Cinematic monsters make terrifying cameos in these forthcoming titles, haunting mansions, cameras, the Hollywood Hills, and more.

Bury Your Gays

Chuck Tingle. Tor Nightfire, July

Filmmaker Misha Byrne should be celebrating: after years in the industry, he’s finally nabbed an Oscar nomination. But not all his career developments are positive: for one, the studio producing his streaming series thinks ratings will improve if he kills off the show’s queer characters. Meanwhile, monsters from his early horror scripts are starting to turn up in real life. It’s all part of the latest from Tingle, a prolific author of absurdist queer erotica who made his traditionally published debut with 2023’s Camp Damascus.

Horror Movie

Paul Tremblay. Morrow, June

The 1993 art-house film Horror Movie is a cult favorite with a dark association—three decades later, only one cast member survives. Tapped to help with a big-budget remake, the actor faces strange fans, unhinged showbiz personalities, and the movie’s demonic legacy. PW’s starred review of Tremblay’s recent collection, The Beast You Are, says the author “draws well-developed characters whose recognizable humanity makes it easy for readers to accept the weird events happening around them.”

The House that Horror Built

Christina Henry. Berkley, May

Chicago single mom Harry Adams takes a job cleaning enigmatic movie director Javier Castillo’s ornate mansion, stuffed with spooky relics from his films. As a horror fan, Harry’s excited to work for Castillo, but she begins hearing sounds suggesting the mansion harbors something beyond anyone’s ability to cleanse.

How to Make a Horror Movie and Survive

Craig DiLouie. Redhook, June

Renowned horror filmmaker Max Maurey is beloved for his cheaply made, high-grossing slasher flicks, and frustrated with his inability to get more artistic ideas funded. When he comes across a camera that was used to capture a real-life tragedy, he decides to use it for his next feature, starring aspiring final girl Sally Priest. Unfortunately, the camera itself may be the thing to fear.

I Was a Teenage Slasher

Stephen Graham Jones. Saga, July

On the heels of The Angel of Indian Lake (Saga, Mar.), which concludes Jones’s lauded trilogy about a teen horror fan on the hunt for a killer, the Jackson, Locus, and Stoker award winner returns with a splatter-flick homage told from a murderer’s perspective. In 1989, at age 17, Tolly Driver’s life in a small West Texas town changes irrevocably when he is cursed to kill for revenge.

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