Monsters by Paul Kane.
Introduction by Nicholas Vince.
Cover art by Clive Barker
Be afraid. Be incredibly afraid…because the Monsters are here! One man starts to suffer from a strange affliction, as another seeks knowledge of the future – with dire consequences. A young boy gets more than he bargained for when he receives a unique Christmas present, while a lonely man battles creatures that live in the darkness. And as a rescue expedition finds strange animals in the jungle, one man’s wife returns from the grave to be with him once more… Vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, this collection from the imagination of award-winning and bestselling author Paul Kane has them all! Including the first reprint of ‘Dracula in Love’ in over a decade, the original short story the movie Weeping Woman was based on and all three parts of the ‘Life Cycle’ trilogy (begun in the late ‘90s and concluding with the brand new ‘Lifetime’), plus an introduction by Nicholas Vince (who portrayed Chatterer Cenobite in the Hellraiser movies and Kinski in Nightbreed) and cover art by the legendary Clive Barker, this is one book you really should be afraid to miss!
Now enter the frightening worlds frequented by monsters in these stories that emerge from the Dark Shadows. Includes:
- The Disease
- A Chaos Demon is for Life…
- Keeper of the Light
- Dracula in Love
- Guilty Pleasures
- Speaking in Tongues
- The Weeping WomanPay the Piper
- … and more
The Weeping Woman is a short film based on the story by Paul Kane, a tale featured in Monsters, the new collection from Paul, launched at Edge-Lit 4. Monsters is also available as a large-format paperback from Amazon and other good dealers…
We also launched a very limited hardcover version of Monsters — signed and numbered and limited to just 30 copies. As an added incentive, each hardcover comes with a free DVD of The Weeping Woman film., directed by Mark Steensland.
Paul Kane is one hell of a talented and visionary writer — Simon Clark
Paul Kane is a first rate storyteller, never failing to marry his insights into the world and its anguish with the pleasures of phrases eloquently turned. — Clive Barker
Paul Kane’s lean, stripped-back prose is a tool that’s very much fit for purpose. He knows how to make you want to avoid the shadows and the cracks in the pavement. — Mike Carey
Kane finds the everyday horrors buried within us, rips them out and serves them up in these deliciously dark tales. — Kelley Armstrong
You want to meet monsters? No need to travel to the end of known world, enter the forest, pay to enter the freak show, look in the mirror or under your bed. Just turn the page. — From the Introduction by Nicholas Vince
[the} mark of a good book, especially a good horror, is the ability of the story to stay with you long after you’ve read it. Something of a cliché in this day and age, perhaps, but nevertheless true. After I put this book down and went about my day, I found myself often thinking about werewolves, vampires, cuddly demons and the rag and bone men of yesteryear. Which to this jaded horror fan is no easy feat. In summery: buy this, read it and remember what it’s like to be scared of monsters — Stormblade Productions
…when he is on form there are strong ideas here to raise the heaviest of eyebrows, and make you turn back to that monster on the front cover for company. –– Scream
A rare thing for a collection of short stories to all hit the mark. There’s usually a dud or two lurking somewhere in the volume. Yet, Paul Kane’s Monsters delivers on all counts with a macabre collection of horror shorts that kept me entertained for hours. After I put this book down and went about my day, I found myself often thinking about werewolves and vampires, cuddly demons and the rag and bone men of yesteryear. Which to this jaded horror fan is no easy feat. In summery: buy this, read it and remember what it’s like to be scared of monsters. — Neil John Buchanan
It’s obvious from the first story Paul has a wonderful grasp of the monster genre and knows his shit when it comes to telling a good story. There’s not a tale in this collection that I didn’t like […] Paul Kane’sMonsters promises exactly what the title says. If you love monsters then you’ll love this book. You get zombies, werewolves, vampires, demons, possessed tongues and so much more. This book is a winner and it will definitely make my best of 2015 list at the end of year. — Rob Ridenour on the Clive Barker Podcast website
Loved this book with all it’s different monsters between Zombies, Dracula and other creatures that will make you want to keep a light on at night ;), A Chaos Demon is for Life did pull at my heartstrings and I will admit to having a tear in my eyes which you will understand why once you read this book 😀 I also really enjoyed reading Nightlife, Half-Life and Lifetime hmm wonder why I’d be drawn to Werewolves 😉 hahaha, if like me you already know of Paul’s work then some of his references will not be lost on you. All in all this is a must buy for all that love horror stories you will not be disappointed,– Helen Brannigan, Goodreads