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"Where Nightmares Begin is an excellent collection of harrowing and terrifying tales that clearly show Rolfe knows horror! A MUST read for any horror fan!" --David Bernstein, author of Goblins and Witch Island


Monsters can hide anywhere. Under a bridge, below the earth…or behind a smile.

Abram’s Bridge

When Lil Ron realizes the beautiful girl he met under Abram’s Bridge is a
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Paperback, 222 pages
Published March 8th 2016 by Samhain Publishin, Ltd.
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Where Nightmares Beginis a collection of three novellas, one of which I'd previously read. I've also read Mr. Rolfe's short novel, Blood and Rain, which I enjoyed, so I was happy to try out this collection when it came up for review at Horror After Dark.

Abram's Bridge -This is the novella I read previously. However, I noticed some improvements in the writing since my original read, so my rating has changed. This is a ghost/revenge story with a gritty cast of characters, fast pacing and a satisf
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Abram’s Bridge

Lil Ron and Sweet Kate have a wonderful little story. Glenn Rolfe has masterfully illustrated that incestuous small town feel, that one where everyone knows everyone else’s business and it seems like somehow, someway everyone is related.

This short story really packed a punch. There was a slow progression of the secrets of this small town capped off with an action filled ending. As the story progressed, I found myself second guessing where the story was going.

What really made the st
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Chris
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
In this lean collection of novellas, Glenn Rolfe presents three very different types of horror tales, but does so masterfully. ABRAM'S BRIDGE is a poignant haunting ghost story that grabs you from page one. BOOM TOWN is reminiscent of those classic Saturday matinee scifi horror flicks like INVADERS FROM MARS and THE BLOB, but with a modern twist. And my favorite of the trio, THINGS WE FEAR is a Laymon-esque thriller about facing fears and the ramifications, in a way.

Glenn Rolfe is a talented ne
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Nikki
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I feel as though I should be allowed to give this fifteen stars since I would give each of the short stories a five. I also feel it's only fair to tell what I liked about each story most.

"Abram's Bridge" is just an overall beautiful ghost story. Gratuitous violence certainly has its place in horror but Glenn is full of depth and an excellent storyteller. This is what ghost stories should be, full of regret and secrets and not always ending happily for everyone. Ghosts aren't the only things tha
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J.H. Moncrieff
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've read so much that very few plots surprise me anymore. Things We Fear, one of the novellas in this collection by Glenn Rolfe, did just that and that alone made it a rare treat. I did not see the ending coming.

It is my hope that Rolfe's writing will stretch the boundaries of what people think of as "horror"--like that other guy from Maine, Rolfe's stories are part mystery and part thriller, with a lot of suspense and even a little romance in the mix.

There are some beautiful turns of phrase i
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Zakk Ex Libris
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where Nightmares Begin is a collection of Glenn Rolfe's Samhain Novellas (Abram's Bridge, Boom Town, and Things We Fear) and they are very good. My thoughts:

On Abram's Bridge-
In Abram's Bridge, Glenn Rolfe gives us, his readers, a solid, tense and borderline heart breaking tale. With a dash of paranormal ghost story, a pinch of small town mystery and a second helping of suspense, Mr. Rolfe's delivers a winner for his first release through Samhain Horror Publishing, a go-to publishing company for
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Angela Crawford
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this story.

Things We Fear

Things We Fear is a little different from the other books I've read by Glenn Rolfe. There are no ghosts except for the ones that haunt our own minds. There are no monsters,,, well, that's not exactly true. The monster in this novella is scarier than any supernatural threat because he is all too real. The characters are believable and sympathetic. Aaron, Emily an
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Tamara
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Damn! Already a fan of Rolfe, Where Nightmares Begin deepened my adoration for this top-notch author. There is something for everyone within these delightful morsels. A true must-read, even if horror is not your usual genre.
Nick
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great collection of 3 novellas. Abram's Bridge was an excellent and sad ghost story. Definitely the highlight of the collection.
Jonathan Lees
May 06, 2016 rated it liked it
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It must be difficult being the “other” horror writer from Maine but Glenn Rolfe showcases enough confidence and diversity of ideas in this tight collection of novellas that proves he can stand out.

‘Where Nightmares Begin’ collects two previously published novellas ‘Abram’s Bridge’ and ‘Boom Town’ with his current release ‘Things We Fear’. I was anxious to read something of Glenn’s since a lot of people were talking about his werewolf novel, 'Blood And Rain'. As always, the novella is a great pla
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David Bernstein
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the great things about this collection is the nice variety. Each story is of course a horror/dark fiction tale, but each story is also a subgenre of the genre. With Abram's bridge you have a highly detailed and character developed ghost story with a twist and plenty of scares--think classic horror with a modern touch. Boom Town, the second short is almost like an X-Files tale on steroids and for me this was the shining gem of the collection, and it would make for a great episode for a hor ...more
Rosangela

"Abram’s Bridge" is a great ghost story (3,5) and "Things We Fear"(4,5) was my favorite! "Boom Town" (3,0) is an alien story just like the classics movies about it (The Blob or The Thing).

I really enjoyed this book. Had a good time reading it.
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Glenn Rolfe is an author, singer, songwriter from the haunted woods of New England. He studied Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and continues his education in the world of horror by devouring the novels of Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon, and many others. He and his wife, Meghan, have three children, Ruby, Ramona, and Axl. He is grateful to be loved despite his wei ...more