The Autopsy premieres on Netflix on October 26!

by on Oct.10, 2022, under news

Michael Shea’s The Autopsy featured in Cabinet of Curiosities

Watch The Autopsy by Michael Shea in one of the episodes of Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities on October 26. The show will feature different horror stories and one of them will be Michael Shea’s The Autopsy. See more details from IMDb.

Watch the trailer below.

Listen to The Autopsy by Michael Shea as narrated by Morgan Scorpion
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Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

by on Aug.30, 2022, under news

Michael Shea - Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities - hand with scar and texts.

Oscar-winner Guillermo Del Toro has selected 10 stories by different writers for this omnibus series and Michael Shea’s “The Autopsy” is included in the series. Written by David S. Goyer (The Sandman; Dark City; The Dark Knight; Batman Begins) and directed by David Prior (The Empty Man; AM1200) this episode stars Academy Award Winner F. Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest; Homeland; Amadeus), Glynn Turman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Fargo; The Wire), and Luke Roberts (Ransom; Black Sails). 

Coming to Netflix this Halloween!

Netflix will debut Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities on October 25, 2022, they will be launching a special four-day, double-episode Netflix & Chills Halloween event.

“With Cabinet of Curiosities, we set out to showcase the realities existing outside of our normal world: the anomalies and curiosities,” shared Del Toro. “We hand-picked and curated a group of stories and storytellers to deliver these tales, whether they come from outer space, supernatural lore, or simply within our minds,” said Guillermo del Toro. “Just in time for Halloween, each of these eight tales is a fantastical peek inside the cabinet of delights existing underneath the reality we live in.”

Watch the first look below.


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Guillermo Del Toro bringing Michael Shea’s “The Autopsy” to Netflix

by on Oct.21, 2021, under Books, featured works, news, Stories

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Netflix has announced the new and upcoming, Cabinet of Curiosities, originally slated to be titled 10 After Midnight. Oscar winner Guillermo Del Toro has selected 10 stories by different writers for this omnibus series.

Michael Shea’s World Fantasy Award winning novella, THE AUTOPSY, is planned to be the second story aired. Details released below:

“Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest), Glynn Turman (Fargo), and Luke Roberts (Black Sails) will appear in an episode written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight; Batman Begins) and based on a short story by Michael Shea, and directed by David Prior (The Empty Man; AM1200)”.

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Presenting Mr. Cannyharme, A Novel of Lovecraftian Terror

by on Sep.16, 2021, under Books, news

Michael Shea - Mr. Cannyharme

Early in his career, Michael Shea wrote the Lovecraftian novel The Color out of Time (1984). He subsequently wrote some of the most scintillating and gripping tales of the Cthulhu Mythos in contemporary weird fiction, including “Fat Face” and “Copping Squid.” These tales mingled Lovecraftian themes with the gritty realism of urban horror, and they often featured drug addicts, prostitutes, and others whom conventional society treats with scorn and marginalization.

Shea wrote the novel Mr. Cannyharme in 1981, and it constitutes a remarkable adaptation of Lovecraft’s early story “The Hound” (1922), about the depredations of an ancient Dutch vampire. In Shea’s novel, Mr. Cannyharme stalks the seedy Mission District of San Francisco in the aftermath of the hippie movement of the 1960s. Holed up in a rundown hotel, the seemingly harmless Cannyharme—aged, feeble, bent almost double with a crippling disease—is the focus of the supernatural terror in the novel.

Jack Hale, who manages the hotel, is one of the few who sense the danger to society and the world that Cannyharme represents. With a motley band of young whores and drug dealers, he takes on the challenge to counteract the horrors that Mr. Cannyharme seeks to release upon an unsuspecting world.

Mr. Cannyharme, written in a vibrant prose that brings to life the multitude of characters that populate the book, is a triumph of Lovecraftian terror, but also speaks of the way in which those who are regarded as the refuse of society can assert their dignity and self-worth in a grim environment. In this sense, it proves to be a novel affirming the triumph of the human spirit over the horrors facing it.

Mr. Cannyharme, in its limited hardcover edition, features Smyth-sewn signatures and an illustrated dust wrapper. Each copy is individually shrink-wrapped. All Hippocampus Press limited editions are printed on 60# white offset paper, acid free and elemental chlorine free.

Order Limited Cloth Edition

  • Limited cloth $45.00 $30.00 pre-publication discount!
  • Edited by S. T. Joshi, with a foreword by Linda Shea.
  • Cover artwork by Tom Brown. Cover design by Daniel V. Sauer.
  • Publication date: October 2021 (limited cloth)
  • Publication date: August 2021 (paperback and ebook)
  • 296 pages
  • Limited hardcover: 500 copies only
  • Paperback and eBook are also available at all major booksellers.

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Henrik Möller’s “Udda Ting” Podcast: Laird Barron, Marc Laidlaw and S.T. Joshi talk about Michael Shea and his unique work

by on May.06, 2021, under news

Michael Shea was, and to some extent still is, a hidden treasure for horror, scifi and fantasy fans.

Henrik Möller’s “Udda Ting” podcasts deal with strange stories, creativity and creators. While Henrik introduces the podcast in Swedish, the interviewed authors speak in English.

In this podcast by Henrik Möller we hear from Michael’s author friends Laird Barron, Marc Laidlaw and S.T. Joshi who talk about Michael Shea and his unique work.

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