Encounters with the Devil and his Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed
Edited by John Skipp
“Demons is a package full of dark treats for horror readers, beautifully wrapped in grim gray and adorned with a large black bow…”
—Sheila M. Merritt, Hellnotes
“…From classic tales like The Monkeys Paw to new fiction by Bentley Little, there’s a little something for everyone in Demons…A mandatory anthology for the helplessly hellbound.”
—Ryan Daley, Goodreads
This mind-blowing anthology cracks open the lid on demonic lore, from the possessed to fallen angels and the Devil himself. Demons presents thirty-six terrifying, tantalizing tales in which evil spirits wreak havoc on the world. Neil Gaiman, William Peter Blatty, Kim Harrison and Robert R. McCammon join H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Beaumont, Bentley Little, Maggie Stiefvator, Danielle Trussoni, David J. Schow, Karl Edward Wagner, Richard Christian Matheson, Adram-Troy Castro, Amelia Beamer, Cody Goodfellow, Carlton Mellick III, and dozens more, both old and new.
Horror legend John Skipp, editor of Zombies and Werewolves and Shapeshifters, provides fascinating insight into the history and details of demon lore, and its role in popular culture. Between the extensive resource materials and the lovingly selected stories – ranging from fantasy, horror, paranormal romance, and magic realism to full-blown Bizarro – Demons is an indispensable text, and the most fun you’ll ever have with the forces of evil.
Click below to read one of the stories featured in this collection, “Unicorn Hunter” by Alethea Kontis
John Skipp is a New York Times bestselling author and editor, whose 18 books have sold millions of copies in a dozen languages worldwide. His first anthology, Book of the Dead, laid the foundation in 1989 for modern zombie literature, bringing George Romero’s vision of the dead-next-door to new levels of scope and intensity. He later edited three more zombie anthologies, including Mondo Zombie, which won the Bram Stoker Award for best anthology. From splatterpunk founding father to hilarious elder statesman, Skipp’s legendary horror works include The Light At The End, The Scream, Jake’s Wake, The Long Last Call, and most recently Spore. He lives in Los Angeles.