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Hex Publishers is an independent publishing house proudly specializing in genre fiction: horror, science fiction, crime, dark fantasy, comics, and any other form that explores the imagination. Founded by writers, Hex values both the author and the reader, with an emphasis on quality, diversity, and voices often overlooked by the mainstream.

Nightmares Unhinged: Twenty Tales of Terror

Nightmares come in many forms. Some rend the veil of sleep with heart-stopping madness. Others defy sanity to leave a helpless corner of your mind twitching for release. Sometimes, hours after waking, a nightmare drifts across your memory, tainting your day with wisps of discomfort. Nightmares Unhinged reveals horror in all its mutable forms—abject to absurd—through twenty tales of terror in this horror anthology.

Edited by Joshua Viola.

AMC's Fear The Walking Dead: Season Two inspired by Nightmares Unhinged.

270 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0-9855590-9-0

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Kirkus: Best of 2016

Nightmares Unhinged one of Kirkus Reviews' Best Indie Books of 2016.

Kirkus: Best of 2016

Amazon Bestseller, Ranked #1 in Top Paid Fiction Anthologies (May 2017).

"Featuring an impressive line-up of speculative fiction luminaries—Mario Acevedo, Jason Heller, Jeanne C. Stein, Steve Rasnic Tem, Warren Hammond, etc.—this stellar collection of twenty nightmare-inducing short stories is appropriately titled: it's a check-underneath-the-bed-before-you-go-to-sleep kind of anthology."

—Paul Goat Allen

"A slew of gloriously disturbing, well-told tales to unnerve readers."


"Rarely does such a strong, perfectly-curated anthology hit the shelves."

—Self-Publishing Review

"Filled with stories that tickle the funny bone and send tremors down your spine, Nightmares Unhinged keeps you guessing, thinking and . . . unsettled."


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A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance in honor of Melanie Tem.

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