Music-Inspired Horror Short Fiction Collection “SAVAGE BEASTS” Nabs FANGO Contributor!


Whether it’s a collection of small tales from a single artist and a compilation of chaotic minds under a thematic bill, horror short fiction collections are no stranger to fright fans. However, few ever get into the territory as Grey Matter Press’ SAVAGE BEASTS, which derives its scary stories under the guiding light of macabre music. And luckily, SAVAGE BEASTS has the talent behind it to rock into your nightmares, including frequent FANGO contributor Shawn Macomber among many, many others.

For those unfamiliar with SAVAGE BEASTS, here’s the official synopsis…

SAVAGE BEASTS is a compendium of modern horror influenced by some of the greatest names in music. These include rock icons Nine Inch Nails, Pink Floyd, The Cranberries, Genesis, Peter Gabriel and Tom Petty; Danish death metal group Pestilence; new wave and dancehall diva Grace Jones; Portuguese electronic house duo Underground Sound of Lisbon; indie rockers School of Seven Bells; classical composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms; as well as Walt Disney and the studio’s famous It’s a Small World, a song that was itself inspired by the 1962 US/USSR standoff known as the Cuban missile crisis.

Contributors to SAVAGE BEASTS include the Bram Stoker Award-nominated John F.D. Taff; Pushcart nominees Edward Morris and Konstantine Paradias; political and entertainment journalist Shawn Macomber, whose work has been published in FANGORIA, Maxim and the Wall Street Journal; editor-in-chief of the highly respected Jamais Vu magazine, Paul Michael Anderson; accomplished authors Karen Runge, E. Michael Lewis, Daniel Braum and J.C Michael; horror newcomer Maxwell Price; and T. Fox Dunham, author of the acclaimed novel The Street Martyr, soon to be released as a motion picture from Chicagos Throughline Films.


Piqued your eerie interest? You can find SAVAGE BEASTS for Kindle and Paperback HEREand keep an eye out for more from Macomber and Grey Matter Press in the near future here at FANGORIA.com!

About the author
Ken W. Hanley
Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel "THE I IN EVIL", and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
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