I grew up reading Pan horror anthologies at a time when horror was perhaps not quite so subtle and you could smell the blood from dissected recalcitrant wives, husbands, mothers etc, seeping from every page.
We have gone back to subtler times and it shows with this book. As other reviewers have said there are some decent horror stories in here, however there was absolutely nothing scary in anything I read. Unsettling, thought provoking yes. Terrifying no !
I'd point out that the first thing that annoyed me was a 70 page summary of horror in 2006. Not only was it a disjointed unreadable mess of a summary, with no preamble and no conclusion to speak of, it also had large chunks that were nothing to do with horror,or, if we are being kind, dark fantasy. Superman Returns and a DVD reissue of Superman 2 for instance got 3 para's.
This set me up nicely for the realisation that the editors hadn't been able to pack this book with horror or Dark fantasy and thats exactly what turned out to be the case.
Its not a bad read by any stretch of the imagination but Jones has done a poor job here and might have been better off not publishing an anthology if there wasn't anything of substance to publish.