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VOICES OF THE DAMNED

Barbie Wilde


Cover art by Clive Barker


" In this impressive collection of short stories, actor Wilde (who played the Female Cenobite in the film classic Hellbound: Hellraiser II) reveals a world of beautiful fear. The most delightfully terrifying entries form the Cilicium Trilogy, which reveals the complex origin and destiny of Sister Cilice. This character-focused exploration is sensual in its brutality. In "Writer's Block," Wilde combines the psychological torture of an unknown artist with the erotic egotism of fandom to create a fascinating sexual horror. She creates a dreadful family legacy in "Botophobia," in which there are not merely skeletons in the closet but unworldly powers hidden in the basement. Wilde's mastery of shocking violence is given full rein in subjects ranging from reclusive self-imprisonment to the exploration of European nightmares. As much a chilling collection of frightful fiction as a delight for the darker senses, this is a satisfying triumph in a befitting, unforgiving, style."Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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"Damaged people, ultraviolence, murder and explicit sex—what's not to love about her work?"—"Bad Barbie" Featurette, Fangoria (America's #1 Horror Magazine)

Enter into the mind of Barbie Wilde, whose disturbing interior world teems with the voices of rebellious female demons, devilish witches, semen-hungry neo-vampires, raging gods and home invaders, the fiends of sleep paralysis, pint-sized store-front preachers with a whiff of sulfur, body horrors of the most grotesque kind, clandestine aliens and Zulu zombies.

These truly are the Voices of the Damned: eleven short horror stories from Barbie Wilde, actress (Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Death Wish 3) and dark crime-horror novelist (The Venus Complex). Fangoria has called Wilde "one of the finest purveyors of erotically charged horror fiction around."

Each story is accompanied by seductive, haunting, full colour artworks and illustrations created by some of the most imaginative artists in the genre: Clive Barker, Nick Percival, Steve McGinnis, Daniele Serra, Eric Gross, Tara Bush, Vincent Sammy, & Ben Baldwin.

© Barbie Wilde


Foreword by Chris Alexander, Editor in Chief, Fangoria
Afterword by the Soska Sisters


Artwork & Illustrations by

Clive Barker
Nick Percival
Steve McGinnis
Daniele Serra
Eric Gross
Tara Bush
Vincent Sammy
Ben Baldwin


PRAISE FOR BARBIE WILDE

" In this impressive collection of short stories, actor Wilde (who played the Female Cenobite in the film classic Hellbound: Hellraiser II) reveals a world of beautiful fear. The most delightfully terrifying entries form the Cilicium Trilogy, which reveals the complex origin and destiny of Sister Cilice. This character-focused exploration is sensual in its brutality. In "Writer's Block," Wilde combines the psychological torture of an unknown artist with the erotic egotism of fandom to create a fascinating sexual horror. She creates a dreadful family legacy in "Botophobia," in which there are not merely skeletons in the closet but unworldly powers hidden in the basement. Wilde's mastery of shocking violence is given full rein in subjects ranging from reclusive self-imprisonment to the exploration of European nightmares. As much a chilling collection of frightful fiction as a delight for the darker senses, this is a satisfying triumph in a befitting, unforgiving, style."Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Wilde is one of the finest purveyors of erotically charged horror fiction around."Fangoria

"Barbie Wilde's 'Sister Cilice' is devastatingly haunting, piercingly erotic and is one of the true stand-out stories of the anthology."All Things Horror

"Sick, but in delicious ways!"—Doug "Pinhead" Bradley, www.dougbradley.com

"...a potent piece of nunspoloitation. It contains plenty of grotesquerie, and, unlike the majority of the book's other tales, doesn't wait until the end to dish it out!"Fright.com

"I've adored Sister Cilice since she made her first appearance in Hellbound Hearts and I'm delighted that Barbie's taken her on a journey through two more instalments, completing her arc from sex-hungry nun to one of the major players in Hell; and if you're on the receiving end of her tortures, your suffering will definitely be legendary! She's a Cenobite who gives Pinhead a run for his money, that's for sure. In 'The Cilicium Pandoric' Cilice visits the toymaker for her own puzzle box, the start of her revolution—and in 'The Cilicium Rebellion' she's out to show the men how it's really done, along with her elite band of kick ass female sinners. Intoxicating, bloodthirsty and witty, these are stories to make Clive Barker proud. Anyone who loved The Scarlet Gospels will be in Heaven, not Hell, reading these..."—Paul Kane, award-winning and bestselling author/editor of The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy, Hellbound Hearts and Blood RED

"'Zulu Zombies' is pure Barbie Wilde; eccentric, bizarre, dark and frightening but laced with a inimitable, irreverent punk rock exuberance. It was an honor to reprint the tale in the blood-stained pages of Gorezone Magazine..."—Chris Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Fangoria & Gorezone

"Reading Barbie Wilde has given me pervature of the spine. My eyes weep jizz, and I can't take a wizz without melting someone's face off. Now THAT'S entertainment!"—John Skipp, New York Times bestselling author, editor, zombie godfather, compulsive collaborator, musical pornographer, black-humored optimist and all-around Renaissance mutant.

"Barbie Wilde kicks off the anthology with a weirdly nightmarish short that seems to have been born from the same cast as Clive Barker's 'The Yattering and Jack' crossed with the succubus from James Herbert's novel Once... (2001)."—Chris Hall, DLS Reviews

"Gaia's story is both powerful and deeply shocking. This tale of latent revenge and pent-up anger was a joy to read."Ginger Nuts of Horror

"The stories offer icky pleasure for those fascinated with a subgenre concerned with the body turning against itself. Some are funny and disgusting (Richard Matheson's nuclear fallout nightmare ''Tis The Season To Be Jelly!,' Barbie Wilde's bowel-with-a-brain-of-its-own yuk-fest 'Polyp')..."SFX Magazine

"...thanks to Marie O' Regan and Paul Kane for this treasure trove of stories—ranging from some classics in the genre, 'The Tell-Tale Heart,' 'Survivor Type' and 'The Body Politic' to some stories that will almost certainly become classics of their time—the absurdist, very entertaining shocker 'Polyp' to the brilliantly executed 'Sticky Eye'..."—Johnny Mains

"...wildly perverse and stylish..." "A demented gem..."—Chris Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Fangoria & Gorezone


Title Details:


RRP Price: £34.95 (Deluxe Hardcover)
RRP Price: £21.95 (Trade Hardcover)
RRP Price: £13.49 (Trade Paperback)
Publisher: Short, Scary Tales Publications
Release Date: Oct 31, 2015 (Hardcover)
Release Date: Apr 1, 2016 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-909640-40-5 (Oversized 7" x 10" Deluxe Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-909640-35-1 (Oversized 7" x 10" Trade Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-909640-36-8 (6" x 9" Trade Paperback)
Full Colour Interior Artwork
Two Colour Interior Book Design
First Edition
Pages: 224 (Hardcover)
Pages: 230 (Paperback)


eBook edition also available.



Trailer by Barbie Wilde.


Signed & Lined Deluxe Hardcover Edition

2017, marks the 30th Anniversary of the creation of the Female Cenobites by legendary author Clive Barker. This special copy of the Deluxe Hardcover Edition of Voices of the Damned is signed & lined by author Barbie Wilde, and is to celebrate that very special occasion.

For a limited time only, these special Signed & Lined Deluxe Hardcover copies will be sold at £34.95 (the same price as the unsigned Deluxe Hardcover Edition) until January 1st, 2017, when the price will be £39.95 + S&H.


Our Price: £39.95 £34.95—Limited Time!

Signed & Inscribed Deluxe Hardcover Edition

If you would like your Signed Deluxe Hardcover copy inscribed with a personal message or dedicated to someone as a gift, or just as a treat for yourself, we are also offering Signed & Inscribed copies for an extra £2.00 which is just to cover the extra postage costs for Barbie personally inscribing the books.

Please select the correct shipping destination below and remember to include your inscription in the 'message box' when you place your order.

For a limited time only, these special Signed & Inscribed Deluxe Hardcover copies will be sold at £34.95 (the same price as the unsigned Deluxe Hardcover Edition) until January 1st, 2017, when the price will be £39.95 + S&H.


Our Price: £39.95 £34.95—Limited Time!

Once you've placed your order, please email orders@sstpublications.co.uk with your order number and name and address and please tell us who you'd like your book Inscribed to, or what you'd like the Inscription to read.


Personally Signed & Inscribed copies may take an additional 3-5 business days to process and ship.


Please Note: Signed and Inscribed books cannot be returned.


Deluxe Hardcover Edition (Unsigned)

The Deluxe Hardcover Edition comes with a FREE exclusive 8" x 11" Full Colour Paperback Art Book: The Art of Voices of the Damned. But ONLY when ordered direct from SST.

Our Price: £34.95 (Including FREE exclusive 8" x 11" Full Colour Paperback Art Book: The Art of Voices of the Damned)




VOICES OF THE DAMNED


Artwork © Clive Barker
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VOICES OF THE DAMNED


Artwork © Nick Percival
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