Return of the Original Punk Vampire -- Skipp & Spector's the Light at the End Hits 25th Anniversary

It's been 25 years since the team of John Skipp and Craig Spector blasted onto the horror scene with their debut novel, The Light at the End. Crossroad Digital will bring that book back to life for the Kindle and e-Readers of all flavors this Halloween, driving a stake through the sparkling whining vampires stalking modern nightmares. He was the inspiration for SPIKE, Joss Whedon's character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Rudy Pasko is back, bad as ever, and ready to thrill, frighten, and enlist a new generation of fans. Available 31 October from retail outlets everywhere. Available early at Crossroad Press.

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(PRWEB) October 21, 2010

It's been 25 years since the team of John Skipp and Craig Spector blasted onto the horror scene with their debut novel, The Light at the End. Crossroad Digital will bring that book back to life for the Kindle and e-Readers of all flavors this Halloween, driving a stake through the sparkling whining vampires stalking modern nightmares. He was the inspiration for SPIKE, Joss Whedon's character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Rudy Pasko is back, bad as ever, and ready to thrill, frighten, and enlist a new generation of fans. Available 31 October from retail outlets everywhere. Available early at Crossroad Press.

He was the inspiration behind “Spike” in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer – a bleached-blond sexy punk vampire who prowled the New York City subways – and his high-voltage ultraviolent antics hit the New York Times bestseller list, moving a million copies in a matter of weeks.

His name was Rudy, and the book was The Light at the End, the debut novel by horror legends John Skipp and Craig Spector. Along with Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, Light lauched the splatterpunk revolution of subversive, hardcore cinematic prose, marking a turning point in modern literary horror.

This Halloween, Crossroad Press and Macabre Ink Digital return The Light at the End to readers in a stunning e-book edition.

“It’s an 80s time capsule,” say the authors. “Today, vampires are Twilight. But back then, it was Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire: the whole wimpy ‘I’m so tragic, won’t you love me and give me your blood’ scenario.

“We always thought that vampires were creeps: self-absorbed sexual predators, only out for themselves. That’s why Rudy still counts. Sure, he’s good-looking. But God, what a dick.”

A cautionary tale for tweenage vampire fanatics, and a still-shocking classic of modern horror, The Light at the End is now available from Crossroad Press and Macabre Ink Digital. Watch the official 25th Anniversary Splatterpunk Revival website at http://splatterpunk.crossroadpress.com for news, reviews, interviews, and all things pertaining to this landmark 25th anniversary release.

THE LIGHT AT THE END will be available in most major e-BOOK outlets on October 31st. Buy your copy early at the publisher's website: http://store.crossroadpress.com

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This is the Crossroad Press cover art for the vampire novel, The Light at the End, 25th Anniversary Edition - cover by Neil Jackson