Zombies can rise from the dead for countless reasons. Any horror-movie enthusiastic can tell you that. Sure, a zombie's bite can turn its victim into one of the living dead. But that's not all. In films, corpses have been turned into zombies through voodoo, nuclear power, viruses, parasites, Egyptian curses (if you count mummies as zombies), toxic chemicals, the Black Mass, and more. In his stories, McLaughlin explores many different ways to bring the dead back to life.
As you read these stories, you will learn about zombies created by Internet witches, and discover the bizarre secrets of the isle of Zovemba, also known as Zombie Island. And that's not all. To satisfy your hunger for horror, McLaughlin has added sixteen stories about other types of humanoid monstrosities. Fiends and freaks come in many forms, and some of the very worst attempt to pass for people.In this collection, you will such ghastly, pulse-pounding tales of the macabre as "Beach Blanket Zombie," "Vulture Soup for the Soulless," "The Agony of Claude Bawls," "Tears of the Expressionist Aphrodite," "Cyber-Vengeance of the Internet Witches," "ZOM BEE MOO VEE," "Tell Your Secrets to the Slime," "The Bloody Woman and the Chameleon Man, Also Known as Mom and Dad," "Hello! My Name is Halja," "Notes Concerning the Death and/or Decomposition of Reality," "The Tale Of The Cat-Headed Man, The Man-Headed Dog, and the Lady With Rats For Hands," and many more.
"Dracula Transformed & Other Bloodthirsty Tales" features eleven vampire stories by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Mark McLaughlin and Bram Stoker Award finalist Michael McCarty. In these stories, they have unearthed many of the secrets of the bloodthirsty dead.
In the novella "Dracula Transformed," Dracula is brought back from beyond the grave in a manner that gives him startling new powers. Using these powers, he begins a bloody campaign of vengeance. In "Lucy Transformed," you will learn of the relationship between Dracula and his daughter Zaleska, as well as his growing fondness for Lucy Westenra -- a fondness that will seal Lucy's doom. Even more vampiric horror awaits you in the remaining nine tales.
McLaughlin and McCarty are the co-authors of the horror novel, "Monster Behind The Wheel," along with other novels, story collections, and poetry collections. Both authors also have successful solo writing careers. Wildside Press books by Mark McLaughlin include: "Beach Blanket Zombie," "Best Little Witch-House in Arkham," and "Hideous Faces, Beautiful Skulls." Wildside Press books by Michael McCarty include: "A Little Help from My Fiends" and "Dark Duets: Musical Mayhem."