Your Next Halloween Read: "The Showers"

It's more than just an urban legend...

Jack's former English teacher, Mr. Mays, told a scary story every Halloween. It was about a place out in rural Nebraska—a building he called "The Showers"—and the supernatural horrors there that threatened to consume him. Now that school is long over, Jack wonders if there isn't more to the infamous tale.

Curiosity leads him on a hunt for the mysterious building, and what begins as a road trip quickly spirals out of control. Maybe The Showers is a real place. And maybe, it's more than just a story...

Back in 2012, a reddit user named clover10176 posted a chilling personal account to the NoSleep subreddit; it was titled "The Showers." The post was met with such positive response, it was awarded "scariest of the year" on NoSleep, and was adapted for audio on The NoSleep Podcast for their Halloween special—and spread from person to person as all the best scary stories are.

Six years later, the story has been expanded, and it continues to terrify readers and listeners from all over.

In the spirit of Halloween, we're excited to announce the official publication of The Showers—revised and expanded since its original appearance online. The author, Dylan Sindelar, worked with us to buffer the manuscript and present the definitive edition in ebook and paperback. In Dylan's own words:

"I poured myself into rebuilding the story almost from the ground up. If it was going to be out in the world, I wanted it to be the best version possible. I wanted it to be worth the read for the audience—those familiar with the story and new readers alike."

As a whole, we wanted to make this project extra special for readers. Christopher Warren's black and white illustrations appear on the cover and in the paperback edition as an homage to Stephen Gammell (the artist behind Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.) The original manuscript was extended about forty pages from its initial draft, and you'll find new bits and pieces that wind the story tighter in its suspenseful trip into madness and the supernatural. If you're looking for something to sate your horror sweet tooth, then look no further:

Purchase the book over on amazon in Kindle and Paperback today!

For more behind the story, check out this interview with the author by HoodoHoodlumsRevenge:

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