A short description of the stories follows:
“Alerts From The Grave” --- A porn star receives text messages and emails from her dead husband
“The Dark Road.” --- A sibling rivalry between two sisters is put to an end after a trip through the woods turns into a night of pure terror.
“The Magician And The Beast.” --- A unique animal is the attraction for a sinister traveling magician.
“Giggling in the dark.” --- A young couple hears weird laughter and noises coming from their basement..
“The Power Of The Punch.” --- A struggling female boxer is given breast implants that give her the strength of three men. But everything has a price...
“Last Thoughts.” --- A womanizing politician is killed by his wife over and over in an endless loop; each death more brutal than the last.
“7 pm.” --- After almost dying in a street fight, a young drug dealer struggles to get his life and family back on track. But can he?
“Dirty Underwear.” --- A necrophiliac mortician gets a taste of her own medicine...
“Mail-Order Bride.” – A lonely old man finds a beautiful bride online, but he soon regrets his choice.
“The Intruder.” --- A family is fighting for their lives against an intruder who may be a bigger threat than they think.
"The Special Child." --- A youth counselor is concerned about a foreign child who has gotten everyone sick.
“The Scarecrow.” – A young reporter's first news assignment is to write an article about a scarecrow that walks at night.
There is something within these pages for everyone. In the short stories you'll find suspense, ghosts, werewolves, gremlins, vampires, zombies, demons, murder, mayhem, betrayal, twist-endings and more. The loosely-connected tales take place in a fictional southern town called Malo.
"It's a very adult book," Dugger explained. "Supernatural and weird things do indeed happen, but the characters are grounded in realism. People can be cruel, lonely, jealous, misguided, insecure, etc. As a result of this, there is bad language as well as violent and sexual situations in Southern Terror, but it's all done with a wink."
Being a natural comedian, Dugger couldn't help but throw in his epic silliness.
"My humor is sprinkled all over these stories. Everyone who has read it laughed their socks off."
Southern Terror has been compared to other horror works such as Tales From The Crypt. "That's what I wanted," Dugger said. "Twilight Zone, Are You Afraid of The Dark, Tales From The Crypt...these are shows I grew up with and still enjoy. I like how on anthologies, every story is different; different situations and different characters. It keeps you on your toes. In Southern Terror, each story has a personality of its own."
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