An excellent collection of first-rate horror short stories. Matheson is a master of concise, nasty little tales; "little" being the operative word here; nearly all of the tales are no more than a few pages long. But boy, do they pack a punch! I owned a copy of this book some years back, but something bad happened to it, and I haven't been able to replace it since. A real shame, too, because this is one that can be read over and over with no diminished enjoyment. Would-be writers of short fiction can learn a lot from these works. R.C. Matheson is the son of Richard Matheson, another amazing writer of horror, sci fi , and fantasy, probably most known for his writing for "Twilight Zone", "Duel", and "Prey", which became the most memorable segment in "Trilogy of Terror", where the fiendish Zuni fetish doll comes to life and terrorizes poor Karen Black. If you can find this title, it's definitely worth checking out. Why does all the good stuff always go out of print?!?