Soundtrack to the End of the World, By: Anthony J. Rapino
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Soundtrack to the End of the World

A suicidal nudist strolls into traffic. An eccentric Buddhist claims he can occupy other people’s bodies. All the while, whispers of a new form of entertainment blow through town. Prompted by these strange occurrences, Marty Raft, a not-so-gentle giant, investigates and discovers underground clubs peddling music that induces an out-of-body experience. Marty and a wannabe comedian, Corey, set out to prove these special frequencies are nothing more than a hoax, or at worst, a mass-drugging. Instead, they uncover a secret with world-ending possibilities. If you can hear the music, it’s already too late.

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About Me

Anthony J. Rapino

Author of Horror and Dark Fiction

Anthony J. Rapino is the author of such horror novels as Soundtrack to the End of the World, Greetings from Moon Hill, and upcoming The Precipice of Nowhere. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including On Spec, Acapella Zoo, Black Ink Horror, Madhouse, and One of Us: A Tribute to Frank Michaels Errington.

Liminal Spaces
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Liminal Spaces: An Anthology of Dark Speculative Fiction

Liminal Spaces is a quiet horror anthology from Cemetery Gates Media featuring stories from well-known dark fiction writers such as: Joanna Koch, Jessica McHugh, Mark Allan Gunnells, Anthony J. Rapino, Gwendolyn Kiste, and many more.

“The word ‘liminal’ comes from the Latin root limen. It means ‘threshold.’ A liminal space is a ‘crossing over’ space–a space where you have left something behind, yet you are not fully in something else. It’s a transition space. “This is my favorite kind of horror and speculative fiction. Fiction which takes place in that ‘crossing over’ space. Stories about characters who have–wittingly or unwittingly–crossed a threshold. Those who have left something behind, yet are not quite somewhere or something else. They are in-between, and are neither one thing, nor another.” -Kevin Lucia, Editor

Anthony J. Rapino, The Artist

For the Horror and Halloween lover in all of us, Anthony also creates sculptures that are based on horror movies, novels, his imagination, and Halloween. His artwork comes in the form of gruesome figures, magnets, busts, toys, pins, and more.

Recent News

New Halloween Article

Free to read on Retro-Daze As we head into the final two weeks of the October (AKA the greatest time of year), it occurs to me that I have been relatively silent here. Sure, I’ve been posting like a maniac over on my Instagram and Twitter pages, but my poor old website has suffered in

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Liminal Spaces

Liminal Spaces Anthology Available Now

Plus Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions Updates I am proud to announce a new release, Liminal Spaces: An Anthology of Dark Speculative Fiction edited by Kevin Lucia, is now available for purchase as a paperback or ebook. My short story, “The Black Door,” can be found in its pages, along with a host

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Free Halloween Countdown Calendar

September 2021 Happy September! With the coming of the new school year and cooler weather, my mind always drifts to Halloween. If you’re reading this, I bet you’ve already been on the hunt for Halloween décor and the newest seasonal food options like Monster Mash Cereal and Skittles Shriekers. To help get you in the

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One of Us: A Tribute to Frank Michaels Errington.

Frank was a beloved reviewer and source of support, advice, and friendship to the small press/indie horror community. All proceeds of this charity anthology are going to the American Transplant Foundation. Anthony’s contribution is entitled “River Bugs.”