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Epitaphs: The Journal of the New England Horror Writers, Vol. 1

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The New England Horror Writers Association, in partnership with Shroud Publishing, are proud to debut its inaugural anthology, "Epitaphs." The anthology is a compilation of some of the best dark fiction from both best-selling authors and up-and- coming writers throughout New England. Contributors include Christopher Golden, Rick Hautala, Holly Newstein & Glenn Chadbour ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published October 13th 2011 by Shroud Publishing, LLC
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Chris
What is it about New England that makes it such a fertile ground for growing great horror writers? Being a Texan, I am mystified, but being a horror lover, I do appreciate whatever it is.

Well chosen stories by top flight authors and even takes extra points for artistry by including poems.

My favorite stories were the ones that had a bitter sweetness to them, making them more dark fiction than actually horror.

The Christopher Chair by Paul McMahon--a relic that cures also exacts a price.

Build-A-Zo
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Shannon

I am not going to bother giving a synopsis since the title says it all.
I have been a horror fan since I was six years old and watched Salem’s Lot through my fingers. I don’t scare that easily anymore and I am often left disappointed in books or movies. That’s not the case with these stories though. This collection is a perfect example of less being more. Some of these stories gave me goose pimples by being subtle. It didn’t take 400 pages or overt terror, but instead they were horror stories t
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K.H. Vaughan
All anthologies are uneven, but this collection from the New England Horror Writers has some creepy gems in it. I was put off by the first story about an evil CPAP machine, which I found weak, but it picks up from there and a number of the pieces were very effective. The Christopher Chair, Perfect Witness, and Stony's Boneyard are the stronger stories and well written. There are a lot of bag horror anthologies out there, so it's nice to read one that pays off. I would recommend this to people wh ...more
Ken
All anthologies are uneven, but this collection from the New England Horror Writers has some creepy gems in it. I was put off by the first story about an evil CPAP machine, which I found weak, but it picks up from there and a number of the pieces were very effective. The Christopher Chair, Perfect Witness, and Stony's Boneyard are the stronger stories and well written. There are a lot of bag horror anthologies out there, so it's nice to read one that pays off. I would recommend this to people wh ...more
Scott Goudsward
Mar 22, 2015 Scott Goudsward rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Stoker nominated from Shroud and the NEHW. My story in the book is Build A Zombie.
Joy
A great mix of spooky, thought-provoking, touching, funny and downright creepy tales.
John
A better-than-average horror anthology.
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