Creative Horror by Michael Arnzen

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New Release: Grave Markings 20th Anniversary Edition
Available now from Raw Dog Screaming Press

This Halloween marks two decades since my Bram Stoker Award-winning first novel, Grave Markings, was published by Dell/Abyss Books. The story dramatizes a tattoo artist’s descent into madness, and the subsequent “artistic” killing spree that results. I was fortunate that ten years ago, it was reprinted in a fancy leatherbound and collectible hardcover run by…

The Goreletter 9.4 Mailed
Clip from "Phantoms"

Happy Halloween Season! The Goreletter Vol. 9, #4 was delivered to mailing list subscribers on 10/20/14 @ 10:00am est. It contains extra entertainment/material not available here on the weblog version, including breaking news about the re-publication of my first novel, Grave Markings, an extended Dictionscary entry musing over names for different lobes of the brain,…

Halloween Readings at
Catgut by Volker Neumann

My new spoken word rendition of “Katzen Clavier” — with bass and drum accompaniment — just went live on the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s “Halloween Readings” page. Curated by special guest Stephanie Wytovich, there are lots of fun readings on the site this year, including work by Marge Simon, Sara Tantlinger, Symantha Reagor, Maria Alexander…

Storytelling and Other Fall Events

All sorts of readings and book signings are in the works for both the Halloween season and the year to come! First up is a return to Riley’s Pour House (215 East Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106) — a great Irish pub with excellent food and a great spirit (in every sense of the word)…

The Gorelets Omnibus. Cover for The Gorelets Omnibus
Ten Years in the Making...all right here at

"Bored with sleeping? Read this book at night. Michael Arnzen's poems are absolutely terrifying. His writing makes me uncomfortable for all the right reasons. If you enjoy the things that go bump in the night, Arnzen's poems might change your mind. Arnzen is disturbingly, madly, brilliant and I pray for those close to him." —Ryan Mecum, author of Zombie Haiku and Dawn of Zombie Haiku.

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