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Excitable Boys

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  4 reviews
An original, provocative anthology inspired by the annual World Horror Convention Gross-Out Contents, featuring some of its most audacious winners and runners-up. Edited by Kelly Laymon, and featuring cover and interior artwork by GAK.

* Introduction: Take a Tour Through the Sewer - Kelly Laymon
* Good Care - Rain Graves
* The Constipated Cannibal - Michael McCarty
Paperback, 135 pages
Published August 9th 2005 by Night Shade Books (first published April 1st 2002)
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Published back in 2002 by Freak Press, ‘Excitable Boys’ is a collection of the most repulsive and damn right sick stories to thrill the tastes of those who seek such literature. Compiled and edited by Kelly Laymon (none other than Richard Laymon’s daughter), the idea for the book was the brain child of Kelly’s after hearing Ryan Harding’s 2000 entry in the World Horror Convention Gross-Out Contest. The name for the compilation came from Warren Zevon’s song entitled ‘Excitable Boy’. Sharing simil...more
This is a smallish collection of gross-out stories. Take this as a warning as well as a description. That is not a euphemism for "really funny jokes about farts" though there are some. Despite the horror writers involved, don't even quite assume horror (your mileage may vary). Gross-out.

But What Could Doug Mean by This?

One story has a father so abusive that his son prefers the anal rape to worse tortures. Another has got maggots coming out of a penis after they were inserted there for a snuff/p...more
Jimmy Frohman
Feb 17, 2009 Jimmy Frohman rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Horror fans
In memory of Richard Laymon this book is a gem. The best in horror went above and beyond to write some of the grossest and grotesque horror since the splatterpunk days.
Michael McCarty
Jun 18, 2011 Michael McCarty rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Kelly Laymon published my twisted little tale "The Constipated Cannibal" which is now being reprinted in A HELL OF A JOB
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