The technical writing here by Joe Hill is exemplary, but I didn't find it very scary. He has some beautiful stories, thick with atmosphere and emotion, but I don't think it should have be included or labeled in a horror short story collection. While the stories are quite different from each other, none of them really grab you by the throat the way great horror can do. I'm curious to see what he does in the future using a longer format such as his debut novel Heart Shaped Box. Regardless, Joe Hill is certainly someone to keep your eye on.