Brian McAuley

Brian McAuley is a WGA screenwriter who has written everything from family sitcoms to horror films for major studios and networks. His debut novel Curse of the Reaper was named one of the Best Horror Books of 2022 by Esquire. In 2023, his holiday slasher novella Candy Cain Kills earned praise from Kirkus, Booklist, and Library Journal, birthing the sequel Candy Cain Kills Again: The Second Slaying. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Dark Matter, Nightmare, Shortwave, and Monstrous Magazines. Brian is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at ASU’s Sidney Poitier New American Film School.

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Titles by Brian McAuley
Magazine Pieces by Brian McAuley
The Candy Cain Kills author shares his thoughts on the horror community, 80s nostalgia, and why he’s so excited about the Killer VHS series…
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Brian McAuley News
March 6, 2024
Today we are announcing the acquisition of Candy Cain Kills Again: The Second Slaying, a new novella by Brian McAuley…
November 16, 2023
Horror DNA recently published their review of Candy Cain Kills by Brian McAuley. Candy Cain Kills is the second entry in our Killer VHS Series…
November 13, 2023
Today we are thrilled to share that Brian McAuley‘s Candy Cain Kills, the second entry in our Killer VHS Series, is the #1 horror title on all of Ingram…
November 3, 2023
Bloody Disgusting runs a regular series of articles highlighting 5 of This Week’s Coolest Horror Collectibles. And their latest list features Brian McAuley‘s Candy Cain Kills, the second entry in our Killer VHS Series…
October 12, 2023
Booklist recently published their review of Candy Cain Kills by Brian McAuley. Candy Cain Kills is the second entry in our Killer VHS Series…
October 5, 2023
Kirkus recently published their review of Candy Cain Kills by Brian McAuley. Candy Cain Kills is the second entry in our Killer VHS Series…
September 18, 2023
Today we’re excited to announce that Elisabeth Rodgers will narrate Brian McAuley’s Candy Cain Kills audiobook. The audiobook will be available on November 14, 2023 alongside the paperback and ebook formats…
September 14, 2023
Library Journal recently published their review of Candy Cain Kills by Brian McAuley. Candy Cain Kills is the second entry in our Killer VHS Series…
August 31, 2023
We’re excited to announce that you can now read the entire first chapter of Candy Cain Kills, thanks to our friends over at Dread Central…
August 16, 2023
Brian McAuley’s Candy Cain Kills, the second entry in our Killer VHS Series, received a great, thorough review today from FanFiAddict…
July 27, 2023
Today we are excited to reveal the cover for Brian McAuley’s holiday slasher novella, Candy Cain Kills…
June 20, 2023
Horror Obsessive recently reviewed Alex Ebenstein’s Melon Head Mayhem, the first title in our new Killer VHS Series. The review not only praises Melon Head Mayhem and Alex’s work there, but also the potential for the series as a whole, saying…
May 26, 2023
Dread Central is hosting a very cool, exclusive cover reveal today… ours! The cover for Alex Ebenstein’s forthcoming novella, Melon Head Mayhem, was revealed this morning…
December 12, 2022
Today we are announcing the acquisition of a new novella by Curse of the Reaper author, Brian McAuley. Candy Cain Kills will be published Winter 2023 as the second title in our upcoming Killer VHS Series…