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Review: “Black Dogs Black Tales,” ed. Tabatha Wood, Cassie Hart

Rating: 4 out of 5 The anthology Black Dogs, Black Tales – Where the Dogs Don’t Die: A Charity Anthology for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand investigates the analogy of mental illness as a “black dog.” Sometimes the

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Review: “Campfire Macabre,” Various Authors

Rating: 5 out of 5 I rarely give multiple-author anthologies a 5 out of 5, but Campfire Macabre earned it. It’s filled with an astounding number of flash fiction horror stories–500-1000 words long each. If you enjoy both horror and

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Review: “Collected Easter Horror Shorts,” ed. Kevin J. Kennedy

Rating: 4 out of 5 Kevin J. Kennedy edited Collected Easter Horror Shorts (Collected Horror Shorts Book 2). As the title says, it’s a collection of short stories connected to Easter in one way or another. Some are about mysterious

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Review: “Shiver,” ed. Nico Bell

Rating: 4 out of 5 I’m a big fan of snowy, icy horror. Once you’ve found yourself in the eerie stillness of an evening snowfall, it’s easy to imagine all sorts of horrors to go with. The anthology Shiver: A

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Review: “Twisted Anatomy,” ed. SciFi and Scary

Rating: 5 out of 5 I don’t often give multi-author anthologies a perfect 5/5, simply because it’s hard for a given editor’s tastes to line up well with any given reader. But Twisted Anatomy: A Body Horror Anthology really hit

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Review: “Halldark Holidays,” ed. Gabino Iglesias

Rating: 4 out of 5 Halldark Holidays, edited by Gabino Iglesias, is full of stories meant to be a twist on the “Hallmark Holidays” concept. These are horror tales, all of which take place on or around holidays. Mostly Christmas,

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Review: “We Are Wolves,” various authors

Rating: 5 out of 5 It’s rare that I give a full 5-out-of-5 to a multiple-author anthology, but We are Wolves: A Horror Anthology is worth it. The editors clearly had a vision for the book, nailed it down, and

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Review: “25 Gates of Hell,” various authors

Rating: 4 out of 5 25 Gates of Hell: A Horror Anthology is described in terms of gates opening and unleashing Hell on earth, with these writers chronicling the results. This is a fairly specific theme–although there’s obviously flexibility of

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Review: “The Halloween Store,” Ronald Kelly

Rating: 4 out of 5 Ronald Kelly’s The Halloween Store and Other Tales of All Hallows’ Eve is a collection of seven stories (plus an essay). As you might guess from the title, they all have to do with Halloween

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Review: “Dead Awake,” ed. by Stanley Wiater

Rating: 4 out of 5 Dead Awake: 12 Tales of Darkness contains–you guessed it–12 short horror stories by a bunch of excellent authors. Sisters of Slaughter bring us “To Burn the Black Church.” It’s a brief exploration of an evil

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