Title: The Bacchanal: And Other Horrific Stories
Authors: Sean Taylor, John Kaniecki, Shannon Hollinger, Lorraine Nelson, Joe DiCicco, Donald McCarthy, TS Hall, Kathryn Hearst, Ray Dean, John Robinson, Thomas Kleaton, and Teel James Glenn.
Genre: Short Stories/Anthologies
Release Date: June 14, 2016 by Dreaming Big Publications
An artist whose love for his wife has horrific results.
A babysitting job gone horribly wrong.
A talent agency that promises success no matter what; even if you are the one standing in the way.
This chilling collection of modern horror stories is sure to have you peeking warily around corners and walking just a bit faster down dark streets. Full of both creepy events and morbid humor, The Bacchanal stands as a testament to humanity’s love of being afraid and of frightening others.
Humanity’s fear of the unknown and fascination with the supernatural are masterfully depicted in these eleven stories. Though the supernatural elements are the centerpiece of the collection, it is the believable actions of the ordinary humans, both evil and well-meaning, that will send shivers down readers’ spines.
The Bacchanal: And Other Horrific Tales is just the thing that all people who love horror need to read. Each short story is gripping and ends up going in a direction that is different than one that I, or any reader, would have ever imagined. It virtually predicts what your thought process will be and twists the tropes in ways that leaves the reader shocked. There was a great mixture of supernatural creatures as well as horror that human beings themselves are capable of – which some may argue is the scarier of the two. This short story collection was highly enjoyable and horrific in ways that compare to Stephen King’s stories even with the amount of authors that are included in this work. Their writing flows together seamlessly in a way that is extremely impressive and adds to the reading experience itself. This collection of short stories is one that seriously grabs hold of you, refuses to let go, and torments you for days after reading it.
The cover, also, does a great job of giving an outward portrayal of the content within. It’s a wonderful mix of creepy, supernatural, human, intriguing, and really represents the whole idea of the book: it’s what is on the inside as well as the outside that we should fear.