We're just one month away from the release of the C.H.U.D. LIVES! anthology, which features stories taking place before, during, and after the events of the 1984 cult monster movie C.H.U.D. I still can't believe this baby exists, but am thrilled to be a part of it with my punk rock horror tale "The Dwellers." Check out the official press release:
You can pre-order the eBook here, with trade paperback and audiobook versions available soon: C.H.U.D. LIVES! pre-order
My novella, CHEW TOYS, will be released in June as part of a 3-novella collection titled THREE A.M. WAKE-UP CALL: THE TERROR PROJECT VOLUME 3. This is (in case you just missed it!) the third novella collection from Books and Books Press and I'm very happy to be part of this fine series. Cover art will be revealed soon, so keep your eyes on the press' official web site: BOOKS AND BOOS PRESS
CHEW TOYS takes place in 1977, two weeks after the infamous Son of Sam was arrested. Notorious labrador Harvey (who allegedly ordered David Berkowitz to kill) is aggravated, so he hops the fence and begins to build an army of possessed serial killers. You've been warned...
My 4th exploitation novella for Dynatox Ministries, DEATH WITCH, is on the way. It has been receiving some fantastic pre-release reviews, and cover art should be here soon. Check out what some people are saying:
"DEATH WITCH is the kind of book I most enjoy reading -- one that makes me feel like I've witnessed something I wasn't supposed to see, and now I am complicit. Like a cross between I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE and PUMPKINHEAD (without the big rubber monster), it's a devilish drive-in cult flick set to prose. Hell, yeah!"
- James Newman, author of ODD MAN OUT, ANIMOSITY, and REVENGE FLICK!
“Nick Cato’s DEATH WITCH serves up exactly what the perfectly clever title promises—a grindhouse-style mashup of revenge exploitation and Giallo-inspired occult horror. This book is sure to please fans of Mario Bava and Brian Garfield. Just TRY not to imagine Barbara Steele starring in this. I dare you!”
- Bracken MacLeod, Bram Stoker Award nominated author of STRANDED and COME TO DUST.
"Nick Cato's love of exploitation cinema runs through all of his fiction, and here he offers a suitably mean and nasty take on the revenge genre. An over-the-top, gripping, and unsavory read." - Jeff Strand, author of BLISTER.
"The straight-forward, no-frills writing style turns DEATH WITCH into a lean and mean book easily consumed in a single sitting. It wouldn’t be hard to imagine it playing on old 42nd Street in New York."
- Evan Romero, pophorror.com
Check the publisher's site as more info unfolds: DYNATOX MINISTRIES
In October, BIZARRO PULP PRESS will be publishing my short story collection, THE SATANIC RITES OF SASQUATCH and other weird stories. The book features 14 tales, 5 appearing here for the first time. More news soon...
The first issue of the revamped DEEP RED magazine is almost here. This huge, 100-paged, square bound edition will be fetching crazy moolah on the second hand market, so secure your copy today while still at a sane price right here: DEEP RED
I'm absolutely thrilled to have a column in this magazine, which I pretty much lived for during its short but influential run in the 1980s. Most of the original staff is back, along with a bunch of us "new" whippersnappers. My column will focus on the NYC midnight movie scene, which has re-exploded since around 2010. This promises to be an absolutely gore-geous addition to any horror fan's collection.
My story, IL CINEMA DE LUCIFERO, will be published on this blog in a monthly serial format starting on April 7th...