Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dark Screams: Volume Two by Robert R. McCammon, Richard Matheson

This anthology is creepy.  They are a mix of horror and fantasy and I'd be more comfortable with them if I hadn't had some funny feelings about someone or something watching me once in a while.  Have you ever felt that?

Hydra and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Here is what you find inside this book:

THE DEEP END by Robert McCammon
Everyone thinks the drowning death of Neil Calder in the local swimming pool was a tragic accident. Only his father knows better. Now, on the last night of summer, Neil returns in search of revenge.

INTERVAL by Norman Prentiss
Flight 1137 from St. Louis by way of Nashville has gone missing. As anxious friends and family gather around the gate, a ticket clerk finds herself eyewitness to a moment of inhuman evil.

IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK by Shawntelle Madison
Eleanor has come from New York City to prep an old Victorian house in Maine for America's Mysterious Hotspots. Although she's always thrown herself into her work, this job will take her places she's never dreamed of going.

THE NIGHT HIDER by Graham Masterton
C. S. Lewis wrote about a portal that led to a world of magic and enchantment. But the wardrobe in Dawn's room holds only death—until she solves its grisly mystery. 

WHATEVER by Richard Christian Matheson
A 1970s rock 'n' roll band that never was—in a world that is clearly our own . . . but perhaps isn't, not anymore . . . or, at least, not yet—takes one hell of a trip.

I'm familiar with Mr. McCammon's work and knew he'd scare me.  He did.

Mr. Prentiss' story reminded me of the times I've been waiting at the airport and with all the planes going down currently, it seemed very timely.

But the one that bothered me the most was the Night Hider.  C.S. Lewis gets involved and this story doesn't have a happy ending for everyone.

All in all, it was interesting collection and if you have any interest in horror, there has to be a story in here for you.  I'm already looking forward to reading the next collection.

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