Friday 56 #129 – Prime Evil – A Collection by Masters of Modern Horror #HorrorCollection

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If you are a fan of horror, Prime Evil by the Masters of Modern Horror is for you.

Prime Evil: New Stories by the Masters of Modern Horror

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My 56

From Blood Kiss by Dennis Etchison

“I told you. I’ve been waiting a long time.”

( page 56, in hardcover,1st edition, published in 1988)

Book Beginnings

From Night Flier by Stephen King

Dees didn’t really get interested – in spite of his private pilot’s license – until the third and fourth murders. Then he smelled blood.

GOODREADS BLURB:  This stunning collection of novellas and short stories by masters of the macabre brings to fans and newcomers an unrelenting spell of horror and suspense. These are tales that strike beyond sheer terror, as their disturbing visions capture the dark reality we all fear. Features works by Stephen King, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, and more. “Gets the adrenaline flowing”.–Washington Post.


The night flier / Stephen King —
Having a woman at lunch / Paul Hazel —
The blood kiss / Dennis Etchison —
Coming to grief / Clive Barker —
Food / Thomas Tessier —
The great god Pan / M. John Harrison —
Orange is for anguish, blue for insanity / David Morrell —
The juniper tree / Peter Straub —
Spinning tales with the dead / Charles L. Grant —
Alice’s last adventure / Thomas Ligotti —
Next time you’ll know me / Ramsey Campbell —
The pool / Whitley Streiber —
By reason of darkness / Jack Cady

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