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It's a jungle out there. It's even more savage inside the twisted minds of murderers who conceal their malevolence behind smiling masks and strike out without pity. This spine-tingling collection contains 23 new stories of suspense from some of the bestselling authors in the genre. Authors include Clive Barker, Lawrence Block, David Morrell, Ray Bradbury, and many more.

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Roc
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Angella
Not sure how to rate this book I just picked it up for something to read at a friends house. I was disgusting but I was curious and could not put it down. I know Hell Raiser the move scares the BJesues out of me and I know that when I saw there was a story by Clive barker. And he creeps me out knowing he sits around and thinks of this stuff BUT I still read it. I guess its like watching a slow train wreck. I was curious and can't say I would not do it again.
Althea Ann
Jun 09, 2010 Althea Ann rated it liked it
· 9 • The Dripping • David Morrell
This was originally published in the 70's, unlike most of the stories, which were new for the book (mid-90s). However, it's quite good. A man comes home to the old country house where his family's been staying for the summer. But all is silent – except for the milk dripping from the ceiling. Where are his wife, daughter and elderly mother? What has happened?

· 18 • The Wringer • F. Paul Wilson
An American of Middle-Eastern descent has had his family kidnapped. The
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Alexandra
Feb 05, 2015 Alexandra rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror
Eh. Not at all impressed with this one. I like reading horror anthologies, because I view it as a way to 'sample' the authors' work- it's easier to get a quick idea of my level of interest in an authors' writing and style with a short story than it is with an entire novel. When I'm intrigued by a short story, I love researching the author and finding more of what they've done.

Unfortunately, this book was slim pickings for me in terms of both enjoyment of the short stories and of finding new auth
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Jamie
Dec 14, 2008 Jamie rated it really liked it
One of the best anthologies I'd read in awhile.
Laymon's Good Vibrations was really enjoyable.
William F. Nolan's Vampyre was another great one to read.
Wringer by F. Paul Wilson was a fun Repairman Jack short
Jack Ketchum's Redemption was a shuddery good time
...And Eight Rabid Pigs by Dave Gerrold was creepy fun
Katherine Ramslands story The Rings of Cocytus was a paranoiac's dream.

All in all the whole collection was outstanding.
alex
Mar 26, 2013 alex added it
I just couldn't do it... I read maybe 6 of these stories (started & rejected a few others)... some of them are disturbing in a good way, some aren't - but the quality just isn't consistently good enough for me to be motivated to bother with it anymore.

I think the only Big Dogs are Barker & Bradbury, and those are just older tales republished.
Jenn
Feb 20, 2010 Jenn rated it liked it
The first half of this book I really enjoyed. But I found some of the stories at the end I skipped through and there was even two I didn't understand, which is unusual for me. I'm also not a huge Clive Barker fan which may seem unusual to some horror fanatics.
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Edward Joseph Gorman was born on November 2, 1941 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He spent 20 years in the advertising industry before leaving to write full-time in 1984. Since then, he has been incredibly prolific, averaging 2-3 novels a year in addition to many short stories, editing anthologies, and founding and editing Mystery Scene, the new magazine of the mystery field. He has written in many genres, ...more
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