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Voices of the Damned

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  • Author:Barbie Wilde
  • Artist:Clive Barker
  • Publication Date:October 2015
  • ISBN:978-1-909640-40-5 (Dlx Hcvr) / 978-1-909640-35-1 (Hcvr) / 978-1-909640-36-8 (Pbck)
  • Edition:Deluxe Hardcover / Trade Hardcover / Trade Paperback
  • Page Count:224

" In this impressive collection of short stories, actor Wilde (who played the Female Cenobite in the film classic Hellbound: Hellraiser II) reveals a world of beautiful fear. The most delightfully terrifying entries form the Cilicium Trilogy, which reveals the complex origin and destiny of Sister Cilice. This character-focused exploration is sensual in its brutality. In "Writer's Block," Wilde combines the psychological torture of an unknown artist with the erotic egotism of fandom to create a fascinating sexual horror. She creates a dreadful family legacy in "Botophobia," in which there are not merely skeletons in the closet but unworldly powers hidden in the basement. Wilde's mastery of shocking violence is given full rein in subjects ranging from reclusive self-imprisonment to the exploration of European nightmares. As much a chilling collection of frightful fiction as a delight for the darker senses, this is a satisfying triumph in a befitting, unforgiving, style."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Enter into the mind of Barbie Wilde, whose disturbing interior world teems with the voices of rebellious female demons, devilish witches, semen-hungry neo-vampires, raging gods and home invaders, the fiends of sleep paralysis, pint-sized store-front preachers with a whiff of sulfur, body horrors of the most grotesque kind, clandestine aliens and Zulu zombies.

These truly are the Voices of the Damned: eleven short horror stories from Barbie Wilde, actress (Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Death Wish 3) and dark crime-horror novelist (The Venus Complex). Fangoria has called Wilde "one of the finest purveyors of erotically charged horror fiction around."

Each story is accompanied by seductive, haunting, full colour artworks and illustrations created by some of the most imaginative artists in the genre: Clive Barker, Nick Percival, Steve McGinnis, Daniele Serra, Eric Gross, Tara Bush, Vincent Sammy, & Ben Baldwin.

Foreword by Chris Alexander, Editor in Chief, Fangoria
Afterword by the Soska Sisters

Artwork & Illustrations by

Clive Barker
Nick Percival
Steve McGinnis
Daniele Serra
Eric Gross
Tara Bush
Vincent Sammy
Ben Baldwin

We’ve had some special Deluxe Hardcover Editions printed for the last month of publication with a premium full colour matte finish interior.

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