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A haunted priest confronts an apocalypse of his sins ... The last days of a doomed conquistador … An impossible realm of painted nightmares ... These are but glimpses into the world of Beyond the Book of Eibon, a literary tribute to the mind-boggling terrors and bizarre atmospheres of the maestro of Italian horror film Lucio Fulci with a bounty of original short fiction. Taki A haunted priest confronts an apocalypse of his sins ... The last days of a doomed conquistador … An impossible realm of painted nightmares ... These are but glimpses into the world of Beyond the Book of Eibon, a literary tribute to the mind-boggling terrors and bizarre atmospheres of the maestro of Italian horror film Lucio Fulci with a bounty of original short fiction. Taking inspiration from the horrors and atmospheres of Fulci’s works, fifteen established and up-and-coming weird fiction authors including Adam Cesare (Clown in a Cornfield), Gemma Files (Experimental Film), Christopher Slatsky (The Immeasurable Corpse of Nature), and Matt Serafini (Rites of Extinction) have put together their own spine-tingling stories taking cues from all sides of Fulci’s career, from his infamous cosmic-splatter films to his outré exercises in dark fantasy and gothic westerns. Additionally, the book will contain a forward by Kier-La Janisse, whose landmark House of Psychotic Womenhelped redefine the critical approach to exploitation films in the 2010s. Titled after Lucio Fulci’s cursed Book of Eibon, itself a reference to Clark Ashton Smith’s tome of the same name, Beyond the Book of Eibon combines the gothic, the weird, and the gory in a carefully curated anthology that should please everyone from die-hard Fulci fanatics to devotees of all stripes of weird fiction.


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A haunted priest confronts an apocalypse of his sins ... The last days of a doomed conquistador … An impossible realm of painted nightmares ... These are but glimpses into the world of Beyond the Book of Eibon, a literary tribute to the mind-boggling terrors and bizarre atmospheres of the maestro of Italian horror film Lucio Fulci with a bounty of original short fiction. Taki A haunted priest confronts an apocalypse of his sins ... The last days of a doomed conquistador … An impossible realm of painted nightmares ... These are but glimpses into the world of Beyond the Book of Eibon, a literary tribute to the mind-boggling terrors and bizarre atmospheres of the maestro of Italian horror film Lucio Fulci with a bounty of original short fiction. Taking inspiration from the horrors and atmospheres of Fulci’s works, fifteen established and up-and-coming weird fiction authors including Adam Cesare (Clown in a Cornfield), Gemma Files (Experimental Film), Christopher Slatsky (The Immeasurable Corpse of Nature), and Matt Serafini (Rites of Extinction) have put together their own spine-tingling stories taking cues from all sides of Fulci’s career, from his infamous cosmic-splatter films to his outré exercises in dark fantasy and gothic westerns. Additionally, the book will contain a forward by Kier-La Janisse, whose landmark House of Psychotic Womenhelped redefine the critical approach to exploitation films in the 2010s. Titled after Lucio Fulci’s cursed Book of Eibon, itself a reference to Clark Ashton Smith’s tome of the same name, Beyond the Book of Eibon combines the gothic, the weird, and the gory in a carefully curated anthology that should please everyone from die-hard Fulci fanatics to devotees of all stripes of weird fiction.

35 review for Beyond the Book of Eibon

  1. 4 out of 5

    Evan Pincus

    If you don’t like Lucio Fulci I don’t like you

  2. 5 out of 5

    Zac Hawkins

    An incredibly well curated collection of morbid tales from some of the best weird and horror lit authors in the industry today. Particular stand outs include LC von Hessen's UNA BELLA VITA IN VIOLA, which (much to my delight) evoked the strong fantastique elements of some of Fulci's oft under appreciated giallo ventures, and HK Lovejoys PHANTASMA-GORE, an almost Machen like venture into the way Fulci employed cruel vistas beyond our comprehension to incredible effect. Mike Thorns OFFER TO THE ADV An incredibly well curated collection of morbid tales from some of the best weird and horror lit authors in the industry today. Particular stand outs include LC von Hessen's UNA BELLA VITA IN VIOLA, which (much to my delight) evoked the strong fantastique elements of some of Fulci's oft under appreciated giallo ventures, and HK Lovejoys PHANTASMA-GORE, an almost Machen like venture into the way Fulci employed cruel vistas beyond our comprehension to incredible effect. Mike Thorns OFFER TO THE ADVERSARY, Christopher Slatskys BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL, and THE BLUE GRAVE by Astrid Anne Rose where also brilliant additions to the collection I found uniquely disquieting. Brilliant work from all involved, you've done King Fulci a great honour.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    I am a big Fulciphile, so I was super excited when I discovered the creation of an anthology of horror stories based on his films. I ordered it immediately and crossed my fingers in hope that it would live up to all the hype I was building up for it in my mind. So, did it meet my expectations? For the most part, yes. While a few of the stories are a bit too surreal, even by Fulci’s standards, many of them managed to expertly capture the Italian director’s dream logic and gooey gore (there’s a lot I am a big Fulciphile, so I was super excited when I discovered the creation of an anthology of horror stories based on his films. I ordered it immediately and crossed my fingers in hope that it would live up to all the hype I was building up for it in my mind. So, did it meet my expectations? For the most part, yes. While a few of the stories are a bit too surreal, even by Fulci’s standards, many of them managed to expertly capture the Italian director’s dream logic and gooey gore (there’s a lot of graphic eye violence in this collection) in short story form. Standouts include: LC von Hessen’s “Una Bella Vita in Viola,” which depicts a woman’s increasingly surreal evening at a debauched party celebrating the opening of a new art gallery Matt Serafini’s “The Gift of Fury,” a gory slice of dark and disturbing fantasy Mer Whinery’s tragic horror/western “The Hungry Season” Adam Cesare’s “In the Church and Through the House.” Possibly the seemingly most straightforward story in the collection, the shocking ending is a punch in the gut. “Offer to the Adversary” by Mike Thorn - another story centering around the reality altering effects of uncanny works of art “Anum’s Fire (1987) – Annotated” by Orrin Grey, one of the most unique stories is formatted as an annotated film summary of a Fulci-esque film. Fulci-fiends definitely need to check this collection out. Maybe if this one does well, we can see sequels? That would be this Fulci fan’s dream come to true.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Horrorlover86

    This was well worth the wait as all of the stories made are five star material. My personal favorite of the bunch are The Skin Of Other Men and Figure With Meat; Coda.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Perry

    To date, my favorite creative project I've been involved in. To date, my favorite creative project I've been involved in.

  6. 5 out of 5

    James Oxyer

    One of my favorite reads this year. A wonderful medley of weirdo fic inspired by Fulci in so many different, unsettling, and fun ways. A few stories that really made an impact: ​ The Work That Goes On - Dreary Ligottian atmosphere infused with nightmarish Euro gore. Maybe the most unsettling read of the bunch, and definitely one of my favorites. I also grew up in Tennessee, so maybe that's part of why this affected me so much. The Second Death of Vicente Luna - The final journal entries of a conquis One of my favorite reads this year. A wonderful medley of weirdo fic inspired by Fulci in so many different, unsettling, and fun ways. A few stories that really made an impact: ​ The Work That Goes On - Dreary Ligottian atmosphere infused with nightmarish Euro gore. Maybe the most unsettling read of the bunch, and definitely one of my favorites. I also grew up in Tennessee, so maybe that's part of why this affected me so much. The Second Death of Vicente Luna - The final journal entries of a conquistador stranded on a hellish nightmare island. Brilliantly conceptualized and executed to really unnerving effect. beautiful animal - I'm so happy that at least one of these stories prominently uses the mysterious self-inflating sex doll from City of the Living Dead (and actually makes it very disturbing). Figure with Meat; Coda - I was fortunate enough to read an early version of this last year, and I still think it's Perry's finest work to date. The structuring is so clever, and I could still feel my heart drop when everything comes together at the end. Annum's Fire (1987) - Annotated - I've never seen Conquest, but this analysis of a surreal Italian fantasy film that happens to sound a lot like Conquest gets to the heart of what's so special about the best Italian cult films; mostly in how they feel like actual human directors channeling their emotions into bizarre, grotesque visuals and nonsensical plots.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Vapaem

  8. 5 out of 5

    Baheda

  9. 5 out of 5

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  10. 4 out of 5

    Cole

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dylan Stump

  12. 5 out of 5

    Randy

  13. 4 out of 5

    Seer-Of-Mind

  14. 5 out of 5

    Felipe Becker

  15. 5 out of 5

    TuralyonW3

  16. 5 out of 5

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  17. 4 out of 5

    Robblack

  18. 4 out of 5

    Dorian

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kelley

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nicholas Morgan III

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tom Over

  22. 5 out of 5

    Hail Hydra! ~Dave Anderson~

  23. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

  24. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Friend

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  26. 4 out of 5

    Steven

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mark

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kayla Forrester

  29. 5 out of 5

    John

  30. 4 out of 5

    Juan Areiza

  31. 4 out of 5

    Alliye

  32. 5 out of 5

    Nathan Marinucci

  33. 5 out of 5

    Spjones123

  34. 5 out of 5

    Onika

  35. 5 out of 5

    Mike Thorn

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