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Phantasm/Chimera: An Anthology of Strange and Troubling Dreams

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Phantasm/Chimera is an all original collection of cutting edge Weird Horror. In these pages, you will find an all-star line-up of some of the most innovative and exciting writers working today. Phantasm/Chimera has one goal: To disturb its reader with the most dark and surreal visions ever put to paper. From tales of strange imposters from other worlds to tales of ordinary ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 30th 2017 by Plutonian Press
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William Tea
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
***this review originally appeared on The Ginger Nuts of Horror website***

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re currently living through something of a literary horror renaissance. You can’t throw a rock these days without hitting upon some exciting new voice in the genre: a Matthew M. Bartlett, a Livia Llewellyn, a Jon Padgett, etc. These are singular writers, each one exploring themes of the inhuman and irreal (and by extension the all-too-human and oh-so-real) with an eye more towards poetry, at
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David Peak
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
In his intro, editor Scott Dwyer defines "nightmare horror" as that which is focused on weird atmosphere and provocative ideas. "If we are truthful," he writes, "I think we actually look to be ravished by delirium and dread." He cites Kafka's Metamorphosis and Fulci's City of the Living Dead as signposts. It makes strange sense: while the former is a cerebral tale of body horror and familial rot, and the latter is gleefully graphic and perverse, both are grotesque, both are dreamlike. Phantasm/C ...more
Waffles
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Such a good anthology! I'm satisfied if I like half of the stories in any given anthology. In Phantasm/Chimera, I can say that I enjoyed most of them. The standouts for me were the tales of Adam Golaski, Christopher Slatsky, Livia Llewellyn, and Jason Wyckhoff.

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