Available December 6th, 2021

Don’t go in the water. It’s dark. It’s deep. It’s scary as hell.


There is no better keeper of secrets than the menacing, murky depths of the ocean. Unfathomable creatures, mysterious disappearances, abandoned ships, deadly pirates. Even experienced seamen are susceptible to the horrors that lay hidden far below the surface. It’s all a game of chance. Be in the wrong place at the wrong time and you’ll become something’s meal. The dark deep is ominous and unforgiving and it has no conscience. Do you dare tempt fate?

The Better Off Dead series delves into the farthest corners of your mind, where your deepest, darkest fears lurk. These masters of horror will haunt your dreams and stalk your nightmares, taking you to the edge of sanity before pushing you to the brink of madness!

Contains stories by Steven Pajak, R.E. Sargent, and others.

Foreword by New York Times Bestselling author Steve Alten.

Are you a budding author or veteran spinner of yarns? Do you want your tale of nightmare creatures to be included in the next volume of The Better Off Dead series? If so, send us your story. We are now open for submissions.