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A man obsessed with his own death, a sleep-deprived husband, a violently jealous teenager, and a businesswoman on a lethal trip to Europe are just a few of the characters inhabiting Billy Hanson's dark vision of the world. Here, danger lurks within every stranger, co-worker, close friend, family member…and even within your own mind. Because when Spider Season comes around, ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published October 9th 2018 by BookBaby
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Cam Wolfe
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
☆☆☆☆☆ – an underrated gem
Watch my full review at - https://youtu.be/dMUfBSVc25o


One of my favourite past times is finding lesser known horror anthologies, as it very often yields gold. This is one of those times. I was lucky enough to find it on Audible, and I went through it in one sitting.

There is a definite personality of Billy’s that seems to shine through in his stories. Some of them feel like a well known and well used horror tale (like ‘Light Sleeper), but is then spun or at least spiced
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Asher
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Spider Season by Billy Hanson is a compilation of short stories and (surprise!) three screen plays. Hanson delivers each piece accompanied by a cover-style illustration and, with the screen plays, a personal note on how they came about. Ten tales of horror in total, all narrated independently and uniquely with strong and authentic voices, spirited along by extraordinarily well developed characters that flesh out these short stories with a verve that some full length novels don't capture as well. ...more
T.S.
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hanson brings forth the “unsettling” in this collection of ten stories which range from monstrous paranoia to grim fantasy to nightmarish horror. The book opens with “Light Sleeper,” a sinister, chilling story about a man who is a light sleeper. Hanson’s narrative explodes with quivering tension and menacing terror as the protagonist watches the night unravels shockingly. In the grim and unsettling “The End of Edgar Wren”, Hanson examines the thin line between paranoia and ghastly reality as his ...more
timj26
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The ability to create entertaining short stories is a real talent
The whole Collection was fabulous but my top picks are
Light sleeper about why you shouldn’t investigate the bumps in the night
The clearing about if a curse is real or people reached a braking point
And music from the gun room a more psychological horror of a father telling his son the story of the tragic night his high school band set out to Record an album
A well narrated debut I’m excited to see what the author comes up with ne
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Julianna
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Delightful, gory fun. "Light Sleeper" and "Everyone Else is Asleep" nicely bookend this collection of inventive, character-focused shorts and stand out as two of my favorites with similar themes. But "The Clearing" is undoubtedly the story I enjoyed the most. It's a cinematic blend of suspense, horror, and intrigue that kept me hooked in the entire time. I'll be looking out for the Kickstarter so I can back that one when it's inevitably made into a short film.

On a personal note, it was really c
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Please Pass the Books
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Billy Hanson administers a collection of chills and thrills with the release of his short story compilation, Spider Season. In this book of seven short stories and three screen plays, a mixed bag of sub-genres intermingle with a bit of scare for any adult who enjoys horror. Spider Season begins with the story Light Sleeper, in which Trevor is certain he hears bumps in the night while his wife Rebecca snores on without a care in the world (or otherworld, if you please). After The Clearing and The ...more
victor
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Last week I received for review Spider Season, a short stories collection by writer and filmmaker Billy Hanson, and I dove right into the audiobook although it was almost midnight. After 10 minutes with the first story, Light Sleeper, I stood up in bed, pulled my earpods out and hit stop. I resumed the audiobook the next day, with the sun shining and the drapes wide open.

As you might have guessed, Spider Season is a collection of short stories in the horror genre, but the subjects are leaning m
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Billy Hanson is a writer and filmmaker, with projects ranging from music videos and comics to web series and films, including Lightning Dogs on Funny or Die and the acclaimed adaptation of Stephen King's Survivor Type, lauded as "one of the most jaw-dropping adaptations of (King's) ever made..."

He has also written for the horror anthology comic, Grimm Tales of Terror and his first short story col
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