Scream All Night (Balzer & Bray)
Dario Heyward knows one thing: He’s never going back to Moldavia Studios, the iconic castle that served as the set, studio, and home to the cast and crew of dozens of cult classic B-horror movies. It’s been three years since Dario’s even seen the place, after getting legally emancipated from his father, the infamous director of Moldavia’s creature features.
But then Dario’s brother invites him home to a mysterious ceremony involving his father and a tribute to his first film—The Curse of the Mummy’s Tongue. Dario swears his homecoming will be a one-time visit. A way for him to get closure on his past—and reunite with Hayley, his first love and costar of Zombie Children of the Harvest Sun, a production fraught with real-life tragedy—and say good-bye for good. But the unthinkable happens—Dario gets sucked back into the twisted world of Moldavia and the horrors, both real and imagined, he’s left there.
With only months to rescue the sinking studio and everyone who has built their lives there, Dario must confront the demons of his past—and the uncertainties of his future. But can he escape the place that’s haunted him his whole life?
Scream All Night is a darkly hilarious romp about growing up and finding your place in the world.
Derek Milman has worked as a playwright, screenwriter, film school teacher, DJ, and underground humor magazine publisher. A classically trained actor, he has performed on stages across the country and appeared in numerous TV shows, commercials, and films. Derek currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, where he writes fiction full-time, plays video games really badly, and buys lime-green hoodies made of locally sourced hemp. Scream All Night is his first novel. You can find Derek online at www.derekmilman.com.
Best known as the first crossover character, the fan-favorite “Pepper” on FX’s hit anthology series, American Horror Story: Asylum & Freak Show, Naomi Grossman was named one of IMDb’s “Top 10 Breakout Stars” after her STARmeter skyrocketed to #1, making her the most searched in its 8 million person database. The Television Academy considered her for an Emmy for her portrayal in 2015, and Entertainment Weekly called her being cast in the role “The Best of 2012.” Fans may also recognize her from cameos in the feature films: Table for Three, The Chair, Sky Sharks, Short Stack, Bite Me, Painkillers, The Lurker, 1 BR, Chasing Lacey, Preacher 6, An Accidental Zombie (Named Ted), and Fear, Inc.