Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror

Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror

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Overview

Welcome to the cool side of the 1950s, where the fast cars and revved-up movie monsters peel out in the night. Where outlaw vixens and jukebox tramps square off with razorblades and lead pipes. Where rockers rock, cool cats strut, and hot rods roar. Where you howl to the moon as the tiki drums pound and the electric guitar shrieks and that spit-and-holler jamboree ain’t gonna stop for a long, long time . . . maybe never.

This is the ’50s where ghost shows still travel the back roads of the south, and rockabilly has a hold on the nation’s youth; where lucky hearts tell the tale, and maybe that fella in the Shriners’ fez ain’t so square after all. Where exist noir detectives of the supernatural, tattoo artists of another kind, Hollywood fix-it men, and a punk kid with grasshopper arms under his chain-studded jacket and an icy stare on his face.

This is the ’50s of Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror. This is your ticket to the dark side of American kitsch . . . the fun and frightful side!

Table of Contents includes:

“The Golden Girls of Fall” by Seanan McGuire

“Sea Lords of the Columbia” by Weston Ochse

“Tremble” by Kasey Lansdale and Joe R. Lansdale

“The Demon of the Track” by Gary Phillips

“Outlawed Ink” by Jason Starr

“We Might Be Giants” by Nancy Holder

“Universal Monster” by Duane Swierczynski

“Draggers” by David J. Schow

“The Starlite Drive-In” by John M. Floyd

“Dr. Morbismo’s InsaniTERRORium Horror Show” by Lisa Morton

“Hot Babe” by Bill Pronzini

“The Prom Tree” by Yvonne Navarro

“I’m with the Band” by Steve Perry

“Mystery Train: An Arcane Investigation” by Max Allan Collins and Matthew V. Clemens

“Lab Experiment Turf War” by Jeff Strand

“The She-Creature” by Amelia Beamer

“Fish out of Water” by Will Viharo

“I Was a Teenage Shroom Fiend” by Brian Hodge

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949491012
Publisher: Dark Moon Books
Publication date: 12/10/2018
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 808,547
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Eric J. Guignard is a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles. He's twice won the Bram Stoker Award, been a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award, and a multi-nominee of the Pushcart Prize. He has over one hundred stories and non-fiction author credits appearing in publications around the world. As editor, Eric's published six anthologies including, DARK TALES OF LOST CIVILIZATIONS, AFTER DEATH..., and A WORLD OF HORROR, a showcase of international horror short fiction. Read his short story collection, THAT WHICH GROWS WILD: 16 TALES OF DARK FICTION (Cemetery Dance Publications), and novel DOORWAYS TO THE DEADEYE (JournalStone). Outside the glamorous and jet-setting world of indie fiction, Eric's a technical writer and college professor, and he stumbles home each day to a wife, children, cats, and a terrarium filled with mischievous beetles. Visit Eric at: www.ericjguignard.com, his blog: ericjguignard.blogspot.com, or Twitter: @ericjguignard.

Table of Contents

“Introduction” by Eric J. Guignard

“The Golden Girls of Fall” by Seanan McGuire

“Sea Lords of the Columbia” by Weston Ochse

“Tremble” by Kasey Lansdale and Joe R. Lansdale

“The Demon of the Track” by Gary Phillips

“Outlawed Ink” by Jason Starr

“We Might Be Giants” by Nancy Holder

“Universal Monster” by Duane Swierczynski

“Draggers” by David J. Schow

“The Starlite Drive-In” by John M. Floyd

“Dr. Morbismo’s InsaniTERRORium Horror Show” by Lisa Morton

“Hot Babe” by Bill Pronzini

“The Prom Tree” by Yvonne Navarro

“I’m with the Band” by Steve Perry

“Mystery Train: An Arcane Investigation” by Max Allan Collins and Matthew V. Clemens

“Lab Experiment Turf War” by Jeff Strand

“The She-Creature” by Amelia Beamer

“Fish out of Water” by Will Viharo

“I Was a Teenage Shroom Fiend” by Brian Hodge

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Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Michael_Flores1 More than 1 year ago
Great tribute to the fun side (“kitsche”) side of the 1950s! Great stories all the way throughout. Different takes on music scene, hot rod racing, monsters, creature movies, post-war culture, just cool all around. Art work by Steve Chanks is amazing! Adds an even higher level of caliber to the book. Favorite stories are Seanan McGuire’s The Golden Girls of Fall, Gary Phillips’s The Demon of the Track, and Bill Pronzini’s Hot Babe (and others).
JimmyTamTam More than 1 year ago
What an awesome, fun kick-a@@ book, all new short stories that are set around the wild and weird side of the 1950s! Rock & Roll and racing hot rods and one of the best line-up of authors I’ve ever seen in one place. Max Allan Collins (ROAD TO PURGATORY!) and Matthew V. Clemens bring a supernatural investigator who thinks he’s dead to track down a rock-singling werewolf. And Weston Ochse (SEAL TEAM 666) has two Korean War veterans off to rescue a pair of mermaids taken to sex slavery by the Finnish Brotherhood. Steve Perry (ALIENS; CONAN; STAR WARS tie-ins) is in this, and Nancy Holder (BUFFY and SMALLVILLE tie-ins) and tons others. I think the best stories were “Tremble” by Kasey Lansdale and Joe R. Lansdale and “The Demon of the Track” by Gary Phillips and “Dr. Morbismo’s InsaniTERRORium Horror Show” by Lisa Morton and “Draggers” by David J. Schow. But all the stories were good in diffrent ways. Best of the best!