The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories
In this volume, you will encounter tales of ghosts, haunted houses, witchcraft, vampirism, lycanthropy, and sea monsters. Stories of cruelty and vengeance, of a body that refuses to be cremated, a deranged performer with one last shocking show, a frozen corpse that may not be dead. With stories... show more
In this volume, you will encounter tales of ghosts, haunted houses, witchcraft, vampirism, lycanthropy, and sea monsters. Stories of cruelty and vengeance, of a body that refuses to be cremated, a deranged performer with one last shocking show, a frozen corpse that may not be dead. With stories ranging from frightening to horrific to weird to darkly funny, by a lineup of authors that includes both masters of horror fiction and award-winning literary greats, this is a horror anthology like no other. Spanning two hundred years of horror, this new collection features seventeen macabre gems, including two original tales and many others that have never or seldom been reprinted, by: Charles Birkin - John Blackburn - Michael Blumlein - Mary Cholmondeley - Hugh Fleetwood - Stephen Gregory - Gerald Kersh - Francis King - M. G. Lewis - Florence Marryat - Richard Marsh - Michael McDowell - Christopher Priest - Forrest Reid - Bernard Taylor - Hugh Walpole 'The things were there and they were hiding in the slime; waiting ... waiting to clutch and claw and savage' - AUNTY GREEN by John Blackburn 'The sound that came from her throat, a small, pleading cry of terror, was cut off before she'd hardly had a chance to utter it' - OUT OF SORTS by Bernard Taylor 'The words filled her with an indescribable fear, and she turned to run; but her way was blocked by a figure, gigantic in stature - and its monstrous shape moved towards her, and she knew it was the incarnation of evil itself ' - THE TERROR ON TOBIT by Charles Birkin"
Publish date: 2016-10-04
Publisher: Valancourt Books
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume One is one of my favorite collections of this year, and that's saying a lot because I've read some STELLAR collections in 2016. This is one of the rare times that every. single. story. worked. The stand-outs to me were: Miss Mack by Michael McDowell. ...
Yet another wonderful compilation from Valancourt Books and what a delight this is. Putting together a number of unknown (to me anyway) authors with each story including an introduction about the writer and what is to follow. So what stood out?" California Burning" by Michael Blumlein...A rather dar...