Hombre Lobo True Xicanx Spooky Stories

“Nothing is more fun than telling spooky stories at night, in the dark, over a fire. The next thing may be reading such stories. Yes, scary movies come close, but reading is where your own imagination fills in the details. The stories in Hombre Lobo are short, but what grabs you is what’s not written–in what lingers long after you’ve turned the page. Sweet nightmares!”

–Luis J. Rodriguez, author of Always Running and From Our Land to Our Land

Collected by Viva Padilla & Amanda Orozco
Illustrated by: Octavio Monteon

We gathered the spookiest true stories (real experiences) to bring you the first of our Hombre Lobo series. Our Xicanx/Latinx homage to the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series.

The next time your abuelito starts telling you about the chupacabra he encountered on his rancho in Mexico, consider sharing it with us as we look to document these unknowable events…

Enjoy (all you goths at heart),

Viva Padilla, Editor in Chief

“The stories included in this collection bring comfort by frightening us. We can start with the title, which evokes the tune “Lobo Hombre en París,” a Rock en Español staple that still haunts many sorely missed fiestas yarderas in the Southland…what these stories also achieve is to frighten us within familiar places, and–at times–along with a dose of dark humor. In this long and treacherous 2020, being frightened by stories featuring shared Latinxs symbols is spookily soothing.”

–Jorge N. Leal, Ph.D., Rock Archivo de LA

We are currently looking for stories for Volume 3 of Hombre Lobo

TBR 2022