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Published March 1st 1998 by Baltimore: Cemetery Dance (first published 1998)
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Conal Cochran
Sadly, this book is nearly impossible to get--as is the case with so much great horror. But if you're lucky enough to have a library nearby, or to pick up a pricey copy online, do it. If you can't, then go to Cemetery Dance, look at the table of contents, and track down each story a la carte. You'll rarely be disappointed. This is essential horror reading.

My personal favorites:
"Halceldama" by Gary Braunbeck. It was the basis for "Coffin Country" by him, and it's a phenomenal gutpunch of a story...more
Robb Bridson
There were a few really good horror stories in here, but the majority were bland. It starts off fairly strong and toward the end gets weak.
It appears that in the '90s, dark crime stories were the in thing, and I really didn't care for many of those.
My favorites of the collection were two stories I'd already read: Stephen King's "The Chattery Teeth" which I read in another compilation and Bentley Little's "The Mailman" (not the novel by the same author) which I read in his collection. Some of th...more
For a collection of "the best of" this really didn't impress me. Most of the stories had me questioning if they were really horror, and in some cases if the story was just snuff. There were few gems, but most of it gave me a serious case of boredom or disgust. I can't say don't read it, because once every 7 or 8 stories you'll find one worth reading.
Some of the stories were excellent, while others just left me confused
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