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Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2020
In Darkness, Delight: Creatures of the Night is a fantastic anthology of Extreme Horror tales. Although this installment of In Darkness Delight does have a theme—Creatures of the Night—the stories are impressively varied in premise and context and style. Some stories are more gruesome than others, some more graphic than others, some more psychologically violating than others, but I did not read one I didn’t enjoy.

That being said, I picked a few at random that begged commentary:

“The People in the Toilet” by Mason Morgan … well … that’s one of the most horrifying things I’ve ever read for every reason. That one struck a personal trigger. Congrats, Mason, you have freaked me the f out.

“He Wears the Lake” by Chad Lutzke is a deep and disturbing tale, evocative and lingering.

“Snap” by Kev Harrison is one of those creepy stories that make you say “What the heck did I just read?” Out loud. To no one. And everyone.

“Gertrude” by Evans Light is absolutely perfect and perfectly horrifying. And I wish to God I had not been eating when I read it.

“Father” by Richard Chizmar is haunting, chilling, and powerful. That one lingers in your mind. And your nightmares.

This is an excellent, shelf-worthy collection for fans of Extreme Horror and Splatterpunk. Yes, Splatterpunk too. Some of these definitely have something to say while they warp your emotional stability.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Extreme Horror Collection
By Lisa Lee on August 13, 2020
In Darkness, Delight: Creatures of the Night is a fantastic anthology of Extreme Horror tales. Although this installment of In Darkness Delight does have a theme—Creatures of the Night—the stories are impressively varied in premise and context and style. Some stories are more gruesome than others, some more graphic than others, some more psychologically violating than others, but I did not read one I didn’t enjoy.

That being said, I picked a few at random that begged commentary:

“The People in the Toilet” by Mason Morgan … well … that’s one of the most horrifying things I’ve ever read for every reason. That one struck a personal trigger. Congrats, Mason, you have freaked me the f out.

“He Wears the Lake” by Chad Lutzke is a deep and disturbing tale, evocative and lingering.

“Snap” by Kev Harrison is one of those creepy stories that make you say “What the heck did I just read?” Out loud. To no one. And everyone.

“Gertrude” by Evans Light is absolutely perfect and perfectly horrifying. And I wish to God I had not been eating when I read it.

“Father” by Richard Chizmar is haunting, chilling, and powerful. That one lingers in your mind. And your nightmares.

This is an excellent, shelf-worthy collection for fans of Extreme Horror and Splatterpunk. Yes, Splatterpunk too. Some of these definitely have something to say while they warp your emotional stability.
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