• img-book

    Gregory Lamberson

ISBN: 9781934755457

Johnny Gruesome

by: Gregory Lamberson
  • 2009 IPPY Gold Medal Award Winner for Horror!
    Nominated for the 2009 Bram Stoker Awards in the Superior Achievement in a Novel category.
    2009 Benjamin Franklin Award finalist for Best Cover Design: Fiction
    Nominated for the 2008 Black Quill Awards in the Best Small Press Chill category.
    Wins the Readers’ Choice “Best Small Press Chill” Black Quill Award.

The upstate village of Red Hill is about to learn the meaning of fear.
Johnny Grissom, nicknamed “Johnny Gruesome” by his high school classmates, is a heavy-metal hellion who loves to party, watch horror movies, and get into fights. His best friend, Eric, admires him, and his girlfriend, Karen, loves him.

Limited Signed Editions Available Only Here

$15.95

2 in stock

Quantity:
[yith_wcwl_add_to_wishlist]
Meet the Author
avatar-author
Gregory Lamberson is the author of the occult detective series The Jake Helman Files (Personal Demons, Desperate Souls, Cosmic Forces, Tortured Spirits, Storm Demon, and Human Monsters) and the werewolf series The Frenzy Cycle (The Frenzy Way, The Frenzy War, and The Frenzy Wolves) as well as Johnny Gruesome, Carnage Road, and The Julian Year. He is a two-time winner of the IPPY Gold Medal for Horror, a three-time Bram Stoker Award finalist, winner of Dark Scribe Press’s “Best Small Press Chill” Award, and winner of the Anubis Award for Horror. Lamberson is also an award-winning filmmaker whose work includes the midnight movie cult classic Slime City, its sequel Slime City Massacre, and Dry Bones. Fangoria called him “the hardest-working man in horror.”
Books of Gregory Lamberson
Add to cart[yith_wcwl_add_to_wishlist]
Add to cart[yith_wcwl_add_to_wishlist]
Add to cart[yith_wcwl_add_to_wishlist]
Add to cart[yith_wcwl_add_to_wishlist]
Add to cart[yith_wcwl_add_to_wishlist]
Add to cart[yith_wcwl_add_to_wishlist]
Add to cart[yith_wcwl_add_to_wishlist]
Add to cart[yith_wcwl_add_to_wishlist]
Add to cart[yith_wcwl_add_to_wishlist]
Add to cart[yith_wcwl_add_to_wishlist]
About This Book
Overview

The upstate village of Red Hill is about to learn the meaning of fear.

Johnny Grissom, nicknamed “Johnny Gruesome” by his high school classmates, is a heavy-metal hellion who loves to party, watch horror movies, and get into fights. His best friend, Eric, admires him, and his girlfriend, Karen, loves him.

One winter night, Johnny’s car, the Death Mobile, is discovered submerged beneath the icy surface of Willow Creek, with Johnny’s waterlogged corpse inside. The residents of Red Hill believe that Johnny’s death was accidental.

Then the murders begin—horrible acts of violent vengeance that hint at a deepening mystery and terror yet to come. A headless body is discovered at the high school. A priest is forced to confront his own misdeeds. And a mortician encounters the impossible.

One by one, Johnny’s enemies meet a grisly demise, as the sound of a car engine and maniacal laughter fill the night. The students at Red Hill High School fear for their lives—especially Johnny’s closest friends, who harbor a dark secret.

If people thought Johnny had a bad attitude when he was alive, wait until they encounter him when he’s dead!

Johnny Gruesome is a valentine to E.C. Comics, Marvel’s Tomb of Dracula, and such gory 1980s splatter flicks as I and Return of the Living Dead. The novel is a horror fan’s nightmare come true!

Details

ISBN: 9781934755457
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2008
Page Count:

“If you like your horror fast and nasty, then take a ride with Johnny Gruesome. GRUESOME is a loving and intelligent tribute to the classic splatter films that set the pace for modern horror. With sharp writing and an eye for detail. Lamberson masterfully brings a nightmare to life. Bold and trashy in all the right ways, Johnny Gruesome is a book (and a villain) you won’t soon forget.”

~ Lee Thomas, Author of Parish Damned and The Dust of Wonderland

“Johnny Gruesome is a rarity: bright and clever descriptions, an elusive sense of humor, and high-level pacing. I wish I had written it.”

~ Herschell Gordon Lewis, The Godfather of Gore: Blood Feast and 2,000 Maniacs

“Sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll are back, in the Death Mobile drivin’, leather jacket-clad corpse of Johnny Gruesome, a man who lives up to his name in every sense of the word. The reader is advised to put some Alice Cooper on high volume, crack open a can of beer and dive right in. Be forewarned, however, this is one ride through the hell of high school and the wince-inducing gore of undead vengeance you may have to take more than once. In Johnny Gruesome, horror has a new hero.”

~ Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Currency of Souls, The Turtle Boy, and The Hides

“Johnny Gruesome has a frightening sense of detail that makes it all the more horrific — it’s a gruesome ride that you can’t stop reading.”

~ Gunnar Hansen, “Leatherface” in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre