The Red Church
by Scott Nicholson
A Stoker Award finalist. "Can you hear him a-knockin'?" A 13-year-old boy struggles with his faith when his mother joins a haunted Appalachian church led by Archer McFall, a mysterious preacher. As mutilated bodies turn up, a sheriff investigates and is tempted to join the congregation. "Sacrifice is the currency of God," McFall preaches, and if he gets his way, then everybody pays.