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Title: Horror Short Story Recommendations?
Post by: Marlboro on January 29, 2021, 04:03:26 PM

EDIT: I should have posted this in the "Chamber of Horror" section. Sorry about that.

I don't really know much about the horror genre; I've heard far more stories on Pseudopdo than I've ever read. Can anyone recommend some good horror stories that aren't already available at Pseudopod?  I'm not into bodyhorror but I'm game for anything else.

p.s. Just to be fair, I'll list a few below that I like. Most of them are very well known, I think, so I've got nothing to offer the horror connoisseur I'm afraid.

"Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" - Fredric Brown
"How Much Land Does a Man Need?" - Leo Tolstoy
"Lazarus" - Leonid Andreyev
"Pollock and the Porroh Man" - H.G. Wells
"The Black Cat" - Edgar Allan Poe
"The Girl From Tomango" - Rick Ferreira
"The Horror in the Lighthouse" - Edgar Allan Poe & Robert Bloch
"The Interlopers" - Saki
"The Invaders" - Terry Tapp
"The Man Who Liked Dickens" - Evelyn Waugh
"The Playfellow" - Lady Cynthia Asquith
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"The Seed from the Sepulchre" - Clark Ashton Smith
"The Squaw" - Bram Stoker
"The Tower" -  Marghanita Laski
"Two Bottles of Relish" - Lord Dunsany
"Uneasy Lie the Drowned" - Donald Wandrei
"Worms of the Earth" - Robert E. Howard
“If You Take My Hand, My Son” - Mort Castle
“The Human Chair” - Edogawa Rampo
Title: Re: Horror Short Story Recommendations?
Post by: Fenrix on February 15, 2021, 05:13:12 PM
Dark Forces edited by Kirby McCauley is an excellent anthology that presages the horror boom of the 80's. It was approached as the horror answer to Dangerous Visions.

Foundations of Fear edited  by David G. Hartwell is on my to-read pile under Shawn's recommendation as a great overview of the genre.

The Weird edited by the Vandermeers is an excellent anthology overview of where horror and The Weird overlap.
Title: Re: Horror Short Story Recommendations?
Post by: Marlboro on February 17, 2021, 01:08:29 AM
Cool. All three of those look promising. Hopefully I'll be able to dig out of all this snow and get to a bookstore soon.

The only horror anthology I own is 65 Great Spine Chillers edited by Mary Dansby. It's good, but you've probably already read 90% of the stories in it.