Edited by Jeani Rector
Horror Zine, p/b – Â Â£10.91. Kindle – Â£3.24
Reviewed by Rebekah Lunt
I reviewed the previous anthology from the Horror ZineÂ (here)Â and thought it was a pretty impressive mix. This collection impressed me more, and for different reasons. There is still the same solid mix of horror-based writing from both up-and-coming and established writers; the same eclectic mix of prose, poetry and art; and the same coherence as a collection, but this time round there are a few extras worthy of comment.
The extras this time are:
1, in the form of a better structure â€“ with hindsight, I prefer this collectionâ€™s structure of more discrete sections, as it allows a â€˜rhythmâ€™ or flow to build which was otherwise liable to become interrupted in the previous book due to the more (seemingly) random intermixing of the formats;
2, I think the art in this anthology is generally stronger;
3, there is an inclusion of a substantial section of author interviews and articles.
All the things I said last time are true of this collection too â€“ particularly that this too would make a great set of reads for the commuting horror-fan. Hopefully Jeani and the folks at Horror Zine will continue to release these anthologies, especially because they help us keep our fingers on the quickening pulse of horror fiction.