My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Many thanks to Solomon Forse from Howl Society Press for an ARC copy of this brilliant collection of short stories. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.
16 stories with a foreword by Grady Hendrix, Howls From Hell is a horror anthology from Howl Society Press.
OH MY GOD, finished this book and am wondering how the hell am I gonna sleep in the night. Each story begins with a beautiful illustration that I am thankful is not a color image(not sure if it is so coz an ARC, but am really thankful), those images are enough to make one get nightmares, also each of them has a description of the author at the end and their social media connect which is definitely helpful. Grady Hendrix provides the foreword and the genius that he is, transports the reader to a childhood that most horror fans would resonate with.
Some stories are beyond creepy, I mean, the range of horror that is covered in this book is exemplary. There are demons, there are beasts, there are ghosts, there’s one with a psychological horror twist, another one with a cracking retelling of red riding hood and beauty and the beast, a futuristic tale that cannot be more weirder, a fantasy horror thriller, a dystopian science fiction, my obvious point that there’s a story for every horror aficionado here and this book as a collection is must-have for all fans of horror.
Like in any anthology, some stories may grab a reader’s attention more than others, and personally, IT GETS IN YOUR EYES by Joseph Andre Thomas was the one that gave me nightmares, imagine my terror that I kept looking at the mirror and checking my eyes, pulling it and rubbing it and whatnot. Gasping, gulping, choking, read this with all the lights blazing!
5 glowing stars for each story in this book. Outstanding!
Spacefaring researchers disturb an ancient horror. An enchanted object curses a grieving widow. A haunted reel torments a film student. A murder trial hinges on a chilling testimony.
In Howls From Hell, sixteen emerging horror writers pave the way for the future of the genre. Fans of dark and macabre fiction will savor this exhibition of all-original tales born from one of the fastest-growing horror communities in the world: HOWL Society.
With a foreword by Grady Hendrix, this anthology unveils the horror writers of tomorrow with spine-tingling stories from P.L. McMillan, J.W. Donley, Shane Hawk, Christopher O’Halloran, Alex Wolfgang, Amanda Nevada DeMel, Lindsey Ragsdale, Solomon Forse, Justin Faull, M. David Clarkson, B.O.B. Jenkin, S.E. Denton, Thea Maeve, Joseph Andre Thomas, Joe Radkins, and Quinn Fern.
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