The Dark Descent

10 best books like The Dark Descent (David G. Hartwell): Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce, Prime Evil: New Stories by the Masters of Modern Horror, Dark Forces: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror, In the Flesh, Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural, Strange Highways, Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, Under the Fang, Midnight Graffiti, I Shudder at Your Touch

AuthorAmbrose Bierce
all hail Ambrose Bierce! an American original. aka "Bitter Bierce" - a soldier, government agent, journalist, short story writer, satirist, social critic. his life bookended by two wars: at age 19 in the American Civil War (most notably, fighting in the Battle of Shiloh) and at age 71 as a witness to...
AuthorDouglas E. Winter
Terrible. I do not recommend this book to anyone. Had I read this collection without knowing it was horror I would have said it was about mental illness or being bored to death.

Nightflier - Stephen King
2 - Didn't get good till the last couple pages. Sometimes King writes a ton of boring...
AuthorKirby McCauley

The Late Shift by Dennis Etchison
The Enemy by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Dark Angel by Edward Bryant
The Crest of Thirty-six by Davis Grubb
Mark Ingestre: The Customer’s Tale by Robert Aickman
Where the Summer Ends by Karl Edward Wagner
The Bingo Master by...
In the Flesh
AuthorClive Barker
Terrifying and forbidding, subversive and insightful, Clive Barker's groundbreaking stories revolutionized the worlds of horrific and fantastical fiction and established Barker's dominance over the otherworldly and the all-too-real. Here, as two businessmen encounter beautiful and seductive...
AuthorMarvin Kaye
I savored these stories and poems, reading them over the course of several years, whenever it was late at night, and I was in the mood for some good horror.

The Professor's Teddy Bear, by Theodore Sturgeon, is possibly my favorite short story ever, and I have read it many times. The other...
Strange Highways
AuthorDean Koontz
A strong and solid, horror anthology!

The general rating is an average sum result of the individual ratings given to each novella and short story contained in the anthology.

All stories in this anthology are written by Dean Koontz.


AuthorPhyllis Fraser
When this longtime Modern Library favorite--filled with fifty-two stories of heart-stopping suspense--was first published in 1944, one of its biggest fans was critic Edmund Wilson, who in The New Yorker applauded what he termed a sudden revival of the appetite for tales of horror. Represented in...
AuthorRobert R. McCammon

They came in the night, to the towns and cities. Like a slow, insidious virus they spread from house to house, building to building, from graveyard to bedroom and cellar to boardroom. They are ancient and deathless, sun-shy and bloodthirsty. For millennia their vile compulsion...
AuthorJessica Horsting
With stories by Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Dan Simmons, David J. Schow, Nancy Collins, Neil Gaiman, and others.

Introduction by Jessica Horsting
Rainy Season by Stephen King
Say Hello, Mister Quigley by J. Michael Straczynski
Sinus Fiction by Gil Lamont
AuthorMichele Slung
There is no sexual act that is not dangerous...

And every caress, no matter how innocent, has the power to open our lives to the dark mysteries of desire, the places where outrageous fantasies and fears are held in check.

Held in check, that is, until it occurs to such supremely talented...
AuthorAlan Grant
Originally Published in magazine form as Nightbreed # 1-4

Introduction by Malcolm Smith
Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four
Afterword by D.G. Chichester

Creator: Clive Barker
Adaptation: Alan Grant,John Wagner
Artist: Jim Blaikie
AuthorD.G. Chichester
Neil Gaiman and Alex Ross are among the heavyweights who contributed to this landmark comicbook anthology based on the horror classic, Hellraiser, which ran from 1989 to 1993. Featuring short stories in the Hellraiser millieu written and illustrated by the leading lights in the comic book industry,...
Books of Blood: Volume Three
AuthorClive Barker
Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN 9780425093474

To a mortician, the preparation of a corpse is an art. The smooth, silent exchange of blood and embalming fluid is like a symphony to be orchestrated. The presentation of the deceased -- lying in a shining casket framed by flowers -- is an exquisitely...
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