Overview

The debut Dark Arts Books release compiles 12 "new and used" horror stories by four darkly humorous and horrifically dark Chicago authors: Jay Bonansinga, Bill Breedlove, John Everson, and Martin Mundt.

CANDY IN THE DUMPSTER includes Jay Bonansinga's short story "Stash," which inspired the movie of the same name featuring Marilyn Chambers and Tim Kazurinsky. It also includes one of John Everson's most popular erotic horror shorts, "Pumpkin ...
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Candy In The Dumpster

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Overview

The debut Dark Arts Books release compiles 12 "new and used" horror stories by four darkly humorous and horrifically dark Chicago authors: Jay Bonansinga, Bill Breedlove, John Everson, and Martin Mundt.

CANDY IN THE DUMPSTER includes Jay Bonansinga's short story "Stash," which inspired the movie of the same name featuring Marilyn Chambers and Tim Kazurinsky. It also includes one of John Everson's most popular erotic horror shorts, "Pumpkin Head," a modern "Great Pumpkin" patch fable with a femme fatale twist that has been reprinted several times and translated into French. Martin Mundt's disturbingly funny "A Perfect Plan" opens the book with a Very Bad Things-style descent into personal disaster and Bill Breedlove contributes his typically rapier-sharp wit in the boys shouldn't play with boys who play with dolls tale "The Lost Collection." The book also features eight more must-read stories by the four authors, and a nod-and-a-wink introduction by another lauded Chicago horror veteran, Mort Castle.

The YEAR'S BEST FANTASY & HORROR anthology lauded CANDY IN THE DUMPSTER noting: "A few of the originals are utterly tasteless and utterly hilarious, particularly one each by Martin Mundt and Bill Breedlove."

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

MORT CASTLE:
Introduction: Candy in the Dumpster

MARTIN MUNDT:
A Perfect Plan
The Cure
Babies Is Smart

JOHN EVERSON:
The White House
Swallowing the Pill
Pumpkin Head

BILL BREEDLOVE:
The Lost Collection
Free to Good Home
Drowning in the Sea of Love

JAY BONANSINGA:
Animal Rites
Stash
Deal Memo
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Editorial Reviews

Creature Corner
“… it is a short read- but it’s one you’ll pick up again and again. I’ve already read some of them 3 or 4 times with a grin on my face, enjoying the black humor and picking up little nuances every time. It does what any good compilation does- makes you hunt for more work by the authors. I look forward to checking out more of their books.”
Dread Central
“What happens when four diverse, but equally talented and demented individuals contribute a few stories, both new and previously printed, apiece to a single volume? You get one of the best collections of the year by four remarkably warped individuals, and you have a damned good time reading it. Candy in the Dumpster is that collection.”
Maximum Horrors
“… There is one thing that I noticed with every story contained in “Candy in the Dumpster” and that is they all are extremely disturbing. I don’t mean just a little twisted either, these push the envelope of disturbing horror. From sex with vegetables to mass murder of the grandest scale, there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy here. I highly recommend picking up a copy as soon as possible.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012681331
  • Publisher: Dark Arts Books
  • Publication date: 4/8/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,130,232
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

JAY BONANSINGA is a rising star on the publishing and movie scenes. His novels have been translated into 9 different languages, and his 2004 non-fiction debut THE SINKING OF THE EASTLAND was a Chicago Reader "Critics Choice Book" as well as the recipient of a Superior Achievement Award from the Illinois State Historical Society. His debut novel THE BLACK MARIAH was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award, and his numerous short tales have been published in such magazines as Amazing Stories, Grue, Flesh & Blood and Cemetery Dance, as well as a number of anthologies.

In addition to his short fiction collection MOST CURIOUS, BILL BREEDLOVE's work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, RedEye, InSider, Bluefood.cc and Playboy Online. His stories can also be found in the books Tales of Forbidden Passion, Book of Dead Things, Cthulhu and the Coeds and Blood and Donuts. In 2002, Bill's horror film screenplay LAST OF THE TRUE BELIEVERS won a competition sponsored by Daily Variety where the prize was a trip to the Cannes Film Festival.

JOHN EVERSON is the author of the erotic horror novelette FAILURE(Delirium Books, 2006) and the Bram Stoker Award-winning occult horror novel COVENANT (Delirium Books, 2004). Everson is also the author of two horror and dark fantasy short story collections - VIGILANTES OF LOVE (Twilight Tales, 2003) and CAGE OF BONES & OTHER DEADLY OBSESSIONS (Delirium Books, 2000).

MARTIN MUNDT has published a collection of short stories called THE CRAWLING ABATTOIR through Twilight Tales. His second collection, THE DARK UNDERBELLY OF HYMNS, was published by Delirium Books. He has published recent stories in Bone Ballet, Spooks!, and Masque of the Small Town Oddball. His play, THE JACKIE SEXKNIFE SHOW, was produced in Chicago in 2003.
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