Cover illustration by Marc Vuletich. Title design by Alan Lastufka.

Melon Head Mayhem: A Novella

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Publication Date

July 11, 2023



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9781959565154 (Paperback)
9781959565161 (eBook)

About Melon Head Mayhem

Have you ever wanted to live inside your favorite horror film? Prove you have what it takes to fight Freddy? Destroy Jason? Mangle Michael?

Cousins Carson and Sophia are in town for their grandma’s funeral and are, unknowingly, about to live out the nightmare that is every horror fan’s dream.

After they find an old unfamiliar VHS tape tucked away in grandma’s house, they figure the worst that can happen is a few cringeworthy moments and 90 minutes wasted. Instead, the video summons the movie monsters—local urban legends called melon heads—into their very real lives!

The destruction caused by the blood thirsty melon heads has Carson and Sophia fighting to survive and sets them on a deadly path to the shores of Lake Michigan, home of the devilish beasts. They vow to destroy every last one of the melon heads and make sure these monsters never get a sequel.

Will they survive? Would you fare better?

It’s a creature feature. It’s a throwback. It’s… MELON HEAD MAYHEM!

Melon Head Mayhem News
December 8, 2022
Today we are announcing the acquisition of a new novella by author Alex Ebenstein. Melon Head Mayhem will be published Summer 2023 as the first title in our upcoming Killer VHS Series…
About the Author

Alex Ebenstein is an author whose daytime mapmaking career supports his nighttime addiction of writing horror and other dark speculative fiction. He is also the founder and owner of Dread Stone Press, an independent small horror press. He is a lifelong Michigander, where he lives with his wife, son, and dog.

About the Series

A series of books where movie monsters come to life and old VHS tapes summon long-buried evils. You’ll probably survive, as long as you remember to be kind and rewind.

View the Killer VHS Series.

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