Former Dread Central Editor-in-Chief Joshua Millican Set To Release New Novel

Former EIC for Dread Central and previous PopHorror writer Joshua Millican has finally found a home for his serial horror novel, Deeper Than Hell, through Encyclopocalypse Publications. Read on to find out more info!

From the press release:

Encyclopocalypse Publications, the company founded by Saturn and Rondo Award-winning writer/producer Mark Alan Miller (Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut, BOOM! Studios’ Hellraiser comics), is proud to announce the publication of Joshua Millican’s debut horror novel, Deeper Than Hell!

Most horror fans know Millican [PopHorror interview] as the former Editor-in-Chief of Dread Central, but Deeper Than Hell reveals a strikingly creative side to the career journalist. Prepare for a visceral, graphic cosmic horror story unlike anything else you’ve seen so far.


Drugs. Delirium. Damnation. When Rock-Bottom is just the beginning, you’re bound to end up Deeper Than Hell. Fever dreams and conspiracy theories collide in an epic nightmare inspired by William S. Burroughs and Clive Barker. Follow a modern-day Dante and Virgil on a vision quest from the streets of Las Vegas, past subterranean cults and feral colonies, past the military facilities at Wonderland, past any semblance of sanity. There’s life underground!

Millican explains:

Deeper Than Hell is my love-letter to the horror genre in all of its manifestations. I was inspired by both literature and cinema, facts and fringe sciences, urban legends and creepypasta. The novel is filled with homages and Easter Eggs.”

Encyclopocalypse founder Mark Alan Miller says:

“Joshua’s drive and imagination are a perfect fit what we’re doing. We can’t wait for you to read this insane journey into the depths of Hell!”

Mick Garris (Creator of Masters of Horror, Director of Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers) called calls Deeper Than Hell:

“A dark and deeply observed tale of drugs and dementia, starting in a very grounded world of addiction and melting down into a phantasmagoria of beautifully rendered madness… a drug fueled nightmare that feels all too real and not for the faint of heart!” 

Deeper Than Hell received further praise from Hellbound: Hellraiser II screenwriter Pete Atkins, who calls it:

“A richly imagined psychotropic mashup of transgressive horror and visionary world-building, leavened with humor and seasoned with gore.” 

Author of Our Lady of the Inferno Preston Fassel says:

“It’s a deliriously delightful ode to conspiracy culture and cosmic horror with enough easter eggs and in-jokes to warrant an index. Millican’s writing has a Pynchonian glee that brings a welcome sense of levity to contemporary horror literature.”

Author Bio:

After establishing a personal blog in 2011, Millican quickly became one of the genre’s most prolific journalists, contributing to many websites before ultimately landing at Dread Central in 2016. One of the top horror outlets on the planet, Millican served as Editor-in-Chief from 2019 through 2021. His talk show Chronic Horror (sidelined by the Pandemic) explored the intersection of horror movie fandom and cannabis culture. Follow him on Twitter at @josh_millican.

Deeper Than Hell will is now available to order in eBook and in paperback on Amazon or wherever books are sold. 

About Tracy Allen

As the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of, Tracy has learned a lot about independent horror films and the people who love them. Now an approved critic for Rotten Tomatoes, she hopes the masses will follow her reviews back to PopHorror and learn more about the creativity and uniqueness of indie horror movies.

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