Dean M. Drinkel
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About Dean M. Drinkel
Ambitious, Dean M Drinkel is a published author, editor, award winning script-writer and film director and was Associate Editor of FEAR Magazine – he has also contributed several non-fiction pieces to various publications. He has over thirty credits to his name in the field of genre writing (including short stories, collections, novellas, anthologies); has written and directed fifteen theatrical plays in London and the South East of England and during the years 2002 – 2008, he wrote and directed several short experimental films. In 2016 Dean moved to Cannes, France to write a script with Romain Collier entitled “The Tragedy Of The Duke of Reichstadt”. This won two screenplay awards (Best Historical Drama / Best Independent Spirit) at the Monaco International Film Festival. In 2017 Dean directed the short film “15” for Midas Light Films. Dean has won five awards (thus far) for his script-writing and one for his directing. He was runner-up for the 2001 Sir Peter Ustinov Screenwriting Award (International Emmys) – for his script “Ghosts”. He makes his feature film directing debut in 2020 with the comedy film "Chocolate Potato".
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Titles By Dean M. Drinkel
But be warned, fellow traveler… this is not just a book—it is a journey into the very life of Death.
Listen to the tales of the afterlife: Halloween, vampires, Heaven, Hell, Armageddon, zombies, death-bringing angels, ghosts, cults, ritual killings, nightmares from Vietnam... The lists goes on and on.
Ever wondered if it was possible to cheat death? To kill Death?
Did you know Death was a girl?
Or that it’s possible to escape and even become death?
The fear of death is as real as you and I.
You’ll be forced to answer the hard questions, and find out the answers to so much more. Like why you’re really here. Or the secret behind our fascination with the afterlife, not to mention the horrors of the actual event. These are not just stories but horrific experiences of pain and death: the deaths of lonely people, famous people, entire worlds, the death of innocence, and the pain of those left behind as they await their turn, wondering what it will be like.
No one is safe from the Reaper!
For your reading pleasure, we have assembled the following souls to share with you their grave stories: Gary A. Braunbeck, Joe McKinney, Rick Hautala, Gary Fry, Ross Warren, Marty Young, Stephen Bacon, Dean M Drinkel, Richard Thomas, Sam Stone, Eric S Brown, Mark Sheldon, Steve Lockley, Robert S. Wilson, Jeremy C Shipp, Jeff Strand, Lawrence Santoro, E.C. McMullen Jr., Rena Mason, John Kenny, and Taylor Grant. And even a bit of poetic justice from Adam Lowe.
Includes artwork by fellow travelers Ben Baldwin and Will Jacques, and an introduction by Gary McMahon.
So sit back and enjoy twenty thrillingly suspenseful horror stories that will allow you to stare into the eyes of the Grim Reaper:
- The Life of Death by Mark Sheldon
- Stumps by Jeff Strand
- Death Squared by Rena Mason
- Rapid Eye Movement by Stephen Bacon
- The Final Room by John Kenny
- The Culling by Richard Thomas
- Crow by Steve Lockley
- Instructions on the Use of The M-57 Clacker by Lawrence Santoro
- The Death Catcher by Robert S. Wilson
- Cedo Looked like people by E.C. McMullen Jr.
- Spectres by Taylor Grant
- The Tubes by Jeremy C. Shipp
- A Life in Five Objects by Ross Warren
- Death Comes for us All by Eric S. Brown
- The Last Resort by Sam Stone
- At the ‘Pay Here, Please’ Table by Gary A. Braunbeck
- Der Engel der Liebe by Dean M Drinkel
- The Frequency of Death by Marty Young
- The Final Peace by Gary Fry
- Do No Harm by Joe McKinney
- Non-Returnable by Rick Hautala
This book is dedicated to posthumously to Rick Hautala and Lawrence Santoro. May their stories never be forgotten.
Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths
Fear the Reaper eBook categories:
- Horror Anthology
- Horror Short Stories
- US Horror Fiction
- Supernatural Thriller
- Dark Fantasy Horror
- Horror Suspense
- Horror Poetry
- Disturbing Suspense
- Dark Humor
- Metaphysical Horror
- Apocalyptic Science Fiction
Welcome to the world of shadows, cloaked in perpetual starlight; its denizens are a mysterious and frightening breed. And sometimes, just sometimes, their eldritch whispers and murmurs can cross the boundaries of reality and enter our darkest dreams.
Richard Groller and his troupe of dead and living poets pull back the veil in The Book of Night, revealing the terrifying denizens of the shadows. Eerie and hypnotic artwork by some of today’s most chilling artists illuminates the vivid imaginings of the poets.
If you dare, open this tome of Macabre Eerie Tales of the Supernatural, this King of Rhyming Horror Books for Adults, filled with Dark Tales of the Darkest Depth of Your Soul, Nightmare Scenarios Hiding in The Dark, Hidden Fates, Halloween Treats, and Midnight Poetry. This is the Poetry Slam of Chilling Creatures of Passage, and the Ultimate in Frightening Fortunes Spoken Word Poetry. Welcome to Dark Poetry from the Creepypasta Masters of Horror.
Apparitions—things seen and unseen at the edge of our vision, or embedded in the corners of our nightmares.
Sweet Sorrow—the pain and poignancy of loss, love unrequited, visions from afar, the pangs of memory, or the last breaths of mortals.
The Autumn People—denizens of the night welcome the Fall and its All Hallows promises.
Through A Glass Darkly—peer through the gloom seeking the moment of revelation, and all becomes clear—or not.
Come, the Night awaits...
- Louis Agresta
- Larry Atchley, Jr.
- Jeff Barnes
- Dean M. Drinkel
- Richard D. Evans
- Jack William Finley
- Allan Gilbreath
- Richard Groller
- Michael Hanson
- Lori Martin
- Chris Morris
- Janet Morris
- Kurt Newton
- Jillian Perkins
- Kimberly Richardson
- Bill Snider
- Angel Weaver
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1913)
- Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
- Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
- George Gordon (Lord) Byron (1788-1824)
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
- Robert Frost (1874-1963)
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
- William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)
- Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
- Edward J.M.D. Plunkett, (Lord Dunsany) (1878-1957)
- Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
- Michael Bielaczyc
- Paul Bielaczyc
- Bob Giadrosich
- Liz Holland
- Chris Mars
Kristi Petersen Schoonover
David J. West
Eric S. Grizzle
Aaron J. French
Dean M. Drinkel
Mike D. McCarty
The signs that designate the zodiac may portend good but every star sign has its dark side. An association seen both in popular culture and criminality.
As the stars wheel through the seasons, we grow older. Some grow wiser, others stranger. Some choose to listen to the better angels of their nature. Others brood over the fires of anger, cruelty, revenge. In the end, though, the course of the stars, and our fate, is fixed. A grinning skull punches its way through the belly of the sundial. A skeletal hand points towards the ultimate destination: The grave.
The stories in this anthology, expertly chosen and edited by Dean M. Drinkel, play weird and dissonant variations on the music of the spheres. They pluck the dark potential from each zodiacal sign, the better to wring delicious shivers from the reader. All the horrors have been fictionalized for your convenience and safety.
All thirteen – which are:
The Order Of Aries
by Mark West
Mike Decker is asked by an old friend to rescue his daughter from a small group of Satanists. He discovers the job is a lot tougher than he'd originally thought and things turn nasty and painful.
Come Join The Blood Parade
by Lily Childs
Ancient bloodlines and the carving of beasts bring terror to green and not-so pleasant England.
Seven For Eight
by Romain Collier
The bakery shouldn’t have that many people in it at closing time, surely? The rain is pouring and the lights go out. Then comes the first scream...
by Raven Dane
A spoiled and indolent young nobleman gets a rude awakening, one with horrific consequences.
by Tim Dry
The story of a young man who exacts a terrible revenge on his abusive father.
Solomon Carson And The Death Of A Virgin
by Trevor Kennedy & Robert E. Tate
A tormented and dejected young man, who may or may not be mentally ill, receives demonic messages and diabolical demands from another realm
by Christine Dougherty
A hitman and his target couldn’t be a more star-crossed combination, but is love stronger than fate?
The Scorpion Dance
by Amelia Mangan
A secluded Hollywood mansion. A faded musician. His private obsession. A dance of death, sex, rebirth, revenge.
One in Twelve by
A family man worries that his wife may be complicit in the brutal Sagittarius murders…
A Sorrow Of Sweet Pipings
by Jan Edwards
What could a boat trip offer her beyond sun, sea and sand? Darkness beneath the sun.
by Emile-Louis Tomas Jouvet
A being from the stars visits the past, present and future – what message does it have for the planet and one man in particular?
by James Everington
A paranoid holidaymaker is unsure if he is caught in a trap or is merely bait for someone else...
Worshipping The Snake
by Dean M. Drinkel
Jules meets Frank at a party, does he really know what he’s let him in for? Does it really matter? After all, what has he got to lose?
War - the bringer of death and destruction.
War - the doorway to a darkness, deeper even than the night of human conflict.
Darker Battlefields - The supernatural underbelly of war exposed in this stunning collection of novellas by Richard Farren Barber, Paul Edwards, Anthony Watson, Adrian Chamberlin, Mark West and Dean M Drinkel.
Two hundred years later, twenty-six modern day masters of the macabre bring The Bestiarum Vocabulum back from the ashes.
Full Table Of Contents:
A Is For Amonby Emile-Louis Tomas Jouvet
B Is For The Black Hound of Newgate by Jan Edwards
C Is For Chupacraba by Martin Roberts
D Is for Djinn by Lisa Jenkins
E Is For Ellerwoman by Peter Mark May
F Is For Fenrir by Raven Dane
G Is For Golem by Joe Mynhardt
H Is For Helicoprion by Rakie Keig
I is for Imp by D.T. Griffith
J Is For Jack In Irons by Mark West
K Is For Kappa by John Palisano
L is for Lamia by Amelia Mangan
M Is For Mara by Robert W. Walker
N Is for Nimerigar by Christine Dougherty
O Is For Onokentaura by Tim Dry
P Is For Púca by Nerine Dorman
Q Is For Qareen by Dean M. Drinkel
R Is For Rusalka by Christine Morgan
S Is For Succubae by Tej Turner
T Is For Tsul ‘Kalu by D.M. Youngquist
U Is For Ubume by Jason D. Brawn
V Is for Veltis by Lily Childs
W Is For Werewolf by Andy Taylor
X Is for XeXeu by Sandra Norval
Y Is For Yule Lads by Adrian Chamberlin
Z Is For Zulu Zombies by Barbie Wilde
Penned by a select group of diabolical creatives from right across the known world, prepare yourselves for weird tales and dark poetry concerning undead creatures of the night, lycanthropic monstrosities, necrophilia, underwater beasts, vengeful femme fatales, sexy murderous aliens, killer sheep, Lovecraftian terrors, zombies, monsters of the mind and a whole gruesome selection of other unspeakable grotesques!
Can your nerves stand the intensity of the sheer devilment ahead?!
Foreword by John Gilbert.
Cover artworks by Jihane Mossalim.
Cover design by Adrian Baldwin.
This compendium you hold in your hands is an international exploration of the occult, transgressing culture, class, race and creed. A collection of vivid verse and stories designed to enthral, entertain and educate in equal measure. But please be warned, our documentations are not for the faint of heart or the squeamish either.
Welcome, seeker of knowledge, and enjoy the treats we have in store for you…
Twenty-six dark fiction authors from around the world each take a letter and use their unique voices to weave magical stories of horror and the fantastic.
The Truth, at last…speaks!