Those who do not learn from history are doomed to (rep)eat it.
A mother and daughter negotiate the Oregon Trail with grisly results; an elementary teacher watches the carnage of The Challenger explosion spill over into her own classroom. A possible prospector traveling west is drawn to an isolated inn where no one walks away hungry; a 1950s housewife shares the gruesome repertoire of behavior expected of a proper lady. Prohibition and women’s suffrage, the Civil War and the Vietnam War, the JFK assassination conspiracy and the Y2K hysteria: the annals of American history are reimagined with a side order of cannibalism by twenty of the biggest names writing horror fiction today.
Forget what you read in the textbooks.
Everything you were taught about the Land of Liberty is about to be history.
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“Texas is the Reason”
After getting called to the scene of a bizarre motel murder, a young Dallas police officer finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy involving a wealthy and powerful Texas family.
“Tiki Bar at the Edge of Forever”
High school seniors Ihaka and Mel’s struggle with Ihaka’s Hawaiian heritage and to find their place in a changing world becomes stranger and more complex when they learn that there are terrible killings happening in their suburban realm.
The West never offered promises, and Death was never far away. The Gold Rush brought destruction, fortune, and flesh; Maria Violetta is a woman who lives on the fringes of this world at The Bellows Inn, where no one walks away hungry and some never leave.
(or The Short, Happy Life of Elena de Hoyos)”
In 1930s Key West, a famous author is lured by the island’s most infamous resident to witness his latest attempt at resurrecting a lost love.
“Seasons Out of Time”
In 1974, against the backdrop of a recession and gas shortage, a suburban cannibal entices his first victim, and in parallel to his contemporaries Bundy, Gacey, and BTK, begins a reign of terror.
A woman is interrogated regarding her involvement in a deadly stand-off between the FBI and a cult in Waco, Texas.
A Cree Indian braves the Canadian wilderness in search of food for his family, only to discover he is on the menu.
John joins two hippie women to have dinner at their home, a self-sufficient commune.
“The Hungry Wives of Bleak Street”
It's sunny 1950s California, and the well-coiffed wives on Bleak Street are expected to put a special ingredient in every meal: a slice of their own flesh.
“The Flannigan Cure”
For a physician in a state embroiled in the fire of Prohibition teetotalers, sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.
“Go at Throttle Up”
On January 28, 1986, the country watched in horror as the Challenger exploded 73 seconds into its flight. Meanwhile, at the Shadwell Day School, a different sort of horror was unfolding.
“And the Window Was Boarded Shut”
The women of the suffrage movement encountered relentless misogyny and grim obstacles, and after she is arrested for picketing, Becky faces both. This time, however, the outcome will be unexpectedly dreadful.
When a soldier returns home from the Vietnam War, his friends and family fear he may have come home with a drug addiction, but his seven-year-old son knows it's something much, much worse.
A mother and daughter become lost in the wilderness, and the darker side of maternal instinct manifests as they both struggle to survive the unforgiving conditions of the frontier.
“Let’s Hear It for the Boy”
During the rise of the 1980s AIDS epidemic, a sick and heartbroken man is part of a sinister experiment, while a fearful and homophobic nation looks on.
“The Lost Diary”
In 1587, the entire colony of Roanoke vanished into thin air. When Governor John White returned three years later, all that remained were mysterious carvings in two trees and a diary telling a horrific tale, tucked among a chest of the governor's belongings.
In the aftermath of the catastrophic Johnstown Flood of 1889, a survivor endeavors to prevent an act of revenge which would certainly result in further violence and bloodshed, but once arriving at the mountaintop source of the deluge, confronts an unforeseen horror.
“Ozark Devil Cult Blues”
A former captain in the Union army travels back to his Ozark home years after the war to make amends with an old rival, only to encounter horrors so depraved that the war seems like a pleasant spring afternoon by comparison.
“When a Stranger Bites”
A mother and daughter's plans to watch the Apollo moon landing are spoiled by an uninvited guest.
As a family awaits the collapse of civilization at the turn of the millennium, the father considers the potential upside.