October #Horror Frenzy – Day Twenty Nine
The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population.
The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid’s Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best!
WHAT IS YOUR STATE OF HORROR?
The birth of a devil in the 18th century resonates in today’s world. A storm hits a small mountain town and the resident must evacuate, where will they go? Visit a zoo unlike any you have experienced. The sins of the past haunt the present in a once thriving industrial town. Discover what lies beneath the boardwalk. Take a walk down memory lane as a woman is haunted by that thing she most loved. Escaping from a zombie hoard may not be the worst danger you face. What does it really mean to “Keep it Jersey”?
Join us as we explore the modern interpretation of folklore, culture, and the uniqueness that is New Jersey through 13 tales of horror.
The United States is being torn apart by the Civil War. Brother fights brother and the country’s rivers run red with the blood of the dead. But the Confederates have lost their most important general, Jonathan ‘Stonewall’ Jackson and the South’s hopes of winning the war have dimmed…
During the South’s darkest hour, a letter arrives giving General Robert E. Lee instructions on a path to vengeance for Jackson’s death and a way to halt the Union army in the south. Now, something else has arisen and is hungry for revenge. The corpses of dead rebels are returning to life and they want to chew through the Northern war machine. Only in victory can their curse be ended and they can return to the ground for their final rest.
The Southern Devils are loose and the Civil War will never be the same.
Voices from the Gloom is an eclectic collection of tales that will echo in your mind, making you question what is real and what isn’t.
Whether it’s a mail delivery system with terrifying consequences, a sucker bet with an indelible foe, or a cellar full of family secrets – each of twelve stories contained within will leave you breathless and begging for more.
Let yourself get lost in the different voices. Let their horrific nature speak to you from the shadows. Let them pull you in and wring the marrow from your soul…