The God In The Hills by Jon Steffens


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WARNING: “The God in the Hills” contains material not suitable for most audiences.

“Jon Steffens’ writing slices deep, gushing with terrifying images in a thick, warm stream and soaking the pages with expertly crafted gore.”

– Rebecca Rowland (author, The Horrors Hiding in Plain Sight)

“From the blackest mountain recesses, He came. A being with desires not of animal nor man; an appetite for perversion as insatiable as His thirst for pain. Like the depraved backwoods offspring of Richard Laymon and Edward Lee, The God in the Hills is a sick and twisted thrill ride that never lets up and is well deserved of its Splatterpunk Awards recognition.”

– Tom Over (author of the Splatterpunk Award-nominated: The Comfort Zone and Other Safe Spaces)

“The God in the Hills is a toothbrush shank probing your internal organs and bleeding out any remaining hope you believed humanity had into a roadside ditch on a rarely used highway, bask in the extreme horror.”

– One Tie All Tie One Sentence Reviews

“Let me give you the favor I never got…this story will wreck you. It is 50 pages of uncensored, no-holds-barred, gruesome, shocking, and horrific terror that I couldn’t put down.”

– Grimm Deathwish (


During summer, the little Ozark town of Hotspur, Arkansas becomes a hotbed for tourists looking to trade the stress of city life for outdoor adventure. There’s only one problem; something horrible is haunting the mountainous terrain surrounding the Buffalo River, something foul and malevolent, its appetites are so vile that death is the least of the worries for anyone who crosses its path.

Jan/Feb ’21 issue of Rue Morgue
Horror Fuel
Rowlands Books
Splatterpunk 2020 Nominee