Another enticing collection of the most devilishly decadent horror short stories, this time from such masters as Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, Graham Masterson, and others. Original.
They are so entertaining, however, that several have sold to Showtime's erotic horror series, "The Hunger."
While the stories in FEAR THE FEVER are not all hits, you'll certainly like the twisted triangle in Lucy Taylor's "The Five Percent People" and Patricia D. Cacek's Bram Stoker Award winning "Metalica," with its very needy protagonist. Tom Piccirilli's "Call It" is lean and mean, and Nat Gertler's "Restin' Piece" walks the walk of the tall-tale with ease. And if Graham Masterton's Stoker-nominated, Showtime-filmed "The Secret Shih Tan" is not the most elegantly gruesome tale I've ever read, it's a close second or third. This story anchors the collection with a panache that's hard to beat -- it's worth the price by itself, so the other good stories are pure gravy.
Strong entries from Wendy Rathbone, Elsa Rutherford, Alan Brennert, and J.N. Williamson are bound to hold your interest throughout the volume.
Another superb anthology for those of us who seek a little more edge in our fiction.