleep.

Thanks in advance to everyone who reads the book. You are the reason why I share my stories.

And here are a few blurbs, to whet your most macabre of appetites:

“If I had to narrow down The Atrocities to just a few words, I would choose: surreal, beautiful and grotesque…. It’s got the dread of Shirley Jackson mixed with the funhouse terror of Hieronymus Bosch.” — Outlaw Poet

“Any fans of haunted houses or strange families will thoroughly enjoy reading this short novel.” — Booklist

If Agatha Christie had fallen through a Lovecraftian Portal, and then penned a locked room mystery, with illustrations by William Blake, the result might resemble the vast estate, ‘The Atrocities,’ and its family, in this stunning Gothic panorama.” — Mallory Heart

“A haunting, grotesquely beautiful, atmospheric work of Gothic horror, The Atrocities didn’t play out quite as I expected, but it’s those final twists that elevated it from memorable to unforgettable.” — Bob Milne, Beauty in Ruins

 

Upcoming Tor Release

When Isabella died, her parents were determined to ensure her education wouldn’t suffer.

But Isabella’s parents had not informed her new governess of Isabella’s… condition, and when Ms Valdez arrives at the estate, having forced herself through a surreal nightmare maze of twisted human-like statues, she discovers that there is no girl to tutor.

Or is there…?

Jeremy C. Shipp’s haunting gothic fantasy The Atrocities forthcoming from Tor.com Publishing in April 2018. Read an excerpt here, and check out the full cover by artist Sam Araya here.

Pre-order now at the links below, or from your preferred retailer:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

100 Best Films Ever Made

When I first decided to create a list of the best films ever to be committed to celluloid, I felt slightly wary. Then, when I actually began the process of curating the list, the wariness transformed into moderate terror. And then, as the days and weeks passed, I felt the daunting weight of my task deep in my spleen. I’m not complaining, mind you. I simply want you to appreciate how much of my heart and soul and time was put into this list. How does one delve into over a century of cinema, and choose only 100 to represent the best of the best? It’s not easy. I’ll tell you that much. Anyway, without further ado, here are 100 of the best films ever made.

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1. Troll 2

2. Foodfight!

3. The Room

4. The Legend of the Titanic

5. Titanic: The Legend Goes On

6. Tentacolino

7. Elf Bowling

8. The Little Panda Fighter

9. The Christmas Tree

10. Fateful Findings

11. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

12. I Am Here…Now

13. Double Down

14. Cool as Ice

15. Manos: The Hands of Fate

16. Birdemic: Shock and Terror

17. Birdemic 2: The Resurrection

18. Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo

19. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

20. Death Bed: The Bed that Eats

21. The Beast of Yucca Flatts

22. Catwoman

23. Ben & Arthur

24. Shark Attack 3: Megalodon

25. Saving Christmas

26. Gigli

26. Twin Sitters

27. Glitter

28. Sharknado

29. Master of Disguise

30. Star Wars Holiday Special

31. Kindergarten Cop 2

32. Sharktopus

33. From Justin to Kelly

34. Son of the Mask

35. Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny

36. 8 Crazy Nights

37. God’s Not Dead

38. God’s Not Dead 2

39. Christian Mingle

40. Old Fashioned

41. Fred: The Movie

42. Fred 2

43. Fred 3

44. Left Behind

45. Left Behind 2: Tribulation Force

46. Left Behind: World at War

47. Left Behind (remake)

48. Air Buddies

49. Snow Buddies

50. Space Buddies

51. Santa Buddies

52. Spooky Buddies

53. Treasure Buddies

54. Baby Geniuses

55. Baby Geniuses 2: Superbabies

56. Hobgoblins

57. The Final Sacrifice

58. Final Justice

59. Battlefield Earth

60. Chairman of the Board

61. The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

62. Reefer Madness

63. 2-Headed Shark Attack

64. 3-Headed Shark Attack

65. 4-Headed Shark Attack

66. 5-Headed Shark Attack

67. 6-Headed Shark Attack

68. 7-Headed Shark Attack

69. Sharknado 2

70. Sharknado 3

71. Sharknado 4

72. Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus

73. Jaws: the Revenge

74. Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus

75. Mega Shark Versus Mecha Shark

76. Mega Shark Versus Kolossus

77. Sharktopus Versus Pteracuda

78. Sharktopus Versus Whalewolf

79. Sand Sharks

80. Dinoshark

81. Atlas Shrugged

82. Atlas Shrugged Part 2

83. Atlas Shrugged Part 3

84. Mac and Me

85. Disaster Movie

86. Meet the Spartans

87. Epic Movie

88. The Search for Santa Paws

89. Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

90. Roboshark

91. The Cobbler

92. The Ridiculous 6

93. The Do-Over

94. Hercules in New York

95. Leprechaun: In the Hood

96. Theodore Rex

97. Super Mario Bros.

98. 8-Headed Shark Attack

99. 9-Headed Shark Attack

100. 10-Headed Shark Attack

Alternatives to fireworks

What are some alternatives to fireworks, you ask?

Here are some ideas:

-train lightning bugs to make a dragon shape
-super fast jazz hands
-think about baby elephants playing with ribbons
-jump as high as you can and clap
-juggle flaming Smurfs
-cat jumps onto the fridge and meows really loud
-pop rocks mixed with edible glitter exploding in your mouth

Date Ideas

Date ideas from Jeremy C. Shipp:

-write and perform a Garbage Pail Kids musical

-build a giant cat mecha

-look at the Ark of the Covenant and see who melts first

-get X-rays and look at each other’s skeletons

-prevent an apocalypse

-cause an apocalypse

-see who can summon the cutest demon

-transmogrify into dragons and conquer the world

-make voodoo dolls of each other and kiss the dolls simultaneously

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