The DeepHave you discovered Nick Cutter yet? His debut horror novel, The Troop, scared the pants off of none other than Stephen King himself, who said it “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down.” Could you ask for a better review?

Now Cutter has a new book out, and it’s even scarier (if that’s possible). The Deep is like The Shining crossed with The Abyss

A strange plague called the ‘Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys, then the not-so-small things, like how to drive or the letters of the alphabet. Their bodies forget how to function involuntarily. There is no cure. But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Mariana Trench, a heretofore-unknown substance hailed as “ambrosia”—a universal healer, from initial reports—has been discovered. It may just be the key to eradicating the ‘Gets.

In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab has been built eight miles under the sea’s surface. But when the station goes incommunicado, a brave few descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths…and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine.

To whet your appetite, we’ve got the first video trailer for The Deep. Press play…if you have the nerve!