Title: Bad Apples: Five Slices of Halloween Horror
Authors: Edward Lorn, Jason Parent, Evans Light, Adam Light, Gregor Xane
Published: September 14, 2014
What a creepy, imaginative collection of stories - and just in time for Halloween.
In The Riggle Twins, two children emerge from their treehouse hideaway in the cemetery to visit town each Halloween. They locate two adults who hide in the dark ignoring trick-or-treaters to find their secret candy stash. After reading this tale, I will never in my life ignore trick-or-treaters for fear of the Riggle twins paying me a visit.
Pumpkinhead Ted is a tale of revenge, but it doesn't have a typical ending. With revenge and murder, this tale will ensure you never look at a Jack-O-Lantern the same way ever again. And I can safely say I will never look at fireflies the same way again either.
Ghost Light Road took a typical ghost story and flipped it inside out and upside down with a gruesome twist that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Easy Pickings is the kind of story that will force you to leave the lights on at night and know something is there with you in dark - whether you can see it or not. The next time a waitress sets a drink down in front of me with a straw, I just may cower from the straw.
The Scare Rows is a twisted spin on the haunted houses and corn mazes that pop up in October. I can honestly say I will never view corn on the cob the same way again. That is, if I even remember what happened in the corn stalks.
Bad Apples is good old-fashioned horror entertainment and a nightmare-inducing Halloween read.
I won a copy of Bad Apples via First Reads.
About the Authors
Edward Lorn is an American horror author presently residing in the southeast United States. He enjoys storytelling, reading, and writing biographies in the third person.
Gregor Xane lives in southwestern Ohio. When he's not writing, he can be found in his workshop bolting little satellite dishes to the foreheads of anesthetized goats. He's the author of the horror novellas Six Dead Spots and The Hanover Block. His short story "It Came From Hell and Smashed the Angels" is available as a free eBook download from just about everywhere.
In his head, Jason Parent lives in many places, but in the real world, he calls New England his home. The region offers an abudance of settings for his writing and many wonderful places in which to write them. He currently resides in Southeastern Massachusetts with his cuddly corgi named Calypso.
Adam Light resides in northeast Florida with his beautiful wife and daughter, and their Walker Hound, imaginatively named Walker. He is proud of his little family and could not picture his world without them in it. By day Adam haunts a cubicle and by night pens horror fiction. he recently published a collection of short stories entitled Toes Up. In his spare time, he enjoys deep frying his pants, obtaining free samples at grocery store and taking long walks off steep cliffs.
Evans Light suffers from frequent bouts of delusional grandeur interspersed with moments of soul-crushing suspicions of personal inadequacy. He works in a wide variety of genres, but stores of the "Weird Tales" variety remain his favorite. He currently resides in a warm, southern state where the living is easy and is the proud father of fine sons and lucky husband of a beautiful wife. He is the author of Screamscapes: Tales of Terror, the novella Arboreatum, Don't Need No Water, and more.