HIGH STRANGENESS is a collection of ten spine-tingling stories by horror author Philip Tice that are sure to to chill your bones and freeze your blood – whether you're in the black market for ghostly hauntings, cosmic creatures, or macabre morality tales, we've got the scares for you!
High Strangeness / hī strānj-nəs / (noun):
"A term first coined during the UFO investigations of the 1960s to describe encounters that cannot be explained by conventional means, typically referring to the impossible, unbelievable or supernatural."
HIGH STRANGENESS is a collection of ten spine-tingling stories to chill your bones and freeze your blood – whether you're in the black market for ghostly hauntings, cosmic creatures, or macabre morality tales, we've got the scares for you!
Written as homage to the groundbreaking pulp horror novels of the 1950s and taking inspiration from harrowing short story collections like Stephen King's SKELETON CREW, Clive Barker's BOOK OF BLOOD, and Alvin Schwartz's SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, HIGH STRANGENESS continues the grand tradition of terrifying campfire tales for a new generation.
Long live the things that go bump in the night!
About the author
Phil Tice is an American author, artist, and filmmaker, originally hailing from the Great State of New Jersey where he grew up surrounded by local legends like the Jersey Devil and the Feltville Witches. One Halloween, Phil was dared to watch The Exorcist with some middle school friends and the rest was history. Phil began his love affair with horror as a child with books like Goosebumps and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and movies like The Thing and Return of the Living Dead. Phil began writing and self-producing films with his friends in high school, creating their own homemade version of Cannon Films in the suburbs of Central Jersey and paving the road for Phil's career in entertainment.
Phil went on to hone his craft at Boston's Emerson College, where he graduated with a BFA, and now lives in Hollywood, California, where he makes his living as a director and screenwriter. When entering the film industry, he learned how to bring monsters to life on set as a special effects makeup artist before becoming a fully-fledged horror filmmaker in his own right. He has collaborated with horror icons like Thom Mathews (Return of the Living Dead, Friday the 13th) and Cary Woods (Scream, Godzilla) and currently works for Oscar-nominated screenwriter and mentor David Magee (Life of Pi, Finding Neverland).
Phil considers authors like Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and William Peter Blatty to be some of his greatest inspirations, and he hopes that a few of their fingerprints show through in his own humble stories.