Appalachian Undead takes a look at the dark side of Appalachia, where zombies lurk with the mountain folk. More
Or is it? Is Appalachia as mysterious and wonderful as people say? Or does its enduring beauty hold something dark. Something dreadful. Something very hungry for our flesh. Can the people of the region stand up against the hordes of the Undead and thrive as they have thrived under other worst circumstances?
Appalachian Undead takes a look at the dark side of Appalachia, where the Undead walk, driven by old magic and worse, their hunger for us. Nestled in the safety of the hills, the inhabitants have thrived and adapted even to the worst of conditions, but can they survive against an army that never tires and never stops feeding? With new intriguing tales of the Undead, this anthology contains work by some of the best names in horror, including Jonathan Maberry, Gary A. Braunbeck, Tim Lebbon, Elizabeth Massie, Lucy Snyder, Bev Vincent, Tim Waggoner and many more.
Table of Contents: When Granny Comes Marchin' Home Again - Elizabeth Massie Calling Death - Jonathan Maberry Hide and Seek - Tim Waggoner Twilight of the Zombie Game Preserve... - S. Clayton Rhodes Being in Shadow - Maurice Broaddus Sitting up with the Dead- Bev Vincent The Girl and the Guardian - Simon McCaffery Repent, Jessie Shimmer! -Lucy Snyder Almost Heaven -Michael Paul Gonzalez On Stagger - G. Cameron Fuller We Take Care of Our Own - John Everson Sleeper - Tim Lebbon Company's Coming - Ronald Kelly Black Friday - Karin Fuller Spoiled - Paul Moore Miranda Jo's Girl - Steve Rasnic Tem Times Is Tough in Musky Holler - John Skipp & Dori Miller Long Days to Come - K. Allen Wood Hell's Hollow - Michael West Brother Hollis Gives His Final Sermon from a Rickety Make-Shift Pulpit in the Remains of a Smokehouse that now Serves as His Church - Gary A. Braunbeck
Preface by editor Eugen Johnson Introduction by S.G. Browne (author of Breathers: A Zombie's Lament)
Special Afterword by Fangoria Magazine editor Rebekah McKendry