Welcome to DEAD realm...enjoy your
stay, and whatever you do, try NOT to become an appetizer...
They possess no pulse, nor a heartbeat. Their lungs have long since
discarded the need to regulate oxygen. Logical thought escapes them, as does such common emotional states as happiness, sadness,
or depression. The age-old weaknesses of man, such as lust, greed, or envy, no longer apply.
Yet they walk. They desire. They pursue…relentlessly. They
Spawned by a deadly, mysterious plague that ravaged the earth’s
population seemingly overnight, the reanimated dead soon dominated the landscape, relegating those unfortunate enough to be
labeled ‘survivor’ to permanent ‘prey’ status.
Enter, if you dare, a merciless, gore-drenched
realm where walking cadaver’s rule, while the living have fallen to the lowest rung on the planetary food chain.
for yourselves the grisly yet strangely enticing elements that make up ‘The DEAD Effect’….
Fourteen 'dead-fests' in all, to include:
THE GRAVE CANYON:
terms of popularity, it ranks as one of the United State’s most visited landmarks, a vacation destination taken by millions
each year. Why, even a world-wide plague that eradicated the majority of humanity cannot quell the instinct of the passionate,
determined tourist, as DEATH, indeed, takes a holiday….
bitten, it is imminent. Once tender flesh is parted by ravenous teeth dripping with decay and disease, it is truly only a
matter of time. As friends and family members are forced into a brief period of hellish purgatory known as ‘the waiting’,
only a single, agonizing question remains. What to do in that single, horrific moment when ‘The Turning’ becomes
Enter a nightmarish realm where vital organs and body
parts are bought and sold with shocking regularity; where the recently deceased and most assuredly damned vie for the freshest
replacement parts the market can provide, and in return pay the highest price imaginable.
Once a well-renowned gumshoe with a reputation for using any means necessary to solve a case, Rutger
‘Slug Trail’ Cavander continues to ply his trade as the best private dick in dead-world.
Hired by an enigmatic
benefactor to track down a former mob boss in hiding, the cities most notorious undead detective is drawn into a tangled web
of intrigue, mystery and mayhem while cruising the cadaver-laden streets of Zombie town.
People are apt to ponder why often times the good die young and horribly, while the truly
evil amongst us are allowed a free ride into their golden years only to pass peacefully in the night. Witness a case to the
extreme opposite side of said spectrum in this tale of purest retribution, wherein the vilest of all get their just due, and
then some, from the most unlikely of sources…
spirits have but a precious few hours within each calendar year to roam and mingle among the living, and while the vast majority
are harmless and non-malevolent, many seize the opportunity to evoke horrors that go way beyond simple Halloween ‘pranks’….
THE WAITING ROOM:
Hospital waiting rooms have often been referred to as
the 21st Century equivalent to The Spanish Inquisition. Perhaps a bit overstated, though not if one refers to the following
terror tale, as all those unfortunate enough to be labeled ‘patient’ inhabit a nightmarish realm of infinite ‘limbo’
filled with unimaginable horrors…
AUTHORS NOTE: 'The
DEAD Effect' is Terry Lloyd Vinson's personal homage to the 'living dead' films of George Romero, and the fantastic worlds
he created, along with a genre of cinematic horror that refuses to expire, so to speak.
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