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Michael A. Arnzen
Michael Arnzen (http://gorelets.com) is an award-winning author of horror and dark suspense fiction, a poet, and an English professor. His trophy case includes four Bram Stoker Awards and an International Horror Guild Award for his often funny, always disturbing stories. The best of these... show more

Michael Arnzen (http://gorelets.com) is an award-winning author of horror and dark suspense fiction, a poet, and an English professor. His trophy case includes four Bram Stoker Awards and an International Horror Guild Award for his often funny, always disturbing stories. The best of these appear in the Bram Stoker Award-winning career-length retrospective, Proverbs for Monsters, which Dread Central called "a guided tour of insanity and the macabre, with a few moments of touching grace combined with repulsive terror...[which] serves to document the evolution of a great writer." Arnzen holds a PhD in English from the University of Oregon (where he researched his non-fiction book, The Popular Uncanny) and he is presently a Professor at Seton Hill University, where he teaches horror and suspense fiction in the country's only graduate program in Writing Popular Fiction (http://fiction.setonhill.edu).Arnzen resides near Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife of many years, Renate, and a brood of deranged cats.+++"In a little over a decade, Michael A. Arnzen has achieved what few writers manage in a lifetime. He has become the master of a brand of literature that is uniquely his own, and I do not doubt that his approach to horror will soon (if it has not already) be referred to as 'Arnzenian.' When you begin an Arnzen story, you embark on a journey where the old maps do not apply. Soon you find yourself deep in new territory, barreling through landscapes more fascinating and twisted than any previously encountered. Be assured, you will be amazed, startled, amused, and creeped out along the way, but whatever the road has in store, you will not be able to stop reading until the story ends. Horrifying, captivating, ironic -- Arnzenian! -- the works of Michael A. Arnzen are in a class all their own. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride!" -- Lawrence C. Connolly, author of Veins+++
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 2 years ago
The entire time I was listening to this poetry collection, THE YELLOW WALLPAPER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was in the back of my mind. HYSTERIA is about women and their likelihood of falling victim to men, to the world, to their children...and back again to the men. Unlike Gilman's story though, in...
BuckeyeAngel
BuckeyeAngel rated it 5 years ago
**I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review**As I read this compilation, I found the books were more Twilight Zonish rather than true horror. I didn't find them particularly scary, just kind of weird and creepy. I would recommend this book to fans of the authors who contributed...
So many books so little time
So many books so little time rated it 5 years ago
This book is a collection of short stories that are inspired by Richard Matheson to honor his memory. I didn't know anything about this book before I bought it....I tend to say that a lot with books I buy at the dollar tree huh...oh well...anyways I think that this book was a good buy. Overall it ...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 7 years ago
Anthology of a few big name and a lot of little name horror writers that somehow surpasses many of the "Best of..." collections that feature mostly big name writers. Could it be that the lesser known are that much hungrier that they go the extra mile to put out their best stuff?
Kealan Patrick Burke
Kealan Patrick Burke rated it 8 years ago
An uneven anthology that is nevertheless worth picking up based on the strength of a few gems, most notably the King/Hill collaboration "Throttle", F. Paul Wilson's "Recalled", "Comeback" by Ed Gorman, and "Return to Hell House" by Nancy Collins.
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