Take classic monsters from yesteryear like Dracula, Frankenstein and even Dr. Moreau. Add thirty of the best minds in horror wring today. Stir and you will concoct the tasty and thought-provoking horror anthology, Classic Monsters Unleashed.
With 29 short stories, one poem and several illustrations, there is sure to be something for every taste. The authors of these original works are award-winners including familiar names like Ramsey Campbell, Dacre Stoker, and Joe R. Lansdale.
Because of the creativity of the tales, I had the most fun trying to guess what monster would soon appear. To further complicate this task, many of the tales are set in different time periods than the original monster’s story. My personal favorite is “Can” Doesn’t Mean “Should”. A “mad” scientist is objecting to the political incorrectness of the title that he has been given. It’s too clever by half.
Classic Monsters Unleashed is a great collection for horror fans. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to Black Spot Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.