The Dead Mall Horror
A Novel in 49 Poems
About the Book
All who dare to enter the dead mall encounter its mysteries and strange terrors, and some who dare to enter never leave. From Bram Stoker Award-winner Chad Helder comes The Dead Mall Horror: A Novel in 49 Poems, featuring the decapitated phantom of a murdered boy who wanders the dead mall in search of his missing head, a security guard-turned-vampire with a secret treasure, a ghostly mastiff seeking redemption, and an inhuman spirit masquerading as a demon frog, but the main character of this novel in 49 poems is the dead mall, the cavernous cadaver itself. Abandoned by its shoppers, the dead mall is ravaged by vandals and invaded by YouTubers. When teenage occultists open a portal to the underworld, the mall is flooded with spectral denizens and inhuman spirits. Ghost hunters and paranormal investigators attempt to penetrate the mysteries of the dead mall, but at their peril. Will the missing head be recovered before the dead mall is razed to the ground?
About the Author
Horror poet Chad Helder is the author of The Vampire Bridegroom and Pop-Up Book of Death. With Vince Liaguno, Helder co-edited Unspeakable Horror, which won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in an Anthology. Helder created Bartholomew of the Scissors, a horror comic that was burned into wood by artist Daniel Crosier. Helder teaches writing in Fort Collins, Colorado. Read more of his work at ScaryDarkness.com.