Ari Aster followed up Hereditary with a body horror—laced , brightly lit mindfuck that only he could make. At nearly two-and-a-half hours long Midsommar counts as a horror epic, and it follows a group of American grad students as they participate in a rare seasonal festival that will test their fortitude and their sanity and their interpersonal relationships and, of course, their ability to survive. The writer and director goes bigger and more ambitious for Midsommar , letting audiences know the violent delights and pitch-black humor show no signs of tapering off.
This Brazilian ghost story features a mortician in a rut who spends his night shifts chatting away with the bodies that land on his table. Dennison Ramalho co-wrote and directed this tense haunted-house effort, and it makes for some good old-fashioned bump-in-the-night scares with just enough of a twist to feel fresh. Making a truly good exploitation movie asks something close to impossible: Go all-out while exercising just the right amount of judgment in the exact right places, and also strike the right balance between class and trash.
Charmelo and Nicole Snyder, gets the recipe just right. Ready or Not is the feel-good genre rager of the summer. Havoc queen Samara Weaving — best known for ripping up the screen in The Babysitter and Mayhem — finds herself in the middle of another rampage as a new bride fighting off the in-laws who are trying to kill her.
Filmmaker A. White has been writing, directing, and producing short films for years, but Starfish is his feature debut. Virginia Gardner stars as Aubrey, a girl attending the funeral of her best friend. Think survival horror as a dream sequence. With Us , Peele cements his status as a thrilling creative talent willing to go big.
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The death scenes are fantastic. The narcissism is dialed up to the max. The bangs on Gyllenhaal are unforgettable. A wonderfully fun blend of camp and horror. One thing that sort of gets left behind in movies about pioneers on the frontier is that the frontier was probably really scary. Already a subscriber? Log in or link your magazine subscription. Account Profile.
Sign Out. Photo: Vulture. Photo: Warner Bros. Photo: Wild Bunch. Photo: Memento Films. Photo: Netflix. As many times as Campbell has appeared in this series, he could of probably chosen another, non-Greek, story. I read the first twenty pages, and it felt like fifty. Back on track. I suspect this is Jones wanting to get Gaiman in due to name recognition. A sensitive boy vacationing at the seashore with his grandparents. The hotel they stay at is a strange one with strange guests.
Pretty good End-of-World siege story. The set up I thought was better than the conclusion. Orson Welles, vampires, murder, and competing Dracula flicks. Young college student and rape victim taking a sabbatical in London. She has an interest in bugs. Best story in the collection. Good ghost story that I had read before. Very Lovecraftian story about a researcher, a deadly book , and a mysterious 19th Century writer of ghost stories. Samuels is someone I want to read more of. Amazingly, I finished it.
Probably because it is well written in a plodding sort of way. The payoff was really lame. Kind of pissed me off. One assignment takes him close to home.
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I really liked the setting of this, but I was kind of confused by it as well. A good read that I may want to revisit. A woman is attracted to a church on a distant island. She swims to it to see why. There has to be some sort of back story as to why King has not appeared in this series until now. As it is, this is a solid story involving loss, grief, and hope. View all 3 comments. Jun 19, Lauren rated it liked it Shelves: horror , short-stories.
Horror, like comedy, is one of the most personal genres, and what works for one person may leave another completely cold. Also, since the selections proceed chronologically one story from each volume in the anthology's history , the structure is a little off-balance: I ag Horror, like comedy, is one of the most personal genres, and what works for one person may leave another completely cold. Also, since the selections proceed chronologically one story from each volume in the anthology's history , the structure is a little off-balance: I agree that the novella is one of the strongest forms of the horror story, but having two or three of them in a row sometimes made for some very odd pacing.
That aside, I do keep buying these for a reason. My favorites in this collection were Ramsey Campbell's classic "The Same in Any Language," with its eerie setting and gruesomely perfect punchline; Neil Gaiman's unsettling poem "Queen of Knives"; the beautifully written post- Dracula look at Mina in Caitlin R. Cuff," a funny and disturbing Bartleby-reimaigning that saddles a chilly, controlled businessman with two hired murderers who attach peculiar significance to their work; the atmospheric and exquisitely well-characterized "Devil's Smile," by Glen Hirshberg; Joe Hill's lyrical "20th Century Ghost," about the fears of the living and the dead alike; and Simon Kurt Unsworth's "The Church on the Island," a spectacular example of religious horror, where what you have to do to repel the darkness is almost as terrifying as the darkness itself.
Also, Elizabeth Hand's "Cleopatra Brimstone. It is wonderful, though. So, as you can see, this was hardly a miss--most of the stories that I left off the "best of" list were still ones that I liked. But I wouldn't recommend this overarching collection as the best place to start reading the series, since Jones's normal anthology structure--not being hemmed in by the year-format--is much more careful and likely to produce a smoother reading experience. Nevertheless, it does make a good recap for the last two decades of horror. View 2 comments. Apr 25, Bibliophile rated it liked it. Cleansing my library.
Thought I'd re-read this before throwing it away, but now that I've re-read the introductions by Stephen Jones I can't get rid of it. Don't get me wrong, some of the stories are quite good My Death by Lisa Tuttle especially , but the introductions are amazing. However, it w Cleansing my library. However, it was perhaps unfortunate that they chose to do so with the Tenth Anniversary edition which, unlike the previous volume, did not actually contain any stories featuring the undead.
However, when The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 came out with blobby lettering and what looked like a DayGlo skull on the front, I knew that nobody was listening to my opinions anymore. If there was any chance that the series would once again have a cover design that did justice to the contents, then I realized that I would actually have to do it myself. And then things get slightly better, until The cover they wanted to put on the Twentieth Anniversary edition was even more awful than the previous one.
I finally had to put my foot down. The suffering that man has endured. Feb 09, amanda rated it liked it. Jan 30, Daniel rated it really liked it.
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Almost all great stories :. May 18, Angel rated it liked it. I like to read Horror books any time of the year, but right now, close to Halloween is the best time. These twenty short horror stories were the best of the Mammoth book of best new horror. Out of the twenty stories, I only really liked five of them. The rest were just OK, in my opinion. Even though we don't find out exactly what the beings were in this story, it was still a goo I like to read Horror books any time of the year, but right now, close to Halloween is the best time.
Even though we don't find out exactly what the beings were in this story, it was still a good, fast read. I actually think the mystery to it makes it creepier. I liked it then and I like now. Who doesn't love a good ghost story anyway? It takes place near Highgate Cemetery in London. The main character is compelled by something supernatural and ends up in the looney bin because of it.
Haeckel's Tale by Clive Barker Wow, this story! It was my favorite of the five that I really liked. I have to admit, this is the first piece of work I have ever read by Clive Barker and I wasn't, at all, disappointed. I kind of knew I wouldn't be because I like his movies, Hellraiser and Nightbreed, among others. I am interested in reading more of his books now! Which made this short story complete without feeling like anything was missing. Jul 08, Shawn added it Shelves: r-anth-h-sthdno. I did all of Wagner's Year's Best Horror save one, still waiting in the pile , so why read the stories here when I'll read them there?
So I didn't read it or even buy it, I got a battered copy from I. What I did do was read everything else. It's all very interesting. The battles over tacky covers, the battles over censorship, the va Well, okay, I didn't actually read it because I'm going to start working my backwards through the various MBOBNH, slowly, no doubt, after I finish this year's. The battles over tacky covers, the battles over censorship, the vague hints about other issues so, anyone know who the author was that got two stories into one volume by submitting under a pseudonym?
I like that Jones' outlined the various issues he began to tackle in earnest at the end of each year's "Year In" section. And who knew that you could actually submit previously published stories from that year for consideration? I assumed they and honestly, I assume it is a "they", no way is Jones reading all those synopsized novels run-down in the "Year In" section just trawled through the major markets themselves.
So, obviously, I can't rate this book as I didn't properly read it. Sep 08, Breanna rated it liked it. This collection contains 20 short stories from to 1 story for each year, and a different author for each tale.
Overall, I would say this book is worth a read if you're a fan of horrors and thrillers. But there were quite a few stories that were let downs for me, I didn't find them enjoyable in the least. Then there were others that were a little better but still not very scary. And then there were a few gems that I found to be brilliant. But don't let my semi-harsh critique of this This collection contains 20 short stories from to 1 story for each year, and a different author for each tale.
But don't let my semi-harsh critique of this collection of short stories stop you from reading it. I have no doubt that some stories I detested will be highly enjoyable to someone else that's the beauty of literature isn't it? Jan 06, Marco rated it liked it. An interesting anthology where a few tales fare better than others. Truly great stuff.
However, a few weak stories "No Sharks in the Med" is like a sub-par slasher flick and "White"'s plot has been done better by other authors scattered throughout the book and the sense that most o An interesting anthology where a few tales fare better than others. However, a few weak stories "No Sharks in the Med" is like a sub-par slasher flick and "White"'s plot has been done better by other authors scattered throughout the book and the sense that most of them can barely be considered horror seriously hurts this compilation.
Jun 15, Kerrie Woods rated it liked it Shelves: started-but-never-finished. This is a good holiday book - lots of little stories, some better than others. We love Gaiman, he's a ledge. I'm home from Barca now and can't be bothered to finish it,so it is destined for the shelf for now. Apr 23, Amanda rated it it was ok.
Honestly, if these are the best stories that Best New Horror could come up with, then I'd really hate to see the other stories in the volumes. It's fairly clear that most of the authors were saving up their good work for things they would actually want to be published. Even authors I really liked, really wrote bad stories in this. Jul 31, Kevin Gallan marked it as to-read Shelves: anthology , horror , own , jones-stephen. This collection contains some interesting and often some clever stories.
If you expect modern commercial horror then you may be disappointed. Dec 14, Darren Phasey rated it it was amazing. Great book. A culmination of the best twenty stories from each volume from the past twenty years. Something here for every horror fan. Mar 13, Lisa rated it it was amazing.
Excellent collection of stories. Elena rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Raomer rated it it was amazing May 06, Brian rated it really liked it Nov 17, Sue rated it it was ok Nov 25, Jamie rated it really liked it Oct 15, Scott rated it really liked it Jun 27, Nate rated it it was amazing Apr 07, John rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Lexxnet rated it really liked it Jul 18,