Gabe, Alan and Erin have just finished their junior year of college. What better way to celebrate than one last night out as a trio? Doing the same as always, they visit a bar. This time, however, they decide to try somewhere new: The Torchlight Inn. They are eager to make it a night to remember.
During their time at the shabby bar they come face-to-face with seedy bar-patrons, a biker gang and one strange-acting bartender named T-Bone. But all is well until Alan and Erin mysteriously disappear, leaving Gabe to try to find his friends and somehow pay the bar-tab.
Little do any of them know the secrets the place holds beneath its cracked floorboards.
Where a whole new kind of horror awaits them.
On their way to Las Vegas for a weekend of debauchery; Dawn, Cindy and Morgan decide to stop at a greasy spoon to get some grub. Mel's Diner looks like a decent enough place and their advertised 'best burgers this side of Vegas' entice the girls to give it a try. While at the diner; they eat, make fun of the restaurant's patrons and finish the meal off by doing the most sacrilegious thing a customer can do - skip out on their bill.
What ensues is a large truck with its headlights off following them along a deserted stretch of road, a blinding light that causes them to almost wreck, a few shotgun blasts, a long walk down a dark road and some horrific events that unfold inside a cabin deep in the woods. Is it the diner's owner coming to collect on girl's tab or someone with more than just money on their mind? What do they want? What is the driver of the truck willing to do once they come to an abrupt stop on the side of the road?
The three college friends will find out soon enough.
Ty Schwamberger is a growing force within the horror genre. He is the author of a novel, multiple novellas, collections and editor on several anthologies. In addition, he's had many short stories published online and in print. Two stories, 'Cake Batter' (released in 2010) and 'House Call' (coming in 2013), have been optioned for film adaptation. He is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association. You can learn more at: