Translate

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fresh Fear: Contemporary Horror Edited By William Cook [4 stars]


From the Description:


FRESH FEAR: Contem­porary Horror is a collection of horror from some of the genre's best writers of dark fiction. This collection has no central theme other than the story's ability to scare the hell out of the reader! Tales steeped in psychological horror sit alongside visions of strange worlds and inner landscapes drenched in blood. 'Quiet horror' sits comfortably next to more visceral portrayals of the monsters that lurk deep within the human heart. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, famously once said, "where there is no imagination there is no horror" - the horror expressed by the authors in Fresh Fear show that imagination is indeed tantamount to excellent story-telling. Prepare yourself for 28 tales of terror-inducing fiction that will have you checking the locks on every door and window of your abode! Scathe meic Beorh Ramsey Campbell Lily Childs Lincoln Crisler Jack Dann Robert Dunbar Tomas A. Erb Brandon Ford Carole Gill Lindsey Beth Goddard J. F. Gonzalez Dane Hatchell E. A. Irwin Charlee Jacob K. Trap Jones Tim Jones Vada Katherine Roy C. Booth and Axel Kohagen Shane McKenzie swlogo Shaun Meeks Adam Millard Christine Morgan Billie Sue Mosiman D.F. Noble Chantal Noordeloos W. H. Pugmire William Todd Rose Anna Taborska Fresh Fear is an eclectic collection of the very best horror fiction from across the world. Dare you to read it! Switch the phone off, make yourself comfortable, and prepare for a trip to the darkest depths and most shadowed recesses of the human imagination.

In Fresh Fear you will come across monsters in all forms, from ghosts and demons to monsters who are all to human. .A great anthology put together by William Cook. Has stories from some writers I was familiar with as well as some I'll be looking for in the future. A few of these stories are really great, most are very good, only a few left me cold. So curl up somewhere cozy and enjoy this solid 4 star read.