Dark Screams: Volume Four

Dark Screams: Volume Four Review

Clive Barker, Heather Graham, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, and Ed Gorman lead readers down a twisted labyrinth of terror, horror, and suspense in Dark Screams: Volume Four, from Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the revered Cemetery Dance Publications.
 
THE DEPARTED by Clive Barker
On All Hallows’ Eve, a dead and disembodied mother yearns to touch her young son one last time. But will making contact destroy them both?
 
CREATURE FEATURE by Heather Graham
What could be better publicity for a horror convention than an honest-to-goodness curse? It’s only after lights out that the hype—and the Jack the Ripper mannequin—starts to feel a little too real.
 
THE NEW WAR by Lisa Morton
Mike Carson is a war hero and a decorated vet. He doesn’t deserve to be trapped in a hospital with some black thing sitting on his chest as patients die all around him. His only hope is to take out the nurse—before it’s his turn.
 
SAMMY COMES HOME by Ray Garton
It’s what every family prays for: a lost pet returning home. But when Sammy, the Hale family sheepdog, appears on their doorstep, he brings back something no parent would ever wish upon his or her child.
 
THE BRASHER GIRL by Ed Gorman
Cindy Marie Brasher is the prettiest girl in the Valley, and Spence just has to have her. Unfortunately, Cindy has a “friend” . . . a friend who tells her to do things . . . bad things.

Praise for the Dark Screams series
 
“A wicked treat [featuring] some of the genre’s best . . . Dark Screams: Volume One is a strong start to what looks to be an outstanding series.”—Hellnotes
 
“The editors have set themselves a high bar to meet in future volumes. . . . It’s going to be a solid series.”—Adventures Fantastic
 
Dark Screams: Volume Two [is] a worthwhile read and a great entry to this series. If this upward trend in quality continues, we are sure to see amazing things in the volumes to come.”LitReactor
 
“Five fun-to-read stories by top-notch horror scribes. How can you lose? The answer: you can’t.”—Atomic Fangirl

Title:Dark Screams: Volume Four
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Char (Tacky Genre Buff)

    This is the best volume of Dark Screams yet! With some heavy hitting authors within, I thought this collection was pretty damn good.The Departed by Clive Barker-A very sad story to read around Mother'...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    The Departed by Clive BarkerThe Departed was the least horrifying story in this collection. Now I have actually not read anything by Clive Barker before, yes I'm just as shocked as you are, but I expe...

  • Kimberly

    Volume Four of the Dark Screams series impressed me much more than its predecessor. Of the five stories included in this collection, I felt that two of them were excellent, two rather good, and only o...

  • Jan

    I was invited to read Dark Screams 4 (and 5 as well) from the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review.I didn't know what to expect, but I'm a fan of short stories as well as stories of the 'unusu...

  • Andrea ?Ninja Bunneh?

    I should always remind myself not to request anthologies. The stories in this one are so-so, none of them really grabbed me all that much. Hopefully, Mr. Barker won't send a certain someone after me f...

  • Chris

    Dark Screams 4I received and ARC copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I have read each of these story collection as they came out and have enjoyed most of them. T...

  • Bill

    Whew! Dark Screams is back! A very good collection of horror shorts. Pretty much 4 stars on all but the last and even that one wasn't bad, it was just a bit elementary for this collection or at least ...

  • Andi Rawson

    I have read all four volumes released from Dark Screams and this one is definitely my favorite. With the exception of Creature Feature by Heather Graham (who I learned is NOT the actress) , I enjoyed ...

  • Gef

    This anthology series has been a cavalcade of the macabre thus far, highlighting some of the absolute biggest names in horror. And kicking things off for this fourth volume is a guy who has been dubio...

  • Peggy Geiger

    Genre: Adult Fiction>HorrorThe book is the fourth in a series collection of five short stories. The Departed ***Clive Barker's story of a ghostly mother trying to reunite with her son to say goodby on...