Thursday, 16 July 2009

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 003

Official Blurb

A collection of fifteen stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the smell of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder.

My Review

An odd mix of short stories brought together as ghost and horror. I'm not actually sure that they all fit that particular mold. That said all of the readers are passable and the stories simply ok.

None of the stories are blood thirsty slasher stories. You shouldn't expect that sort of thing from these older public domain releases.

Four of the readings however stood out amongst the others for special mention. The two Poe stories are pretty good readings with this version of "The Telltale Heart" being particularly well done ( just a couple of pops on the mic's ). The "Tropical Horror" and "Empty House" stories are pretty good to.

As usual with a mixed bag of stories the appeal of the individual narratives varies from story to story. I found four that I really liked and I expect any listener will find a like number of favourites.

Reading 2/3
Production 2/3
Story 2/3

Total Score 6/9

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Listen to the Poe story