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On a Halloween night 300 years ago, something rose out of a Scottish bog to curse the McCafferty clan. Now, in 2010, single mother Merran McCafferty finds her suburban Halloween celebrations torn apart by the arrival of the Samhanach, an ancient trickster demon. When the Samhanach tries to steal Merran’s young daughter, Merran is forced to put aside reason and accept that ...more
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Carl Alves
The Sahmanach is a Halloween tale that spans three hundred years and two continents. Merran McCafferty is celebrating Halloween with her daughter when she finds an old manuscript that tells of a tale of her family from 300 hundred years ago, when a man called a monster in Scotland to attack members of the family. Since then, every hundred years, the Sahmanach has been taking children from the direct descendants of the McCafferty family. This is when Merran realizes that her daughter is next. Whe ...more
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Three hundred years ago the McCafferty clan was cursed by something that rose up out of the bog. During a Halloween party, one of the young McCafferty boys was murdered out of jealousy. His family chased the perpetrator to a bog where the murderer called up a Samhanach…a bog demon. Every Halloween the family waits for the demon to show itself and do its worst. A hundred years pass before it comes to fulfill the curse, and another hundred years pass before it shows itself again. Now it’s been ano ...more
Colleen Wanglund
Three hundred years ago the McCafferty clan became cursed by something that rose up out of the bog. During a Halloween party one of the young McCafferty’s boys was murdered out of jealousy. His family chased the perpetrator to a bog where the murderer called up a Samhanach…a bog demon. Now every Halloween the family waits for this demon to show itself and do its worst. A hundred years passes before it comes to fulfill the curse; and another hundred years pass before it shows itself again. Now it ...more
David Agranoff
The Samhanach by Lisa Morton
98 pages
Bad Moon Books
Novella series

I am huge fan of Lisa Morton already, and I becoming a big fan of Bad Moon’s novella series. Morton is a three time bram Stoker award winning author, her first novel “The Castle of Los Angeles,” made my 2010 top ten list and I have been a fan of Morton’s very solid short stories for years.

She is also the author of two non-fiction books about her favorite Holiday – Halloween. This novella is about Halloween and who better to write
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Nick Cato
Here's a nifty little Halloween story (and part of Bad Moon Books' Halloween novella series) that features a seldom-heard of, legendary creature.

300 years ago, Merran McCafferty's ancestors became the victims of an ancient curse. Now, a shape-shifting demon known as the Samhanach has returned to claim Merran's young daughter on Halloween night. Morton does a fine job of keeping the standard plot interesting, and relies on her knowledge of Halloween traditions to bring forth one spooky-ass monste
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Wayne Simmons
Solid halloween horror. Nice old school vibe and very well written.
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Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of horror fiction, and Halloween expert. She is a winner of both the Black Quill and Bram Stoker Awards, and her short stories have appeared in more than 50 books and magazines. Her first novel, THE CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES, was released by Gray Friar Press in 2010, and her first collection, MONSTERS OF L.A., was published by Bad Moon Books in October 2011. She i ...more
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