Thursday, April 11, 2013

Shivers VII

SHIVERS VII, edited by Richard Chizmar, Cemetery Dance, 512 pages, $20, ISBN: 9781587672253, reviewed by Barry Hunter.

Just reading the list of authors in this collection is enough reason to buy this volume of dark and chilling fiction.

Clive Barker’s “The Departed” opens the volume and Stephen King’s “Weeds” are both reprinted here for the first time since their original appearances many years ago.

Other authors appearing between the two reprints with new stories are: Graham Masterton, Scott Nicholson, Brian James Freeman, Ed Gorman, Bev Vincent and Del James.

“GPS” by the late Rick Hautala will make you think twice about obtaining one for yourself as the one in this story gives more than directions. Travis Heermann tells a tale of modern day Vietnam horror tale that takes place on “That Long Black Train”. “Echoes” by Don D’Ammassa is a story about a very unique type of echo that has a killer last line.

This is a very well put together volume that has the masters of the past and the masters of the future proving that horror is indeed alive and well without vampires and zombies. Don’t miss out on this one.

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