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These Evil Things We Do: The Mick Garris Collection

Prolific author/writer/director and horror icon, Mick Garris has released a collection of five spine-tingling tales. From a plastic surgeon with a uniquely disturbing approach to his job to a deranged child genius obsessed with his teacher, These Evil Things We Do: The Mick Garris Collection explores mankind’s capacity for limitless evil—and how often that evil hides in plain sight.

Mick Garris' Those Evil Things We Do book cover
Mick Garris’ Those Evil Things We Do book cover

For more than three decades the award-winning filmmaker, podcaster, writer and Founder of Nice Guy Productions has been behind countless memorable projects for both the big and small screens including Hocus Pocus, Sleepwalkers, The Fly II, *batteries not included, Riding the Bullet, Psycho IV, Critters 2, Nightmare Cinema, Tales from the Crypt, Amazing Stories, Freddy’s Nightmares, The Stand, Masters of Horror and so many more.

He recently received some high praise from many of his legendary friends which had glowing things to say about his book. Those quotes include:

“When he’s yearning about the tarnished tinsel underbelly of the town he knows (and clearly loves) the best, Mick Garris writes like a combination of Robert Bloch and James Ellroy, hardboiled noir with a ghostly little prink of the Devil’s own pitchfork.”

–Stephen King

“Mick’s book speaks from a new place. He has found a voice and a vision which is both beguiling and gut-wrenching. Its confrontations with death and its cold methodologies perfectly placed in narratives in which nothing is what it seems, not even our own reflections. You have been an under-valued, under-celebrated literary presence for too long. Surely the time has come for your superb body of work to be seen for the unique achievement that it is. It will happen, of that I am sure.”

Mick Garris
Mick Garris

–Clive Barker

“Mick Garris’s well-written stories are all killer and unique and I recommend his collection, These Evil Things We Do, highly and without reservation. Gird your loins and bring a light snack, you’ll be here a while, but it’ll pass so quickly you’ll be crying out for more. I wish there were a dozen more books of his stories, and so will you.”

–Joe R. Lansdale

“Mick Garris’s creepy, claustrophobic tales feels like sitting in on a group therapy session with some of L.A.’s most damaged souls, each one whispering their own precisely detailed roadmap to their personal circle of hell right into your horrified ears.”

–Grady Hendrix

“This excellent and disturbing collection from one of the singular talents in modern horror storytelling (across many platforms) finds Mick in a uniquely dark and cynical mood, with a pulp gallery of frustrated artists or one stripe or another who meet their doom in any number of macabre ways. Don’t read just before bedtime!”

–Joe Dante, director of GREMLINS

Previously only available in limited print-runs, this collection brings together four of Garris’ works for the first time in a single volume, along with a brand new novella, so indulge your own inner monster and come along for these five fearsome tales of human wickedness… just don’t be tempted to commit any evil deeds of your own.

The books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon. Signed copies are available from Dark Delicacies ( and Overlook Connection (, while supplies last.

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