The Darkest Side of the Ring


Two short horror novels in one volume featuring Ella and Charlie Kruel.

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Two wrestlers. Two psychos. Two thrilling horror stories inspired by indy wrestlers come together in one volume by horror author and filmmaker John Cosper.

When a pair of horror movie fanatics discover a VCR, they can’t wait to relive their childhood by watching their favorite movies again in VHS. But the VCR carries a terrible curse that brings some of the worst serial killers in movie history to life. Learning that the curse can only be undone by another curse, the boys reach for another old VHS tape: The Beautiful Nightmare, featuring the maniac serial killer Charlie Kruel. With her mask and guiding spirit Masuku by her side, Charlie Kruel must not only deal with her identity as a fictional character in the real world, but battle a quartet of ruthless serial killers with much longer film resumes of their own.

Ben Peterson was only eighteen years old when he caught the attention of the biggest wrestling company in the world. He was already living a wrestler’s life, with a steady girlfriend and another girl on the side. Then one night, he picks up a hitchhiker named Elizabeth, a mysterious but beautiful young woman carrying a strange doll who lived near the abandoned sanitarium. After a romantic encounter by moonlight, Ben finds himself on the run from the police, the prime suspect in a series of murders. Each of the victims is someone close to Ben, and when Ben confides in his mentor about his late night encounter, he discovers the terrifying truth about the girl with the doll – a girl once known as Ella!

Indy wrestling fans and horror lovers will find much to love in the tales of Charlie Kruel and Ella, now available in one book. Come and see what terrors lurk in The Darkest Side of the Ring.

Number of pages: 138.

Books are signed by John Cosper.

Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 6 × .4 × 9 in