What a great mix of horrifying short stories. Killers, killer minibeasts and monsters – there are so many fab stories in this anthology. Read it alone, read it at night, read it and give yourself a fright!
Twisted 50 is an aptly titled collection of stories that encompass the darker parts of the human condition. The tales are well written giving the reader a good dose of horror. Read only if you have a strong stomach.
50 writers with varying voices and horror perspectives have come together in this second Twisted50 installment. The result is a distinctive mix of stories that will make your toes curl, your goosebumps prickle and the hairs on the back of your neck.... Stories that arouse feelings of revulsion and fear, of impending doom, and which will stay with you long after the reading. Good for those familiar with horror but also those who want to test its uncanny and nightmarish waters.
I'm one of the writers in Twisted50 I and II, so I'm not impartial, but this is a great anthology. The stories are all unnerving and the writing itself from all authors is a high standard, due to the process of putting this together. These stories are perfect for a read on a commute, or late at night if you fancy a bite-sized slice of horror before bed! A modern day Creepshow!
This is one of the best horror compilations I've ever read! I'm happy to be a part of this project and honoured to be among these amazingly talented writers! I found some of the stories very traumatic, so thank you guys for this couple of sleepless nights!
It’s been two years since ‘Twisted 50 volume 1’ but now I have my hands on the second instalment. And it’s as good (if not better) than the original. 50 short horror stories, largely set in the world of today, and covering a good range of the horror spectrum. There’s straightforward horror, creature horror, creepy urban horror (the best of which is ‘Ice Cream Van’ by Jessica Brown), comic horror (such as the superlative ‘Killer Evening’ by Chris Jeal; also ‘Dead Comedians’ by Simon Cluett); supernatural horror; and some stories that illustrate the best use of horror – ‘Caring for Mother’ by Karen Davison and ‘Market Research’ by Richie Brown - because they show us the skull beneath the skin. And there are stories I can’t categorise, but which are good horror tales anyway.
It is a collection, and as no collection is ever 100% ‘on’ there are some stories I don’t like (especially the stories that aren’t really stories) but there aren’t so many that I cannot award this great little book anything less than five stars.