What a great collection of horrific tales! From Nicholas Grabowsky's shocking story of soul transference, Norm Applegate's intriguing spin on what happens when people get exactly what they want, to Thomas McReynolds' chilling tale of a girl's twisted burial compulsion and T.M. Mason's werewolfen The Town, From the Shadows will have you glancing into dark corners, shivering with dread and lurching in panic at the drop of a pin.
Yvonne Mason's Blood Alley really struck home as an unlucky trucker suddenly finds himself in the midst of a group of werewolves on a lonely stretch of Florida highway and Fran Orenstein's Destiny was excellent, as she told the tale of a young couple caught in a time warp allowing them to converse and interact with the few remaining citizens in Destiny, a town that hasn't existed for a hundred years. I found Sage Sinclair's Bloody Mary's Sister so chilling that it gave me nightmares and Rebecca Benston's Eleven embroiled me in a terrifying cult that seemed interminable.
The Slasher by E.W. Bradfute reminded me of my college days, of those scary walks across campus late at night, where every shadow hid a possible axe murderer and a falling leaf would have me skittering for cover. Kevin Morrison's The Artist was an intriguing mixture of twisted artistic obsession mingled with vampirism and Kathy Blaylock's Night Whispers compelled me to look at my own birth certificate, just to reassure myself that I wasn't the descendant of parents from the netherworld.
To end it all, the reader is led through Kevin Lucia's Killing Time, an excellent story of the convergence of two souls on the brink of an assassination and April Campbell's compelling tale, A Dark Secret, in which a woman unhappily finds herself taken over by the reincarnation of one of the greatest "slashers" in history - Jack the Ripper.
From the moment From the Shadows throws you from the literary bridge of horror, through the screaming descent through worlds filled with werewolves, witches, gypsies, murderers and slashers, this riveting anthology will leave you clawing the nearest chalk board as fear closes your throat and raw terror climbs up your extremities.
- Paperback: 276 pages
- Publisher: Triad Pub Group (13 February 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0980137322
- ISBN-13: 978-0980137323
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 408 g
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer rating