Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre

Paula Guran
horror, anthology
Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre - Paula Guran

Edited by Paula Guran.

The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of the past, the more we’ve come to love Halloween — the one time each year when the mundane is overturned in favor of the bizarre, the “other side” is closest, and everyone can become anyone or anything they wish... and sometimes what they don’t. Eighteen original stories from mistresses and masters of the dark celebrating the most fantastic, enchanting, spooky, and supernatural of holidays.

Contents:

  • “Black Dog” by Laird Barron
  • “From Dust” by Laura Bickle
  • “Angelic” by Jay Caselberg
  • “Pumpkin Head Escapes” by Lawrence Connolly
  • “All Hallows in the High Hills” by Brenda Cooper
  • “We, the Fortunate Bereaved” by Brian Hodge
  • “Thirteen” by Stephen Graham Jones
  • “Whilst the Night Rejoices Profound and Still” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • “Trick or Treat” by Nancy Kilpatrick
  • “Long Way Home: A Pine Deep Story” by Jonathan Maberry
  • “The Mummy’s Kiss” by Norman Partridge
  • “All Souls Day” by Barbara Roden
  • “And When You Called Us We Came To You” by John Shirley
  • “The Halloween Men” by Maria V. Snyder
  • “Lesser Fires” by Steve Rasnic Tem & Melanie Tem
  • “Unternehmen Werwolf” by Carrie Vaughn
  • “For the Removal of Unwanted Guests” by A.C. Wise
  • “Quadruple Whammy” by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
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Release date: September 30, 2013
Genres: horror, anthology
Average rating: 6.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: August 26, 2021

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6/10 |
November 13, 2013
Halloween: Magic, Mystery, and the Macabre wasn't a wholly successful anthology for me, with stories definitely heavy on the skip-it (as opposed to read-it) side, but still worth reading for the favorite author high-points. I think Paula Guran ...