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This collection of horror stories will slap you in the face, kick you in the teeth and burn cigarette holes in your couch. These stories of pool halls, whiskey, junkies, and angel-tinged lunacy reach to the edge of human endurance and push all the harder. A detective wakes up in a shallow grave with a bullet hole in his chest and a taste for brains. A drug dealer tortures This collection of horror stories will slap you in the face, kick you in the teeth and burn cigarette holes in your couch. These stories of pool halls, whiskey, junkies, and angel-tinged lunacy reach to the edge of human endurance and push all the harder. A detective wakes up in a shallow grave with a bullet hole in his chest and a taste for brains. A drug dealer tortures the privileged. A whorehouse keeps a strange "pet" and a man discovers the secret to all human passion. These seven stories, written by some of the best writers of modern fiction including Garry Kilworth, Ron Damien Malfi, Michael Boatman and Michael Hemmingson, will dull the pain of the hole that Hubert Selby jr.'s death left in your nasty bitter heart.


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This collection of horror stories will slap you in the face, kick you in the teeth and burn cigarette holes in your couch. These stories of pool halls, whiskey, junkies, and angel-tinged lunacy reach to the edge of human endurance and push all the harder. A detective wakes up in a shallow grave with a bullet hole in his chest and a taste for brains. A drug dealer tortures This collection of horror stories will slap you in the face, kick you in the teeth and burn cigarette holes in your couch. These stories of pool halls, whiskey, junkies, and angel-tinged lunacy reach to the edge of human endurance and push all the harder. A detective wakes up in a shallow grave with a bullet hole in his chest and a taste for brains. A drug dealer tortures the privileged. A whorehouse keeps a strange "pet" and a man discovers the secret to all human passion. These seven stories, written by some of the best writers of modern fiction including Garry Kilworth, Ron Damien Malfi, Michael Boatman and Michael Hemmingson, will dull the pain of the hole that Hubert Selby jr.'s death left in your nasty bitter heart.

48 review for Badass Horror

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bark | Ladies Of Horror Fiction

    This is a collection of tough guy horror featuring fellas who play hard, drink hard and usually make their living in nefarious and various shady ways. Pool Sharks by Gerard Brennan in a nutshell is about a vacationing guy who stumbles into a bar infested with a crew of pool sharks who prey on unsuspecting decent folks. Things turn bloody pretty quickly but in all honesty this storyline just wasn’t my thing. 3 ½ stars Now The Stray by Garry Kilworth was my kind of thing and was my favorite of the c This is a collection of tough guy horror featuring fellas who play hard, drink hard and usually make their living in nefarious and various shady ways. Pool Sharks by Gerard Brennan in a nutshell is about a vacationing guy who stumbles into a bar infested with a crew of pool sharks who prey on unsuspecting decent folks. Things turn bloody pretty quickly but in all honesty this storyline just wasn’t my thing. 3 ½ stars Now The Stray by Garry Kilworth was my kind of thing and was my favorite of the collection. It’s about a cat house, the type filled with call girls, who take in a stray named Tom. Tom is an innocent, rather simple sort of guy, whom the girls fill safe spilling their dark secrets to. His presence gives them comfort and in exchange they allow him to stick around and feed him. One night Tom overhears a confession made by a john and things take a dark turn. This author writes some well painted pictures of innocence and kindness found within the walls where acts of debauchery took place nightly. 4 ½ stars Hard Boiled Stiff by Michael Hemmingson is about a man who awakens buried alive in a shallow grave with no memory of why he’s missing part of his head and has a hunger for fresh brains. This was a fun zombie tale with a wry sense of humor. It’s nasty and gross even darkly romantic in a very disturbed kind of way. Turns out he was a gumshoe type and his secretary has been hiding a secret that may freak a few readers out. I thought it was the perfect touch to this offbeat zombie tale. 4 stars All The Pretty Girls by Ronald Damien Malfi is a story about a guy who starts the tale lamenting about his inability to fix his old car. He’s digging a hole and about to bury something. The author holds back exactly what he is doing and why but soon it all comes clear. This one was morbid and disturbing. 3 ½ stars Moving Pictures by Gord Rollo follows a thug named Ronnie as he beats down upstanding small business owners for a share of their profits. When a new tattoo parlor opens on “his” block he does best intimidation routine on the ancient Asian artist but the man has no cash and instead offers to give a free tattoo in exchange for “protection”. This is a classic revenge tale written in the same gritty style to match the tone of the rest of the stories here. 3 ½ stars The Essences by Davin Ireland was too predictable for me to recommend. It starts out all mysterious-like but I could see where things were heading as soon as the names of the “essences” were revealed. A big bloody mess ensues and I felt as if I had been bludgeoned with a political “all men are evil” message. Something about it just rubbed me raw. 2 1/2 stars Bloodbath At Landsdale Towers< /b> again beats me over the head with the anti-politics/big corporation BAD message. I get it, truly I do and I may even agree with it but that doesn’t mean I want to read about it in my escapist fiction. Perhaps if these two stories had been spaced further apart these messages wouldn’t have been so painfully obvious but it is what it is. And I was bugged. Set in 2010 (and written in 2006) the setting is this: “raging unemployment, abetted by four successive Bush administrations, had forged a Darwinian nightmare for the residents of the Landsdale Towers Residental Estates. Drug dealers, crack whores and child molesters make the area a living hell for decent folks. The entire story takes place inside a dingy room where a drug pusher and his cronies are doing very bad things to two “upper-middle class” young adult sibling junkies. Someone knocks on the door and they find a very nasty surprising awaiting them. 3 stars

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    I was surprised to find that many of the stories in this book were well written and disturbing. A nice indie/underground type of find. Just goes to show you that you really roll the dice when you buy something based on an Amazon.com recommendation.

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    Ben

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