Mick Garris continues to be tremendously prolific in all his creative endeavors. The creator of the Showtime series “Masters Of Horror” just wrapped up an episode of the show DEAD OF SUMMER, which premieres June 28th on the Freeform network. He’s also recently done episodes of WITCHES OF EAST END and RAVENSWOOD; Scream Factory recently announced they’d be giving the “collector’s edition” treatment to his pre-BATES MOTEL origin feature PSYCHO IV: THE BEGINNING; and just this past weekend, he celebrated the release of his brand new novella, UGLY, with a signing at Dark Delicacies in Burbank.
The novella is available courtesy of Cemetery Dance Publishing and is limited to only 750 copies! It features original cover artwork (above) by Tomislav Tikulin and this is a one time only pressing.
About the Book: Being a doctor empowers you in ways civilians cannot imagine, and Terry has helped the rich and famous of Hollywood stay young and perfect for years past their prime. He thinks he’s seen everything, but he hasn’t seen someone like Brittany before.
I turned around in slow motion, reeling, and saw the repellent creature behind the counter staring at me. Even more repulsive, she was starting to smile. Her teeth were horrifically staggered.
“Maybe you should stay,” she said, happily.
I tried to shake my head, but it just jerked spastically. I tried to speak, but my tongue was thick and my lips couldn’t form the words. I just gulped and floundered like a goldfish dumped from its bowl onto the floor. And then this creature shambled out from behind the counter and crossed the room, her shadow growing as she grew closer until it devoured me. She turned off the lights, put the CLOSED sign in the window, lowered the curtains, and squatted down next to me.
“You’re pretty,” she told me…