8 dark, disturbing, and creepy stories by John Raptor (author of the controversial/provocative Trigger Warning and Hell High):
In the windy streets of Chicago, near Millennium Park, a serial killer is cutting out prostitutes’ eyes and replacing them with big black buttons–but that’s not the strangest part. FBI Agent James Harris is witnessing these murders as they take place. Not with his eyes, but in his mind.
Weirder yet, The Prostitute Killer is privy to James’ sins: the affair with his FBI partner and the night club where he picks up girls.
The killer believes that he and James share a twisted past, and he wants two things: 1. For James to confess his sins and 2. A meeting with James–in private.
If James does not comply, the killer will make sure James’ wife and daughter end up looking like those dead whores.
In this dark, psychological thriller, a head injury transforms a brain surgeon into a serial killer.
When a thug shoots brain surgeon Alex Dien in the head, he slips into a coma and awakens a blood-thirsty monster. Voices whisper in his ear, prompting him to stab, drown, and strangle. Soon, the bodies pile up and the FBI gets involved. In the end, Alex must choose to listen to the voices in his head, or save his wife and daughter–from himself.
Special Agent Pillar LaPorte goes to Hell, North Dakota, to investigate the Mark of the Beast Murders: two victims–one burned alive, the other with his face slashed open–both marked with 666. Teaming up with her is Father Adam Harris, a local priest who is part of a group called Veritas (Latin for “Truth”), which investigates miracles, stigmata, and demon possession. Pillar suspects a local Mormon Bishop is responsible for the murders, but Adam believes it may be something more powerful: a demon, or possibly, God.
4. Dark Side
Jean wakes up in a world he does not recognize, on the run with three others from something called the Mafushcuhi: mutants who survived a nuclear holocaust. No one remembers who they used to be. Their brains have been pumped full of drugs, memories, personalities. Within one of them is the key to the universe that will allow the Mafushcuhi to open a portal in space and time, and stop the holocaust from ever happening. But doing so could disrupt the space-time continuum and destroy everything. Jean questions whether he can really trust his companions–after all, he has no memories of them. Are they being truthful, or do they have another agenda?
5. The Nightmare Project
Jack and Julie constantly have nightmares with one thing in common: a man in a long black trench coat, his face hidden beneath a rain hat. In a private lab, doctors monitor Jack and Julie’s nightmares through something called the Dream Feed. Most the doctors believe the shared dreams can be explained by Carl Jung’s collective unconscious, but one crackpot believes that the Dark Man is actually a demon. Jack and Julie discover the truth when they decide to confront the Dark Man in a shared nightmare.
In the small town of McClusky, North Dakota, a girl is stabbed to death after receiving a disturbing email. Her two best friends, Elsa and Eric, are terrified when they too receive the email: a picture of a dead woman on a stretch of highway.
George Perkin’s cat is possessed by Satan–which is rather unfortunate. With the help of three living-breathing clichés (religious fanatic, dumb blonde, and rapping black guy), Perkins must stab the cat through the heart with a dagger dipped in Evian water. Unfortunately, a possessed cat may be the least of their problems.
8. Flagg Hill
At a Christian summer camp in the Black Hills of South Dakota, a boy meets the love of his life. But things turn ugly when a psychotic pastor shows up. This demented man believes sexual purity can only be obtained through bloodshed. Girls vs Boys–the campers must play the most dangerous game of all.