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Year's Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology Kindle Edition
How can one fear themselves? Why would something so natural disturb generations of readers?
Gehenna & Hinnom is honored to present the Year's Best Body Horror 2017 Anthology, the most disturbing and blasphemous collection of horror to ever be read by human eyes. Enter the morose. Embrace the Unknown.
- ASIN : B075KXRTCS
- Publisher : Gehenna & Hinnom (September 30, 2017)
- Publication date : September 30, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1393 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 392 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #200,257 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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For example, "The Always Watching Eye" by Gary Power and "Porphyria" by John S. McFarland are chilling tales that draw you deep into despair and terror as they progress to their terrifying conclusions.
I applaud C.P. Dunphey and Gehenna & Hinnom publishers on an excellent job curating this unsettling collection.
Oh, and as author Carl R. Jennings might suggest, if you happen to hear the distinct scratching noise of a cicada, be afraid. Be very afraid.
When I choose to read horror, I want to be riveted by fear and dread, tinged with a compulsion to keep reading, because I have to know how it ends.
Many of this anthology's stories simply fail to satisfy the horror reader's need to be scared, frightened, terrified. They rely too heavily on worn-out devices such as demon possession (yawn), zombies (snore), insanity (eyeroll), and alien invasion (seriously?), which have been overused ad nauseam.
Am I saying writers can't produce true works of horror if they use any of these elements in their story telling? Not at all. They are just not coming up with anything fresh and innovative enough to scare me and I want my horror to do just that:
To make me lie awake at 3:00 AM, too terrified to sleep. To cause me to jump at every creak and shadow, convinced I'm not alone. To make me check the locks of each door and window, look under all the beds and inside every closet, and then repeat the process again twice.
The stories in this anthology just fell short on the scary scale for me. Notable exceptions include Babel and An Angel Among Us, which at least made me think, even if they didn't prevent a peaceful night's rest.
Some of the stories were gross, others disturbing, some frightening, and others just weird or bizarre.
Other than this book, I couldn't find many other horror anthologies that focuses so in-depth on the specific subject matter.
Highly recommend if you find the sub-horror genre of body horror especially fascinating and frightening.