Tales from The Lake Vol.5: The Horror Anthology
The Legend Continues…
In the spirit of popular Dark Fiction and Horror anthologies such as Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories and Behold: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders, and the best of Stephen King’s short fiction, comes the Tales from The Lake anthologies.
This 5th volume includes:
I also need to remind myself not to read these tales alone at night. The selected authors are too excellent to miss, but each tale is guaranteed to bring eithe ...more
Crystal Lake Publishing is set to publish its most recent Tales from the Lake anthology this coming Friday, now up to Volume Number 5, and this one has some seriously fantastic offerings.
“From the Mouths of Plague-Mongers” by Stephanie M. Wytovich marks an emphatic, strong, and memorable way to open the anthology, and an unconventional choice given that it's a poem.
“Umbilicus” by Lucy Taylor presented a story that, at the ...more
Tales From The Lake Vol 5 delivers one riveting story after another. What scares me most? People. Perhaps tricked by devils, influenced by drugs or cursed objects, even driven mad by climate change, in the end we are the monsters. Sure, demons both real and imagined are pulling the strings but it is wives who kill husbands, fathers slaughtering their own children, and sisters murdering their siblings that makes this anthology unique.
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Kenneth W. Cain did an excellent job of weaving the stories together and they flow from one to another leaving the reader on a journey of terror and entertainment.
There are tales of deadly deals, psychological horror, murderous parents, end of the line hotels and crazy farmers mixed with stories of post-apocalyptic eras seamlessly, which is no mean feat.
I never knew where ...more
Over the years I’ve read enough anthologies, short story collections and fiction magazines to refine my expectations for what comprises a premium horror story. So when I declare that I thoroughly enjoyed two-thirds of the fiction in TALES FROM THE LAKE VOLUME 5 - - that says a lot about the high quality of the contents. Sixteen of the twenty-two stories and three poems in this volume met or exceeded my expectations. Seven of them I consider well above standards and worthy of re-reading. Of thos ...more
The stories are unsettling, entertaining and surprising with their twists and turns. Some, in spite of their subject matter, are quite lyrical and ...more
If you want horror wit ...more