on December 11th 2013
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WHAT PRICE GORY? is the new horror collection from Terry M. West, the critically-acclaimed author of A PSYCHO’S MEDLEY and the filmmaker best known for FLESH FOR THE BEAST. WHAT PRICE GORY? is a collection of weird supernatural stories. Monsters and demons dwell in these tales. The collection is 48,000 words and features the following stories:
What Price Gory?: Two famous horror authors have a supernatural contest of the imagination to crown the true king of horror.
Car Nex: A God-fearing man accidentally calls forth a hungry demon from an ancient book of shadows.
The Hermit’s Creepy Pet: An ill-tempered hermit captures a local urban legend in a bear trap.
Held Over: Welcome to the Milburn and Stein Home for Continuance. It is a first class living community for the recently undead.
The Hairy Ones: An elderly couple living deep in the woods prepares a sacrifice for the Hairy Ones on All Hallow’s Eve.
Cecil & Bubba meet a Succubus: Two good old boys who are strapped for cash hire on to a paranormal investigation and are soon haunted by a seductive demon.
Put on a Happy Face: Susie Monroe hides in an old house with her brother, Billy. Billy is a shadow man who wears many faces. But none of them are his.
Midnight Snack: Calvin Winslow gets lost during a late night drive and he finds a strange and dangerous place on the back roads.
This collection also features a sneak preview of the novella currently under work: Cecil and Bubba meet the Thang.
WHAT PRICE GORY? is a bloody collection of old school horror!
I won’t go into detail about each story as that is already provided for you in the synopsis. The stories found within the pages of this book are solidly told old school tales; Goosebumps for adults. I had a sense that the author was trying to vent some of his own frustrations and concerns through this work. It might have been due to the fact that the stories actually had more than one of the characters being an author. The characters were well done and the author was able to provide just enough information for the stories to be bite-sized treats. These shorts, which I’ll call mild chillers, were simply told, but they did catch my attention and I was able to float right through them. I see no reason why I wouldn’t try something else by this author.