A photographer whose obsession with images may bring to life trouble beyond his wildest fantasies…. A couple caught up in an ancient ritual that offers the promise of unending health, but at a price that may prove far too high…. A woman whose memory may be failing her with the passing years—or for a far more unnatural reason…. These are just three of the provocative, imagination-grasping stories included in this year’s ghoulish gallery.
Once again, Karl Edward Wagner has dared to prowl where many fear to tread, seeking out the finest tales of terror by such masters of malice and mayhem as Ramsey Campbell and Ed Gorman—haunting and harrowing legends calculated to strike fear in the hearts of even the most stalwart readers.
TERRIFYING STORIES THAT WILL LEAVE YOU SHUDDERING AT EVERY BARELY GLIMPSED SHADOW—
All sure to give you the willies! Don’t try reading them all at one sitting!
Among the authors you will find: Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Michael Kube-McDowell, Manly Wade Wellman, M. John Harrison, Sheila Hodgson, and many more.
So comments the American Library Association’s Booklist about this series, and this latest volume will uphold their estimate. Once again Karl Edward Wagner has probed the horror tales of the past year and come up with a headsman’s basket of spine-chilling goodies.
“Wagner has done his work well, and DAW deserves the thanks of horror readers, and librarians catering to them, for keeping this anthology going, its price low, and its quality high”.