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4.0 out of 5 stars Scary Stuff, 31 Oct. 2011
This review is from: The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22 (Mammoth Books) (Paperback)
I am a huge horror fan so this book was right up my street. My dad bought me my first Mammoth book when I was about 8 or 9, it was a Mammoth Book of Vampires and I have been hooked on these types of books ever since.

The Mammoth books are great because you get to read all the well known writers shorts stories as well as some new ones you probably wouldn't have come across. There is so much talent out there, these are a great way to showcase it. Nothing beats an Autumn night, the dark nights drawing in, your breath in the cold night sky and sitting curled up on a nice warm sofa with a good horror story.

Best of Horror is edited by Stephen Jones and starts off with an introduction to Horror in 2010. He goes in depth into what is new in horror and covers all the great as well as any up and coming stars. This is Stephen Jones interpretation of what horror is over 2010.

This book is jammed packed fully of horror and great stories alike. There is something in here for everyone, you won't love them all, but there will be at least one story in here that will have the hairs on your neck standing on end. At least one story in here that will have you checking under your bed before you go to sleep and at least one story in here which will have you sleeping with the lights on.

One of my favourites in this book is Christmas with the Dead by Joe R Lansdale. I know it's not a Halloween story but how many horror Christmas stories which include zombies are there? Not many, this one was creepy but I felt so much empathy with the characters. It is a ding dong zombie ride. One that stuck with me out of all the stories.

Another was Just Outside Our Windows, Deep Inside Our Walls by Brian Hodges. This was a story like no other, about a boy and a girl and their other world upstairs. The boys can transport the girl from her world to his just by writing about it. Then hides her from the adults when they come looking. Something deep and well constructed.

I would recommend this book to all horror fans young and old. Not just for Halloween but for life. You will pick this book up again and again. Remember you can always sleep with the lights on.
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