Five short stories set in a town named Gulpepper, which has a habit of swallowing people. There’s a reason the locals call it “The Gulp”. CW: Horror and all that comes with it. Lots of people get their throats ripped out and skin peeled off, it's quite disgusting really.
When Tannin’s grandfather dies she is left to deal with his not-inconsiderable debt. Forcibly thrown into a cut-throat world of thievery and intrigue, the last things Tannin expects to have to deal with are wayward princesses and half-forgotten fairy stories. But as she goes looking for answers in her grandfather's old journal, Tannin finds that there is a lot more to her, and to the mysteries surrounding her, than she ever thought possible. CW lots of murder, hanging
Having been persuaded by the beautiful Natasha to leave her dreary London life behind in favour of the glitz, glamour and drama of Chicago, Annabelle deals with much more than the expected drama, and makes a few friends, enemies and frenemies along the way.
Charles Yu is a time machine repairman. One day he sees himself coming out of a time machine and, against all the training advice he's been given, shoots himself in the stomach, flinging himself into a time loop.
When she was nine El (shot for Galadriel, think the "all shall love me and despair" version) was prophesised to destroy the world. Now she is in her second last year at a magical school that wants to kill her, she can't write an essay without inventing a spell to enslave minds, and worst of all, everyone's favourite heroic wizard-boy Owen Lake has just saved her life for the second time.
The tagline for Splatter Capital promises “a guide for surviving the horror movie we collectively inhabit” but really it is a breakdown of how splatter horror can act as a Marxist representation of life under capitalism – where bodies are dismembered and consumed by the more fortunate for the sake of maintaining production. It also poses that splatter horror can present a cathartic alternative, where the disenfranchised are able to rise up and literally “eat the rich”.