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The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror

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“The Fiends in the Furrows parts I and II are some of the best anthologies I’ve ever read and probably THE best FOLK anthologies I’ve ever read…I highly recommend them both. If you like folk horror, you’re going to love these.”

—Erika, Amazon review


The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror is a collection of nine short stories that hew both to the earthy traditions and blaze new trails in Folk Horror.

Fans of Folk Horror, as well as those unfamiliar with it, will find horrors galore in these stories. Themes of rural isolation and insularity, paranoia, mindless and monstrous ritual, as well as arcane ceremonies clashing against modern preoccupations run through these stories.

Nosetouch Press is proud to bring The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror to horror enthusiasts everywhere.

Selected for the Preliminary Ballot of the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards.

Includes the stories “The Jaws of Ouroboros,” by Steve Toase and “Back Along the Old Track,” by Sam Hicks—both chosen by Ellen Datlow to be included in The Best Horror of 2018, published by Night Shade Books.

  • Length: 220 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-944286-13-2 (paperback)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-944286-10-1 (hardcover)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-944286-34-7 (case laminate hardcover)
  • Also available as an ebook


Excellent folk-horror tales…If youve not read any folk horror stories before, I would suggest you start here.

Arthur T. Burton, review

I absolutely loved this collection.

Síol na nGael, review

Im absolutely loving this book. Every story is so well written and thought-provoking. Just what I wanted from folk horror. I can see me reading this again and again. Superb.

Mr. G.A. Hattersley, review

A great book of strange and wonderful short stories that delve into the various veins of folk horror.

Matt6550, review

“…All the stories are well written, with huge gobbets of terror and weirdness running through their veins. With nine to choose from, you can sample taste from a literary buffet of varied writers’ voices and styles, as each one elegantly creates their own fictional world with its own boundaries into which you, the reader, can step inside, visit and unlike some of the characters trapped within, you are allowed to leave. This is quite a privilege.” —Alyson Rhodes, on

“I absolutely loved this anthology…creepy, strange, unexpected, and bizarre. Definitely looking up more by each of these authors!” —Amy, on

“…This is a fantastic collection of folk horror. I’m definitely interested in finding other works from these authors. These stories are a solid and disturbing collection of folktales. I recommend this one to anyone who enjoys dark folklore.” —Mindi Snyder, on

“The Fiends in the Furrows, takes the bustling in the hedgerows and turns them into your darkest nightmares…this is an anthology that will stir up those primal fears that are ingrained in all of us.” —Jim Mcleod,, JIM MCLEOD’S TOP HORROR BOOKS OF 2018

Included on Twitter reader Emily/@BookHappy08’s list of her Top 15 Anthologies of 2018.

Read more reviews at Goodreads and Amazon.

The Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror