The Skin That Fits (Paperback)

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..".a great read, richly humid with atmosphere, tense, packed with paranoia. The characters are interesting and well-rounded, tackling some difficult social constructs. Subtle but distinct Lovecraftian undertones weave throughout." -The Horror Fiction Review

"A tour of terror through a modern Southern gothic landscape."

- Vic Kerry, author of Thorazine Dreams


"The Family knows a whole lot about sacrifice. We don't just give up our comfort or our time. We give our bodies and we give our lives."

Kim Lansing and Todd Regan are about to learn about sacrifice. While on a clandestine date with another woman, Kim discovers that her fianc , Eustace, has killed himself. Torn with remorse, she fulfillls his one last request: taking his ashes from Seattle to his family members throughout the deep South.

In Miami, struggling male model Todd Regan botches a much-needed photo shoot. Desperate for income, he accepts a persuasive talent scout's offer of a high-paying role in an "experimental" horror film in Georgia.

As Kim and Todd's separate paths lead them beneath the shadow-casting Spanish moss of Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery and into the sweltering, gator-infested Louisiana swampland, they realize the locals may have something in mind other than hospitality.

Join a haunting journey through an American South of disturbing rituals and supernatural possession, murderers in fish-head masks and an ancient spirit that stalks old plantation grounds in search of THE SKIN THAT FITS.

About the Author

David Massengill is a Bay Area native who has lived in Seattle for two decades. His father hails from Tennessee, where there are many Massengills. David is also the author of the novel Red Swarm (Montag Press), about lethal insects invading the Pacific Northwest, and the short story collection Fragments of a Journal Salvaged from a Charred House in Germany, 1816 (Hammer and Anvil Books). His short works of horror and literary fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Eclectica Magazine, Pulp Metal Magazine, Word Riot, The Literary Hatchet, The Raven Chronicles, and Yellow Mama, among others. Visit his website at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781940233567
ISBN-10: 1940233569
Publisher: Montag Press
Publication Date: June 18th, 2018
Pages: 254
Language: English