TERROR IN 16-BITS now available, with a new season of Spooklights on the way!

It’s here.

Ever play a game too scary to complete? Ever been haunted in the hours after the TV flickered out, thinking of how scary it would be to re-enter that haunted mansion, that bio-weapons lab, that fog-shrouded town?

7th Guest. Splatterhouse. Resident Evil. Silent Hill. Doom. Blood. Harvester. Super Ghouls n’ Ghosts. Castlevania. Dark Souls. Bloodborne.

These titles and more have inspired our newest anthology: Terror in 16-bits. Fifteen spooky levels of ghastly fun and frights, inspired by the horror video games you’ve come to know and love… and shudder to think about.

Available now through Amazon, or through pre-order via our store to support us directly.

Terror in 16-bits: now you’re playing… with TERROR!

And stay tuned for interviews with our authors in the next season of Spooklights! Podfade ain’t got nothing on us, we promise!

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Summer Update

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The signal’s gone a little quiet out of the Muzzleland Press numbers station lately, but rest assured we’ve been hard at work. TERROR IN 16-BITS is *done* and the books are ordered for NecronomiCon Providence, so you’ll be able to snatch a copy there at a discount before wider release after the con.

I’ve also started editing a brand-new project, a novel that’s equal parts horror and … well, I’ll let you guess.

Our podcast Spooklights is on pause until September, when we’ll return with some very special guests and episodes full of simple moral lessons like “don’t lie to your parents” and “cosmic supernatural evil is real and you should take it more seriously.”

Spooklights #21 Chop Talk with Matthew M. Bartlett

Matthew M. Bartlett joins us once again to talk about writing, social media use, substances (including coffee!) and writing, editing, networking, Twin Peaks, True Detective Season 2 sucks, and a whole lot more! Sean M. Thompson stays in the slot for most of the show, and I decided to cut out my buzzed, half-hearted defense of some of the elements in the Star Wars prequel films because I’m not a total monster.

Music by Terrortron: terrortron.bandcamp.com/

The Horror of Public Transportation: Recent Reads

One of the advantages of taking the bus when your commute is 45 minutes to an hour? Well, besides stealing all sorts of interesting characterization from your fellow bus-riders, you can read. A lot.

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Pathfinder RPG: Horror Adventures

I’ve been getting back into tabletop roleplaying, specifically the Pathfinder RPG, with a group of coworkers. I picked this 2016 release up last month (before I started riding the bus, admittedly), and I don’t regret it. It’s a great supplement to the game (think Dungeons & Dragons) that takes Pathfinder one step closer to Call of Cthulhu territory. I also recommend this as an inspiration tome for horror writers. Every page has awesome horror ideas and hooks. Check out our most recent episode of Spooklights for the full take: Spooklights #13: The Book of Blasphemous Words Continue reading “The Horror of Public Transportation: Recent Reads”

Faithful Frighteners: M.S. Corley

Faithful Frighteners is a series of interviews with people of faith in the horror and weird fiction scenes.

M.S. Corley is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer specializing in book covers and character design. His work also includes video game concept art and comic book art. His clients include Simon & Schuster, Thomas & Mercer, Crossing, Skyscape, 47North, Valancourt Books, Henry Holt Macmillan, Dark Horse Comics, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Microsoft, and Random House.

 

JR: How, when, and why did you get into horror culture (film, literature, video games, etc)?

MC: I never thought of it exactly as a culture, but I remember being very young and going into libraries and I’d go to the ‘paranormal’ section of the books, look up things like bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster, UFOs, ghosts, etc. I’ve  always had a fascination with the supernatural and unexplainable but I’m not sure of the root cause for that, I’ve had my own experiences but that didn’t come til much later in life so I don’t know the exact genesis…

But since the beginning, literature in specific has been what I’ve been interested in, I’m not a huge fan of horror movies (can’t stand gore of any kind) but I do really enjoy the classic universal monster movies—would those be considered horror? They have monsters and stuff but they aren’t scary, great atmosphere. At the end of the day that’s what I like. Give me the fear without having to kill things in an absurd manner.

 

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