Beach Blanket Zombie: Weird Tales of the Undead & Other Humanoid Horrors

Beach Blanket Zombie: Weird Tales of the Undead & Other Humanoid Horrors

by Mark McLaughlin

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Beach Blanket Zombie: Weird Tales of the Undead & Other Humanoid Horrors by Mark McLaughlin

Zombies are relentless, ravenous creatures, and their insatiable appetite for living flesh has given author Mark McLaughlin plenty of food for thought. In BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE, you will sit down to a feast of zombie stories -- seventeen in all.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434448637
Publisher: Wildside Press
Publication date: 05/14/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 594 KB

About the Author

Mark McLaughlin’s fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in almost one-thousand magazines, newspapers, websites, and anthologies, including Black Gate, Galaxy, Fangoria, Writer’s Digest, Cemetery Dance, Midnight Premiere, Dark Arts, and two volumes each of The Best Of The Rest, The Best Of HorrorFind, and The Year’s Best Horror Stories (DAW Books).

Collections of McLaughlin’s fiction include Motivational Shrieker, Slime After Slime, Pickman’s Motel, At The Foothills Of Frenzy (with coauthors Shane Ryan Staley and Brian Knight), and Raising Demons For Fun And Profit. With regular collaborator Michael McCarty, he has written Monster Behind The Wheel, Partners In Slime, All Things Dark & Hideous, Professor LaGungo’s Delirious Download Of Digital Deviltry & Doom, Professor LaGungo’s Classroom Of Horrors, and more. Also, McLaughlin is the coauthor, with Rain Graves and David Niall Wilson, of The Gossamer Eye, which won the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Poetry.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
really great book, the stories remind me of the old weird tales stories except there set today. i would recommend it to anybody who likes horror stories or zombies!
Psychman More than 1 year ago
A book review for BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE by Mark McLaughlin! Highly recommend! by Keith Milstead Mark McLaughlin is a literary genius with the ability to cross genres as easy as changing lanes on a highway. BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE: Weird Tales of the Undead & Other Humanoid Horrors is a collection of stories that takes the reader on a journey through Mark’s mind, a place you don’t want to find yourself alone. He covers the zombie storyline but then jumps gears to introduce you to internet witches who find you when you are surfing the net then hit you with a green ray and send a crow to take out an eye. If that wasn’t enough, these necromancers then make your life miserable. You have to read this collection to understand. Mark goes back into the zombie world where he examines the zombie explosion throughout different modes of media. Mark has a wicked sense of humor which is just enough to keep you from going insane. His last series of stories deal with humanoids of a wide variety of evil. So you see, Mark gives you a wide variety of stories that will peak your interest. I have communicated with Mark via Facebook and although I am sure there was a green hue emitting from my computer and a crow outside my window winking at me, I have come to enjoy Marks perverse sense of humor and his current interests in the vile things that inhabit this world and others. He is a cool friend to have for sure. He is often a bit frightening but always entertaining. I cannot believe that anyone will pick up this book and not find something that grabs their interest. That is why I highly recommend BEACH BLANKET ZOMBIE. Hell, Mark even gives us some poetry and song lyrics of his own device throughout the book. Mark is creative, original, and imaginative and his skills with the written word will make you desire more of his works, when you finish this book. I definitely recommend this book and think you will definitely get your money’s worth, when you start reading his tales macabre and that little giggle arises in your throat when you are hit by the humor followed by the feeling that something is reading from over your shoulder. Hey all humanoids need entertainment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mix of creepy stories, scary stories, funny stories, with lots of zombies and some other Humanoid Horrors, like the subtitle says. I highly recommend it.
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