Monday, December 2, 2013

Young Frankenstein (2013, CTH)

as Ziggy, the Village Idiot

Fall 2013, The Community Theatre of Howell

Young Frankenstein, officially known as The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, is a musical with a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. It is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, who has described it as his best film.[1] It is a parody of the horror film genre, especially the 1931 Universal Pictures adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Canopic Jars (2013, Great Old Ones)

"That's a Wrap"

Buy it HERE!

"From a filmmaker’s perspective, these stories are truly cinematic, with compelling plots and well-drawn characters ... It’s anthologies like these that will inspire a new generation of storytellers and keep the current ones working overtime to move and entertain." From the Foreword by Patrick Rea, director of the Lionsgate Film, Nailbiter. Their desiccated corpses creep through dusty desert crypts and cursed bogs; crowded old world bazaars and desolate no man's lands. Most of all, they haunt the darkest of our dreams, unleash the deepest of our fears, for once they were us. Exhume terrifying secrets and unravel truths best left entombed. A horror anthology including tales from H. P. Lovecraft, T.G. Arsenault, Michael Bailey, Eric S. Brown, Judi Ann Calhoun, Tracy L. Carbone, Karen Dent, Roxanne Dent, Jonathan Dubey, Allen Dusk, Melissa M. Gates, Marianne Halbert, David Hayes, Michael Hughes, Joe Knetter, Esther S. Leiper-Estabrooks, John McIlveen, Gregory L. Norris, Philip C. Perron, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Douglas B. Poirier, James Pratt, M.J. Preston, Kyle Rader, Suzanne Robb, Gord Rollo, Lawrence Santoro, Brett A. Savory, B.E. Scully, Henry Snider, and Erin Thorne.

Pegged (2014, Dynatox Ministries)


Get it HERE!

Ritual abuse and fetishism go together like peas and carrots. A hyper-acute case of podophilia forces a young man into a life of sef-loathing and habitual self-punishment including dating amputees. That is, until he finds the perfect foot. The owner of that foot has a different type of fetish... one that a devoted lover would give an arm and a leg for.

Limited to 52 copies (because there are 26 bones in the human foot...and humans have two feet...)

13 Quick Shivers (2013, Daily

"Basement Guillotine"

Available HERE!

13 Quick Shivers from is a different kind of graphic literature. This anthology collects a baker's dozen of 100-word horror tales that each re-tell a nightmare posted on The twist is that each story is graphically typeset to enhance the mood. Contributors to this volume include notable horror writers as K. Trap Jones, David C. Hayes and Joseph Spagnola.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Loveless (2013, Blood Bound Books)


"Till death do us part . . . sometimes."

When a hapless explorer disturbs the watery grave of Muriel Wallace, a terrifying chain of events is put into motion. Corey Rockland, sheriff of a sleepy Georgia town, must now unravel the mystery behind a corrupt family and a broken heart dating back to the Civil War. Unless he can find a way to stop her, Muriel will unleash her vengeance on anyone she deems loveless.

“This is a great summer read . . . unless you happen to be by a lake . . . or the ocean . . . or by a pool . . ." ~ P. D. Cacek, Bram Stoker Award-winning author

Friday, April 19, 2013

Alter Egos (2013, Source Point Press)

"The Savage Sword of King Conrad"

Available Soon!

Alter Egos is an anthology of super hero stories of brand new heroes with excellent powers and awesome abilities. Except for King Conrad, of course. He is a modern-day barbarian and embodies everything that we Americans find 'manly.' Uugh. The best part is that each story has some cool artwork of the main character. Check out Robert Knight's vision of King Conrad below!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ghastly! Omnibus (2013, Hazardous Press)


Available HERE!

From Hazardous Press: Against our better judgment and advice from counsel, we have a collection acceptance to announce. We will be publishing the Ghastly! Omnibus, from HWA and Dramatists Guild member David C. Hayes, a collection of his screenplays in an easy-to-read format. David is known for his horror and horror comedies such as Back Woods, Blown, Blood Orgy of the Damned, Dark Places, and other movies enjoyed by people you would never allow in your home.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Cannibal Fat Camp (2013, Thunderstorm Books)


Buy it HERE in Paperback or Audio!

The new 'splatire' novella from the team of Mark C. Scioneaux and David C. Hayes is sure to hit the spot!  

From the publisher: "Miles Landish couldn't help himself. He eats and eats and eats and eats just to fill an empty, gaping, hole in his self esteem. Nothing ever seems to fill that hole, even the five star meals Miles' wealthy parents make possible. So, as a last resort, Miles attends Camp Tum Tum, a weight control camp for spoiled teens. What happens there is only hinted at in high social circles, but the truth must be told. Facing starvation, the campers at Tum Tum make a decision that very few human beings have made. That decision turns Camp Tum Tum into... Cannibal Fat Camp!"

Capstone Literary Journal, Volume 2 (2013, Kaplan)


From Kaplan University: The School of General Education is pleased to announce the publication of Capstone, Volume Two—the spring edition!  Volume Two celebrates fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and photography from participants from all over Kaplan.

Join us in celebrating Kaplan’s talented artists by taking a look at the newest issue!

Keep an eye out for Capstone’s fall issue call for submissions coming soon, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for Capstone’s Literary Festival coming in August in which artists from Volume Two (spring issue) and Volume Three (fall issue) will be featured.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

High Stakes (2013, Evil Jester Press)


Available March 26, 2013!

This anthology is fang-tastic. Dacre Stoker, the great grandnephew of Bram Stoker and author of Dracula Undead, has graciously agreed to write the Foreword. Also opening the anthology will be a new poem by the Bram Stoker Award winning poet Linda Addison. Within the pages of High Stakes you will also discover 10 original new vampire stories from today’s most exciting horror authors all with the theme of “games” in play. Authors include: Jonathan Maberry, Jeff Strand, Joe McKinney, Sephara Giron, Michael Hanson, Roh Morgan, Rain Graves and JG Faherty!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

D.O.A. II (2013, Blood Bound Books)


From Blood Bound Books!

This Fourth of July, celebrate your 1st amendment rights with the release of DOA, Volume II.

Our most popular anthology is back. Loved by some, hated by others; DOA is unlike any other anthology we’ve done before. And DOA II will shatter whatever taboos you had left from the first round.

Authors include:

Wrath James White
Jack Ketchum
J. F. Gonzalez
Robert Devereaux
David Quinn
Monica J. O’Rourke
Shane McKenzie

Daniel I Russell
Raymond Little
Laura J. Campbell
Calie Voorhis
Thomas Pluck
Ken MacGregor
Kristopher Triana
J.S. Reinhardt
Harper Hull
Joshua Dobson
Kerry G.S. Lipp
Anton Cancre
K. Trap Jones
D. Lynn Smith
Robert Essig
Kelly M. Hudson
Gregory L. Norris
Matt Kurtz
John McNee
David Bernstein

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sinister Visions (2013)

as Charles Albert Harris

Horror anthology SINISTER VISIONS is making its way out on the world as we speak – cinematic showings are planned during the summer in the UK, Italy and Spain and a DVD release for the North American market is planned for early autumn. The cover art has just been revealed, see below this text.


Are you ready for a terror attack combining both succubi, women possessed by demons, serial killers in electric chairs, aggressive zombies, avengeful crazy women, men with very deep emotional scars and ofcourse a fair amount of amputation and gore? SINISTER VISIONS consists of five grueling horror stories to make your bones freeze.

SUCCUBUS is about a beautiful young blonde, Emma, studying to become an archeologist. On an excavation trip to Syria she finds something in the sand that is about to change her life completely. She hurries home hoping to be able to escape it, but she is about to get wiser.

MY UNDEAD GIRLFRIEND is a twisted story with a lot of morbid, dark humor, telling the story of the day Keith woke up next to his girlfriend who had out of the blue turned into a flesh eating undead and tonight he is about to meet her parents for the first time! This day is going to be a bit out of the ordinary!

MOTHER KNOWS BEST is the story about Carl, a somewhat shy man preparing for a date with his childhood sweetheart, Rebecca. Carl’s mother has quite a few objections about the date and she is not too shy to express them, though.

In A WOMAN SCORNED we meet Gail tied to a bed by Holly. Gail have had the nerve to start a relationship with Richard, who unfortunately is Holly’s former husband – and Gail does not approve at all!

Finally, GENITAL GENOCIDE presents us to serial killer Charles Albert Harris who, sitting on death row waiting for the switch to be turned on, takes us through his crimes while the audience of the court room listens. Harris wants a last reaction out of the audience that consists of many relatives of his audience – and a reaction he gets.

SINISTER VISIONS is a collaboration between filmmakers from USA, UK, Sweden and Denmark and features works from skilled writers such as Garry Charles, Stefan Bommelin, Henric Brandt, Rasmus Tirzitis, Cody Cather, Doug Gehl and Lars Egholm Fischmann while the directing has been in the capable hands of Henric Brandt, Doug Gehl and Kim Sønderholm.

Starring: Kim Sønderholm, David C. Hayes, Michael Harrelson, Debbie Overbey, Rob Douglas, Rick Dyer, Daren Palacio, Bart Overbey, Brian Weir, Liana Hubbard, Tori Montgomery, Pamela Ricardo, Peg Thon, Kat Herlo, Miriam Yeager, Nadia Bond, Lars Bjarke, Ralf Beck, Pontus Olgrim, Camilla Löjdström, Andreas Rylander, Stefan Jonasson, Babs Brinklund, Mehrnaz Bagheri Beiknejad, Mette Løvendahl, Toke Lars Bjarke, Nadine and many, many others.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

American Guignol (2013, Blood Bound Books)



The curtain parts, revealing a darkened stage. A bloodcurdling scream rips the silence and the dim footlights sputter and rattle, throwing sparks into the audience. One can never know who... or what... will appear on this stage. You've purchased a ticket and been ushered to a seat at the Guignol where anyTHING is possible! Hold on to your programs, kiddies, as David C. Hayes takes you on a singsong trip into his dark imagination. Nothing is taboo at the Guignol whether it be he/she carnival performers and their unique gifts, a lonely man that finds a way to pleasure himself with pests or even a ten-year-old's version of Crayola-inspired vengeance. When it all becomes too gruesome, change gears and laugh a little... even if you feel bad about it. Stories written specifically for a Theatre of the Macabre dot this collection. If J. Edgar Hoover in drag isn't up your alley, find out what happens when the monster under the bed picks the wrong kid to scare or kick back and read about the exploits of those crazy swamp misogynists as they hunt down a Bayou vixen. This is American Guignol, baby... anything goes.

"I'll start by helping you out. Guignol is the main character in a French puppet show which has come to bear his name. American Guignol is a clever play on that name, and after reading the outstanding introduction by HAYES, he really wants to immerse you in the AMERICAN GUIGNOL, an experience he creates with this collection of stories.

His promises of comedy, horror, taboo and gore are expertly fulfilled. Should there ever really be an American Guignol, it probably would look something like this.

My original idea to review every story and talk about them individually fell flat. This collection puts on a show, and every story is a part of that. I tried to read it in as large swathes as possible, HAYES builds up a momentum and plays with the tones of each story so well, that they work together in the same way that foods compliment one another.

It's hard to say 'this story was my favorite' or 'this story was weak'. In the end, it is all part of the "production".

Flash fiction, plays, short stories and other forms or prose form a cohesive work. In an era of collections that either don't have a theme or loosely stick too it, AMERICAN GUIGNOL suprises with it's full form, the sum of its parts. Previously published work coasts in equilibrium with new content, all guided along by the deft hands of DAVID C. HAYES.

5 Stars - David Anderson"

From Melissa DePaolo at Wicked
"David C. Hayes’ American Guignol is a collection of 20 short horror stories and plays. The name is based on a theater in Paris well known for its explicitly violent plays combined with odd bits of comedy thrown in to lighten the mood. David pays homage to “The Theatre du Grand-Guignol” quite well with this anthology.
Within this book, David takes you on a journey that involves stomach vaginas, vengeance, fetus zombies, and swamp hillbillies. It does a fairly good job of walking the lines between thought-provoking horror, snarky comedy, and gut-wrenching tragedy. Some of the highlights include “Trevor and the Box of 64”, “I Am Going To Kill Me”, “’neath”, and “Oh, Holy Night”.

The prevailing theme of many of these stories seems to be justice in many forms including for the fearful, lonely, and innocent. The justice itself takes many forms, none of which I’ll discuss because I do not want to give away anything. However, not every story deals with justice. Some twist ideas involving signs of fate, ideas about historical figures J. Edgar Hoover and J.F.K, and even touches on the legend of Wenceslas.
Overall, this book is definitely worth a read and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys horror, gore, or has a perverse sense of justice. Every story is compelling and enjoyable. Definitely pick this one up."

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Montauk, AZ (2013)

as Deputy Mike

Available HERE on DVD!

Richard Clayton is a maintenance man at the local police station of the small town of Montauk, Arizona. He spends his days keeping the offices clean and the equipment running. He spends his nights drinking and killing the occasional prostitute. When a new officer arrives in town, Richard is instantly drawn to her. As his love for her grows, he tries desperately to change his ways, but his past has a way of catching up to him.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Steampunk Originals (2013, Arcana Studios)

"Gladiatrix: The Pneumatic Woman"

Coming in 2013 from Arcana Studios!

Steampunk Originals, Volume 1, is the first in a series of graphic novels that serve as an anthology for different steampunk-inspired stories. Illustrated by Thom Chiaramonte, Gladiatrx is just the primer for a poor, disfigured scientist using her intellect and amazing suit of armor to defend the rights of the powerless!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park (2013, CTH)

as Victor Velasco

February 2013, Community Theatre of Howell

Corrie Bratter and Paul Bratter are newly wed. For their first home, they live in an apartment on the top floor of a Brownstone in New York City. During the course of four days, the couple learn to live as a "couple" while facing the usual daily ups-and-downs. Corrie wants Paul to become more easy-going, to, for example, run "barefoot in the park."

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Werewolves in Heat (2013)

as Rabbi Lopez
Death Valley is a place where drunk college kids can run wild on weekends without fear of the police shutting them down. This small desert town is home to a local Biker gang known as the Legion of Outlaws, an MC who traffic drugs and prostitution through this quiet community. Death Valley is also a place where getting attacked by a werewolf is nothing out of the ordinary especially during a full moon. Werewolves in Heat is filled with intriguing characters both comical and frightening, setting up scenes with Romance, Comedy and intense Action, all the while pulling you in to this strange and visceral world of the college party lifestyle. Werewolves will satisfy fans of both Comedy and Horror genre. It’s AMERICAN PIE meets THE HOWLING with a dash of SOA.

Erie Tales V: Dreadful Delusions (2012, GLAHW)

"I Am Going to Kill Me"

We’ve a full asylum of fears and phobias, superstitions and shibboleths, one dozen hand-selected from the very best of our inmates. In this, the fifth edition of Erie Tales, your frights are made flesh – urban legends, old wives tales, and that phantasm your therapist has been trying all year to get you to shake. Stories by David C Hayes, Justin Holley, Seth Paul, Robert C. Eccles, David C Hayes, Michael Cieslak, John Pirog, James Frederick Leach, Tracy Stapleton, Ken MacGregor, Christopher Nadeau, Peggy Christie, and MontiLee Stormer, with illustrations by Ron Maxwell and Tony Steele.

This is the Annual Member-driven Anthology of GLAHW.