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Summer Chills: Tales of Vacation Horror

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A collection of horror stories in exotic locale by the likes of Dennis Etchinson, Graham Masterton, Brian Lumley, and Christopher Fowler.


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A collection of horror stories in exotic locale by the likes of Dennis Etchinson, Graham Masterton, Brian Lumley, and Christopher Fowler.

30 review for Summer Chills: Tales of Vacation Horror

  1. 4 out of 5

    Horace Derwent

    tried to fix the broken outlet on the wall behind my wardrobe, found this book after it'd fallen to the floor, can't remember when i bought it or if i'd read it before. guess it's the skeleton behind my closet :) tried to fix the broken outlet on the wall behind my wardrobe, found this book after it'd fallen to the floor, can't remember when i bought it or if i'd read it before. guess it's the skeleton behind my closet :)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    After reading the first seven short stories in this compilation, I stopped. They just weren't what I was expecting. I like horror stories, and I enjoy the short story format, but these just weren't that scary or weird or horrific. They were just OK. I feel bad that I didn't finish the rest of the stories, because there could be a gem in there, but I figured if the first third of the stories weren't that good, what are the chances the rest of them will be great? So I stopped. After reading the first seven short stories in this compilation, I stopped. They just weren't what I was expecting. I like horror stories, and I enjoy the short story format, but these just weren't that scary or weird or horrific. They were just OK. I feel bad that I didn't finish the rest of the stories, because there could be a gem in there, but I figured if the first third of the stories weren't that good, what are the chances the rest of them will be great? So I stopped.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nan Silvernail

    Looking for a chill in the summer heat? Pick up this anthology of vacations gone horribly wrong. Think you're safe at home? You are... until the neighbors get back with the most interesting slides. Interested in seeing the Real Mexico or Egypt? Are you really sure? This was a book I picked up on a whim and it gave me the whim-whammies back. I found only one in here I'd read before. A very nice collection! Looking for a chill in the summer heat? Pick up this anthology of vacations gone horribly wrong. Think you're safe at home? You are... until the neighbors get back with the most interesting slides. Interested in seeing the Real Mexico or Egypt? Are you really sure? This was a book I picked up on a whim and it gave me the whim-whammies back. I found only one in here I'd read before. A very nice collection!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jess

    Couldn't get through the first half of the book. A lot of the authors are British and I sometimes have a hard time reading British authors because I don't know what they're talking about. So, I'll shelf this one and maybe come back to it. Couldn't get through the first half of the book. A lot of the authors are British and I sometimes have a hard time reading British authors because I don't know what they're talking about. So, I'll shelf this one and maybe come back to it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    kelli

    A good collection of scary vacation stories...kind of like tales from the crypt sort of thing. Also turned me on to some good authors that I want to read more of.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sam

    Majority of these stories were boring and predictable. I feel like I wasted a lot of time reading them- BUT there were a few stand outs that were truly scary, and extremely well written. 4 stars because I enjoyed a few tremendously. Would have been five stars if it had only included the following stories and none of the drivel: The Cave, by Basil Copper impressed me. So did the Charnel House, by D. Lynn Smith. These two were compelling and creative, built around local mythologies. In The Pines, Majority of these stories were boring and predictable. I feel like I wasted a lot of time reading them- BUT there were a few stand outs that were truly scary, and extremely well written. 4 stars because I enjoyed a few tremendously. Would have been five stars if it had only included the following stories and none of the drivel: The Cave, by Basil Copper impressed me. So did the Charnel House, by D. Lynn Smith. These two were compelling and creative, built around local mythologies. In The Pines, by Karl Edward Wagner was really captivating. The story featured psych-horror elements which I loved. The scenery was vivid and the writing style was beautiful in its way. The beat story- even among the stand outs was: The Sun, The Sea and The Silent Scream, by Brian Lumley. If you were to only read one story from this collection, choose this one. It’s scary. It’s extremely well written. It’s worth your time.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Terrible. Usually I can find a few decent short stories in these collections but even Clive Barkers story was bland and dragged out.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mandy Burkhart

    I don't really love reading short story collections, they're just not my thing. I borrowed this book from my Little Free Library. I don't really love reading short story collections, they're just not my thing. I borrowed this book from my Little Free Library.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tony Entrekin

  10. 4 out of 5

    Erin Conway

  11. 5 out of 5

    Charles

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sherry

  13. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

  14. 5 out of 5

    Carmie Thomas

  15. 5 out of 5

    Brandon

  16. 4 out of 5

    Tina Navarro

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

  18. 4 out of 5

    Vickie Thanapal

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tony Carson

  20. 5 out of 5

    Blaine

  21. 5 out of 5

    Elena

  22. 4 out of 5

    Deborah

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jackie Grey

  24. 4 out of 5

    Valerie

  25. 5 out of 5

    nimrodiel

  26. 5 out of 5

    Pam

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sue

  28. 5 out of 5

    Darren

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Bourff

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lucinda Powell

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