Where horror lives.


Rave Reviews for The Red Empire and Other Stories!

The reviews are coming in, and the consensus is that Joe McKinney’s debut collection, The Red Empire and Other Stories, is a hit!

Anything Horror says, ” I’ve always thought of McKinney as ‘that kick ass zombie  author,’ but now after reading The Red Empire and Other Stories I think of him simply as, ‘That kick ass author.’  Period.”

Hell Notes calls it a “new classic” and says, “Redrum Horror has gotten off to a great start with this collection.”

Horror Talk says, “The Red Empire and Other Stories is a very complete collection that will satisfy fans of horror, thrillers and detective stories alike. Also, McKinney’s writing is so descriptive that the book feels more like a collection of novellas than a short story compilation (with the first tale coming in at 130 pages, considering it a novella is not that far-fetched). If you like your literature rough and dripping with authenticity, pick up a copy of The Red Empire today.”

And that’s just the start! Pick up The Red Empire and Other Stories in paperback or ebook at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords!


Introducing Abattoir Press, an imprint of Redrum Horror

We’re expanding! In addition to the numbered line of terrific horror titles in the Redrum Horror library, we are now rolling out Abattoir Press, a new imprint that kicks off in February with VIA DOLOROSA by Ronald Malfi.

Available for the first time in paperback and e-book, VIA DOLOROSA is a tense exercise in “quiet horror” that Ghost Writer Literary Reviews calls “a pulse-quickening, brain-teasing adventure. Writing doesn’t get any better than this.”


Lieutenant Nick D’Nofrio is back from the war, but he is not home. The dead are on the other side of the world, but they haunt him daily. He tries to be a husband to his new wife, Emma, but he can’t connect with other people. He is obligated to paint a mural at the Paradis d’Hôtel, but only horrors spring from his imagination. Nick suffers for his art, for himself, for the guilt of his painful secret…

The memory of war follows Nick D’Nofrio to the the Paradis d’Hôtel where he encounters a spectral Spanish beauty, a mysterious jazz musician, and a ghost from his troubled, violent past. As his marriage crumbles and his sanity spins out of control Nick is forced to face his demons, the worst of which may be himself.


“A remarkably versatile writer.”
Brian Keene, author of Ghoul and Dark Hollow

“Malfi’s use of language and his power of description are sublime.”
Fear Zone

Available for the first time in trade paperback and e-book from Abattoir Press in February, 2012!

Jeremy C. Shipp’s ATTIC CLOWNS Cover Revealed!

In February, Redrum Horror dares you to enter the mind of Jeremy C. Shipp…

ATTIC CLOWNS releases in early February in trade paperback, and here is a peek at the cover.


NOW AVAILABLE! The Red Empire and Other Stories by Joe McKinney

Joe McKinney’s first ever collection of short fiction is now available in paperback, as well as Kindle and Nook ebook formats.

Starting off with the titular The Red Empire, McKinney’s eco-thriller that pits a flash flood, an army of deadly fire ants, and an escaped killer against a widow and her blind daughter, this stunning collection also features seven more tales of horror and dark crime, three of which have never been published before now.

Get yours today!



Joe McKinney Signing in Austin: 2/11/2012


Here is the cover for the forthcoming Redrum Horror title, THE RED EMPIRE AND OTHER STORIES by Joe McKinney. The cover was designed by Joshua Hansen. The book will be released in January 2012. Don’t miss it!

Jonathan Maberry on The Red Empire and Other Stories by Joe McKinney

New York Times Bestselling Author Jonathan Maberry (Assassin’s Code, Dead of Night) has some very high praise for Joe McKinney’s THE RED EMPIRE AND OTHER STORIES, due out in January from Redrum Horror.

“Joe McKinney has been my favorite horror writer since he first broke on the scene. Each story in The Red Empire is a dangerous gem of a tale. Here is the most original voice of modern horror.”

Don’t miss it!