Authors John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow have released a special cinematic trailer to promote their January novel, Jake’s Wake. The terrifying trailer below was directed by Skipp, who’s also slated to direct the feature film of Jake’s Wake, now in pre-production.

Here’s a quick description of the story: Pastor Jake promised his followers everlasting life…he just didn’t say what kind. So when the small-town televangelist and con man climbs out of his coffin at his own wake, it becomes Judgment Day for everyone gathered to mourn—or celebrate—his death. Jake is back, in the rotting flesh, filled with anger and vengeance. And accompanied by demons even more frightening than himself. What follows is a long night of endless terror, a blood-drenched rampage by the man not even death could stop.

John Skipp launched his career as half of the New York Times bestselling partnership Skipp and Spector in 1986. What followed was an incredible string of bestselling novels that introduced the genre of splatterpunk and changed the face of horror fiction forever. Then, in the mid-90s Skipp seemingly disappeared from the horror scene, leaving millions of fans to await the return of this horror godfather. Now he’s teamed up with Cody Goodfellow (author of the cult Lovecraftian epics Radiant Dawn and Ravenous Dusk), to map out the new frontier of fear, and instigate a whole new reign of terror for the horror-loving reader.

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