Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mountain Dead edited by Eugene Johnson & Jason Sizemore [ 4 stars]

From the Description:

Mountain Dead takes a look at the dark side of Appalachia, where the Undead walk, driven by old magic and worse, their hunger for us.

Almost Heaven…or is it?

The mountain's enduring beauty holds something dark. Something dreadful. Something hungry for our flesh, our brains. Something dead yet not quite dead, driven by magic as old as the coal seams and the hills.

This chapbook is supplemental material from the anthology Appalachian Undead edited by Eugene Johnson and Jason Sizemore. For more great stories like the four below, check out Appalachian Undead.

Table of Contents

Deep Underground -- Sara M. Harvey

Unto the Lord a New Song -- Geoffrey Girard

Let Me Come In -- Lesley Conner

And It'll Haunt Me (For Long Days to Come) -- K. Allen Wood

The stories in this chapbook were really enjoyable. Let Me Come In was a great new take on the three little pigs. Deep Underground poses the question of what might be buried under the town cemetery. Unto The Lord A New Song makes you look at the church choir in a new way. And It'll Haunt Me (For Long Days To Come) gives you a look at the evidence found on a cell phone video. My only complaint was that the book was too short! I'll be checking out the Appalachian Undead soon! Go grab this 4 star read!