Zachary Von Houser
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About Zachary Von Houser
Zachary Von Houser is a horror author originally from the storm-wracked shores of Southern New Jersey, where he spent his days hiking through the desolate Pine Barrens and staring off into the turbulent gray waters of the Atlantic. He is the winner of the Nosetouch Press ghost story competition.
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S.T. Gibson | “Revival”
Fans of Folk Horror, as well as those unfamiliar with it, will find horrors galore in these stories. Themes of rural isolation and insularity, paranoia, mindless and monstrous ritual, as well as arcane ceremonies clashing against modern preoccupations run through these stories.
Nosetouch Press is proud to bring The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror to horror enthusiasts everywhere.
James Gardner’s “Authentic Vampire Teeth” wickedly toys with Halloween horror, while Alexandra Peel’s “Apples to Ashes” delivers chills in a godforsaken priory, and her “Tombs in Space” launches an unrelenting cosmic terror toward a hapless astronaut. Zachary Von Houser’s “Snowflakes in the Sea” conjures up a ghostly and atmospheric seaside tale, while Jonathan Cromack’s “The Figure at the Window” serves readers a classic English ghost story, beautifully rendered. Andrea Stanet’s “Strands” bubbles up a singular cosmic evil in an idyllic lake, while Shannon Lippert’s “The Cell” creates a claustrophobic seaside tale of Lovecraftian insinuations. Shawn Chang’s “Sirens of the Lerams” rounds out the collection, with a lavishly written revisiting of a classical sea monster.
Nosetouch Press is proud to bring these eight horror short stories to readers in this first annual anthology, for fans of supernatural and weird fiction everywhere.
Terrors from the deep, ancient oppressors unwittingly brought back to our world, and hellish spirits bent on victory, no matter the cost, lurk in the dark recesses of these pages.