Night at the Demontorium

By Naima Haviland

This is a collection of five short horror stories with a touch of the supernatural. They all have strong introductions, and rather vivid imagery. The first piece is on addiction and has a rather interesting view on it. The collection is certainly not for the squeamish as there is quite a bit of gore. I found the last two stories, The Entrepreneur and Bedring were by far the strongest pieces.

The stories all read fairly easily and quickly, though I doubt they would hold up to multiple readings. The endings tended to rely on twists that were only interesting on a shallow level, with an exception of the Bedring. Bedring not only makes you question what a life is worth, but it also combined horror with suburbia most naturally.

I would recommend this to someone as a few quick and curious horror stories.

Nibble: “Before starting, she’d put duct tape over her mouth so her screaming wouldn’t bother the neighbors.”

My Rating: 5 out of 10 gory red apples

I received a free electronic copy of this book from the author via LibraryThing.

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