Philip Fracassi is an author and screenwriter.  His screenplays include films for Disney Entertainment and Lifetime Television. His latest thriller, GIRL MISSING, starring Francesca Eastwood, is available On Demand via iTunes and Amazon.

His books include the early literary novel, THE EGOTIST. More recently, he has focused exclusively on horror. His recent novelettes include MOTHER and ALTAR, both by Dunhams Manor Press. ALTAR is available in paperback and Kindle via Amazon.

JUST ANNOUNCED — New Novella, Debut Collection

It’s official! I will be teaming up with JournalStone to publish a brand new novella and my first-ever collection of stories. Read the details on my blog post here.

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Excited to be joining forces with Bizarro Pulp Press to publish a brand new novella in early 2017. Read the details on my blog post here.


Praise for ALTAR:

“ALTAR is redolent of hard-edged supernatural horror from the golden days of McCammon and King. Nobody is safe in a Fracassi story.” — Laird Barron, author of X’s for Eyes

“…great descriptive writing and amazing use of one of the least likely settings for a horror novella, a community swimming pool. Fracassi’s work building the characters and their relationships pays off when the weird starts creeping in. Both an intense and satisfying reading experience. Admired the depiction of the family dynamics as much as the horror.” — Jeffrey Ford, author of A Natural History of Hell

“Philip Fracassi’s ALTAR does to swimming pools what Peter Benchley’s JAWS did to oceans.” — Ralph Robert Moore, author of Ghosters

Fracassi has a new fan. I’m going to be reading more of his stuff. You should, too.” — Ray Garton, author of Live Girls and Vortex

2 bEastly paws (or 5 stars) WAY UP for Philip Fracassi’s _ALTAR_! !!” — Joe Pulver, author of The King in Yellow Tales 

“Smooth prose, excellent characterization, and just enough horror madness to let the story ring in your head long after you’ve read it.” — Ronald Malfi, author of The Night Parade

“The moment I finished, I wanted to flip back to page one and read it again, just to see how he did it. “The Altar” is a keeper, and Philip Fracassi is the real deal.” — Paul F. Olson, author of Whispered Echoes

“Fracassi knows when to hold back and when to twist the knife. Fortunately for us, there’s more of the latter. Altar is riveting stuff.” –- Michael Wehunt, author of Greener Pastures

“Fracassi has the ability to inject dread into the familiar and everyday, ratcheting the tension to reach absolute horror. Profoundly disturbing.” — Christopher Slatsky, author of Alectryomancer

Altar cements Fracassi into the annals of weird and horror fiction with a well-written, tightly paced extravaganza that showcases his flair for solid characterization combined with cinematic, bloodcurdling terror.” — This Is Horror

Philip gets into the mind of a young boy better than I’ve seen anyone do since Stephen King’s IT, and it makes the story that much more terrifying…” — Shotgun Logic

“The everyday events are tinted with a gray of unease as we watch the simple things slowly bind and mutate into a terrifying beast of a tale.” — Ginger Nuts of Horror

“Altar offers up a good blend of real-life and supernatural horror…it’s about that fear of the unknown so many of us have, and the way the life we take for granted can be upturned, suddenly and violently…well worth picking up any time you’re in the mood for a quick dip into darkness. Recommended.” — Cemetery Dance Online

“Altar…consistently confounds expectations, leading the reader down one narrative path only to change direction – often in the most unexpected of ways.” — DarkMusings UK

“Altar is an absolutely great and fantastic character driven tale of impending doom.” — Horror Fiction Review

“What starts out as a day swimming with the family turns into a nightmare of epic proportions.” — Horror Novel Reviews

“If you haven’t read anything by Philip Fracassi then you need to fix this. “Altar” is a perfect novelette featuring great characters, stunning imagery and a dread filled atmosphere. There are a few images that will remain engraved on my brain for some time to come. Pass me the mind bleach, please. Bravo Mr Fracassi, Bravo. Highly recommended.” — BeavistheBookhead

“…a highly enjoyable dose of cosmic horror that sucks you in for a compelling ride...” — The Books of Blood





Praise for MOTHER:

“Philip Fracassi’s Mother manages to pay homage to classic turn of the 20th Century horror stories while simultaneously fitting right in with the modern weird/occult tale. A promising debut!” – Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts

“Mother occupies a modern Gothic niche, yet unfolds in a disorienting and timeless fashion. A touch of giallo and a whole dose of nastiness.” – Laird Barron, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

“If Mr. Fracassi writes another nine of these, I’m in the queue for his first collection!” – Adam Nevill, author of The Ritual and Lost Girl

“Mother is a story of domestic collapse at the fringe of the known world that recalls the thematic brutality of Nathan Ballingrud and Karl Edward Wagner. This one will sneak up on you.” – T.E. Grau, author of The Nameless Dark

“…this short read is full of palpable dread. The emotions rendered here are realistic and very human. There’s hopelessness and guilt, blame and regret all twisted in fibrous webbing to catch us up when we want to sprint to quickly ahead of the story. The ending is a slap across the face.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror

“Philip has created characters we want to succeed and makes us feel their pain. Loaded with dark possibilities, I think you’ll be surprised at the outcome.” – Horror Novel Reviews

A disorienting, metaphoric fugue which, on one level, gives new meaning to the projected terrors of parenthood. Fracassi’s novelette begins on familiar ground but quickly dissolves into something far more sinister, plummeting the reader into strange and darkly beautiful depths. By tale’s end, we cannot help but feel enshrouded by its wicked web, paralyzed by its piercing denouement. Highly recommended.” – C.M. Muller, editor of Nightscript

A great read. Recommended.” – Christopher Slatsky – author of Alectryomancer

“A Favorite Read of 2015” – Ian Rogers, author of Every House is Haunted

“…a terrifying climax, one worthy of Lovecraft himself. The last few pages of Mother scared the hell out of me…” – Muzzleland Press

“…along the same lines as Rosemary’s Baby…I definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to get a good horror fix.” – Bookworm on the Block

“I really enjoyed Mother – beautifully constructed, it’s a perfect combination of literary writing and full-on horror.” – Dark Musings UK

“…the conclusion of Mother scared the hell out of me, and disturbed me for days after.” – The Conqueror Weird

“I consider Philip Fracassi to be one of the most promising and talented new horror authors to emerge in recent years.” — Risingshadow.net

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MOTHER by Philip Fracassi



THE EGOTIST by Philip Fracassi
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