Last Updated: December 23, 2023
A woman is determined to stay in her dream home even after it becomes haunted, no matter the cost…
A woman is convinced a sinister figure is going to great lengths to make sure her pregnancy never happens – while the men in her life refuse to believe a word she says.
On the same night that Vesper Wright is fired from her job, she receives an invitation from her estranged family to the wedding of her cousin and childhood best friend, Rosemary. According to the rules of the house, Vesper shouldn’t be allowed to return; but she’s always been an exception to the rule, and something is telling her to attend, even if it means suffering through a weekend in the staunchly religious community she defected from. Even if it means reuniting with her mother.
At St. Vincent’s Orphanage for Boys in Pennsylvania, Peter Barlow and thirty other boys work, learn, and worship under the watchful eyes of the priests. One late stormy night, a group of men arrive, one who is badly wounded with occult carvings in his skin. His death releases an ancient evil at the orphanage.
Louise’s parents have passed away, and she’s returning to the small Southern town where she grew up to get their house ready to sell. It means she’ll have to spend time with her younger brother-and their old grudges make that a terrifying prospect. But childhood hurts pale in comparison to the dangers posed by what still lives inside the house
Samantha Montgomery pulls into the driveway of her ordinary North Carolina family home to find a vulture perched on the mailbox, staring at the house. Inside, everything has changed. The longer Sam stays, the stranger things get. And every day, more vultures circle overhead…
There’s plenty of blood and gore in some stories, while others are mysterious and suspenseful. In his introduction, editor Richard Z. Santos writes it is no surprise these stories are brilliant and terrifying, given cartel violence, a history of CIA-backed dictatorships in Latin America, increasingly scary rhetoric from American politicians, decades of institutionalized racism and the demonization of Latinos in the media. “After all,” he says, “we are the faceless horde, invading zombies hellbent on upturning the world and replacing it with something foreign, accented and impossibly different.”