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Splatterpunk Fighting Back

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  20 reviews
A row with a boyfriend leads to unexpected and bloody consequences...
A high powered CEO undertakes a highly unusual therapy to take his career to the next level…
A mother frantically searches for the child as the world burns…

Featuring new fiction by Adam Millard, Matt Shaw, Bracken MacLeod, John Boden, Duncan Ralston, Rich Hawkins, Glenn Rolfe, George Daniel Lea, Tim Cu
Kindle Edition, 196 pages
Published November 10th 2017 by Splatterpunk Zine
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Janie C.
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Splatterpunk Zine has put together this colorful anthology. The proceeds will be donated to a Cancer Support charity. $0.99 is a small price to pay for both the cause and the delectable horrors between this e-book's virtual covers. Many talented authors have donated their stories to the anthology, and each offering is a chiller. A nightclub features a deadly siren with an unearthly song. Ever heard Detachable Penis by King Missile? Well, that happens, except the owner knows exactly where the cul ...more
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Edited because I missed two stories the first time around.

Splatterpunk Fighting Back is a charity anthology with proceeds going towards cancer. I have a love/hate relationship with anthologies/collections/whatever you want to call them. I love reading them because even if a story isn’t working for me it’s usually over quickly but I dread reviewing them. They are so much work but here goes. I’m not going to rate them because that’s kind of pointless.

I’m going to attempt to write a mini review of
Gianfranco Mancini
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Splatterpunk horror fans and/or kind people that wanna help a good cause.
An excellent splatterpunk anthology founding a real good cause (Cancer fighting) and it let me find out a lot of great authors (the only one I used to know was mr Rufty) that I'm going to follow for good.

They Swim by Night - Adam Millard: 4 stars

There is much more than meets the eye in a beautiful woman singing in a nightclub...

Fairly predictable plot, but I just loved characters and atmosphere.

Melvin - Matt Shaw: 5 stars

Beware of vengeful Melvin... and his severed animated killer dick!!! XD
An h
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 stars! For me, this anthology was nearly perfect. Almost every single story hit home with me, and the fact that the purchase of this anthology benefits the fight against cancer makes it that much sweeter.

Without further ado-these are the stories that affected me most, in the order in which they knocked off my socks:

MOLLY by Glenn Rolfe. I have read a number of Glenn's works now and it's my opinion that he's an author to watch. With this story, he has arrived! A killer doll, a hotel, sexy
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty cool book! I have found some new authors to discover too. Favorite stories are:
Melvin by Matt Shaw, The Passion of the Robertsons by Duncan Ralston, Molly by Glenn Rolfe, Limb Memory by Tim Curran, Feast of Consequences by WD Gagaliani and Dave Benton, and Darla's Problem by Kristopher Ruffy. Also I was happy to buy this book in support of fighting cancer as I too know people that have it and this was a great idea for all these authors to put this book together to help fight th
SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK, edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power, is an anthology put together to benefit Cancer Support Charity. All proceeds from this collection go to this charity, and all of the authors generously contributed their stories for free.

The selections here push the boundaries of "splatter punk"--each incorporating varying elements to get their story across most effectively. While not every story was a favorite of mine, I give credit to all of these authors, not just for their tale
There were a couple good reasons for me to read this book: it benefits a good cause (Cancer Support Charity), it was featured as a group read at my favorite discussion group (which already is a recommendation in itself), and it sounded like a great anthology of horror stories to have fun with. I was not disappointed!

They Swim by Night
The first story was a good starter, but from the beginning (when Alex learns that 'just a girl' will be on stage) I had a clue as to what kind of girl that would be
Closer to 3.5 stars (actual average is about 3.3).

Overall notes: some gems in this collection for sure, but it really suffered by only having male contributors. Several stories had themes of rape/sexual assault (whether purposeful or not) and I just got really tired of reading it after awhile. There was only one story, "Melvin," in which I think it was handled decently well, even though the beginning could be REALLY triggering to some people. Female perspectives would not only have been welcome
Kenneth McKinley
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, own-kindle
Through the years, horror has had it's ups and downs in the eye of public perception. At it's best, it was the red-headed, step-child. At it's worst, it was easier to tell someone that you were a child molester than it was to admit that you read horror. I remember discovering my first horror author, yes that famous one from Maine, and wanting to read that instead of some highbrow crap in my high school English class. When I mentioned King's name to my teacher, you should've seen the look of disg ...more
Vicki Willis
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories, z-2018
I loved this anthology of short stories. Many of the authors were new to me and this was a great way to try them all out. The stories were crazy, twisted, over the top disturbing! A must read for people who like splatterpunk. What is even better is that the proceeds of this book are being donated to fight cancer! How generous is that!?
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
4/5 Such a fun and gross collection of tales, I really enjoyed each and every one.

This collection was put together to raise money for charity so EVERYONE should buy it, whether you've going to read it or not (you should totally read it).

I loved MELVIN by MATT SHAW. Sub genres mean very little to me, but if you were to ask my what I thought Splatterpunk was then this would be exactly that. There was a few times when I thought "gross" and at one point I uttered "That's just grim", but then I actua
Dec 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads, horror
I read this as part of a HA group read, and would never have done so otherwise. It seems as if labels make a difference to me - something about the term "Splatterpunk" puts me off, but if this collection is anything to go by, it turns out I've read a fair few Splatterpunk stories in my time without realising it.

The standout story for me was Limb Memory by Tim Curran. It brought a new level of dread and suspense to old horror cliche of the disembodied limb. Genuinely scary and thought provoking,
A group of authors got together and put together this anthology with the proceeds going to cancer support. Great idea and an excellent mix of stories. Well worth the purchase price if you like splatterpunk horror.

They Swim by Night - sirens in a nightclub. The atmosphere was the best part of this story.
Melvin - detachable penis. The ending, oh my god, the ending.
Extinction Theory - could have been the start of a longer story, maybe even I novel. I'd read it.
The Passion of the Robertsons - well,
Angela Crawford
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great anthology that supports a great charity. Worth every penny!
Red Lace Reviews
The definition of "splatterpunk" should give an idea of what this volume entails: characterised by the explicit description of horrific, violent, or pornographic scenes. With an abundance of monsters, gore, and sexual tones, it stays true to the nature of the sub-genre. My advice? Just be prepared.

(WARNING: This review contains spoilers.)

I never would've known about this anthology had I not joined the one and only Horror Aficionados here on Goodreads, and took part in their January group read wi
Dec 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Allora, non è un libro che consiglio a chi ha uno stomaco debole. La maggior parte dei racconti è talmente cruda e con descrizioni così dettagliate che ho dovuto interrompere la lettura per non stare male. Se siete amanti del genere, però, del tutto consigliata.
Tra bambole assassine, sirene, macellai e arti fantasma, potete trovare ogni sfaccettatura del genere splatter. La scrittura di quasi tutti i racconti è scorrevole e piacevole, per quanto piacevole possa essere leggere di squartamenti var
The Grim Reader
Apr 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Splatterpunk Fighting Back is for a great cause so bravo to Bantry, Power and company for what they did. I see a lot of anthologies put out by the small press and they often vary greatly in quality. Splatterpunk Fighting Back is no different. The stories herein are definitely horror, but splatterpunk? I'm not sure too many of the writers managed to capture the essence of splatterpunk, leaving me with the feeling I'd finished another run-of-the-mill horror anthology.
Regardless there are a couple
Marie Helene
Jan 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: own-kindle
I was happy to buy this book in support of fighting cancer. I must confess I am not really into splatterpunk and thought I would never read the anthology (I am still recovering from Poppy Z. Brite's 'The exquisite corpse'). But never say never ;-)

I particularly appreciated the following stories:

They swim by night - Adam Millard
This siren is no little mermaid.

Extinction therapy - Bracken MacLeod
More therapy please! Would love a sequel.

The passion of the Robertsons - Duncan Ralston
'Tis the season
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
I gotta be honest, this book didn't do it for me. It's just kinda gross, really. ...more
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Splatterpunk Fighting Back is an excellent charity anthology. Usually when I read a short story collection I read a few stories but get distracted by other books and never end up finishing. However the quality of the stories in this anthology kept me hooked and I finished this book quickly. All of the stories are different from each other but I enjoyed most of them very much. The stories move along at a quick pace and in most cases made me think. Overall I love this collection and I highly recom ...more
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Bracken MacLeod has worked as a martial arts teacher, a university philosophy instructor, for a children's non-profit, and as a trial attorney. His short fiction has appeared in several magazines and anthologies including LampLight, ThugLit, and Splatterpunk and has been collected in 13 VIEWS OF THE SUICIDE WOODS by ChiZine Publications.

He is the author of MOUNTAIN HOME, a novella titled WHITE KN

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