Archive for February, 2015

Wretched Walls_final thumbWhile renovating an old home, Garrett Jenkins finds an antique box full of vintage 1920s pornography hidden in the walls. Who was the woman in the photos? Is there a connection to the presence Garrett suspects is haunting the home? As curiosity turns to obsession, the restoration of the building suffers. His mother’s life savings and his girlfriend’s hopes for the future are on the line. But with each new discovery, Garrett steps closer to a shattering truth that may end in madness.

The Wretched Walls, a novella by Brian Kaufman. Dying alone would be better.

The Wretched Walls is a novel that can easily fill you with dread. The strange occurrences may be enough to give you chills, but what will keep you at the edge of your seat is the novel’s use of psychological horror… this book is definitely one that made my skin crawl.” Airam Valarde  (Online Book Club)

“A slow burn about haunted obsession. You’ll spend the last half of the novella terrified of finding out the truth. Kaufman draws you in with his character work so well, you don’t even realize when he’s begun to scare you…” (Desmond Reddick, Dread Media)

Dark Silo Gets “Schooled”

Posted: February 13, 2015 in Dark Silo Event

brian at polaris 2Polaris Expeditionary School in Fort Collins, Colorado held its annual “Zombie Week” – integrated learning centered around a theme of the living dead. Author Brian Kaufman represented Dark Silo Press in a discussion about writing, zombies, a career in letters and general mayhem.

Each student in the class received a copy of Eric S. Brown’s novelette “The Taint” (illustrated by Jack Larson). The discussion ranged from H.P. Lovecraft to Bigfoot, and from the writing process to the political implications of the zombie metaphor.

As in previous visits, Kaufman was stunned by the energy and creativity of the class. “I had an opportunity to speak with some of the students after the presentation,” Kaufman said. “I found myself wondering which of the students I talked to would be genre superstars a decade from now.”

Students in the class were required to produce a zombie self-portrait, a short story (some of which will be published on the Dark Silo Site) and additional materials during the week. Look to upcoming posts to get an advanced look at the horror writers of the future…