Dark Horror Novel “Crawlspace” Released

Dan Padavona’s new dark horror novel, Crawlspace, is available now through Amazon and is free to read for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Dark Horror Novel - CrawlspaceThis is, without a doubt, Padavona’s most frightening novel to date. Concise and relentless, Crawlspace hits you immediately and never lets up.

Bram Stoker Award winning horror author, Brian Keene, says, “Just as Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon, and the Splatterpunks did a generation ago, Dan Padavona’s CRAWLSPACE represents a seismic shift in the horror genre. An instant — and important — classic.”


From the description:

After Jerry Laymon stumbles delirious from a bloody accident, a beautiful girl rescues Jerry and brings him home to Gardenia, a decrepit apartment complex in the university town of Kane Grove.

Soon Jerry discovers a hidden ceiling portal, which opens to the attic crawlspace, a corridor through which he can secretly enter any apartment inside Gardenia.

But he isn’t the only person aware of the crawlspace’s secret.

In the spirit of classic grindhouse films and the slasher movies of the 1970s and 1980s, Crawlspace is a terrifying journey into urban legend, darkness, and murder.


Fans of Richard Laymon and early Jack Ketchum will particularly enjoy Crawlspace.

Of his inspiration for Crawlspace, Padavona says, “Crawlspace has a decided Ketchum feel to it, particularly his early works, which are some of the best dark horror novels I’ve ever encountered. I dug the tuned-down prose and how he altered sentence structure to unsettle the reader. But I also believe Laymon and Keene strongly influence the tone for Crawlspace. Nobody took readers to dark places quite like Richard Laymon, and Keene writes horror with fury and attitude. Crawlspace has plenty of gusto, from the characters to the story lines to the pacing.”

Ready for a scare? Give Crawlspace a read with the lights off, and post your thoughts on Crawlspace below.

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