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Twelve macabre tales by three authors in one terrorific tome: Stuart Neild (Dame Demise, Gnomes, Giant Killer Eels) Ian Woodhead (Spore, Crimson Dreams, Lumps) Dave Jeffery (Necropolis Rising, The Growling, Splatoon) Horror Showcase: Come and slay for a while ….


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Twelve macabre tales by three authors in one terrorific tome: Stuart Neild (Dame Demise, Gnomes, Giant Killer Eels) Ian Woodhead (Spore, Crimson Dreams, Lumps) Dave Jeffery (Necropolis Rising, The Growling, Splatoon) Horror Showcase: Come and slay for a while ….

44 review for Horror Showcase

  1. 5 out of 5

    chucklesthescot

    This anthology features four stories each by three authors. Overall I gave the anthology 3 stars based mainly on the excellent stories by Dave Jeffery who I enjoy reading. Here are my thoughts on each one: Stuart Neild-The Smoking Assassin The ramblings of a smoke demon who assassinates people. This is a monologue of a demon talking to the next victim. He just rambles on about nothing and I found this boring. (1 star) Ian Woodhead-Spicy Meat A bunch of thuggish would-be rapists want a late night snac This anthology features four stories each by three authors. Overall I gave the anthology 3 stars based mainly on the excellent stories by Dave Jeffery who I enjoy reading. Here are my thoughts on each one: Stuart Neild-The Smoking Assassin The ramblings of a smoke demon who assassinates people. This is a monologue of a demon talking to the next victim. He just rambles on about nothing and I found this boring. (1 star) Ian Woodhead-Spicy Meat A bunch of thuggish would-be rapists want a late night snack and fun but get more than they bargained for. The language was vile throughout the book, f-bombs etc just for the sake of it, and the attempt at rape, obnoxious moronic characters, all of which ruined a halfway decent story. Got bored. (1 star) Dave Jeffery-Wish you were here? Four drunks steal a garden gnome which turns out to be the death of them. A little gem of a story about the garden gnome version of Chuckie getting revenge for being stolen from his owner. Quirky horror tale with good writing and satisfying death scenes. (4 star) Stuart Neild-Special Boy A woman becomes obsessed with an exhibit in a freak show. This was weird and left me cold. (1 star) Ian Woodhead-Two Skins Sex obsessed OAPs fight over a new man in their social circles. This was an amusing story with a nice horror twist to it. (2.5 star) Dave Jeffery-Daddy Dearest A man has to deal with his abusive father becoming a zombie. This has an amazing amount of emotional depth for a short story, dealing with issues of domestic violence, alcoholism and zombies. The author delivers a good story which is not your usual zombie tale. (3 star) Stuart Neild-So you think you're a werewolf? A woman claiming to be a werewolf agrees to change on camera at the full moon. It was ok if a bit predictable but a werewolf isn't likely to do a stunt like this and put victims in front of herself. Never quite bought it. (2 star) Ian Woodhead-Sewing Lesson A strange girl uses the heads of dead animals to sew onto her dolls. Creepy story which never seemed to really go anywhere. (2 star) Dave Jeffery-The last rose of summer Two serial killers roam the city and both have an eye on the same victim. Delightful little thriller with a lovely twist. Liked this one. (3 star) Stuart Neild-The return of Borley Rectory A haunted house appears to lost men. This was confusing, weird and never gives you a satisfying conclusion. I was left wondering what actually happened. (1 star) Ian Woodhead-Beg the other man A man steals money from the client he kills. This was a better story with a decent plot. (2.5 star) Dave Jeffery-Foresight A psychic who gets visions of disasters sees his wife in trouble and tries to alter her fate. This was another quirky story with paranormal elements and a great twist. (4 star) Overall I was pretty disappointed with the other authors but Dave Jeffery really delivers in this book with four good stories. He does great twists and packs lots of character and interest into even the shortest story. Will look for more of his work again. Be nice if he published all these free stories into a paperback!

  2. 4 out of 5

    William

    Typical book of short stories. Some were good, some not so good, some ended too abruptly without the story playing out. What was not so typical was the editing. There were misspellings, grammar errors,wrong words used and words actually left out. This was the Kindle edition so I can't claim bad editing in all editions but the editing here was as bad as that of a failing high schooler. This really brought down the readability.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jamaie

    A whole lotta different scary stories. Some stories were more memorable than others such as 'Gnomes'.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ruby Tombstone [With A Vengeance]

    Read the first story today. I'm trying to keep an open mind, but I do hope it gets better..

  5. 4 out of 5

    Neil Leckman

  6. 4 out of 5

    John

  7. 5 out of 5

    Karen

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ksenia

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jeannie Sloan

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nwaocha Ogechukwu

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kaci

  13. 5 out of 5

    Chris

  14. 4 out of 5

    Chris

  15. 4 out of 5

    Stuart Neild

  16. 5 out of 5

    Giovanni Gelati

  17. 5 out of 5

    Alin Baboi

  18. 5 out of 5

    Marts (Thinker)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Gale Stanley

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rodney

  21. 5 out of 5

    Bobbie Crawford

  22. 5 out of 5

    Steven

  23. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jason

  25. 5 out of 5

    LAURI CRUMLEY COATES

  26. 5 out of 5

    Michael

  27. 5 out of 5

    Andy Angel

  28. 5 out of 5

    Dustin Crazy little brown owl

  29. 4 out of 5

    Christos Tsiailis

  30. 4 out of 5

    William

  31. 4 out of 5

    Debi Sullivan

  32. 5 out of 5

    Margaret

  33. 4 out of 5

    Adam Stephens

  34. 4 out of 5

    Joel

  35. 5 out of 5

    Debbi Smith

  36. 5 out of 5

    Kasia

  37. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne Childs

  38. 4 out of 5

    Silverunicorn

  39. 4 out of 5

    Ambar troutt-huffman

  40. 5 out of 5

    Al

  41. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

  42. 4 out of 5

    Kat

  43. 4 out of 5

    Midu Hadi

  44. 5 out of 5

    Dezrray

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