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A collection of 20 "horror" stories, each one selected by different invited "celebrities," who either employ their creative talent in the horror field or are fans of it. Most of the selectors are authors; among them are Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and Joyce Carol Oates (all of whom also have stories in the book), Robert Bloch, and Vincent Price. Natural horror, surrealism, ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published July 1st 1982 by Arbor House Pub Co (first published 1982)
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Werner
Jul 22, 2016 Werner rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of scary fiction
Note, July 22, 2016: I edited this review just now to correct a typo.

Given the "hook" for this anthology --stories chosen by a score of diverse celebrities-- one might expect the quality of the selections to be even more wildly uneven than is usually the case with multi-author collections. Actually, however, while some choices are less effective than others, their overall quality tends to be quite good; out of all 20, only Oates' pointless and incomprehensible "Queen of the Night" was a flop. Th
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Bilgewater
Oct 06, 2007 Bilgewater rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Horror Fans
There's a few good stories in here that usually don't see the light of day, King's "The Mangler" is here, as well as an unusual E.A.Poe story and more. Probably hard to find these days, but if you need a primer to horror fiction, this is a great place to start.
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Martin Harry Greenberg was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist. In all, he compiled 1,298 anthologies and commissioned over 8,200 original short stories. He founded Tekno Books, a packager of more than 2000 published books. In addition, he was a co-founder of the Sci-Fi Channel.
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