29 original stories, spanning sci-fi, horror, new weird, and more

Haunted Reels at Fantasia

Hollywood Haunts Dark Matter

DARK MATTER PRESENTS: HAUNTED REELS is the newest anthology in our 'Dark Matter Presents' series. In April 2020, the world faced imminent lock-down, so a group of filmmakers started a virtual support group. Once a week, these diverse voices would assemble to do what they do best: tell each other stories. Campfire horror tales, emotional cosmic mysteries, and anything else that either made them take their minds off what was happening to the world, or help them understand it. HAUNTED REELS is the best of those stories.

Curated by film producer, David Lawson Jr., this collection features 29 brand-new stories written by some of the biggest and most creative names in film, TV, and video games, including C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Dr. Strange, The Black Phone), Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson (Something in the Dirt, Moon Knight, Loki), and Janina Gavankar (The Morning Show, God of War: Ragnarök, Horizon Zero Dawn, Tales of the Jedi).

The book covers a wide range of genre fiction, from science fiction and horror, to alternate history and new weird, so there is sure to be something in here for every kind of reader and fan.

Cover art by Olly Jeavons.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-958598-13-9

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-958598-33-7

Alphabetical by Last Name

The Authors

Full Bios Coming Soon

Jay Baruchel

The Gloom

Justin Benson

The World Often Ends

Lola Blanc


Sarah Bolger

The Deception of Youth

C. Robert Cargill

It Stood Above Me

B. J. Colangelo

Natalie Fears Recurrence

Michael Dunker


Owen Egerton

Dead No Longer

Elise Finnerty

It Comes Back

Kyra Gardner

Strange to Me

Janina Gavankar


Estelle Girard-Parks

It Comes Back

Jordan Goldstein


Brea Grant

Hologram Store

Gigi Saul Guerrero

This Is Not My Face

Gille Klabin


David Lawson Jr.

Towards the Light

Izzy Lee

The Beginning

Carl Lucas

Vox Canis

Malachi Moore

Desire Path

Aaron Moorhead

A Story with a Beginning and No End

Jared Moshe

The Man Who Saved the World

Wanjiru Njendu


Nick Peterson


Brett & Drew Pierce


Cezil Reed

The Fiancée Comes to Visit

Russo Schelling


Gary Sherman


Graham Skipper


A. T. White

Midnight: A Series of Letters

Ariel Vida

Roll the Bones

The Introduction Author

C. Robert Cargill

Screenwriter for Sinister, Doctor Strange, The Black Phone

Curated By

David Lawson Jr.

Film Producer and Assistant Director

The Cover Artist

Olly Jeavons

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