Final Cuts is an anthology of eighteen “all new dark and strange fiction inspired by cinema and television.”
As with all anthologies, the stories vary in skill-level. However, these tales also swing wildly in genre. All have horror settings or themes. But some are also thrillers, fantasy, and romances. My two favorites are like tiny perfectly crafted novels in compact form.
“Drunk Physics” is the tale of a YouTube channel haunted by an hazy image who also posts comments on their YouTube page. Is it a ghost, a hacker, or one of the two female vloggers?
“Altered Beast, Altered Me” is the longest story in the collection making up 17% of the book. It’s an epistolary tale of how the auctioned treasures of a defunct vampire museum may be more than just movie props.
These two stories are my personal favorites. However, there is something for everyone within Final Cuts. It is highly recommended and a favorite. 5 stars!
Thanks to Anchor, Knopf and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.