Corpse Cold: New American Folklore By John Brhel and Joe Sullivan

Cemetery Gates Media is launching a Kickstarter campaign on Sept. 30 to fund a fully illustrated book of spooky stories inspired by 80s and 90s horror books like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The book, CORPSE COLD: NEW AMERICAN FOLKLORE, features 15 stories, written by John Brhel and Joe Sullivan and illustrated by artist Chad Wehrle.

Corpse Cold: New American Folklore features 15 chilling campfire-style legends, written in homage to classic horror series like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Fear Street, intended for adult readers. The book is co-written by authors John Brhel and Joe Sullivan, and each story is accompanied by a macabre illustration by artist Chad Wehrle.

“We grew up watching Twilight Zone and Are You Afraid of the Dark? and reading books like Washington Irving’s TheSketch Book and various American horror anthologies,” said Brhel. “The unsettling stories and imagery found in books like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark made an impact on Joe, Chad, and myself, all the way back in elementary school. In fact, those books are one of the biggest reasons why we write today. With Corpse Cold, we hope to provide that same sort of reading experience for people like us — readers who are grown up, but still nostalgic for creepy art and new takes on well, and lesser known, urban legends and folktales.”

View the full press release, click here.


Corpse Cold: New American Folklore is a collection of 15 short horror stories inspired by folklore and urban legends.

Fans of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series will enjoy the gruesome art and creepy stories. But be warned — these stories and illustrations are for mature readers.

Each story is accompanied by macabre illustrations from the mind of Chad Wehrle.

A sampling of other tales you’ll find in our book:

“Moss Lake Island” – A carefree getaway in the Adirondacks takes a terrifying turn when two friends stumble upon an island inhabited by witches…

“Black Dog” – While hunting in the woods near their home, two teenage brothers encounter the strange creature that their father had warned them about since childhood…

“The Woman on the Campus Green” – A student with a tragic family history finds himself the subject of a strange secret admirer on his college campus…

John Brhel and Joe Sullivan are the authors of several paranormal and fantasy books, including Tales From Valleyview CemeteryMarvelry’s Curiosity ShopAt the Cemetery Gates: Year One, and Carol for a Haunted Man.



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