Just arrived from darkest Mortbury. What a brilliant way to see out a month!
Charles Black (ed.) – The Eleventh Black Book Of Horror (Mortbury Press, Sept. 2015)
Illustration: Paul Mudie
Thana Niveau – Two Five Seven
Edward Pearce – East Wickenden
Tom Johnstone – Slaughtered Lamb
John Llewellyn Probert – Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Stephen Bacon – Lord Of The Sand
Kate Farrell – Alma Mater
Stuart Young – Keeping The Romance Alive
Anna Taborska – Teatime
David A. Riley – Lem
Tony Earnshaw – Flies
David Williamson – And The Dead Shall Speak
Marion Pitman – Every Picture Tells A Story
Sam Dawson – The Weathervane
John Forth – Molli & Julli
14 TALES OF TERROR Selected by Charles Black
DO YOU LIKE HORROR?
DO YOU LIKE TO BE FRIGHTENED?
” …. I suddenly felt a chill go up my back, as though a spider had dropped inside my shirt and was creeping towards my neck.’
Two Five Seven
OR PERHAPS, REVEL IN SADISTIC GLEE?
“As soon as the needle pierces your skin, you’ll feel a stinging, then, as the drain cleaner enters your vein, it will start to burn. The burning will make you want to tear apart your ﬂesh and dig into your own veins to relieve the pain…”
DO YOU TAKE A GHOULISH DELIGHT IN THE GROTESQUE?
“His eyes were gone, the sockets filled with ﬂies that crawled and buzzed. His mouth, open and lipless, was a black hole of moving shapes. The odour was overwhelming.”
AH, YES, THAT SMELL …
“…the pungent, nauseating reek of putrefaction.”
SICKENING, ISN’T IT?
AND YET, YOU CAN’T RESIST, CAN YOU‘?