Readers of hardcore horror fiction were first introduced to Painfreak in a collection of short stories by author Gerard Houarner in 1996. Now Houarner is both a contributor to and editor of the new anthology INTO PAINFREAK, published by Necro Publications, Bedlam Press & Weird West Books.
INTO PAINFREAK features all new stories from some of horror’s top authors, including a new novelette by Edward Lee. Contributors include Monica O’Roarke, Wrath James White, K. Trap Jones, Linda Addison, Charlee Jacobs, and many others. I’m delighted that my own story “He Who Whispers the Dead Back to Life” is part of the line-up – in my version of this Land of Erotic Enchantment, the entrance to Painfreak is a casita near Gallup, New Mexcio, guarded by a hybrid dog who administers the coveted ‘mark’ with its teeth.
For those not already familiar with the terrible delights of Painfreak, this entry from the blog of David G. Barnett, publisher, will give you an idea: “Welcome to Painfreak, the traveling club that arises out of the dark and calls to those seeking the ultimate in pleasure and pain. Many come to experience the ultimate in decadence and debauchery. And many get lost in a labyrinth filled with depraved sex, beautiful death, and wonderfully horrible sights. You’ve been given the mark, now step into the heart of…PAINFREAK.”
INTO PAINFREAK will be available on 12÷12÷16. Look for it at http://necropublications.com/products/into-the-heart-of-painfreak-trade-paperback– and become lost in its seductive monstrosities.