Joe Hill, "the best horror writer of our generation" (Michael Koryta) returns with a brand new short story performed by actor Nate Corddry, to be initially released as an exquisitely packaged vinyl recording.
A balmy summer night in 1994. Four teenagers out for an evening of fun on the boardwalk take a ride on the “Wild Wheel” – an antique carousel with a shadowy past – and learn too late that decisions made in an instant can have deadly consequences. What begins as a night of innocent end-of-summer revelry, young love, and (a few too many) beers among friends soon descends into chaos, as the ancient carousel’s parade of beasts comes chillingly to life to deliver the ultimate judgment for their misdeeds.
Featuring an original cover of The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses" by Matthew Ryan.
A “vinyl first” publication, “Dark Carousel” will be available exclusively on vinyl prior to any other format. Beautifully packaged with original artwork, the vinyl also includes a full-length digital download of the “Dark Carousel” audiobook.
Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Fireman, NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box; Strange Weather, a collection of novellas; and the acclaimed story collections Full Throttle and 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the Eisner Award–winning writer of a seven-volume comic book series, Locke & Key. Much of his work has been adapted for film and TV, including NOS4A2 (AMC), Locke & Key (Netflix), In the Tall Grass (Netflix), and The Black Phone (Blumhouse).
Nate Corddry, whose first television job was as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, has most recently shot a leading role in Hulu’s pilot Locke & Key, as well as the independent feature We Are Unsatisfied opposite Billy Crystal. Corddry’s film credits include The Circle, Ghostbusters, St. Vincent, and The Heat. Nate has also performed on stage for several seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. He currently resides in Los Angeles.