Apocalypse Manifesto

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Apocalypse Manifesto

by  Frankenstein Jones

cool-zombie-silhouette-clipart-d3kyzj-clipart I want to talk about the Apocalypse and I want to start by asking why nobody’s talking about it.  First, let me say that what I mean when I say “The Apocalypse” is the Zombie Apocalypse.  I’m not kidding.  Maybe people are going to say that it’s just something on TV or in the movies, but I want to ask: how many movies? How many TV shows? It’s everywhere—in books and comics and flash mobs and costume contests, and it just goes on and on.  All that must be coming from somewhere; it’s the zeitgeist, the collective unconscious.

And in most of those stories, the cause is never explained.  We’re afraid to ask that question because that will make it real.  The more times we see and hear the story, the more we deny it.  People want to pretend that it’s just a story when they should be figuring out what’s going to cause it and getting ready.  The religious may think it’s the Rapture.  It could be terrorism, some kind of biological weapon or radiation from the nuclear fallout after a war. That could make anything happen—maybe zombies, maybe giant ants! Continue reading

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Our First Q & A Video!

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Don’t mind my nerves, I’m not used to being on camera!

*CLOSED* Now Accepting Salem Poetry Submissions

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*CLOSED*

Now Accepting Poems About Salem, MA

‘Entombed in Verse: An Epitaph for Salem’

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FunDead Publications is now accepting poetry submissions about Salem,MA, or poems SET IN Salem, MA.  Close date is April 30th, 2017 May 31, 2017, at midnight.  While we enjoy many forms of poetry, we are specifically looking for classic styles, especially poems that tell a story, history, lore, or folk tale revolving around our home city of Salem.  We welcome poems about witch culture in Salem, but we’d also love story poems about the spice trade, pirates, or literary history.  We’d also love poems about the cemeteries, or or other spooky locations in Salem.   Remember, we are a horror publisher, so the darker the better!  Think: The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ANY POEM by Edgar Allen Poe, Rain on a Grave by Thomas Hardy, A Reminiscence by Anne Brontë. While poetry does not have to rhyme, we do enjoy when it does, but it is not a requirement for this anthology. Continue reading

‘O Horrid Night’ Gets Early Release!

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Surprise!  ‘O Horrid Night’ is now available, a whole week early!  You can snag a copy from our online store FunDeadShop, where we are running sales through tomorrow night (11/28).  You can get 10% off all shirts with the code: OHSHIRT, and a FREE shopping tote with the code: TOTESFREE.  We are also offering a bundle which includes our two 2016 book releases, ‘O Horrid Night’ and ‘Shadows in Salem’ with a $5 discount!  You can also get ‘O Horrid Night’ via Amazon.com, and it is also available for your Kindle!  This is the perfect holiday gift for a horror-lover, and a lover of traditional ghost stories.  Be sure to get it while it’s hot!

‘O Horrid Night: Chilling Holiday Tales for the Black-Hearted’ Gets Cover Art & a Release Date!

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Twas the month before Christmas at Castle FunDead,

And there was something stirring for all to dread.

A new book was ready to frighten the masses,

Something strange for horror-loving lads and lasses.

Pre-order your copy, so you get it right away,

On December third, the official release day!

(Click the cover art to pre-order from FunDead!)

 

*WIN* a FREE Paperback copy of Shadows in Salem!

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We’re giving away a few free copies of Shadows in Salem: Wicked Tales from the Witch City!  Visit the link below to our Facebook Giveaway page, and enter to win.  There are several very easy ways to earn points, the more you earn, the better your chance of winning one of the prizes!  And if your name isn’t drawn for Shadows in Salem, we’re also giving away some of our famous Undead Self-Help Pamphlets!  Simply click the picture above to go to the Rafflecopter Giveaway tab on our FB page.

 

Shadows in Salem Book Trailer

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the first FunDead Publications anthology, Shadows in Salem, will be released on September 6, 2016!  Each piece is a work of fiction set in our hometown, Salem, Ma, aka The Witch City. The collection features twenty writers from all over, a whopping seven of them local, being either from Salem, or very nearby.  We will be posting short bios and links about the writers on our Facebook page over the next few weeks.

To drum up some excitement, we’ve created a spooky trailer for your viewing enjoyment.  Take a look below and mark your calendar!  Shadows in Salem will be available in print on 9/6/16, local retailers TBA.  Print copies will be sold online through Amazon.com, as well.  We will also have eBook version available for Kindle and Nook.  Special release events are in the works and will be announced as soon as the information becomes available.

About Shadows in Salem:

“For anyone who knows the history, Salem, Massachusetts has more than a few stories to tell. Travel to the Witch City within the pages of these collected short stories, and know the captivating nature of one of the oldest towns in America.

Feel the summer breeze at Salem Willows and smell the scent of mulled cider drifting down Derby Street. See the wharf from a birds-eye-view, feel your toes in the sand while the sun sets over Dead Horse Beach, and find the secrets that reside in the very cracks of three-hundred-year-old tombstones in the Old Burying Ground. Spend a night among ghosts and witches and know the magic of Salem, where myth and legend collide with truth. Do beware, dear friends, for the Witch City has a dark side, and there is more to those legends than what you might read in the pages of a dusty old book. Remember to look over your shoulder, for you never know what shadows follow you down that dimly lit corridor.”

To be considered for any of our upcoming anthologies, please check our Submissions tab.