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100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993)

by Al Sarrantonio (Editor), Martin H. Greenberg (Editor)

Other authors: Robert Barr (Contributor), E. F. Benson (Contributor), Ruth Berman (Contributor), Ambrose Bierce (Contributor), Juleen Brantingham (Contributor)53 more, Ramsey Campbell (Contributor), Bernard Capes (Contributor), Susan Casper (Contributor), Mort Castle (Contributor), Richard T. Chizmar (Contributor), Stephen Crane (Contributor), Jack Dann (Contributor), Avram Davidson (Contributor), Charles Dickens (Contributor), David Drake (Contributor), Phyllis Eisenstein (Contributor), Dennis Etchison (Contributor), Frances Garfield (Contributor), Ed Gorman (Contributor), Charles L. Grant (Contributor), David Grinnell (Contributor), James Gunn (Contributor), Melissa Mia Hall (Contributor), Nathaniel Hawthorne (Contributor), Edward D. Hoch (Contributor), William Hope Hodgson (Contributor), Nancy Holder (Contributor), Washington Irving (Contributor), Frank A. Javor (Contributor), Jerome K. Jerome (Contributor), Rudyard Kipling (Contributor), Joe R. Lansdale (Contributor), Richard Laymon (Contributor), Fritz Leiber (Contributor), H. P. Lovecraft (Contributor), Barry N. Malzberg (Contributor), Thomas F. Monteleone (Contributor), William F. Nolan (Contributor), KM O'Donnell (Contributor), Barry Pain (Contributor), Norman Partridge (Contributor), Edgar Allan Poe (Contributor), Bill Pronzini (Contributor), Gary Raisor (Contributor), Eric Frank Russell (Contributor), Saki (Contributor), Al Sarrantonio (Contributor), James H. Schmitz (Contributor), Robert Sheckley (Contributor), Henry Slesar (Contributor), E. G. Swain (Contributor), Steve Rasnic Tem (Contributor), Mark Twain (Contributor), Sharon Webb (Contributor), Manly Wade Wellman (Contributor), Chet Williamson (Contributor), F. Paul Wilson (Contributor), Donald A. Wollheim (Contributor)

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100 stories; 10 or 20 of which are okay. My reaction to most of them was "I can't believe somebody paid these guys money to write this junk." My reaction to the rest were "And then what happened?" or "So what?"
In other words, they weren't hair-raising (I still have my bald spot to prove it) and few qualified as horror. Nor does it live up to the intro where it says these are short-shorts. Many run quite a few pages and too many stop abruptly without coming to a real conclusion.
The ones by Poe and Bierce are generally good (although they've been anthologized dozens of times elsewhere), the modern ones are generally poor.
But that's only my opinion. Others may vary. ( )
  jameshold | Jul 22, 2017 |
As the title states, this is a tidy collection of 100 horror stories, spanning perhaps the last 150 years. Including such classic authors as Washington Irving and Edgar Allen Poe, as well as Charles Dickens, H.P. Lovecraft, Mark Twain and Stephen Crane, and others less well known outside horror, science fiction or mystery circles. The stories are arranged alphabetically by title. As with most collections of this size, there are always amazing stories and boring stories, but this collection, over all, was excellent. The editors did a fine job of collecting tales of all sorts - creepy, gory, subtle and chilling.

My favorites:

The Grab by Richard Laymon: It seemed like such a normal story until the end....

Examination Day by Henry Slesar: Scary because we aren't far from this as a society.....

Making Friends by Gary Raisor: Children are creepy, dark-hearted little vipers..... ( )
1 vote empress8411 | Oct 27, 2014 |
Great for horror junkies because the stories are short and quick. ( )
1 vote bnbookgirl | Mar 25, 2008 |
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Sarrantonio, AlEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Greenberg, Martin H.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Barr, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benson, E. F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Berman, RuthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bierce, AmbroseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brantingham, JuleenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campbell, RamseyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Capes, BernardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Casper, SusanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Castle, MortContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chizmar, Richard T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crane, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dann, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davidson, AvramContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dickens, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Drake, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eisenstein, PhyllisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Etchison, DennisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garfield, FrancesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gorman, EdContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grant, Charles L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grinnell, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gunn, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hall, Melissa MiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hawthorne, NathanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoch, Edward D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hodgson, William HopeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holder, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Irving, WashingtonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Javor, Frank A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jerome, Jerome K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kipling, RudyardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lansdale, Joe R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Laymon, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leiber, FritzContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lovecraft, H. P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Malzberg, Barry N.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Monteleone, Thomas F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nolan, William F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Donnell, KMContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pain, BarryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Partridge, NormanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poe, Edgar AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pronzini, BillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raisor, GaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Russell, Eric FrankContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
SakiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sarrantonio, AlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schmitz, James H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sheckley, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Slesar, HenryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swain, E. G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tem, Steve RasnicContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Twain, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Webb, SharonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wellman, Manly WadeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williamson, ChetContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, F. PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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"Horror can come at any moment, from any direction, and in any form; even the most seemingly innocent person or object can suddenly turn into a being or device that will terrify. Many of our finest writers have been fascinated with horror, and this unique collection gives one hundred examples of what the masters of the short story can do to our minds and nerves."--Jacket.… (more)

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