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Thomas Malafarina’s short story collection “Gallery of Horror” inspired by the art of Nunzio Barbera

Camp Hill, PA – Sunbury Press has released Thomas M. Malafarina’s latest book “Gallery of Horror”, a collection of ten short stories based on the dark collages of Keyser, West Virginia’s Nunzio Barbera.

Regarding Thomas Malafarina’s “Eye Contact”
“If H.P Lovecraft were to write the “The Dead Zone”, this would be it …”  George Andrade, Horror

About the Book:
GOH front cover_webFrom 1970 to 1973, the television network NBC aired a program called “Night Gallery” hosted by Rod Serling who was best know for the series “The Twilight Zone” during the 1950s and 1960s. Each week, the show started with Rod standing in front of a work of disturbing artwork displayed on an easel. Next he would proceed to introduce the night’s feature play, which always carried the same title as the displayed work of art.

In the tradition of “Night Gallery”, horror author Thomas M. Malafarina and contemporary artist Nunzio Barbera have collaborated to present a collection of strange and bizarre stories, combining both art and fiction, which they call “Gallery Of Horror”.

The goal of the work was to produce stories with the same surrealistic atmosphere of the old television show along with short stories containing similar ironic twists. In addition, many of the stories have Malafarina’s own special brand of descriptive gore. Each story was inspired by, and features one of, Nunzio Barbera’s works of art and was created with the hopes of taking the reader on a very special journey into the unknown and frightening world that is the mind of Thomas M. Malafarina.

Stories included:
• The Age Of Man
• The Wind Whispers Mary
• Girls Don’t Poop
• Talk2Me
• Call Him Maury
• Beyond The Mind’s Eye
• Remember When
• Lost
• In The Beginning There Was Me
• Status Quo

List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
182 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1934597613
ISBN-10: 1934597619
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

About the Author:
Thomas M. Malafarina is an author of horror fiction. To date he has published three horror novels —  “99 Souls”, “Burn Phone” and “Eye Contact” — as well as a collection of horror short stories called “13 Nasty Endings” and a book of single panel cartoons called “Yes I Smelled It Too; Cartoons For The Slightly Off Center” through Sunbury Press.

In addition, many of Thomas’ works have appeared in short story anthologies and e-magazines. Some have also been produced and presented for internet podcasts.

Thomas is best known for the twists and surprises in his stories, and he is quite fond of developing the explicitly descriptive scenes of horror, gore and violence he depicts in his work.

Thomas lives in South Heidelberg Township, just outside of Wernersville, Pa., with his wife, JoAnne. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.

For more information about artist Nunzio Barbera

Review of a recent exhibition by Nunzio Barbera:…