Hark! The Herald Angels Scream edited by Christopher Golden
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream was one of the books included in my December Night Worms subscription box.
Goodreads Synopsis: 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.
Review: I always have a hard time reviewing anthologies because each one is unique, but overall this collection was full of some great, spine-tingling stories.
It started out strong with one of my favorites, ‘Absinthe & Angels.’ I found myself saying “just one more then I’ll go to bed,” but by the end of each one I decided I needed another. Some other favorites to note were ‘Christmas in Barcelona’ ‘Love Me’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Knife.’ There were only a couple of duds, really enjoyed this book overall.
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: October 23, 2018
Page Count: 384
Overall Rating: 4.5/5