Monday, October 5, 2015

Review for Demon in the Basement

Thirty-two stories, including a novelette by the same title, to keep you awake at night.

A time-traveling Chevy, an ancient church of evil, a house possessed by black magic. Stories to fill you with dread, draw you into places you'd rather not go, smack you in the face with ironic possibilities.

Meet the monsters of myth, the creatures that lurk under your bed, the phantoms you thought didn't exist. Travel to the real Atlantis, strap in for the Bermuda Triangle. Terror lurks in the ocean, while an asteroid hides a secret .

Leave a nightlight on before you go to sleep. Something's coming for you.

My review:
A chilling collection of thirty-two horror stories that will make your skin crawl and your heart race. Evil like you've never known it and, more frightening, evil that you do know with terrifying twists. It doesn't matter if the characters are good or bad. Each of them live their own nightmares, and some never to wake.

Some of my favorites include "Food Chain" where something so innocuous becomes a Lovecraftian monster. "Metamorphosis" brings us to the beautiful Atlantis with its horrifying secret. And finally, we have the novella which holds the collection's name. Robert is tormented by a demon through his teenage years, and years later, he returns to battle it. But how to defeat it?

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  1. Sounds like a great book for October. Glad you liked it.

  2. Ooh, I absolutely love the sound of this collection. I'm such a sucker for shamelessly dark stories!

  3. That needs to be my next read after I finish Donna's book.

  4. Perfect for the season. Love a good horror story. 32 is a lot to pack into one book! That's awesome!

  5. Sounds like a book I should probably read during the day. Because I'm a wuss.

  6. Hi Christine - not for me ... not at all happy about horror stories - but I'm sure I should read them .. they'll be fascinating tales ... thanks for the review - Hilary

  7. Sounds good. I have been more and more into horror after writing my dark twist on Dorian Gray.

  8. Thank you so much for the review, Christine! My dark heart goes pitter-patter with the love. :)

  9. Sounds like quite a collection!
    Great review!


  10. Sounds scary! *shivers*
    Great review.
    (Hope you had a wonderful birthday)

  11. Thanks to everyone for stopping by! I'll be catching up with return comments next week. :)


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