Stories of Coastal Terror
& other Seaside Haunts
Take a terrifying journey to a coastline associated with candyfloss and amusement arcades, and see it stripped to the bone.
Whether it’s seagulls that prove to be more than a nuisance, the mysterious inhabitants of a forgotten village, or a fisherman whose Easter eggs are not for consumption, the horrors are always there … and much closer than we care to admit.
– The Rebirth
– The Commission
– Demon Alcohol
– Away in a Mangler
– The Stealth of Spiders
– You Have One Message
– Furzby Holt
– The Pensioner Pirates of Marine Parade
– Normal, Considering the Weather
– Double Rainbows
Three different writers with very different voices come together to give us this fabulous collective work of Sussex Horrors. The stories in this collection are darkly creative and range from the eerily disturbing to the outright horrific.
When I say outright horrific, I am referring to “Away in a Mangler” by Mark Cassell. I thoroughly enjoyed this horrific little take on curios. Mark Cassell’s moving, modern style never fails to impress.
Also of personal note is Rayne Hall’s “Seagulls,” a modern and creative twist on an old and classic theme. Rayne Hall’s classical, almost Poe-esque, writing style brings an eerie and haunting, creeping feeling of building dread to her stories.
And of course, there is “Furzby Holt” by Jonathan Broughton. Broughton’s modern Lovecraftian style flows like blood from a fresh laceration and “Furzby Holt” was especially inspiring. And creepy.
All in all, this is a thoroughly engaging collection that I read in one day, almost in one sitting. The varying styles of the authors make each story stand out fresh, compelling you on to the next.
This is a must have for any library or collection, and a must read for any horror fan.
Get it on Amazon: Sussex Horrors (US Link)
Get it on Amazon: Sussex Horrors (UK Link)