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The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 2

The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 2

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ISBN: 9781597801737
Published: 03/10/2010


Edited by ELLEN DATLOW

Featuring stories by:

Nina Allan

Laird Barron

Suzy McKee Charnas

Steve Duffy

Glen Hirshberg

Stephen Graham Jones

John Langan

Micaela Morrissette

Michael Marshall Smith

Kaaron Warren

and many others

Celebrities take refuge in a white-walled mansion as plague and fever sweep into Cannes; a killer finds that the living dead have no appetite for him; a television presenter stumbles upon the chilling connection between a forgotten animal act and the Whitechapel murders; a nude man unexpectedly appears in the backgrounds of film after film; mysterious lights menace the crew of a small plane; a little girl awakens to discover her nightlight—and more—missing; two sisters hunt vampire dogs in the wild hills of Fiji; lovers get more than they bargained for in a decadent discothèque; a college professor holds a classroom mesmerized as he vivisects Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death”…

What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the seventeen stories included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year.

Legendary editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound, Tails of Wonder and Imagination), winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Two.