Screams from the Dark: 29 Tales of Monsters and the Monstrous Edited by Ellen Datlow: Frightening and creepy

A bone-chilling new anthology from legendary horror editor, Ellen Datlow, Screams from the Dark contains twenty-nine all-original tales about monsters.

From werewolves and vampires, to demons and aliens, the monster is one of the most recognizable figures in horror. But what makes something, or someone, monstrous?

Award-winning and up-and-coming authors like Richard Kadrey, Cassandra Khaw, Indrapramit Das, Priya Sharma, and more attempt to answer this question. These all-new stories range from traditional to modern, from mainstream to literary, from familiar monsters to the unknown … and unimaginable.

This chilling collection has something to please—and terrify—everyone, so lock your doors, hide under your covers, and try not to scream.


What makes this anthology so intriguing is the exploration of what it means for someone or something to be considered monstrous.Whether that its familiar monsters from stories or unimaginable horrors, this anthology will make readers consider that concept, consider what it means to be a monster and confront those fears. 

These stories range from the downright frightening to creepy, all of which which keep you awake at night and try to figure out if those dark tales and supernatural creatures exist in our modern world or if humans have ever really escaped the dark, as we hold a light up to the darkness in an attempt to fight it, like a campfire in the darkness. Each story will make you wonder if those creatures that go bump in the night will still be there if you just look out of the corner of your eyes.  Some stories are contemplative and some are just scary but all will make you want to read each story, especially if you love horror. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 monsters

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