Chris Mentillo


Best-selling horror author, Chris Mentillo, Ph.D., aka, "Doc Mentillo" was born in Auburn, New York. He grew up in Skaneateles, New York and later moved to the Boston, Massachusetts New England Area, where he finished receiving his formal education.

During his time in New England he began writing about his real-life spiritual and paranormal experiences while documenting them in his personal journal. Many of these "true occurrences" he recorded were later used in his radio show broadcasts. This later lead to him writing about true crime mixed with horror and the supernatural for which he believes all intertwine.

Additionally he has written movie scripts, songs, and books which almost always fall into the supernatural horror genre or the Macabre. Other Authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, and Edgar Allan Poe also used macabre atmosphere in their works.

You can find out more about Dr. Mentillo by visiting his main blog at

Specialties: classic books, classic supernatural books, spiritual, paranormal, supernatural, short horror, supernatural horror, classic horror, victorian horror, monsters, creepy horror, true horror, true tales of horror, weird tales, weird tales of horror, ghosts, ghost stories, ghost haunting, ghost horror, and true crime.

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Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book? book, A True Tale of Horror: "The Unhappy Heiress," is a short story taken from my unpublished anthology series, Tales of Horror. The majority of the literature written in my series is a compilation involving supernatural horror fiction, weird fiction, and the paranormal. The style of writing is Victorian/Gothic -- an 18th century memoir.

Not all of the stories written in the series pertain to this style of writing. So I specifically used, "The Unhappy Heiress" because of this reason. I really love the story, due to the originality of the literature. Reminds me a lot of Edgar Allan Poe - H.P Lovecraft style of writing, for which I believe is coming back to life, with regards to the supernatural horror realm.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. Without fans you have nothing, and I mean nothing at all. Period! Your fans are your biggest "support network" who have the ability, and power to build you up to become successful. So fans are "extremely important;" and not just for a writer or author, but for any kind of creative artist!
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A True Tale of Horror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Chris Mentillo presents...a superb Victorian supernatural horror tale --taken from his short story collection, "Tales of Horror" series! This riveting tale will take you into a very old, dark, and eerie dwelling, where the past does not equal the future. Or does it?

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