SMALL HORRORS by DARCY COATES
Just a reminder…while this is the Movie Madhouse, I will do an occasional book review, if the book has cinematic potential, or is a book that is movie related. There is no author I am reading right now whose books are more fit for film adaptation than those of Darcy Coates! – MZNJ
Book is a collection of fifty short stories from author Darcy Coates. The author covers a myriad of spooky subjects from ghosts to ghouls to crypto critters! It’s a creepy, scary-fun collection that illustrates just how imaginative the author is with such a wide variety of terror tales. It is also a surprisingly consistent collection of stories. Sure, a few don’t quite work as well as the others but in contrast there are many very strong ones that legitimately scare and chill to the bone in just a few pages. As with her full-length tales, Coates has a very keen visual sense in her descriptions, yet also knows when to let our imaginations conjure far worse than her words. Overall, it’s a fun book to read under the covers on a stormy night, and as they are short stories, only a few pages in length, there is always a good stopping point if you don’t have time to read too much. Another supernaturally entertaining book from a deviously imaginative author.