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Malevolent Dark Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction 2018

MalevolentDark.com Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction of 2018 

MalevolentDark.com Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction of 2018

Make sure to check out Lionel’s Top 10 List for 2017

 

Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction of 2018 - Compiled by Lionel Ray Green

1. Full Brutal by Kristopher Triana 

A vicious tale told through the eyes of a popular 16-year-old cheerleader who plunges into sex, madness, murder, and beyond in a novel that more than lives up to its title. By the two-time Splatterpunk Award-winning author of The Night Stockers (with Ryan Harding).

 

Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction of 2018 - Compiled by Lionel Ray Green

2. Kill for Satan! by Bryan Smith 

A Satanic cult targets virgins on Halloween during an all-day horror movie marathon. By the two-time Splatterpunk Award-winning author of Dirty Rotten Hippies and Other Stories. Be sure to read our review of Smith’s 2009 extreme horror backwoods classic Depraved.

 Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction of 2018 - Compiled by Lionel Ray Green

3. DJStories by David J. Schow 

The first recipient of the J.F. Gonzalez Lifetime Achievement Award, Schow is a legend among Extreme Horror/Splatterpunk authors. DJStories is a collection of his greatest hits, featuring 30 stories covering four decades of his career.

 

Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction of 2018 - Compiled by Lionel Ray Green

4. Splatterpunk Forever edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power 

With an introduction by Glenn Rolfe, Splatterpunk Forever is a charity anthology that features 11 tales of Extreme Horror, including the Splatterpunk Award-winning short story “The Seacretor” by Ryan Harding.

 

Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction of 2018 - Compiled by Lionel Ray Green

5. Monsters of Any Kind edited by Alessandro Manzetti and Daniele Bonfanti 

A monster-themed anthology featuring 18 stories by Ramsey Campbell, David J. Schow, Edward Lee, Jonathan Maberry, Lucy Taylor, Owl Goingback, Damien Angelica Walters, Bruce Boston, Cody Goodfellow, Monica J. O’Rourke, Michael Bailey, Erinn L. Kemper, Mark Alan Miller, Jess Landry, Santiago Eximeno, Gregory L. Norris, Greg Sisco, and Michael Gray Baughan.

 

Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction of 2018 - Compiled by Lionel Ray Green

6. Nightmares in Ecstasy by Brendan Vidito 

A collection featuring 13 stories of surreal body horror billed as literary hardcore fiction for fans of David Cronenberg, Junji Ito, and Clive Barker.

 

Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction of 2018 - Compiled by Lionel Ray Green7. Welcome to the Show compiled by Doug Murano and Matt Hayward 

A themed anthology featuring 17 stories that trace the disturbing history of a fictional San Francisco music venue. Featuring stories by Brian Keene, John Skipp, Mary SanGiovanni, Robert Ford, Max Booth III, Glenn Rolfe, Matt Hayward, Bryan Smith, Matt Serafini, Kelli Owen, Jonathan Janz, Patrick Lacey, Adam Cesare, Alan M Clark, Somer Canon, Rachel Autumn Deering, and Jeff Strand.

 

Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction of 2018 - Compiled by Lionel Ray Green

8. Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 3 edited by Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax 

Red Room Press presents the previous year’s best Extreme Horror in an anthology featuring work by Annie Neugebauer, Ryan Harding, Robert Levy, Nathan Ballingrud, Luciano Marano, Octavia Cade, Tim Waggoner, Matt Shaw, Dani Brown, Glenn Gray, R. Perez de Pereda, Brian Hodge, Bracken MacLeod, Douglas Ford, Tim Curran, Adam Howe, Sean Patrick Hazlett, Daniel Marc Chant, Nathan Robinson, and Scott Smith.

 

Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction of 2018 - Compiled by Lionel Ray Green

9. Walking Alone: Short Stories by Bentley Little

Called “the horror poet laureate” by Stephen King, Bram Stoker Award-winning novelist Bentley Little offers 27 tales in his collection, masterfully manipulating the mundane into twisted narratives of macabre delight.

 

Top 10 Extreme Horror Fiction of 2018 - Compiled by Lionel Ray Green

10. Cockblock by C.V. Hunt

Two women suddenly find themselves in a world where men have gone mad and transformed into violent sexual predators. Two-time Splatterpunk Award-winning author Bryan Smith highly recommended Cockblock, saying the novella “reconfigures the familiar trope of a zombie outbreak in a daring way that taps into the current zeitgeist, resulting in an important tome of outrage and resistance.”

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