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Some galleries specialize in the arts of painting or sculpture. But the gallery you are about to visit specializes in the most irresistibly riveting art of all--the art of horror, as practiced to perfection by the greatest modern masters of that ghoulish trade. With twenty gripping, hair-raising selections, Gallery of Horror is one of the very best anthologies ever assembl Some galleries specialize in the arts of painting or sculpture. But the gallery you are about to visit specializes in the most irresistibly riveting art of all--the art of horror, as practiced to perfection by the greatest modern masters of that ghoulish trade. With twenty gripping, hair-raising selections, Gallery of Horror is one of the very best anthologies ever assembled. But beware--these are writers for whom no leap into the unknown evil is too bold or frightening. Are you ready for it? Contents Aim for the Heart • (1983) • shortstory by Craig Shaw Gardner Canavan's Back Yard • [Canavan] • (1958) • shortstory by Joseph Payne Brennan Death to the Easter Bunny! • (1983) • shortstory by Alan Ryan Derelicts • (1983) • shortstory by Steve Rasnic Tem Down Among the Dead Men • (1982) • novelette by Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann Gravid Babies: A Novel of Horrific Menace in Considerable Synopsis • (1983) • shortstory by Michael Bishop In Darkness, Angels • (1983) • novelette by Eric Van Lustbader Introduction (Gallery of Horror) • (1983) • essay by Charles L. Grant (aka Introduction (The Dodd, Mead Gallery of Horror)) Nona • (1978) • novelette by Stephen King Nunc Dimittis • (1983) • novelette by Tanith Lee Out of Sorts • (1983) • shortstory by Bernard Taylor Petey • (1979) • novella by T. E. D. Klein Something Nasty • (1983) • shortstory by William F. Nolan Talent • (1953) • shortstory by Theodore Sturgeon The Arrows • (1983) • shortstory by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro The Chair • (1983) • novelette by Dennis Etchison The Conqueror Worm • (1983) • shortstory by Stephen R. Donaldson The Crazy Chinaman • (1983) • shortstory by John Coyne The Rubber Room • (1980) • shortstory by Robert Bloch The Sunshine Club • (1983) • shortstory by Ramsey Campbell The Typewriter • (1983) • novelette by David Morrell


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Some galleries specialize in the arts of painting or sculpture. But the gallery you are about to visit specializes in the most irresistibly riveting art of all--the art of horror, as practiced to perfection by the greatest modern masters of that ghoulish trade. With twenty gripping, hair-raising selections, Gallery of Horror is one of the very best anthologies ever assembl Some galleries specialize in the arts of painting or sculpture. But the gallery you are about to visit specializes in the most irresistibly riveting art of all--the art of horror, as practiced to perfection by the greatest modern masters of that ghoulish trade. With twenty gripping, hair-raising selections, Gallery of Horror is one of the very best anthologies ever assembled. But beware--these are writers for whom no leap into the unknown evil is too bold or frightening. Are you ready for it? Contents Aim for the Heart • (1983) • shortstory by Craig Shaw Gardner Canavan's Back Yard • [Canavan] • (1958) • shortstory by Joseph Payne Brennan Death to the Easter Bunny! • (1983) • shortstory by Alan Ryan Derelicts • (1983) • shortstory by Steve Rasnic Tem Down Among the Dead Men • (1982) • novelette by Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann Gravid Babies: A Novel of Horrific Menace in Considerable Synopsis • (1983) • shortstory by Michael Bishop In Darkness, Angels • (1983) • novelette by Eric Van Lustbader Introduction (Gallery of Horror) • (1983) • essay by Charles L. Grant (aka Introduction (The Dodd, Mead Gallery of Horror)) Nona • (1978) • novelette by Stephen King Nunc Dimittis • (1983) • novelette by Tanith Lee Out of Sorts • (1983) • shortstory by Bernard Taylor Petey • (1979) • novella by T. E. D. Klein Something Nasty • (1983) • shortstory by William F. Nolan Talent • (1953) • shortstory by Theodore Sturgeon The Arrows • (1983) • shortstory by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro The Chair • (1983) • novelette by Dennis Etchison The Conqueror Worm • (1983) • shortstory by Stephen R. Donaldson The Crazy Chinaman • (1983) • shortstory by John Coyne The Rubber Room • (1980) • shortstory by Robert Bloch The Sunshine Club • (1983) • shortstory by Ramsey Campbell The Typewriter • (1983) • novelette by David Morrell

30 review for Gallery of Horror

  1. 4 out of 5

    Evans Light

    Will leave reviews on each story as I read it, not necessarily in order (and I may choose to not read them all) **** Something Nasty, by William F. Nolan Wow. I shouldn't have skipped ahead in this collection, because the first story was incredible. I think this might be my first time reading anything by William F. Nolan, but if his other writings are anything like this you can bet it won't be my last. A little girl's uncle harrasses her with scary tales, until she turns the tables. Just the right Will leave reviews on each story as I read it, not necessarily in order (and I may choose to not read them all) **** Something Nasty, by William F. Nolan Wow. I shouldn't have skipped ahead in this collection, because the first story was incredible. I think this might be my first time reading anything by William F. Nolan, but if his other writings are anything like this you can bet it won't be my last. A little girl's uncle harrasses her with scary tales, until she turns the tables. Just the right amount a creepiness with a twinkle and a knowing grin, a story you could read to the kids and yet still savor as a horror fan. ** The Crazy Chinaman, by John Coyne A three-page little ditty that didn't really do much for me. The ending was baffling at best. ***** The Typewriter, by David Morrell I absolutely loved this story! Everything about it. It would make a great episode of The Twilight Zone, and reminded me a little bit of one of my own stories, Whatever Possessed You. A starving poseur of a writer buys a strange typewriter that types out bestsellers no matter what keys he hits, it seems to have a mind of its own. I'll let you read the rest for yourself. Wonderful writing on dispay here, will be looking for more by this author. *** The Rubber Room, by Robert Bloch A man is in custody, being kept in the padded cell, going crazy - or is he. Lots of Nazi-related delusions ensue. A nicely written, tightly-spun tale, but doesn't really bring anythong fresh or new to the table. (Next up: Petey, by T.E.D. Klein. Haven't read anything by Klein before, looking forward to it. I have his DARK GODS and a novel coming in soon from Amazon. This story is 50+ pages, so going to save it for another night.) **** Petey, by T.E.D. Klein Okay, the amount of praise that has been heaped on this author over the years by everyone is staggering, and puts this Mr. Klein in the position of being a sacred cow. Maybe that's why he quit writing - stop while you're ahead. This was my first time reading anything by this hyped scribe, and so my expectations were through the roof. How could anything live up to that? I must in all fairness warn you, I have an ingrained response that causes me to hate anything I've been told I MUST love. So on to the review. This was a black-and-white story. Not in the sense of morality, but in the sense that I could only picture it in black-and-white in my mind's eye. It had a sense of age to it, like an episode of I Love Lucy mixed with Alfred Hitchcock presents. Older than The Twilight Zone, none of the cool jazz nodding, snapping fingers and knowing winks that series often had. It took me three nights to finish this very long short story - or is it a novella? I feel asleep while reading it the first two nights. It was not a great story, plotwise - people getting together at a party and much time spent listening into the uncomfortable idle chatter of old friends trying to make an awkward evening fun. Little glimpses of another story at an insane asylum flashed here and there throughout the tale, told in italics, provide hope that something darker liay beneath. Jars containing fetuses and who-knows-what else in the frigid attic adds the creep factor that things are not quite as they seem. I do give credit that this story was told in a very original way, and the sense of dread and unease creeps insidiously from along the edges as you read, the comfort found in human company seems hollow and in the isolated countryside of the farmhouse where this tale plays out, the vulnerability to the unknown is acutely felt. But for me, while this story was very differently told and effective in giving chills that ran down your spine in an authentic way, the big climax was underwhelming and unworthy of the enormous amount of buildup that preceded it. I was not impacted by the ending in any other way than feeling like, "Hmmm. That's it? Really?" I'm going to go out on a very thick limb and say that this story is quite possibly more brilliant than I have the capacity to appreciate. Maybe one of you smarter people can educate me on why exactly this good story is praised for being the pinnacle of short horror fiction that it is, because I clearly am not smart enough to understand. I feel confident that the majority of casual horror readers would not have the endurance to make it more than twenty pages into this tale before giving up and finding something else more immediately entertaining. I've got the full DARK GODS collection and the novel THE CEREMONIES coming in the mail any day now, so I am reserving my final judgement of the venerable Mr. Klein's writing until I have read more, which I will. Until then, I remain somewhat puzzled by the idol worship he receives. Maybe the excessive praise and homage was a requirement back in the day to get published in The Twilight Zone Magazine, and passed down to subsequent generations of horror writers? I may never know. Commence hate mail to me now. I stand beside your sacred cow, knife drawn - but blood has not yet been shed.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Olethros

    -Muestra bastante representativa de los gustos en el género hace treinta años.- Género. Relatos. Lo que nos cuenta. Recopilación de relatos de terror, de diferentes autores, no todos originales para esta publicación, seleccionados por Charles L. Grant, y que tocan temas muy diversos que van del enfrentamiento con amenazas sobrenaturales populares, un cuartito en el que se manifiesta el mal, un insecto que empeora un problema doméstico, varios tipos de vampiros, los problemas de un centro médico p -Muestra bastante representativa de los gustos en el género hace treinta años.- Género. Relatos. Lo que nos cuenta. Recopilación de relatos de terror, de diferentes autores, no todos originales para esta publicación, seleccionados por Charles L. Grant, y que tocan temas muy diversos que van del enfrentamiento con amenazas sobrenaturales populares, un cuartito en el que se manifiesta el mal, un insecto que empeora un problema doméstico, varios tipos de vampiros, los problemas de un centro médico para el tratamiento de la Hebefrenia Licantrópica avanzada, la inspiración de un escritor y la tensión de un cazador de vampiros bajo presión, entre otros. ¿Quiere saber más de este libro, sin spoilers? Visite: http://librosdeolethros.blogspot.com/...

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ignacio Senao f

    Un nivel medio que no es poco en estas recopilaciones, ya que siempre hay basuras que matan al libro. Estas antologías de “supero terror” es un clásico en estos ámbitos. El terror más ochentero real aquí, es que mira que portada, ya solo ella te abre el apetito.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Saki-chan

    De momento la peor antología que he leído. Los relatos que salvo de la quema son: - El patio trasero de Canavan. - El cuarto de goma. - Entre los muertos. - La máquina de escribir. - Las flechas. Quiero hacer una mención especial a "Petey", no por bueno, sino por malo! Es el peor relato de la colección y tiene nada más y nada menos que 47 páginas!!!. Hasta dan ganas de dejar de leer el libro. Llegado a cierto punto solo pasaba mis ojos por las páginas y captaba una que otra frase, pensé que quizás el De momento la peor antología que he leído. Los relatos que salvo de la quema son: - El patio trasero de Canavan. - El cuarto de goma. - Entre los muertos. - La máquina de escribir. - Las flechas. Quiero hacer una mención especial a "Petey", no por bueno, sino por malo! Es el peor relato de la colección y tiene nada más y nada menos que 47 páginas!!!. Hasta dan ganas de dejar de leer el libro. Llegado a cierto punto solo pasaba mis ojos por las páginas y captaba una que otra frase, pensé que quizás el autor me estaba preparando psicológicamente para el final, pero no: el final es tan aburrido y sin emoción como el resto de la historia. Las demás cuentos son o prescindibles o muy malos.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Char

    Setting aside 5.24.15. at 54%

  6. 5 out of 5

    Chrystal Hays

    Very good collection, a broad range. I bought it for one story in particular, Canavan's Backyard, which is most excellent. I discovered I had read it in the past...true of many of these stories, as theya re all good enough to be anthologized in more than one collection. However, it brings together some good stuff. Very good collection, a broad range. I bought it for one story in particular, Canavan's Backyard, which is most excellent. I discovered I had read it in the past...true of many of these stories, as theya re all good enough to be anthologized in more than one collection. However, it brings together some good stuff.

  7. 4 out of 5

    David Veith

    With most books of short stories, you get some good, bad, and inbetween. Most of these were pretty good, and even if not they were all written very well for the most part. Good fun for this time of year!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Like with most anthologies, this was a mixed bag. There were several stories I liked and several I was indifferent to. One or two that I loved, and one story that I loathed.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Prity Malhotra

    Reading this Book was a Mistake. Apart from some weird Bizzare stories most of the Stories were Boring, Bland, Childish & Cliched. A Bad After-taste.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    None of these stories were any good. The longer stories made me mad that I wasted that much time on a story that went nowhere.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mike Kazmierczak

    Maybe it's just me but this is the second collection of short stories that I've read in the last month which hasn't done much for me. OK, yeah, some of the stories were pretty good but at times it seemed to be really dragging and I didn't feel like finishing the book. That's pretty weird to have happen since I generally like to read the entire book. Plus a lot of collections save the best stories for last. This time I wasn't too impressed over all, except for the ones below. "The Conqueror Worm" Maybe it's just me but this is the second collection of short stories that I've read in the last month which hasn't done much for me. OK, yeah, some of the stories were pretty good but at times it seemed to be really dragging and I didn't feel like finishing the book. That's pretty weird to have happen since I generally like to read the entire book. Plus a lot of collections save the best stories for last. This time I wasn't too impressed over all, except for the ones below. "The Conqueror Worm" by Stephen R. Donaldson - A bug helps to destroy a marriage "Out of Sorts" by Bernard Taylor - A wife helps her husband to end an affair "The Typewriter" by David Morrell - A writer gets helped and hurt by a unique typewriter "Talent" by Theodore Sturgeon - A gifted child meets Precious

  12. 5 out of 5

    Roger

    The late Charles L Grant knew how to pick them. Grant edited an anthology called Gallery of Horror (originally titled the Dodd Mead Gallery of Horror and published in 1983) and it has been on my shelves, patiently awaiting its' turn to be read, for around two decades, give or take. So the stories here are actually over three decades old. Most of them still pack a wallop, happily, and there are a lot of famous contributors such as Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, William F Nolan, Robert Bloch, and The late Charles L Grant knew how to pick them. Grant edited an anthology called Gallery of Horror (originally titled the Dodd Mead Gallery of Horror and published in 1983) and it has been on my shelves, patiently awaiting its' turn to be read, for around two decades, give or take. So the stories here are actually over three decades old. Most of them still pack a wallop, happily, and there are a lot of famous contributors such as Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, William F Nolan, Robert Bloch, and Theodore Sturgeon. Most horrifying story in this collection hands down is Alan Ryan's Death to the Easter Bunny! This was a nice lead in to the month of October. Like the song says, it's the most wonderful time of the year.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Carlos Patiño

    Antología de relatos de terror publicada en 1983. Selección irregular de valles y picos, con unos cuentos planos y otros bastante buenos. De los 20 relatos, destaco 9: "El gusano conquistador", un ciempiés demoníaco empeñado en interrumpir una discusión marital; "Destemple", sobre los esfuerzos de domesticación de un hombre lobo infelizmente casado; "Entre los muertos", brillante relato sobre la supervivencia de un vampiro judío en un campo de concentración nazi; "La silla", un terrorífico reenc Antología de relatos de terror publicada en 1983. Selección irregular de valles y picos, con unos cuentos planos y otros bastante buenos. De los 20 relatos, destaco 9: "El gusano conquistador", un ciempiés demoníaco empeñado en interrumpir una discusión marital; "Destemple", sobre los esfuerzos de domesticación de un hombre lobo infelizmente casado; "Entre los muertos", brillante relato sobre la supervivencia de un vampiro judío en un campo de concentración nazi; "La silla", un terrorífico reencuentro de ex alumnos con silla eléctrica incluida; "La máquina de escribir", y la pose del escritor que no escribe; "Pordioseros", la negación de la crisis social hasta fundirse en la masa; "Las flechas" y el obsesivo afán perfeccionista de los artistas; "Talento"; una cátedra de cómo escribir fantasía siniestra; y finalmente "Nona", un cuento psicológico y "gore" de un King en ascenso.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Hector Marquez

    Esta es una antología de cuentos que no envejecieron tan bien. ¡SIN EMBARGO! Hay algunos que son mas que rescatables, he aquí mi opinión subjetiva de cuentos que valen la pena leer dentro de esta antología: El patio trasero de Canavan (No diría que me asusto pero me puso nerviosillo). ¡Muerte al Conejito de Pascua! (Este me encanto). El cuarto de goma Destemple Bebes grávidos (genera cierta incomodidad, vale la pena leerlo). La máquina de escribir En las tinieblas, angeles Las flechas Talento Siempre al c Esta es una antología de cuentos que no envejecieron tan bien. ¡SIN EMBARGO! Hay algunos que son mas que rescatables, he aquí mi opinión subjetiva de cuentos que valen la pena leer dentro de esta antología: El patio trasero de Canavan (No diría que me asusto pero me puso nerviosillo). ¡Muerte al Conejito de Pascua! (Este me encanto). El cuarto de goma Destemple Bebes grávidos (genera cierta incomodidad, vale la pena leerlo). La máquina de escribir En las tinieblas, angeles Las flechas Talento Siempre al corazon Nona (Este es de Stiphen King, un maestro. Final bastante predecible, pero vamos, es de 1978). Todos los demás, no me parece que hayan valido la pena leer.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Peña

    "En el mundo sin fin del campo de concentración había aprendido a ofrecerse cosas deseables. Mejor soñar con pan que perderse en el presente." "Cuando alguien se halla esclavizado por una intensa emoción tiende a perder la perspectiva, el control… O, en vez de eso, entrega el control a otra persona." Mejores relatos: Algo repelente El patio trasero de Canavan El gusano conquistador El cuarto de goma Destemple Entre los muertos(El mejor) La silla La máquina de escribir Las flechas Siempre al corazón Nona "En el mundo sin fin del campo de concentración había aprendido a ofrecerse cosas deseables. Mejor soñar con pan que perderse en el presente." "Cuando alguien se halla esclavizado por una intensa emoción tiende a perder la perspectiva, el control… O, en vez de eso, entrega el control a otra persona." Mejores relatos: Algo repelente El patio trasero de Canavan El gusano conquistador El cuarto de goma Destemple Entre los muertos(El mejor) La silla La máquina de escribir Las flechas Siempre al corazón Nona

  16. 5 out of 5

    Isabella Henao Páez

    Esperaba historias más aterradoras o intersantes pero sólo me gustaron tres historias de 20. La historia del conejo de pascua me pareció un cuento original para contar el paso de la niñez a la adultez. 'Petey' me pareció un lectura exquisita de una fiesta que poco a poco se va volviendo sombría y por último la 'Maquina de escribir' me fascinó en todos sus sentidos hasta el punto de que afecta un poco al lector. Esperaba historias más aterradoras o intersantes pero sólo me gustaron tres historias de 20. La historia del conejo de pascua me pareció un cuento original para contar el paso de la niñez a la adultez. 'Petey' me pareció un lectura exquisita de una fiesta que poco a poco se va volviendo sombría y por último la 'Maquina de escribir' me fascinó en todos sus sentidos hasta el punto de que afecta un poco al lector.

  17. 4 out of 5

    David Catagua

    La verdad es q he leído mejores compilaciones de historias de terror. Creo q solo 2 o 3 son rescatables, él resto demasiado aburridas.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Michael Fierce

    Joseph Payne Brennan Joseph Payne Brennan

  19. 4 out of 5

    Marsten

    Una recopilación irregular en sus relatos.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    I enjoyed some of the tales and some I did not. To describe this collection in one word: "uneven." I enjoyed some of the tales and some I did not. To describe this collection in one word: "uneven."

  21. 4 out of 5

    Marina Gareis

    Por favor lo mucho que me costó leer este libro. Tiene un par de cuentos buenos, pero.......

  22. 4 out of 5

    Corinne

    I bought this for one story: -- Canavan's Back Yard by Joseph Payne Brennan (pub 1958) Will also read -- Down Among the Dead Man by Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois (pub 1982) -- Something Nasty by William Nolan (pub 1983) -- The Arrows by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (pub 1983) Previously read: --The Rubber Room by Robert Bloch (1980) - DNF - Man in a rubber room narrating. He is talking crap about Jews and he is collecting WWII items. I imagine there is some redeeming quality by the end but I'm not interested. -- I bought this for one story: -- Canavan's Back Yard by Joseph Payne Brennan (pub 1958) Will also read -- Down Among the Dead Man by Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois (pub 1982) -- Something Nasty by William Nolan (pub 1983) -- The Arrows by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (pub 1983) Previously read: --The Rubber Room by Robert Bloch (1980) - DNF - Man in a rubber room narrating. He is talking crap about Jews and he is collecting WWII items. I imagine there is some redeeming quality by the end but I'm not interested. -- Petey by T.E.D. Klein (pub 1979) - DNF the first time. But 3.5* the second 2018: I tapped out too early I guess because I keep coming across good reviews that make me doubt my choice. // Upon re-read, I can see why I quit last time. The beginning of the story is the beginning of an adult house warming party. There is lots of "boring" conversation. They are discussing things like "what a beautiful & large house it is", "why isn't John here yet", "we can't start the tour until Ellen gets here"... That goes on for a lot! of pages. Then more interesting things start coming out. We learn the place was full of nasty smells and clutter when they moved in. Why?! There are cut scenes to the previous owner in a mental asylum. The current homeowner is spending a lot of time in the bathroom with stress cramps. He has no reading material so his mind starts wandering, is his memory of certain items in the attic accurate?. Back to the guests, they find a tarot deck in French and they are looking in the library for a French/English dictionary. Hmmm what is this card? -- Nona novelette by Stephen King (pub 1978) - 1.5* (view spoiler)[ I guess that was an unreliable narrator, which I fucken hate. A troubled man (YA) and his female companion and their ridiculous, pointless, murder spree. The story is him telling his tale from a jail cell. (hide spoiler)]

  23. 4 out of 5

    Liam Strong

    This sucks. Apart from three-ish stories, this anthology of twenty horror short stories is absolutely abysmal. I may be over-reacting, considering how dated this book is (and feels, my GOD), but the author's notes as epigraphs for every story make this book feel as if Charles L. Grant just asked his friends if they would include their wet dog poop stories they've been saving in their one journal smothered with next-to-naked anime girl stickers and then decided to jerk each one of his author frie This sucks. Apart from three-ish stories, this anthology of twenty horror short stories is absolutely abysmal. I may be over-reacting, considering how dated this book is (and feels, my GOD), but the author's notes as epigraphs for every story make this book feel as if Charles L. Grant just asked his friends if they would include their wet dog poop stories they've been saving in their one journal smothered with next-to-naked anime girl stickers and then decided to jerk each one of his author friends off by saying every single of them if the premiere "Dark Fantasy" writer of our time. I haven't even FINISHED this anthology and I'm inspired in my belief that nothing will save this. This is merely a preemptive attempt at my own wretched journey reading this book when I know the finish line won't award anything redeeming.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Cody Contway

    I read about half of the stories many years ago. I'm not going to rate the book because I haven't finished and I don't really remember the stories I've read. I read the following: something nasty caravan's back yard the Conqueror worm death to the Easter Bunny! the rubber room out of sorts down among the dead men The Crazy Chinaman Gravid Babies in darkness, angels aim for the heart Nona I read about half of the stories many years ago. I'm not going to rate the book because I haven't finished and I don't really remember the stories I've read. I read the following: something nasty caravan's back yard the Conqueror worm death to the Easter Bunny! the rubber room out of sorts down among the dead men The Crazy Chinaman Gravid Babies in darkness, angels aim for the heart Nona

  25. 4 out of 5

    elSalitrero

    Tenía bastantes ganas de terminar esta antología de relatos de terror y eso a priori no es una buena señal. La calidad media de los relatos de este libro es más bien floja, eso no quita para que haya encontrado algunos de ellos entretenidos y gustosos. De los veinte relatos aquí reunidos me han parecido buenos unos siete u ocho, pero los demás bastante mal. Así que sensación agridulce, algunos relatos muy bien y otros totalmente evitables.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Oliver

    Amongst the best stories here are Bloch’s deeply nasty ‘The Rubber Room’, Stephen King’s nightscape, ‘Nona’ and Tanith Lee’s beautiful, literary gothic ‘Nunc Dimitis’. ‘Talent’ by Theodore Sturgeon is darkly comic and nicely observed and there are good stories from the likes of Steve Rasnic Tem, Chelsey Quin Yarbro and Ramsey Campbell. A decent mix and a high proportion of good stories.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Juan Carlos de la Cruz Lopez

    Personalmente la portada no me gusta mucho. Es demasiado ochentera, sin embargo no me dejé engañar por la portada y lo leí. Cada cuento es mejor y mejor y mejor. Es una excelente antología, grandes cuentos y grandes escritores. Magnífico.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Esteban

    no hay ni un cuento rescatable ni el de king, talvez el del judío vampiro jajaja

  29. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    A very mediocre set of stories. Not worth spending time on them.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lee Battersby

    Collection of very mixed quality, of which only 'Nunc Dimittis by Tanith Lee and 'The Chair' by Dennis Etchison' are of the highest quality, stretching through ordinary efforts by Stephen King, Robert Bloch and other horror luminaries to substandard efforts by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Theodore Sturgeon and T.E.D. Klein. The low-light, as seems to be the case with any anthology in which you find him, is 'Death to the Easter Bunny' by the execrable Alan Ryan. Solid, unexciting efforts by Ramsey Campb Collection of very mixed quality, of which only 'Nunc Dimittis by Tanith Lee and 'The Chair' by Dennis Etchison' are of the highest quality, stretching through ordinary efforts by Stephen King, Robert Bloch and other horror luminaries to substandard efforts by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Theodore Sturgeon and T.E.D. Klein. The low-light, as seems to be the case with any anthology in which you find him, is 'Death to the Easter Bunny' by the execrable Alan Ryan. Solid, unexciting efforts by Ramsey Campbell, Gardner Dozois & Jack Dann, and Steve Rasnic Tem keep you turning the pages, hoping for something better to really knock your socks off, but it never really arrives. Readers without any previous exposure to the horror genre will find much to enjoy.

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