What would you do if you found out your compulsions were not your fault?
That something else had been controlling you all along?
What would you do if you discovered there was a dark part of you, a part of humanity, that was put there by an entity older than the stars?
Vince is binge-eating himself into an early grave. He cannot resist the voice inside that encourages him to gorge, an instinctive reaction to every strong emotion.
Finding it increasingly more difficult to live with, he vows to do anything to rid himself of it.
Even if it means stooping to new lows and levels of degradation of which he never considered himself capable.
YOUR FRIGHTFUL SPIRIT STAYED
Something happened deep in Charlie's past to make him the way he is. Something causes the visitations, the disturbances, the ghosts. Is it something in his current life or something from a previous existence? Something haunts Charlie, has followed him for years. Something relentless and unstoppable. Something that only wants to torment, torture and ruin. Something that will chase him to the grave..
Way back in the distant mists of February 2020, we began to hear reports of a deadly virus that originated in China. But this new virus soon ripped its path through the world, like an invading hoarde, killing without prejudice until it finally found its way to our door. This book is inspired by our experiences of the UK lockdown, and how we might navigate the new, post-covid world. Is this the beginning of the end, or just the end of the beginning?
Join us for a trip down Corona-Nation Street, with stories and poetry that are horrifying, haunting, hilarious, horny, heartfelt and hopeful.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the NHS.
CONTENTS MAY UNSETTLE
The fourth collection of prose by David Court, author of "The Shadow Cast by the World", "Forever and Ever, Armageddon" and "Scenes of Mild Peril".. Features twenty tales of madness and obsession, treachery, super-heroics and apocalyptic dystopias.
This is a public service announcement on behalf of Burdizzo Books. Ghosts in the machine? Killer currents? Demonic disturbances? Then you need Sparks!
Keep your family safe from bulbs and batteries that go bump in the night by reading Sparks. 15 electrifying tales of horror, sci-fi, bizarro and fantasy. Visit post-apocalyptic nightmare worlds, listen to recordings of the dead, feel the friction of electric lady love and be struck by lightning from the past.
Plug in, turn on, tune in and get buzzed. Sparks – it’s alive!
WELCOME TO A TOWN CALLED HELL
A mysterious suicide. An Airbus A380 heads over the Colorado mountains, before crashing through the snow clouds. The only bridge over the River Styx is taken out. No phones, no internet, no communication with the outside world. Then things start to get strange.
Welcome To A Town Called Hell. This collaborative collection of short stories takes place over the last seven days in Hell. Poisonous green slime, murderous rampages, talking trees, rogue wolf-packs – the residents of Hell are having a bad week!
UNDER THE WEATHER
What do you do when it's raining cats and dogs... and pigs and whales? Take refuge in 15 stories of wild and wicked weather.
They will freeze you to the core, they will soak you to the bone.
You will find no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow, no sunshine after the rain. Just thunder and lightning that's very, very frightening.
There's a storm coming...
VISIONS FROM THE VOID
ThIs Is NoT a NoRmAl AnThOlOgY… If you are expecting a neat, predictable set of stories TURN BACK NOW! If you want horror but hate bizarro or getting “the feels” THEN STEP AWAY! This collection of tales is what happens when one man’s art meets 12 authors fiction, and when writers are free to ignore their genre of choice and typical story conventions.
12 eye-challenging op-art designs were used to inspire these 12 mind-bending stories, which contain everything from futuristic sci-fi to fantastical comedy, and heartfelt life musings to near-cosmic nihilism.
This is VISIONS FROM THE VOID
BURDIZZO MIX TAPE VOLUME 1
Burdizzo Book's Matty-Bob and Em invited some of their favourite indie authors to write stories inspired by their most beloved songs.
The result is Burdizzo Mix-Tape Vol.1, their most diverse anthology yet. These are tunes that resonate from the beach to the mountains, from rain dogs to spirits in the sky, from Old Ones to cold ones. Be it multi-dimensional romance across space and time, Cold War sexual paranoia, campfire cowboys, gypsy caravans or demented disco balls, there is a song for everyone within these pages.
If music be the food of love, read on.
WERWOLF - THE PREQUEL TO FUR
In the closing months of the Second World War Lieberman will investigate anything if there is a possibility of it aiding his country's successful victory over Europe, even the supernatural.
Deep within the heart of the Black Forest there lives a family with a dark secret, after generations of living reclusive it is about to be exposed by the worst kind of people.
Aging scientist Victor Krauss can not believe what they have found. For fear of retribution against him and his wife it is up to him to discover their secret biology, and find out whether it can be replicated, and how it works, whatever the costs.
The old aged pensioners of Boxford are very set in their ways, loyal to each other and their daily routines. With families and loved ones either moved on to pastures new or maybe even the next life, these folk can get dependant on one another.
But what happens when the natural ailments of old age begin to take their toll? What if they were given the opportunity to heal and overcome the things that make every day life less tolerable? What if they were given this ability without their consent?
When a group of local thugs attack the village's wealthy Victor Krauss they unwittingly create a maelstrom of events that not only could destroy their home, but everyone in and around it. Are the old folk the cause or the cure of the horrors?
BENEATH THE LEAVES
Autumn, the crisp crackling of leaves, the fading from green to brown. Beneath The Leaves features 15 Autumn related tales from the Burdizzo Crew.
12 DAYS: 2016
2016 saw the launch of Burdizzo Books 12days anthology. It began with twelve stories based on each day of the twelve days of Christmas. These are those stories in a collected separate volume.
12 DAYS: STOCKING FILLERS
Burdizzo Books' first ever charity anthology, a horror anthology of SEASONAL and NOT SO SEASONAL delights. With a short story by horror legend Graham Masterton!
12 DAYS: 2017
12days is back once again with twelve more versions of each line from the famous Christmas song. See what wonders they inspired this year.
THE REVEREND BURDIZZO'S
From all over the world, from every race and nationality there are many different religions and beliefs. Hymns tell tales of myriad gods. Angry gods hurling fire and brimstone at the disbelievers, promising eternal damnation in hellish post-life realms. Others sing praises of ancient feet treading on freshly tilled earth, spreading happiness and love. Reverend Burdizzo has rounded up a congregation of voices to sing to you these new hymns. Come join him in his choir and sing these new songs of praise. They will put the fear of God into you.
THE CHILDREN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GARDDEN
At the edge of the coastal city of Seadon, behind a dilapidated farmhouse surrounded by rotten trees, something titters and calls. The Gardden. Its playful voice promises games, magic, wonders, lies – and roaring torrents of blood.
The Gardden speaks not only to its eccentric keeper, but also to the deviants of Seadon’s criminal underworld: a restless goth, a cheating waster, a sullen concubine, a perverted drug baron, and a murderous sociopath. Haunted by shadowed things with coal-black eyes, they’ll soon be lured to a place where nightmares become flesh, secrets rise from the dark, and a voice coaxes them to play and stay, yes yes yes, forever.
What do you get if you cross a knobless wizard with a team of radioactive religious fanatics, a foul demon, a coven of senile, pervy devil worshippers, and the world’s crappiest con men? This book. Cursed from a young age, Seamus has since spent his life practising - and cocking up - the mysterious occult arts. When one day he happens upon a book offering him the chance to wreak vengeance upon the demonic entity who stole his dangly bits and reversed his digestive system, he didn’t think twice. Unfortunately, Seamus’s decision to summon the legendary Nameless One will endanger not only his life, but also his next door neighbour’s. Oh - and the fate of the universe, too. And so begins a caper that will squish your brains into mush and make blood erupt from your nether regions. Surely you don’t want to miss that, right?
The dead never stayed buried in New Orleans.After Us, The Flood is a nightmare tale set among the drowned buildings of Hurricane Katrina. Can Low Jenkins and his small band of jazz fiends and party animals survive the flood? Something is stirring in the water...With bonus story 'Mama's Here.' Which is stronger? A mother's love, or the hatred that burns at 3am?
"Em Dehaney nailed it with this NOLA tale - an horrific bite of The Big Easy." Lydian Faust, author of Forest Underground
On a moonshadow wintry night,
When the sky is a lake of black ink
Afloat with the bloom of the dying light,
The Wassailers will come to drink.
Em Dehaney's evil Christmas poem The Wassailers is a traditional folk-tale with a terrifying twist, warning of the dangers of modern greed and consumerism.
Krzysztof Wronski's pen and ink illustrations are dark, dense and dripping with old world menace. Burdizzo Books have brought the two together, along with foreword by Graham Masterton, in this gruesome yet gripping festive nightmare. Curl up by the fire, fill your cup with mulled wine and pray The Wassailers never knock on your door..
THE LITTLE EXORCIST
Molly's Dad has always been a practical joker, a proper wind-up merchant, his sense of humour holds no bounds and when, what he thinks is, a trick at his expense backfires he is left feeling unusual. Wayne's silliness stoops to new and more juvenile levels but strangely he professes to having no recollection of this behaviour. Things go from silly to strange when these events turn into regular blackouts and Wayne reveals secrets from his past that may have implications on his present day mental health.
With his family and friends trying to support him and come to terms with living with someone who may have a Dissociative Identity, or Multiple Personality Disorder it's only his daughter Molly who wonders if there is more to his illness than the psychiatric team can deal with.
All villages have their secrets Brantham is no different.
Twenty years ago after foolish risk taking turned into tragedy Shane left the rural community under a cloud of suspicion and rumour. Events from that night remained unexplained, memories erased, questions unanswered.
Now a notorious politician, he returns to his birthplace when the offer from a property developer is too good to decline. With big plans to haul Brantham into the 21st century, the developers have already made a devastating impact on the once quaint village.
But then the headaches begin, followed by the nightmarish visions.
Soon Shane wishes he had never returned as Brantham reveals its ugly secret.
VIRGIN AND THE HUNTER
Hi I'm God. And I have a confession to make.
I live with my two best friends and the girl of my dreams, Persephone.
When the opportunity knocks we are usually down the pub having a few drinks, or we’ll hang out in Christchurch Park until it gets dark then go home to do college stuff. Even though I struggle a bit financially life is good, carefree. Well they were.
Things have started going downhill recently, from the moment I started killing people.