I was fortunate enough to be interviewed last Saturday by horror luminaries Brian Keene andMary SanGiovanni for The Horror Show podcast and it was truly amazing. They both were so gracious and made me quite comfortable the entire time.
At long last—after a couple of minor hiccups—TAMER ANIMALS by Justin M. Woodward, the first novel from last year’s Open Call is available for purchase, so… if you like coming of age tales… if you’re a fan of Richard Laymon… and if you like backwoods horror, this book was tailor made for you. Grab it in KINDLE or PAPERBACK
IT WAS JUST A CAMPING TRIP
Down by the old Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge, four high school friends only wanted to kick back, smoke some weed and forget about their problems for a day or two. Sure, there were stories that the area was haunted, but there was no way they were true.
IT WAS JUST A LOCAL LEGEND
Decades earlier, an old goat farmer had been murdered by the Klan, hung from a tree near the bridge solely because of the color of his skin. His body was never found. Since then, numerous sightings of a strange creature—half-man and half-goat—had been reported in the surrounding woods. He was called the Goatman.
IT WAS JUST THE WORST NIGHT OF THEIR LIVES
From the moment they arrived, strange noises echoed around them… a sense that they were being watched pervaded the campsite… and that was just the beginning. When one of them vanishes and a horned monstrosity pursues the others, it becomes clear that the legends are real.
…and the truth is so much more horrific than they could ever have imagined.
“Justin M. Woodward isn’t playing around–this is a terrifying descent into depravity.”
-Jeff Strand (Author of Sick House)
“Dark, twisted, and full of surprises.”
-Duncan Ralston (Author of WOOM and Salvage)
“Woodward is the kind of dick who invites himself into your nightmares, and Tamer Animals is the key he uses to open the door.”
-J. Z. Foster (Author of The Wicked Ones and Witch Hunter)