"3.5/5 Starts off superbly, nice atmosphere development in the world of vaudevillean entertainment, with a nice hint of supernatural menace. But just slips a tad when the weirdness becomes the norm, and the fantasy excess smothers the interest a little"
"4/5 Claustrophobic and disturbing scenes fill this grim tale of a 70's religious cult and their influence on the present. If you didn't think a Blair Witch type scenario - hand-held camera capturing disturbing imagery - could work on the written page, think again!"
"3.5/5 Decent quality anthology - stories based around the underground in general, with a few variations on that theme - again, a couple of duds let the side down, but generally solid (if a bit samey)"
"3.5/5 - Some well-known Campbell shorts here - but they haven't appeared in his previous classic collections. and just maybe that's because they are slightly down on the quality of his stone-cold classics"
"5/5 - Superb return to 5 star form for Ramsey - a radio presenter is mired in the usual Campbell soup of paranoia, false accusation and confused messages - as a missing girls parents enlist the aid of a dubious spiritualist."
"4/5 - some familiar favourites here - Chetwynd-Hayes' The Shadmock and Barker's Rawhead Rex for example....but there are other classics too - personal fave, Karl Edward Wagner's .220 Swift and Tanith Lee's The Hill. Most infamous monsters are represented in some form or another."
"5/5 - read all of Laws' novels a long time ago, but never got my hands on this short story collection - but it was worth the wait. Some superb stuff here (The Crawl is my pick), hope he returns to publishing new stuff very soon."
"4.5/5 - Covering 1993, it was good to get hold of an earlier entry in the cannon - some names who seem to have disappeared, plus others who've moved on to other genres. The quality is very high though, great entries from Etchison, Grant, Wagner, Tessier and Harlan Ellison."