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Classic Monsters Unleashed – The monster horror anthology book gets a release date

From out of the Golden Age of Horror Cinema and Gothic Literature, comes Classic Monsters Unleashed [July 12, 2022] an anthology starring Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Invisible Man, and The Phantom of the Opera, among many other sinister characters. Launched as a Kickstarter project, CLASSIC MONSTERS UNLEASHED quickly became the number one highest funded prose horror anthology on the platform, grossing nearly $60K during its campaign.

Edited by Weird Tales Magazine editor James Aquilone, CLASSIC MONSTERS UNLEASHED features twenty-nine stories from some of the biggest names in horror—including Joe Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Ramsey Campbell, Lisa Morton, Owl Goingback, Richard Christian Matheson, Maurice Broaddus, Tim Waggoner, Linda Addison, and Dacre Stoker—as well as selected stories from an open submissions call. The collection features an introduction from film critic and writer Kim Newman and art by renowned British horror artist Mister Sam Shearon and comic artist Colton Worley.

CLASSIC MONSTERS UNLEASHED is the first in the Unleashed anthology series. The next installment, Shakespeare Unleashed, is planned for publication in 2023.

James Aquilone is an author and editor from Staten Island, New York. His fantasy/horror series Dead Jack has been optioned for film and TV. His short fiction has been published in such places as Nature’s Futures, The Best of Galaxy’s Edge, Unidentified Funny Objects 4, and Weird Tales Magazine.

CLASSIC MONSTERS UNLEASHED will be released in paperback and hardcover by Black Spot Books. Crystal Lake Publishing will release in ebook. All editions will be available on July 12, 2022.

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