Christmas Horror Review - Hark! The Herald Angels Scream #Creepmas #ScaryChristmas

Hark! The Herald Angels Scream 

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor

Release Date: October 23, 2018

ISBN-10: 0525433163
ISBN-13: 978-0525433163

Book Description:

Eighteen stories of Christmas horror from bestselling, acclaimed authors including Scott Smith, Seanan McGuire, Josh Malerman, Michael Koryta, Sarah Pinborough, and many more.

That there is darkness at the heart of the Yuletide season should not surprise. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is filled with scenes that are unsettling. Marley untying the bandage that holds his jaws together. The hideous children--Want and Ignorance--beneath the robe of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The heavy ledgers Marley drags by his chains. In the finest versions of this story, the best parts are the terrifying parts.

Bestselling author and editor Christopher Golden shares his love for Christmas horror stories with this anthology of all-new short fiction from some of the most talented and original writers of horror today.

My Review

Somehow I missed this one last year when I was searching for scary Christmas stories.

I'm so glad I found it this year. I recognized several author names including Seanan McGuire, Kelley Armstrong, and Jonathan Mayberry so those were the stories I read first. Kelley Armstrong opens the book with Absinthe and Angels. I was completely creeped out.

If you're looking for creepy Christmas tales to unsettle your soul and fill you with a sense of unease you have found the right collection.

Twisted tales, ghost stories, creatures from myth and's all here- each with a Christmas theme. Read a story every night leading up to Christmas. Make scary stories your new holiday tradition. 

This is one of the better Christmas horror collections I've read. If you enjoy horror I highly recommend this one.

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