Time to get GRUESOME!
You never know what to expect from Terry M. West. A horror author who has delivered the scares for three decades, West chases his dark muse in any direction it goes. Old school creature feature, psychological horror, suspense, B-Movie cheese, humor, dystopia, and extreme horror so dark that it will leave a mark inside– West refuses categorization. But the one constant to his work: it is always one Hell of a ride. GRUESOME: A Gathering of Nightmares, collects some of his best fiction. Included in this 150,000 word collection: Don’t the Monsters All Get Scarier at Closing Time, Honger, Morsel, Turning Face, Picaro, It Makes You Sad, The Rose Man, Southern-Fried Hex (featuring the brand new tale, Cecil & Bubba meet a Drunk Gypsy), Hair and Blood Machine, Honger 2, All of the Flesh Served.
Includes an introduction by the one and only Hunter Shea. The older tales presented in Gruesome have been re-edited, polished, and in some cases expanded with all new material. The kindle edition is available here!
“Ravenous De Onheilige Honger” coming soon from MorbidbookS!
“Terry M. West hits the splatterpunk sub-genre with an atomic blast… a deliciously macabre and dangerously dark magnum opus by one of the most prolific writers in the horror industry. West’s prose flows like a pregnant river after a storm. It billows and blooms with unsettling imagery and nihilistic subtext.”Renier Palland, Horror Novel Reviews
WARNING: This story contains scenes of graphic gore and violence.
Hunger knows no friend but its feeder…
De onheilige honger (the unholy hunger) is a curse passed from a Dutch trapper in 1679. Those given the bite that never heals live forever, remember little of their previous lives, and every season they must partake of human flesh. They must eat. To the bone. They have been called many names. Boeman. Rakshasas. Wendigo. They are the eaters. And they live among us. RAVENOUS: De Onheilige Honger collects two of the most disturbing tales of Terry M. West’s career. They are presented here together for the first time.
Night Things TV Series in Development!
Joel Eisenberg and Steve Hillard’s Council Tree Productions (“The Chronicles of Ara,” “Then Again with Herbie J Pilato”) has acquired Night Things by Terry M. West to develop as a one-hour weekly horror/drama series.
A book series that began in 2013, Night Things imagines a world where monsters exist side by side with humanity. New York City has become a macabre melting pot. Vampires, werewolves, zombies and ghouls are now the new immigrants and they are chasing the American dream. The Night Things have become part of the system. Iconic “classic monsters” portray crime lords, pornographers, cult leaders, and street hustlers. New York City is run by Frankenstein’s Monster (Johnny Stücke). The Night Things fear Stücke and this dread is the only thing that keeps the city from being devoured.
With a liberal dose of violence, gore, and sexual content, Night Things is closer in tone to Breaking Bad and The Sopranos than Penny Dreadful.
“I envisioned Night Things as a TV series after I finished the first book,” Terry says. “I’m thrilled that Joel and Council Tree Productions see its potential. I’m very excited and grateful that my pitch will land on the desks of decision makers at major networks/streaming services. It’s a great opportunity and we are all working hard on it.”
Says Eisenberg: “Night Things is a blast. Council Tree opened the door to independent authors and we’ve been fortunate to discover true talents like Terry M.West. As a fan of Universal monster classics, what Terry has done to reinvent and, in some cases rejuvenate, these legendary creatures is in a class by itself. We’re anxious to get this one going.”
Council Tree Productions is jointly-owned by Eisenberg and Hillard, the latter owner of Council Tree Investors, a private equity firm responsible for developing, or advising on, several billion dollars in telecom investments, including Telemundo.
Night Things will be pitched to executives in the last quarter of 2017.
Picaro: A Tale of Extreme Horror
“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” Jean de La Fontaine
Houston, Texas. Summer, 1984
Binh Pham is a street hustler who suffers from narcolepsy. After his pimp is killed by a Mexican drug cartel, Binh realizes they are coming for him next. On the run, he thumbs his way down Interstate 45, a heavily wooded straight shot between Houston and Dallas. He meets Paul Marrane, an eccentric and charismatic road scholar. Paul travels with Binh, acting as protector and friend. But Paul’s odd behavior soon turns dangerous. Convinced his road companion is a lethal psychopath, Binh discovers Paul Marrane is much worse than that. As the two men travel the dusty road, their odyssey becomes a harrowing nightmare from which there is no escape. PICARO is a bloody road trip to Hell from acclaimed author of horror, Terry M. West.
WARNING: This story contains scenes of extreme violence and gore. Not for the squeamish or easily offended. Reader discretion is advised.
All of the Flesh Served
“A brilliant and disturbing dystopian fever dream. If this is in our future, pray you’re not alive to be a part of it.” –Hunter Shea, author of We Are Always Watching & The Jersey Devil
“All of the Flesh Served is a haunting soliloquy written by an experienced author with a stern voice.”-Horror Novel Reviews
“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”― Voltaire
Any record of the 45th that does not recognize him as a prophet is propaganda and a lie. False history. The truth is with the 45th. His word is absolute for it is God’s word…
Hundreds of years after the great cataclysm, the Ministry of the 45th survive in a network of scientific bunkers. The last bastion of the old holy order, the 45th are bent on rebuilding the scorched earth and eliminating God’s enemies. The Ministry wages a war against the mutant topsiders that occupy the dead states of the Soviet Union of America. Defending the 45th are the Red Guard, genetically engineered soldiers who are programmed to obey through their lifebrand. Dr. Morgan is a serviceman for Unit 468 of the Red Guard. His lifebrand being medicine, Dr. Morgan is the longest surviving field medic to serve. But Dr. Morgan is a deeply conflicted man with violent fantasies that contradict his pledge to preserve life. After escaping an abduction by the topsiders, Dr. Morgan’s faith is cracked. During a furlough in the high Chancellor’s bunker, Dr. Morgan is hailed a hero and taken off the front lines. But he soon realizes that someone has altered his lifebrand and lifted the veil that concealed the greatest deception ever perpetrated. Dr. Morgan has just become the most dangerous man in the wastelands. And when he discovers who the real enemy is, the revelation unleashes a fury strong enough to destroy what is left of the earth.
All of the Flesh Served is a disturbing vision of what could one day come.